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placename:- George Hotel
other name:- George and Dragon
locality:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
inn
coordinates:- NY26742337
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2623

photograph

George Hotel -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Innsign, King George. -- 15.9.2006
photograph

George Hotel -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 17.9.2006

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GEORGE HOTEL / / ST JOHN'S STREET / KESWICK / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 71796 / NY2671723380
courtesy of English Heritage
2 Said to be the oldest inn in Keswick originally C16, now late Georgian in appearance. Scored stucco, quoins, 3 storeys. Flush-panelled door, pilastered doorcase, round arched fanlight with Gothic glazing bars. 2 windows on ground floor, and 3 sash windows each upper floor in plain stone architraves. An additional portion to the right is similar but with a plain doorway and an extra bay on the right hand end.

placename:- George Hotel
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY26712338
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large George Hotel -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Plaque beside the door:- -- 'GEORGE HOTEL THIS HOTEL IS THE OLDEST INN IN KESWICK IT WAS ORIGINALLY THE GEORGE AND DRAGON BUT THE NAME DRAGON WAS DROPPED ON THE ACCESSION OF KING GEORGE I. HERE GERMAN MINERS OF LEAD AND SILVER WHOSE SMELTING HOUSE WAS AT THE FORGE, PAID THEIR DUES TO THE OFFICERS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I. AND HERE ALSO MANY UNSCRUPULOUS TRADERS THE PLUMBAGO ORE STOLEN FROM THE MINES IN BORROWDALE.' -- 'IT WAS HERE THAT THE EARL OF DERWENTWATER CALLED, THE LAST TIME HE WAS IN KESWICK TO QUAFF A TANKARD OF ALE FROM THE SADDLE, AFTER WHICH HE RODE OF TO JOIN IN THE 1715 REBELLION, WHICH ENDED IN HIS DEATH ON THE SCAFFOLD ON TOWER HILL LONDON.' -- 15.9.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large George Hotel -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Doorway, notice the grapes. -- 15.9.2006

hearsay 16th century inn, called the Bunch of Grapes, where illicit black lead was traded.
During the period of Elizabeth I and James I it was a revenue office for the dues from the german silver miners.

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