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Topic Originator: bet
Post Date July 10, 2005 @ 7:01 AM
 history plaques Stamford
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 RE: history plaques Stamford

July 10, 2005 @ 7:01 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

When we were at school we were asked to look out for the history plaques around the town.  One is in Barnhill and tells us that Charles II sheltered inside an old  tree there when he was escaping.  One outside the George Hotel tells us that the Knights Templar used to gather there in the garden area to the rear of The George.  I now often see visitors to Stamford looking at these plaques in wonder at the history of the place.
Editor's note:  Thanks Bet.  Does anyone else know of further history plaques?  Their location and what they say would be interesting both for locals (who perhaps overlook them) and for "tourists".  Send them to us and we will publish.

July 10, 2005 @ 7:04 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I think there's one in St Paul's Street but I don't know the wording.

November 2, 2005 @ 8:22 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

There are 2 plaques which are different from the rest in that they are cast with raised lettering. One of these is located on the house wall (opposite the old O`Brian Arms pub) at the junction of St Pauls Street, North Street and Brazenose Lane. It marks the spot of one of the town gates and refers to Stamford's part in the Wars of the Roses. The second cast plaque is located opposite the hospital gate at the junction of Uffington Road and Pinfold Lane commemorating the White Friars monastery dissolved at the Reformation. Both plaques were made at the Blackstone foundry and cast by my late grandfather John William Patrick who died in 1966.
Ed: Thanks for that James.  I wonder if we can get to know how many plaques we have in Stamford?  Anyone else know what the others commemorate?

Louise Holmes-Hall
June 3, 2009 @ 7:23 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Charles II did hide in an Oak tree as he fled England.  It was at Boscobel House in Shropshire, although there are several Royal Oaks across the country that claim to have hidden him.

He was hidden by the Pendrell family who were staunch catholics and as a reward for hiding him in the priesthole and the tree they were given a special pension which is still paid to the Pendrell family every year.

roger partridge
June 3, 2009 @ 11:15 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Read somewhere that Charles II probably never visited Barn Hill House.