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  • ex-Jolly Carter Inn
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ex-Jolly Carter Inn

106 Newton Rd, Lowton WA3 1DG, Lowton

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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“This former coaching inn, now the offices of car dealership Courtyard Select Ltd, is believed to date originally from the 16th century. It was substantially rebuilt in the 18th century, and has since been extended and adapted for various purposes. Local historian and farmer Herbert Worsley relates in his book “The Dwindling Furrows of Lowton” (1988) that the west- (left-) side extension conceals a well. “At the rear of the building”, says Mr Worsley, “was another well at the bottom of which are all the brass ornaments, candle-sticks and horse brasses etc of a former landlord whose wife had become so fed up with cleaning them that she threw the whole lot in... Some time ago when excavations were taking place a cast iron pump was found but no brasses came to light...”. The oil painting, showing the Jolly Carter at an unknown date (and possibly with a degree of artistic license), is by local artist W A Soper (1929-1998).”