The Bull Hotel - Stony Stratford, Bucks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 52° 03.440 W 000° 51.205
30U E 647167 N 5769589
Quick Description: A red plaque on the wall of the Bull Hotel in Stony Stratford, Bucks.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 12:53:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMC2R0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 1

Long Description:
A new red plaque that states :

THE BULL HOTEL
THIS FORMER COACHING INN
DATES BACK TO 1609.IT WAS
HERE IN 1792 THAT THE GRAND
JUNCTION CANAL WAS PLANNED,
LATER TO BECOME PART OF THE
GRAND UNION CANAL.

The inaugural meeting of the Grand Union Canal Company was held in the Bull Inn, Stony Stratford.

However, the closest the canal came to the town was at Old Stratford, part of the Buckingham Arm of the main canal.which is now disused, dry and overgrown.

see link for more info on the canal :http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/bcs/index.html
Type of Historic Marker: Stony Stratford Historic Hotel

Historical Marker Issuing Authority: Stony Stratford Council

Related Website: [Web Link]

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