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Guy Fawkes House - Dunchurch, Warwickshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 20.205 W 001° 17.318
30U E 616598 N 5799872
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is displayed on Guy Hawkes house in Dunchurch village.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 12:35:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM5GW5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque reads as follows:

'Guy Fawkes House
5th November, 1605
This was the old Lion Inn where the
Gunpowder Plot conspirators met on
fifth November, 1605 to await news of the
destruction of Westminster. Upon the
arrest of Guy Fawkes their plan
to seize Princess Elizabeth from nearby
Combe Abbey was abandoned and the
rebellion which led to their defeat
three days after the fifth was planned
by the conspirators here at the Lion.
To commemorate these connections
this old inn goes by the name
GUY FAWKES HOUSE
(Dunchurch Parish Council. A.D. 1951)'

The old tudor house still has the black beams and white-washed walls from the olde worlde days and is adjacent to the A45 trunk road from London to Holyhead. It is believed that an underground passage ran from this building to the nearby church.
Type of Historic Marker: Metal Plaque

Historical Marker Issuing Authority: Dunchurch Parish Council

Age/Event Date: 11/5/1605

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