Supper & Ghost Hunt Bull ‘I ‘th Thorn | Buxton Ghost Hunts
Ghost Hunt Bull I’ Th’ Thorn
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Bull I’ Th’ Thorn History…..
Standing high and solitary on the old Roman Road between Buxton and Ashbourne, The Bull i’ th’ Thorn was, for more than 500 years, a welcoming resting place for travellers by horse or stage-coach.
Many centuries ago the Roman Road from Little Chester to Buxton was known as “The Street”, running through the uplands near Hurdlow and Pomeroy, it it now called the A515.
Over 700 years ago there was a farmhouse alongside the Roman Road and marked on the maps of the time. In 1472 it became a hostelry called “The Bull”.
In 1654 the name changed to “Hurdlow House” and various old documents make reference to “Hurdlow Thorn”…evidently, the name “Bull ‘i th’ Thorn” is derived from a combination of these past associations.
During the 18th and 19th Centuries, this was a prominent Coaching Inn on the Derby to Manchester route. Possibly on the same itinerary as “The Red Lion” at Leek.
Inside, Tudor paneling – bearing carvings of 1642 and 1742 – and the stone flagged floor illustrate the genuine antiquity of this charming old Inn.
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