In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- ‘Many coaching inns were built near to the church because a large proportion of their patrons would have been travelling clergy,’ writes the book's author.
- Wimbledon Village Stables has been in existence since the early 1800s when the Dog and Fox public house was a coaching inn and the carriage horses would have been housed at the stables.
- It was a far cry from the early 19th century, when the Bridge was a coaching inn for horse-drawn travellers heading north and south on the old Great North Road.
- Its construction was a result of the Queen's decree that there should be a coaching inn within a day's travel of every major centre of population.
- To assist the growth in coaches, coaching inns grew up along the route where fresh horses were kept and passengers and drivers could refresh themselves.
- The Golden Fleece is a former coaching inn mentioned in the York archives as far back as 1503 and many guests have reported seeing a ghostly woman wandering the corridors and staircases in the small hours.
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