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The Postern Gate', Drury Hill, Nottingham
A P Knighton
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Early C20th postcard. Demolished late 1920s acc. to J. Hooland Walker, in Thoroton Soc. Transactions, 1929: On the northern side of Drury Hill stood until quite recently a picturesque old inn which was called "The Old Postern Gate" and which occupied the site of the postern which we have already considered. Although a half timbered structure this inn was not as old as it looked. As a matter of fact it was built just before the Civil War and was then known as the "Bull's Head." By 1812 it had come to be called the "Golden Fleece" and I cannot trace when this name was changed to its more modern one of "The Old Postern Gate." It has completely disappeared together with the foundations of the guard-room under it but careful notes and drawings of this relic of the past were taken by Mr. Dobson.