For some time, I have been considering the whereabouts of the original Swan Inn, which was one of the two stage-coach hostelries in Stonnall, the other being the Welsh Harp. With a little bit of detective work, I believe I have found out exactly where it was or, should I say, is. It has been staring us in the face all these years at Lazy Hill Road as the Manor House.
There are three pieces of evidence that support my conclusion and I have attached one of them for you to have a look at. It is a detail of the Yates Map of 1774.
Consequently, I have amended my article The Stonnall Mysteries
The update is as well researched and fascinating as we’ve all come to expect from Julian, please do pop and have a read. I keep banging on about this, but his work is a stunning example of just how great amateur research can be. Julian is a shining example to all interested in landscape and local history.