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Early-attested site in the Parish of Tedburn St Mary

Historical Forms

  • la Tappehous 1356 Ass


This is most probably an early example of the common term taphouse for an ale-house, first recorded in 1500 in NED. Taphouse is on an important main road and so is Taphouse in Braddock (Co), so spelt in 1532 (ECP). There are two inns at the cross-roads here.