The Railway

‘The Railway’ was at one time known as ‘Liley’s Railway Hotel’, however, the innkeeper recorded in the 1861 census is James Hallett. This record, together with what we know about the chronological development of the town centre, indicates that ‘The Railway’ was probably built not that long after the opening of the Somerset & Dorset Railway’s  Burnham spur. It therefore probably predates the Somerset and Dorset pub.

One of the two Public Houses named after the coming of the railway. From the Evan Strickland collection
One of the two Public Houses named after the coming of the railway.
From the Evan Strickland collection

 

Taken around 1910 and shows the side entrance since removed.
Taken around 1910 and shows the side entrance since removed.

 

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