Fox and Goose, London Wall, St Mary Aldermanbury EC2

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The 1682 Morgans Map of London shows the London Wall marked clearly, and Coleman street running south. Listed are 553 Fox & Goose Inne ; 555 Bell Inne ; 558 White hart Inne ; 559 White horse Inne and 560 Crown Inne.

The 1682 Morgans Map of London shows the London Wall marked clearly, and Coleman street running south. Listed are 553 Fox & Goose Inne ; 555 Bell Inne ; 558 White hart Inne ; 559 White horse Inne and 560 Crown Inne.

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Mary Aldermanbury parish, City ofLondon.

One of the most favourite combinations is the FOX AND GOOSE, represented by a fox currant, with the neck of the goose in his mouth and the body cast over his back. It seems suggested by an incident in the old tale of “Reynard the Fox,” and was a subject which mediaeval artists were never tired of representing; it occurs in stall carvings, as in Gloucester Cathedral; in the border of the Bayeux tapestry, and in endless MS. illuminations.

A farthing token of 1655 exists references the Fox and Goose.
B1766. Obverse. Gannell . Gannell = A fox with a goose in its mouth.
R. AT . LONDON . WALL .1655 = 0. E. G. 1/4

The Fox and Goose was close to the Postern Gate.

In the 1682 Morgans Map of London it is denoted as '553 Fox & Goose Inne'.



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