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The George Inn


In Elizabethan times Ralph Rokeby Esq. 
(d. 1575) Secretary of the Council of the 
North lived on a house on this site. 

Subsequently for about two and a half 
centuries there existed here a Hostelry 
know since 1614 as the George Inn, 
from which horsedrawn coaches departed 
to Hull, Manchester, and Newcastle. 

The sisters Charlotte and Anne Bronte 
stayed here in 1849. 

Leak & Thorp moved to this site in 1869.

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