The Ancient Ram Inn

The Ancient Ram Inn Built in around 1145 over a 5000 year old pagan burial ground, The Ancient Ram Inn is the oldest building in Wotton-Under-Edge. No wonder this building is a National Treasure. Life at the Ram started in the early 11th century but not much is known of its history prior to 1145. From 1145 it was a Church House for an unknown period. The time between 1145 and 1350 is a little speculative but the known facts are it was predominantly a Church House and Housed Masons for constructing the near-by St. Mary's Church, completed in 1325 with the first recorded vicar Gerinus, and possibly housed Slaves and/or children for the same purpose. In 1350 The Ram (not known by this name yet)

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