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Caption for Houghton, The George And Dragon C1960: Houghton is a hamlet with a long stone bridge across the tidal River Arun. In 1292 the Earl of Arundel submitted to the Bishop of Chichester, who had excommunicated him for walking his dog in the bishop's forest. The inn is a 13th-century timber-framed brick and flint building. King Charles II is said to have taken refreshments here in 1651 while fleeing from the Battle of Worcester. A Watney's Red Barrel illuminated sign (a much-advertised keg beer of the time) hangs below the main sign.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Houghton

I know this house is where my great-great-grandfather Harvey Ayling was born (in 1834). The Aylings were in this house for many generations. I have a picture of this same house from the late 1800s with 2 horse wagons parked out front. Still, even today, the same house has the same Ayling family decendents living there. I (...Read full memory)

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