See Enid Porter’s article on the Society of Idiots and the Honourable Company of Beersoakers
The Lord Nelson was originally built for the river trade.
In 1956 it was badly damaged by fire. Charles Jolley who had had been licensee said that the layer of corrugated iron on thick thatch had made the fire difficult to fight. The bar and downstairs rooms were saved.
A new inn was built in 1980.
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