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Melton Heritage Trail


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Melton Mowbray,
LE13 0PP


Looking across Leicester Street, formerly Back Street, the Indian restaurant used to be the Golden Fleece public house. This had stabling for horses, housed carriers transporting goods and to its rear was Sharpes Yard, which held the first theatre of Melton Mowbray in the late eighteenth century. Further down the road by the Fox Inn and bookshop, there is a blue plaque for Edward Adcock, who operated in a yard behind these buildings. Adcock was a baker and confectioner who marketed pies outside of Melton Mowbray, with many other smaller producers making pork pies until the later nineteenth century when factories sprung up. You can see a contemporary pork pie oven at Melton Carnegie Museum. The Tithe barn, with a date stone of 1570, was also behind the Fox Inn: the tithe was an old tax supporting churches amounting to a tenth of farmers' produce, stored in the barn.
Continue on Leicester Street, use the crossing and go past the sweet shop and around to reach Sherrard Street.

Trail: Melton Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 15


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Map reference: SK 751190  Lat: 52.76424 Long: -0.88773