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Loose Boxes
« on: Thursday 16 May 19 08:32 BST (UK) »
I have found a relative who took a licence to a tavern.  The tavern is described in part as having
"In the rear is a large garden, in which is a club or dining room and sheds fitted up as loose boxes"
My question is what does 'fitted up with loose boxes' mean".  Can anyone shed some light on this please?

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Re: Loose Boxes
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 May 19 08:35 BST (UK) »
Stabling of horses
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equestrian_facility
See Types of Box
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Re: Loose Boxes
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 May 19 08:46 BST (UK) »
Hello rosie99,
Of course - horse boxes!.  I was not thinking horses - just thinking some kind of shed with packing boxes or something, silly me.
thanks for your prompt reply

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 May 19 20:08 BST (UK) »
Such accommodation was particularly popular with travellers, as they could enjoy a meal, check into one of the rooms and stable their horses overnight.  I used to live in a house which had once been a roadside inn where travellers would spend the night.  Attached to the house was a stable, and on the stone spiral staircase which wound up behind the ingle-nook fireplace was a window which looked out into the stable.  I was told that the better-off people would take rooms in the inn, whereas the others would bed down in the stables with the horses.  They would order their beer and food through the window into the inn, to save them having to walk round to come inside. 
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Re: Loose Boxes
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 May 19 21:22 BST (UK) »
What year are we in? Was it still age of horse travel?

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Re: Loose Boxes
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 May 19 00:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks Greensleeves, This has helped me get a picture of life at the Tavern. Very helpful. Thank you

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 May 19 00:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Maiden Stone,  the year is 1858.  Thank for your reply