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Mar 5, 2014

Newport's very own taxman

Drinkers at Ye Olde Murenger House who feel bitter about paying tax on booze should spare a thought for Newport's medieval residents, who ...

Category: General
Posted by: Rhodri

had to pay a special tax called a "murage". This was for the upkeep of the castle and town walls. It was collected by the local "murenger" - after whom the pub was named in the 19th century. The lower part of the building dates from the 16th century or earlier. To read more, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance, or click here