The Great Fire of Warwick

Dr Gillian White’s talk on the Great Fire of Warwick last night was another tour de force – hugely entertaining but also very instructive.

The fire started near the Lord Leicester Hospital on  the afternoon of 5th September 1694 and in the space of just six hours had raged up the High Street, Church Street, Northgate and the Market Square, consuming almost everything in its path including most of St Mary’s Church.  More than 250 houses were destroyed – perhaps a quarter of the properties in the town.

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