Crown and Treaty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Crown and Treaty, 2011
The Crown and Treaty, 2016, with the Uxbridge offices of Rank Xerox behind

The Crown and Treaty is a pub on Oxford Road in Uxbridge, London, England, where Charles I and his Parliamentary opponents during the English Civil War held negotiations (the Treaty of Uxbridge) between 30 January and 22 February 1645.[1] It is a Grade II* listed, dating from 1576.[2]

Description[edit]

The Crown and Treaty was built in the early sixteenth century as Place House. It was two thirds larger than it is today, but was reduced in size when Oxford Road was widened to accompany the coaching traffic in the eighteenth century, and was converted into a coaching inn. The architectural conversion was overseen by Sir John Soanes[3]

Mercury Prize-nominated band Sweet Billy Pilgrim named their 3rd album Crown and Treaty after the pub.

The interior panelling[edit]

The wood panelling was sold in 1924 to decorate an office in the Empire State Building. However, as a gift to Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953 the panelling was reinstalled in the inn.

The pub is currently a live music venue.[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′00″N 0°29′03″W / 51.5499°N 0.4841°W / 51.5499; -0.4841