John Clare


The peasant poet, John Clare, was a frequent visitor to the Flower Pot pub in Tickencote from early 1817 while working as ploughman, gardener and lime burner in neighbouring villages and while courting 'Sweet Patty' whom he later married. It closed in the late 19th century and is now called Flower Pot Cottage. Next door is Losecoat Cottage deriving its name from the nearby Battle of Losecoat Field when fleeing soldier threw of their coats during the Wars of the Roses. Semi detached to this house Dawson's Cottage, the only thatched cottage in the village.