Photo: Missing t in Draycott

Both history and spelling enthusiasts will be intrigued by this mystery.
Why is there a ‘t’ missing from the name on the saloon door at the Draycott Arms pub?

Draycott Arms door

The Draycott Arms seems to have lost one of its ‘tees’

The present landlord, John Ford, says he noticed the spelling oddity too, but he’s no idea why it’s that way.

Four hundred years ago, the local lords of the manor certainly spelt their name as ‘Draycot’ (as well as ‘Draycott’ – spellling wasn’t such a big deal then!), but the pub, and the door especially, are definitely not that old…
Pub historians will know best, but we are guessing that the glass in this  door is not even that old, and was designed to make it resemble a Victorian glass engraving.

Does anyone know why the spelling here is as it is?

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