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Ruiton House, Vale Street, Upper Gornal.
One of the oldest dwellings in the area, built around 1750, this large rambling house has had lots of additions in recent times, it is still a private residence.
Occupied by Mr. William Chrisoston Wood in 1851. [Melville Directory]
This was once the residence of local dignitary William Pike Gibbons, 1854-1946, who was Justice of the Peace and part of the Gibbons industrial dynasty.
The partnership between Benjamin Gibbons and W P Gibbons of Dibdale, trading in gas retorts and other fire clay goods and colliery owners was dissolved in 1895.
1927 Sale Notice: Dudley Chronical, 21 April.
1861: Birmingham Journal, Saturday 01 June.
1883 newspaper sale notice:
Occupied by Mr. William Lees and William Smith, J.P. in 1916. [Kelly's Directory]
It is rumoured that the house contained prisoner cells."
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