~ Gallery - Dwellings ~
Ruiton House
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, 1856-1925, third son of Benjamin and Emily Gibbons, he was Justice of the Peace and a public figure, he joined his brother Benjamin Gibbons Jnr., at Gibbons Dibdale Works.
W.P. Gibbons married Violet Mary Stevenson in 1894 and were living at Ruiton House until 1912, after which he moved to the Foxhills, Wombourne.
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.
BY Messrs. ASTON and SOLLOM. -To be SOLD by AUCTION, MONDAY. June 17th inst. at Six o'clock in the evening, at the Red Lion Inn, Sedgley, subject to oonditions to be read at the time of sale-all that private Gentlemanly RESIDENCE, known pleasantly as "RUITON HOUSE," situated on the road from Sedgley to Lower Gornal, now in the occupation D. Ward. Esq.
It contains a spacious Entrance Hall. Dining and Drawing Rooms, Kitchen, Brewhouse, Laundry, Cellars, five Bed Rooms, and Water Closet. Adjoining the House is a spacious Building, formerly used a Malthouse, which might very readily be altered so as materially to increase the size and accommodation of the present Residence.
The Out-buildings consist of a large two-stall Stable, with Loft over, Coach-house, and Piggeriea &c.
A capital Pleasure and Kitchen Garden, with large Greenhouse therein, and also a Croft of Land are attached, and whole enclosed by a stone wall. The Land, including the site of the Buildings, contains about two acres.
The House has a western aspect, and commands a most extensive and really magnificent view. The Preperty Copyhold of the Manor of Sedgley. Further information may be had on application to Mr. Mauby. Solicitor; or to the Auctioneers, both of Darlington Street, Wolvernampton.

1883 newspaper sale notice:

Lot 3. -The RESIDENCE and Premise called "Ruiton House," in Vale-street, Ruiton, in the Parish of Sedgley, with the old Malthouse, Kiln, Stable, Coach-house, large Garden, Yards, and Premises, containing 3,090 square yards; also a piece of excellent PASTURE LAND adjoining, containing in quantity 1A. 1R. 20P. The house is delightfully situated and commands extensive views of the surrounding country and contains Entrance Hall, Dining, Drawing, and Breakfast Rooms, Pantry, Kitchen, Scullery, &c., on the Ground Floor, Five Bed Rooms, and W.C. on second storey, and good Cellaring under.
Occupied by Mr. William Lees and William Smith, J.P. in 1916. [Kelly's Directory]
It is rumoured that the house contained prisoner cells.