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The Cottage Spring
The Cottage Spring, Rock Street, Upper Gornal.
The London Gazette, 4 March 1881, this notice was again repeated in the Gazette of 27 April, 1883.
There was also a 'Cottage Spring' mentioned in Straits Road. 1871, Thomas Jones, licensee,
It appears that James Guest owned the Sheepcote Brewery (called 'Orchard Brewery', 1871) and the Cottage Spring Inn until his death around 1880, the pub was in Rock Street, but location of the brewery in Upper Gornal is not known.
James Guest and his wife Catherine, lived at 'Orchard House', Dudley Road in 1851, [Census], in 1861 the family resided at the Painters Arms', also on Dudley Road.
It's a bit unclear how these premises were connected.
1861, James Guest. [Census]
1865, John Waterfield. [Jones Merchantile Directory]
1869, Joseph Oldfields.
1871, James Guest, 'Orchard Brewery, Sheepcotewall' [Census]
1880 Joseph John Guest, Rock Street, Upper Gornal.[Kelly's Trade Directory]
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