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The Cottage Spring
The Cottage Spring, Rock Street, Upper Gornal.
To be sold, pursuant to a lodgement of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, made in a matter and cause Re: James Guest, deceased, the Staffordshire Joint Stock Bank Limited against Guest, with the approbation of his Lordship Vice-Chancellor Bacon, the Judge to whose Court the said action is attached, by Mr. Thomas Jackson Barnett, the person appointed by the said Judge, at the Star and Garter Hotel, Victoria-street, Wolverhampton, in the county of Stafford, on Friday, the 18th day of March, 1881, five for six o'clock in the evening, in three lots: —
Certain freehold property, situate at Upper Gornal, near Dudley, in the county of Worcester, comprising a well established brewery known as the Sheepcote Brewery, with the yard and appurtenances belonging thereto; also an old licensed public-house, called the Cottage Spring Inn, and two small cottages adjoining, and a piece of building land adjoining the last-mentioned premises, containing an area of 560 square yards or thereabouts.

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.
Licensees:
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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