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The Durham Ox
As a private residence in Hill Street, 2014.
Photo 2014
The Durham Ox, 49 Hill Street, Ruiton.
The Durham Ox closed and was converted into a residential house around 1995.
Bilson Annual Licensing Session.
In 1874, Mr Joseph Williams applied for a wine and spirit license and stated that it had already had fourteen years as a beerhouse.
In the 19th Century, Hill Street was called 'Mount Street'.
Tokens were issued around 1920.
1934 Sale Notice: Dudley Chronicle - 19 April.
TO BREWERS AND OTHERS.
Notice of SALE BY AUCTION of a valuable
HOME-BREWING BEERHOUSE-ON known as the "DURHAM OX," - RUITON, UPPER GORNAL.
ALFRED W. DANDO AND Co. have received instructiona from the owner to
SELL BY AUCTION at the
"DUDLEY ARMS" HOTEL, DUDLEY,
ON MONDAY, APRIL 23rd, at Seven o'clock in the evening precisely, subject to conditions of Sale then to he produced.
All that important double fronted
LICENSED PROPERTY
situate as above and containing Entrance Hall from front to back, Tap Room front 14ft. x 13ft. 9in., Bar Smoke Room 30ft. x 13ft. 6in., with outdoor Service, Front Sitting Room 14ft. 3in. x 12ft., Living Kitchen 13ft. 9in. x l1ft. 9in., fitted with glazed sink, four lofty Bedrooms, Boxroom, W.C. and Lavatory all on one Floor, and three excellent Cellars, together with two-floor Brewery, spacious yard with double gateway approach, Piggeries, two-stall Stable with separate approach from Vale Street, and the usual outbuildings.
The foregoing property is in an excellent state of repair, large improvements to the business and living portions of the premises having been made during the last few years, has a frontage to Vale Street of 46 feet, to Hill Street of about 70 feet and occupies a large area of land, part of which could be utilized for building purpooes, is admirably arranged to command a large trade and is as well known as any licensed house in the important Gornal districts.
Licensees:
1860, beerhouse.
1874, Joseph Williams. [Applied for wine and spirit license]
1881, Joseph Williams. [Census]
1891, Joseph Williams, Beer Seller age 52. [Census]
1901, Joseph Williams. [Census]
1911, James Morris, aged 43 Beer Retailer public House. [Census]
1940, Daniel Marsh. (Kelly's Trade Directory)

Origin of the pub name 'Durham Ox'.

This famous and prized Longhorn toured England in the early 19th Century, later many pubs were so named after it.

Pubs with 'Ox' or 'Bull' as part of the sign were often used where the proprietors were also butchers.

A painting of the Durham Ox in 1804 by George Garrard (1760-1826).
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