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The Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn, 8 Temple Street, Lower Gornal.
This Inn was built in 1860 and is now a very popular award winning 'real ale' pub.
The Fountain closed in January 2018 with an uncertain future.
A new owner has now acquired the Fountain (July 2018), and was re-opened again on 17 October 2018.
In 1874, Mrs Anna Raybould applied for a wine and spirit license, and stated that the house had been built by her husband fourteen years previous, during that time it had been used as a public house.
1864: Birmingham Daily Gazette - 25 March.
To be LET, and may be entered upon immediately, the "FOUNTAIN INN, Lower Gornal, now doing a large and profitable Business. The present Proprietor giving up on account of ill health. Stock and Fixtures to be taken to at fair Valuation. -For particulars, and to treat, apply to Mr. Raybould, the premises; or to Mr. Hinton, Auctioneer, &c., Pensnett, Dudley.
1869, John Jones.
1870, John Jones.
1871, 'Hannah' Raybold. [Census]
1874, Anne Raybould.
1881, Elisha Marsh, licensed victualler aged 40. [Census]
1891, Elisha Marsh. [Census]
1901, Elisha Marsh. [Census]
1911, Harley Chamberlain, licensed victualler aged 45 from Herefordshire [Census]
1912, William Nock. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1916, Thomas Grifiths, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1921-1924, Thomas Griffiths. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1925, Thomas Griffiths.
1939, Thomas Griffiths, beer retailer, b.5 March, 1867. [Register]
1936-1940, Thomas Griffiths. [Kelly's Trade Directory]