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The Good Intent
The Good Intent, 21 (27 & 28) Vale Street, Ruiton.

1944 Sale notice: Birmingham Post, 30th September. Part of the estate of F.W.Jones, deceased who owned several other Public Houses.

THE "GOOD INTENT" INN, Vale Street, Upper Gornal (Beerhouse On), of modern construction with Draw-in at side.
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Corner RETAIL SHOP and two DWELLING-HOUSES Nos. 23, 25 & 27 Vale Street (adjoining the above lot).
Address: 27 & 28 Vale Street in 1881 census
Originally built as terraced housing c1820.
This pub closed in 2004 and is presently unoccupied.
At Sedgley on Monday, Joseph Nicholls, beerhouse keeper, Gornal, was charged with defrauding the Inland Revenue 2s.4d. by concealing worts. The defendant pleaded he was in poor circumstances. The stipendiary said such men as defendant were not wanted in the licensing trade; it was important the men of substance should be engaged in the trade, not only in the interests of the Inland Revenue, but also for the community at large, he inflicted a fine of £10.

The Standard. October 26, 1886

1880, Samuel Nichols. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1881, Samuel Nicholls, age 63, occupation publican. [Census]
1890, Joseph Nicholls, (son of Samuel Nicholls).
1911, John Turner, Publican age 63, from Coseley. [Census]
1928, Henry Ward, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1931, Henry Ward, beerhouse keeper.
1936, Leonard Ward, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1940, Howard Smith. [Kelly's Trade Directory]

Origin of the pub name 'The Good Intent'.

Photo 2009

It is believed that this pub name has a nautical origin.
Three vessels were registered with this name in the 17th and 18th Century, including a prison ship and a gun vessel of His Majesty’s Fleet and several pubs predominantly in the South East of England were so named.