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The Horse and Jockey.
181 [26] Dudley Road, Upper Gornal.
The pub was located opposite the Moden Hill junction with Dudley Road.
It was called the Old Horse and Jockey in the 19th Century.
Early census records show the pub address to be No.26 Dudley Road.
The Horse and Jockey was demolished in 1992, a new housing development 'Stable Court' was built on the site of the pub and car park in 1993.
1880: Dudley and District News - 27 November.
SEDGLEY. HORSE AND JOCKEY, Dudley Road, Sedgley -An Old Full-Licensed Roadside Inn, with Good Stabling, Brewhouses, Large Yard and Garden, &c. -Rent moderate. Incoming low. Immediate possession. -Apply on the premises.
1871: Birmingham Daily Post - 5 December.
PREMISES TO BE LET.
CAPITAL ROADSIDE PUBLIC-HOUSE,
"THE HORSE AND JOCKEY INN"
UPPER GORNAL. NEAR SEDGLEY.
The above Old~establised Roadside PUBLIC-HOUSE to be LET, end may ho entered Upon immediately. An excellent trade has been carried on for many years, and saisfactory reasons assigned why the present Proprietor is leaving.
The premises are very compact and healthy, with an excellent Garden attached, Rent moderate. In-comings about 120.
Licensees:
1835, Joseph Watton. [Pigots Directory]
1842, Joseph Walton [sic], (Old Horse & Jockey). [Pigots Directory]
1850, Edward Williams. [Post Office Directory of Birmingham]
Edward Williams died in 1859 at the Horse and Jockey Inn age 60 years.
1861, John Collins, (Old Horse & Jockey). [Harrod's Directory]
1865, Joseph Walker. [Jones' Directory]
1868, Joseph Walker. [P.O. Directory]
1869, Joseph Walker.
1877, Benjamin Bagley, also trading as a 'Marine Store Dealer'.
1880, Benjamin Bagley.
1888, W. Kimberley. [Licence transfer]
1901, Richard Marsh, publican aged 44, No.26 Dudley Road. [Census]
1939, John Millard, Licensed Victualler, b1875, No.26. [Register]
1940, John Millard. [Kellys Directory]
1877: Midland Counties Evening Express, October 16.
FOLLY TWICE PUNISHED. —John Hartell, labourer, was charged with refusing to quit the Horse and Jockey Inn, Upper Gornal, when requested to do so by the landlord, and with wilfully breaking a pane of glass.—The defendant went into the public house when drunk, and called for a pint of beer, and the landlord asked him to leave the house, he refused to do so. Defedant was afterwards so exasperated with complainant, owing to his having refused to supply him with beer, that he deliberately thrust his right arm through a pane of glass.—Defendant said he was sorry for having committed the offence, and added that his arm had been seriously injured in consequence of his drunken freak.—The Bench said that had not defendant been already punished by having his arm injured, they should have fined him 5. Fined 5s and costs for each offence, and 3s, damage, or one months imprisonment.
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