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The Lion Inn (Hotel) - The Exhibition Inn
16 Kent Street, Upper Gornal

Sale Notice 24 September 1918.

NOTICE OF SALE BY AUCTION OF A VALUABLE
FREEHOLD BEERHOUSE
IN THE CENTRE OF UPPER GORNAL
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The Excellent ON BEERHOUSE, situate in KENT STREET, UPPER GORNAL known as
"THE LION HOTEL"
containing Entrance and Inner Halls, Bar Parlour, large Tap Room, Smoke Room, Sitting Room, four capital Bed Rooms on one floor, living Kitchen and six arched and other cellars in basement. There is a capital Three-floor BREWERY, a two-stall Stable, and out buildings in the yard approached from covered Cartway Entrance, as in the occupation of Mrs Ada E. Cartwright.
The foregoing is one of the oldest-established and best-known ante-'69 Beerhouses in the thriving and populous district of Upper Gornal, about halfway between Dudley and Wolverhampton, on the main tramway route, and well worth the attention of brewers and others.
It was called the Exhibition Inn in the 19th Century.
The Lion stood next door to another pub in Kent Street, The Royal Oak at No.15.
It was demolished in the 1960s.
Licensees:
1881, John Hyde. [Census]
1902, William Cartwright, see news article:-Armed Madman.
1918, Mrs Ada E. Cartwright.
1939, Julia L. Wheelwright, licensee b 9 December 1880, widow. [Register]
1940, Mrs Julia L. Wheelwright. [Kelly's Directory]
According to the 1881 census, 'The Exhibition Inn' spanned 16,17,18 & 19 Kent Street, with 16 & 17 the public house and 18 & 19 occupied by other people.
The Hyde family all born at Upper gornal, living at the Exhibition Inn were:
John Hyde, age 49 publican.
Mary Hyde, daughter age 21.
Sarah Hyde, daughter age 18.
Henry Hyde, son age 16 Stone Mason.
John F. Hyde, son age 14.
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