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The New Inn
The New Inn (The Sunshine), 13 Humphrey Street.
Locally known as 'The Sunshine' for an unknown reason.
The pub was built around 1835 and was demolished in 1995 to make way for more housing.
1915 Sale notice: Dudley Chronicle - 27 March.
The estate of Joseph and Lydia Waterfield.
ALFRED W. DANDO AND CO.
AUCTION at the DUDLEY ARMS, DUDLEY, on TUESDAY, MARCH 30th. 1915.
AT LOWER GORNAL.
THE NEW INN,
Corner of HUMPHREY'S STREET and NORTH STREET.
An exceptionally and well placed Old-licensed Corner Property, containing Entrance Passage, Tap Room. Bar Smoke Room, Living Kitchen, Sitting Room, spacious Club Room, three Bedrooms and Cellars, together with Two-floor Brewery, Malt and Hop Rooms, Wash-house and Scullery, also a lock-up Shop adjoining. The Outbuildings comprise two stall Stable, Coach-house, Greenhouse and Piggeries in spacious yard having double gateway approach, the whole occupying a considerable area of land.
The foregoing fully licensed Property, which has been in the occupation of the present family for upwards of 60 years, is one of the best known houses in the district, free from opposition, situate in a populous locality, close to large works, and in fine structural order and repair, with the advantage of possession upon completion, and should command the particular attention of those in search of a home-brewing house or of brewers wishing to increase their barrellage.
The New Inn sold for 1,016.
Licensees:
1835, Zachariah Parks. [Pigots Directory]
1850, Zachariah Parks, 'auger maker'. [Post Office Directory of Birmingham]
1864, Joseph Waterfield.
1868, Joseph Waterfield. [P.O. Directory]
1871, Joseph Waterfield. [ER]
1881, Joseph Waterfield. [Census]
1891, Joseph Waterfield, aged 60 years. [Census]
1896-1904, Lydia Waterfield. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
Lydia was the widow of Joseph Waterfield who had died in 1892, she lived on until 1914.
1911, Henry Kennedy, licensed victualler and brewer, aged 45 from Ironbridge. [Census]
1912, Henry Kennedy. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1916. Joseph Stevens. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1919, Joseph James Stevens.
1921, Joseph Stevens. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1924-1928, Herbert John Holloway. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1928, sold.
1936, William Jones. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1940-1950s, Ernest Clarke. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1864: 14 September, Bilston Licensing Session.
THE NEW INN, LOWER GORNAL.
Mr. Stokes said he had next to apply for a license to the house of Joseph Waterfield, the New Inn, Lower Gornal. The house he said shown by the plan produced was a very commodious one, comprising good smoke-room, bar, bed-rooms, coach-house, stabling for two or more horses, and good back yard. His client was a man bearing good character, having kept the present house for nine years without having a single complaint made against him. Mr. Stokes concluded by handing in testimonial to character, signed by the curate of the parish and the two churchwardens.
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