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The Queens Head
The Queens Head, 48 New Street, Lower Gornal.
First licensed in the 1860s.
Pub closed in the 1930s.
48 New Street - The Queens Head? (photo 2015)
Looking for more info on this one, exact site not as yet confirmed.
A private dwelling still exists with house number 48 which could well have previously been this public house.
If this is so, it appears to have been a very small establishment.
At Bilston Licensing Sessions, in 1864, an application for renewing a licence on behalf of Mrs Guest, of the Queens Head, pleaded that the premises had been erected regardless of expense purposely for a licensed house.
There was also a Queens Head pub in Upper Gornal in the 19th century, James Passmore was licensee in 1871.
Licensees:
1861, Cornelius Guest, age 53, licensed victualler. [Census]
1864, Mrs. (Phebe?) Guest.
This was probably the wife of Cornelius Guest who died in 1863.
1871, Isaac Hughes. [Census]
1881, Richard Baker, Publican aged 29. [Census]
1891, Richard Baker.. [Census]
1893, Richard Baker. [ER]
1901, William T. Marsh, Licensed Victualler age 27. [Census]
1911, Joseph Jukes, Publican aged 44. [Census]
1921-1924, Edward Flavell, beer retailer. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
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