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The White Lion
The Fold, Upper Gornal
The pub was located in 'The Fold', at the Vale Street cross roads at the top of Moden Hill, shown on an OS map of 1885.
1889 - September
BILSTON LICENSING SESSIONS.
....Mr. J.D. Wassell applied on behalf of Mark Dovey, of the White Lion, Upper Gornal, for an extension from a six-day license to a seven days' license. He said that the house had been licensed for more than a hundred years. It was fully licensed tili a few years ago, and the license was altered to a six day one, at the request of the owner.

Closed around 1913, demolished sometime in the 1930s.
Licensees:
1834, Sarah Darbey. [Whites Directory]
1835, Sarah Darbey. [Pigots Directory]
1842, Stephen Law. [Pigots Directory]
1851, William Law. [Whites Directory]
1865, William Law. [Jones Merchantile Directory
1868, William Law (& farmer). [P.O. Directory]
1881, William Law, aged 56, publican. [Census]
1889, Mark Dovey.
1896, Joseph Holton. [Kelly's Trade Directory].
1912, John Timmins, licensee, Upper Gornal. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1913, licence refused.

Origin of the pub name 'The White Lion'.

Heraldic origin.
The arms of King Edward IV (1461–1483) contained the white lion.

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