Black Lion, 112 Gosford Street
|This is a heraldic sign usually referring to Queen Phillipa of Hainault, wife of Edward III, who was from Flanders. In 1756 four soldiers were billeted here. Coventry Records Office has a record that in 1837 G. S. Phillips's house in Gosford Street is now called the Black Lion, then in March 1838 that it is no longer called the Black Lion, although the pub did not close until c1904. Curious!
In 1871 the pub had 12 lodgers!
Gosford Street looking towards town in 1912. (Photo courtesy of David Fry.)
LICENSEES:1841 John Gaskin 1849 John Bayliss 1849 - 1850 John Pickard 1850 - 1851 William Line(s) 1861 John Powney 1863 - 1868 Walter Edwards 1871 John Coates 1874 Joseph Cater 1878 Elenor Cater 1878 Sarah Ann & George Bonham 1878 - 1886 James Tansley 1886 - 1903 Anthony Greatorex
OWNERS:c1837 - 1838 G. S. Phillips 1878 - 1898 James Eadie, Cross Street Brewery, Burton on Trent
Street plan of 1851