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Golden Lion, 41 Castle Street, Hillfields

Alternative Addresses:High Street
These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
18421867CROWN
18671928GOLDEN LION
The Golden Lion is a popular sign, referring heraldically to Henry I or to the Percys, Dukes of Northumberland. Until 1867 this was the CROWN, High Street, Hillfields, which became the GOLDEN LION. Some time between 1851 and 1869 High Street in Hillfields was renamed Castle Street. In 1928 the license was removed to the Queen in Primrose Hill Street. Perhaps this was to allow modernisation or rebuilding of the Queen. By 1931 the property was a general dealer's shop. The Golden Lion does not appear on the city planning map of 1888, or subsequent later maps. The only public houses shown on Castle Street are the ROYAL EXCHANGE at No's.2 and 3, the ELEPHANT AND CASTLE at No.23, and the HARE AND HOUNDS at No.60. If our information is correct, and the numbering of buildings remains consistent, the pub should have been situated at No.41 or 43. Since it traded for some 54 years it should have turned up on one of the maps!

LICENSEES:

1874 C. Barnacle 1879 - 1881 William Gaydon 1886 W. Frankton 1890 - 1893 T. H. Cluff 1894 - 1896 William Parker 1903 Harry Kirk 1905 Oliver Taylor 1909 Harry Kirk 1911 - 1912 Mrs S. A. Kirk 1912 - 1913 J. A. Wassall 1919 Harry Powney 1921 - 1922 J. W. Shortley 1924 - 1929 H. Hirons
Golden Lion
Street plan of 1851
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