Bull's Head

Bull's Head, Hadley; Ketley; Oakengates; 

St.Georges;Wrockwardine Wood.



BULL'S HEAD    Trench Lock    Hadley


        Copyright JRPhotography.

“The Bull's Head was kept for many years by the Lea family, notably-Tom and his daughters Elsie and Joyce. The pub was demolished in 1975 during extensive development of the Trench Lock area of Hadley which eventually led to the creation of the Trench Lock traffic island”. ("Hadley in Old Picture Postcards".)

 

5th February 1817  After a long and painful illness Mr Robert Fenn late of the 

Bulls Head, Trench  Lane near Wellington died on Monday last.    

Shrewsbury Chronicle 18.

               RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF WELLINGTON 1896.


1.Name. Bull's Head. 2.Place. Trench Rd. Hadley. 3.Date of visit. 25 July 1896
4.Nature of licence. Alehouse 7 day. 5.When granted. Before 1866.
6.Owner Emma WOODFIN (Trench)   Occupier  Charles LEWSLEY.
   No.of changes (last 5 years)  none    

7.Rateable value. £21  8.Accommodation. Four rooms down, 7 up. 9.Stabling. For 3 horses.
10.Condition of buildings.Stables require new shutters.  

11.Nature of trade. Ironworks & Roadside.
12.Proximity to licensed houses. About 150 yards. 13.Proximity to dwelling houses. Adjoining
14.Distance from Police control. 1/2 mile. 

15 Date of proceedings. 27 July 1896 , drunk in public place at Wellington, fined 2/6d, costs 5/-s, against present occupiers.      16.General remarks. none.


Some licensees
        1817 Robert FENN (SC)
        1851 William SIMPSON (HGD)
        1851 William Henry IRELAND (KD)
        1851 Philip Henry IRELAND (KD)
        1861 Thomas BATHER (KD)
        1863 Thomas BATHER (POD)
        1868 Thomas BATHER (Slater’s Directory)
        1895 Charles LEWSLEY (KD)
        1896 Charles LEWSLEY, owner Emma WOODFIN (PSR).
        1901 John STEVENTON, owner John Henry WOODFIN (PSR)
        1909 John. Edward Slaney CORBETT  (KD)
        1917 Tom LEA (KD)
        1941 Tom LEA (KD)
        1964 Alan C MUSGROVE (WD)



BULL’S HEAD      Cinder Hill       Ketley.

Shown on 1840 Tithe map, South of Holyhead Road, a little way West of The Horseshoes. No other references found.

 

 

BULL'S HEAD  39 Market St.  Oakengates

Property stood at what is now the corner of Limes Walk, demolished in 1960's for "improvements" to Oakengates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


                           
                                  1918                                                                                                

Home of “The Cork Club“,  see “The Oakengates Book“ for a description of this organisation.



     












  RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF WELLINGTON 1896.

1.Name. Bull's Head. 2.Place. Market St. Oakengates. 3.Date of visit. 24 July 1896.
4.Nature of licence. Alehouse, 6 day. 5.When granted. Before 1860.
6.Owner/Occupier. Edwin Holmes.    No.of changes (last 5 years)  none.
7.Rateable value. £80. 8.Accommodation.  3 rooms down, 8up. 9.Stabling. For 2 horses
10.Condition of buildings. Fair condition. 11Nature of trade. Town, Mining, Ironworks.
12.Proximity to licensed houses. 30 yards.  13.Proximity to dwelling houses. Adjoining.
14.distance from Police control. Near police station. 15 date of proceedings.  none.
16.general remarks. none.


Some licensees

    1851/61/81/91/96 Henry ONIONS  (GDS/HHD?census/KD/PSR)

    1901 John FIELDING, owners Allsop & Sons, Burton on Trent. (PSR)

    1905 John ELCOCK (OB)

    1909 George  SUTCLIFFE (KD)

    1913 Enoch MERRINGTON (OB)

    1926 Frederick STEVENS (OB)

    1929/34         Harry CRESSWELL (OB/KD)  

    1937 Herbert CRESSWELL (OB)

    1941 Mrs Lily M SIMS,  (KD 1941)

    1956 Arthur W. GRIFFITHS  (ER)


 

BULL'S HEAD     48 West St.     St Georges

Open for business before 1852.  Now a residential property.



RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF SHIFNAL 1896.

1.Name. Bull's Head  2.Place. St Georges 3.Date of Visit. 1 Aug 1896. 4.Nature of Licence, Beerhouse 7 days. 5.When Granted.  Not known but before 1852. 6.Owner & Occupier John SIMPSON. Number of changes within past five years, none  7.Rateable value £21-5s. 8.Accommodation. 3 rooms downstairs and 4 up. 9.Stabling. For 1 horse. 10.Condition of Buildings. House in good condition, stabling requires cleaning & lime-washing. 11.Nature of Trade. Mining & works. 12.Proximity to other Licensed Houses.  About 40 yards. 13.Proximity to Dwelling Houses. Adjoining. 14.Position of House with regard to Police Control. In town near Police Station. 15.Date & Nature of Proceedings. none. 16.General Remarks

Some licensees 

1851 William SIMPSON, shoemaker & victualler, (BD).

1861 William SIMPSON (HHD)

1891/6    John SIMPSON  (census & PSR)

1901/2 Isaiah WILLIAMS,  owners,  exors. Of John SIMPSON (PSR & Shifnal Rates book.), 

                                Rateable value £34; rental £40.

  SOURCES

 

 

BULL'S HEAD    Plough Road   Wrockwardine Wood    

 (An Enterprise Inns House 2003.  Free House 2005. Black Country Inns 2010.)

Plaque on wall records "Est.1838, renovated 1984"



 
 
    
 
 
                                  







































































                 English Heritage listing  IoE number : 362373      Date listed : 08 APR 1983
“Late C19/early C20 public house with glazed brick front. Tiled roof with gabled ends. Two-storeys, 2 window range. First floor shallow bay windows with gables and terracotta finials. Ground floor public house front with glazed tile pilasters, entablature and engraved glass windows. Included for the Maw's glazed brick facade and interior tiling of probable 1904 date.”
                                                               
                                                                                       







 
                  
                                 
                 


 RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF WELLINGTON 1896.

Name, Bull’s Head.  Place,  Wrockwardine Wood.   Date   25 July 1896.  

 Nature of Licence, Alehouse 7 day. When granted,  Before 1800.   

Owner & Occupier, Charles POOLE.   Number of changes in last 5 years, None.

Rateable value,   £20-2-6d.   Accommodation,  4rooms downstairs, 5 up.  Stabling, For 2 horses. 

House in good condition, stabling requires new cratch, cleaning & lime washing.  

Nature of trade,  Mining. Proximity to licensed houses, About 30 yards.  

Proximity to dwelling houses, Adjoining.  Police, About 1 mile to Police Station.



    Some licensees

        1861      Henry JONES (HHD)

        1871     Sarah JONES (widow) (census)

        1876     Sarah JONES  occupier,  Jane KITE owner.  (WWS  plot 107)

        1881    James JONES, (census)

        1891     Charles POOLE (KD)

        1896    Charles POOLE (PSR)  

        1901    Charles POOLE,  (1901 Directory Wrockwardine Wood,)  

        1904/09  Charles POOLE (KD)

        1929     Mrs Mathew MASSEY (KD)

        1934/41  Mrs Alice MASSEY (KD)

        1964      Walter O. PYE (WD)

        2005     M/s “Corky” Phipps.   Owners, Church St. Taverns. (Report in Shropshire Star 21-3-05)

        2010    M/s Carol Wooding. (Leaseholders Black Country Inns.)

SOURCES 


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Henry Pope,
8 Mar 2016, 03:57
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