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Whilst British Listed Buildings describe the Great Stone Inn at Church Lane as "18C added to" other writers describe it as being rather older. Does anyone know the age of the brick rebuild? I am just curious.
There was a book / booklet / pamphlet / article published specificaly on the Great...
Thank you for both investigating & sharing with us, Mike. There are so many references to there having been a castle in the Hockley area that I always considered that there must be some basis in fact.
Thank you both, Jennyann & Mike. Those early cabs (short for cabriolet) used in Pugh's time look quite alarming & I do wonder how safe the drivers were, especially on Birmingham's roads. The size of the cabs fits with the limited space available next to the Clements Arms in Pugh's era.
I have looked without success for pictures of early Victorian cabs. All I can find so far are views of coaches, but it would be reasonable to suppose that given the Pugh's limited premises the family were in the business of hiring out smaller vehicles, perhaps for local trips.
Yes, Lyn, I recognise that there was traffic along that route, but its difficult to accept that it would have been enough to justify a pub being built there back in 1835 to capitalise on travellers' needs so close to Birmingham, Deritend & Digbeth & I doubt that the area was built up enough to...
Thank you for posting the Clements Arms history posters, Lyn. It is good to fill in so much more detail. I do disagree with the statement made on the poster that the Clements existed in 1835, as the pub as not shown on the 1839 map in an earlier post. Pehaps William Pugh merely lived in the area...
Thank you so much for taking & sharing these photos of the interior of the Clements Arms, Lyn. They really show what character this pub has & how it is worth a visit.
There must be a reason that you took a photo of the lounge bench. Is there a story there?