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Friday Photo: The Golden Lion Inn

Posted November 21st, 2014 by Ellie Gill with 3 Comments

Golden LionTodays photo is the rather sad looking Golden Lion Inn, it is a Grade II listed building and currently stands (just about!) in Cannon Hill Park. The Golden Lion Inn was built in the early 16th century on Deritend high street and dismantled and re-erected in its present position in 1911. It is a timber framed building with plaster infill and the ground floor is faced with brick. The building is currently structurally unsound due to neglect and subsequent decay: support scaffold now keeps it standing. The sign outside states that the council is exploring the possibility of moving the building back to the Digbeth area as part of the Eastside regeneration – however it has been in this state for a very long time and as far as I know its future remains uncertain.

3 Responses to “Friday Photo: The Golden Lion Inn”

  1. Chris Clifford January 29, 2019

    Hi my 3rd great grandfather was living and working at The Golden Lion in 1861 he then moved to The Duke of Cambridge on Great Kings Street. I would be grateful for any photos or information on these two pubs. Chris


  2. Susan Sutton April 12, 2015

    I have been told that my Great Great Grandfather John Hignell was the Landlord of The Golden Lion situated in Spring Street, Birmingham, in the late 1850’s. He is described as a Brewer in the 1861 census and the 1862 Business Directory of Birmingham describes him as a Beer Retailer. Am I correct in assuming this is the same pub as that in Cannon Hill Park?


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