The Black Lion came into use sometime after 1830. However, it must have closed by 1891 as there is no mention in the licensing records. There is a private house in Castle Street called Lion House but it is later in construction than 1861/1881 which suggests that the Black Lion pub was demolished and a new building built on the site.

Landlords at the Black Lion include:

1861 Charles Passivent

1881 Harriet Collins

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