SO9569 : The Golden Lion (2) - sign, Austin Road, Charford, Bromsgrove

taken 7 years ago, near to Stoke Heath, Worcestershire, Great Britain

The Golden Lion (2) - sign, Austin Road, Charford, Bromsgrove
The Golden Lion (2) - sign, Austin Road, Charford, Bromsgrove
The Golden Lion is an heraldic name but an alternative explanation of its origins as a pub name is that it originated with King Henry I, who reigned from 1100 until his death in 1135. Known as the Lion of Justice, Henry started a royal menagerie at Woodstock in Oxfordshire, which included lions - reputedly the first to be seen in England. The sign is quite common although not as popular as the Red Lion.

The sign on this pub is on a post at the edge of the front car park. It is rather faded and as neither the sign nor the pub itself currently carry the Marston's brand name, it seems possible that this is a recent addition to the Marston's chain.

SO9569 : The Golden Lion (1), Austin Road, Charford, Bromsgrove.
SO9569 : The Golden Lion (3), Austin Road, Charford, Bromsgrove.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 952 690 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.1449N 2:4.2841W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 952 690
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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