SO8985 : The Red Lion (2) - sign, 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Amblecote, Dudley, Great Britain

The Red Lion (2) - sign, 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge
The Red Lion (2) - sign, 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge
The sign follows the normal design for Banks's houses, with its golden lion.

The Red Lion remains the most common name given to public houses. The name derives from King James VI of Scotland, who inherited the English throne in 1603, on the death of Queen Elizabeth I. He became King James I of England, and to reinforce his authority to rule, he decreed that all public buildings (including taverns) must display a heraldic red lion in a prominent position. This resulted in many pubs acquiring the Red Lion name. Judging by its appearance, this particular Red Lion pub almost certainly wasn't around in the 17th century, but the tradition of giving this name to pubs seems to have carried on for a long time. According to The Inn Sign Society's website, there are thought to be about 600 Red Lion pubs still in business, and over the years many of the same name have closed.

SO8985 : The Red Lion (1), 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge.
SO8985 : The Red Lion (3) - lamp, 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 8 June, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 897 859 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.2670N 2:9.1657W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 897 859
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