also traded as Red Lion, Swan
grid reference TL 991 640
The Lion was an inn and posting house; the building is now residential and called the Beeches.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Valuable property at Elmswell & Norton. Lot 23, A free public house called the "Lion" with small brewery attached, advantageously situate near the Railway Station; comprising an excellent Dwelling House, almost entirely new-built & re-fitted; brick built Brewhouse, with store room, stables, spacious barn, cow-house, range of buildings used as a covered ten-pin ground, or adapted for entertaining a large party, with other erections; garden, orchard & paddock. Also, a cottage, abutting on the public road. The whole, including the site of the buildings, contain 2A 0R 24P, in the occupation of Mr Wm…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.