Norton Sadler's Arms

Norton Sadler's Arms

also traded as Saddlers' Arms

West, 52.25863,0.86514

Closed: between 1887 and 1904?

Stanton St

grid reference TL 956 661

The Saddlers' Arms can be seen here on the 1883 OS map (interactive map).

shown on old OS map

The Saddlers' Arms was a small shack-like wooden structure which stood next door to a smithy and wheelwright's then owned by William Peck. (since demolished). The pub was at one time run by Sam Bennett who also later ran the Fox and Hounds. His daughter, Ada Goodwin, reputedly referred to it as The Mouse Trap because it was so small.

An older house called "The Old Smithy", is now located on the site and a modern (1990s) house immediately to the left of this building is named "The Old Saddlers House".

It's marked as a beerhouse on OS maps as late as 1887, but not on the 1904 and subsequent sheets, so presumably closed between those dates.





(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.