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Oulton Red House

Oulton Red House

South East, 52.49608,1.7208

Closed: 1950s?

2 Park Hill

grid reference TM 526 951

The Red House is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

John Doylend tells us that he was born in Park Hill, Oulton in 1945 and remembers the Red House. It always tickled his young sense of humour for a pub of that name to be painted white. However this was necessary because it protruded so far into the road to be a road hazard and those stepping out of the front door were immediately in the carriageway. A cart shed was attached. It was open at least into the 1950s and the last landlord I can remember was named BURWOOD.





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

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