This is the oldest secular building in Birmingham and is said to date back to about 1368.
From a sketch taken in 1840.
The Golden Lion Deritend
The original building was built around 1520.
The Old Ship Inn - Camp Hill
Originally the Anchor, built about 1560, used as HQ by Prince Rupert in 1643 when he burned many buildings in Birmingham.
The Old Engine - Dale End
Also acting as Lodge No 370 of the Nottingham A.I.U.(?) Order of Enrolled Odd Fellows. Are they oysters being sold on the right?
The White Lion Digbeth
From a sketch in 1835
Old Houses Digbeth
There are two licensed victuallers, one, Jo Smallwood under the sign of The Leathern Bottle, and the other George Muddyman under a sign, possibly the Three Crowns.
Malt Shovel Inn Smallbrook St - 1869
From a sketch in 1865.
Swan With Two Necks Inn
This shows the Swan With Two Necks Inn. The “necks” probably originated as “nicks” , the scratches made on a swan’s beak to indicate ownership.
From a sketch made in 1830.
St Martins Lane Swan with Two Necks
Shows another Swan with Two Necks Inn.
From a sketch made in 1840.
The Royal Hotel
Originally “The Hotel” in Temple Row it was the first such establishment in Birmingham to be called “Hotel” rather than “Inn”. It became the venue for important social events, concerts etc.
From a sketch made about 1833