The Black Lion in 1820, oil by E Carswell

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The Black Lion pub in a rural setting

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The Black Lion in 1820, oil by E Carswell

This painting shows the Black Lion in its heyday. Today it is a gastro pub called the Pig's Ear. It is sited at the corner of Old Church Street and Paulton Square. There was an inn on this spot from earliest times. The building shown here dates from the 17th century. At the rear there was a popular tea garden and bowling green. It was rebuilt in 1892.

Location of original: Chelsea Print Room A1040
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