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The Mare Pool

Dive in to this pub’s history!

294 Lichfield Road, Mere Green, West Midlands, B74 2UG
This red-brick building was a new addition to the small shopping precinct built in c1970. It is situated in the centre of Mere Green, an area once known as ‘Mare Pool’ or ‘Mare Fields’. The name refers to pasture land by a ‘mere’ or pool.

A photograph of Sutton Park.

A photograph of Little Bracebridge Pool.

 

A photograph of Keeper’s Pool.



A photograph of Bracebridge Pool.



A photograph of Blackroot Pool.



Artwork inspired by John Riland’s button mill.

In 1754, John Riland built a mill, on the site of Longmoor Pool, for the manufacture of buttons.

The inspiration for this piece of artwork was taken from the Norman medieval deer park which, from early in the 12th century, was located in Sutton Park. The outline of the deer park is still visible, with the ditch and bank boundary forming the western edge of Holly Hurst. The outline then crosses Keeper’s Valley, through Lower Nut Hurst and continues south at Blackroot Pool.

Artwork commissioned by J D Wetherspoon from Carl Melegart.


The Sutton Coldfield area was chosen by Carl to showcase his new technique; with which this piece is painted – heavy impasto on canvas. Carl’s work explores the human form, focused on the semi abstraction within a figure, initially exhibited in local galleries, his style has gained a reputation, leading to exhibitions in Bristol, Cardiff, Italy, London and Paris.

A sculpture inspired by the pub’s name.



External photograph of the building – main entrance.


If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk