19th century view
At the end of the street, on the left, you can still faintly see the outline of today’s Black Lion pub. The original building was part of one of the oldest brewery buildings in the world. The Black Lion brewery was established in 1546 by Deryk Carver, a Flemish immigrant, the first Protestant to be martyred under Mary I.
20th century view
On the left, you can clearly see the original brewery building which is recreated in today’s Black Lion pub. It is topped by a weathercock. The building on the right is the back of the old Market. You can see the front of the Market in the twentieth century photo of Market Street, elsewhere on this tour.
21st century view
This shot shows Black Lion Street in The Lanes, looking inland from the sea. At the end of the street, on the left, you can see the tall roof of the Black Lion pub, topped by a weathercock. This roof profile has survived the centuries. However, the pub itself is a 1974 reconstruction of the ancient brewery buildings that originally stood on the site.