The replica of the original bull stake was a short section of a tree trunk with an iron ring fixed in the centre of the upper surface, to which a bull would have been tethered.
The name of the Bull Stake derives from its purpose, and the fact that bull-baiting used to take place in the area. The original stake has not survived but the facsimile can be found in Willenhall Library. In 1977, to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's accession, the Council erected a symbolic bull stake (1). In August 1987 there was a proposal to erect a public sculpture on the site, depicting an actual size representational or stylised bull chained to stake with matching actual size bulldogs, this was not carried out. Both the original bull stake and 1977 replica have since disappeared, another replica exists in Willenhall Library.
Metal plaque on nearby wall: From the seventeen century, or earlier, the area from the Bull Stake was the main focus of the town of Darlaston. The Bull Stake itself was originally situated a few feet to the south-west of its present position, and was used until Victorian times in connection with the popular bloodsports of bull and bear baiting.
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