Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Bay Horse, Long Millgate

Bay Horse, Long Millgate. (c) NAH1952 at flickr.

Seen from Corporation Street in 1969 and 1971, the Tetleys house the Bay Horse faced onto Long Millgate, as seen in 1972.  It was on this corner, with the longest part of the pub running down Hanover Street, with Victoria Station behind it.

Former location of Bay Horse, Long Millgate. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

Tony Dixon on the Manchester Forum remembers the Bay Horse: "The pub had a most unusual lay-out with the bar being at ground level as you'd expect but the tap-room complete with Manchester dart board was up a flight of stairs whilst the best room was in the basement [1]."

Former location of Bay Horse, Long Millgate. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

The 1849 map shows the Bay Horse on the corner of Hanover Street and Long Millgate, which makes sense when Corporation Street is superimposed over the old map [2].  The 1915 map shows the location of the Bay Horse on this corner after Corporation Street had been extended [3], as shown here in 1969; an engineering feat which preserved the Bay Horse.

Bay Horse, Long Millgate. (c) Alan Godfrey maps [3].

2. Manchester Victoria 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2009).
3. Manchester (NW) & Central Salford 1915, Alan Godfrey Maps (2010).


  1. William James Jones & wife Lucy (Gledhill) operated the Bay Horse Hotel Corporation Street & Long Millgate from c.1906... Lucy held the license in 1929. Jones family believed to have had association with the hotel until it closed. Two daughters by 1911, Gladys 4 and Dorothy <1.

  2. My Great Grandfather x 4 Michael Carroll was the landlord of here and certainly died at the Bay Horse 1st April 1869. Anyone know of any information on him? Emma