Ashton Street used to be a continuation of Granby Row off London Road but has long been lost to the expansion of London Road (Piccadilly) Station in the 1880s. The 1849 map of London Road shows the Stag & Pheasant, run by Matilda Lovitt, on the south east corner of Ashton Street and Chadwick Street . When you're waiting for a taxi from Piccadilly at the Fairfield Street entrance, you're stood on the site of the Stag & Pheasant.
1. Manchester (London Road) 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2009).