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Friday, 17 September 2010

Old Quay Tavern, Water Street

Former site of Old Quay Tavern, Water Street. (c) googlemaps.

Beneath what is now New Quay Street which branches off Quay Street and passes from Manchester to Salford over the Irwell, were Grindle Street and Cobden Street, linking Young Street with Water Street. On the corner of Cobden Street and Water Street was the Old Quay Tavern as seen on the 1848 map [1]. It is listed as Water Street but the map suggests its entrance was on Cobden Street. Opposite the pub was Water Street Hat Manufactory and the Old Quay Mills from where it took its name. It was only about 10 doors up Water Street from the Three Sugar Loaves Tavern, but in the 1850 Slater's Directory the Old Quay Tavern is not listed, so may have ceased trading in the couple of years in between.

1. New Bailey & Ordsall Lane 1848, Alan Godfrey Maps (2009).

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