We've covered a few of the more famous old pubs that used to stand where the ugly Arndale Centre sits, such as the Bulls Head, Blue Boar, Slip Inn, Listons and Fatted Calf. Thanks to the 1849 map of the city centre we can see a few more. Opposite where Spring Gardens meets Market Street today used to be a narrow alleyway leading to Palace Square, named after the Palace Buildings on Market Street. As you went down this alley, it opened up into Palace Square and on the first left was the Palace Inn , numbered 1 on the below map. This Palace Inn is a different pub to the big old Palace Inn that once stood on Market Stead Lane.
Former site of Palace Inn, Palace Square. (c) googlemaps.
1. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).