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Thursday, 30 September 2010

White Lion, Port Street

White Lion, Port Street. (c) googlemaps.

This bizarre green house on Port Street stands alone with little but car park space either side, with the Crown & Anchor down the road.  It stands determined and well looked after and it appears to have a proud history as the old White Lion.  The 1849 map shows the White Lion four doors down from Little Pit(t) Street, which means with 99% certainty that this green house was indeed once the same pub [1].  Back then there were houses either side of the White Lion, facing onto 'No.1 Court' and Dean Court to the rear in this triangle bounded by Dean Street, Port Street and Little Pit(t) Street.  Across the road on the other side of Port Street was a large Iron Warehouse and a Saw Mill with marble cutting machine [1].  Today the house is numbered No.75 but in Slater's Directory of the 1850s the White Lion was No.61 and was kept by Ann Gleave [1].

White Lion, Port Street. (c) googlemaps.

1. Manchester (Piccadilly) 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2009).

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