Former site of the Griffin, Chapel Street. (c) googlemaps.
This office block just along from Copperheads / Brown Bull is named after the Griffin pub which used to stand here. There's a picture of the pub in Neil Richardson's book showing it as a three-story Ind Coope's house on the corner of Griffin Court in the 1930s . In its final years the Griffin was a Tetley's house and it shut in 1979 as a non-economic proposition - something which has sadly become the norm in this part of Salford in recent years. The Griffin failed to sell and was soon demolished along with its neighbouring shops; the modern office block, respectfully named Griffin Court, was build a decade or two later.
1. Salford Pubs, Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).