Former location of Post Office Hotel, Barnes Street (3). (c) Alan Godfrey Maps .
Before the Arndale and the redevelopment of both sides of Market Street, the Manchester Borough Court Houses straddled Spring Gardens and Brown Street on the left as you go down Market Street. Around the Courts were four pubs. Off Spring Gardens and running parallel to it was a tiny alley called Barnes Street on which stood the Post Office Hotel, part of the Ratcliffe's Buildings .
1. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).