In the early to mid 1700s Market Stead Lane or Market Lane (Market Street these days) had ten inns - the Fountain, Anchor, Cock, Upper Swan, Bear's Paw, Royal Oak, Flying Horse, Pack Horse, Bellman and the Lower Swan . Most were lost during widening of the street by the end of the century, but one which survived well into the 1800s was the Flying Horse. Described in Manchester Streets and Manchester Men in 1822 as four doors past High Street (on the left going towards Piccadilly), the Flying Horse was an occasional starting point for stage coaches travelling south . The same passage reveals that in the early 1800s Tib Street was known as Stable Street, maybe on account of said coaches. The 1849 map shows that the Flying Horse later became the Angel Hotel, just opposite the Talbot Hotel and its adjoining Talbot Hotel Tap .
1. Manchester Streets and Manchester Men, Thomas Swindells (2008).
2. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).