These days Long Millgate is nothing more than a walkway between Chethams and Urbis from the Cathedral to Victoria Station. A hundred and sixty-odd years ago all these Manchester institutions - except Urbis - were established and Long Millgate had several of pubs and beerhouses. The 1849 map shows only two. The Pheasant was opposite the Chethams School Master's House and Free Grammar School (1 on the map) and run by John Faulkner in the mid-1850s .
1. Manchester Victoria 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).