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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Windmill Hotel, Lower King Street (West)

Former location of Windmill Hotel, Lower King Street (West). (c) googlemaps.

This rather pleasant little square bordered by Bridge Street, St Mary's Parsonage and King Street West is generally used by office workers for a spot of dinner, being a bit off the beaten track for shoppers.  You can cut across it when passing from Manchester into Salford if you're heading for a booze in Kings Arms or New Oxford, or indeed you have to pass through it if you're heading towards the late night Mojo bar.  In the 1880s a large hotel, the Windmill Hotel, stood here, backing onto the long-gone Windmill Street, which used to run in front of the shops in today's photo [1].

1. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).

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