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Friday, 8 April 2011

Van Tavern, Arthur Street

Van Tavern, Arthur Street (right). (c) Alan Godrey Maps [1].

The Van Tavern was on Arthur Street, a short road off Chester Road, just north-east of Great Jackson Street at the very start of Deansgate.  It's listed on the 1848 map but is gone by the 1920 Ordnance Survey, so must have been named after the caravan, rather than the van.  It gets a mention in the 27 September 1850 edition of the London Gazette:

Van Tavern, Arthur Street, Hulme. (c)

The Van Tavern was half way down Arthur Street on the right, and going off today's map, this was in the centre of the patch of waste ground shown in the centre right (the unmarked road going south off Deansgate is Owen Street; Arthur Street was between this and Great Jackson Street), not far from Choice Bar & Restaurant and Lava Café Bar:

Former location of Van Tavern, Arthur Street. (c) googlemaps.

1. Castlefield 1848, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).

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