Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Church Inn, Cross Lane

Church Inn, Cross Lane, Salford, 1974. (c) Arthur Brougham with family's permission.

The Church Inn was in a row of shops, three doors from Regent Road at the bottom end of Cross Lane, opposite the old Palace Theatre.  It started out as a shop but in the 1860s, shopkeeper Matthew Bradshaw obtained a beer retailers licence.  Towards the end of the century the Church Inn comprised a front room vault, parlour behind with kichen and scullery to the rear.

Church Inn, Cross Lane, 1974. (c) NAH1952 at flickr.

The milk shop next door was incorporated and in 1906 a smoke room extension was added in the back yard by owners, the Rochdale & Manor Brewery who surrendered their licence at the Tyrone Castle, Arlington Street for these improvements.  By the 1960s Sam Smith's Brewery owned the Church, but along with its neighbours - the Wellington across the road, the Railway, the Station etc - it was pulled down in 1979.

Church Inn, Cross Lane, late 1970s. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

1. Salford Pubs - Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

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