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Monday, 14 November 2011

Grey Mare, Exeter Close

Former Grey Mare, former Exeter Close, Ardwick. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

The Grey Mare estate pub was built to replace an original Grey Mare, which is shown here in 1968 on Grey Street, and rather superbly, here in 1968 amongst the demolition.  The Grey Mare, shown here in 1972 just after opening, closed a few years ago but the building still stands despite the Coverdale Estate between Hyde Road and Stockport Road being drastically altered in recent years.  Like its better-known sister estate, the Hulme Crescents in the early 1990s, Fort Ardwick was finally condemned in the late 1980s [1].

Grey Mare, former Exeter Close. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

Alan Wilson at Pubs Galore has a photo of the front of the Grey Mare taken in 1993 as a Bass house [2], which shows nicely how the estate was already being pulled down back then.  While the Grey Mare was spared demolition, Exeter Close itself has disappeared from the map, and the pub can't have closed that long ago as it's all over the internet on old listing sites.  These views here of the fenced off old Grey Mare are from Warmington Drive, and it's not possible to work out the function of the building today.

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