Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bridge & Crescent, Mount Street

Bridge & Crescent Inn, Mount Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. (c) Bob Potts (1997) [1].

Mount Street off Upper Brook Street in the northern part of Chorlton-on-Medlock has been lost to the A57 Mancunian Way and with it went the Bridge & Crescent Inn.  This Wilsons house closed in 1962 as the area was razed for Manchester's inner-ring road 'motorway' [1].  

Bridge & Crescent Inn, Mount Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. (c) John Smith at Facebook.

The Bridge & Crescent was so-named as it sat above the curve of the River Medlock, hence on the bridge.  The Crescent piece is because the part of Mount Street that bent slightly due to the river's curve was known as 'the Crescent', as shown on the 1824 map of Chorlton Row (as this Chorlton was once known).

'The Crescent' on Mount Street, Chorlton Row, 1824. (c) Bob Potts (1997) [1].

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton -on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).

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