Marsland Hotel, Dorset Street, West Gorton. (c) D.N. at ManMates Facebook .
The Marsland was a large and rather beautiful Chesters and then Whitbread pub in West Gorton (but in the past this area may be have been known as part of Ardwick) near St Benedict's Presbytery. Judging from the great photo of the inside of the Marsland Hotel, sent into ManMates by Brian Burnett, it looks like it was a real favourite with couples and families from the area.
The pub is seen on the corner of Dorset Street and Armitage Street (later Reabrook Close, then Avenue) in 1963, as a Chesters house in 1965, in 1972, and finally in 1973 in the shadow of the new block of flats. This allows us to work out where the Marsland stood in relation to the Benedict Court tower block; probably on this corner of what is now St Benedict's Square and Reabrook Avenue.
Marsland Hotel, Dorset Street. (c) Brian Burnett at Man Mates .
Location of Marsland Hotel, Reabrook Avenue. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.