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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Jolly Carter / Ropemakers Arms, Gravel Lane

Jolly Carter, Gravel Lane, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Jolly Carter stood on the corner of Cable Street and Gravel Lane, between Chapel Street and Greengate in old Salford.  It was lost in 1893 when the last of the area's railway bridges was built across Chapel Street and Gravel Lane.  The beerhouse was opened in 1830 by Bernard McKenna, who went on to build the successful McKenna's Brewery in Harpurhey which was sold to Walker & Homfray in 1905.  

Jolly Carter, Gravel Lane, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [2].

McKenna was listed here in 1829 and thanks to the 1930 Beerhouse Act, he opened one of Salford's first beerhouses [2].  The building had previously been used as a shoe warehouse and flour dealers [1].  For its first three decades it was known as the Ropemakers Arms, and it stood as the Jolly Carter from the 1870s until its demolition [2].  The corner of Viaduct Street and Gravel Lane marks the spot of the old Jolly Carter.

Former location of Jolly Carter / Ropemakers Arms, Gravel Lane/Viaduct Street, Salford. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

2. Salford Pubs Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

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