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Monday, 25 March 2013

Kings Head, Heywood Street / Harpenden Street

Former location of Kings Head, Heywood Street / Harpenden Street, Moss Side. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

The Kings Head was a Hydes house which was almost the brewery tap, the old Queens Brewery being just a few yards along Moss Lane West.  The Kings Head was on the corner of Heywood Street, later (and for reasons unknown) renamed Harpenden Street.  This street and the pub have been swept away in the redevelopment of Moss Side, but it was the next street to the west of Alexandra Road.  The Kings Head is shown from similar angles in 1971 and 1972 at the archives, not long before it was demolished, to be replaced with the grim council houses of William Kay Close.

Kings Head, Heywood Street / Harpenden Street, Moss Side. (c) All rights reserved - Manchester Local Image Collection - Click here for view full image.

1 comment:

  1. I have a Census document from 1891 that say's the King's Head was at 60 Moss Lane West. Would this be the same place? Thanks!