The Gorton Arms was demolished in the late 2000s having loomed over this corner of Belle Vue Street and Clowes Street as a Wilsons house, previously the Gorton Brook. Apparently, the Gorton Brook name comes from a mix of Corn Brook and Gore Brook, both of which run through this part of West Gorton .
Clowes Street is best known as the location of St. Mark's Church where St. Mark's (West Gorton) Football Club, later to become Manchester City F.C. via Ardwick Association F.C., were formed. Whether the Gorton Brook and the football club coincided is unknown, but we know the pub became a Banks' house and changed its name to the Gorton Arms.
Gorton Arms, Clowes Street, late 2000s. (c) Gary Taylor at manmates .
Shown at the archives in 1971 and 1972 as a Wilsons house, the Gorton Brook / Gorton Arms has been reduced to an imprint on this corner of Belle Vue Street and Gorton Lane, since Clowes Street was truncated after Pottery Lane formed part of the unofficial north-east ring road.
Former location of Gorton Brook, Clowes Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.