Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 8 July 2013

Murrays Arms, Jersey Street

Murrays Arms, Jersey Street, Ancoats, 1950s. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Murrays Arms was at the top of Jersey Street on the corner with Prussia Street near the canal.  It opened as a fully-licensed public house in 1829 and lasted into the 1960s, when it closed as a Wilson's house [1].  The area around the old Murrays Arms was redeveloped with the building of new council housing, so the authorities allowed the building of a new estate pub, the Jersey Lily, by Groves & Whitnall.  By this time Prussia Street had become Kemp Street and the Jersey Lily was next door to where the Murrays Arms once stood [1].  The street, the Murrays Arms and the Jersey Lily have all now been lost, leaving behind a pub-shaped scrap of wasteland.

Former location of Murrays Arms, Jersey Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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