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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Bricklayers Arms, Moston Lane

Bricklayers Arms, , Moston. (c) David Dixon at geograph under Creative Commons

The Bricklayers Arms was an old Wilsons house at 140-142 Moston Lane.  Towards the ends of its life it was a freehouse as shown in these sad photos of a rotting and boarded up old boozer.  This 1972 photo from the archives shows the Bricklayers in better times with its Wilsons signs, vault brickwork and a 1929 construction date.

Bricklayers Arms, Moston Lane. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr under Creative Commons.

The Bricklayers Arms sadly closed in the mid-2000s and was bought by Nadia Homes, who were taken to court and fined £4,000 for allowing the pub to deteriorate and become derelict.  The Doncaster-based developers were warned that further fines would follow if they failed to clean up the site [1].

Former location of Bricklayers Arms, Moston Lane. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

As can be seen on Moston Lane today, and above, the developers did nothing and the Bricklayers was eventually demolished.  This leaves a pub-shaped plot (though the pub can still be seen on the aerial shot, below) at the top of Hillier Street North, along which the closed Moston Hotel still stands today.

Bricklayers Arms, Moston Lane. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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