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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Number V Vaults, Hope Street

Number V Vaults, Hope Street, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson & Tony Flynn [1].

Named in the same odd fashion as its neighbour, the Number IV Tavern, on Hope Street, the Number V Vaults beerhouse opened in the 1860s on the end of a row of dreaded back-to-back houses between West William Street and West John Street [2].  Both these little streets were lost to the railway but West Charles Street was the next street to the west and this still runs between Hope Street and Liverpool Street.

The Number V Vaults was a Groves & Whitnall house in the late-1800s but by 1909 it was on the closure list after some of the older dwellings in the area had been demolished.  The brewery reported sales of 4-5 barrels a week and assured the licensing authorities that they would improve the beerhouse.  Slight alterations resulted, but this did not really improve trade and the Number IV Tavern closed in 1927 [2].

The map of the Liverpool Street and Hope Street above, from Neil Richardson & Tony Flynn's original Salford book [1], shows that Hope Street once boasted seven boozers (including the Prince of Wales (numbered 37) and Number IV (40)).  The Number IV Vaults is numbered 42.  Of these 24 pubs and beerhouses shown, only one remains - the Holt's house, the Union Tavern (35).

Former location of Number V Vaults, Hope Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. Salford's Pubs 1, Neil Richardson & Tony Flynn (1978).
2. Salford Pubs Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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