Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Duke of York, Bury Street

Duke of York, Bury Street, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson, Tony Flynn & Alan Gall [1].

The Duke of York stood on the corner of Frederick Street and Bury Street in old Salford, opening in 1825 and passing into the hands of Watson & Woodward's brewery towards the end of the century.  The brewery bought up the house next door and later alterations included a new back entry and conversion of the upstairs clubroom into bedrooms.  The Duke of York passed to Walker & Homfrays then Wilsons after WWII.  Although the pub was included in the area for post-war redevelopment, it lasted until the mid-1960s, serving the new flats and maisonettes for a few brief years before it was pulled down [2].  Frederick Street and Bury Street still partially run through Salford today but they don't quite meet anymore; the old location of the Duke of York being where Nathan Drive bends.

1. Salford's Pubs 2, Neil Richardson, Tony Flynn & Alan Gall (1978).
2.  Salford Pubs Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

1 comment:

  1. The Duke of York pub was at one time run by William Lowther Bolsover aka Mundy he can be found on the 1861 census at that pub. His brother John Bolsover aka Mundy in 1871 ran the Church Inn on Ford Street which was a short walk away from the Duke of York.