Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Kings Arms, Union Street

Kings Arms, Union Street, Ancoats. (c) Adshead at Digital Archives [1].

The Kings Arms stood further up Union Street (described as the ugliest in Manchester) from the Grapes oppsite the Rochdale Canal.  It was on the corner of the tiny Darlington Street which had notorious back-to-back dwellings along one side.  The Kings Arms opened in 1830 at the time of the Beer Act, and closed in 1870 [2].  On what today is St Vincent Street was, in the 1800s, Pott Street and both Union Street and Pott Street ended where the canal cut through, although the little bridge over the water is long gone.

Former location of Kings Arms, Union Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

1. Adshead's Twenty Four Illustrated Maps of the Township of Manchester divided into Municipal Wards, 1851 at Digital Archives.
2. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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