Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Pikefold / Pike Fold, Plant Hill Lane

Pikefold, Plant Hill Lane, Blackley. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

The Pike Fold (or Pikefold as it was called later) was a late 1960s estate-style boozer [2] at the bottom off Plant Hill Lane, just off Chapel Lane near Plant Hill Police Station, in Blackley. 


Pikefold, Plant Hill Lane. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

Shown in 1968 as a Charrington house, by 1985 under Bass its named had been truncated slightly, even though the area is "Pike Fold". The Pikefold closed some time in the last decade or so and today is in use as a nursery.

Pikefold, Plant Hill Lane, Blackley. (c) Google 2015. View Larger Map.


The Pikefold has clearly had some significant external alterations, with the old entrance extended over and two roof extensions added to the nursery. At least this old estate pub is still of some use the community.

Former Pikefold, Plant Hill Lane. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map (2015).

1. http://images.manchester.gov.uk.
2. http://manchester-estate-pubs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/pikefold-plant-hill-road.html.

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