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The Big Lamp
The Big Lamp
Photo: Peter Walsh
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Item #: 34849
Showing many of the pubs around the Market Place including the Big Lamp. This is shown next to the Raven before Library Street was pushed through Queens Yard. Do we know more about the Big Lamp, and its takeover?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 5th February 2024 at 17:06

Peter, great map but are you sure about the location of The Big Lamp? It’s an establishment that I have not previously come across but names do occasionally change.
Looks like tram lines are on the roads, much room for thought.
It looks a little bit further down Wallgate than where Library Stywas cut through

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th February 2024 at 19:04

There is a photograph of the BIG LAMP on the site..." SEARCH AND YE SHALL FIND"

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 5th February 2024 at 22:56

Found your photo Ron and the name is on the Big Lamp over the entrance. The Golden Lion , not marked on the map, is the nice building still existing. There is none of the Ravens stonework showing.
Colin, Library Street came out of the Queens Head yard and the tramlines terminated as shown, only the Pemberton side had been laid. The date is 1889, In 1848 there was also the Bay Horse Yard and the Bears Paw Yard behind these three pubs.

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