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STANDISHGATE YARDS MAPS 19th cen.
STANDISHGATE YARDS MAPS 19th cen.
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 34847
A COUPLE OF MAPS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE YARDS THAT WERE LOCATED OFF STANDISHGATE IN THE 19th cen.
THANKS TO JOHN FLEETWOOD.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 5th February 2024 at 15:13

Thanks again Ron and to John, these maps stir up so many memories, I need to study in detail before any further comment but just love them.

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 5th February 2024 at 17:48

Colin, this shows the toilets on Marsh Lane were a covered alley to the White Horse Yard as I mentioned on your quite recent photograph.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th February 2024 at 22:37

Has anyone got any information on the ROSE INN? Must say I've never heard of it?

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 6th February 2024 at 01:55

Rose and Thistle Inn. Rose Bridge Inn?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 6th February 2024 at 08:54

The ROSE INN as marked on this map..

Comment by: AH on 6th February 2024 at 12:28

RON; The Rose closed in 1903 [wigan pubs] Dog i,thatch 1970s,Roebuck1942

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 6th February 2024 at 12:39

There appears to be much on these maps that raises many questions which may never be answered.
I don't know anything about The Rose Inn nor the Pub which is shown on the corner of Standishgate and Church Street, also the Savings Bank with Banks Yard at the rear.
The other yard, Cowling's Place ran at the back of the yet to be built extensive parade of shops on Mesnes Street known as Market Buildings opposite The Market Hotel. My assumption is that that block of buildings on the corner of Mesnes Street and Standishgate (today with Subway below) again yet to be built is named Cowling Buildings, I assume named after Cowling's Place that it was built on but who was Cowling?
I do remember the many old houses in and around New Square, they must have been demolished in the late 50's or early 60's and were a bit grim.
Also interesting to note that what is now The Royal Arcade was pretty much open to the elements and was known as Western Place.
On the smaller map Western Place appears to lead out to a small open space or park between Hope Street and Mesnes Street with streets either side known as Marsden Place, one now Marsden Street, could the Park Hotel built on this site have been named after this small park?
All quite fascinating, I wish I had more answers, I am sure there is much more to investigate and discuss.

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 6th February 2024 at 17:55

The pub on the corner of Church Street was The Dog Ith Thatch and St. Georges School next door.

Comment by: Graham Parkinson on 8th February 2024 at 09:58

Hello. I have ancestors who lived in Queens Head Yard. Can anyone pinpoint where that was please?

Comment by: jcf on 8th February 2024 at 11:03

It’s on the Big Lamp map, in the bottom right hand corner.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th February 2024 at 12:32

Just had a look at a Directory for 1888 and there is a ROSE and CROWN pub listed as being in Standishgate maybe it later changed its name to THE ROSE INN ?? More investigation required...

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th February 2024 at 12:40

Found this in the 1869 Directory
Hart Robert, Rose Inn, 48 Standishgate
Now I need a photograph of the pub...

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th February 2024 at 11:59

Ron, Grandad Jim's Traditional Sweet Shoppe, two doors down from the Ukulele (White Horse) is listed as 53a Standishgate so I am thinking 48 must have been on the opposite side?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th February 2024 at 12:46

Graham Parkinson - There was another Queens Head Yard which along with The Cross Key's Yard was demolished to make way for Library Street when it was constructed to join Market Place through to Rodney Street. The nearest remnant from that time is Barrack Square or Yard.
Maps are available that show this.

Comment by: jcf on 10th February 2024 at 11:41

Colin, this is shown on the Big Lamp map which is prior to the construction of Library Street. Both the Cross Keys Yard and the Queens Head Yard are shown.

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