SJ8498 : Three venues on Swan Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Three venues on Swan Street
Three venues on Swan Street
In the middle is the Burton Arms. In the mid-1800s it was known as the John O'Groats House. It was a Theakston's house in 1993 and before that a Bass house. Now it is a free house. LinkExternal link (Pubs of Manchester).

Pub website: LinkExternal link
SJ8498 : Sign of the Burton Arms.

On the right is the Smithfield Market Tavern. Its history dates back to 1823 when it fronted Coop Street. The Swan Street side was then a grocer's which was then incorporated to create one long, thin vault. It brewed its own beer on site and was known as the Smithfield Vaults. LinkExternal link (Pubs of Manchester).

In recent years it has expanded into the premises which previous separated it from the Burton Arms and is currently a Blackjack Brewery taphouse SJ8498 : Blackjack Taphouse (sign).

On the left is half of the "Band on the Wall". The night club was opened in the former George and Dragon on the corner of Swan Street and Oak Street in the 1930s and has since expanded next door into what was a Spirits Warehouse in 1888. The club closed in 2007 and was renovated funded by 3.2 million awarded by the Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. LinkExternal link (Manchester History).

For a more detailed history see the Band on the wall website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Brewer (from Tags)
Theakston  Bass  Blackjack 
Date (from Tags)
1823  2007 
Former (from Tags)
Grocers  Spirits Warehouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8454 9876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1195N 2:14.0670W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8454 9879
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Public House  Free House  Heritage Lottery Fund  Music Venue  Band on the Wall 

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