Sunday, 5 August 2018

The oldest building in Chorlton ..............

Well it seems there is a debate and in that outrageous way I promote myself I have joined in.

The Horse and Jockey, 1933
The usual culprits will be Barlow Hall and Hough End Hall.

Technically Barlow Hall was in Chorlton and dates back to the 16th century while Hough End Hall is regarded as Chorlton but was in Withington.

The old parish church on the green will be the oldest dating as it does from around 1512, but it was rebuilt in 1800 and demolished in 1949, leaving, the Horse and Jockey which was already into its second decade when Henry V111 walked up the aisle with Ann Boelyn.

That said it didn’t become a pub until 1793 , having been beaten to the the post by the old Bowling Green Hotel and that pub over the water.

Nor did it get its distinctive timber exterior till the 1920s when it was occupied only part of its present footprint.

Of course I might be wrong.

We shall see.

Location; Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Picture; the Horse & Jockey in 1933, F Blyth from A Short History of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, by J.D.Blyth, 1933

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