Lost pubs of Rickergate - June 2017 (1)

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    "At the end of the 19th Century, Rickergate boasted at least 14 pubs. However, only 8 survived to the State Management era and 7 of these were closed by the Board between 1916 and 1919. The sole survivor is the former “Malt Shovel Inn” – see: [[5419828]] . In one of those ironic quirks, the former “Wheat Sheaf Inn” is under this building, originally Carlisle’s police headquarters but (since the flooding of 2005), now the Magistrates’ Court. Little is known about the history of the Wheat Sheaf and no period photographs have been found, but it appears on the 1867 OS Map and may have been late 18th Century. It was closed by the Board on 11 October 1916 and later demolished. The Court building also occupies the site of the “Light Horseman Inn” (corner of Rickergate and Warwick Road) and there may have been a pub here as early as 1683. The Light Horseman closed on 3 September 1900. Part of the “Scotch Arms Hotel” could have been just in the right of this view, a three-storey building dating from circa 1783. It was closed by the Board on 23 October 1916." Photo by The Carlisle Kid, 2017.
  • Owner

    The Carlisle Kid
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    Geograph (Geograph)
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    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5428321
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 320 times
    Picture Taken: 2017-06-14
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