Listing: Public House, c.1850. Included for group value.
Comment: so quickly do things change that this building appears in the
list as Brannigans (and if you go scurrying sound in our HTML you will find our
file name is Brannigans too).
Anthony Perry (in his "St. Peter's House") says that this building was
originally a house, which lost its front garden to the widening of North Street
but otherwise survived that widening and the widening and straightening of
I respect the opinion of that careful researcher - and, after all, he has
researched the area, even though he concentrated on St. Peter's House. By taking
the easier option of just looking at the building and not letting the facts get
in the way, it looks to me to date from about the time of the improvements to
this area; and as if it always was a pub with offices over, or some such. Could
it be that there was a house here, it was demolished, what had been its front
garden (or, more probably, "area") thrown into the street and the remainder of
the site sold for this redevelopment? That parallels the story of St. Peter's
House suspiciously closely.
for more about St. Peter's House, click here
Anyway this building is listed "for group value". It certainly has
group value but it could have been included in its own right.