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Report - Dead Pubs on Stanley Road - The Shakespeare, The Royal and The Cunard (Liverpool, 2019/20)


urbanchemist

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Another trio of Liverpool pubs, although only two count because one is a shell.

I can’t say I have any particular interest in pubs, but the buildings aren’t bad and these things are worth recording at least once as part of social culture etc.

They’re all on Stanley Road which starts just north of the city centre, running parallel to the docks up to Bootle.

The town end of this road once had a large number of drinking holes, nineteen in the ca. 1 mile stretch on the 1891 map below.

The red dots are the buildings shown as either ‘P.H’ or ‘Hotel’, with hotels at that time generally being bars with lodgings above.



Much of the housing in this area has since been rebuilt and of the original nineteen pub buildings, nine survive.

One is still a pub (The Pitch Pine), another (The Lighthouse) seems to be resting, three are derelict and rest have been converted into other things.


Starting at the northern end, the first derelict one is The William Shakespeare, in an area of streets named after characters in Shakespeare plays.

This closed around 2017/18, and is just a typical defunct pub with empty flats upstairs - pictures are ordered upwards.


































Next is The Royal, which is a bit of a landmark at the top of Bankhall Street.

Only a single external for this one since although you could get inside if you really wanted to, phone pics through holes didn’t show much left.

I haven’t found out when it originally closed, but the roof seems to have gone between 2003 and 2005 according to satellite images, maybe the result of a fire.

Nevertheless a pretty building even if it does look ready to fall into the road - not uncommon with old buildings in Liverpool.




Lastly The Cunard, originally called The Cunard Vaults.

Again I don’t know when this closed but several years ago at least. Inside it’s just another ex local.












The engraving shows Everton Hill in 1833 from a viewpoint near the pub.

The church on the skyline is St George’s which is still there, with Everton Library (not built then) just behind it.



















Upstairs the pigeons have moved in.















Stanley Road is not at all unusual in the number of pubs; starting from the same point, Scotland Road which runs inland in a similar direction once had about twice as many in a one mile stretch.

And of course the roads near the docks used to be lined with them. One of the remaining dockside ones, The Atlantic opposite the Huskisson Dock transit shed, was demolished quite recently.
 
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mookster

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Whats with that weird coffin shaped article on the floor of the first pub? Can't wait for some goons to 'discover' a coffin in an abandoned pub :rolleyes:
 

princethorpe

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Whats with that weird coffin shaped article on the floor of the first pub? Can't wait for some goons to 'discover' a coffin in an abandoned pub :rolleyes:
You must have heard a barmaid ask "are these glasses dead" it's obviously where she puts them.
 

chills

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Whats with that weird coffin shaped article on the floor of the first pub? Can't wait for some goons to 'discover' a coffin in an abandoned pub :rolleyes:
Have to say I was about to ask the same thing @mookster! A coffin in a pub basement? Definitely haunted.
 

Bristol-Wanderer

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Nope not seen that yet, I’ve come across the dead one or two that’s made there way into a building and not back out but never one hanging
 

dweeb

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I'd fancy a look in the Royal myself!
Must do a tour of derp pubs in Liverpool... followed by a tour of in use ones!
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Really nice sets. Agree the pool table shot is great. The Royal looks like a lovely build. Shame what lies behind the walls now. I was intrigued by the coffin too. :thumb
 

zombizza

Pink
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You never seen that before? It's quite common, they get tangled up and hang themselves.
I've never been lucky enough to see that either
I can practically smell that rancid aroma from the pigeon crap in those last photos, especially if some of it had got a bit damp.
Nice shots, I have always thought pub are the bottom of the barrel, but some of these are nice.
 

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