|||Harrison Street ( North Street Improvement Scheme) (City Centre)
|Undated. This view shows a stable entrance, possibly belonging to the Smithfield Hotel in North Street. Next door there is a derelict building surrounded by a wooden fence. On the fence there are several advertising posters for the Smithfield Hotel.
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|||North Street, former Smithfield Hotel (Leylands) (6 comments)
|29th October 1999.
The former Smithfield Hotel. Closed early 1900s. Thomas Greens Ironworks lay behind, they took over the site and were in business until 1975. Greens were famous for the machinery they produced especially lawn mowers.
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|||North Street, looking north (Leylands) (6 comments)
View of North Street looking north in the early to mid 1960s. On the left the business of C. Jackson can be seen, selling woollens and worsteds at number 61 North Street. The shop is next to the junction with Brunswick Street. The large building with a part tiled facade and a triangular roof is the former Smithfield Hotel which closed in the early 1900s. It became known as Smithfield Ironworks and Thomas Green & Son Ltd., engineers took over the site.
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|||Smithfield Hotel (Leylands) (3 comments)
|15th April 1897.
Smithfield Hotel numbered 94 North Street, landlord William Fawcett. The named derived from the fact that it was opposite the Smithfield meat market, the site of which became Lovell Park.
The hotel closed in the early 1900s. Behind the hotel was the Smithfield iron works run by Thomas Green, they were established in the area in 1835, making a variety of machinery.
They became famous for their mowing machines, vehicles for road making and street cleaning.
When the hotel closed, Greens expanded into the site. Greens closed in the early 1970s.
The facade of this building has been cleaned and restored. To the right is the junction with St. Thomas' Row.
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