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Here is a real Sheffield History teaser for you.

In this photo is the Old Harrow pub which was at number 34 Harvest Lane, and we're looking towards Bridgehouses and the junction with Mowbray Street.

That's not what we're here for however.

Instead look at the building left of centre with the writing 'Garden Gate Inn' on the end gable. 

Question here is was there actually a Garden Gate Inn pub in Sheffield?

I've been told there's no record of it at all?

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madannie77

Whites 1911 directory has:

24 & 26 Harvest Lane: Ashley Charles, beerhouse (the Old Harrow is listed as 34 Harvest Lane )

There are a few mentions on here:

But I can't find it in the A-Z index

 

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madannie77

And the building is not marked as an inn or public house on any of the maps I can easily access online.

Curious.

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Sheffield History



It's a real mystery this one!

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Edmund

In 1893 the pub was the headquarters of Nottingham boxer Loll Hunt (21 years, 5 foot 6, 8 stone 9 pounds). His manager was Frank Howson a well known local publican, so possibly the Garden Gate was in Frank's hands at that point. On 13th March at the Edmund Road Drill Hall, Hunt beat William Clarke of Sheffield to the £25 prize after 20 rounds with 4 oz. gloves under Queensberry Rules.

 Charles Ashley had the beer house at 24/26 Harvest Lane in 1901 - complete with 8 boarders, he died in March 1911. By 1914 it was on the Compensation List ready for closure. The owners' solicitor pleaded that "if it was only to retain an old and pleasing title, the Garden Gate, Harvest lane, should remain". The owners were Messrs. A.H. Smith and the landlady Mrs Malvina Ashley.  The owners rejected a compensation offer of £400 (though had accepted by December) but Mrs Ashley had immediately accepted £110.

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tozzin
12 minutes ago, Edmund said:

In 1893 the pub was the headquarters of Nottingham boxer Loll Hunt (21 years, 5 foot 6, 8 stone 9 pounds). His manager was Frank Howson a well known local publican, so possibly the Garden Gate was in Frank's hands at that point. On 13th March at the Edmund Road Drill Hall, Hunt beat William Clarke of Sheffield to the £25 prize after 20 rounds with 4 oz. gloves under Queensberry Rules.

 Charles Ashley had the beer house at 24/26 Harvest Lane in 1901 - complete with 8 boarders, he died in March 1911. By 1914 it was on the Compensation List ready for closure. The owners' solicitor pleaded that "if it was only to retain an old and pleasing title, the Garden Gate, Harvest lane, should remain". The owners were Messrs. A.H. Smith and the landlady Mrs Malvina Ashley.  The owners rejected a compensation offer of £400 (though had accepted by December) but Mrs Ashley had immediately accepted £110.

In the 1893 Directory it reads 24 - 26 Walter Cooke Beer retailer

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Sadbrewer

It's mentioned here in 1914, owned by AH Smith's Don Brewery. 

 

 

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From 1888.

 

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neddy

1911 Malvina Ashley 57 widow, 24 Harvest Lane Beerhouse Keeper Licenced Victualler own account.

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neddy

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