The Cherry Tree Inn was a popular pub, demolished in the 1860s. A new Cherry Tree was built opposite, but that was also pulled down. However, its site at the junction of Westgate and Railway Street became known as Cherry Tree Corner.
Prints, photographs and text about The Cherry Tree.
The text reads: This Wetherspoon pub preserves the name of an old inn which stood on the Westgate / Railway Street Corner. It was cleared away in 1868, with other buildings on Westgate, to make way for the Ramsden Estate offices.
A new Cherry Tree Inn was built diagonally opposite the old site. It became the Cherry Tree Commercial Hotel, but this too was later demolished.
John William Street was laid out in the mid-nineteenth century to provide a link between the Market Place and the Railway Station.
It was named after the landowner John William Ramsden, MP for the west riding from 1859 to 1865. Previous buildings on this site were shops occupied at various times by woollen merchants, a grocer, a tailor, a draper, an architectural practice and a plumber’s merchant. One was used for some 30 years as a branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association.
Top: above, Looking down Westgate c1890 towards the site of the Byram Buildings and Arcade, below left, The Cherry Tree, below right, Westgate
Above: The old Cherry Tree, 1890.
External photograph of the building – main entrance.
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