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 Post subject: Duke bar
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:40 pm 
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Can anyone tell me please, was Duke Bar a pub or a small area near to Briercliffe?

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Duke Bar is an area about halfway between Lane Head and Burnley. There is a pub called the Duke of York on what is now a type of island where the road splits. One road going on to Brierfield and Nelson, the other up to Lane Head and beyond.

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Thanks Gloria
I have a postcard with 'Old Duke Bar' written across the bottom and the building on it says 'Hebrew Road Bar'.
I've put it on the site although I don't suppose it is really Briercliffe
http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Photo%20Archive/Nearby/Old%20Duke%20Bar.htm

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The Hebrew Road Bar is now the Duke of York pub. How interesting to see the gates on either side of it.

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Was it a toll road?
Do you know how/why Hebrew Road got it's name, was there a jewish influence in the area?

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The Duke of York Pub is the one that got firebombed in the Burnley riots.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1703427.stm

http://images.google.co.uk/images?svnum ... a=N&tab=wi


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Could well have been a toll road. I will look in Bennetts book later, it may mention something in there. Other than that Roger, will know.

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Colne rd was an 18th century turnpike road, and as such would have tollbars, including Duke Bar or Hebrew Bar. Details are in Bennett.

There was a Hebrew Hall farm, from which it is likely the road was named (Bennett again). It only had a small amount of land, despite what sounds a rather grand name. It is described only as a cottage in one 19c reference (see A2A - Access to Archives - website)

But why 'Hebrew' remains a mystery, I don't think that Burnley in early days is likely to have had any Jewish inhabitants.

When I was a kid (1950s) to walk up Hebrew Rd, say from its junction with Daneshouse Rd, felt like an adventure, being narrow, and with old houses !

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Rex, so that means Queens Gate would have been a toll gate also probably. Bet there are loads more which come to mind.

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Gloria

But '..gate' generally doesn't mean 'gate' (!), it just means 'way' or 'road', e.g. in Burnley, Westgate, Sandygate, Finsleygate, Eastgate (now Yorkshire St). Etc.

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