Rutland Street is now part of Brunswick Street (South). It was once a maze of high-density housing which became a notoriously crowded slum area. It was partly demolished in the 1934 slum clearance programme. Rutland Street seems to have been named after a property called Rutland Lodge (1806 reference), which was situated near the north end of St Georges Street.

The Jolly Fellow was situated halfway along the western side of Rutland Street. The back garden backed onto the properties in St Pauls Street North. Of interest is that there was a pub called the Hop Pole at 46 St Pauls Street North in 1844, concurrent with the licensing of the Jolly Fellow Inn. Were the two pubs back to back?


1844 James Morgan

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