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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Halifax
Garden Street.

The pub closed in 1903

Unicorn, Halifax
Bull Green


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

  • 1822: Joseph Jackson

 

Union Cross, Halifax
15 Old Market.

Originally called The Crosse Inn because it stood opposite the old market cross.

Recorded in 1535, this is the oldest inn in Halifax and stands in Old Market on the site of the old town market.

From 1818, meetings and rehearsals of the Halifax Quarterly Choral Society were held here and at other local Inns.

This is discussed in the books Halifax Antiquarian Society Transactions and Halifax Pubs.

See Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

 

Union Cross, Heptonstall
46 Northgate / Main Street. Aka The Cross.

Built around 1617. It was originally known as the Stocks Inn because the town stocks stood here.

The chimney is dated HE 1636, and there is a carving of a man and woman in 17th-century dress.

In 1771, a gang of coiners in the pub overheard Abraham Ingham saying that he knew who had murdered William Deighton. The gang promptly threw Ingham on the fire – and poured burning coals down his breeches – killing him.

New House is now a part of the inn.

A mummified cat, found in the rafters at Heptonstall church after the storm of 1847, was displayed at the inn. The cat was lost in 1958.

This is discussed in the book Halifax Pubs


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

 

Union Cross, Ovenden


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

  • 1845: Mrs Mary Walton
  • 1874: R. J. Carter [Illingworth Cross]

 

Upper Castle, Cragg
This was originally a beer house


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

 

Upper Crispin, Halifax
King Cross Lane

See Crispin, Halifax, Old Crispin, Halifax, St Crispin, Halifax and Upper Crispin, Halifax


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

  • 1822: Thomas Lister

 

Upper Foot Farm, Luddendenfoot
Around 1840, when the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway was being built at Luddendenfoot, there was a public house at Upper Foot Farm, Luddendenfoot

Upper George Hotel & Posting House, Halifax
In Upper George Yard between 3 Crown Street / Cheapside.

In the early 19th century, this was used as a meeting place for the trustees of Halifax town.

There is a datestone from a barn of 1717. This was reused when the present building was erected in 1826, and is dated IIS for Judith and Jonathan Stead and WE for William Emmet

See Coaches, Thomas Bates and Flogging


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

 

Upper George, Rastrick
Aka The George.

Crowtrees Lane / Church Street. Opened in 1827.

The pub closed in 1936.

The building was recorded around 1941, although it was no longer a pub.

It was later demolished. The car park for St Matthew's Church now occupies the site of the pub.

See George, Rastrick and Lower George, Rastrick

David Kelly and Derrick Habergham have collected records for 3 pubs – The George, The Upper George, and The Lower George - the first 2 of which would appear to be the same hostelry.

Their contributions are used in the following list of licensees,

  • G indicates that the pub is recorded as The George or The Upper George
  • L indicates that the pub is recorded as The Lower George
  • U indicates that the pub is recorded as The Upper George or The George


Innkeepers, licensees and landlords:

 

In the 1861 census for Rastrick, they appear in the sequence


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Upper Slack Farm, Wainstalls
The pub closed in 1870


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