Pack Horse Inn

c1908. Pack Horse Inn, west side of Briggate. Photograph by Alf Mattison. The public house dated from 1615 when it was called the Nag's Head and displayed a Templar Cross, being part of the Manor of Whitkirk. It became the Slip Inn in the eighteenth century. In 1987 the Pack Horse was threatened with demolition but was saved by appeals from the Victorian Society and the promise of upkeep aided in moving forward with a refurbishment, however it was later demolished and the Pack Horse has since been rebuilt on the site of the old cellars, and the Templar Cross repositioned.

About this image

Subject ID: 8770
Creator / Copyright: Leeds City Engineers' Department / Leeds Library & Information Services
View on


My grandfather, Harry Ashley had a barber's shop somewhere in Pack Horse Yard in the 1920's. Any details?
Barbara Hebden