Historic Preston pub given protection

Posted on - 24th June, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs
The Black Horse's beautiful tiled bar Pic Lisa Brown
The Black Horse’s beautiful tiled bar Pic Lisa Brown

A Preston pub has been upgraded to a grade II* building as part of a project to help save rare historic pub interiors.


The Black Horse in Friargate, is amongst 11 pubs in the country to have been listed as a grade II building for its distinctive interior.

It was rebuilt in 1898 to the designs of local architect J A Seward for Kay’s Atlas Brewery of Manchester.

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The victorian urban pub with mosaic flooring and a semi-circular ceramic counter is an impressive place for locals and tourists to get together with family and friends to spend quality time.

Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston, said: “Our historic pubs are national institutions that have sat at the heart of local communities for generations, bringing people together and shining a light on our shared past.

“These listings recognise and celebrate the importance of the local pub to people across the country and will make sure their legacy endures for many years to come.”

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