Brown Cow, Kirkgate, Huddersfield

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  • location: Kirkgate (in the vicinity of Beast Market), Huddersfield
  • status: probably does not exist
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

The exact location of the Brown Cow beerhouse is uncertain, but is described in various Huddersfield Police Court cases of the 1850s as being on Kirkgate or Beast Market. Court cases in 1851 name the beerhouse keeper as Richard Haigh, who appears in the 1851 Census as residing on Kirkgate. Sections of Kirkgate around Beast Market were demolished in the 1850s to make way for St. Peter's National Schools and the laying out of Lord Street.

An earlier inn with the same name existed on Market Place.