Cricketers Arms, Deanhouse, Honley

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  • location: corner of Deanhouse Lane and Haigh Lane, Deanhouse, Honley
  • status: still exists
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

Also nicknamed "The Blazing Rag" (or "The Rag") which suggests the premises was linked to the sport of hound trailing[1] in which a rag soaked with paraffin and aniseed oil was dragged across moorland to form a circular trail which the hounds would then race along. Reportedly the tradition was to then dispose of the flammable rag in the inn's fireplace.

At the Brewster Sessions of 1868, the beerhouse keeper was named as Allen Booth.