The Rock Inn
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The Rock Inn, Green Moor. Click on a photo to enlarge it and for more information.
Well-used by the local quarrymen. There used to be two entrances to the pub; this is the "back"; in recent years the main entrance was on the other side, where the carpark was. The Rock Inn was built on the site of the paymaster's office, which served the quarry behind it.
This photo shows the same side of the pub as the previous photo. There was a doorway into a shop on this side. The copper beech was planted in 1967 or 1968 and was a prize when the village won the "Best Kept Village in Yorkshire" competition. The pub changed its name to The Rock in 1969. Photo credit: Glyn & Alison Stebbing.
Another view of the "back" The landlords at this time were Peter and Audrey Stebbing (1966-1994). Photo credit: Glyn & Alison Stebbing
The two elms to the right of the house were lost to Dutch Elm disease, probably late-1970s. Joe and Ivy Bacon lived in the house for many years. The track is Delph Mews.
This photograph shows the other side to the previous photos. The carpark was on this side Photo credit: Glyn & Alison Stebbing
Photo credit: Glyn & Alison Stebbing
Photo credit: Liz Delaney, whose parents Sid and Peggy Wells ran a general grocery store here from c1951 to 1954. The landlords at the time were Joe and Ivy Bacon. Liz’s family of five lived in two rooms on the other side of the pub to this photograph, sharing one bedroom upstairs and a living room/kitchen downstairs. There was no running water; it had to be collected from the nearby pump house, and there was no inside bathroom.
The building on the right was unauthorised and too big, and was ordered to be taken down.
Photo from Penistone Archives
The pub closed in about 2005/6 There used to be a shop on this side too; the doorway was where the conservatory is on this photograph.
The pub was closed and awaiting demolition Image taken from Google
Image taken from Googlr
Just prior to demolition. Houses now stand on the site. Photo source: unknown
Image taken from Google
The Rock Inn and Pond Cottages at Well Hill are highlighted. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Sites of Hunshelf pubs highlighted: Peck Pond, The Rock and Pond Cottages at Well Hill. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.
England & Wales OS Map, revised 1903, published 1906. The Rock Inn and Pond Cottages at Well Hill are highlighted Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.