OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 21, 2016
Webpage updated: May 29, 2021

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ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD DEVONPORT

JOHN STREET

John Street, Morice Town, not to be confused with Saint John Street, was a very short highway that ran from Pottery Road to Tamar Road.  It no longer exists, having been taken into the Royal Dockyard when the new Central Offices were built in the 1960s.

The Freemason's Arms, John Street, Devonport, pictured in July 1954.
City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Prominently positioned at the southern end on Pottery Road was the Ship Inn.  In 1914 there were two other beer retailers number 26 was the Freemason's Arms), four shop keepers, a baker, a grocer (Messrs G Pain and Sons, at number 1, opposite the Ship Inn) and a boot maker in the Street.

The only principal building in John Street was the New Passage Brewery, of which Mr C R Webb was the manager in 1914. 

William Street and Albert Road were the nearest places to catch tramway services.