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Posted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:06 pm
On page 34 of the April 2012 issue of The Yorkshire Dalesman there is an article about the meaning of the name of the Three Hulats pub that is said to be in Chapel Allerton. In the article it states "A 'hulat' is a localised nickname for a young owl bird (as in owlet), possibly from the middle English". Not being a pub goer I've not however heard of the Three Hulats nor of a hulat!
Posted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:27 pm
I have supped a few pints in that pub, but I couldn't tell you where it is due to my appalling sense of direction. Chapel Allerton sounds right though.
Posted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:36 pm
It is indeed in Chapel Allerton. Between the hospital and the old police station. It used to be a music venue and night club many moons ago. It's like a typical modern pub that serves food, or at least it was the last time I was up that way.
Posted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:50 pm
For the benefit of pre-Blackberry audience, they're talking about the Mexborough Pub, just oppo the Dominion Cinema [now housing]tried to post current pic
Posted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 10:57 pm
Seen from Church Lane .The Mexborough is centre photo and these days is sort of top end of Liddl car park.Another pub round the corner the shoulder of mutton on Potternewton Ln closed a while ago. http://g.co/maps/rphex
Posted: Thu 29 Mar, 2012 9:46 am
Having Googled hulat, it seems that in days of old the local landowners in the area were the Saviles, and their coat of arms (above) features three owls, or hulats. Hulat may be a heraldic word for owl, like martlet, meaning a swallow.
Posted: Thu 29 Mar, 2012 1:16 pm
Si wrote: Having Googled hulat, it seems that in days of old the local landowners in the area were the Saviles, and their coat of arms (above) features three owls, or hulats. Hulat may be a heraldic word for owl, like martlet, meaning a swallow. Hi Si. The article mentions the Savile connection. I hope not to risk any copyright problem by quoting too much but in the article it states the pub name is "a nod toward a noble family name with local associations. It could so easily have been called the Mexborough Arms, or the Pollington, but instead it is named after the device on the heraldic symbols adopted by the Savile's, which are a trio of hulats". There is much more in the article, including that the pub had been a coaching inn and was also once known as the Bowling Green.
Posted: Thu 29 Mar, 2012 1:24 pm
Posted: Thu 29 Mar, 2012 1:27 pm
... and Foxes nightclub on side too.
Posted: Fri 30 Mar, 2012 1:51 pm
Also the old coat of arms for Leeds had three owls as 2 supporters and a crest.