CROWN INN AND COMMERCIAL
[later 'OPORTO WINE STORES']
7 Church Street.
The Crown Hotel was one of four inns that fronted Church Street
where the Arndale (Miller) Arcade now stands. After all the building were
demolished, a new Crown Hotel was incorporated in the Arcade.
A trace can still be found [see below for photographs].
1827 - 34 William Cotton d. 2.8.1834, see below.
1834 - 41 Grace Cotton
1842 Thomas Buxton - came from the "Shakespeare Hotel" Strait Shambles.
1848 John Chapman
1849 - 51 Miss Jane Chapman
1852 - 53 Ann Seddon
1853 - 54 William Mashiter (Masheter)
1856 - 58 Thomas Ambler - lived at 12 Charles Street, prior to coming to the 'Crown'.
1858 - 61 George Eastham
1861 - 65 Thomas Coulthurst - On 23.2.1862, Mary Elizabeth Kirkbride C., wife of T.C. died aged 32 years
1868 - 69 Richard Robinson
1871 - 73 John Ladyman
1873 Thomas Horn
1874 - 77 James Albert Tomlinson
1877 - 84 Henry Beesley
1885 - 87 Peter Duckworth Yates
1887 Mary Addison
1887 - 89 Margaret Fiddler - died 19.1.1891, aged 52 years, at the "Brewers' Arms," Friargate
1889 John Wainman
1889 Edward Thomas Houghton
1890 Mary Houghton
1890 - 95 Charles E. Brent
1895 Nathaniel Miller (Owner)
1895 - 96 Thomas Bradley (Landlord / Manager)
September 23rd 1896 Licence abandoned - premises structurally altered.
1896 - 99 Nathaniel Miller
1899 - 1907 Frederick William Catterall
1910 John Appleton
1913 J. Seifert
1916 Taken over by the military in October 1916 as a Records Office, but the licence was renewed. The fixtures, fittings, and wet and dry stock were auctioned in December 1916.
NOTES: The owner in 1882 was Edward James Stanley, Quantock Lodge, Bridgewater, Somerset.
From 1895, the premises were owned by Nathaniel Miller, Dentist, Fishergate.
Preston Pilot 13th October 1827
THE FYLDE UNION COMPANY
Respectfully inform the Public that they purpose, on Monday
31st instant, to commence running an elegant LIGHT POST COACH,
from Mr. Cotton's, the Crown Inn, Church Street, Preston, to the
LANE ENDS HOTEL, BLACKPOOL, every day (Sunday excepted).
The Coach will start from the Crown Inn Coach office precisely at
quarter before four o'clock in the Afternoon, excepting Saturdays,
on which days it will start at Quarter past four o'clock.
Kirkham 29th March 1834
Preston Chronicle 29th March 1834
DEATH: On Saturday last, aged 56 years,
Mr. William Cotton, Crown Inn, in this town,
Preston Chronicle 9th August 1834
THE LATE MR. COTTON
ALL persons to whom the late Mr William Cotton, innkeeper,
stood indebted at the time of his decease, are requested to send
in their accounts immediately to Mrs. Cotton, Crown Inn, Preston;
and all persons indebted to the said Mr. Cotton, are requested to
pay the amount of their respective debts, to the said Mrs. Cotton.
Preston Chronicle 9th August 1834
On Saturday morning last, Thomas Leece, well-known as a
porter, who has for some years attended the coaches, was found
dead in an outbuilding of the Crown Inn. An inquest was held the
same day on the body, before Thomas Troughton Esq., Mayor,
and a verdict of "Died by Visitation of God."
Preston Chronicle 15th November 1834
THE ATHENAEM CLUB-ROOM
adjoining the Crown Inn
WILL BE OPENED THIS DAY
MEMBERS will be received each Evening during next week,
between the hours of eight and ten.
Subscription: One shilling and sixpence each month.
Committee Room, Saturday 2nd September 1837
Preston Chronicle 2nd September 1837
Preston Chronicle 7th May 1842
Preston Chronicle 11th July 1846
Preston Chronicle 23rd June 1849
Preston Chronicle 12th January 1850
Preston Chronicle 6th April 1850
Marriage: on 10th September 1851
Mr. John Hesketh of Leyland, to
Miss Jane Chapman, of this town.
Not necessarily our Jane Chapman, but quite possibly.
Preston Chronicle 13th September 1851
Preston Chronicle 29th December 1860
Preston Chronicle 1st March 1862
Preston Chronicle 5th March 1864
Preston Chronicle 4th March 1865
Preston Chronicle 16th February 1867
Richard Robinson was landlord here at this time
Preston Chronicle 5th December 1868
Preston Herald February 25th 1871
Preston Chronicle 18th March 1871
Preston Chronicle 22nd July 1871
THE ERA 3.9.1871
CROWN MUSIC HALL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON
Proprietor: Mr. John Ladyman Manager: Mr. J. Marsh
WANTED, to open on Monday, September 11th,
Ladies SENTIMENTAL and SERIO-COMIC
VOCALISTS, and GENTLEMAN Comic; also a
Violinist and Pianist. None but genuine Talent need apply.
THE ERA 22nd October 1871
Preston Chronicle 17th February 1872
Longworth's Advertiser 1873
Preston Illustrated News 23rd May 1874
Preston Chronicle 24th May 1879
Preston Chronicle 9th February 1889
Preston Chronicle 16th February 1889
Lancashire Evening Post 26th September 1900
|It's there for all to see - but have you? |
Next time you go to the Harris Museum, have a look for it.
If you'd like to know what it looked like through the doors,
Taken from a 1914 Preston North End Match Day Programme.
Supplied by Ian Rigby, PNE Official Historian.
Grace Cotton 55 years Publican
William Cotton 15 Son
Jane Chapman 28 years Innkeeper b. Yorkshire
George Eastham 36 years Publican b. Clayton-le-Woods
Mary Eastham 38 Wife b. Leyland
John Ladyma 30 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
Jane Ladyman 25 Wife do
Henry Beesley 54 years Lic. Vict. b. Woodplumpton
Elizabeth Beesley 39 Wife b. Blackburn
Charles E. Brent 26 years Lic. Vict. b. Canada
Sarah E. Brent 25 Wife b. Buxton
Henry C. Brent 3 Son b. Oldham
Charles E. Brent 7 months Son b. Preston
Frederick A. Catterall 44 years Hotel Proprietor b. Preston
Bridget Catterall 48 Wife b. Ireland
Elizabeth Catterall 20 Daughter b. Liverpool
Cecil R. Catterall 19 Son and b. Preston
William P. Park 60 Boarder / J.P. County & Boro' b. Preston
Dr. John Mannheim 26 Apprentice Engineering Draughtsman b. Germany
Augusta Mannheim 22 Wife of above b. Germany
Louis E. Picken 28 Chartered Accountant b. Clifton, Gloucester
Margaret Thornton 42 b. Preston
Robert Ashhurst 74 Solicitor b. Liverpool
Dora Ashhurst 63 Wife of above b. Blackburn
Edward L. R. Hackwell 45 Major in the Army b. Bath, Somerset
S. Barneyy (male) 34 b. London
Charles Wilding 23 Cotton Manufacturer b. ?
Thirstana L. von ? 30 (male) Electrical Engineer b. Sweden
Catherine L. von ? 27 Wife of above b. U.S.A.
L. Gerraty 29 (female) Waitress b. Preston
Elizabeth E. Clark 34 Barmaid do
Ernest Fisher 21 Barman do
James Burton 20 Barman do
John Grogin 19 Waiter b. Rushton
Kate Murphy 18 Pantry-maid b. Barrow-in-Furness
Jane E. Bailey 20 Waitress b. Preston
Charles Hargrieves 62 widower Boots do
Mary Cooney 38 Cook b. Liverpool
Annie McCann 30 Chambermaid b. Whitehaven, Cumberland
Marion Kirk 22 Housemaid b. Formby
Mary E. Finley 25 Waitress b. Hull
Margaret Walsh 24 Kitchenmaid b. Limerick, Ireland
John Appleton 48 years Hotel Manager b. Kirkham
Annie Hayton 47 Hotel Manageress b. Lower Washford, Somerset.
Kathleen O'Ruddy 20 Barmaid b. Dublin
Mary Ellenmian 30 Servant b. Bruff, Ireland
Margaret Maychell 29 Servant b. West Witton
Sarah Foley 25 Servant b. Truro ? Ireland
Thomas Turner 19 Servant b. Preston
Alice Bishop 33 Servant b. Barnsley
Gertrude Cato 23 Servant b. Liverpool
Kitty Dunne 26 Servant b. Manchester
William Banks 20 Servant b. Preston
Mary Clough 25 Hotel Book keeper b. Higheler, Harris
Annie Horton 47 Cook b. Ardwick, Manchester
Mary Ellen Lomax 37 Servant b. Longton, Preston
Frederick Donohue 25 Servant b. Ardwick, Manchester
John Cookson 20 Servant b. Preston
Margaret Churnside 20 Servant do
Nant Trenavin Body 33 Captain in Regular Forces b. Devon
Mabel Florence Body 25 Wife b. Burnley
Arthur James Vavasour Durell 39 Lt. Col in Army Pay
Dept - War Office b. Fulbourne, Cambridge
Alice Margaret Durell 36 Wife b. Richmond, Yorks.Audrey
Hilda Vavasour Durel 7 Daughter b. St Margaret's, Middlesex
Dudley Vavasour Durell 5 Son b. Mitcham, Surrey
Hilda Wales 28 Nursery Governess b. Hull, Yorks.