NEW COCK INN
New Cock Yard
|Photo; Courtesy of Glenn Woolley - www.closedpubs.co.uk|
1810 - 28 William Ascroft
1829 Edward Bennett
1832 Thomas Jump
1833 - 35 Samuel Wood
1835 - 36 James Scott Dalgliesh
1836 James Hall - came from the 'Horse Shoe Inn' Church Street.
1836 - 37 Thomas Hall - see marriage notice below, dated 2.7.1836
1840 William B. Williams
1840 William Hoggarth
1841 Hugh Bibby
1841 - 43 John Machell
1844 - 45 James Fowler
1851 - 61 Jane Lancaster
1864 Edward Blacoe (Blackoe)
1864 Jonathan Westray - Although the licence was transferred from Blacoe to Westray, it isn't clear whether the latter actually took over, or, if he did, for how long. [Preston Chronicle 6.8.1864]
1864 - 69 George Marginson
1869 John Crook
1871 - 77 John Rostron (Rawsthorne [in a court case!])
1877 - 83 Benjamin Brooks - In 1883 Brooks's licence was objected to.
1883 - 1902 Nathan Mather - Ironically, Mather, who took over the licence from
Brooks, had had his licence objected to whilst he was at the "Arkwright's Arms"
1902 - 1917 Thomas Turner
1924 - 31 Joseph Wilson
1932 Henry Pimley
1936 - 37 Elizabeth Ann Pimley (Pimbley)
1940 Annie Preston
1941 - 47 Alfred Clement(s)
1948 John Gardner
1952 - 66 Richard Sumner
TO BE LET
BY PRIVATE TREATY
ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC
HOUSE, called the "NEW COCK", Preston,
together with the Brewhouse, Stabling for between
30 and 40 horses, and other appurtenances to the
said INN or Public House.
Possession may be had on the 1st May next.
Apply at the office of SOUTHWARD and ASCROFT,
Solicitors, New Cock Yard, Preston; or to
Mr. WILLAM ASCROFT, Walton's Parade, Preston
Preston Chronicle 2nd February 1833
Preston Chronicle 22nd June 1833
On Monday last, Mr. Samuel Wood, of the New Cock
Inn, appeared at the Town Hall, to answer a summons
alleging an assault on John Beardswood.
The complainant said that on Thursday, the first day
of polling, he was at the bottom of New Cock Yard,
when Mr. Wood came up to him, and without
provocation on his part, struck him with a stick
and broke his arm.
A party of the Blues, whose principal rendez-vous
was in the Cock Yard, said he came up to him and
severely kicked and struck him, threatening to kill
him - so that for some time he was insensible.
A woman who lived close by said she saw the defendant
going away from the spot, but did not see the blow struck.
Several witnesses were examined for the defence, but
did not disprove the fact sworn to, and the defendant was
bound over to answer the charge at the Sessions.
Preston Chronicle 17th January 1835
J. S. DALGLIESH
(Late of Cannon Street, Preston, Draper and Teal Dealer)
BEGS to announce to the Inhabitants of Preston, the
neighbourhood and the Public in general, that he has taken
and entered upon
THE NEW COCK INN
In Fishergate, where, he hopes by attention and judicious
management of the above well-established Inn, to merit
a share of the public support.
P.S. Good accomodation for Travellers.
Excellent Stabling, and a steadt Ostler.
GIGS and SADDLE HORSES let out to hire.
Preston Chronicle 14th February 1835
Preston Chronicle 25th June 1836
Preston Chronicle 2nd July 1836
Thomas Hall isn't necessarily the landlord -
he could be the son of the landlord?
COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS
James Scott Dalgliesh, formerly of Cannon Street,
Preston, linen and woollen draper, and tea and coffee
dealer; then of the New Cock, Cock Yard, Fishergate ,
Preston, aforesaid, in no business.
Preston Chronicle 15th October 1836
Preston Chronicle 10th September 1842
Lancashire Evening Post 26th February 1900
Lancashire Evening Post 24th September 1929
Lancashire Evening Post 30th December 1929
Lancashire Evening Post 27th July 1945
HISTORY OF THE
NEW COCK INN
By J. H. SPENCER
|Preston Herald 26th September 1941|
Lancashire Evening Post 4th July 1961
PULL DOWN MY OLD PUB -
|Lancashire Evening Post|
Wednesday 25th January 1978
Preston Chronicle 28th March 1840
Preston Chronicle 13th June 1840
Preston Chronicle 5th June 1841
Preston Chronicle 13th August 1842
Preston Chronicle 28th October 1843
Preston Chronicle 15th March 1851
Preston Chronicle 28th February 1852
|Preston Chronicle 15th January 1853|
Preston Chronicle 23rd April 1864
Preston Chronicle 27th August 1864
Preston Chronicle 3rd September 1864
Preston Chronicle 21st January 1865
Preston Chronicle 11th March 1865
Preston Chronicle 18th March 1865
Preston Chronicle 28th April 1866
Preston Chronicle 11th May 1867
Preston Chronicle 14th December 1867
Preston Chronicle 28th August 1869
Preston Chronicle 3rd June 1876
Preston Chronicle 31st March 1877
Preston Chronicle 11th October 1879
Preston Chronicle 26th June 1880
Benjamin Brooks, landlord from 1877 - 1883
Many thanks to the family for this image, believed to be from the time of his occupancy here.
Preston Chronicle 25th August 1883
Preston Chronicle 13th September 1890
Preston Chronicle 24th December 1892
FOR SALE, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, the
Excellent FULLY-LICENSED FREE PUBLIC HOUSE,
"THE NEW COCK INN"
NEW COCK YARD
with the Brewhouse, Garages, Offices, Yard
and Premises thereto belonging.
A capital trade is carried on, and the premises, which are
freehold and free from ground rent, are situate in the heart
of the town and adjacent to Fishergate, the main thoroughfare.
For particulars apply
OSWALD A. GOODIER, Solicitor
10 Chapel Street, Preston
Tel No. 945
Lancashire Evening Post 23rd September 1929
FIRING UP FOR CHRISTMAS?
Joseph Wilson (50) New Cock Inn, Preston,
was fined 5s. at Preston today for allowing his chimney to be on fire at 6.20pm on Sunday 1st inst. It was stated that soot fell
into Fishergate and caused annoyance to people.
Mr. H. Fazackerley, for Wilson, suggested that the defendant was firing up for Christmas.
Lancashire Evening Post 30th December 1929
Lancashire Evening Post 23rd September 1931
Taken from a Preston Guardian in the 1940's
It shows the landlord, Richard 'Dick' Sumner, inspecting
the enclosure for cocks used in cock-fighting.
It was rumoured locally that when the inn was demolished to make way for Boots the Chemist, there was still a Cock-pit
on the first floor of the pub - as was this enclosure.
You'll recognise the landlord from the other article about him higher up this page.
Hugh Bibby 20 years Publican
Elizabeth Bibby 20 Wife
Jane Lancaster 60 years Lic. Vict. b. Myerscough
William Lancaster 36 Son b. Goosnargh
Elizabeth Lancaster 27 Daughter b. Winmarleigh
John Lancaster 22 Son b. Broughton
Letitia Lancaster 18 Daughter b. Barton
Jane Lancaster 69 years Innkeeper b. Myerscough
John Lancaster 31 Son b. Broughton
Ann Brown 36 Daughter b. Broughton
William Brown 6 Grand-son b. Preston
John Rostron 55 years Innkeeper b. Freckleton
Eliza Rostron 45 Wife b. Burscough
Mary Rostron 20 Daughter b. Preston
John Henry Rostron 18 Son do
Charles Rostron 15 Son do
Maria Rostron 12 Daughter do
Charlotte Rostron 8 Daughter do
Amelia Rostron 4 Daughter do
Still to be traced, but the following has been received from a family member as the probable household:
Benjamin Brooks Head b. 1846 in Blackburn
Hannah Brooks Wife 1847 in Over Darwen
Martha Alice Brooks Daughter 1869 in Ashton-on-Ribble
Sarah Brooks do 1871 in Preston (She died in 1874)
Clara Brooks do 1872 in Preston
James Brooks Son 1874 in Preston
Benjamin Brooks do 1880 in Preston
Nathan Mather 47 years Publican b. Blackpool ?
Alice Mather 40 Wife b. Chipping
Thomas Heap 18 Step-son / Barman b. Preston
Mary Alice Heap 15 Step-daughter do
Nathan Mather 54 years / Widower Publican b. Blackrod ?
Thomas Heap 28 Step-son b. Preston
Thomas Turner 63 years Publican b. Chipping
Ann Turner 61 Wife b. Liverpool
Alice Turner 37 Daughter b. Preston
Esther Turner 31 Daughter b. Blackburn
Isabella Turner 26 Daughter do
Henry Turner 24 Son / Engineer's Pattern b. Preston
Thomas Turner 34 Son / Electrical Tool Maker do
Helen Turner 34 Daughter-in-law do
Esther Jeffery 20 Niece / Milliner b. Morecambe
Frederick Turner 7 Grandson b. Preston