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Thursday, 26 January 2012

ARKWRIGHT ARMS, Stoneygate

ARKWRIGHT ARMS
12 Stoneygate / 1, 2 & 3 Shepherd Street

The reason for the disparity in the above addresses, is that
the Arkwright Arms has occupied two neighbouring proprties
at different periods of time; one in the premises now known as
Arkwright House, and the other at the corner of Stoneygate 
and Shepherd Street.
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This used to be the house occupied by the Head Master of the
Old Grammar School.  It became a public house when he moved 
out. It was owned by the Corporation, and it remained so until 1852
when it was sold to Richard Threlfall, junior, wine and spirit merchant.

On the 12th January 1892, it was sold again, to Mr. A. Margerison 
of the firm Messrs. J. Margerison and Co., Preston, who transformed it
into a lodging house.
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Arkwright  House, as we are familiar with it today.
The windows on the neighbouring property are
recognisable in drawings of the properties in years
gone by. See below.
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MINE HOSTS
1851                     Archibald Cummings   -  owned by Richard Threlfall (Spirit Merchant)
31-1-1852 and 28.2.1852    Mentioned in the Preston Chronicle.
1852                     John Hall
1852 - 53             George Kirkham
1853 - 54             William Mayman
1855                     John Stevenson
1857 - 61             Jonathan Atkinson
1865 - 67             John Watson
1867 - 77             Thomas Heaps
1881                    Alice Heap   (presumably wife or daughter of Thomas (without the 's')
1883                    Nathan Mather
1884                    Thomas Brooks
1885                    Stephen Cranshaw
1888                   James Collins
1889 - 91            Joseph Barton Fishwick
1891                    Richard Cookson
1892           Mr. A. Margerison, who had bought the property, stated to the Magistrates that it wasn't his 
                                                                                     intention to renew the licence.
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In 1883, the renewal of Nathan Mather's licence was objected to for
allowing betting on the premises. It was renewed with a caution.
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Now a 'Blue Plaque' building.
Arkwright House had been built in 1728 as a residence for the headmaster
of the town's grammar school which once stood on the site of the adjoining
building on the right
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Author unknown, but gleaned from the Cuttings folders in the Harris Reference Library.
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These are just a few notes that I've gather from various sources. Hope they're useful.
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TO BE LET
TO BE LET at low rent, with immediate possession, THE
ARKWRIGHT ARMS INN, Stoneygate; Stock low.
Preston Chronicle  18th April 1857
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TO BE LET
The ARKWRIGHT ARMS INN, situate in Stoneygate, with
ample Club, Sitting and Bedrooms, in the occupation of Mr.
John Watson; small stock; rent low; and possession 1st May.
Preston Chronicle  21st April 1866
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
BY Mr. DUCKETT, at Arkwright's Arms, Stoneygate.

The whole of the BREWING PLANT,  and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
(the property of Mr. John Watson, who is retiring from business),
comprising a two and a half load brewing boiler, nearly new; two other
boilers, smaller; mash tub and stillage, large flat cooler, stillages, 
thirty half-load barrels, in good season, &c.
Preston Chronicle 27th July 1867
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Preston Chronicle  13th May 1871
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Preston Chronicle  6th January 1872
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Lot  12.
Preston Chronicle  6th September 1879
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Preston Guardian  15th May 1880
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 Preston Herald  11th August 1888
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Preston Chronicle  1st November 1890
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Lancashire Evening Post  27th March 2013
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CENSUS RETURNS
1851
Archibald Cummings               39 years                Retail Beerseller        b. Penwortham
Mary Cummings (nee Turner ?) 37                          Wife                         b. Walton-le-dale
John Cummings                      12                       Son / Scholar                          do
Ann Cummings                       11                       Daughter / Scholar                  do
Lawrence Cummings               6                        Son / Scholar               b. Woodplumpton
James Cummings                     1                            Son                                    do                

1861
Jonathon Atkinson                  44 years                Innkeeper                  b. Witton
Ann Atkinson                         46                         Wife                          b. Preston

1871
Thomas Heaps                       32 years                Licensed Victualler     b. Manchester
Ellen Barham                          29                        Servant                       b. Glasgow

1881
Alice Heap                            36 years                Licensed Victualler      b. Chipping
Thomas Heap                         8                          Son                            b. Preston
Mary A. Heap                        5                          Daughter                            do
Hester Turner                        19                         Sister (unmarried)               do

1891
Joseph Barton Fishwick         27 years               Licensed Victualler       b. Preston
Elizabeth A. Fishwick            26                        Wife                                     do



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