23 Edward Street
Owned by Henry Ashcroft - Contractor.
1835 See the article dated 2nd September 1865, where it appears to suggest that the house had been licensed since around 1835. Edward Street itself was only
formed and constructed in about 1830.
1863 - 71 Nancy Morley (in 1853 Oakey's Directory, with Elizabeth Hewitson)
1871 - 75 Martha Hull
1875 - 81 Thomas Kirby [By 1880 the property was owned by Matthew Brown & Co.]
1881 - 85 Edward Hunter
1885 - 88 Peter O'Malley
1888 - 89 George Eastham
1889 John Hindle
1890 - 91 Betsy Hindle
1891 - 92 Sarah Louisa Shuttleworth
1892 - 97 Margaret Swarbrick - May have been Margaret [Wilkins] the widow of Thomas Swarbrick who had
been landlord of the West Riding Railway Inn 1878 - 1879.
Thanks to Dave Swarbrick for this - can anyone confirm?
1897 - 99 Annie Dusonie
1899 James Threlfall
December 20th 1899. Licence forfeited. James Threlfall convicted of permitting use of premises as a
DEATH: On 8th August, at Salwick, after a long illness,
Jane, the second daughter of Mr. Henry Ashcroft,
Contractor, aged 19 years.
Preston Chronicle 15th August 1863
EXTENSIVE SALE OF CART HORSES, CARTS, COPPER BOLTS,
LEAD, WROUGHT IRON, and a large quantity of TIMBER, consisting
of Oak, Deal, and other timber, at the Ashcroft Arms, No 15 Edward Street,
the property of Mr. H. Ashcroft, contractor, Preston.
Mr. T.C. BREAKELL has received instructions to OFFER FOR SALE the whole
of the above on Wednesday November 23rd 1864, at the above place - Full particulars
in next weeks newspaper. Placards and catalogues may be had at the Castle Inn,
Preston, or from Mr. T.C. BREAKELL, Auctioneer, Woodplumpton
Preston Chronicle 12th November 1864
Mr. Ashcroft supported the application of Nancy Morley, of the
Ashcroft Arms, Edward Street, for a spirit licence. He stated that
the applicant had occupied the house for thirty years, and had never
been fined. The house was built as a public house, and was well adapted for such.
Preston Chronicle 2nd September 1865
It would seem it was refused - see below 28.9.1867
|Preston Chronicle 25th May 1867|
SPIRIT LICENCE APPLICATION
At an adjourned hearing in respect of this application, the Magistrates
inferred they had visited the ASHCROFT ARMS, and decided that
with some alterations to the property a licence could be granted.
Since that visit, the Club Room had been made into two bedrooms,
and two bedrooms behind the back. The Scullery had also been raised,
and over that a bedroom erected.
Preston Chronicle 28th September 1867
Lancashire Evening Post 22nd January 1900
Lancashire Evening Post 13th February 1900
Lancashire Evening Post 2nd November 1904
Lancashire Evening Post 20th December 1904
Edward Hunter 43 years Licensed Victualler b. Hull
Harriet Hunter 46 Wife b. Hornby
Ann Hunter 19 Daughter b. Solom Lock
Ellen Hunter 16 Daughter . do
Edward Hunter 14 Son do
Jane Hunter 11 Daughter b. Leyland
Margaret Hunter 9 Daughter do
Lawrence Hunter 4 Son b. Preston
George W. Hunter 1 Son do
Sarah H. Hunter 18 Step-daughter do
Thomas Hunter 14 Step-son do
Elizabeth Hunter 7 Step-daughter do
Betsy Hindle 63 years Publican b. Summercotes,
Betsy Hindle was at the Bull's Head, Corporation Street in 1895.