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Friday, 28 September 2012

CANAL FACTORY INN, Moor Lane

CANAL FACTORY INN
Moor Lane
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Precise location of this Inn isn't known.
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MINE HOST
1818          Richard Warwick
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Notes:   In 1818 Richard Warwick was also listed as being at the 
"WINDMILL INN" also on Moor Lane.
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Further to the above, there is a reference in Anthony Hewitson's
"NORTHWARD," to the 'Canal Foundry' in Preston. Could he have
been referring to something connected with that?
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To add some doubt to that theory, the 'Canal Foundry' was in
Barracks Street, off Marsh Lane.  From "Railways Around Preston"
by Gordon Biddle.
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Bear in mind that the 'Sovereign' or 'Royal Sovereign' were
adjacent to the first mill in Preston, on Moor Lane, in Warwick Street.
Note the name of the licensee here - Warwick.
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Notes added 28.9.2012
"Canal Factory" was a mill that was opened in 1799.
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The old Friarage in Marsh Lane, formerly the House
of Correction, was converted into a cotton mill in 1799.
Could these two be connected?
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Although the address I had was Moor Lane, it is not
impossible for that to be erroneous.
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Certainly 'Canal Factory' sounds as though it was close
to the canal, and the Friary / House of Correction, was
certainly just to the west of the canal.
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