21 St. Paul's Square
1838 Ralph Law
1839 Richard Lawson (owned by T. Carlisle and J. Fitchie)
1846 Offered for sale as two dwelling houses - see article below dated 30.5.1846.
1851 Mary Ashcroft
1852 James Sharples
1853 - 54 Jno. Turner (owned by Mary Ashcroft)
1854 - 60 Thomas Ball
1860 Daniel Ashcroft
1863 - 64 James Houghton
1865 - 68 Joseph Turner
1868 - 77 Mrs. Mary Ann Ashcroft ** see below.
1877 Mrs. Singleton
1878 James Singleton
1878 Thomas Crossthwaite (a baker)
1880 - 82 Ellen Mary Westray (Thomas Crossthwaite manager?)
1882 Joseph Wilson
1883 - 85 Mary Ann Wrigley
1885 - 87 Roger Clitheroe
1887 - 91 Margaret Clitheroe
1891 - 92 John Winders
1892 - 93 John William Tattersall
1893 - 98 Mary Yates
1898 - 99 William Walmsley
1899 - 1905 John Robert Holden
1907 - 13 Ellen Holden
1917 Arthur Leggett
1924 Stanislaus Brown
1926 - 27 James Riding
1932 - 36 John Borswick
1940 Arthur Brown
1944 - Edna C. Eaves
1948 Arthur Pemberton
** In a record of Licensing Court proceedings in the Preston Guardian of the 5th October 1872, there was the following comment: "The license of the Edinburgh Castle was granted on the condition that it was transferred to Richard Hothersall. That doesn't seem to have happened. Or, did it? Was her tenancy split?
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
At the NEW COCK INN, on 10th June 1846
LOT 1 all THOSE two MESSUAGES,or dwelling-house,
in St. Paul's Square, and at the corner of East Street, Preston,
and the Brewhouse, Stable, and Premises adjoining, now occupied
by Richard Taylor, William Hornby, James Rigby, Thomas
These premises were erected for, and are well adapted for a Public
House, and were formerly used as a beershop called the
"EDINBURGH CASTLE." They are sold subject to a
Yearly Ground Rent of £5.
Preston Chronicle 30th May 1846
Ann Hayes, alias Ann Macaulay, alias Ann Hartley,
was charged with stealing a visite, a hankerchief, an
umbrella, and a boa, the property of Mrs. Ashcroft,
of the Edinburgh Castle Inn, with whom she lived as
a servant. The prisoner, in the absence of Mrs Ashcroft,
took the articles from the house, pawned the hankerchief,
and conveyed the rest to a brothel in Bolton's Court,
where she was apprehended by PC Sumner.
Committed for trial.
Preston Chronicle 6th September 1851
EDINBURGH CASTLE, ST. PAUL'S SQUARE,
GRATEFUL for the kind and extensive patronge so many
years bestowed on him by the gentlemen, Farmers, and
Public of Preston and its vicinity, begs to intimate that he
still intends to carry on in the veterinary practice, along
with the above INN, where he intends keeping none but
first-rate home-brewed ALE, and PORTER, in bottle
J.S. trusts that, from his long experience as a Veterinary
Surgeon, he shall be able to give satisfaction in all cases
entrusted to his care.
Preston Chronicle 1st May 1852
To Publican and others
SALE BY AUCTION. at the EDINBURGH CASTLE
Instruction from John Turner, 3rd May 1854
THE whole of his HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and STOCK-IN-TRADE
of a PUBLICAN. For particulars see hand-bills; and further information
may be obtained by applying on the premises, or to Mr. H. FARNWORTH,
public house and beerhouse valuer, Butler's Court, Preston.
The HOUSE TO LET - Apply to Mr. John Turner, the tenant, or to
Mrs. Ashcroft, the owner, St. Paul's Square.
Preston Chronicle 29th Apriul 1854
THOMAS BALL, the landlord of the Edinburgh Castle,
St. Paul's Square, was charged with having robbed a
young man named John Hodgkinson, a cabinet maker,
of about £5.
Hodgkinson said that on Monday night last, he went to the
Edinburgh Castle public house, for the purpose of paying
the landlord a shilling that he owed him. He stayed there
drinking until about 11 o'clock, when he felt unwell. Ball
took him into the bar-parlour and advised him to lie down
on the sofa. The room was dark, but he saw Ball enter the
room, put his hand into his pocket, and removed some
money. He thought Ball was taking it for safe keeping.
He then fell asleep, and only awoke when Ball woke him to
tell him the pub was closing, and that he must go home.
Hodgkinson then asked for the return of his money, but
Ball said that he knew nothing about it, and pushed him
out of the house. Hodgkinson knocked for about half and
hour, until two men named Barber and Ascroft came out.
Barber immediately knocked him down and began kicking
Hodgkinson eventually got to his feet and ran off, finding
PC> Topping near the end of Water Street. He told him the story,
as a result of which the officer went to the Edinburgh Castle
and arrested Ball. The money that had been paid to
Hodgkinson had been rubbed with chalk, and some of it
was found in Ball's possession.
Committed for trial. Bail was refused.
Preston Chronicle 24th June 1854
Elizabeth Singleton applied for a Protection Order against
her husband David Singleton. The parties were married
on the 4th September 1858, and during the first 7 or 8 years
of their married life they lived very comfortably together.
After that period he began to abuse the applicant, and
turned her out of the house, and he also, at that time, went
with other women. But the particular time of which Mrs.
Singleton complained was the 24th September 1877. They
were then living at the Edinburgh Castle Inn, Preston, and
on the day in question she was driven out of her house by
her husband. He used threats, abused her by striking her,
and pushed her out of the house with a chair.
Immediately after that he began to harbour other women
in his house, and his wife did not see him until the 31st July
1878. On that day he went away, and recently Detective Sergeant
Carter saw him in Bolton with another woman.
The Magistrates granted the application.
Preston Chronicle 6th September 1879
ST.PAUL'S SQUARE, PRESTON
(Widow of the late Jonathan Westray, of the York Hotel
RESPECTFULLY informs the numerous Friends and Patrons
of her late husband, that she has ENTERED UPON THE ABOVE
OLD-ESTABLISHED HOTEL, and assures them that no effort will
be wanting on her part to insure the comfort of her Guests,
WINE AND SPIRITS OF THE BEST QUALITY
Sparkling HOME-BREWED ALES
LONDON AND DUBLIN STOUT
WELL-AIRED BEDS. GOOD STABLING.
Preston Chronicle 24th April 1880
requiring ACCOMMODATION at the Guild
should apply at once at the Edinburgh Castle,
Preston Chronicle 17th June 1882
Preston Chronicle 6th December 1884
Preston Chronicle 29th March 1890
Taken from PNE Football Records Magazine up to the 1906 - 07 Season.
The advert relates to the year 1907.
Magazine provided by Ian Rigby, the Official PNE Historian
Taken from the 1909 edition of Preston North End's Record Book.
Supplied by Ian Rigby, the Official PNE Historian.
Mary Ann Ashcroft 30 years - widow Publican b. Longridge
Mary Ellen Ashcroft 6 Daughter do
Charles Edwin Ashcroft 4 Son do
Ellen Westray 46 years - widow Publican b. Liscard, Cheshire
Hannah Westray 23 Daughter b. Preston
Margaret Westray 17 Daughter do
Margaret Clitheroe 48 years Innkeeper b. Walton-le-dale
William H. Clitheroe 23 Son b. Preston
Annie Clitheroe 21 Daughter do
Rose A. Clitheroe 18 Daughter do
Maria Clitheroe 15 Daughter do
Roger M. Clitheroe 11 Son do
John R. Holden 42 years Publican b. Preston
Ellen Holden 44 Wife do
Richard Holden 20 Son do
Florrie Holden 9 Daughter do
Ellen Holden 41 years widow Publican b. Preston
Florence Holden 19 Daughter / Confectioner's Appr. do
Elizabeth Butler 75 widow Mother do
Mary Bashall 27 General Domestic Servant do