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Sunday, 16 September 2012

FIGHTING COCKS, Moor Lane

FIGHTING COCKS
Moor Lane
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I believe that this inn, and the one of the same name
listed at 24 Fylde Street, are one in the same. The junction where
Moor Lane met Fylde Street, before the opening of Walker Street
and Adelphi Street, and is much changed from its current appearance.
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Until I find out otherwise, I will treat them as synonymous.
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"In 1821 the "Fighting Cocks Inn" at the bottom of Friargate
was demolished, creating a continuous straight road to be 
called Adelphi Street."
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The "Fighting Cocks" was built on the spot that the Adelphi
Hotel now stands. Whether it's the same building isn't known.,
but see the article lower down, dated 1.4.1837
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MINE HOSTS:
Moor Lane address:
1812 - 14       William Wyke - butcher and Victualler.
1818              Simon Yates
1821              Robert Wilson

Fylde Street address:
1824 - 29      Richard Barton
1832      See article dated 3.3.1832, below.
1832              Rowland Cook

NOTES:   At one time there was a cockpit in this vicinity. The pub was demolished in the 1830's to clear the way for road and other developments.

In 1832, Polling took place in the 'Jolly Sailors' Inn' and the 'Fighting Cocks.'

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Preston Chronicle  3rd March 1832
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Preston Chronicle  7th April 1832
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Preston Chronicle  28th March 1835
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FIGHTING COCKS: It is agreed and ordered that our
steward be authorised to treat upon the best terms that he can with Mr. Boardman, for the purchase of the leasehold
interest in the Fighting Cocks premises.
Preston Chronicle   24th April 1835 
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The following article, taken from a Preston Chronicle of 1836,
should help you understand the proposed changes
in road lay-outs, etc:-
Preston Chronicle 27th February 1836
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Preston Chronicle  29th October 1836
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Preston Chronicle  1st April 1837
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