Variously as: 180, 118, 192, (later 240) Ribbleton Lane
Lancaster Gazette 27th August 1814
Several names here resulted in Preston street names.
Skeffington, Lutwidge, and Holmrook, are all featured.
The Skeffington and Lutwidge became a feature in the
name of pubs.
1856 - 57 James Howard
1859 - 69 Thomas Hammerton d. 23.3.1869 aged 54 years.
1869 William Leeming
1869 - 73 George Billington
1877 - 81 Robert Geldert - wife, Jane, d. 22.10.1879 aged 34 years.
1881 - 82 Charles Hepponstall
1882 Robert Gildert
1883 - 87 William Banks
1887 - 92 Joseph Banks
1892 - 1904 Joseph Singleton
1907 - 10 William Ainsworth
1913 - 28 John Hunter d. 13.3.1928 aged 46 years. Former P.N.E. player. Information
from Ian Rigby - Official Historian of Preston North End.
1929 - 36 Richard Livesey (came from the Fox and Grapes in Ribbleton Lane)
1940 - 44 Walter Nuttall
|Preston Chronicle 23rd July 1859|
Thomas Hammerton, of the Skeffington Arms,
Ribbleton Lane, was charged with having
bought whiskey, contrary to the Excise Act.
It was a practice to offer 'vinegar' for sale,
where both the seller and the buyer knew
that what was really being offered was whiskey.
On the 15th December 1868, Hammerton had
been found in possession of a large jar
containing 4 gallons of whiskey.
He was found guilty, and fined £50.
pers. comm. a colossal amount at the time.
Preston Chronicle 27th February 1869
VALUABLE Public-house Property in Preston
TO BE SOLD by Private Treaty
THAT well-known and old-established PUBLIC HOUSE,
called by the name of the "Skeffington Arms," in
Ribbletob Lane, and corner of Skeffington Road, Preston,
now in the occupation of Mr. Geldard.
The property is Freehold and free from chief rent,
and will be sold subject to a lease for the life of a person
now aged 62 years.
If requisite, one or two cottages adjoining, belonging to
the same owner, could be had for extending the premises.
For particulars apply to William Gabbott,
137 New Hall Lane, Preston, or the Solicitors,
Messrs. Turner & Son, Fox Street, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 12th July 1879
The Licensing Committee heard an application asking
for their approval to certain alterations which the
tenant of the Skeffington Arms, Ribbleton Lane, had
made to the house. These included the addition of an
adjoining cottage for living accommodation for the family
apart from the business part of the house.
The plans had previously been submitted and approved.
The alterations were sanctioned.
Preston Chronicle 2nd September 1893
Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
On the 5th May 1915, John Hunter was fined
10 shillings (50p), for selling stout to a 12 year
Old boy, in an unsealed vessel.
Court Records February 1916
Thomas Hammerton 46 years Tailor b. Hipperholme? Yorks
Jane Hammerton 43 Wife b. Claughton
George Hammerton 13 Son b. Preston
Thomas Hammerton 9 Son do
Mary A. Hammerton 1 Daughter do
William Hammerton 42 Brother do ?
George Billington 47 years Innkeeper b. Kirkham
Mary Billington 44 Wife b. Preston
William Billington 19 Son / Cotton Weaver do
Isabella Billington 15 Daughter / Cotton Weaver do
Mary Ann Billington 10 Daughter / Scholar do
Ann Jane Billington 7 Daughter / Scholar do
George Billington 5 Son / Scholar do
Charles Heptonstall 35 years Publican b. Blackburn
Margaret A. Heptonstall 34 Wife do
Bertha Heptonstall 6 Daughter do
Henry A. Heptonstall 4 Son do
Eliza Heptonstall 1 Daughter b. Preston
Mary A. Heptonstall 46 Sister b. Blackburn
Joseph Banks 35 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
Mary Hannah Banks 31 Wife do
Margaret Ellen Banks 17 Sister do
Joseph Singleton 45 years Publican b. Preston
Margaret Singleton 45 Wife b. Clitheroe
Elizabeth Singleton 22 Daughter b. Preston
Mary Singleton 22 Daughter do
Annie Singleton 17 Daughter do
Francis Singleton 21 Son do
Joseph Singleton 19 Son do
Annie Bradley 19 Step-daughter do
John Bradley 17 Step-son do