82 - 83 Church Street
Prior to 1818 Benjamin Paley. d. 14.12.1825 aged 46 years.
1818 - 24 Alice Guy - this family are probably the derivation of 'Guy's Row' - straight across
from the, then, 'Holy Lamb'
1825 - 32 Launcelot Lawrenson
1841 - 43 William Sergeant
1845 - 54 Robert Hitchen (or Hitchin)
1855 - 59 George Longworth
1859 - 62 John Singleton
1862 Robert Kitchen
1865 - 69 John Byron McNeil
1869 - 73 Benjamin McNeil
The name of the hotel changed in August 1874,
from the "Holy Lamb" to the "Lamb Hotel."
1877 - 79 James Sharrock
1879 - 82 Thomas Bonney - wife, Ellen, died 14.3.1882 aged 47 years.
1883 - 84 Richard Ashworth
1884 William Nowell
1884 - 85 Catherine Nowell
1886 - 88 William Henry Tipping
1888 - 89 Robert Aspden
1890 - 92 Edwin Blackburn
1893 John William Whiteside
1893 - 94 James Trainer - Ex-PNE player - Goalkeeper. In an August 1893 edition of the Preston Herald, there was a small article announcing that J.T. had just taken over at the
Lamb Hotel, and inviting fans of PNE to go and see him, together with the Lancashire Cup, that was on view there.
1894 - 96 Lawrence Henry Hornby
1896 - 97 Ellen Preston
1897 Robert Wilkins
1899 - 1901 William Seed
1902 Thurston Walker
1902 William Prescott
1904 - 05 Mrs. Mary Whalley
1907 J. Brown
1910 Alfred Wilder
1913 - 17 Thomas Blogg
1924 Sam Hesketh
1944 - 48 James Harrison
|Preston Chronicle 7th January 1832|
|Preston Chronicle 21st April 1832|
W. T. HARTLEY
HAS set up a Shop at the HOLY LAMB, Church Street,
(near to the House of Correction), where he practices all
the various branches of SURGERY.
W.T.H. is the oldest practitioner in bone setting of
the Whitworth Branch.
NB. Ulcers, Cancers, Fistulas, green and old wounds
perfectly cured. All sorts of Whitworth Rubbing Bottles,
Salves, &c., on Sale.
Preston Chronicle 2nd July 1836
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
by Mr. Joseph Counsell
At the HOLY LAMB INN, Church Street, on the
7th and 8th November 1843.
The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other effects,
the property of Mr. Wm. Sergeant, who is leaving
the Premises, and from whom any other particulars
may be had.
Preston Chronicle 28th October 1843
Preston Chronicle 13th August 1853
HOLY LAMB INN, CHURCH STREET
(Late of the Black Horse, Friargate)
Begs to inform his Friends and the Public that he
has taken and entered upon the HOLY LAMB INN,
where it is his intention constantly to keep a prime
glass of ALE. the choicest SPIRITS, and nest WINES.
Preston Chronicle 10th March 1855
At the Brewster Sessions, on the application
of Mr. Ascroft, the sign of the "Holy Lamb Inn,"
Church Street, was changed to the "LAMB INN."
Preston Chronicle 29th August 1874
A Change –
A sign of one of the public houses in Church Street – the ‘Holy Lamb’ which is not a very appropriate name for such an establishment – has just been changed to the ‘Lamb Hotel’ and a correspondent, noticing the alteration, sends us the following :
‘Aught for a change’, so sing both great and small
‘Is better than to have no change at all
See me the public friend, who calls me foe ?
Templar, thy draught so cold forbear to throw –
With a new name that’s void of all pretence.
And a new face that betokening innocence ;
That’s me, but if my good things men abuse
Cast not the blame on me who cannot choose;
Nor think, if ‘holy’ I’m writ down no more.
I’m much less holy than I was before ;
I claim to be no holier than I am;
‘And ‘do thou likewise’ quoth McNeil his Lamb
Preston Chronicle Nov 7th 1874
But it's still being referred to as the "Holy Lamb" in this article
Preston Herald 3rd February 1877
Preston Chronicle 2nd June 1877
A meeting of the creditors of JAMES SHARROCK,
the Lamb Hotel, Church Street, was held at the office
of Mr. J. Thompson, solicitor, Lune Street, on Tuesday.
Mr. Richard Robinson, Spirit Merchant, was appointed
Chairman. The statement of affairs showed unsecured
creditors, £816. 12.10d; creditors for rent and rates,
£104.9.1d; total liabilities £921.1.11d.
Assets were estimated at between £350 and £400.
It was resolved that the affairs of the debtor be liquidated
by arrangement and not in bankruptcy.
Preston Chronicle 24th May 1879
Preston Chronicle 28th June 1879
Preston Chronicle 12th March 1881
Preston Chronicle 14th October 1893
GUILD WEEK - To Let, the WINDOWS (including bay) of the Lamb Hotel, Church Street. Also Seats for Stand, best position in town. Apply Proprietor.
Preston Herald 20th August 1902
TO BE LET
THE LAMB HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON.
Free from brewers and one of the best situations in town.
Apply: ANDREW McNEIL, Church Street, Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post 11th September 1907
R.A.O.B. G.C. FRIENDSHIP LODGE No. 972, will REOPEN at LAMB HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON,TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING, November 11th 1926, 8pm prompt.
All Brothers cordially invited. Host: Bro. B. Gillett, Acting Secretary, Bro. H. B. Bradshaw, C.P.
Lancashire Evening Post 10th November 1926
William Sergeant 30 years Innkeeper
Mary Ann Sergeant 25 Wife
John Sergeant 4 Son
Alice Jane Sergeant 2 Daughter
Robert Hitchin 40 years Innkeeper b. Millom?, Yorkshire
Anne Hitchin 36 Wife b. Waddington
John Singleton 39 years Publican b. Goosnargh
Isabella Singleton 35 Wife b. Preston
Jane Singleton 11 Daughter do
John Singleton 9 Son do
John Byron McNeil 32 years Innkeeper b. Scotland
Mary A. McNeil 30 Wife b. Preston
Mary A. McNeil 3 Daughter do
Emma McNeil 1 Daughter do
Agnes E. McNeil 5 months Daughter do
Thomas Bonney 52 years Lic. Vict. b. Singleton
Ellen Bonney 47 Wife b. Cuerden
Alice Bonney 24 Daughter b. Westby
James Bonney 14 Son b. Preston
Ellen Bonney 85 Mother b. Moss Side
Annie Bonney 32 Niece b. Claughton
1891Edwin Blackburn 30 years Publican b. Accrington
Mary Blackburn 24 Wife b. Preston
Amy Blackburn 6 Daughter b Accrington
Catherine Blackburn 4 Daughter do
Olive Blackburn 5 months Daughter b. Preston
William Seed 28 years Publican b. Preston
Esther Seed 25 Wife b. Oakengates, Shropshire
Eli Seed 1 Son b. Preston