NEW PARK INN
14 Great Hanover Street
- Given as 41 Gt. Hanover Street in the 1851 Census -
- Given as 41 Gt. Hanover Street in the 1851 Census -
formerly called the
All details on this page.
|The change of name occurred around January 1868|
The 'barrel-drop' into the cellar of this house......
Fascinating details on the New Park Inn, Great Hanover Street, Preston.
I was brought up in Great Hanover Street in the 1950s and vividly remember the Lion dray calling at the pub especially when on holiday from school. It was quite a spectacle to see the barrels thrown off the lorry onto cork filled sacks then roped to lower down the barrel slide.
The ropes used to get hot, and burn with the huge weight being held. The ropes were put through eyes built into the side of the dray which took the weight, and I always remember the dray lurching over as the barrel weight was taken up by it!!!
My mum and dad used to drink in there up to 1959 or so. My mum was good friends with the landlady Kitty (my mum incidentally was the cleaner at the Stone Cottage Inn at the time). Kitty had a son who committed suicide and I remember the ambulance taking him away from the pub. She never got over it, and the pub shut after that, maybe 1960. It was demolished in 1967 or so.
In the 1840s, as with lots of pubs being built then, the pubs and shops were put up if needed or not, so the house builders could raise some money to keep their development going. The houses would be in-filled between the pubs and shops. The name change occurred when Moor Park was opened, hence the New Park Inn! Maybe 1860s as you speculate. The building was a typical 1950s pub with the classic lion pub touch of having its original handmade brick exterior covered in exterior plaster, painted cream, and lined out to look like stone. The sign was centrally placed over the central door, and was as I remember dark green with gold lettering saying New Park Inn, in bold capital letters.
At the left hand side there was a lobby through to St. Paul's Road and our chip shop. It had a street lamp just outside the pub corner wall which we, as kids always congregated under. We used to nick into the pub yard and pinch empty Ellis Wilkinson pop bottles or Guinness bottles, and take them to shops or off licences for 4d refund on each. We also used to put a purse on a piece of black cotton and wait for customers to come out of the pub, who, when they saw the purse would reach down for it, only for us to pull it away with the cotton! Great fun.....
As I stood by the cellar drop many, many times, I can attest to the the fact of it (the cellar drop shown in the picture), being located outside the Hanover Inn/New Park Inn at Great Hanover Street, Preston. The footprint of the pub can still be made out and the lobby is still there but clogged up by shop keeper’s rubbish.
These memories are contributed by Paul Taylor
1849 Premises built - see below sale notice.
1850 - 51 John Fox - owned by him.
1851 Richard Bentley
1851 John Smith - still owned by John Fox.
1852 - 53 John Hartley
1856 James Blackburn
1856 William Green
1859 Robert Baxendale
1859 - 62 Thomas Howe
1862 Henry Taylor
1865 Elizabeth Sharples
1865 Thomas Cushion
1865 - 68 John Tuson - also the owner.
1868 - 74 Robert Bibby
1874 - 75 Thomas Prescot(t) - also the owner. In the P.C. 5.6.1875 there is a record of Thomas Prescott handing the license to Henry Heaps.
1875 William Gradwell - not sure where Gradwell fits in.
1875 - 77 Henry Heaps
1877 Alice Heaps
1881 - 92 Robert Prescott
1892 - 98 Richard Cuerden
1899 - 1907 Margaret Cuerden
1910 - 11 John Sharrock
1913 Thomas Green - son-in-law of John Sharrock: see 1911 census.
1917 W. Sharp
1932 - 36 Thomas S. Howarth
1940 Richard Anderton
1944 - 48 Robert Spencer
Preston Chronicle 29th May 1852
Spirit Licence granted to John Hartley in October 1852.
MR. HENRY FARNWORTH
WILL SELL BY AUCTION, on Tuesday next, at
the Hanover Tavern, Hanover Street, Preston
ALL the STOCK-IN-TRADE of a Beerseller
and Retail Brewer, Furniture, &c.
Sale to commence at 10am
For particulars see posters, or apply to
Mr. FARNWORTH, Public House Agent and
Valuer, of 18 years experience,
No. 5 Butler's Court, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 26th January 1856
TO BE LET
A PUBLIC HOUSE, with good business, in a
densely populated thoroughfare, known by the
name of the "HANOVER TAVERN," Great
Hanover Street, Preston.
The above house, which will be offered upon such
easy terms as to enable any person with a moderate
capital to take possession, is well fitted up with
brewing utensils, and part with furniture, which will
be taken at valuation.
An industrious couple, wishing to commence public
business, should apply on the premises, or to the owner,
Mr. JAMES BLACKBURN, Cotton waste dealer,
Edward Street Mill, Preston
Preston Chronicle 16th February 1856
Preston Chronicle 21st February 1857
Preston Chronicle 23rd March 1861
Preston Chronicle 7th May 1862
Preston Chronicle 14th June 1862
Preston Chronicle 6th September 1862
Preston Chronicle 10th June 1865
TRANSFER OF LICENCE
At the Borough Police Court, on Monday last, Mr. Edelston, on
behalf of Mr. John Tuson, a factory operative, applied that the
licence of the Hanover Tavern, which he, Mr. Edelston said was
unfortunately so well known to the Bench, might be transferred
to the said John Tuson, who he added, was a respectable
young man, and worked at Messrs. Wilding and Sharple's Mill.
The application was granted.
Preston Chronicle 21st October 1865
Preston Chronicle 28th October 1865
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On 21.12.1869 at the NEW PARK INN,
ALL that well-accustomed and licensed INN or
PUBLIC HOUSE, called the NEW PARK INN,
situate on the south-east corner of Great Hanover
Street, and within a few yards of St. Paul's Road,
Preston, together with the excellent Brew-house,
Stable, Piggeries, and Yard, all in the occupation
of Mr. Robert Bibby, as tenant.
The premises are freehold of inheritance, and are
in a good state of repair, and are situate in a good
For further particulars apply to
Mr. John Tuson, the owner.
Preston Chronicle 4th December 1869
Preston Chronicle 23rd September 1876
Richard Bentley 44 years Publican b. Ireland
Ellen Bentley 45 Wife b. Chorley
Anthony Bentley 17 Son / Mechanic's Appr b. Preston
Sarah Bentley 15 Daug / Cotton Minder do
Joseph Bentley 13 Son / Mechanic's Appr. do
Edward Bentley 12 Son / Mechanic's Appr. do
William Bentley 9 Son / Scholar do
Maria Bentley 7 Daug / Scholar do
Richard Bentley 5 Son / Scholar do
Thomas Howe 31 years Publican b. Preston
Jane Howe 30 Wife b. Lancaster
Ellen Howe 8 Scholar b. Preston
Robert Howe 4 Scholar do
Ann Howe 3 Scholar do
Thomas Howe 1 Scholar do
Ellen Caunce 50 Visitor b. Ormskirk
Robert Bibby 33 years Publican b. Prescott
Jane Bibby 31 Wife b. Preston
William Bibby 8 Son do
Mary Ann Bibby 5 Daughter do
Ellen Hannah Bibby 12 months Daughter do
Robert Prescott 30 years Publican b. Wheelton
Alice Prescott 34 Wife b. Preston
Ann Prescott 11 months Daughter do
Robert Prescott 38 years - widower. Publican b. Wheelton
Robert Prescott 11 Son b. Preston
Margaret Cuerden 54 years Publican b. Preston
Alice Cuerden 39 Sister do
Maggie Cuerden 19 Niece do
Henry Cuerden 16 Nephew do
Richard Cuerden 14 Nephew do
Mary E. Cuerden 11 Niece do
Ellen H. Cuerden 9 Niece do
Agnes Bostock 27 Domestic Servant b. Oldham
John Sharrock 69 years Publican b. Lancaster
Agnes Green 37 Daughter / Assistant do
Thomas Green 42 Son-in-law / Assistant b. Preston
Jane Sharrock 15 Grand-daughter / do