SHOULDER OF MUTTON
Wide Shambles (1818)
17 Lancaster Road (1857)
The road to the east of the Shoulder of Mutton is Lancaster Road, then known as The Shambles.
1796 Ann Newman DDK/1683/67 Election expense record.
1811 - 18 Joseph Chew
I think that somewhere between 1796 and 1811, that a man called Thomas Dilworth was the landlord.
See article dated 25th August 1827, below
1825 Mr. Dickinson
1837 Mr. Ingham
1841 Peter Blackledge Greenough d. 9.9.1849 aged 43 years - by accident.
1850 - 54 John Hind
1853 Shown as John Rogers in Oakey's 1853 Directory
1858 - 61 Jonathan and Alice Wilson (P.C. 31.7.1858)
1863 Mr. Worthington
1865 Robert Blackburn
1865 George Bibby
1866 Edmund Hornby
1866 - 67 Robert Richards
1867 Joseph Haworth
1869 - 74 William Waddecar d. 1874
1874 - 75 Elizabeth Waddecar
1875 - 81 William Cottam
Preston Chronicle: Report of sale to Robert Miller. 14th May 1881.
Demolition work commenced on the 10th May 1881.
See Preston Guardian 25th June 1881. "DEMOLITION OF MARKET PLACE PROPERTY"
"Joseph Chew of the Borough aforesaid, Innkeeper, for placing a quantity
of manure and dung in the Square within the said Borugh, and unless within ten
days after notice hereof he cause the same manure and dung to be removed,
and desist from placing any there in future, we amerce him in the sum of
forty shillings for the said offence.'
COURT LEET RECORDS, 1811
The Square referred to will be Molymeux Square, a portion of Lancaster Road.
Preston Pilot 25th August 1827
|Preston Chronicle 5th August 1837|
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
Bt Mr. Richard Atkinson
On Wednesday 28th July, at the home of
Mr. Peter Blackledge Greenough, Innkeeper,
FOUR HUNDRED FEET OF
EXCELLENT OAK TIMBER
In Lots, suitable to purchasers - The
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Preston Chronicle 17th July 1841
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT the Creditors of Thomas Blacow, of
Broughton, Wheelwright, are requested to
meet at the house of Mr. Peter Blackledge
Greenough, Shoulder of Mutton, Shambles,
Preston, on the 28th July at 4 o'clock.
Preston Chronicle 17th July 1841
On Monday, members of the society of Female Druids
held an anniversary at the house of Mr. Hind, the
Shoulder of Mutton Inn. About 50 sat down, and the
proceedings were conducted with good feeling.
Preston Chronicle 12th January 1850
CHARGE OF ASSAULT
Five butcher's assistants named respectively, Richard Hodgson,
Thomas Bickerstaffe, Edward Ward, Thomas Whiteside, and
James Hayton, were charged with committing a violent assault
upon John Hetherington at the "Shoulder of Mutton" public-
house in Molyneux Square, when he missed 7s 6d from his pocket.
Hetherington, whose face bore unmistakeable evidence of severe
usage, insisted that he had given no provocation, and a man named
Richard Hodge supported him in that statement. Hodgson, however,
said that Hetherington had words with Bickerstaffe about some
transaction representing a pig, and without any cause had "made a
kick at his head," but missed, and struck the oven door.
The servant of the house appeared for the prosecution, but gave
her evidence very reluctantly. Another witness swore that
Hetherington was the aggressor, and had kicked at Hodgson as
alleged by him.
After a long investigation, however, the Bench were satisfied that
an aggravated assault had been committed upon Hetherington, by
the defendants Bickerstaffe and Ward, who were seen to kick
and strike him, and they were committed for trial. The other
prisoners were discharged
Preston Chronicle 4th February 1854
About 12.45am on Thuesday morning, the occupants
of the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Lancaster Road,
discovered, on retiring to rest, that a large oak beam,
connected with the flue of an upstairs room, was on fire.
An alarm was lodged at the police station, and after the
application of a few cans of water by P.C. Parker, the
smouldering flames were overcome, the beam being the
only property damaged.
Preston Chronicle 14th December 1861
ROBERT RICHARDS presents his
compliments to his friends and the public, and begs
to inform them that he has taken the SHOULDER
OF MUTTON, Lancaster Road, Preston.
N.B. A Splendid Stock of Wines, Spirits, Ales,
Preston Chronicle 12th May 1866
RESULT OF THE "FREE AND EASY"
Agnes McDuff, a young woman, evidently in a weak
state of health, summoned Thomas Mawdesley, a groom,
to show cause why he should not contribute towards the
maintenance of an illegitimate child of which he was
alleged to be the father. The complainant stated that she
had not strictly kept company with the defendant, but
that she had, on several occasions met him at the "Free
and Easy" concert room of the Shoulder of Mutton in
Lancaster Road, and had then gone with him, the result
being the child she now sought to cause him to maintain.
He was ordered to pay 3s a week for 14 years, plus 23s
Doctor's expenses, and costs.
Preston Chronicle 21st September 1878
The "Shoulder of Mutton Inn"
SOLD for £315 to Robert Miller
along with 3 adjoining dwelling-
houses on 14th May 1881.
Peter Greenough 30 years Publican
Jane Greenough 30 Wife
Catherine Greenough 5 Daughter
Adam Greenough 1 Son
James Hind 55 years Innkeeper b. Lancashire
Nancy Hind 54 Wife do
John S. Wilson 23 years Publican b. Stanwix, Cumberland
Alice Wilson 36 Wife b. Goosnargh
Agnes High 20 Servant b. Preston
Richard Hayes 25 Lodger / Traveller Circus b. Manchester
Elizabeth Hayes 23 Wife of R.H. / Lodger b. Castle Heaton, Northum'd
Robert Thompson 39 Lodger / Butcher b. Preston
James Worsley 28 Lodger / Travelling Musician do
William Finch 6 Lodger / Travelling Circus b. Manchester
Catherine Lynch 14 Lodger / Travelling Circus do
Joseph Dean 10 Lodger / Travelling Circus do
Elizabeth Dean 9 Lodger / Travelling Circus do
William Waddecar 36 years Innkeeper b. Leyland
Elizabeth Waddecar 31 Wife b. Manchester
William Cottam 48 years Publican b. Leyland
Jane Cottam 45 Wife do
Annie Peebles 24 Daughter / Agent's wife do