MOOR PARK INN
Variously as: Moor Lane
North Road, Lancaster Road,
NOW - 1 Garstang Road.
............the MOOR PARK INN, situate
on the site of the old Gallows Hill.
Preston Chronicle 30th April 1836
|Said to be the last public house in Preston to brew its own beer on the premises.|
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|When first built, this impressive entrance was facing the extensive cattle market|
that English Martyr's Church was built on, and St. George's Road created.
1837 - 38 Thomas Bowling
1840 - 41 Richard Parkinson
1841 Mary Fish
1841 Thomas Stewart
1842 Richard Parkinson
1847 - 49 Peter Blackledge Greenough d. 9.9.1849, aged 43 years, 'by accident'.
1849 - 60 Jane Blackledge Greenough
1861 - 66 Henry Riley
1866 - 67 The Executors of Ellen Riley d. 10.10.1867
1867 - 91 Thomas Holden
1891 Henry Brown (Manager) Was he at the 'Old Legs of Man' in 1971? He was Holden's brother-in-law.
1891 - 93 James Littlefair
1893 - 1901 Robert Clarkson
1901 - 10 Wilfred Miller
1913 - 17 Ellen Miller
1924 James Taylor
1930 - 52 Henry (Harry) Wilson - The landlord in the video (see above) is Henry Wilson
1953 - 63 James Dougal - former P.N.E. footballer - information from Ian Rigby, the official historian for the football club. The pub was affectionately known as "Jimmy Dougals" Recent news received, indicates that Jimmy Dougal married, in 1941, across the road at English Martyr's Church, Mary May WILSON, daughter of the previous licensees, Henry Wilson and Martha Ellen, nee Greenhalgh. So we have a continuance in the family from 1930 thro' to 1963. See lower down for wedding day photograph.
1968 Frederick Barker. It was in 1968 that the 'Moor Park Inn' brewed the very last of its home-brewed ale. The house was taken over by Matthew Brown & Co
ACCOUNT OF COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
THE MOOR &c. Mr. Livesey said:-
......................with regard to the inn on the Moor, he was sorry
that the old Corporation had built it, and should the new body
continue to build any more of these nests of crime, he should
move that opposite each there should be a Temperance Hotel.
The Steward said the necessary buildings required to complete
the premises of the Moor Park Inn would cost about £200,
including the brewhouse &c.
Mr. Livesey thought it might let quite as advantageously in
another way than as an inn, as which it was a nuisance. It might,
perhaps, be let as a Temperance Hotel.
His objections were over-ruled and the motion carried.
Preston Chronicle 13th February 1836
TO BUILDERS, &c
Also, TO BE LET, at the same time and place,
the erection of a STABLE, BREWHOUSE, and other
Conveniences, at the Moor Park Inn.
A Plan and Specification may be seen at
Mr. P. Parks' office, Cannon Street, Preston.
Preston Chronicle March 10th 1836
FOR SALE BY AUCTION
LOT 7. The Moor Park Inn,
Stables, and Premises, Situate at Gallows Hill,
in the occupation of Thomas Bowling.
Preston Chronicle 1st April 1837
Preston Chronicle 7th April 1838
CHARGE OF ROBBING FROM THE PERSON
A young man named James Moore, was charged with
stealing four sovereigns from the person of a man
named Robinson at the Moor Park Inn.
Mr. Bowling, landlord, said that in May 1837, the
prisoner, the prosecutor, and two persons named
William Gudgeon and James Plumpton were at his
house. Robinson was robbed of 4 sovereigns, and
Gudgeon and Plumpton were given into custody for
it. They were tried and acquitted - one of them saying
that he saw Moore swallow it.
The prisoner escaped at the time, and had not since
been heard of until last week. Remanded for one week.
Preston Chronicle 2nd June 1838
Preston Chronicle 20th February 1841
PRESTON AND DISTRICT TURNPIKE ROAD
At a meeting of the trustees held at the Town Hall on the
9th April, the tolls of the Preston and Garstang turnpike
road, were let to Mr. Peter Blackledge Greenough, the
old taker, at £1, 207, being an advance of £2 on the price
paid the previous year.
Preston Chronicle 12th April 1845
Preston Chronicle 10th July 1847
Preston Chronicle 17th July 1847
Preston Chronicle 29th June 1850
Preston Chronicle 9th July 1853
Preston Chronicle 7th August 1858
Preston Chronicle 2nd April 1859
Preston Chronicle 27th August 1859
EXCHANGE OF LAND
A proposed exchange of land between Mr. Tomlinson and
the Corporation of Preston will be submitted for approval.
Mr. Tomlinson is desirous of continuing Aqueduct Street
which commenced in Fylde Road and across the Oxheys,
Greenbank and Moor Hall Estates to Moor Lane, opposite
the new road called St. George's Road, which the Corporation
have formed from Moor Lane to Deepdale Road opposite
Mr. Huddart's nursery.
Opposite the Moor Lane outlet of St. George's Road, a
piece of enclosed land, a portion of the garden of the Moor
Park Inn, and to the south of the house offers an obstacle
to the outlet of Aqueduct Street. It had provisionally been
agreed that the Corporation will give this piece of land to
Mr. Tomlinson inreturn for an equal quantity to the east of
The advantage will be that the outlets of the two roads will
then be opposite each other, and provide an unbroken road
one and a half miles in extent.
Preston Chronicle 29th October 1859
COLOURED AND DUTCH CANARY BIRD SOCIETY
Meeting held at Mr Joseph Banks's Moor Park Inn
Preston Chronicle 27th January 1862
ROBBERY AT THE MOOR PARK INN
On the 14th February, a person or persons got
on the porch at the back of the inn, and gained
admission through one of the windows into the
house. The thief or thieves stole £7 10s in gold
and 17s in silver. In the same drawer as the
money was a silver lever watch which was
Some time on the same day, the landlord removed
100 sovereigns from the same drawer, wrapped
them up, and placed them on the top shelf of the
cupboard. It, too, had not been touched.
It is believed that the robbery happened about
9pm, when the dog was heard to bark loudly, but
it wasn't discovered until about midnight.
Preston Chronicle 19th February 1862
Preston Chronicle 24th January 1863
Preston Chronicle 21st November 1863
Preston Chronicle 14th October 1865
Preston Chronicle 7th December 1867
Preston Chronicle 1st February 1868
Preston Chronicle 3rd October 1868
Preston Chronicle 28th July 1877
Preston Chronicle 1st September 1877
Preston Chronicle 20th October 1877
Preston Chronicle 20th October 1877
Preston Chronicle 27th October 1877
Preston Chronicle 20th November 1880
BOROUGH OF PRESTON
The full-licensed HOUSE, known as the "MOOR PARK
INN," situate at the corner of Aqueduct Street East, and
Garstang Road. Sealed Tenders endorsed "MOOR PARK
INN"to be sent to the CORPORATION STEWARD,
16 Church Street, Preston, not later than 12 o'clock at
noon on Tuesday 17th March next.
Preston Chronicle 28th February 1891
On 26.3.1891, a recommendation was made to the
Council that the Moor Park Inn should be let to
James Littlefair for £190 per annum.
Preston Chronicle 30th May 1891
Preston Chronicle 3rd June 1893
From the first decade of the 20th century
Lancashire Evening Post 5th May 1941
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Mary Fish 25 years Innkeeper
Sarah Fish 2 Daughter
Jane Greenough 41 years Innkeeper b. Broughton
Catherine Greenough 14 Daughter b. Preston
Adam Greenough 10 Son / Scholar do
Sarah Greenough 5 Daughter / Scholar do
Elizabeth Greenough 1 Daughter do
Margaret Marsh 61 Visitor / Cotton Weaver b. Claughton
Elizabeth Alston 56 Lodger / Servant b. Goosnargh
Thomas Alston 14 Lodger / Cotton Weaver do
Henry Riley 50 years Innkeeper b. Salmesbury
Ellen Riley 57 Wife do
Thomas Holden 44 years Publican b. Wyresdale
Margaret Holden 37 Wife b. Salmesbury
Thomas Holden 55 years Lic. Vict. b. Wyresdale
Margaret Holden 48 Wife b. Salmesbury
Elizabeth Holden 4 Daughter b. Preston
Margaret Holden 2 Daughter do
Ellen Holden 9 months Daughter do
Henry Brown 42 years Hotel Manager b. Balderstone
Mary A. Brown 44 Wife b. Salmesbury
Elizabeth Brown 14 Daughter b. Preston
Ellen Brown 10 Daughter do
Margaret Brown 9 Daughter do
Mary Brown 6 Daughter do
John Brown 1 Son do
Wilfred Miller 28 years - widower Publican b. Preston
Agnes G. Miller 10 months Daughter do
Wilfred Miller 39 years Publican b. Preston
Ellen Miller 43 Wife / Assistant do
Agnes Miller 10 School do
Winifred Miller 7 School do
Wilfred Miller 4 School do
Jane Miller 72 years, widow Mother / Private means b. Broughton
Rose Smith 19 Domestic Servant b. Whitehaven, Cumberland