YORK HOTEL / YORK TAVERN
46 Church Street
It is probable that the hotel and the tavern were run as two separate entities.
1839 - 40 Mr. W. Garstang
1840 - 42 John Rigg
1848 Mr. P. Smith
1851 - 61 Richard Bibby
1863 - 70 Thomas Smith
1870 - 75 John Meagher
In the Preston Chronicle 20.11.1875, is a record that the licence passed from 'Mr. Leaver' to Westray?
1875 - 80 Jonathan Westray - had a son called Jonathan (and also Jonathan Devenport Westray)
1881 - 82 Thomas Sharp
1882 Jonathan Westray Junior
1882 James Wignall
1882 - 83 Robert McCourty
1883 - 84 Thomas West
1884 James Albert Tomlinson
1885 Emmanuel Woods
1886 - 99 James Edward Bonney
1899 - 1900 James Wilcock
1900 - 01 Richard Rigg
1901 - 07 Charles Watson Straker
1910 - 11 Thomas Blogg - Was at the Lamb Hotel, Church Street, in 1913.
1913 - 17 Joseph Silver
DESTRUCTIVE GAS EXPLOSIONS
IN CHURCH STREET
About half past 10 o'clock on Sunday morning last,
three alarming explosions of gas occurred in this town,
by which a considerable amount of damage was done.
The origin of the casualty is supposed to have been the
sinking of the earth contiguous to the excavations for the
new sewerage works now in progress between the ends
of Water Street (now Manchester Road), and Pole Street,
which it appears occasioned the old sewers and the gas
pipes to give way, and the latter to leak at the joints. One
of these joints was directly over a fracture in a branch
sewer extending from the brew-house of the York Hotel,
kept by Mr. Bibby, at the corner of Derby Street, to the
old sewerage main in Church Street, and this branch and
a considerable portion of the old sewerage main had
become filled with gas, a strong smell of the inflammable
vapour having been felt for two or three days, particularly
in the kitchen, cellar, and brew-house of the York Hotel.
At the time above mentioned, Henry Thompson, the ostler
at the inn, took a lighted candle into the brew-house for the
purpose of examining the gas pipes, and he was passing
the grating of the branch sewer in the brew-house when
an explosion took place, and he was thrown down with great
Immediately afterwards two tremendous explosions occurred,
one at the bottom of Derby Street, and the other opposite
the end of Pole Street, the candle carried by the ostler
having set fire to the gas in the sewer, which communicated
with that in the main. By the first of these explosions nearly
all the windows were broken in the upper rooms of several
houses on each side of the street; some of the shutters of the
shop of Mr. Hull, provision dealer, were shaken down, and
several large panes of glass broken, besides those in the
upper storeys of the house.
Preston Chronicle 6th October 1855
TO BE LET
by Private Treaty, with immediate possession.
The "YORK HOTEL INN," Church Street,
with first-rate Spirit Vaults attached, together
with extensive Yards and Stabling.
Stock to be taken at a valuation.
The taker will be declared on Thuesday 5th
For further particulars apply on the premises.
Preston Chronicle 31st January 1863
YORK HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON
THOMAS SMITH respectfully informs his Friends
and the public generally, that he has entered upon
the York Hotel, Church Street, where he solicits a
share of public support. It is his intention to merit
the patronage of his friends by having always on tap
HOME BREWED ALES of the primest quality,
BURTON and other ALES, and LONDON and
DUBLIN PORTER; on draught and in bottle, the
choicest WINE$ and SPIRITS, and refreshments
generally, of the most approved kinds.
WINES and SPIRITS, suitable for Christmas
festivities, in single bottles, at wholesale prices.
Well-aired BEDS, and good accomodation for
Extensive STABLING and lock-up COACH-HOUSES.
Preston Chronicle 12th December 1863
Preston Guardian 19th February 1876
TO BE LET
By Tender, with immediate possession.
"YORK HOTEL," Church Street.
Stock to be taken at a valuation.
Tenders received up to February 21st
Address, Mr. BIBBY, Avenham Place, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 14th February 1880
This notice, or card, is self-explanatory.
Courtesy of Middleford Miss on Flickr.
TO BE LET
The "YORK HOTEL," Church Street;
the house is free from Brewer or Spirit Marchant.
The stock is to be taken at valuation,
with immediate possession.
Apply Mr. BIBBY, 3 Avenham Place, or
THOMAS WEST, Auctioneer, Preston
Preston Chronicle 3rd November 1883
John Rigg 59 years Publican
Agnes Rigg 61 Wife
James Rigg 22 Son
Richard Bibby 35 years Lic. Vict. b. Walton
Ann Bibby 35 Wife b. Salmesbury
John Meagher 46 years Hotel Keeper b. Ireland
Mary Meagher 45 Wife b. Preston
Joseph Meagher 11 Son do
Thomas Sharp 38 years Publican b. Higher Walton
Jane Sharp 35 Wife b. Houlston?
Eliza Sharp 12 Daughter b. Higher Walton
Margaret Sharp 10 Daughter do
Thomas Sharp 8 Son do
Hannah Sharp 4 Daughter do
James Bonney 40 years Lic. Vict. b. Cheshire
Elizabeth Bonney 39 Wife b. Preston
Annie Bonney 11 Daughter do
Elizabeth Bonney 5 Daughter do
Richard Rigg 42 years Hotel Manager b.Middleton, Westmoreland
Sarah Jane Rigg 46 Wife b. Selside, Westmoreland
John Rigg 15 Son b. Middleton
Alice Jane Rigg 12 Daughter b. Appleby
Robert G. Rigg 10 Son do
Richard Rigg 6 Son do
Thomas Blogg 51 years Lic. Vict. b. Sheringham, Norfolk
Emily Blogg 54 Wife b. Shropshire