a.k.a. CASTLE AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL.
29 Market Place.
|This image was taken in about 1906. The bay windows are still a feature of the hotel, but there|
have been a number of other changes down the years.
1623 First built
1680 Mrs. Langton, widow.
1785 John Nightingale
1805 Matthew Fisher
1810 - 14 Thomas Scott
1815 - 17 Peter Sharples - had been at the "Swan Inn" New Street.
1818 Joseph Ditchfield
1821 James Towers - d. 11.12.1821 aged 45 years
1821 - 25 Rebecca Towers - Thomas, 18 year old son, d.22.4.1830.
1828 - 41 Benjamin Smith [d. December 1841]
1842 - 43 Mrs. Smith
1849 - 54 William Glade [d. 7.1.1864 aged 64 years]
1857 Charles Bannerman
1857 - 71 Elizabeth Bannerman
1873 - 75 Charles Rich [d. 11.10.1875 aged 43 years] #
1875 - 91 Mrs. Mary Rich
1891 - 99 Harry Thornton Isherwood
1900 - 1901 Annie Sophia Kendall
1901 Annie Sophia Smith
1904 - 05 William Ramsden Smith
# Owned by Charles Frederick Rich (provision Dealer), Stanley Croft, Ansdell Road, Lytham.
THE "CASTLE INN"
by Paul D. Swarbrick
This is a useful plan. It shows the Castle Hotel's position on the Market Place,
directly opposite the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and if you draw an imaginary
line, it stretched back to a point level with Guildhall Street.
Manchester Mercury 22nd March 1785
Lancaster Gazette 23rd March 1805
Date on leaflet / poster 13th September 1805
Lancaster Gazette 13th August 1814
Lancaster Gazette 29th July 1815
Lancaster Gazette 22nd March 1817
Preston Chronicle 27th January 1821
Begs to inform the Public, and his Friends in general that he will commence
Running his COACH every day (Sunday excepted), on Monday next, 4th
April, to Preston and back, leaving the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham, at half
past eight o'clock, and the CASTLE INN, Market Place, Preston, every
evening at a quarter before four, except Saturday, which will be a quarter
Preston Chronicle 2nd April 1831
STAY AND CORSET MAKER
No. 6 St. Ann Street, Liverpool
Respectfully informs the Ladies of Preston and its vicinity, that
Mrs. Bootle will be at the CASTLE INN, Market Place, on the
20th November, where she will have an Assortment of 200 Pairs
of the most Fashionable French and English STAYS, for their
inspection, from 15s to 20s per pair.
Mrs. B will remain at the above place a week.
Preston Chronicle 10th November 1832
Poster from 1841
ALL persons who have any claims or demands against the late
Mr. Benjamin Smith, of the Castle Inn, Market Place, Preston,
are requested to send in their accounts and the nature of their
securities (if any) to Mrs. Smith of the Castle Inn, aforesaid,
in order that the same may be examined previous to being
discharged; and all persons indebted to the said Mr. Benjamin
Smith, are requested to pay their accounts forthwith, to the said Mrs. Smith.
Preston Chronicle 18th December 1841
|Preston Chronicle 17th December 1853|
Preston Chronicle February 1859
Preston Chronicle 10th July 1880
Benjamin Smith 35 years Publican b.
Alice Smith 35 Wife
William Glade 50 years Hotel Keeper b. Yarcombe, Devon
Alice Glade 45 Wife b. Goosnargh
Was this Alice Smith of 1841?
Elizabeth Bannerman 40 years widow Hotel Keeper b. Preston
Jane McKie 35 Assistant do
Elizabeth Bannerman 48 years Hotel Keeper b. Preston
Mary Rich 46 years Hotel Proprietor b. Salford
Annie S. Rich 20 Daughter b. Manchester
Ellen B. Rich 19 Daughter do
Charles F. Rich 15 Son do
James S. Rich 10 Son do
Harry I. Isherwood 29 years Hotel Proprietor b. Oldham
James S. Rich 20 Brother-in-law b. Manchester
William R. Smith 36 years Grocer b. Scotland
Annie S. Smith 40 Hotel Keeper b. Manchester
I think that this is Annie S. Rich of 1881
Kathleen Kendal 17 Step-daughter b. Preston
Gladys May Kendal 16 Step-daughter do