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Adlington - Farmers' Arms

Name: The Farmers' Arms

Address: 99, Chorley Road, Adlington, Chorley


The Farmers' Arms dates back to the mid 1850's, the building (now demolished) dating back further and unsurprisingly, it was originally a working farm. The first landlord worked a variety of trades, recorded as a shop keeper and beer seller in 1861 and then  tailor in 1871.

Listed landlords at the pub were William Hall (1861-71), Joseph Holding (1881), Joseph Worsley (1891), George Booth (1901), Martha Booth (1911), Mr J Brooks (1916) and Martha and Sidney Gillett (1960's).

1861 Census

1871 Census


1881 Census


1891 Census

Adlington (and District) Lancashire (1991) by MD. Smith

1901 Census

Further detailed information and history of the Farmers' Arms can be found via the following link to the Adlington and District History Blog.



1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 05 January 1916
My aunt Ethel Gillett [nee Ainscough] was landlady of the Farmers Arms in the 1960's, some of that time with her husband Sydney....was very small inside. The hallway had 3 rooms coming off it. The one on the right had the bar in it. The room on the left and the room at the end of the hall were for sitting in   Think one was called 'the snug'!

Julie - Adlington Anderton & Heath Charnock Community Forum (2006)

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