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Anglezarke - Lodge Bank Inn

Name: The Lodge Bank Inn

Address: Water Street, Haddock Fold, Anglezarke, Chorley

Haddock Fold in 1845

The Lodge Bank Inn or Lodge Tavern as it was also known was located at the edge of Anglezarke reservoir in Haddock Fold adjacent to the Haddock Fold Colliery.  It was first recorded on the 1841 census when William Wilson Drinkwater was the landlord as the census below shows, his occupation being "Farmer, Beer Seller & Shopkeeper".

1841 Census

An interesting article has been written on Haddock Fold by Joan Dickinson,a member of the Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society

1851 Census

The 1851 Census showed William and his family still residing at the Inn and indeed census records thereafter record the family living at Haddock Fold until the early 1900's but sometime between 1851 and 1861 the Inn changed hands and was run in 1861 by a Thomas Ainscow when it was named the Lodge Tavern.

1861 Census
Thomas was originally from Wigan but married Margaret Wadelove who was an Adlington lass at St Wilfrid's in Standish in 1852 and their family was brought up in this area. He was recorded as a "Beer Seller & Quarryman", no doubt also working in the nearby Leicester Mill quarries. 

Gate Posts at the entrance to Haddock Fold 2018

Marriage: 26 Jul 1852 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancashire, England
Thomas Ainscough - (X), 22, Quarry man, Bachelor, Heath Charnock
Margaret Wadelove - (X), 21, Spinster, Heath Charnock
Groom's Father: Peter Halsall, Farmer
Bride's Father: William Wadelove, Quarry man
Witness: Isaac Wadelove; James Darbyshire
Married by Banns by: R.H. Whitworth Curate
Register: Marriages 1848 - 1859, Page 110, Entry 219
Source: LDS Film 1526141

1871 Census

The 1871 census saw another change behind the bar when Richard Howarth and his wife were running the beer house. As the marriage record below shows, Richard was originally from Heapey and worked in the Bleachworks there before turning his hand to running a beer house.

Marriage: 15 Jun 1848 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancashire, England
Richard Howarth - (X), full age, Bleacher, Bachelor, Heapey
Lydia Darbyshire - full age, Spinster, Heapey
    Groom's Father: Joseph Howarth, Bleacher
    Bride's Father: John Darbyshire, Farmer
    Witness: Thomas Darbyshire; Mary Ann Farington, (X)
    Married by Banns by: J. Durrant Curate
    Register: Marriages 1843 - 1850, Page 181, Entry 362
    Source: Original register at Lancashire Archives

After 1871 sadly there is no trace of the Lodge Bank Inn on census records and it appears the business had closed down. There was no shortage of other hostelries in the area though such as the Clog Inn, Yew Tree, Corporation Inn, Bay Horse and Black 'a' Moor's Head.

Ruins of Haddock Fold 2018

The below map shows how the properties at Haddock Fold dwindled during the late 1800's and as you walk along this stretch of the reservoir today there only the gate posts remain.

Haddock Fold in 1927

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