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Brindle - Lord Nelson Inn

Name: The Lord Nelson Inn

Address: Sandy Lane, Brindle

Although the Lord Nelson has been a part of Brindle village life since the early 1668 as its date stone confirms it now lies within the boundaries of Whittle-le-Woods.  I have included it as a Brindle pub on this blog as it was originally within the village boundaries and has been linked to Brindle far longer than it has to Whittle.

The earliest listed landlord was on the 1825 directory below, a Robert Hubbersty and subsequent census records confirm that he was also a farmer and remained at the pub until his death in 1878.  Subsequent landlords were James Baxendale (1881-91), Joseph Kellett (1901-11), James Ormisher (1921) and Richard Rigby (1934).

1841 Census

Preston Chronicle 08 May 1847

Blackburn Standard 08 May 1850

1851 Census

1861 Census

1871 Census

Preston Chronicle 21 February 1880

1881 Census

1891 Census

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 06 June 1902

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 25 January 1921

Lancashire Evening Post 30 September 1924


Lancashire Evening Post 03 May 1933

Lancashire Evening Post 16 November 1934

Lord Nelson Chorley Guardian 1949


  1. Pubs with names of heroes like Nelson and Marlborough are of much interest, this one may have got its name from some connection of the Walmsleys with the naval hero, who was connected with Lancashire through his mistress, lady Emma Hamilton whose family had land around Garstang. Nelson is believed to have visited her at Waddicar hall, near Scorton and Ashton hall was an important seat of the Hamiltons from early times.

  2. Ex Licencee and farmer Robert Huggersty, just wondering if he was the farmer at "Huggerts Farm ". I remember that farm's name being mentioned by my elders many times when I was young living at Whittle. I don't know which farm it is, although I suspect it was either Percy Hall's, ( now Fred Pawson's Hilltop Farm ), or more likely Dickson's