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Castle Inn

Name: The Castle Inn

Address: 71, Lyons Lane, Chorley

The Castle Inn (Lyons Lane jnct Railway Street)
The Castle Inn was already closed for business by the time of the photo above, prior to the development of the Clifford Street by-pass, which completely changed the landscape of this are of Chorley and resulted in the demolition of not only the Castle Inn but numerous other buildings along Lyons Lane and Clifford Street; other licensed premises that became victims of the redevelopment included the Victoria (aka The Red House) which stood on the corner of Lyons Lane and Brooke Street and the Robin Hood Hotel.


Lyons at its junction with Standish Street (left) and Brooke Street (right)
The white building centre picture towards the bridge is the Castle Inn.

The Castle Inn appears on records from the 1851 Census with the following landlords listed: James Wilson (1851-61), William Barlow (1861), Miles Markland (1865-76), Michael Walsh (1879-82), Richard Tyrer (1889-91), Alice Hall (1896), John Hall (1901), Samuel Sharratt (1911) and Thomas Blackledge (1936).

1851 Census

Burnley Advertiser 25 February 1860

1861 Census

Looking down Lyons Lane with the Castle Inn far right and the junction with Standish Street further down to the street.

1871 Census

Landlord at the Castle Inn c.1930's Facebook Chorley Then & Now

1881 Census

1891 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 26 August 1896

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 02 July 1901



Lancashire Evening Post 30 December 1902

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 18 January 1937

The Castle Inn (far right) looking up Lyons Lane from the junction with Brooke Street.
All these properties were demolished to make way for the by-pass road.

1 comment:

  1. When Dan Hall married at St. Laurence's on 15 May 1907, he gives his address as the Castle Inn, but says his father was John Hall (deceased), Retired Licenced Victualler, so it's unclear who was running the pub.

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