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Cattle Market Tavern

Name: The Cattle Market Tavern

Address: 59, Union Street, Chorley



This pub started life in the 1870s as the Cattle Market Tavern on Union Street although from about 1889 it had changed its name to the Imperial Hotel or "Imp", which it remains to this day.


The popular town centre pub has also spent time under the guise of Time Square in recent years.


Landlords recorded at the hotel include Joseph Edwards (1876-79), Ellen Stansfield (1881-1901), Squire Hargreaves (1903), David Moon (1911-22), Harold Bailey (1936), William Sargeant (1939), Ivan Lynas (2007-17) and Jonjo Kerr (2017-).  It was used as the venue for Chorley Auctions in the 1930/40s and was a popular venue to social gatherings and charity dinners.


Marriage: 16 Nov 1876 St Laurence, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Thomas Edwards - 23 Coachman Bachelor of Union St. Chorley
Rachel Denny - Full Spinster of Union St. Chorley
Groom's Parents: Joseph Edwards, Publican
Bride's Parents: Richard Denny, Blacksmith
Witness: James Bamber; Theresa Edwards
Married by License by: Edward S. Rounds
Register: Marriages 1853 - 1879, Page 226, Entry 451
Source: LDS Film 1517687

1881 Census


1891 Census



1901 Census


Lancashire Evening Post 09 June 1903


1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 28 January 1920



Lancashire Evening Post 23 October 1939

2015 - The Imperial


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