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Croston - Black Horse

Name: The Black Horse

Address: Westheads Lane (now Westhead Road), Croston



The Black Horse opened in the 1860's and is still going strong to this day. Listed landlords at the beer house were John & Mary Cottam (1861-1891), John Almond (1901-11) and Thomas Almond (1935). The Cottam family were originally farmers and were resident on Westhead Road from 1861 onwards on census records although it was only in 1871 that the property was listed as the Black Horse although they may have run the beer house long before then.

1861 Census


1871 Census

Photo courtesy of Gordon Small

1881 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 30 September 1890

1891 Census

1901 Census

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 08 February 1921

Lancashire Evening Post 15 August 1935

Lancashire Evening Post 24 April 1945


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the helpful information! John Cottam was my 4th great grandad and this page has helped me very much with my family tree research :)
    Nichola Strandberg (née Cottam)

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