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Croston - Grapes Hotel

Name: The Grapes Hotel

Address: Town Lane, Croston

The Grapes first appears on the 1824 Gazeteer of Croston when a Thomas Tuson was the landlord: -

Listed landlords at the Grapes were Thomas Tuson (1824-1851), William Howard (1854-55), William Ashcroft (1858-1871), Thomas Dawber (1880-81), William Jones (1891-1901) and John Septimus Bradshaw (1911).

Preston Chronicle 15 July 1837

The Grapes Hotel was built in the late 18th century and is a Grade II listed building described as follows: -

The public house was extended in the 19th century. It is in rendered brick with stone dressings and has roofs partly in slate and partly tiled. The building has two storeys, and the 19th-century part faces the road with a symmetrical three-bay front including a central doorway and sash windows. Behind is a long 18th-century wing in three bays, with windows of varying types.

1841 Census

Preston Chronicle 12 February 1842

1851 Census

Preston Chronicle 29 July 1854

Preston Chronicle 15 September 1855

Preston Chronicle 03 July 1858

1861 Census

Liverpool Mercury 14 August 1868

1871 Census

Preston Chronicle 30 December 1871

Landlord William Ashcroft was clearly a member of the Hesketh Lodge of Freemasons as was Mr Cottom, landlord of the Lord Nelson.

Preston Chronicle 24 January 1874

Preston Chronicle 11 December 1875

Lincolnshire Chronicle 15 March 1878

1881 Census

Preston Chronicle 27 March 1880

Late 1800's Photo of the Grapes (right) and Horseshoe Inn (left)

1891 Census

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 13 April 1903

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 22 October 1935

Lancashire Evening Post 06 June 1945

Chorley Guardian 22nd November 2016

Further information on the history of the Grapes can be found on their website

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