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George Inn

Name: The George Inn 

Address: 72, Market Street, Chorley


The George as The Blob Shop c.1990's
This Inn has probably had the most names of any in the Chorley District, particularly in recent times, but The George Inn was one of Chorley’s earliest Inns and appeared in records from 1793 onwards.  It kept this name right up to the 20th century. Listed licensees during this period were Francis Neale (1793-), Jane Fairclough (1835-),William Blackburn (1851-), John Gerrard (1861-), Benjamin Welsby (1865-), Thomas Blackledge (1871-), William Cunningham (1879-) and William Ormerod (1901-).



Over the last century the Inn has been known as the George, Yates's Wine Lodge, The Blob Shop, ID Pub and is currently called Pearsons.


1920s Charabanc outside Yates' Wine Lodge

1841 Census

Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser 28 March 1846

Preston Chronicle 29 July 1848


Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser 10 November 1849

1851 Census

Preston Chronicle 07 January 1854

1861 Census

Lancaster Gazette 24 August 1861


Preston Chronicle 19 October 1861

1871 Census


1881 Census



1891 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 14 February 1899

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 19 June 1901

Market Street c.1911

Pearson's 2015

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