Address: Yarrow Gate, Chorley
The first reference to the occupants of Halliwell's Farm on Yarrow Gate being beer retailers comes in Manney's 1851 Directory of the Town & Parish of Chorley. Dating back to the 1700's this is one of Chorley's oldest existing buildings. From census and directory records this was the home of Jones (Jonas) Morris and his family.
The record below gives Jonas's location as "Red band" but this should read "Red Bank" as this was the area in Chorley where the farm was located, in close proximity to Red Bank House. The Mannex directory of 1854 records this correctly and confirms Jones was still a beer seller, listed as such until at least the 1860's
Jones died in 1879 as the probate record above shows leaving Mary and the children to run the farm.
At some time in the early 1900's the Morris family finally left Halliwell's Farm and by the 1911 census it was he residence of Harry Martindale, a builder and contractor.