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Halliwell's Farm

Name: Halliwell's Farm

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

1851 Directory

1851 Census
It is only the 1861 census that records Jonas as being a beer seller but this comes as no surprise as the family were first and foremost farmers and beer retailing was probably a sideline for passing trade.

1861 Census

1871 Census

Jones died in 1879 as the probate record above shows leaving Mary and the children to run the farm.

1881 Census

1891 Census

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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