Address: 226, Lee Lane, Horwich
The King's Arms is one of Horwich's long-forgotten taverns, having ceased to exist over a century ago. It was located on Lee Lane opposite the old Post Office immediately next door to the Crown Inn; the buildings can be seen at that location on the maps shown below on this blog from 1845 onwards.
|1869 Slater's Directory Thomas Isherwood|
|1871 Census -Thomas Isherwood|
Two years after Thomas' death Robert Elliott was running the Inn confirmed by the marriage record below and subsequent 1881 census.
Marriage: 31 Aug 1874 Horwich Chapel, Horwich, Lancs.
Samuel Elliott - 24 Finisher Bachelor of Horwich
Mary Fox - 28 Stitcher Spinster of Horwich
Groom's Father: Robert Elliott, Beer Seller
Bride's Father: John Fox, Cloth Singer
Witness: Thos Elliott; Sarah Fox
Married by Banns by: H.S. Pigot, Vicar
Register: Marriages 1854 - 1881, Page 170, Entry 339
|1881 Census Robert Elliott|
|1891 Census James Meadows|
|1901 Census James Meadows|
The 1905 directory does not list the King's Arms and the previous landlord, James Meadows is recorded as a beer retailer at the Victoria Hotel on Chorley New Road, so I suspect the King's closed its doors for good between 1901 and 1904.
|1905 Kelly's Directory Jas Meadows|
Maps of the area as late as 1938 still show buildings next door to the Crown so I suspect it was demolished post WW2 and has now been replaced by the car park at the rear of the Crown.