Address: 30, Church Road, Leyland
One of the oldest pubs in Leyland a full history can be found on the following link to Leyland Historical Society.
Listed landlords at the Inn were Nicholas Plaskett (1786), William Kellett (1824-34), William Bannister (1841-46), Henry Eastham (1851-66), Alice Nightingale (1854), William Wilkins (1869-71), James Bowling (1881-94), Jane Bowling (1894-1901), Sylvester Hore (1911) and James Hilton (1913-17).
|Annotated Map of the Pubs in and around Towngate|
|1854 Mannex Directory|
An inquest was held on Wednesday last, by Mr. M. Myres, at the house of Mr. Hy. Eastham, the Eagle and. Child Inn, Leyland, touching the death of John Holland, son of Mr. H. Holland, brick and tile manufacturer, aged 17.
01 April 1854 - Preston Chronicle
|Slater's 1855 Directory|
The annual show of the Leyland Branch Horticultural Show was held on Monday last, at Mr. Eastham's Eagle and Child Inn, Leyland, when there was an excellent display of fruit, roots, and vegetables.
27 September 1856 - Preston Chronicle
|1858 Post Office Directory|
Marriage: 21 Nov 1865 St Paul, Farington, Lancs.
James Barnes - 23, Mechanic, Bachelor, Farington
Alice Eastham - 20, Spinster, Farington
Groom's Father: James Barnes, Manager
Bride's Father: Henry Eastham, Inn keeper
Witness: Thomas Simpson; Elizabeth Cocker
Married by Banns by: Henry Power
Register: Marriages 1858 - 1890, Page 58, Entry 116
Source: LDS Film 1471151
Marriage: 8 Mar 1866 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
Isaac Pendlebury - full age, Townsman, Bachelor, Salford in the Parish of Manchester
Elizabeth Eastham - full age, Spinster, Leyland
Groom's Father: James Pendlebury, Manager of Bleachworks
Bride's Father: Henry Eastham, Publican
Witness: James Pendlebury; M. J. Pendlebury; Henry Eastham; J. A. Eastham
Married by Licence by: Kinton Jacques Curate
Register: Marriages 1856 - 1875, Page 149, Entry 298
Source: Original register held at Lancashire Archives
|Slater's 1869 Directory|
Marriage: 7 Feb 1888 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
George Hitchen - 27, Butcher, Bachelor, 27 Plungington Rd Preston
Margaret Wilkins - 29, Spinster, Leyland
Groom's Father: John Hitchen, Farmer
Bride's Father: William Wilkins, Deceased, Publican
Witness: Thomas Wilkins; Annie Hitchen
Married by Licence by: Benjamin Davies Curate
Register: Marriages 1875 - 1895, Page 151, Entry 302
Source: LDS Film 1470827
Occasional Licenses and Extensions — Mr. James Bowling, landlord of the Eagle and Child Inn, Leyland, applied for permission sell liquor in a tent upon a field near his house on the 29th and inst.
14 May 1890 - Preston Herald
On Monday, Mr. James Bowling, landlord of the Eagle and Child Hotel, Leyland, died at the age of forty-nine years. Deceased was mainly instrumental in starting the Carnarvon Lodge of Freemsons.
28 July 1894 - Blackburn Standard
|1917 Barrett's Directory|
Lancashire Daily Post Thursday May 3rd, 1917
Mr James Hilton, Eagle and Child Hotel, Leyland has received information from the War Office of the death in action on April 18th in Mesopotamia of his son Pte J. Hilton, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Deceased was 25 years of age and joined up on February 14th last year, prior to which he was employed at the Leyland Motor Works. He had been connected with Leyland St. Andrew’s Church Lads Brigade and the Leyland Boy Scouts. He was a regular worshipper at the Leyland Parish Church.
South Ribble Museum - Pt John Hilton