Address: 29, Leyland Lane, Leyland
1844 Map of Earnshaw Bridge
First reference to a beer house is recorded on the 1864 press article below when a Thomas Day is recorded as the landlord of the beer house applying, unsuccessfully for a full licence. Listed landlords were Thomas Day (1864-67), Margaret Day (1867-69), Samuel Yates (1871-1881), James Sutton (1884-1911), John Wignall (1911-17) and Robert & Mary Singleton (1937).
Thomas Day, of Earnshaw Bridge Inn, near Leyland, appealed against the decision of T. B. Crosse, Esq., and others, in refusing to grant him a license.
29 October 1864 - Preston Herald
|1869 Slater's Directory|
More detailed history of the Inn can be found on the link above to the Leyland Historical Society website.
|1871 Census Samuel Yates|
VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS in Leyland, Lancashire
To by Sold by Auction, by Mr. J. B. JONES, at the Earnshaw Bridge Inn, Earnshaw Bridge, Leyland, on Monday, the 18th day of September, 1876, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon.
16 September 1876 - Blackburn Standard
CHORLEY LICENSING SESSIONS
...on returning the Chairman intimated that they refused all the other applications.—Samuel Yates, of the Earnshaw Bridge Inn beer house, Leyland, applied, through Mr, Forshaw, for spirit licence to that house, and put in an influentially signed application...
24 August 1877 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser
Samuel Yates applied again in 1880 and was again refused a spirit licence.
|1881 Census Samuel Yates|
Following the earlier application for a full liquor licence the Earnshaw Bridge was successful in 1884 and thereafter was a public house.
Liquors to be drank or consumed either on or off the premises thereunto belonging, the house known by the sign the Earnshaw Bridge Inn, and situate at Earnshaw Bridge, in the Township aforesaid, and rented from John Forshaw, of Preston, in the said County of Lancashire.
23 August 1884 - Preston Herald
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On Wednesday, Mr Samuel Parker offered for sale at the Earnshaw Bridge Inn, in three lots, Cock Robin Farm, in the occupation of Mr. Jon. Bennett: three cottages, in one lot, fronting the highway.
11 June 1887 - Preston Herald
Like many Inns in the 19th century the Earnshaw Bridge was used as a local meeting pace and auction house as evidenced in the press article above.
A return bowling match was played on Saturday afternoon Iast, at the Earnshaw Bridge Inn ground, between Mr. Whalley’s team and that of Mr. Bannister, and resulted in a victory for the Whalley.
17 August 1887 - Preston Herald
|1891 Census James Sutton|
At the Earnshaw Bridge Inn he bought a pony from Mr. Sutton, the landlord, paying him with the other cheque, and he invited him to drive with him...
17 June 1893 - Lancaster Gazette
Marriage records around this time confirm James Sutton was still at the Inn.
Marriage: 25 Aug 1894 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
Joseph Sutton - 21, Scutcher, Bachelor, Leyland S James
Elizabeth Alice Catterall - 21, Spinster, Leyland
Groom's Father: James Sutton, Inn Keeper
Bride's Father: Jonathan Catterall, Weaver
Witness: William Sutton; Sarah Ann Melling
Married by Banns by: Edwin G Marshall Curate
Register: Marriages 1875 - 1895, Page 238, Entry 476
Source: LDS Film 1470827
Marriage: 13 Jul 1895 St James, Leyland, Lancashire, England
William Sutton - 21 Weaver Bachelor of St. James Leyland
Annie Gore - 21 Spinster of St. James, Leyland
Groom's Parents: James Sutton, Publican
Bride's Parents: Thomas Gore, Clamper
Witness: Fred Warburton; Elizabeth Heaton
Married by Banns by: Robt. Gardiner off. Min.
Notes: [Groom signed] Wm. Sutton
Register: Marriages 1855 - 1901, Page 190, Entry 379
Source: LDS Film 1526058
|1901 Census James Henry Sutton|
|1909 Map showing the Inn at the crossroads of Leyland Lane|
and Golden Hill Lane denoted by the mark "B.H.".
|1911 Census James Sutton|
LEYLAND LANE BURIAL SOCIETY
The annual general meeting of the above Society was held at the Earnshaw Bridge Inn on Saturday, when the Secretary (Mr. Alex. Parkinson) read a statement of accounts for the past year.
18 January 1913 - Preston Herald
|1917 Barrett's Directory|
DEATH AFTER FALL
On the 10th inst. at Preston Royal Infirmary. ROBERT, beloved husband of MARY SINGLETON Earnshaw Bridge Inn. Leyland, aged 51 years. Interment Croston Parish Church. Tuesday. 14th Inst, 4 pm.
11 December 1937 - Lancashire Evening Post
Licensees’ Request Refused at Leyland on behalf of Albert Yates, Queen's Hotel, Leyland and James Norburn, Earnshaw Bridge Inn.
09 May 1938 - Lancashire Evening Post
|Site of the Earnshaw Bridge Inn 2017|