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Leyland - Wheat Sheaf Inn

Name: The Wheat Sheaf Inn

Address: 19, Leyland Lane, Leyland


The Wheat Sheaf Inn was built in the early 1800s and remains a going concern as a pub to this day.  

Annotated Map of Earnshaw Bridge

Listed landlords at the pub were Margaret Bretherton (1841-43), Jeremiah Porter (1846), Thomas Moss (1851-58), John Woods (1861), William Waddecar 1867-69), Robert Hargreaves (1871-74), William Walne (1881-91), James Hoyle (1901) and Thomas Green (1911-17)

1841 Census

Marriage: 16 May 1843 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
William Bennet - of full age, Farmer, Bachelor, Leyland
Ann Bretherton - of full age, Spinster, Leyland
    Groom's Father: William Bennet, Farmer
    Bride's Father: William Bretherton, Publican
    Witness: Margaret Bretherton, (X); William Banister, (X)
    Married by Licence by: Gardner Baldwin, Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1837 - 1843, Page 231, Entry 461

    Source: Original register at Lancashire Archives

1846 Directory - Jeremiah Porter

1851 Census

1854 Mannex Directory

1855 Slater's Directory

1858 Post Office Directory

1861 Census

Harry Lancaster was charged with stealing 2s. and tobacco box from the person of John Haydock, at the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Leyland, on the 15th inst. It appeared the money was stolen whilst the complainant was asleep the sofa.—The facts having been proved. 
30 January 1863 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser

William was charged with stealing at Mr. Waddicar's the Wheat Sheaf Inn. Leyland. The evidence was not sufficient, and prisoner was discharged. 
02 November 1867 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 

1869 Slater's Directory

1871 Census

On Monday, M. Myers, Esq., coroner, held an inquest at the Wheat Sheaf, Leyland, to inquire into the death of James Rigby, a young man employed at the Farington corn mill, who was killed on Saturday 
21 January 1871 - Lancaster Gazette

TO BE SOLD, cheap, by Private Treaty, a FREEHOLD PUBLIC HOUSE called Wheat Sheaf, Leyland, near Preston, with the outbuildings and adjoining land.
Address, J. Observer Office.
12 October 1877 - Wigan Observer and District Advertiser

1881 Census

At the time of the marriage of Robert Hargreaves Jnr his father was deceased having died back in 1874. 
Marriage: 12 Feb 1887 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
Robert Hargreaves - 30, Labourer, Widower, Leyland
Jane Glover - 24, Spinster, St James Leyland
    Groom's Father: Robert Hargreaves, Deceased, Inn Keeper
    Bride's Father: Richard Glover, Labourer
    Witness: Thomas Thornley; Richard Glover; Mary Hannah Glover
    Married by Licence by: W. Stuart White Curate
    Register: Marriages 1875 - 1895, Page 136, Entry 271
    Source: LDS Film 1470827

1891 Census


1901 Census

1911 Census

On Sunday morning she heard by telephone that her husband had expired. Thomas Green, the licensee of the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Leyland Lane, Leyland, said that the deceased came to his house about on Saturday morning. was selling parched peas...
12 February 1913 - Preston Herald 

1917 Barrett's Directory


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