Address: Out Lane, Croston
The Lord Nelson has been a part of village life in Croston since the 17th century. The building itself is Grade II Listed and was extended in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is in stuccoed brick on a stone plinth with stone-slate roofs, and has two storeys. The main block, dating from the 18th century has two bays and a central doorway. The gabled wing to the right is from the 17th century; both parts contain sash windows. The 19th-century wing is behind the first bay of the main block. Inside the 17th-century wing is an inglenook and a bressumer.
The earliest reference I can find for the pub was on the 1824 Gazeteer when John Cottam was the listed landlord.
Since John Cottam's time the following landlords have been listed on the censuses and press records: - James Dobson (1837-38), John Stazicker (1841-1863), John Critchley (1871), William Bretherton (1881-1901) and John Cottam (1911-1919).
|Preston Chronicle 14 January 1837|
|Preston Chronicle 06 January 1838|
|Preston Chronicle 03 July 1858|
|Preston Chronicle 15 August 1863|
|Lancashire Evening Post 06 May 1903|
|Lancashire Evening Post 20 December 1919|
|Lancashire Evening Post 14 October 1938|