Address: Bluestone Lane, Mawdesley
The Robin Hood Inn lies at the junction of Bluestone Lane, Tannersmith Lane, Tincklers Lane (previously Robin Hood Lane) and Sidebrook Lane (previously Croston Road (1841) and now known as Sydbrook Lane) on the eastern edge of Mawdesley. A recent Enterprise Inn's advert for the Inn states it is a 15th century pub & restaurant but I can only find reference back to the early 1800's at this time.
Listed landlords at the Inn were Hugh Swift (1841), Richard Eccles (1851), James Marsden (1853-71), Thomas Bentham (1870's-1882), Thomas Bentham (1882-89), Nicholas Taylor (1889-1915), Thomas Bentham (1915-1932) and Thomas Bentham (1932-).
When James Marsden married in 1853 at St Peter's church he was roughly 46 years old and was already a Landlord, probably at the Robin Hood.
Marriage: 10 Jul 1853 St Peter, Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancashire, England
James Marsden - (X), full age, Landlord, Bachelor, Mawdesley
Ellen Hunter - (X), full age, Spinster, Mawdesley
Groom's Father: James Marsden, Farmer
Bride's Father: Robert Hunter, Farmer
Witness: William Hunter; Alice Monk, (X)
Married by Licence by: Martin Twiss Incumbent
Register: Marriages 1843 - 1919, Page 26, Entry 52
Source: LDS Film 1526409
Burial: 4 Aug 1915 St Peter, Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancashire, England
Nicholas Taylor -
Age: 74 years
Buried by: W. Pritchard Lord
Register: Burials 1841 - 1925, Page 168, Entry 1337
Source: LDS Film1849640
|Lancashire Evening Post 09 February 1933|
|Sketch drawing by James Anderton|