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Railway Inn

Name: The Railway Inn

Address: 1, Botany, Chorley


The Railway (1970's)

The Railway Inn first appeared in records around 1870 and was an Inn and Lodging House. It was named after its association with the railways and particularly the line which crossed the Nine Arches Viaduct close by...this was demolished in the late 1960's to make way for the M61 motorway. 



Whilst the Inn remains open to this day, it is now known as the Lock and Quay and is reportedly the oldest building in Botany. Listed landlords were John Berry (1871-1901), Ellen Morrison (1911) and John Gorton (1936). This was very much a family business as it stayed within the Berry family for in excess of 50 years...Ellen Morrison was the daughter of John Berry.

1871 Census

Marriage: 16 Sept 1875 St Peter, Chorley, Lancashire, England
William Schofield - 21 Joiner Bachelor of Chorley
Christiana Berry - 20 Spinster of Chorley
Groom's Father: John Schofield, Farmer
Bride's Father: John Berry, Publican
Witness: Jas. Beaver; Jane Schofield, (X)
Married by Licence by: G. S. Jellicoe
Register: Marriages 1852 - 1893, Page 134, Entry 268
Source: LDS Film 1517687


1881 Census



Marriage: 29 Apr 1882 St Peter, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Isaac Morrison - 20 Farmer Bachelor of Crosse Hall Fold, Chorley
Ellen Berry - 23 Spinster of 1 Botany, Chorley
Groom's Father: Isaac Morrison, Decd., Farmer
Bride's Father: John Berry, Publican
Witness: Hannah Morrison; William Schofield
Married by Licence by: Thomas Lund, Vicar
Register: Marriages 1852 - 1893, Page 182, Entry 363
Source: LDS Film 1517687

1891 Census



1901 Census

1911 Census


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