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Robin Hood Hotel

Name: The Robin Hood Hotel

Address: 126, Clifford Street, Chorley

The Robin Hood Hotel on Clifford Street dates back to the 1860's when Clifford Street was first developed as Chorley's population increased. It was a popular pub made more attractive by the large bowling green at the rear (picture below).

The first recorded occupant on census records was a lady called Alice Archer in 1871 whose occupation is recorded as "retired from business". Previous census records for Alice reveal that she was a grocer based on Bengal Street which is one of Chorley's older roads and was at the northerly end of Clifford Street.

Listed landlords at the hotel were William Archer (1876), William Calderbank (1881-82), Henry Boocock (1889), Samuel Heath (1891), Mary Hindle (1901), James Jenkinson (1911) and William Allen (1936).

1871 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 23 August 1876

1881 Census

1891 Census

1901 Census

1911 Census

The Robin Hood was demolished to make way for the Chorley By-pass (A6) around 1989. 

Clifford Street c.1989 after demolition of the properties on the east side including the Robin Hood Hotel

Tops Tiles now stands where the bowling green once stood with the south-bound carriageway built on the hotel's original site.

Clifford Street with the Hollinshead Arms (right) and Robin Hood (centre white)

1 comment:

  1. I think my grandfather must have played on the crown green, he was a good bowls player. He lived at #17 which must have been a gas board house, the odd numbers only started at about #29 on the corner of Union Street. Thanks for the research.