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Whittle-le-Woods - Cross Keys Inn

Name: The Cross Keys Inn

Address: Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods

The Cross Keys Inn c.1913

The Cross Keys Inn was first listed as a licensed premises on the 1841 census when Bernard Eccles was behind the bar.  Since that time the listed landlords were Ralph Brindle (1851-61), Robert Rigby (1871), Evan Coppuck (1881), John Walmsley (1891), George Almond (1901), James Jackson (1911) and Harry Turner (1931-37).

It is located on Chorley Old Road (previously known as Chorley Road) at its junction with Carwood Lane and more recently has been converted to a private dwelling. It still retains its identity as the Cross Keys through the name plate above the door and the stained glass window on the first floor landing at the rear of the property.

1841 Census


1851 Census

Rear of the Cross Keys c.2016

1861 Census

Stained Glass window at the back of the Cross Keys

1871 Census

Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 06 February 1875

1881 Census

Preston Chronicle 09 December 1882

1891 Census

Preston Chronicle 22 February 1890

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 26 August 1931

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 20 September 1937

Lancashire Evening Post 02 August 1945

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