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Whittle-le-Woods - Royal Oak Inn

Name: The Royal Oak Inn

Address: Rip Row, Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods

The Royal Oak is one of a number of old terraced properties on Chorley Old Road in the old hamlet known as "Rip Row", which date back to 1796. The original numbering system in the mid 1800's placed it at No.4 but its postal address nowadays is 216 Chorley Old Road.

Listed landlords from census records and newspaper articles I can identify were Thomas Westhead (1861), John Lancaster (1871-83), William Warbrick (1891), John Warbrick (1901-11) and Michael Greenhalgh (2016).  

1861 Census

1871 Census

1881 Census

Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 24 November 1883

Nuttall and Co were a brewery from Blackburn originally called the Little Harwood Brewery Company dating back to 1875.  Further information on the brewery can be found via the link below: - 

1891 Census

Preston Chronicle 21 October 1893

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 27 July 1910

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 19 March 1931

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