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Withnell/Brinscall - Hare & Hounds

Name: The Hare and Hounds Inn

Address: Bolton Road, Abbey Village

© Copyright Robert Wade and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Hare & Hounds has been open since the early 1800's and the first reference I can find is from 1841 where the Livesey family were running the Inn.  The Liveseys were farmers who lived at Benson's farm, which is located down the track alongside the Hare & Hounds and I suspect the Inn was originally belonged to the farm before the breweries moved in (see the map further down).

Listed landlords at the Hare & Hounds were, Henry Livesey (1841), Joseph Sumner (1846), Thomas Fowler (1851), Thomas Livesey (1861), Roland Moulding (1865), William Clayton (1871-81), Andrew Berry (1891), his widow Elizabeth Berry (1901-26) and Alan Issott (2011).

1841 Census

Preston Chronicle 25 April 1846

1851 Census

Preston Chronicle 21 June 1856

1861 Census

Preston Chronicle 26 August 1865

Preston Chronicle 11 November 1865

1871 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 05 June 1874

1881 Census



1891 Census

1901 Census

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 17 November 1926


Lancashire Evening Post 25 August 1930


Alan Issott 2011

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