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Wrightington - Scarisbrick Arms Inn

Name: The Scarisbrick Arms

Address: Wood Lane/Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington



The Scarisbrick Arms has been a part of life in Wrightington since the early 1800's although these days is more widely known as the Corner House.  Located at Four Lane Ends in a part of Wrightington known as Wrightington Bar it holds dominant position on the corner of Wood Lane and Carr House Lane. It is not listed as a public house on any of the old maps other than the 1892 map shown further down the page.

The Inn was very much the home of the Wright family during the 19th century as the list of landlords confirms.  They were William Wright Snr (1841-1851), John Monk (1861-68), Jane Wright (1869), William Wright Jnr (1871-1907), John Foster Wright (1907-11) and Henry Ormshaw (1919).



1841 Census



1851 Census



1861 Census

Preston Chronicle 29 August 1868

Baptism of John Foster Wright January 1868 at St James' Wrightington

Baptism: 10 Oct 1869 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancs.
Mary Ellen Wright - [Child] of William Wright & Judith
    Born: 7 Sep 1869
    Abode: Wrightington Bar
    Occupation: Publican
    Baptised by: J.T. Wilson
    Register: Baptisms 1857 - 1921, Page 34, Entry 270
    Source: LDS Film 1849640



1871 Census

 Baptism: 7 Jan 1872 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancs.
Sarah Jane Wright - [Child] of William Wright & Judith
    Born: 29 Nov 1871
    Abode: Wrightington
    Occupation: Publican
    Baptised by: J.T. Wilson
    Register: Baptisms 1857 - 1921, Page 39, Entry 310
    Source: LDS Film 1849640

Baptismal record of William Wright, son of William Jnr and Judith


Baptism: 22 Jun 1873 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancs.
William Wright - [Child] of William Wright & Judith
    Born: 22 May 1873
    Abode: The Bar Wrightington
    Occupation: Publican
    Baptised by: J.T. Wilson
    Register: Baptisms 1857 - 1921, Page 45, Entry 353
    Source: LDS Film 1849640



1881 Census



1891 Census



1892 Map

Marriage: 25 Jan 1896 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancashire, England
John Foster Wright - Full Age Brick Layer Bachelor of Wrightington 
Sarah Ann Corner - Full Age Spinster of Wrightington 
    Groom's Father: William Wright, Publican
    Bride's Father: James Corner, Farmer
    Witness: William Wright; Elizabeth Rothwell
    Married by Licence by: J. T. Wilson B.A. Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1873 - 1921, Page 65, Entry 129
    Source: LDS Film 1849640




The baptism record of yet another William Wright above from 1896 shows that John Foster Wright originally worked as a bricklayer before taking over behind the bar in the early 1900's. 

Marriage: 24 Jul 1897 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancashire, England
John Dawber - Full Age Collier Bachelor of Wrightington 
Mary Ellen Wright - Full Age Spinster of Wrightington 
    Groom's Father: William Dawber, Collier
    Bride's Father: William Wright, Publican
    Witness: John Holding; Jane Ann Wright
    Married by Licence by: J. T. Wilson B.A. Vicar
    Register: Marriages 1873 - 1921, Page 70, Entry 140
    Source: LDS Film 1849640

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 19 November 1903

Baptism: 17 Jun 1907 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancs.
John Wright - [Child] of John Foster Wright & Sarah Ann
    Born: 22 May 1907
    Abode: Scarisbrick Arms Hotel Wrightington
    Occupation: Publican
    Baptised by: J.T. Wilson
    Register: Baptisms 1857 - 1921, Page 160, Entry 1280
    Source: LDS Film 1849640

Baptism: 6 Sep 1908 St James the Great, Wrightington, Lancs.
Robert Wright - [Child] of John Foster Wright & Sarah Ann
    Born: 7 Aug 1908
    Abode: Scarisbrick Arms Wrightington
    Occupation: Publican
    Baptised by: J.T. Wilson
    Register: Baptisms 1857 - 1921, Page 164, Entry 1311
    Source: LDS Film 1849640

Lancashire Evening Post 22 June 1910

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 06 June 1919



Lancashire Evening Post 25 October 1920

Lancashire Evening Post 08 June 1933


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