A List of Heywood Pubs and Beerhouses

Heywood area beerhouse keepers listed the 'Heap’s Bury Directory' for 1850:
  1. John Ashton, 78 Bury Street
  2. Ralph Ashton, Church Street
  3. Robert Brearley, Bury Street
  4. John Butterworth, Ashton’s buildings
  5. Thomas Chadwick, Heady Hill
  6. Robert Clifton, Miller Street
  7. Thomas Clegg, Peel Street
  8. John Bradshaw, Brunswick Street
  9. Benjamin Dearden, Heady Hill
  10. Ann Fitton, 7 Ashton Street
  11. Jacob Fitton, 60 Manchester Street
  12. William Fitton, Wilton Street
  13. James Fletcher, 23 Mount Street
  14. Samuel Frankland, Bury Street
  15. Alice Gee, 23 York Street
  16. Jacob Gee, New field
  17. John Glover, Church Street
  18. James Grindrod, 77 Bridge Street
  19. Robert Hamilton, 49 York Street
  20. Luke Helliwell, Church Street
  21. James Hilton, Manchester Street
  22. Alice Holt, Higher Lomax
  23. Hannah Horrox, Charlestown
  24. Jane Hutchinson, 44 Bury Street
  25. Job Leach, 59 Manchester Street
  26. Edmund Lee, 78 Manchester Street
  27. Henry McCraith, 64 Bridge Street
  28. John Mills, Aspinall Street
  29. John Mill, Mount Pleasant
  30. Robert Mills, Prettywood
  31. William Pilkington, 5 Ashton Street
  32. Richard Ratcliffe, 10 Dawson Street
  33. William Reed, Wilton Street
  34. Samuel Sexton, 30 Dawson Street
  35. John Schofield, Schofield Street
  36. John Scholes, Peel lane
  37. Edward Scott, 21 Manchester Street
  38. Amelia Wild, 67 Bridge Street
  39. John Whitehead, 86 Bridge Street
  40. Jacob Wild, Heap fold
  41. Robert Wolstenholme Manchester Street
  42. John Bentley, Broad Carr
  43. Squire Chadwick, Lower Moor
  44. John Holt, Kenyon Fold
  45. Thomas Holt, Dixon Fold
  46. William Leach, Jericho
  47. Richard Wolstenholme, Tacklee
Beerhouses:
  1. Albion Hotel, Ashton Street/Market Street (earliest record 1850, latest 1883)
  2. Angel Inn, 9 Bridge Street (corner Pitt Street) (1880/1883)
  3. Beehive Inn, 10 Leigh Street (1880/1883)
  4. Boiler Makers' Arms, 92 Bury Street (1880/1883)
  5. Bridge Inn, Hooley Brow (1880/not listed in 1883 directory)
  6. British Oak, Heap (1880/?)
  7. Church Inn, 1 Market Place (1880/not in 1883 directory)
  8. Church Tavern, 23 Wilton Street (1880/1883)
  9. Dog & Partridge, 64/66 Bury Street (1880/1883)
  10. Friendship Inn, 59 Manchester Street (near top of Rochdale Lane) (1850/1883) Was this a pub at one time?
  11. Gardeners' Arms, Peel Lane (1880/1883)
  12. Gooden Inn, 104 Manchester Street (1880/1883)
  13. Grey Mare, 96 Bridge Street (1880/1883)
  14. Hopwood House, 47 Manchester Road, Hopwood (1880/1883)
  15. Jolly Carters, 36 Bridge Street (1880/not in the 1883 directory, in which the 'Volunteers' beerhouse has same address)
  16. Lord Nelson, 17 Dawson Street (1880/1883)
  17. Minders' Arms, 15 Victoria Street, Hopwood (1880/1883)
  18. Mitre Inn, 1 Rochdale Road (corner Miller Street) (1880/1883)
  19. New Market Tavern, 22 Dawson Street (1880/not in 1883 directory, but 'New Market' public house opened on Hind Hill St., 1883)
  20. Park Inn, William Street (1880/1883)
  21. Red Lion, 6 Ashton Street (1880/1883)
  22. Robin Hood, 44 Bridge Street (1880/1883)
  23. Spread Eagle, 90 Manchester Street (1880/1883)
  24. Staff of Life, 28 Manchester Street (1880/1883)
  25. Volunteer’s Inn, 36 Bridge Street (1883)
  26. White Hart, 1 Longford Street (1880/1883)
  27. White Horse, 4 Thomas Street, Hopwood (1880/1883)
Early Pubs:
(date in brackets is earliest record found so far)
  1. Bay Horse, 39 Torrington Street, Hopwood (1880), still open
  2. Bird i'th' Hand, Rochdale Old Road (1841), still open
  3. Black Bull, 1 Rochdale Road East (1880), recently closed.
  4. Black Bull, Birch (1820), recently closed
  5. Black Swan, 34 Middleton Road (1891), still open
  6. Boar’s Head, Heap Bridge (1820), closed and demolished by 2013.
  7. Bridge, Heap Bridge (1818), closed by 2013
  8. Bridge Inn, 69 (75?) Bridge Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, renamed ‘Brickhouse’ c.1978, closed c.2003
  9. Britannia Hotel, 100 Bridge Street (1825), recently closed
  10. British Workmans’, Market Place (1880), closing date not known
  11. Brown Cow and Park Hotel, 104 Hooley Brow (1918: 214 Bamford Road) (1880), renamed ‘Brown Cow, still open
  12. Brunswick Hotel, 17 Bridge Street (1825), closed 2013
  13. Church Inn, Castle Hill Road, Birtle (1732), still open
  14. Commercial Inn, 29/31 Bridge Street (1880), still open 1930, closing date not known, Now the ‘Old Simpson House’.
  15. Cotton Tree, 2 Schofield Street (cnr of Hardfield St.) (1858), closed 1931
  16. Criterion, Darnhill (1960s), recently closed.
  17. Crown Inn, 38 Bury Street, (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open
  18. Dog & Partridge, Rochdale Road, Captain Fold (1824), still open 1883, closing date not known
  19. Dressers' Arms, 1 Dawson Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open, renamed ‘Grants Arms’
  20. Duke of Wellington, 2 & 4 Manchester Street (1820), still open
  21. Edwin Waugh, 10-12 Market Street, opened 1998, still open
  22. Egerton Arms, Ashworth (early-mid 18th century), recently closed.
  23. Engineers' Arms, 13 Aspinall Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open
  24. Freemasons' Arms, 17 Market Place (1841), closed 2010, originally known as the ‘Masons Arms’.
  25. Gardeners' Arms, Manchester Road, Birch (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open.
  26. George & Dragon, Jericho (1850), closed c.2011
  27. Golden Fleece, Bamford (1841), closed and demolished 1963, replaced with the ‘Winston Churcill’.
  28. Grapes Inn, Peel Lane (1880), closed c.2011, moved to current site sometime during 1937-57.
  29. Hare & Hounds, 24 Green Lane (1880), started as a beerhouse, recently closed.
  30. Hark to Towler, Bury New Road (1880), started as a beerhouse, originally called ‘Hark up to Towler’.
  31. Heywood Arms, George Street (1850), still open in 1891, closing date not known.
  32. Highlander Hotel, Darnhill (1960s), recently closed.
  33. Horse & Jockey, 114 Bury Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open
  34. ‘The House That Jack Built’, Tack Lea (early 19th century), still open 1850s, closing date not known.
  35. Joiners' Arms, 16 Hornby Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, recently closed.
  36. King's Arms, 11 Market Place (1820), still open
  37. Lamb Inn, York Street, Marquis (1880), renamed the ‘Wishing Well’, still open
  38. Langton Arms, 61 Miller Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, recently closed.
  39. Navigation Inn, 135 Manchester Street (1841), recently closed.
  40. Newmarket Hotel, Hind Hill Street (1883), still open
  41. Oddfellows' Arms, Market Place (1850), closed in 1860s prior to opening of new St Luke's church.
  42. Oddfellows' Arms, 78 Peel Lane (1841), closed 1990s
  43. Old Three Tuns, Heywood Old Road, Birch (1828), closed between 1910-22.
  44. Our House, 85 Manchester Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, recently closed
  45. Owd Betts, Edenfield Road, opened 1796, originally ‘Hare & Hounds’, still open
  46. Pack Horse, Elbut Lane, Birtle (1850), originally ‘Carr Inn’, still open
  47. Queen Anne Inn, 36 Market Place (1718), still open
  48. Railway Inn, Prettywood (1883), still open 1886, closing date not known
  49. Railway Inn, 2 Manchester Road (1880), recently closed.
  50. Red Lion, Heywood Old Road, Birch (1893), closed by 1922, renamed the ‘Coronation Club’
  51. Royal George, Union Street/21 Heady Hill (1880), closed 2011
  52. Royal Oak, York Street (1850s), started as a beerhouse, still open 1920, closing date not known.
  53. Seven Stars, Tower Street (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open, now called ‘The Heywood’
  54. Ship Inn, 67 York Street (1850s), closed 2008
  55. Star, 2 Market Street (1820), demolished 1968. The original ‘Old Star Inn’ was pulled down in 1866 for street improvements and reputed to have been in the Birkett family for 300 years.
  56. Star & Garter, Moss Street (1880), closed 1957
  57. Starkey Arms, 20 Manchester Road, Hopwood (1880), still open
  58. Stonemasons' Arms, 70 Bury Street (1841), closed 2009
  59. Summit Inn, 152 Bury New Road (1850), still open
  60. Swan Inn, 101 Manchester Street (1880), closed 1957, originally the ‘White Swan’
  61. Talbot Inn, 72 Bridge Street (1880), recently closed.
  62. Tanners' Tavern, 23 Rochdale Road (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open.
  63. Three Arrows, Moss Hall Road, Pilsworth (1880), still open
  64. Three Terriers, 12 Bridge Street (1880), started as the 'Gardeners' Arms', still open
  65. Victoria Hotel, Church Street (1860s), rebuilt 1970s, recently closed.
  66. Waggon & Horses, Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Birtle (1880), started as a beerhouse, still open
  67. White Hart, Heywood Old Road, Birch (1828), closed 2013
  68. White Lion, 106 York Street (1841), still open
  69. Wilton Arms Hotel, 138 Pilsworth Road (1880), later the 'Pig & Whistle', still open
  70. Woolpack Inn, 15 Birch Street (1880), still open
  71. Yew Tree Inn, 93 Peel Lane, ?, 1915

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