Royal Oak Blue Plaque is now “Black” for some reason?
Royal Oak P.H. Late 18th century.
An original posting inn with stables and large land holdings, used by the famous dialect writer Tim Bobbin as the base of his work “a view of the Lancashire Dialect”. G. Stephenson, the railway engineer, is said to have lodged here during the construction of the railway.
The Falcon Inn P.H, 18-20 Church Street, Littleborough
Early 19th Century
From 1657 the inn and the farm covered land down to the river. The building became a Coaching Inn in the early nineteenth century. At this time the main activities took place in the square at the rear where the ancient cow and sheep fair was held.
The first Roebuck Public House was built in 1660 on the Old Market Place and moved in 1783 to the ‘New Wall (now No 5 South Parade). During that time it was a key stop for horse-drawn coach and mail services throughout the north of England. The Earl of Uxbridge stopped here in 1817 to replace his cork leg after the Battle of Waterloo.
In 1745 a confrontation between the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the town authorities took place here. Built as a residence it is a particularly early instance of accomplished classical architecture. Used as a bank since 1930.
Ann WhitleyI have a drawing of this by Burke in 1975. In box me if anyone is interested in buying it.
14 July at 08:44
Andrea ThrussellMy grandparents lived at 15 durnford street – my grandad was parks superintendent for Manchester and the greenhouses which supplied the parks were behind the old boars head just off durnford street.