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Dun Horse

Date of photo: 1890s

Picture source: oldclitheroe.co.uk


 
The Dun Horse Inn (the white building in the above photo) was situated on York Street and served its last pint in 1896. The Manchester and County Bank built its premises over the old public house. The reason so many pubs were demolished and banks built on the sites is because the public house, having a large cellar, was a great place for the vaults/safe to be kept. The Dun Horse like a lot of local public houses at the time had its own brewhouse. For along time the Dun Horse was a very profitable pub because it fronted the Market Place and when the new road to Chatburn was cut via York Street it was the first public house to be met from the North. The first record of the pub being sold is in 1800 when Lord Ribblesdale sold the property to a William McKean and Joseph Kirkpatrick for 910. Included with the Inn were three patches of land containing over four acres of land. This was made up of Tithe Barn Meadow, an allotment on Sykes Common and the Roodland. This land lay on the west side of the road leading from the town up to Pimlico. At the time of the sale the Dun Horse was described as "An old-established and well-accustomed inn". So even in 1800 it possessed some claim to antiquity. These days the Natwest Bank is located on the site of the Dun Horse Inn.
 

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