Lydiate’s Lost Pub – The Anchor Inn or Arms

Do you know where Lydiate’s lost pub was situated or when it closed?

This is the present day site:-


It’s between Jackson’s Bridge and Billy’s Bridge alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

And here’s another view looking in the direction of Jackson’s Bridge which carries Pygons Hill Lane over the canal:-


In fact the Anchor Inn or Arms, which was probably built in the 1860’s, disappeared a long time ago being closed, I understand, by the Magistrates Court in the early part of the last century. Robert Alty was described as Boatman and Beer House proprietor in the 1881 census.

The building is now part of a small group of isolated houses/cottages.

The second photo is also amongst my Flickr photos at:-

PS. If anyone can fill in the blanks about the history of this lost pub I would love to hear about it.

4 thoughts on “Lydiate’s Lost Pub – The Anchor Inn or Arms

  1. John Hodkinson says:

    It’s shown right at the top of this map

  2. Michael whitby says:

    There was no sign of it in 1962
    Used to visit a friend there.

  3. Patricia Spray says:

    I found this in the The Liverpool Courier 7 Aug 1897 – Next to end column on the right towards the bottom of the page and under the heading – Important Licensing Application at Ormskirk.

    My grandfather John Henry Walton was the applicant.

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