Credits: Joan Tindale
Former Landlords of Cowling Public
Houses (not complete):
Further information to
THE BLACK BULL, COWLING
& Elizabeth Hargreaves
1815 Ned at Birks? Edward at Birks Farm, Glusburn/Leys Lane, or Edmund
Laycock of Birks 1800 - 1855
Nelson father of Peter Nelson
(b. 1801 d. 1870) & Mary Nelson (Philip Snowden’s grandparents)
1878-83 Sunderland Feather
Black Bull/Grinning Rat moved from bottom Nan Scar/Freegate to New Road
Side- built after Ickornshaw Chapel 1875-6
c.1878 'Mother Doodlums'
S. Crowther & Martha (both age 24)
1910 John Astin
1912/17 John Yates
Bert & Mary Bailey
& Marie Rainford
Gary D. Irlam
1994 R. & L. Peacock (Closed as a pub c.2003)
THE BAY HORSE, COWLING
Watson at Duke of Yorks, Cowling Hill
Watson – Duke Yorks/Golden Fleece at Stott Fold/Stoneys
1818 NEW INN - JAMES WATSON - now on New Road Side.
Watson – possibly succeeded by son William -1st husband
of Dorothy Throup.
1822 Joshua Tetleys founded what is now called Bay Horse
1838-1849 Robert Laycock – 2nd husband of Dorothy Throup
1849-1857 Mrs. Dorothy Watson (Dolly)nee Throup, widow of Wm. Watson &
1857-1877 Richard Hill son-in-law of Dolly Watson
1877-1888 Betty Hill (nee Watson) widow of Richard Hill
1888-1910 William Hill, son of Richard Hill
1930 Harry Cope
1930’s Geoffrey Clarke
1930's Sam Brunskill
1940’s Tom & Ethel Towers
1950’s Dick & Mary Snowden (nee Dawson)
1960’s Mr. & Mrs. B. Winstanley & son Tony
Mr. & Mrs. S. Hebbes
Derek & Charlie Hebbes
1970's Ian & Sylvia Clewes
Peter & Rita Clarkson
Gordon & Sue Lee
Don & Mair McLean
2005 K. Proctor
2007 Mick Town-Jones
1875 James Nelson lived in The Old School House, Ickornshaw
Peter Nelson b.1801
– d.1870. 1st wife Rebecca Hird m. 19.6.1821 at Kildwick. 2nd
wife Mary Emmott m. 15.2.1858 at Cowling Parish Church.
Peter died 26.4.1870 age 70, buried Cowling P.Ch. Martha mother of Philip
Snowden was dau. of Rebecca. Peter had 12 children with Rebecca and Mary.Black Bull –
Brewery Duttons of Blackburn for 200 yrs.
From 1963 Whitbread's Brewery.
In 1904 there were 4 licences in Cowling.
In 1853 – Masons Arms in Middleton, possibly no. 48?
In 1841 – John Hutchinson beer retailer
Joshua Tetley's founded in 1822.
gathered from many different sources.
List still open to additions when these are known.
J. M. Tindale,