Church Street lower

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The lower end of Church Street in the later 17th century based on a plan at Lancashire Archives (DDX194/9) and a copy of the plan at the Harris Reference Library, Preston, annotated with the names of property owners by Stephen Sartin. The annotation also identifies inns and taverns, barns and other buildings as well as indicating which properties extend to more than two storeys. The numbers are the ones on the annotated plan and relate to the list below. Note: DDX194/9 is an attempt at a visualisation based on original survey documents. Its accuracy is uncertain, but it does provide a feel for the townscape in 1685 (see The 1685 Survey of Preston for a detailed discussion of the 17th-century plans).

List of property owners

Spelling of names as in original Lancashire Archive documents: be aware of  possible transcription errors.

1: Edw Jam Taylor     2: Tho Poole     3: Jno Hodgkinson     4: Henry Merry     5: Widow Walmsley     6: Wm Dophin     7: Edw. Spirrier     8: Rt. Whittingham     9: Mrs Jane Mitten widow     10: Jno Kellett     11: Jno Hodkinson     12: Rd Thorp     13: Wm Clayton     14: Ellen Salter     15: Eli [?] Hodkinson     16: Evan Hodgkinson     17: Tho Slater     18: Jno Clayton     19: Wm Bateson     20: Widow Place     21: Rt. Simson     22: Ed Keuerden     23: Jerimy Ashton     24: Wm Adkinson – The Talbot-Dog     25a: Jno Bayley – not on Harris annotation     25: Tho Smith     26: Widow Eli Abbott     27: Widow Bolton     28: Nic Pasaley     48: Wm Abraham     49: Mr Jepson – innkeeper at the Crown     50: Jno Seedle     51: An Langton     52: Patten Co – Thomas Patten     53: Tho Hill     54: Widow Brunwood     55: Dan Tunstall     56: Paten Co – Patten House: the home of Thomas Patten, soon to become the Preston residence of the Stanleys     57: Law Bostocke     58: Law Bostock     59: Nico Cunlow     60: Eli Cork     61: James Harryson     62: Eli Clarkson – the Harris annotator bracketed this property and 63 with a query indicating uncertainty which person owned which property     63: Hen Langton     64: Capt Clayton     65: Tho Poole     66: James Baly     67: Mrs Farnaw     69: Hen Miers     70: John Merry     71: Martin Maberrey     72: Ralph Gregson     73: Hen Heaton