Radcliffe’s Tavern

A George Radcliffe kept a tavern in Preston in the late 17th century. His name crops up frequently in the diaries of Thomas Bellingham and Lawrence Rawstorne, the latter referring to the hostelry as Ratliffs ‘ith’ weend in his entry for 25 August 1687. A George Ratcliffe appears on the guild rolls for 1682, where it is noted that he paid an entry fine of £3 to be entered as an in-burgess on the court rolls, suggesting he had moved into Preston sometime after the 1662 guild. [1] The premises are located on the 1685 survey of Preston

Plan showing location

[1] W. A. Abram, The Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston, Co. of Lancaster, 1397-1682 (Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1884), 174, 201, https://archive.org/details/rollsburgessesa00langoog.