Red Lyon – Friargate hostelry

The Preston court leet record for October 1685 has the following reference to a Red Lyon hostelry in the town:

These psons following for Watering theire horses at the well in fryergate, by the Red Lyon, to pay 1l-3s-4d. a piece.
John Cowborne, John Cottam. [1]

[1] David Berry, trans., ‘Preston Court Leet Records’, accessed 29 January 2017,

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