Bulls Head at Upholland

Started by: JR (191)

Do any of you historic aficionados out there know where the Bull's Head is or was in Upholland? It is associated with the infamous local 'highwayman' George Lyon and was later the home of comedian Ted Ray. I really need the exact location for a potential future documentary.

Started: 10th Oct 2020 at 18:01

Posted by: tonker (23077) 

School Lane. I'm not too sure, but Brooklands Road may have been built on it's site.

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 18:13
Last edited by tonker: 10th Oct 2020 at 18:18:37

Posted by: JR (191)

Thanks Tonker, I'll go up there and have a look. I believe it was on a slight right bend on the right of the School Lane if approaching from Orrell.

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 18:33

Posted by: gaffer (6627) 

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 20:45

Posted by: tonker (23077) 

I was right about Brooklands Road.
That new stone house is called - "Bull's Head Cottage"!

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 21:44

Posted by: JR (191)

Brilliant. Many thanks

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 22:02

Posted by: tonker (23077) 

de nada!

Replied: 10th Oct 2020 at 22:54

Posted by: JR (191)

Just located it on the 1914 OS map. George Lyons body was taken there after he was hanged at Lancaster. I expect he was kept there overnight until his nearby burial in the churchyard.

Replied: 11th Oct 2020 at 12:55


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