The Wigan Directory of 1881, Abram

Abram, a township about three-and-a-half miles S. by E. from Wigan, contains a scattered village, and a church dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. The church is about a mile from Platt bridge station, on the Manchester railway (via Tyldesley) and two-and-a-half miles from Golborne. A National School has been erected near the church for children of both sexes. The population in 1871 was 1065, and in 1881, 2638; and the area 1982 acres.

   Post Office, Bickershaw, William Miller, postmaster. Letters arrive (from Wigan) at 8 a.m., and are despatched thereto at 5.20 p.m.

   St. John's Church, Bickershaw. - Rev. Hewitt Linton, vicar.

   National School, Abram. - George Winfield, master; Mary Winfield, mistress

   Local Board of Health. - W. Aspinall, clerk, collector, surveyor of highways, and nuisance inspector; Nathan Hannah, medical officer; George Heaton, engineer; M. W. Peace, law clerk; C. B. Fernihough, treasurer

   Bamfurlong Railway Station. - Bailey, stationmaster.


Abram Coal Company, Bickershaw. - James H. Johnson, manager
Ackers Mr. Abraham, Bickershaw Hall
Ackers Mrs. Catherine, Bickershaw Hall
Ackers James, Bamfurlong Hall Hotel, Bamfurlong
Ackers, Whitley & Co., coal proprietors, Bickershaw Collieries; Office, Plank lane
Ashurst John, shopkeeper, Bickershaw lane
Atherton Thomas, grocer, Kings Down terrace
Boffey Philip, beer retailer, Bickershaw lane
Bromilow John, Foresters' Arms, Bickershaw lane
Burns William, shopkeeper, Gate House, Abram Hall
Clegg William, shopkeeper, Plank lane
Collier Joseph, shopkeeper, Bamfurlong
Cross, Tetley & Co., Limited, colliery proprietors, Bamfurlong and Mains Collieries
Dickinson James, shopkeeper, Bamfurlong
Gore William, shopkeeper, Plank lane
Green Adam, shopkeeper, Bryn gates
Grundy Robert, manager, Hindley Field Collieries, Bickershaw
Hart John, farmer and innkeeper, Red Lion Inn, Dover
Heyes James, beer retailer, Minerva Inn
Hickson Mr. John, sen., Warrington road
Hickson John, jun., collector of taxes, Abram House Farm
Hindley Field Coal Co., coal proprietors, Bickershaw. - Robert Grundy, manager - See advertisement
Horridge Robert, shopkeeper, Abram brow
Linton Rev. Hewitt, The Vicarage
Liptrot Thomas, grocer, Warrington road
Lyon Joseph, shopkeeper, Bickershaw lane
Massey James, Bowling Green Inn, Plank lane
Miller Richard, shopkeeper, Bickershaw lane
Miller William, grocer and draper, Bickershaw
Neville James, shopkeeper, Abram brow
Perrin Mrs. Sarah, Ivy cottage
Pimblett John, Buck's Head Inn, Abram brow
Rosbottom Mary, shopkeeper, Warrington rd.
Smith John, nuisance inspector, Abram brow
Sumner Jonathan, grocer and beer retailer, Warrington road
Turner W. & J., coal proprietors, Wigan Junction Collieries
Welsby Peter, Britannia Inn, Plack lane
West John, shopkeeper, Bickershaw lane
Wright Thomas, engineer (J. & T. Wright), Willow Lodge

FARMERS

Birchall Joseph, Morris's Farm
Cooke Samuel, Crook's Farm, Warrington rd.
Draper Nancy, Bickershaw lane
Gerrard C. & A., Crank Wood
Gregory Elizabeth, Cheetham House
Hart James, Maypole House
Hart James, Abram Hall
Hickson John, jun., Abram House Farm, Leigh lane
Horton Thomas, Park lane
Howarth William, Bickershaw lane
Ingram Peter, Leigh lane, The Fields
Livesey John, Park lane
Livesey Matthew, Owler Hall
Lowe William, Bickershaw lane
Neville David, Lees lane
Newick Robert, Meadow's Farm, Old lane
Newton Peter, Old House, Plank lane
Ogden Paul, Bryn Gate Farm
Pimbley William, sen., Pear Tree House, Park lane
Pimbley William, jun., Unsworth's tenements
Prescott George, Culcheth House
Rigby James, Higher House
Robinson George, Dobb's Farm, Abram brow
Robinson John, Old Platt Bridge
Rogerson James & William, Brookside Farm, Bickershaw lane
Rosbottom Elizabeth, Lees lane
Scotson Hannah, Bickershaw Hall, and Bolton House
Talbot Peter, Plank lane
Tyldesley Richard, Pye Nest, Park lane
Widdows John, Dover
Wilcock David, Old Bower Heys

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