The Wigan Directory of 1881, Shevington

Shevington is a township with an area of 1728 acres. It is mostly agricultural, but coal is obtained in the township. At Gathurst, a mile from Shevington, is a station on the Wigan and Southport Railway. The population in 1871 was 1924; and in 1881, 1570.

School Churches, Sehvington & Crooke. - Rev. Alexander Richardson, vicar
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Crooke
Wesleyan Preaching Room, Crooke
Board School, Shevington. - John Wright, master
Board School, Crooke. - Herbert Gawthorpe, master
Post Office, Shevington Moor. Letters received through Standish
Post Office, Crooke. Letters received through Wigan


PRIVATE RESIDENTS

Ambrose Mr. Ellis, Shevington
Heyes Mr. Enoch, Finch Mill
Rowbottom Lever Robt., Esq., Gathurst Mount
Walmesley Oswald, Esq., Shevington Hall

COMMERCIAL

Ambrose Ellis, farm bailiff, Shevington
Barton John, Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke
Brindle William, colliery proprietor, Hesketh Arms, Shevington
Cartmell Abraham, Duncan Arms, Crooke
Cheetham Thomas, shopkeeper & post office, Shevington Moor
Daines William, basket maker, Shevington
Dee Henry, collector for the townships of Shevington, Worthington & Wrightington
Downham Robert, shopkeeper, Crooke
Freeman Sarah, beer retailer, Shevington
Gage William, grocer, Crooke, Shevington
Gore William, shopkeeper, Shevington
Grounds James, grocer, Almond Brook
Molyneux Richard, Navigation Inn, Gathurst Bridge
Powell Mark, shopkeeper, Crooke
Stringfellow John, shopkeeper, Broad-o'th-lane
Thorburn William, land valuer, Gathurst
Turner Robert, grocer, Crooke
Tyrer John, Plough & Harrow Inn, Shevington
Woosnam Thomas, grocer, Crooke
Worthington E. & Co., brick & tile makers

FARMERS

Ball Edward, White Hall
Bentham James, Shevington
Bentham Stephen, Broad-o'th-lane
Clough James, Naylor's Farm
Fairclough William, Shevington Moor
Gaskell John, Pit Farm
Golding Henry, Back lane
Gray John, Shevington nook
Higgin Francis Heskin, Higher Gathurst
Hilton Henry, Broad-o'th-lane
Hilton Thomas, Shevington
Hooton John, Marylebone
Liptrot Peter, Gathurst
Martland William, Highfield House
Middleton Hugh, Crooke Hall
Orrell Richard, Holts Farm
Park Richard, Shevington Moor
Pilkington John, White Hill
Reade Margaret, Tanpit Farm
Rawcliffe H., Paradise Farm
Woods Henry, Back lane
Young William, Broad-o'th-lane

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