The Wigan Directory of 1881, Standish

Standish is a large township and parish in the hundred of Leyland and Northern division of the county. The parish includes the townships of Standish-with-Langtree, Shevington, and Worthington. The village of Standish is three miles N.N.W. from Wigan. There is a church dating from the reign of Elizabeth, erected by Pastor Moodie, the first Protestant rector, who had been a Franciscan friar, and to whom a monument exists in the church. The living which is of the annual value of £2000 is held by the Rev. Canon Brandreth, who resides at the rectory, near the village. Standish Hall, formerly the seat of the lords of the manor - the Standish family - is now in the occupation of Nathaniel Eckersley, Esq., J.P. It is surrounded by a beautiful park and woods. Coal is extensively worked throughout the parish. There is a paper mill, and the Wigan Waterworks are in the parish; also a Grammar School and a National School. The old Roman road from Wigan northwards passes through, and a few Roman relics have been found here. Standish is a station on the London and North Western line of railway. The population of the township in 1861 was 3,054; in 1871, 3,698; and in 1881, 4,263; the area is 2,364 acres.

   Post Office, Money Order Office, and Savings' Bank. - Robert Gillibrand, postmaster. Letters arrive (from Wigan) at 8 a.m. and 5.20 p.m. Despatched at 6.15 p.m.
   Omnibuses to Wigan several times daily

   St. Wilfred's Church. - Rev. W. H. Brandreth, M.A., vicar
   Wesleyan Chapel
   Roman Catholic Chapel. - Rev. Richard Barry, priest

   Free Grammar School. - Edwd. Brierley, headmaster; J. W. Gillet and J. Ashworth, assistants
   National School. - Miss Hogarth, mistress; Miss M. E. Parker, infants' mistress
   Roman Catholic School. - Miss A. Sloane, mistress

   Police Station, High street. - Joseph Noblett, sergeant
   Local Board of Health. - W. Lees, law clerk; T. Bentham, surveyor, nuisance inspector and collector; J. L. Price, medical officer.


Aubrey Mr. Richard Charles, South Villa
Barry Rev. Richard, Armitage
Berry Mr. Wm., Whitehall House, Standish
Brandreth Rev. Wm. Harper, The Rectory
Collingwood Wm., Esq., Prospect Hill House
Cosgrave John, Esq., M.D., High street
Craston Mr. Anthony, Thornhill
Crook Mrs., Thornhill
Dinnis Mr. Richard Ramsey, Standish Lower Ground
Donohue Mr. Edwd., Standish Lower Ground
Duckworth Mr. Lewis, Limbrick House
Eckersley Nathaniel, Esq., J.P., Standish Hall
Fisher Mrs., Broomfield House
Fisher Benjamin, Esq., Bradley Hall
Halton Mr. Thos., Warwick House, Church st.
Hewlett Wm. Henry, Esq., Strickland House
Humphreys Mrs., High street
Lees William, Esq., Langtree Grange
Marsden James, Esq., The Limes
Martland Mrs. Ann, Wigan lane
Ormandy Mr. Francis, 9 High street
Peace Maskell W., Esq., Ashfield Hall
Price Mr. James Rothwell
Richardson Rev. Alexander, 23 High street
Sharples Mrs. Ellen, Wigan lane
Smethurst John, Esq., Highfield House
Snape Charles, Esq., Thornhill
Steele Rev. James, Church street
Thomson Robert, Esq., Mere Oaks
Waddington Mr. William, Thornhill


Abbot William, dealer in colliers' tools, &c., Preston road
Ainscough Jas. M., upholsterer, &c., Church ter.
Almond Jas. B., brewer, Standish Brewery
Ambrose John, miller and farmer
Ashcroft William, shopkeeper, 8 High street
Ball Henry, Royal Oak, Standish Lower ground
Banks Ann, shopkeeper, Church street
Beaumont Thomas, shoemaker, Church street
Bentham H. & Co., 'bus proprietors, Preston rd
Bentham Henry, butcher, Market place; and provision dealer, Preston road
Bentham Jas., butcher, 31 High street
Bentham James, grocer, High street
Bentham John, wholesale bread maker, 89 High street
Bentham Thomas, grocer & provision dealer; inspector of nuisances; rate collector; and school attendance officer, Standish
Bolton John, shopkeeper & baker, 13 Market pl.
Brierley Edward, schoolmaster
Brookes William, family grocer and Italian warehousemanm 19 Pole street - See advertisement
Burrows & Dutsom, blacksmiths, Preston rd; and Millgate, Wigan
Chadwick William, butcher, Church street
Chadwick Wm., auctioneer & farmer, 29 High st.
Collier Edward, painter, paperhanger, decorator and sign writer, Wigan lane
Collier Richard, shoemaker, 52 High street
Cosgrave John, surgeon, 11 High street
Cottle John Thos., rent collector, School yard
Crankshaw Wm., Black Horse Inn, Church st.
Crompton John & Thomas B., paper manufacturers, Standish Paper Mills
Darbyshire Henry, plumber, Church street
Derbyshire Richd., Black Bull Inn, Church st.
Darbyshire Thos., farmer, Seven Stars, Langtree
Dawber Wm., colliery underlooker, Standish Lower Ground
Dickinson William, wheelwright, Wigan lane
Eastham George, wheelwright, 20 Cross street
Eastham John, beer retailer, Church street
Fairhurst Henry, general dealer, 52 Preston rd.
Fielding John, beer retailer, Church street
Finch Alice, shopkeeper, Market place
Finch Heneage, beer retailer, School lane
Finch Thomas, engineer, Bridge Cottage
Finch Thomas, butcher, High street
Fisher B. & R., coal proprietors, Bradley Hall Colliery
Gerard John, grocer, 65 High street
Gillibrand John, grocer, draper, baker, and shoe dealer, 30 High street
Gillibrand Robert, grocer, draper, and news agent, registrar of births and deaths for the Standish district, & postmaster, High st.
Gorton Ellen, beer retailer, Wigan lane
Hale Elizabeth, shopkeeper, 13 Market street
Halsall Robert, beer retailer
Halton Jason, New Seven Stars, Langtree
Helme Titus, clogger & shoe maker, 6 High st.
Higgin, Lloyd & Co., manufacturing chemists, Standish Lower Ground. - Richd. Ramsey Dinnis, manager
Hogarth Elizabeth, schoolmistress
Holland Daniel, shopkeeper, Standish Lower Ground
Hunt John, Eagle and Child, Market place
Leigh C., blacksmith & beer retailer, Wigan lane
Liptrot John, shopkeeper, Church street
Lloyd Abraham (established 1846), manufacturing chemist, Bone & Chemical Manure Works, Standish Lower Ground. - Edward Donohue, manager
Lyon Margaret, shopkeeper, Pole street
Lythgoe William, Steam Saw Mill, Preston rd.
Marsden George, parish clerk, 28 Church st.
Marsden Joshua, joiner & builder, Church st.
Mason Henry, beer retailer, Church street
Mellor William, shopkeeper, Church street
Moore Moses, shopkeeper, 70 High street
Nelson Philip, grocer, 25 High street
Parr Joseph William, fishmonger, Church st.
Partington James, brickmaker, Standish
Pennington John, tobacco pipe mkr., Preston rd.
Price James R., colliery manager
Price John L., surgeon, High street
Ryder Elizabeth, general dealer, Preston road
Ryder Wm., shopkeeper & butcher, 100 Preston road
Simm Ann, draper and shopkeeper, 11 and 12 Market street
Simm James, clogger, 41 High street
Simm Richard, grocer, 20 High street
Simm William, shopkeeper, Wigan lane
Sloane Jane, milliner & dressmaker, 24 High st.
Smalley John, blacksmith, 31 Church street
Smith Henry, joiner & builder, & sexton, 26 High street
Stubbs Samuel, grocer, 18 Pole street
Taylor Wm., Wheat Sheaf Inn, Preston road
Vose Edward, Boar's Head Inn, Standish
West William, shopkeeper, 5 School lane
Wigan Coal & Iron Co., Limited, coal proprietors; head office: Kirkless Hall, Wigan
Wilding Ellen, shopkeeper, 4 High street
Wilding John, saddler and harness maker, 21 Preston road
Wilson John, draper and shopkeeper, 105 Preston road
Wilson John, beer retailer, Preston road


Almond James, Moody House Farm
Ainscow James, Old Rectory Farm
Aspinwall Thomas, Shevington lane
Ball Henry, Thompson House Farm
Ball Margaret, Standish
Brooks Thomas, Dam House Farm
Bullin William, Grove
Chadwick William, Standish
Finch Alice, Robin Hill Farm
Gill Robert, Giant's Hall, Frodsham & Holly Farms
Halton William, Engine lane
Hardy John, Robin Hill Farm
Harrison Peter, Moors lane
Higham George, Barker lane
Hilton Henry, Wood folds
Keith Thomas, Fairhurst Farm
Monk Ralph, Boar's Head
Ollerton Thomas, Grove
Ormesher Edward, Langtree Hall
Park William, Standish
Priestner John, Rectory Farm
Richardson William, Round moor
Richardson William, Standish Lower Ground
Speakman Ann, Pepper Lane Farm
Thew Daniel, Windy Harbour & Jane Standish House Farms
Valentine John, Old Langtree Hall
Vose Edward, Boar's Head
Vose James, Boar's Head
Wadeson John, Robin Hill
Walker Ellen, Standish
Walls Lambert, Standish
Walton Thomas, Wakefield
Waring Samuel, Boar's Head
Wigan Coal & Iron Co. - Alfred Gill, manager
Wilson Richard, Pepper lane

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