The Wigan Directory of 1881, Public Buildings & Institutions
Public Buildings & Institutions
Places of Worship and their Ministers.
CHURCHES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.
All Saints' (Parish Church), Market place; The Hon. and Rev G. T. O. Bridgeman, M.A., rector and rural dean; Revs. C. J. Buckmaster and C. J. Parsons, curates
St. Andrew's, Woodhouse lane; Rev. W. A. Wickham
St. Catherine's, Birkett Bank; Rev. E. A. Dury, vicar; Revs. J. Fairhurst and J. Price, curates.
St. George's, Church street; Rev. Philip Frost John Bird Hains, vicar
St. James's, Poolstock; Rev. H. C. Bull, M.A., vicar; Rev. J. Fallons, curate
St. Michael's and All Angels', Duke street; Rev. R. G. Matthews and Rev. C. D. Pater, curates
St. Thomas's, Caroline street; Rev. James Cronshaw, vicar; Rev. W. G. Sale, curate
King Street ; Rev. Henry Hall
Scarisbrick street ; Rev. Matthew Hudson
Hope street ; Rev. Peter William Darnton
Standishgate (St. Paul's) ; Rev. Hugh Campbell
Warrington lane ; supplies
Free Church (Methodist), King street
School Common & Whelley (Primitive)
Presbyterian (English), Chapel lane
Presbyterian (Welsh), Greenough street; Rev. John Owen
Rodney street (Christian Brethren)
New Jerusalem Church, Warrington lane
Hardybutts (St. Patricks) ; Rev. Joseph Fagan and Rev. John Tomlinson, priests
Standishgate (St. John's) ; Revs. Joseph Gradwell, J. Mc.Leod, and J. Everard, priests
Standishgate (St. Mary's) ; Rev. John Dorran and Rev. W. O'Donnell, priests
Caroline street (St. Joseph's) ; Revs. Henry Lamon, F. Monaghan and M. Grennan, priests
Hon. and Rev. Canon Bridgeman; Rev. J. Cronshaw; Rev. P. Hains and Rev. E. A. Dury, Wigan; Rev. H. St. George, Billinge; Rev. F. D. Cremer, Upholland; Rev. T. F. Fergie, Ince; Rev. W. B. Bryan, Haigh
Union Workhouse, Frog Lane.
Governor - John Lowe
Matron - Alice Lowe
Chaplain - Rev. Joseph Wilson
Surgeon - G. Tatham
Schoolmaster - Jonathan Caddy
Schoolmistress - M. B. Laing
BOARD ROOM, THE WORKHOUSE.
(The Guardians meet every alternate Friday morning, at half-past ten o'clock)
Clerk, Henry Ackerley, Esq.
RELIEVING OFFICERS AND COLLECTORS TO THE BOARD.
No. 1 District - Wigan : Joseph Hilton, Wigan
No. 2 District - Ashton, Pemberton, Billinge-Chapel-End, Billinge-Higher-End, Orrell, Winstanley, and Upholland : Richard Wright, Orrell
No. 3 District - Abram, Hindley, Ince, and Aspull : James Simm, Ince
No. 4 District - Haigh, Blackrod, Shevington, Worthington, Standish, Wrightington, Parbold, and Dalton : John Simpson, Wigan
John Bolton, for the township of Wigan : office, 25A, King street
Henry Dee, Shevington, for the townships of Parbold, Shevington, Standish, Worthington, and Wrightington
Thomas Livesley, Ashton, for the township of Ashton
Henry Darlington, Billinge, for the townships of Billinge-Chapel-End, Billinge-Higher-End, Aspull, and Winstanley
Louis Athron, Aspull, for the townships of Aspull, Haigh, and Blackrod
W. Webster, Rosehill, Pemberton, for the township of Pemberton
Richard Knowles, Ince, for the townships of Abram and Ince
James Hart, Hindley, for the township of Hindley
Henry Gorse, Orrell, for the township of Orrell
William Bamforth, Upholland, for the township of Dalton
William Lord, Gathurst, for the township of Upholland
Registrars of Births and Deaths and Vaccination Prosecution Officers.
Superintendent Registrar - H. Ackerley : office, King street, Wigan
Deputy-Superintendent Registrar - Charles Durrant
Wigan - Robert Halliwell, for the township of Wigan
Ashton - George J. Byrom, for the township of Ashton
Pemberton - Jeffrey Baynes, for the townships of Pemberton, Orrell, & Winstanley
Aspull - William Clark, for the townships of Aspull, Blackrod, and Haigh
Hindley - John Grime, for the townships of Abram, Hindley, and Ince (Vaccination Officer, Jabez Tearle)
Standish - Robert Gillibrand, for the townships of Parbold, Shevington, Standish, Worthington, and Wrightington
Upholland - William Bamforth, for the townships of Billinge-Chapel-End, Billinge-Higher-End, Dalton, & Upholland
Registrars of Marriages.
Wigan - Robert Halliwell & James Jolley, Rodney street
Ashton - George J. Byrom
Pemberton - Jeffrey Baynes
Hindley - John Grime
Standish - R. Gillibrand
Upholland - W. Bamforth
Recorder - J. T. Fitzadam
Returning Officer - The Mayor
Clerk to the Justices - Thomas R. Ellis
Clerk of the Peace - Thomas Heald
Coroner - L. R. Rowbottom
Town Clerk and Clerk to the Local Board - Maskell W. Peace
Borough Engineer - William Bolton
Auditor - John Caldwell
Borough Treasurer - William Holt
Chief Constable - Capt. T. R. Kennion
Gas Engineer - J. G. Hawkins
Officer of Health - W. C. Barnish
Public Analyst - Ralph Betley
Surgeon to the Police Force - J. B. Unwin
Librarian - H. T. Folkard
Manager of the Waterworks - T. L. Hughes
Canal Boat Inspector - T. L. Highes
Collector to the Local Board of Health - John Yates
Park Superintendent - J. Pettitt
Engineer of Sewerage Works - B. S. Brundell
Inspector of Weights and Measures and Market Superintendent - Wm. Grime
Inspector of Nuisances & Hackney Carriages - James Ridge
Inspectors of Fish and Flesh - James Chadwick and Henry Holcroft
Water Inspector - Henry Foster
Burleymen - Edward Ormsher and Elijah Prescott
F. S. Gerard, Esq.
Thomas Taylor, Esq.
H. Woods, Esq.
Meyrick Bankes, Esq.
H. L. Gaskell, Esq.
W. H. Brancker, Esq.
N. Eckersley, Esq.
G. W. Gunning, Esq.
Thomas Marshall, Esq.
Rev. J. J. Dixon
Rev H. St. George
J. Gidlow, Esq.
James Taylor, Esq.
H. Woodcock, Esq.
J. Lancaster, Esq.
T. Knowles, Esq., M.P.
R. Pennington, jun., Esq.
John Pearson Esq.
Roger Leigh, Esq.
John Mercer, Esq.
A. C. Smethurst, Esq.
John Gerrard, Esq.
H. S. Woodcock, Esq.
Alfred Hewlett, Esq.
Horace Mayhew, Esq.
Richard Taylor, Esq.
W. J. Lamb, Esq.
John Leyland, Esq.
Benjamin Davies, Esq.
H. J. Walmesley, Esq.
Clerk to the Magistrates - E. H. Woodcock, Esq.
The Magistrates meet every Monday and Friday, at the Sessions Court, Rodney st.
W. J. Lamb, Esq., Mayor
Samuel M'Clure, Esq.
Thomas Byrom, Esq.
Joseph Ingram, Esq.
Joseph Meek, Esq.
Thomas Marshall, Esq.
H. Woods, Esq.
Richard Taylor, Esq.
Thomas Wall, Esq.
W. Bryham, Esq.
G. Gilroy, Esq.
William Lea, Esq.
William Melling, Esq.
Joseph Wilson, Esq.
W. Roocroft, Esq.
James Johnson, Esq.
Ralph Hilton, Esq.
R. F. Hopwood, Esq.
R. A. ffarington, Esq.
W. J. Lamb, Esq.
James Burrows, Esq.
Robt. Thompson, Esq.
Wm. Crompton, Esq.
John Knowles, Esq.
John Neville, Esq.
Jno. Pendlebury, Esq.
E. H. Monks, Esq.
Henry Park, Esq.
James Smith, Esq.
W. S. France, Esq.
Jas. Edwardson, Esq.
Richard Lea, Esq.
Wm Smethurst, Esq.
Clerk to the Magistrates - Thomas R. Ellis, Esq.
Petty Sessions held in the Borough Courts, King street, every Monday and Thursday, at 10a.m.
County Court, King street.
Judge - W. Wynne Ffoulkes, Esq.
Registrar - Edward H. Woodcock, Esq.
High Bailiff - Walter Wood
Gas Works, Chapel Lane.
Engineer and Manager - John G. Hawkins
Managing Clerk - John Barton
Collector - William Wigan
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and Dispensary, Wigan Lane.
House Surgeon (Senr) - W. R. Williams
House Surgeon (Junr) - J. Little
Matron - E. Rimmer
Mechanics' Institute and Public Hall, King Street.
Secretary and Librarian - John Smith
Borough Police Court and Offices, King Street. - Police Force, 53.
Chief Constable - Captain T. R. Kennion
Inspectors - John Bond and John Moan
Chief Clerk - Inspector James Wilson
Detective Sergeant - William Gorman
Sergeants - John Lawson, William Leyland, Patrick McMahon, William Peers, Patrick Naughton, and Donald McIntosh
Fire Engine Station, Police Office.
Superintendent - Captain T. R. Kennion
Inspector - John Bond
Sergeant - Patrick McMahon
Engineers - Thomas Lowe and John T. Knott
Inland Revenue Assessed Tax and Income Tax.
OFFICE: QUADRANT, KING STREET.
Open from 9 to 11 a.m.
Supervisor - John Smith
First Division Officer and Inspector of Corn Returns - W. Francis
Second Officer - J. Flanagan
Third Officer - W. F. Hasler
First Ride Officer - John Sibson
Wigan Cemetery, Warrington Road.
Superintendent Registrar - Frederick Thos. Brandreth
Clerk to the Board - T. R. Ellis
4TH L.R.V. - WIGAN DETACHMENT.
HEAD-QUARTERS - COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Total Enrolled Strength, 500.
A COMPANY - 113 strong - Commissioned Officers : Captain ffarington, and Lieuts. Walker and H. T. Folkard. Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergt. Markland, Sergeants Richardson, Halliwell, Langshaw, and Lowe
B COMPANY - 117 strong - Commissioned Officers : Captain H. Darlington and Lieutenant Aubrey. Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Weatherby, Sergeants Baines, Mason, Darbyshire, and Bispham
C COMPANY - 109 strong - Commissioned Officers : Captain Hilton and Lieutenant Ellis. Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Halliwell, Sergeants Wilson, Heyes, Webster, and J. Wilson
D COMPANY - 78 strong - Commissioned Officers : Captain Jackson and Lieutenant Hilton. Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Roper, Sergts. Horrocks and Finch
E COMPANY - 83 strong - Commissioned Officers : Captain J. S. Darlington, Lieutenants Taylor and Rawson. Non-Commissioned Officers : Colour-Sergeant Mather, Sergeants Taylor and Marsden
Band Master - S. Nifosi
Band Sergeant - H. Owen
Quarter-Master Sergeant - M. Grierson
Sergeants Instructors - Thomas Charnock and W. Carter
Captain and Adjutant - F. R. Sandys, 4th K. O. Regiment
Hon. Colonel - J. H. Chambers
Lieutenant-Colonels - Lord Lindsay and Wilbraham
Majors - Jon. Waddington and L. R. Rowbottom
Surgeons - E. Roe and Wm. Hoyle
Acting Surgeons - E. M. Garstang and J. Brooke Unwin
Acting Chaplains - Rev. W. H. Taylor and Hon. and Rev. G. T. O. Bridgeman M.A.
Uniform - Green (scarlet facings). Headquarters of Battalion, 9, Corporation Street, Manchester.
HINDLEY - 14TH L.R.V.
122 of all ranks.
I COMPANY - Captain - J. A. Read. Assistant Surgeon - J. G. Brayton. Colour Sergeant - Charles Walls. Sergeants - Peter Turton and E. Lang.
J COMPANY - Captain - J. S. Cottrill. Colour Sergeant - John Dakin. Sergeants - C. D. Mortimer, T. Mackie, G. B. Jones, and J. Meehan. Sergeant Instructor - W. Warner.
This corps forms two companies of the 14th L.R.V., whose head-quarters are at Bolton.
Miscellaneous Offices, &c.
Borough Hospital, Darlington street East; Michael Moore, Manager
Coroner's Office, 35, King street
General Post Office, Bretherton's row, Wallgate; Joseph Wilson, Postmaster
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Office, Henhurst bridge
Liberal Club, King street; J. Winstanley, Secretary
Mining Association of Great Britain, Leader's buildings, 31a King st; Maskell William Peace, law-clerk and secretary
Public Hall, King street
South Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Association, 31a, King street; M. W. Peace, law clerk
Stamp Office, 27, Wallgate; T. Wall, distributor
Theatre Royal, King street
Town Clerk's Office, 31a, King street; M. W. Peace, clerk
Weights and Measures Office, Market Hall; W. Grime, inspector
Working Men's Conservative Clubs, Commercial Yard and Upper Morris street; William Wise, secretary
Wigan School Board, 35, King street; L. R. Rowbottom, clerk
CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY,
On the Lancashire and Yorkshire Line.
Station (passenger), Wallgate; James Grundy, station-master; Roger Green, clerk-in-charge
Station (goods), Chapel lane; G. S. Simm, agent; J. Nall & Co., carting agents
On the London and North Western Line.
Station (passenger), Wallgate; J. Taberner, station master; Edward Newton, clerk-in-charge
Station (goods), Chapel lane; Joseph Atkinson, agent; Thomas Lowe, chief clerk
CARRIERS BY CANAL.
To all Parts : The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Carrying Co.; James Holmes, agent, Canal Wharf, Wallgate
To Manchester and Leigh : Edward Green, from Canal Wharf, Wallgate; Edward R. Crippin, agent
Wigan to Standish, from the Market Hotel - Monday to Friday, 9 15 a.m., 12 5, 3 30, 5 30, and 7 30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12 5 and 5 30 p.m. Saturday, 12 5, 3 0, 5 0, 6 30, 7 30 and 8 30 p.m. Sunday, 12 0 noon, 7 45 p.m.
Standish to Wigan, from the Wheat Sheaf Inn - Monday and Friday, 8 30 and 10 30 a.m., 1 45, 4 45 and 6 45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 30 a.m., 1 45 p.m. Saturday, 8 30 a.m., 1 45, 4 0, 5 0, 6 30, and 7 30 p.m. Sunday, 9 50 a.m., 5 50 p.m. - Almond and Company, Proprietors, Standish
Wigan to Platt Bridge - Monday and Friday, 8 30 and 11 0 a.m., 1 0, 4 30, and 6 30 p.m. Saturday, 1 0, 3 0, 4 30, 6 0, 7 30, and 9 30 p.m. - Proe and Co., Proprietors
Platt Bridge to Wigan - Monday & Friday, 9 15 and 11 45 a.m., 2 0, 5 15, and 7 15 p.m. Saturday, 2 0, 3 45, 5 15, 6 45, 8 15, and 10 15 p.m. - Proe and Co., Proprietors
Wigan to Aspull, from the L. & N. W. Railway Station - Monday at 11 0 a.m., 3 0 and 7 30 p.m. Friday at 11 0 a.m., 4 0 and 7 30 p.m. Saturday at 2 0, 4 0, and 7 30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3 0 and 7 30 p.m. - Wigan and Aspull Omnibus Company Limited, Proprietors
Aspull to Wigan - Monday and Friday, from Lane Ends at 9 0 a.m., 1 0 and 5 30 p.m. Saturdays from Lane Ends at 12 0 a.m., and 5 30 p.m. Saturdays from Finger Post at 3 0 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from Lane Ends at 1 0 p.m., and 5 30 p.m.
Wigan to Ashton, from the Old Market Place - Monday, 11 30 a.m., and 4 30 p.m. Friday, 12 0 noon, 4 30 p.m. Saturday, 3 30, 6 0, and 9 0 p.m. Sunday, 8 20 p.m.
Ashton to Wigan - Monday, 9 0 a.m., 1 0 p.m. Friday, 8 0 a.m., 1 0 p.m. Saturday, 2 30 and 7 15 p.m. Sunday (from Four-footed Cross) 5 0 p.m. - James Rimmer, proprietor
Wigan to Ince and Hindley - Monday, 8 30 and 11 0 a.m., 1 0, 4 30, and 6 30 p.m. Friday, 8 30 and 11 0 a.m., 1 0, 4 30, and 6 30 p.m. Saturday, 1 0, 3 0, 4 30, 6 0, 7 30, and 9 30 p.m.
Hindley to Ince and Wigan - Monday, 9 15 and 11 45 a.m., 2 0, 5 15, and 7 15 p.m. Friday, 9 15 and 11 45 a.m., 2 0, 5 15, and 7 15 p.m. Saturday, 2 0, 3 45, 5 15, 6 45, 8 15, and 10 15 p.m. - Proe and Co., Proprietors
The first Car will leave the Black Bull, Pemberton, at 9 a.m. for Church Service at Wigan; and a regular twenty minutes' service of Cars will commence running at 1 p.m., the last Car at night leaving Market Place, Wigan, at 10 p.m.
A Workman's Car will leave the Black Bull, Pemberton, at 5 15 and 5 30 a.m., Fare One Penny; and from 8 a.m., a regular service of Cars will leave each terminus every twenty minutes, the last Car at night leaving Wigan at 10 15. Saturdays, 11 p.m.
CARRIERS BY ROAD.
To Ashton : Duxbury, 'Ship,' daily, except Wednesday; and Cunliffe (to Platt Bridge also) daily
To Aspull and Haigh : Gregory, 'Cross Keys,' Monday, Friday, and Saturday
Billinge and Winstanley: Beesley, 'Commercial,' Monday and Friday
Blackrod: Collier, 'Cross Keys,' Monday and Friday: Hope, 'Ship,' Friday
Chorley and Blackburn: Westhead, 'Commercial,' Monday and Friday
Golborne and Lowton: Barton, 'Ship,' Monday and Friday
Goose Green: Fairhurst, 'Dog and Partridge,' Monday and Friday
Hindley: J. Partington, Makinson's, Standishgate, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and Taylor, Market place, daily; and Proe and Cp., Market place, daily
Pemberton, Orrell, and Upholland: Molyneux, Market place; Ashurst, 'Commercial,' and Aspey, daily
Rivington: Berry, 'Ship,' Friday
Standish: Rawcliffe (to Shevington also), 'Cross Keys,' Monday, Friday, and Saturday; Almond and Co., 'Market Hotel,' several times daily
Wigan Goods and Parcels Delivery Co. Limited, 10, Millgate; Oliver Gee, secretary
HEAD OFFICE, WALLGATE - POSTMASTER, JOSEPH WILSON.
|MAILS DESPATCHED||Time of
|Suburban Offices||5 45 a.m.|
|Liverpool||8 40 a.m.|
|Manchester, Yorkshire, and East Coast||10 15 a.m.|
|Liverpool and Ormskirk||11 15 a.m.|
|Bolton||11 15 a.m.|
|Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, and the North||11 45 a.m.|
|London, part South, Crewe, Birkenhead and Warrington||11 50 a.m.|
|St. Helens||12 10 p.m.|
|Southport||12 30 p.m.|
|Manchester||1 25 p.m.|
|Liverpool and Ormskirk||1 25 p.m.|
|Bolton||3 40 p.m.|
|Southport||4 25 p.m.|
|London||4 50 p.m.|
|Preston||5 25 p.m.|
|London, Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton, Ormskirk, Southport, and the South||*10 0 p.m.|
|Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, and all parts North||*10 0 p.m.|
*These Mails only are despatched on Sundays.
Despatches to Pemberton, Orrell, Upholland, Standish, Hindley, Billinge, Whelley, Haigh, Aspull, Hindley Common, Downall Green, Ince, Lower Ince, Goose Green, Wrightington, Shevington, Abram, and Crooke at 6 a.m. Box closed at 5 45 a.m. A second despatch to Orrell, Upholland, Pemberton, and Highfield at 1 25 p.m.; Ince, Hindley, Crooke, Whelley, and New Springs at 3 10 p.m.; Standish and Worthington at 4 25 p.m.; and Parbold at 3 45 p.m.