Moorland Battalion

This pub is mentioned in lots of the early trade directories and was located in New Street (later Tape Street) on the site of the current Lamplighter pub.

Landlord Jonas Holmes is also listed as a clothier in Pigot’s Directory of 1822.

In 1902 the pub was all but demolished to make way for the Station Hotel, which was constructed by local builder William Ball (Thanks to Alan Winning for that information).

Past Proprietors:

Hannah Burgess (Parson and Bradshaw – Staffordshire Directory 1818)
Jonas Holmes (Pigot’s Directory 1822)
Han. Holmes (Pigot & Co.’s National Directory 1828-29)
Robert Hammersley (White’s Directory of Staffordshire 1834)
Ralph Alcock (1841 Census, Pigot’s Directory of Staffordshire 1842, Post Office Directory of Birmingham with Staffordshire & Worcestershire 1849 and White’s Directory of Staffordshire 1851)
Jane Locker (Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1880)
James Cope (1883 Cheadle Herald)
Ann Jane Winkup (Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1884 and 1889 Cheadle Herald) [until May 1889]
Ann Wilshaw [from May 1889] (1889 Cheadle Herald)
Robert Cotton (Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire 1900)
Richard B.H. Getley (1901 Census, Cheadle Herald 1902)
Herny Robinson (Cheadle Herald 1902)

2 Responses to Moorland Battalion

  1. Alan Winning says:

    The Moorland Battalion stood on the site now occupied by the Lamplighter, it was demolished to make way for The Station Hotel which was built in 1902 by William Ball, a builder of Cheadle. Incidently William Ball also built the “New” Talbot in 1926.

    • Jane Stonier says:

      My grandmother was, I believe born at this public house. There is a story that they had to wait for her to be born before demolition could commence!
      Do you know if there are any photographs of this pub?

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