Newchurch Public Houses

Sawyers Arms

Breweries:  None.

The Sawyers Arms was situated at the top of Turnpike (on the corner of Turnpike and Naze Road where the little bus shelter stands) and had a date stone 1740. It was known to be open for trade in 1836 when the landlord was "Dick 'o Jimmies" (Richard Nuttall) and in front of the house a large number of pigs were sold at the Kirk Fair.

Landlords of the Sawyers Arms

1836Richard Nuttall(Snr.?)
1885Richard Nuttall to his widow Susan Nuttall
1886Susan Nuttall did not renew license - House closed.

Newspaper clips and notes

Bacup and Rossendale News 17-10-1868
The death occured on the 8th October, of Mr. Richard Nuttall (Snr.?), of the Sawyers Arms, Newchurch, he was 82 years of age.

Bacup Times - June 1869
Richard Nuttall, of the Sawyers Arms, had held the license for 31 years. He was the only beer seller in the Township of Newchurch to hold a license under the Old Beer Act (1830).

Bacup and Rossendale News 02-10-1880
Will be sold by Private Treaty, one circular brewing boiler, to hold 100 gallons, with brickwork. furnace door, grate bars, etc., complete. Apply R. Nuttall, Sawyers Arms, Newchurch.

Bacup and Rossendale News 21-11-1885
The death occured on the 9th inst. at the Sawyers Arms, Newchurch, of Richard Nuttall, aged 74 years.

Scource -
"Rawtenstall Public Houses" by John Davies, published by Rawtenstall Library 1996