Brown Cow Inn, Lane End, Holmfirth

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  • location: Lane End, Holmfirth
  • status: uncertain if building exists
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

The inn was in existence by the 1770s when the landlord was John Dickenson.

John Dickenson's daughter Sarah married Thomas Blyth, by licence of 24 January 1797, on 30 January 1797. The licence gives their ages as "21" but this likely means "of full age" because when Thomas died in Holmfirth in 1827 his age was given as 67 (born c.1860). Sarah died in 1817 aged 49 (born c.1768) and her will was probated in 1819. Thomas took over The Brown Cow after John Dickenson, who died in 1802.[1]

Further Reading


According to Public Houses of Holmfirth: Past and Present (2016), the exact location of the inn is uncertain but it was in the vicinity of the junction of Station Road, Bridge Lane and Back Lane. The premises is not marked on the O.S. Yorkshire 272 sheet which was surveyed circa 1850.

Notes and References

  1. Details kindly provided by Geoff Blyth.