Families of the Lyth Valley

Gilpin Bridge (Bridge Inn)

Tenants and Owners

182220 February. John Winskill drowned in a drainage ditch (drunk)
1826James Nicholson Victular
1834(Kendal Mercury) to let for Andrew Graham, Bridge Inn with 9 acres plus 3 acres of peat
1836(Westmorland Gazette) to let Gilpin Bridge Inn barn, outbuildings and 9 acres – tenant John Spooner
1841(Census) Roger Cummings Innkeeper
1851(Census) Roger Cummings Innkeeper and farmer, 10 acres
1860Thomas Powley Victular and farmer died
1869Joseph Laycock Innkeeper
1877Neolithic arrowhead found in field nearby
1879(Lancaster Guardian) to sell by auction Public House and freehold farm with 10 acres
1881(Census) Roger Wilson Innkeeper and farmer, 10 acres
1950Sandy Powell had sale of effects from - cafe and shop that sold sweets, tobacco and groceries – family emigrating to Australia
1950Gilpin cafe and gardens sold by Mr Withers for £3,000 to Mr and Mrs Tyson from Walney who developed the transport cafe and shop and kept pigs. Tysons sold to Fleetwood Cinemas who put in managers before selling to Mr David Allen; he built an extension and converted the cafe back to a Public House and Restaurant.
2010Robinsons Breweries are the present owners