Interesting Facts about Culcheth

  • Thomas Blood stayed in Culcheth and married Marie Holcroft, Captain Thomas Blood is the only person to steal the crown jewels.

  • Packhorses were used to transport goods and the men in charge of the packhorses would usually stop for and drink and sometimes stay over night in the Packhorse Inn.

  • The Packhorse Pub is the oldest pub in Culcheth.

  • Twiss Green is the highest point in Culcheth at a height of 107 feet above sea level.

  • High Lodge (the white house) on Common Lane is the last remaining Lodge in Culcheth, originally there were three.

  • Electricity was first installed as recently as 1928.

  • Sports played by the residents in Culcheth's past included Bull Fighting, Cock Fighting, Ground Racing and the sport of rat catching with dogs were common in the village.

  • There is rumoured to be a secret tunnel down Culcheth Hall Drive which was supposed to lead from a secluded spot on the avenue to an opening behind the Great Hall fireplace. This tunnel was used to be a route for the priest to proceed unnoticed to take services in the family chapel.

  • Kenyon junction is the first railway junction in the world!!

  • Where the cherry tree is now, used to be a pub called the Brick Layers arms.

  • The cherry tree was built in 1964.

  • Over 100 years ago the Brick Layers arms was a grocers shop, and was called the Brick Layers arms because owners up until 1929 were of the Merrick family, the first of whom obtained a licence for the premises and was by trade a brick layer.

  • There are three wells in culcheth, one near the church and two near the Harrow.

  • Opposite the Harrow, where the library is, there was once a pub called the 'Farmers Arms.'