Sort file:- Maidstone, December, 2023.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Sunday, 10 December, 2023.


Earliest 1858-

Albion Inn

Latest 1882+

52 (54) King Street / 32 Albion Place



I have reference to an "Albion" addressed as Albion Place. With Albion Place butting onto King Street I believe the two are actually one and the same, so this had a dual address. I also believe that road renumbering has confused the issue today

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


South Eastern Gazette,17 January, 1860.

Offence against the Beer Act.

On Saturday, at the Town-hall, Maidstone, before the Mayor (J. C. Stephens, Esq.), and B. Cooper, Esq., Samuel Russell, landlord of the "Albion" beer-house, King-street, was charged with having his house open for the sale of beer at unlawful hours. The case was proved by P.C. Cuckoo, who went to the house on the night of Sunday, the 8th inst., about a quarter-past one, and found seven men in the back room, with beer on the table. Defendant said there were only five men in the room, and that they were lodgers. He called a witness, but was fined 10s. and 10s. costs.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 21 January,1860. Price 1d.


(Before the Mayor, J. C. Stephens, Esq. and R. Cooper, Esq.)

James Russell, landlord of the “Albion” beer-house, King Street, was charged with opening his house for the sale of beer on Sunday morning last.

The case was proved by police constable Cuckoo, and defendant was fined 10s. and 10s. costs, which he paid.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 2 June 1860.

Samuel Russell, landlord of the “Albion” beer-house, King-street, was charged with keeping his house open for the sale of beer, on the 21st inst, after eleven o'clock at night.

The Chairman said there seemed to be some doubt about the case, he should therefore dismiss it.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 7 September 1861.

Bearsted Petty Sessions.

This was the general annual licensing meeting, and all the licences were renewed. An application was made by Mr. Knowles King, on behalf of Mr. G. Tompkins, for a spirit licence, for a beer house, at Boughton Green.

The application was opposed by Mr. Goodwin, solicitor, of Maidstone, on the part of the landlord of the "Albion Inn," which was refused.



FURMINGER Harriet 1858+ Melville's 1858

RUSSELL James Samuel 1860-61+ (also labourer age 40 in 1861Census)

AUGUSTUS Henry 1862+ Post Office Directory 1862

BROWN Daniel 1867+ Post Office Directory 1867

TAYLOR John 1871-74+ (widower age 43 in 1871Census)

BROWN Daniel 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

HENHAM Mary 1881+ (age 32 in 1881Census)

HINMAN R Mrs 1882+


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858


Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


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