DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Thursday, 05 May, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1789-

Chequers

Closed 2014-

 

Lenham

Chequers

Above photo, date unknown.

Chequers 1898

Above photo, circa 1898, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Chequers 1914

Above postcard, 1914, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Chequers

Above postcard, date unknown.

Chequers 2014

Above photo kindly sent by Les Swaffer, 2014.

 

26 March 1789.

Insured:- Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: the Chequer, Lenham (Mary Turner, victualler).

 

26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: The Chequers, Lenham (John Barker victualler).

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 10 March 1801.

CHEQUERS INN, LENHAM, KENT.

Benjamin Groombridge, having taken the "Chequers Inn, in Lenham, begs leave to solicit the favours of the Gentlemen Travellers, and assures them he means to render every accommodation and attention in his power to travellers and the public in general.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 12 March, 1864.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT LENHAM.

About 9 o’clock on Monday morning, Mr. William Atkins, farmer, of Headcorn, was killed at this place under the following shocking circumstances. It seems that he was proceeding down Lenham-hill, with a waggon laden with four tons of stone, and omitted to put on the skid-pan, when the load overpowered the horses, and Mr. Atkins, who was leading one of the animals, was knocked down, two of the wheels of the waggon passed completely over his body, killing him instantaneously. Deceased, who was between 60 and 70 years of age, was alone at the time of the accident, and has body, which was discovered in the road, was removed to the “Chequer's Inn,” Lenham.

 

The pub was certainly still operating in 2014, but I am told that by 2018 it had closed and is now operating as a restaurant.

 

LICENSEE LIST

TURNER Mary 1789+

BARKER John 1793+

GROOMBRIDGE Benjamin Mar/1801+

HUGHES Richard 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

HUGHES Mary 1841-51+ (age 72 in 1851Census

PALMER James 1855-81+ (age 63 in 1881Census)

HUGHES John James 1891-1903+ (also shoemaker age 56 in 1891Census) Kelly's 1903

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Chequers.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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