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Sort file:- Maidstone, April, 2022.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Monday, 18 April, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Kingsley Arms

Closed ????

36 Melville Road (8 Brunswick Street 1882)

Maidstone

https://whatpub.com/kingsley-arms

Kingsley Arms 1890

Above photo circa 1890.

Kingsley Arms 2009

Above Google image, May 2009.

Kingsley Arms

Above photo, date unknown, by Dean Baker.

Kingsley Arms

Above photo, date unknown, by Dean Baker.

Kingsley Arms

Above photo, date unknown, by Dean Baker.

Kingsley Arms

Above photo, date unknown, by Dean Baker.

 

This area was named after Kingsley House which was in this part of the town until 1855. Kingsley House was the home of John Brenchley, a former owner of a lower Brewery during the early years of the nineteenth century.

A smaller public house, the "Marquis of Lorne," was also on this Estates until it became redundant in 1915.

There was a public house called the "General Kingsley" in Week Street in 1939, possibly named after the general who owns Kingsley House until 1769.ss Royal

Closed, date unknown and converted into flats.

 

Former Kingsley Arms 2019

Above photo, 2019, kindly taken and sent by Paul Narramore.

 

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.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GASSON William 1861+ (age 40 in 1861Census)

GASSON Eliza 1867-74+ (widow age 44 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1867

ORMAN Anne 1881-82+ (age 23 in 1881Census)

ORMAN James 1882+

DEARING F 1890+

SMITH Edward Neve 1891-1913+ Kelly's 1903

SMITH Norman L 1918-22+

ATTWATER James Thomas 1930-38+

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

 

Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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