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Earliest 1802-

Marquis of Granby

Latest ????

10 Middle Row, High Street


Marquis of Granby

Above photo, date unknown, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Marquis of Granby 1890

Above photo, 1890. The pub was situated next to the "Sun" shown far right.

Marquis of Granby 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Marquis of Granby 2011

Above photo, July 2011, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Marquis of Granby 2012

Above photo, October 2012, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.


The "Marquis of Granby" was situated at No 10 Middle Row. As well as being a public house it seems that landlord George Camford made rooms available for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes society. If you look carefully at the gas lamp you can see their initials RAOB.


Kentish Gazette 14 May 1802.

Monday died Mrs. Scott, at the "Marquis of Granby," public-house, Maidstone.


Kentish Gazette 19 March 1819.


March 14, aged 67 years, Mrs. Scott, of the "Marquis of Granby Inn," Maidstone.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 8 June 1841.


A numerous and influential meeting of freemen and electors was held at the "Marquis of Granby Inn," Maidstone, on Friday evening Last. Several patriotic speeches were made and toasts drunk, and in the course of the evening a declaration was very numerously signed (even by many who have hitherto voted for the Tories), pledging themselves to vote for either one or two Liberal candidates, who will undertake to support the ministerial measures respecting corn and sugar. The freemen now begin to feel that they have been "fooled to the top of their bent" by the Tories. Mighty promises have been made which have come to nothing! The Tories, feeling or fancying that they had their heel upon their necks, have trampled on them beyond endurance, and the meanness of Mr. Fector, in declining to contribute towards the subscription which was raised for the suffering poor during the late intense frost, until he was shamed into it by the taunts and remonstrance's of this paper, has brought home to their "business and bosoms" the conviction that unless a "third man" is returned this election, the vote of a Maidstone elector will merely give him the privilege of being registered in a list of slaves.


Maidstone Journal, 12 July, 1842.


On the 11th inst., Mr. Thomas P. Chaplin, of this town, late landlord of the "Marquis of Granby," aged 43 years.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 14 January,1860. Price 1d.


The license of the “Marquis of Granby” was transferred from Joseph Anderson to John Moore.


Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 20th October 1860.

Concert Room, "Marquis of Granby Inn," High Street, Maidstone.

J. Moore, has great pleasure in announcing to the public that he is engaged the celebrated Soprano vocalist, Miss Hastings of the London concerts, assisted by Mr. Manton, Seriocomic Singer, Pianist and performer on the Crystalopean, late of Evans's Grand Hotel Concert saloon, who will appear on Wednesday 17th October and every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings during the season, when they will sing and perform all the newest compositions of the day.

Admission tickets 3d. and 6d. each to be had at the bar.

J. Moore, proprietor.


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 24 October, 1863, Price 1 1/2d.


Last week, in the course of some alterations at the “Marquis of Granby In,” Middle-row, High-street, Maidstone, an interesting discovery was made. The removal of some of the mathematical tiling which covers the front exposed to view a grotesque-looking figure, carved in wood; and on further search seven other similar figures were found placed at regular intervals along the front of the house between the ground and the first floors, and forming corbels to the upright timbers. Beneath is a very handsomely carved oak cornice in fine preservation. The figures are all in a sitting posture; some of them being much mutilated, but others quite perfect. It seems that twenty-two years ago some workmen came upon one of them, but it was then covered up again without any investigation. The house was evidently one of note in former times; but the date of it is unknown, there being no mention whatever of it in the histories of the town, although other ancient houses in the locality are noted. The front of the house is known to have been covered as at present for at least 80 years; but the date of the carving is quite a matter of conjecture. The old work is to be restored, by the present owners of the building, Messrs. Brenchley, and Co.



LONG Samuel 1826-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

SANCTO Johnstone 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CHAPLIN Thomas Pepperell 1839-11/July/42 dec'd (age 40 in 1841Census)

BOW Spencer G 1851-55+ (age 28 in 1851Census)

ANDERSON Joseph 1858-Jan/1860

MOORE John Jan/1860-Sept/63 (age 37 in 1861Census) Maidstone Telegraph

JUDGES Stephen Sept/1863-67+ Maidstone TelegraphPost Office Directory 1867

DARVELL James 1874+

CAMFIELD George 1881-1903+ (age 36 in 1881Census) Kelly's 1903


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

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

Maidstone TelegraphMaidstone Telegraph

Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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