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Page Updated:- Saturday, 23 February, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

North Foreland

Closed July 2013

325 High Street

Rochester

https://whatpub.com/north-foreland

North Foreland 2009

Above photo 2009 by N Chadwick Creative Commons Licence.

North Foreland sign 1970North Foreland sign 1991

Above sign left, 1970s, sign right, October 1991.

North Foreland sign 2010

Above sign 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

North Foreland 2017

Above Google image, June 2017.

 

Although address as Rochester, I am informed that the boundary was at one time part of Chatham.

 

Woodhams emblem

The coat of arms emblem shown above the door was the emblem of the Woodhams Brewery of Rochester.

 

Liverpool Daily Post 19 January 1867.

BURREN V BURREN AND WICKENDEN.

Mr. Inderwick appeared for the petitioner.

The petitioner is a beerhouse keeper at Rochester. He married the respondent in May, 1859, and they lived together until December, 1865. In that month the respondent left her house during an illness of the petitioner, and she has since lived with Wickenden, who is the captain of a coal brig, as his wife.

Decree nisi, with costs against the co-respondent.

 

Marriage of George Burren June Qtr. 1859 Medway District 2a 435 to either Catherine Pope or Sarah Tyler.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk 16 February 2009.

Last orders at yet another Medway pub.

One of Medway's best-known pubs is to close.

The North Foreland in Rochester High Street has shut its doors but the reason is not clear.

Meanwhile, Medway pub owner John Brice has spoken out about the continuing trend of pub closures.

Mr Brice, who owns two pubs and runs another, the King George V in Prospect Row, Brompton, said he was disappointed to see the North Foreland close.

Mr Brice, organiser of the Medway Beer Festival, said the North Foreland was once the watering hole for local dignitaries and characters including MPs, police officers and reporters.

Mr Brice said: “I think anyone really realises how significant the rate at which pubs are closing is and they may only notice in a few years.”

He also owns the Frog and Toad in Burnt Oak Terrace, Gillingham, and said pubs were more than places to drink in and provided an important social element.

He added: “There are a huge amount of events going on which mean people come and meet each other.

“The other obvious thing is the amount of money raised for charities. It is a huge amount.”

Mr Brice said the North Foreland, which once belonged to the Dutch East India Company, also contained an old fireplace which represented the four corners of the world.

The pub’s owners were unavailable for comment.

 

The pub closed July 2013.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JOHNSON John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PECKHAM/PACKHAM Edward 1832-38+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Wright's Topography 1838

MOORE James 1841+ (age 30 in 1841Census)

SPENCER William 1858+

PRENTIS James William 1861-62+ Next pub licensee had

BURREN George 1870-82+ (age 32 in 1871Census)

SMITH Walter 1887+

SMITH H Mrs 1891+

WEBB Ernest Walter 1901-13+

BARTLETT Alfred 1914-30 Next pub licensee had

http://www.pubshistory.com/NorthForeland.shtml

https://whatpub.com/north-foreland

 

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

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

CensusCensus

 

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