Sort file:- Northfleet, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 20 March, 2022.


Earliest 1766

Old Sun Inn

Latest 1990

Undershore / Crete hall Road



Old Sun Inn 1890]

Above photo, 1890. Showing the original building. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

The building above was replaced by a new building in 1905. The house behind the tree id Old Crete Hall, this belonged to the Roshers and from at least 1860 till 1891 was occupied by James bevan and his family, the foreman or manager of Henry and Edward Rosher's lime and chalk works. The house was sold in 1891 and by 1895 the Amalgamated Press was built on the site.

Old Sun

Above photo, date unknown. Showing the new building built in 1905. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Old Sun 1988

Above photo 1988, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Old Sun

Above photos, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Old Sun

Above photos, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Old Sun 2013

Above photo 2013.


From an email received 10 April, 2016.

From my parents I inherited a very old tin mug. That possibly came from an uncle of mine, who lived in England between 1935 and 1960. On the bottom is the name engraved of a pub engraved "Old Sunn Northfleet".

Gusti Hueber.

Pewter mug of Old Sun Inn

Above photo of the bottom of the Pewter Mug.

Pewter mug of Old Sun Inn initials G WPewter mug of Old Sun Inn hallmark

The hallmark of a Crown over VR over 354 tell me that it is of late Victorian origin from between 1879 and 1901 and would have been verified as an accurate measure in Kent.

The initials G W on the front, suggest to me that it belonged to licensee George Wood, and I would date that at 1879-80.



FILCHER James 1840+

RAGEN James 1855+

PITT William  1861+ (age 41 in 1861Census)

WOOD George 1865-79+ (also Blacksmith age 36 in 1871Census)

ROSHER Sophia 23/Aug1872 (Owner)

SMILES Joseph 1881-91+ ( cooper age 49 in 1891Census)

RAYFIELD Charles George 1891-1913+ (age 50 in 1891Census) Kelly's 1903

SWIFT Edward Hibbert 1918+

STEMP Thomas 1922+

STEMP James Henry 1930-38+

HOWARTH Ernest 1950s

NOCK Tom & Ann 1960s Next pub licensee had



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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