DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Old Swan Inn

Latest ????

High Street

Charing

Swan 1903

Above photo, circa 1903, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Swan Inn 1904

Above postcard, circa 1904, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull 1904

Above postcard, circa 1904, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Old Swan 1910

Above postcard, a black and white one of the above. Kindly sent my Michael Mirams.

Old Swan 1906

Above postcard, circa 1906, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Swan 1911

Above photo, circa 1911, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Showing Arthur Brenchley Esq and his early Panhead automobile, founder of the Charing Motor Company.

Charing map 1896

Above map 1896.

Old Swan 2008

Above photo, May 2008, kindly sent by Eric Hartland.

 

The pub is now (2016) operating as a Thia Restaurant. At present I don't know when the change occurred.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, Wednesday, 20 July to Saturday, 23 July, 1768. Price 2d

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION

All the Stock in Trade of Mr. Thomal Abbly, of Ashford; consisting of Mercery, Woollen Drapery, Linen Drapery, haberdashery and Hosiery. The Goods will be divided into two Weeks Sale. The Goods to be viewed on Thursday the 28th, and the Sale will begin on Friday the 29th, and continue Saturday the 30th of this Inst. July, in the Assembly-room at the “Saracen's Head.”

Catalogues may be had of Mr. Apsley at Ashford; the “Swan,” Charing; Cranbrook. Mr. Ingram; at the “Flying Horse,” Wye; the “Woolpack,” Chilham; “Dog and Bear,” Lenham; of Mr. Baker, Folkestone; Mr. Stokes at Hythe, Romney; Mrs. Pike, the “George” at Lydd, Tenterden; Mr. Hall; Biddenden, “Red Lyon,” Smarden; “Chequer,” Betherden; “George,” Faversham; Mr. Walker, Elham, “Rose”; and at Thomas Roach's, Cabinet-maker, Upholder, and Appraiser, in St. George's Street, Canterbury.

N.B. Messrs, Ramsden and Creed, who have taken the Shop of the above Mr. Apsley, propose laying in an entire fresh Assortment of every Article in the Woollen and Linen Drapery, Silk Mercury, Haberdashery and Hosiery Business.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 28 March 1843.

DEATH.

March 21, at the "Swan Inn," Charing, after a short illness, Mr. John Myers, aged 63.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 31 October 1843.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,

THAT a Meeting of the Creditors of JOHN HUCKSTEPP, late of CHARING, will be held at the "Swan Inn," in CHARING, on WEDNESDAY, the 15th day of NOVEMBER next, at Eleven o’clock in the Forenoon, when the surviving Assignee in Trust of the Estates of the said John Huckstepp, will lay before such of the Creditors who shall be present at such Meeting, a full, particular, and final account, or statement, in writing, of or concerning the said Trust Estates.
WELLER NORWOOD.

Charing, 24th Oct., 1843.

 

Kentish Gazette, 17 August 1852.

TO BE LET,

And entered at Michaelmas next.

The "Swan Inn," in Charing, with or without 13 acres of excellent MEADOW LAND.

For further particulars apply to Mr. Norwood, Solicitor, Charing.

 

Kentish Gazette, 17 August 1852.

DOLPHIN INN. COMMERCIAL HOUSE,

PRESTON STREET. FAVERSHAM.

EDWARD PILCHER. (Late of the "Swan Inn," Charing),

RESPECTFULLY informs his Friends and the Public that he has taken the "Dolphin Inn," and made extensive improvements in the House and Premium, and an entirely new and lofty Carriage Entrance.

Superior Beds; Viands, Wines, Spirits, and Malt Liquor of the First Quality, at exceedingly moderate charges. Private Sitting Rooms, excellent Coffee and Dining ditto, good Stabling and Carriage Horses.

Omnibuses leave the "Dolphin" daily to meet the Trains at the North Kent Railway Station at Strood.

 

Kentish Gazette, 28 December 1852.

TO BE LET, And Entered Immediately,

THE "SWAN INN," at CHARING, with or without 13 Acres of excellent Meadow Land.

For further particulars, apply to Mr. Norwood, Solicitor, Charing.

 

Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 3 January 1857.

SWAN INN, CHARING, KENT.

TO LET, all that old-established and well-known Inn, called "THE SWAN INN," at Charing, now in the occupation of Mr. L. Mayger. The Premises are commodious, and well adapted for earning on a good trade, with Stabling and Carriage House, &c.; and presents a very desirable opportunity to any person of active habits of doing a first-rate business, with a limited capital.

The Furniture and Stock will have to be taken at a valuation, and immediate possession may be had.

For further particulars, apply to Mr, ROBERT WALKER, Solicitor, Canterbury.
 

 

LICENSEE LIST

MYERS John 1828-21/Mar/43 dec'd age 63 (age 60 in 1841Census)

32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PILCHER Edward W 1851 Next pub licensee had (aged 40 in 1851Census)

MAYGER L Mr 1857+

CHEESEMAN Edward 1858-Nov/60+ Maidstone Telegraph

Last pub licensee had LISSINDER Sampson 1861-62+ (age 40 in 1861Census)

WHYMAN Alfred sen. 1874-91+ (age 39 in 1881Census)

WHYMAN Alfred 1920+ (age 39 in 1920)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Swan.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

 

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