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Earliest 1793-

Parr's Head

Demolished 1890

25 Parr's Head Lane

Rochester

Parr's Head

Above photo, date unknown.

Parrs Head 1880

Above photo circa 1880.

Parrs Head 1890

Above photo, circa 1890, kindly sent by Roy Moore.

Rochester map 1866

Identified on the 1866 map as yellow at the top/right.

Parr's Head figure

Above photo showing the stone head.

 

This was named the "Old Parrs Head" in an 1847 directory, and was addressed as Yard, 13 High Street.

It is said that until 1860 the "Old Parr's Head was the 'Club' for better class citizens.

The building was demolished in 1890 to make way for the South Eastern Railway extension.

The stone figurehead used to be housed on display in the Rochester Museum.

The pub was named after Thomas Parr, a Shropshire lad, who died in 1635 at the reputed age of 152. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, Friday 22 March, 1793.

CLUB AND CHOICE SPIRITS.

"Old Par's head," City of Rochester.

At a meeting of this Club, on Saturday the 16th March, 1793, the following Resolutions were unanimously entered into:-

1st Resolution, that the sum of Ten Pounds be transferred by the Treasurer of this Society, out of their Fund to the Society Instituted at the "Crown and Anchor" in the Strand, who may die or be killed in his Majesty's service during the war.

2nd Resolved, that the same be inserted in the Kentish Gazette, Kentish Chronicle, and Maidstone Journal, and signed by the Chairman of this Meeting.

W. Gillman, Chairman.

Rochester, March 18, 1793.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JACKSON James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29 (Old Parr's Head)

WELLER William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (Old Par's Head)

ROFFWAY Sarah 1847+

TENNANT William Henry 1855-1881+ (age 55 in 1881Census)

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

 

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

CensusCensus

 

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