Sort file:- Maidstone, July, 2021.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Monday, 19 July, 2021.


Earliest 1826-

Plough Inn

Latest ????

130 (120) Stone Street (62 Upper Stone Street 1851Census)



As of 1855 it was referred to as being on Upper Stone Street.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

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From the Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 2 June 1846.


May 24, Mrs. Briscoe, of the "Plough" public house, Maidstone, aged 49.


Kentish Mercury, Saturday 26 September 1863.

Singular charge.

James Williams was next charged with stealing 3s. 6d., the property of Mary Clarke, in the evening of Monday last at the "Plough," Stone street.

The prosecutor stated that she was at the "Plough" on the previous day, with the prisoner, who was a stranger to her. They were drinking, and she paid for several pots of beer. She kept the remainder of the money in her hand. When she left the "Plough" the prisoner followed her and took the money out of her hand. She called out and he then seized her by the throat and nearly strangled her.

In reply to questions from the Court, she said she was in the street when prisoners took the money; it was not taken from her while she was in the house.

Detective Sergeant Hill said the prosecutrix told him several times that she was sitting in the kitchen, and the prisoner thinking she was asleep took the money from her hand. She said to him, "Oh, is that your game, give me my money."

The prosecutrix positively denied having said this, and the Chairman said she had so prevaricated in her statement that they could not deal with the case.

Charge dismissed.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 5 August 1881.

A stack of chimneys at the "Plough Inn," Maidstone, has been struck by lightning and damaged.



MILLINCHAMP Christian 1826-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BRITTER Joseph Mannerings 1830-32+ Kentish GazettePigot's Directory 1832-34

GOOD William 1840+

BRISCOE Benjamin 1841-46+ (age 50 in 1841Census)

FEAKINS James 1851-62+ (age 59 in 1851Census)

BIRCHALL George 1867-74+ (age 49 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1867

MASON Charles 1882-82+ (age 48 in 1881Census)

SMITH Eldred 1891+

MARTIN Edward 1901-03+ (age 49 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

MARTIN Walter 1911+ (lodging house keeper age 62 in 1911Census)


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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette


Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867


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