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Sort file:- Rochester, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1753-

Red Cow

Latest 1891+

Bull Lane

Rochester

Rochester map 1866

Identified on the 1866 map as the dark red building, top/right.

 

The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-

1655-1753

T4. Premises in Chatham and Rochester St. Nicholas [including several parts of the Town Ditch, in particular an, agreement by Richard Head, 1675, to build a brick stable, hayloft and coachhouse; land near a watermill called the Town Mill; 2 messuages outside the North Wall in Ship and Trumpet Alley; and the "Red Cow," Bull Lane, all in St. Nicholas, Rochester; and a wharf in Chatham] (12 docs.)

[Original bundle no. 5]

 

Dean and Chapter of Rochester Leases Rochester 30 November 1820 Quantity: 2 items.

THE RED COW.

This property was made up of three tenements: from 1661-1750 one tenement was leased separately from the others, but thereafter all three were leased together. For this reason the bundle of leases has been divided into three groups: leases of the two tenements under one roof known as the "Red Cow;" leases of the single tenement which was also under the same roof; and leases of the three tenements together.

3 messuages under one roof on the south side of the High Street, lying west of the "Black Boy" and north of St. Nicholas churchyard in St. Nicholas, Rochester.

A, B Lessee: James Brock of Titchfield, Southampton, Hampshire, victualler Term: 40 years Rent: 12s. + 4s. and 3,12s + 1.16s. Land Tax.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BROCK James 1820+

LAWRENCE William 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WEST Frederick 1841+ Census

BOWMER Jonathan 1861-62+ (also mariner age 39 in 1861Census) Post Office Directory 1862

HIGHAM William 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

BROOM Eliza 1891 (widow age 74 kept by parish and farmingCensus)

THOMPSON Arthur 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891

https://pubwiki.co.uk/RedCow.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

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

 

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