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Earliest 1828

Rochester Castle

Latest ????

Corporation Street (Common Pigot's Directory 1828-29)

Rochester

 

From the Chatham News and North Kent Spectator, Saturday 21 May, 1870.

FIRE AT ROCHESTER.

On Wednesday morning shortly after four o'clock, a fire was discovered at the "Rochester Castle" beer shop, situated on the corner of Careneuve Street and King Street, Troy Town. A labouring man as he was going to work, noticed smoke issuing from the back premises, and he immediately gave an alarm; the police were quickly on the spot with their hose-reel and fire-engine, and working well with the hose they succeeded in about three hours in putting the fire out, Sergt. Broadbridge being particularly noticeable for his cutting exertions, and the constables acting under his direction are all entitled to great praise. It seems that the fire originated on the bakehouse premises adjoining the beer-shop, in a cupboard in which some shavings, and which was situated near the partition wall immediately adjoining the tap room of the beer shop; great alarm was caused by the knowledge that an invalid daughter of Mr. Bockham's, the landlord of the beer shop, was Sleeping in a room directly over the tap room; fortunately , with assistance, she was got out of the house in time. The back part of the premises and that of the adjoining ones were partly built of wood, and the fire soon made a fast hold upon the material. The police managed to keep the fire from extending itself to the back of the houses in Caerneuve Street; had there been a strong wind at the time of the fire breaking out, and it had spread itself to these premises, the devastation would have been of a somewhat alarming character. As it was the back part of the premises of the beer shop and and adjoining baker's shop were completely gutted.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BOWNER/BOWMER James 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BOUCHER George 1847+

JEFFERY Thomas 1862+

BOCKHAM Mr 1870+

WADHAMS Richard 1874+

SULLIVAN Michael 1891+

CARPENTER Stephen James 1913-22+

MURRAY Thomas Wilfred 1930+

HETTERBY Charles Leonard 1938+

CASTLE Peter 1970s

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

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

 

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