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Rose Inn

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37 (35) Mote Road



This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

I have not found a picture of the pub yet, and to date have no other information. 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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Kentish Gazette, 27 June 1854.

Sudden Death of an Infant.

An inquest was held on Saturday, at the "Rose," Mote-road, by T. Kipping, Esq., on the body of an infant, 5 months old, who was found dead in bed on Wednesday. The child was the daughter of a single woman, Eliza Mason. She left the child on Wednesday morning in the care of Elizabeth Freeman, a neighbour, about 9, and about 7 in the evening she was sent for, when she found the child lying on the table, dead. Mrs. Freeman had put the child to bed about 11 and went to see it between 2 and 3, when she found it lying on its side, with the face resting on the hand. She looked at the child again about 5, when it was in the same position and appeared to be dead. She took it down stairs, put the feet in warm water, and sent for Mr. Barham, the surgeon. This gentleman attended, but the child was dead. By direction of the coroner, he had made a post mortem examination of the body. The stomach and bowels were perfectly healthy, and in the stomach he found a spoonful and a half of fluid; but he found no smell of opium or any other drug. He had no doubt death was caused by congestion brought on by teething.

A verdict of "Natural Death" was returned.


Southeastern Gazette, 6 September 1853.

Applications for New Licenses.

Mr. F. Hills, of the "Rose," Mote-road, also applied for a spirit license, and produced a memorial, numerously signed by the inhabitants in that neighbourhood, in support of it.

The magistrates then retired, and on their return into court the Chairman said they had carefully considered the applications made to them, and had decided upon granting the license to Mr. Hills. With respect to the others they had decided upon refusing to grant them.




HILLS Francis 1851-62+ (age 48 in 1851Census)

HURRION William 1867+ Post Office Directory 1867

BEADLE Benjamin 1871+ (age 36 in 1871Census)

DRURY Thomas 1874+

HILLS Walter 1881-82+ (also smith age 50 in 1881Census)

BEADLE Henry 1891+ (age 60 in 1891Census)

WICKHAM James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

SCRIVEN George R 1913+



Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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