Sort file:- Northfleet, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 27 September, 2021.


Earliest 1828

(Name from)

Royal Charlotte

Latest 1951

29 (24 in 1851Census) (28 in 1881Census) Dock Road



Royal Charlotte 1911

Above photo date circa 1911.

Royal Charlotte Hotel

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.


The building can be traced back to 1753 when it was called the "Three Pigeons" but changed name in 1830. The site is now occupied by Bowater Paper Group.


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.

All emails are answered.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 3 September 1887.

Death through suffocation.

Mr. W. J. Harris (county coroner) held an inquest, at the "Royal Charlotte," Undershores, on Friday last, relative to the death of James Easterby, age 44, a travelling hairdresser, well known in Northfleet and the surrounding district, who was found quite dead in the Northfleet and Swanscombe Brickfields Company's field, situated near the "Royal Charlotte" public house, on Thursday. After the jury had viewed the body, Charles Fidge gave evidence to the effect that he found the body of the deceased lying on a brick clamp, at about 8:30, on Thursday morning. He appeared quite dead. Probably deceased had laid down to sleep, and, inhaling the fumes from the clamp, had been suffocated. The field belonged to the Northfleet and Swanscombe Brickfields Company. Deceased had no right there. The police were communicated with.

P. C. Bourne stated that deceased was quite dead when he saw him. He should say deceased had been suffocated. Witness found two-pence in one of deceased's pockets when searching clothing; nothing else. There were no marks of violence on the body.

The Coroner summed up in a few words, and the jury returned a verdict that death resulting from suffocation, caused through inhaling the fumes from a brick clamp.



BUTCHER Joseph 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SPRING Hugh 1840-58+ (age 79 in 1851Census)

SPRING Mary 1861+ (age 63 in 1861Census)

LEVY Henry 1865+

CRIPPS Charles 1865+

RUSSELL John 1872+ (owner)

FORDHAM Henry 1872-74+

CHAPMAN Richard 1881+ (age 41 in 1881Census)

GRANT Elizabeth 1891+ (age 63 in 1891Census)

RAYFIELD Charles George 1901-03+ Kelly's 1903

RINGE Alfred James 1911-13

CHERRY George Edward 1913-30+

CUNNELL Alfred 1938+

PITHER R W 1951+


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


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