DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dartford, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 13 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1866-

Walnut Tree

Closed 2007

11 Highfield Street

Dartford

https://whatpub.com/walnut-tree

Walnut Tree 1915

Above photo, circa 1915.

Walnut Tree 1959

Above photo 1959. Creative Commons Licence.

Walnut Tree ledger

Charrington's ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Walnut Tree 2009

Above photo 2009 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Walnut Tree sign 1991

Above sign August 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Operating as early as 1867, according to the 1915 photo a tied house to Croyden brewers Crowley & Co, not the Alton brewer as first thought. A.C.S. & H. Crowley Ltd., of Croydon, were taken over by Hoare & Co. Ltd., of the Red Lion Brewery, Smithfield, in 1919 although the Croydon brewery did not cease brewing until 1929. Hoare & Co. Ltd. was in turn taken over by Charringtons in 1933, hence the Walnut Tree's Charringtons livery. However, the pub must have evaded Watney's clutches, as during the second half of the 20th century it was part of the tied estate of London brewers Charrington's.

The pub closed for good in 2007 and stood empty for some years before being converted for residential use.

See Dartford Map 1905.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 27 August 1866.

DARTFORD PETTY SESSIONS.

Mr. Gibson applied for Mr. Durrant, "Walnut Tree Tavern," Cooks Fields, Dartford, Refused.

 

Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 11 September 1869.

Licensing Day.

On Saturday last the magistrates sat at the Sessions room to hear applications for renewal of ale house and other licenses and for considering applications for fresh licenses.

Mr. Blackman, of "New Town Tavern," and Mr. Durrant, of "Walnut Tree Inn," were successful in obtaining spirit licenses.

 

LICENSEE LIST

DURRANT William 1866-74+

LOADER Henry F 1881-82+ (age 39 in 1881Census)

CHALLIS James 1891+ (also barge builder age 58 in 1891Census)

SOUTHEY Walter Robert 1903+ Kelly's 1903

SHELDON Frederick William 1913-22+

STREET Jacob 1930-53

CRUMPLIN G A 1953-61+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/WalnutTree.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/walnuttree.html

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

TOP Valid CSS Valid XTHML