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Page Updated:- Monday, 07 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Wheatsheaf

Open 2019+

Hever Road

Bough Beech

01732 700100

https://www.wheatsheafboughbeech.co.uk

https://www.whatpub.com/wheatsheaf

Wheatsheaf

Above photo, date unknown.

Wheatsheaf 2018

Above photo 2018.

Wheatsheaf 2018

Above photo 2018.

Wheatsheaf 2018

Above photo 2018.

Wheatsheaf 2018

Above photo 2018.

Wheatsheaf 2018

Above photo 2018.

Above sign, July 1988.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

According to local history the older part of the "Wheatsheaf" was formerly a hunting lodge owned by Henry V. The structure of the timbers and the wonderful crown post, revealed during renovations in 1996 certainly indicate the building dates from the latter part of the 14th century.

The following passages have been taken from their web site history information:-

The premises has a Grade 2 listing. Believed to have been built around the end of the 14th century, clues to its age and previous owners have at times been uncovered during renovations. These include a rare medieval crown post in the roof timbers, and a section of wattle-and-daub wall reading ‘1607 Foxy Holanby’, who is believed to have been a local squire. In Tudor times, it was a splendid hunting lodge serving Hever Castle, and is rumoured to have been a favourite retreat for Henry VIII – surely because of its welcoming atmosphere, and not its proximity to the home of Anne Boleyn.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 21 June 1878.

CHIDDINGSTONE. LICENSING.

At the Tonbridge Petty Sessions, on Tuesday, the license of the "Wheatsheaf" beerhouse was transferred from Mr. John Payne to Mr. Thomas Quickenden.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 11 February 1949.

APPLICATIONS.

No opposition was offered to applications for full licences made by Hubert Stanley Seal, "Wheatsheaf," Chiddingstone.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 11th December 1889.

Tonbridge Petty Sessions. Licensing.

 An hours extension was granted to Mr F. K. Seale, of the "Wheatsheaf," Bough Beech, Chiddingstone, for a club dinner at his house.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BURRELL Elizabeth 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PAYNE John to June/1878

QUICKENDEN Thomas June/1878-81+ (age 24 in 1881Census)

SEARLE F K Mr 1889+

SEAL Frederick 1891-22+ (also cricket ball maker age 34 in 1891Census)

SEAL Frederick jun 1930+

SEAL Hubert Stanley 1938-49+

???? David & Liz 2014+

http://pubshistory.com/Wheatsheaf.shtml

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

 

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

CensusCensus

 

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