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Sort file:- Crayford, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 28 October, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Black Bull

Latest ????

11 High Street

Crayford

Black Bull Minstrel band 1906

Above photo 1906, kindly supplied by Rory Kehoe.

11 and 11a High Street 2010

Above Google image October 2010, showing 11 (Miami Nails) and 11a (Optical Centre) High Street. The door right, is addressed as 13 and the sign says Shelleyfield House.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser 27 March 1869.

CRAYFORD. PUBLIC-HOUSE BURNT DOWN.

Between one and two on Wednesday morning a fire was discovered at the "Black Bull" public house Crayford, from which the inmates had some difficulty in escaping before the house was in flames. The house, together with an adjoining cottage, was burnt down, the damage being estimated at 1,000. The house was occupied at the time by Mr. Martin. The fire was extinguished by the engine from Barnes Cray.

 

Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser 10 April 1869.

CRAYFORD. STEALING RABBITS.

On the 1st or 2nd inst. one grey doe and five young rabbits (sandy), were stolen from a hutch in a shed in the rear of the premises occupied by Mr. Robinson, baker, High-street, Crayford. The thieves gained access to the animals by entering the yard from the ruins caused by the burning of the "Black Bull" public-house. The value of them was 8s., and were the property of Mr. Robinson.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FINCH Robert 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BAKER James 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

NASH John 1840-41+ (age 32 in 1841Census)

PULLEN Henry 1855+

PETHERICK William W 1861+ (age 37 in 1861Census)

READ W 1862+

MARTIN to Mar/1869

WILLS John 1874+

SHARP Ann 1881-82+ (widow age 67 in 1881Census)

JONES Alfred James to Dec/1890 Maidstone and Kentish Journal

WOODWARD William Frederick Dec/1890+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

JAMES John Selby Nesbitt 1896+

GEORGE Harry 1901+ (age 34 in 1901Census)

CAHILL Andrew 1903+ Kelly's 1903

LEPPER Ernest Alfred 1913+

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

 

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

CensusCensus

Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal

 

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