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26 Sept 1846

Flower of Kent

Open 2020+

135 Lewisham Road

New Cross

020 8694 4936

Flower of Kent 2019

Above photo 2019.


Now part of Greater London, this area was indeed Kent before 1965. Hence, I will be adding information regarding this pub as and when I find or it is sent to me, but at present I'll be concentrating on the areas that are within the Kent boundary today.

Your help is appreciated, and every email is answered.

I have also seen this addressed as in St. Paul, Deptford and also Brockley.


Kentish Independent, Friday 28 September 1906.

The Reason Why.

Mr. S. G. Gore, proprietor of the "Flower of Kent" Brockley, submitted plans for a proposed alteration, before which he applied for sanction. In response to a question from the bench, he said that when he took the house he told them the truth then, before he lived on the premises, with the exception of two nights. Lately, in consequence of an illness, he had taken a house elsewhere, though he still lived on the premises whenever he could. He was there the first in the morning and the last at night, he had a suite of rooms there, and was responsible for the conduct of everything. If the law required more, he would be only too willing to comply with it.

The chairman:- The Bench, when they grant licences, require a licensee to live - to sleep - on the premises; to sleep there every night.

Mr. Gore:- Every night?

The Chairman:- Yes; of course. I sleep at home every night.

Following a consultation, the Bench refused the application.



PULINGER 26/Sept/1846-Feb/48 (New Licence)

WEBB Mary Ann Mrs Feb/1848-56+

WEBB Thomas 1858-62+ (age 32 in 1861Census)

WOODWELL Maria Aug/1866+ Kentish Independent

WRIGHT Abraham 1881+ (age 37 in 1881Census)

BREW T 1896+

SALTER Richard T 1904+

GORE Sidney James 1906-11+

GORE Sidney Ernest 1919+

STEVENS Fras 1944+



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