DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1707-

George

Latest 1872+

High Street

Chatham

 

The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-

1700-1707

T2. Premises in Chatham and Rochester [including the "Tobacco Roll," the "George" and "King's Head;" several messuages, stables and shops on the North side High Street; several messuages in Holborn Lane and Globe Lane, including a bakehouse, all in Chatham; 2 tenements in Love Lane, St. Margaret’s, Rochester; ground, part of the Town Ditch, St, Nicholas, Rochester; Room Lane Farm (63 acres), Chatham] (30 docs.)

(Original bundle no. 2)

1816-1821

E152. Rome Lane farm and land, and premises in Globe Lane [including The "George," and The "Dover Castle"] (1 bundle)

 

From the above information I can say the pub can be traced to being open as early as some time between 1700 and 1707.

The Licensing Records of 1872 states that the premises was operating a Full License and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham. It also gave two licensees in the same year.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

ALLEN Robert 1838+ Wright's Topography 1838

HOLLIDAY Susan 1872+ Licensing Records 1872

 

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

 

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