DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Chatham, September, 2019.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 07 September, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1819-

Granby Head

Latest 1858+

(Name to)

107-109 High Street

Chatham

 

I am informed by Tony Smith that:- "The "Granby Coffee Tavern" or "Granby Head" as it was also known was taken over in about 1850 and renamed "The Railway Saloon". It was later renamed again as "The Railway Tavern".

 

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:-

1821-1830

T17. Premises in Chatham and London [including the Globe Field (6 acres) the Eight Acre Field, and parts of the Eleven Acre and Well Fields, all part of Room Lane Farm, the "Granby Head," "King's Head," "Hit and Miss" and 6 small tenements, High Street; and 3 messuages in Holborn Lane, all in Chatham; 1 messuage at no. 115 Aldersgate Street, London. Many documents have plans] (11 docs.) [Original bundle no. 21]

 

1832-1835

T18. Premises in Chatham and Rochester [including 6 messuages in Love Lane St. Margaret's, Rochester; parts of the Eleven and Twelve Acre Fields, Room Lane Farm; several messuages in Holborn Lane; and several messuages , including the "Horn" and "Granby Head," on the North side of High Street, all in Chatham] (9 docs.) [Original bundle no, 22]

 

1841-1836

E13. The "Granby Head" public house at nos, 107 and 109 (1 bundle)
 

The Licensing Records of 1872 named this as the "Granby Coffee House" and it held a Full License and was owned by Trustees of the Watts Charity. I believe this was operating inside the premises of what was now called the "Railway Saloon" or "Railway Tavern." The O.S. map of 1866 certainly states it as the "Railway Tavern."

 

LICENSEE LIST

WELLER Ths 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BROOKER Ths Carrey 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BRODKER Susan 1838+ Wright's Topography 1838

HARRISON Mr to 1852

???? 1872+ Licensing Records 1872

 

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

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

 

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