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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1629-

Green Man

Demolished 1970

1 Dartmouth Row

Blackheath

Green Man 1833

Above print, 1833.

Green Man print 1850

Above print circa 1850.

Green Man drawing

Above drawing, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Green Man pre 1868

Above photo, pre 1868.

 

Said to date as far back as 1629 and supposedly named after "Herne the Hunter," whom it is said had a group of worshippers who gathered in a cavern below the premises. Due to its location is subsequently became an important stopping point for coach traffic. It was also used as the headquarters of the oldest golf course in the world, the Royal Blackheath Golf Course. The original building was demolished in 1868 and replaced with a grand Victorian Style building. It was still operating in the 1950 and 60s, and they had a boxing area and held Sunday jazz sessions. Johnny Kidd and the Pirates once played there. The pub was unfortunately demolished in 1970 and replaced with a block of flats called Allison Close.

 

Blackheath map 1950

Above map 1950.

 

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Kentish Gazette 29 June 1768.

Last Saturday the Commissioners of the Highways met at the "Green Man," Blackheath, to fine and punish the act-breaking delinquents, when several waggoners were fined very considerable sums for over-weight, and others for insults to keepers of turnpikes, and other misdemeanours committed on the highway.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

???? 1826+

WHITMARSH Thomas 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CHAPLIN George 1841+ Census

WHITMARSH Thomas to Feb/1848

WHITMARSH Ann Feb/1848-66+

PETTIT Henry James 1874+

ORCHARD Eliza Susan 1881-91+ (widow age 53 in 1881Census)

PARSONS James 1896-1905+

LAMBERT George Percy 1908+

SMITH Ethel Mary Mrs 1911+

OSBORN George 1919+

DE WINTON DONNING John Eden & HICKEY Daniel 1938+

ROSE Archie 1944+

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

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

CensusCensus

 

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