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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1600s

King's Head

Latest 1841-

(Name to)

The Street

Hothfield

 

Originally called the King's Head Inn. The rear portion to the west is C17 or earlier timber-framed, refaced with red brick on the south and with a tiled pentice to the north. The east wing consists of 2 parallel ranges, running north and south, which were added in 1834. Two storeys red brick, the south wall tile-hung, the east range has a slate roof, the west range a tiled roof. Three sashes with glazing bars intact. The ground floor windows are triple sashes with cambered heads. Gabled porch with a stone in it inscribed "WR 1834". The pub changed name to the "Thanet Arms" probably around this time.

 

Derby Mercury, Friday 26 October, 1750.

Canterbury, October 27th. Last Tuesday evening on Challock Lees, Thomas Wise, a farmer at Boughton Aluph, was robbed of 20. and beat in a terrible manner; and ----- Gilmour, who keeps the "Kings Head" at Hothfield, was robbed about the same time of 9. These robberies were committed by a highwayman, well mounted, and (as 'tis said) on a dark brown gelding with a white slip in his face. The roague was genteelly dressed, and reckoned to be near 30 years of age. We hear he is known, and closely pursued.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GILMOUR ???? 1750+

 

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