Sort file:- Deptford, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 22 August, 2021.


Earliest 1826-

Navy Arms

Closed 2007+

60 (27) New King Street

St. Paul


Navy Arms 2007

Above photo March 2007. Taken by Matt Martin.


The Kentish Mercury says it was a beer house under consideration for closure due to redundancy in 1908.

The pub close some time after 2007 and has been converted for residential use.


From the Kentish Independent, Saturday 1 September, 1849.


Margaret Howlett was charged by Mr. William Galer, landlord of the "Navy Arms Inn," Deptford, with breaking two of his windows. The defendant went to the house in a state of intoxication, and created a disturbance, to the annoyance of the customers. She was ordered to go away, but refused, and by the recommendation of a policeman he put her out, when she instantly broke his windows. In answer to a question, the defendant said it was the fourth time she had been at the court. Mr. Traill said he was sure it was nearer four score; and in default of paying the damage, she was committed to the house of correction for fourteen days.


Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 12 September 1868.

Wilful murder at Deptford.

An adjourned inquest was held before Mr. Paine, at Guy's Hospital, on Thursday, to enquire into the circumstances connected with the death of Patrick Desmond, 24 years of age, who had died from a number of stabs received a short time since.

On Sunday week, about 9 o'clock at night, Jeremiah Toomey was sitting asleep in the "Fishing Smack" beer house, King Street, Deptford, when he was robbed of 4s. 6d. by Desmond, the latter of whom went away, and was pursued by Toomey, who was seen to sharpen a knife, and heard to say that he would put 3 inches of it into the man who had robbed him. Evidence was given to show that the two men were seen together in the "Navy Arms" public house afterwards, when Toomey invited Desmond into the street, and shortly afterwards a shadow of a man using a knife was seen through the window, followed by a cry from Desmond, who had been stabbed. The man was afterwards removed to Guy's Hospital, where he expired.

The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Jeremiah Toomey, who has absconded.



JONES Edward 1826+

WARD James 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

HUBBLE Benjamin 1840+

LUCK Edward 1848+

GAYLOR William 1849-May/1851

Last pub licensee had STANTON Charles William May/1851-Feb/52

WHITE Mary Feb-May/1852

TWEDDELL John Thomas May-Sept/1852

MERRY Thomas Sept/1852-58+

HUMBY Henry 1861+ (age 29 in 1861Census)

PRICE Thomas Aug/1866+

ADAMS James 1869+

FOWLER Mary Anne 1871+ (widow age 60 in 1871Census)

ARTHUR Alfred 1881+ (age 32 in 1881Census)

ANDREWS William 1891-95+

FASSNIDGE Charles 1899+

HOOK H 1908 Kentish Mercury

CASSIDY George John 1911+ (age 28 in 1911Census)

VILES Reuben 1915-44+

PRIESTLY R G Mr & Mrs 1950+

BATES F J Mr & Mrs 1952+



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


Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury


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