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Sort file:- Strood, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1781-

Red Lion

Closed 2005

1 Frindsbury Road

Strood

Red Lion 2010

Above photo 29 June 2010, from www.Flickr.com by Ben Levick.

Red Lion sign 1986?

Above sign, December 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

This was mentioned in a book called the "History of Strood" by Henry Smetham, published 1899 who says it was situated on the north-west end of Frindsbury Road.

The pub closed in 2005 and was converted into a convenience store.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

Kentish Gazette, 26 May, 1781.

Robbery.

On Sunday morning, May 20, 1781, the house belonging to Mr. Bowman, the "Red Lion," at Strood, Kent, was broke open, and the following things taken therefrom, viz, a Pint Can, marked IMB in a Cypher, two Table Spoons RMB, one ditto IB, six ditto MW, a Pair of Sugar Tongs D, Ditto Hing Ditto, a Breast Buckle, Free-masonry; a Table Cloth, a White Shirt and two Necklaces, new; a Parcel of Gold Rings, 7 Guineas in Gold, a large Quantity of Silver, five or six Pounds of bad Silver, a Quantity of Half-pence, some Pairs and odd Buttons, a Parcel of Fathings, many other Articles, and a Quantity of Writing's.

Whoever will give Information of the Person or Persons who committed this robbery, so that he, she, or they, be brought to Justice, shall receive 5 guineas rewards.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

BOWMAN Mr 1781+

HODGES William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PETT Sarah 1855-58+

SPREE John 1874-81+ (age 56 in 1881Census)

CHALLIS Jason 1891+

PERCIVAL James 1901-03+ (age 65 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WRIGHT Alexander George 1909-18+

HILL Charles Morris 1922-30+

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

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/redlion.html

 

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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