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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1864-

(Name from)

Rose Tavern

Latest ????

High Street

Chatham

Above photo, circa 1870 showing the High Street with the "Horn" central. Kindly sent by Tony Smith.

Tony Smith who kindly sent the image says:- This one is difficult to make out so I've put in an arrow to show its position a little better. Just along from the "Railway Tavern," it was probably demolished before 1900 as there was quite a bit of redevelopment going on in this part of the High Street at that time.

 

The pub was situated on the waters edge two doors below Higgin's Yard.

I have only found the one reference to this establishment at present and that was in the Licensing Records of 1872. The records stated that the premises had previously burnt down and that had originally held a Full License. Unfortunately no further details including address were given.

Further research from 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:-

1850-1864

T31. The "Hit or Miss," otherwise called the "Rose," adjoining fishmongers shop, and several messuages behind it, High Street (3 docs.)

It seems to me the premises must have changed name between 1850 and 1864.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HODGEMAN James 1861+ (Mariner age 35 in 1861Census)

No one 1872 Licensing Records 1872 (probably closed)

 

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

 

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