DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1841-

Six Bells Inn

Open 2013+

Village Green

Woodchurch

Six Bells 2013

Photo taken 5 January 2013 from http://www.flickr.com by Laura Buckingham.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 6 September 1864.

Application for Licenses.

Mr. Tassell, solicitor of Faversham, applied for spirit licenses for the following beer houses on behalf of Messrs. Shepperd and Mares, Brewers.

The "Six Bells," kept by Mr. Dive Brissenden.......

Mr. Mace, solicitor of Tenterden, opposed the application for a license for the "Six Bells," Woodchurch, on behalf of Mr. Fullagar, landlord of the "Bonny Cravat," an inn adjoining. 

 

Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette 09 September 1865.

LICENSING DAY.

The licenses of the public houses in the Ashford division were renewed. The following new licenses were applied for:

...

Mr. Langham, sen., solicitor, Hastings, applied for a license for the "Six Bells" beershop, Woodchurch, kept by Dive Brissenden. The application was opposed by Mr. Mace, solicitor, of Tenterden.

...

The Bench retired to consider the applications, and on returning into Court announced that they had decided to refuse all of them with the exception of that for the "Man of Kent." Ashford, kept by William Richard Brown, and for that house they had decided to grant a license.

 

From the Maidstone and Kentish Journal, 6 Sept, 1869.

Frederick Blackman, of Woodchurch, appeared to a summons, charged with assaulting Mr. Terry, landlord of the "Six Bells Inn," Woodchurch.

Mr. Minter, solicitor, of Folkestone, appeared for the defendants, who had one of his eyes blacked, as was stated, from a blow given him by the complainant when defending himself.

Mr. Terry deposed to Mr. Hillier, landlord of the "Bonny Cravat," coming into his house late at night with several other person's, and asking for beer. He refused to serve it, and the beer was brought in from the "Bonny Cravat." He seized one quart of beer brought in, and defendant poured it over him. He then threw another quart of beer out doors, and then defendant knocked him backwards.

He knocked him down 2 or 3 times afterwards, and it was half past one before complainant could get his house cleared.

In cross examination by Mr. Minter, complainant denied that he took hold of defendant for the purpose of putting him out of the house. Steven Baker corroborated this statement.

The defence was that complainant the attempted to put defendant out of the house, and committed the first assault. Three witnesses were called in support of this.

The magistrates convicted the defendant, and fined him 2 10s., and 1 17s. costs, or one month.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BRISSENDEN Dive 1841-65+ (age 40 in 1841Census)

TERRY Thomas 1869-1901+ (also farmer age 52 in 1891Census)

TERRY Celia Mrs 1818+

WOOD George 1922+

SMITH H W 1930+

GASSON Charles Albert 1938+

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