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Page Updated:- Friday, 04 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1789-

Swan Hotel

Latest 1956

(Name to)

Open 2019+

Queen Street

Sandhurst

01580 850260

https://www.whatpub.com/swan

 

I have reference to this being called the "White Swan" in Pigot's Directory of 1828.

No idea how old the pub was but it used to stand next to the "Canterbury Bell." Both pubs were demolished and a new one built and the names amalgamated to become the "Canterbury Swan."

 

Kentish Gazette 17 July 1789.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION.

On Tuesday the 21st of July Instant,
At the "Swan," in Sandhurst, in the County of Kent.

At Four o'clock in the Afternoon, A New-built Messuage or Tenement, fit for the Residence of a small Family, containing a very good Kitchen and Parlour, being boarded and wainscotted in a very substantial and neat Manner; Three Chambers, also fitted up in a neat Manner, and an exceeding good Brewhouse or Washouse with Oven, Coppers, and other necessaries compleat; together with a Stable and Hay Lodge, and about thirteen Acres of Meadow and Pasture Land (in three Pieces) adjoining each other with several Pits and Shaws of Underwood on the Premises, in which, and the Hedgerows, and several Pieces of Oak Timber fit to fell, many others in a growing State, and a great Number of fine young Saplings or Tillers.

The Premises are situate near the Road from Megrims Hill to Sandhurst Church, and are now in the Occupation of the Owners, so that immediate Possession can be given to a Purchaser. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Turner, or of Mr. Redford Attorney at Law, in Hawkhust July 9, 1789.

 

By 2019 it appears that the Canterbury has been lost and the pub is operating under the simpler and original name of the "Swan" again.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PAINE Samuel 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (White Swan)

MILLS Stephen 1858-61+ (age 53 in 1861Census)

WRIGHT James 1881+ (age 43 in 1881Census)

KNOWLES Francis Samuel 1913+

MADDEN Joseph 1918+

MADDEN Winifred Mrs 1922+

SHIRLEY-MALLION E Miss 1930+

THOMPSON Frank 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/SwanHotel.shtml

 

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

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

CensusCensus

 

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