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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1841-

(Name from)

Thanet Arms

Latest 1987+

(Name to)

The Street / Ashford Road

Hothfield

Thanet Arms circa 1987

Above photo circa 1987.

Former Thanet Arms 2011

Above photo 2011 by N Chadwick Creative Commons Licence.

 

Originally known as the "King's Head" the building can be traced to the 17th century. The east wing consists of 2 parallel ranges, running north and south, which were added in 1834 and I am assuming the pub changed name around this time.

At Hothfield near Ashford, the "Thanet Arms" remembers the Tufton family, Earls of Thanet for 200 years. The ninth earth, Sackville Tufton (1767-1825) was a notorious rogue who featured in a sensational trial, but his line died out in 1849. In honour of him it later changed name to the "Tufton Bailiffehouse."

 

From the Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 1 December 1883.

Deaths. Bean.

On the 10th November, at the "Thanet Arms," Hothfield, Henry Bean, in his 34th year.

 

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TAPPENDEN William 1841+ (age 45 in 1841Census)

COAST John 1858-71+ Census

BEAN Henry 1881-Dec/83 dec'd Census

BEAN Ellen 1891-1901+ (age 47 in 1891Census)

PALMER John 1911+ Census

 

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