DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1849

Crown and Thistle (Crumpet)

Open 2014+

44 The Terrace

Gravesend

Crown and Thistle

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Crown and Thistle

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Crown and Thistle 2014

Above photos 17 July 2014, kindly supplied by Roy Moore.

Crown and Thistle sign 1986Crown and Thistle sign 2014

Above sign left, August 1986. Sign right 2014.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

It has been known locally as the "Crown and Crumpet" for many long years based on the days of sailors and notoriety. The sea school once being a few hundred yards down the road.

The license was refused by the magistrates in September 1849, although the premises must have regained its license by 1855.

Local news from Jason Kemsley tells me the following:- "I have heard that the "Crown and Thistle" in the Terrace will be closing later this month. (September 2015). Always sad to hear of the closure of an old traditional pub but such is the way of the world these days.
 

LICENSEE LIST

COLYER Edward Sabery 1849-62+

JEFFREY Frederick 1863-74

JEFFREY Emma Mrs 1875-79

WALTER Edward W 1880

WILLIAMS George 1881-88

SIMONS David Junior 1889-1921

WELLS George T 1906 (owner)

LUKES Henry William 1921-31

TADHUNTER J 1931-34

CHILMAID Bertie 1938+

http://www.pubshistory.com/CrownThistle.shtml

 

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