Sort file:- Gravesend, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 04 October, 2021.


Earliest 1828-

Hit or Miss

Latest 1929

(New building)

3 Clifton Marine Parade / Underscore (Bath House Pigot's Directory 1828-29)


Hit or Miss

Above photo July 1890. Kindly sent by Jason Kemsley.

Hit or Miss 1905

Above photo 1905. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Hit or Miss

Above photo, date unknown, by Tom Baines.


There is reference to an old building prior to 1929 which I believe the above photo to show, and a new building after 1929.

The name was derived from the fact their garden area was used for archery practise.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 13 September 1856.

Gravesend. Pocket Picking.

On Tuesday last, a purse containing a half-sovereign, half-crown and a six-pence, was stolen from the person of Miss Dale, daughter of Mr. Dale, of the "Hit or Miss," on the Shore, Gravesend, supposed while she was crossing the Town Pier. Also on Thursday last the sum of 5s. 4d. in silver was stolen from the person of Miss Outred, residing at the "Hit or Miss."


Burials St Peter & St Paul, Milton next Gravesend. 1846-1864.

15 Sep 1859 Sarah Phillips, Hit or Miss, Gravesend aged 79.


From the Gravesend reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 15 May 1880.

Mary Loft, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all person's having any claim upon the estate of Mary Loft, late of the "Hit or Miss Tavern," Marine Parade, Gravesend, in the county of Kent, Tavern Keeper, Widow, deceased, (who died on the first day of March, 1880, and whose will was proved by Stephen Sunnucks, the younger, and Charles William Tadman, the Executors thereof, on the 22nd day of March, 1880, in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice), are hereby required forthwith to send the particulars of their Claims to us; and all person's indebted to the said deceased are hereby required forthwith to pay the amount of their debts to us.

Dated this 13th day of May, 1880.

Sharland and Hatton, Courthouse, Gravesend, solicitors to the said executive.



STEADMAN William 1824-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BARGROVE Jonathan 1840+

DALE James Jackson 1851-58+ (age 41 in 1851Census)

BARGROVE John 1861-62+ (age 28 in 1861Census)

LOFT Thomas Beale 1865+

LOFT Mary 1871-Mar/80 dec'd (age 57 in 1871Census)

SUMMERS Frederick 1881-91 (age 34 in 1881Census)

TUFFEE Edwin John 1891+ (age 26 in 1891Census)

PEARSON Philip S 1901+ (age 61 in 1901Census)

PEARSON P G 1903+ Kelly's 1903

WEBB George 1905-22+

New building


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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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