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Sort file:- Gravesend, January, 2023.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 14 January, 2023.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1775

Hole in the Wall

Latest 1906

80 High Street

Gravesend

Hole in the Wall building 2018

Above photo 2018 showing 80 High Street.

 

This pub has been recorded as being in the High Street, situated at the end of a narrow passageway. I am informed that there is still a narrow passage way called Hole in the Wall Alley" that leads from the High Street to Princess Street which would of been Church Street back then.  I am not sure if the passage way led all the way through to the pub back then or maybe led to a courtyard.

Hole in the Wall Alley sign

Above sign showing the entrance to the alleyway mentioned above.

Hole in the Wall map 2015

Above map from Google 2015.

Hole in the Wall sky shot

Above location from Google.

 

It appears that in November 1846 the pub was seriously damaged in a fire if not totally destroyed. (Details here.)

After its closure the license was transferred to the "Albion Ale Shades" in 1910.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MARTIN John Rodney 1824-40+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WALTER Thomas J 1851+ (age 25 in 1851Census)

PATTISON Alexander 1855+

DAVIS Thomas B 1861-62+ (age 41 in 1861Census)

TWIST Isaac 1865-78+

BLACKMAN Thomas William Mar/1879-82+ (age 27 in 1881Census) Gravesend Reporter

COLLYER James 1891+ (listed as brewer's labourer age 54 in 1891Census)

LOTT Joshua B 1891+

HAYWARD George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

https://pubwiki.co.uk/HoleintheWall.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/holeinthewall.html

 

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

CensusCensus

Gravesend ReporterGravesend Reporter

 

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