Sort file:- Gravesend, March, 2024.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 02 March, 2024.


Earliest 1836

(Name from)

Mitre Hotel

Closed 1970

21 King Street


Mitre Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.

Mitre Hotel 1930

Above photo 1930.

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Mitre Hotel

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

Mitre Hotel 1971

 Above photo, circa 1971. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Mitre Arms 1980s

Above photo circa 1980s. The poster on the building of the pub is advertising Mr. Buster Bloodvessel. (Not sure if this is the correct photo. Help required. Paul Skelton.)

Mitre Hotel location 2007

Above photo showing the location in June 2007.

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King Street has also been known as St. Thomas Street and Pelican Row.

Originally known as the "Pelican and Punchbowl" from 1726 to 1795, then changing name to the "Duke of York" in that year, till 1836 when it changed again to the "Mitre."

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

Finally closing in 1970 and being demolished one year after in 1971 to make way for an estate agents and pawn-brokers.


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Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 23 June 1860.

Cautions of fly drivers.

Charles Fothergill, driver of number 41 fly, was charged on the information of Sergeant Martin with loitering in King Street at the door of the "Mitre Hotel" on Wednesday afternoon last.

The defendant said he was waiting for a fair who had engaged him and he was in the "Mitre."

Sergeant Martin said he watched the defendant for some time and could perceive he was waiting to go on the stand in Parrock Street when the vacancy occurred.

The defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.



GOODALE Charles1847-51+ (age 25 in 1851Census)

GARDNER Matthew 1851-55+ (age 37 in 1851Census)

GARDNER Emma 1858-82+ (age 43 in 1861Census)

WHIFFEN David 1891+

MOTT H 1913+

DAVIS Zillah Mrs 1922+


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