Sort file:- Gravesend, November, 2023.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 04 November, 2023.


Earliest 1843

Prince Regent

Latest 1970

71 Peppercroft Street


Prince Regent

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

Prince Regent 1895

Above photo circa 1895, kindly sent by Mark Hatcher.

Prince Regent

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

Gravesend plaque

Above plaque says the following:-


On the site of this car park once stood approximately 200 residential dwellings, public houses, places of worship and schools dating from the mid 19th century. The area was cleared in the mid 1960s as part of the town centre redevelopment.

This footpath follows the original line of Clarence Street and listed below are landmarks taken from an OS map dated 1865.

North Street, South Street, Peppercroft Street, Upper Milton British School. Zion Chapel. Milton hall, "Kings Arms Ph," "Prince Regent PH," "Victory PH," "Jolly Sailor PH," and the "Star Hotel."

Car park refurbishment funded by Gravesham Borough Council and Department for Communities and Local Government.

Prince Regent area

Above photo showing the area today (2013.) Windmill Hill is in the background.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just started to map out the pubs that exist or existed in Gravesend, but need local knowledge and photographs, old and current if you have any.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation. Every email is answered and all information referenced to the supplier.

This page will be updated as soon as further information is found.


Southeastern Gazette, 22 March 1853.


Friday. (Before J. Saddington, Esq. Mayor, R. Oakes and C. Spencer, Esqrs.)

Assault with Intent.

George Douglas, sergeant in the 69th regiment, was charged with a felonious assault on the wife of Corporal Collingham, of the same regiment.

The complainant, Mrs Sarah Collingham, who is but 19 years old, stated that Douglas had called on Monday, at her lodgings, in Wakefield-street, to desire her to wait upon an officer’s lady, who wanted her children nursed. She accordingly went with him, and entered into an agreement with the lady, in Harmer-street, and when she left the sergeant was waiting to go with her to the "Fountain Inn," to see her sister. He treated her there to a glass of rum, and in the evening, at five o’clock, called again at her lodgings, when; wishing to get rid of him, she walked out as far as the "Prince Regent," Peppercroft-street, where they had more rum, and, being in a room alone, the sergeant locked the door, and assaulted her in the manner complained of. She screamed, but no one came to her aid, and as soon as she could get away she went and informed her husband. On cross-examination the prosecutrix made several important admissions; that she had changed her dress in the sergeant’s presence before going to Harmer-street, and that in the course of the day she had drunk, at his expense, a glass of gin, two glasses of rum, and three glasses of rum and water; that she had gone up stairs with him at the "Prince Regent," thinking; no harm, as he was a friend and was present at her wedding;" and that, after the offence, they had walked arm-in-arm down Peppercroft-street.

The Bench were of opinion that both parties had been intoxicated, and guilty of great impropriety; but the charge before them could not be sustained. They therefore dismissed the case.


South Eastern Gazette, 29 November 1853.


Monday. (Before W. F. Dobson, Esq., Mayor, R. Oakes, Ditcbburn, and E. Lacey, Esqrs.)

Sarah Barnaschina, the veteran Cyprian, appeared before the bench under the following circumstances. Mr. White elated that information was given to him, that the woman had got possession of a 10 note, and had sold it to Mr. Dawes, the landlord of the "Prince Regent," for a sovereign; he, Mr. White, made certain inquiries, and ascertained that to a certain extent the statement was true, and Mr. Dawes had given him up the note.

Mr. Dawes stated that the woman wanted him to give her five pounds for the note, saving that she meant to sell it, and that she had been offered three pounds for it; he refused to give her what she wanted, and told her that no doubt the gentleman who had given it to her, would find out his mistake, and claim it; but he offered to lend her a sovereign upon it, and she took the sovereign and left the note with him, and he had given it up to the police.

A man named Johnson, living in Peppercroft-street, stated that on Saturday the woman informed him that she had been with two gentlemen at his house, and that they had left behind them a 10 note, which she had sold to Mr. Dawes for 9, he refusing to give any more for it, lest the gentlemen might have known the number of it. He, Mr. Johnson, gave information to the police, and Dawes hearing of that, then and not till then gave the note up. The Bench directed Mr. White to detain the note until he should have made further inquiries concerning it.




HOPPER Thomas 1824+

SPARKS Robert (the executors of) 1839

HILLS Charles 1841+ (age 45 in 1841Census)

PANNELL Charles 1847+

DAWES Mr 1853+

SAYER John 1855-65+ (age 67 in 1861Census)

ADSLEY Henry Thomas 1878+

SKILLEN Thomas Mar/1879+ Gravesend Reporter

BRUIN Arthur F 1881+ (age 58 in 1881Census)

CHOAT James 1882+

HILL Edward Thomas 1891+

KEARSEY J circa 1895

SMITH Alfred 1903+ Kelly's 1903

WATTS Frederick Arthur 1913-22+

PARKER Ted 1948+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Gravesend ReporterGravesend Reporter


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