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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1850

(Name from)

Somerset Arms

Open 2013+

10-11 Darnley Road

Gravesend

Somerset Arms 2008

Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Somerset Arms 2012

Photos taken on 17 May, 2012 from http://www.flickr.com by emdjt24.

Somerset Arms

Photo date unknown from http://www.flickr.com by John Law.

Somerset Arms sign 1986

Above sign, March 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Open in 1843 as the "Exmouth Arms" the pub changed name in 1850.

 

From The Era 9 September 1849.

"Somerset Arms," Somerset-street.

Mr. Sharland applied for Sophia Hitchcock, whose house stood near the railway station, and stated that since the opening of the line a great increase had taken place in the number of visitors to the town, for he had heard from the chairman of the South-Eastern Railway, that during the first four weeks after the opening of the line two hundred thousand had availed themselves of that means of communication. His client's premises contained thirteen rooms, and were in every respect suited for a tavern, and if licensed, would afford much accommodation to passengers and servants of the railway company.

License granted.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HITCHCOCK Sophia 1849+

MILSTEAD Misses Eliza & Agnes 1855+

MILSTED Mrs 1858+

FRONTIGON James 1861-62+ (age 28 in 1861Census)

YOUNGS G C 1865+

KNIGHT Henry Richard 1874+

SIMMONS William 1881 (age 41 in 1881Census)

1882/Mrs Kezia Humphrey

CURD George Henry 1891-1913+ (age 51 in 1901Census)

TAYLOR Francis 1922+

JOHNSON William G 1930-38+

MUNDAY Mr & Mrs W P 1953+

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