Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.


Earliest 1862-


Latest ????

208-210 High Street/262 High Street


Angel 2017

Above photo, circa 2017, by Darkstar, showing 210 High Street.

262 High Street 2017

Above Google image, 2017, showing 262 High Street.


Looking at the above two images of the High Street, the first being 210 the second being 262, we know the former "Angel" used to have both as the address, it looks to me as if the latter is more likely to be the building in question. Local knowledge definitely needed here.

210 today (2017) appears to be a modern looking building now operating as a Lloys TSB bank outlet, whilst for 262, the building looks relatively old and is operating as a gambling place with slot machines.

The premises was operating under a Full License by 1872, and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham.

As well as having the above addresses through different periods of time, the 1881 census also gave an address of 13 Paddock Terrace and in 1891 as 13 New Road. Someone with an old map may be able to help with this one.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-


T39. Premises at Rochester, Gillingham, Frindsbury & Higham [including 2 messuages, High St., St. Nicholas; 3 messuages next to The "Cossack," Delce Lane; 4 messuages next to the "Royal George," High Street; 1 messuage next to the "Angel," all in St, Margaret's, Rochester; Quarrington House, High Street, Gillingham; farm at Frindsbury and Higham; and l messuage near the "Falstaff," Higham) (1 bundle)




ALDRIDGE John Thomas (Junior) 1862-91+ (age 40 in 1881Census) Licensing Records 1872

PANKHURST Beatrice A 1901+ (age 17 in 1901Census)

PANKHURST Thomas 1903-13+

TAYLOR H C 1922+

MASON Samuel 1930-38+


Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-