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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1701

Blue Anchor

1958

Egg Pie Lane

Wickhurst

Leigh

 

The address has also been given as Philpott's Lane. The building can be traced back to 1701 and was serving beer till its closure in 1958 and is now a private house.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 26 September, 1873.

AN INNKEEPER OUT ON THE SPREE.

William Jenner, inn keeper, of Sevenoaks Weald, ("New Inn, Plaxtol) and Mark Hills, of the City of Westminster, police constable, were summoned for being drunk, violent, quarrelsome, and disorderly in the "Blue Anchor" beerhouse, Leigh, on the 12th inst., and refusing to quit when requested to do so by the landlord, Richard Gasson.

Mr. Palmer supported the case, and said the charge against Hills had been withdrawn.

Caroline Gasson, the daughter of the landlord, said that on the night of the 12th inst., at about eight o’clock, the defendant Jenner and a man named Hills were in the house, and the defendant called her mother very bad names. Her father told him to be quiet and go out, when the defendant threw his arms about and swore he would kill her father in his own house. He was again requested to leave but he refused to do so, and was very violent. The other man Hills remained in the house for an hour and a half.

Mrs. Caroline Gasson, the wife of the landlord, said she saw the defendant call at the house, and she corroborated her daughter’s statement. She also added that on Thursday evening she saw the defendant with P.C. Irwin, when he said it would be her worst day’s work if ever she went against him, he would ruin her.

P.C. Irwin said he saw the defendant, when he accompanied Mrs. Gasson to him, and then he said it would be the worst day's work she ever did if she went against him.

Defendant denied that he was drunk, or said the words imputed to him, or that he was ordered to leave. When they went in his friend called for a pint of beer, but when he made his appearance they took it away.

The Bench fined the defendant £2 and 19s costs, and added that the defendant’s conduct in this case had been most outrageous. He, a man keeping a public-house himself to go to another public-house, was, they thought, extremely disgraceful. Not only that, he had threatened the parties in the case to do them harm, and they considered the case a bad one.

The case against Hills was withdrawn, it was stated, by the consent of Major Scoones, Mr. Palmer suggesting 'because he was a policeman.’

 

LICENSEE LIST

GASSON Richard 1862-82+ (also farmer age 60 in 1881Census)

BALDWIN William 1886-32+ (also farmer age 48 in 1901Census)

STURT Harriet Mrs 1938-39+ (age 56 in 1939)

SEAL Bernard 1953-57+

http://pubshistory.com/BlueAnchor.shtml

 

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=Le.BlueA

 

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