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Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, March, 2019.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 30 March, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Cross Keys

Open 2019+

236-238 (120) St Johns Road (London Road 1851Census)

Southborough

Royal Tunbridge Wells

01892 536516

http://www.crosskeystw.co.uk

https://www.whatpub.com/cross-keys

Above photo, circa 1900.

Cross Keys 1970

Above photo, circa 1970.

Cross Keys 2014 Cross Keys bar 2012

Above photo showing the bar area 2012.

Cross Keys sign 2014

Top photo and sign taken by Paul Skelton, 11 April, 2014.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 31 October, 1873.

TEMPORARY AUTHORITY.

Temporary authority to carry on the business of the "Cross Keys," St. John’s-road, was granted to Mr Charles Lamb.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 9 January 1874.

LICENSING BUSINESS.

The license of the "Cross Keys Inn" was transferred from the executors of the late George Witley to Mr. Charles Lamb.

 

Sussex Agricultural Express 27 January 1891.

The "Cross Keys," at the Lew, Tunbridge Wells, was similarly transferred from Charles Lamb to Mark Hiscock.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, 16 April 1948.

Woman ex-licensee dies aged 92.

Well-known in Tunbridge Wells, where she was a licensee for 12 years, and in Tonbridge, where she had lived for a great part of her 93 years. Mrs. Rosanna Filewood, of 94, Barden-road, Tonbridge, died on Saturday.

Born at Whitstable, Mrs. Filewood first came to Tunbridge Wells in 1900, where her husband was licensee of the "Cross Keys." On his death in 1907 she successfully carried on the business until 1919 and became a well-known popular figure.

In 1933, after a short stay at Hastings, she came to Tonbridge.

The funeral service was at Tunbridge Wells Cemetery on Wednesday.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PECKHAM Edward 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TWORT James 1851+ (age 28 in 1851Census)

SHAW Nimrod 1858+

NEWMAN Caroline Elizabeth Mrs 1862+

WELLER T Mr to July/1873 Kent and Sussex Courier

WHIBLEY/WHITLEY George July-Oct/1873 dec'd Kent and Sussex Courier

LAMB Charles Oct/1873-Jan/91 (age 49 in 1881Census)

HISCOCK Mark Jan/1891-1901+ (age 50 in 1901Census)

HEWITT Ernest John 1903+

FILEWOOD Mr to 1907 dec'd

FILEWOOD Rosanna Mrs 1907-19 (age 55 in 1911Census)

GARDNER Arthur W 1922-38+

http://pubshistory.com/CrossKeys.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=TW.Xkeys

 

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