DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dartford, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 15 October, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Crown and Anchor

Latest 1966

(Name to)

80 High Street

Dartford

Crown and Anchor 1921

Above photo, circa 1921, kindly sent by Brian Brockie, who says if they are tram wires overhead it's probably later.

Crown and Anchor 1930

Above postcard, circa 1930, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Crown and Sceptre 1937

Above photo taken in 1937 during the King George VI's coronation. Kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Crown and Anchor 1955

Above photo 1955.

Crown and Anchor 1955

Above postcard a coloured one of the above, 1955, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

The pub is believed to be the home of Kentish rebel Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. An insolent tax collecter is said to have indecently assaulted Tyler's daughter whilst at the house collecting payment, and was killed by Tyler with a hammer when he found out about the deed. Tyler became a popular hero, and progressed to leading the uprising against serfdom, the hated poll tax, and other grievances. The rebels met with the young King, Richard II, at Smithfield, where Tyler was wounded by the Mayor of London, William Walworth, and Tyler was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, but Walworth had him dragged away and beheaded.

See Dartford Map 1905.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SEARS Richard 1824+

HARRIS James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

JOHNSON William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

STILE Richard 1840+

MARTIN William 1855-61+ (age 66 in 1861Census)

TILE Richard B 1862-82+ (age 72 in 1881Census)

PHILLIPS Benjamin J 1903+ Kelly's 1903

LIGHT 1913/Harry P Light

LIGHT Harry Percy 1911-38 (age 31 in 1911Census)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/CrownAnchor.shtml

 

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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