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Sort file:- Dartford, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 13 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1707-

(Name from?)

Crown(e)

Closed 1914

49 (40Kelly's 1903) High Street

Dartford

Dartford pubs drawing 1798

Above engraving 1798, showing what I believe to be the following signs and building attached:- (Red) "Bull's Head," (Yellow) "Black Boy," (Torquoise) "Royal Exchange," (Orange) "New Inn," "Dark Blue) "White Hart," (Pink) "Crown," (Green) "Kentish Arms."

Dartford pubs 1798

Royal Exchange and Crown

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin. Also showing the "Royal Exchange."

Crown

Above photo, date unknown.

Crowne location 2009

Above Google image, September 2009.

Crown Inn location 2019

Above photo 2019, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

 

Listed as being present in 1707 from the Alehouse Keepers Recognizance's of 1707.

This was a tied "Fleet Brewery" pub in 1865 when the brewery was put up for auction.

I believe the pub finally closed its doors around 1914.

There is also listed another "Crowne" in the same document and in the same location of High Street, but I am assuming that this is an error of duplication and not two pubs with the same name in the same street in the same year.

Today, (2016) an Iceland store stands where the pub used to.

See Dartford Map 1905.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HUMPHREYS John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

WILLINGHAM John 1832-40+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WHITE Thomas 1858+

HARDS William 1862-74+

MUNNS James Edward 1881-82+ (age 26 in 1881Census)

SYMES Samuel 1901-03+ (age 47 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BALDOCK Benjamin Ted 1913+

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

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/crown.html

 

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

 

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