DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Chatham, July, 2019.

Page Updated:- Friday, 26 July, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1779-

Dover Castle

Demolished 1980s

2 Globe Lane

Chatham

Dover Castle 1910

Above photo, circa 1910, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

 

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:-

1761-1779

T10. Premises in Chatham, Shorne and London [including several messuages on North side of High Street, with smiths' forge, 1 group of 9 messuages; land on corner of Whittle Alley and High Street, and 1 on corner of Globe Lane; the "Dover Castle," Globe Lane; several messuages in Holborn Lane, all in Chatham; windmill at Shorne Hill, Shorne; and land at Aldersgate Street, St. Botolph's, London, formerly containing 2 messuages] (16 docs.)
[Original bundle no. 13]

 

1822-1829

T16. Premises in Chatham and London [Including several messuages newly erected in 1829, in Holborn Lane; the "Dover Castle," Globe Lane; and messuage and wheelwright's shop, Room Lane, all in Chatham; messuage at no. 1 Long Lane, Aldersgate, London] (7 docs.) [Original bundle no. 20]

 

1819-1923

E36. The "Dover Castle" (1 bundle)

 

1816-1821

E152. Rome Lane farm and land, and premises in Globe Lane [including The "George," and The "Dover Castle"] (1 bundle)

 

The Licensing Records of 1872 states that the premises was operating a Full License and was owned by the Trustees of Watts Charity.

I am informed that the premised was demolished in the 1980s to make way for road improvements.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WILKINS Rob 1793+ Trade Directory 1793

GUY Francis Daniel 1832-51+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Census

JELL Rebecca 1Miss 1858-62+

SMITH Walter 1872-74+ Licensing Records 1872

RUCK Thomas 1881-82+ (age 30 in 1881Census)

RUCK Ellen 1891+ (widow age 53 in 1891Census)

RIDLER Ada Elizth Mrs 1901-03+ (widow age 36 in 1901Census)

LANE Charles 1911-22+ (age 50 in 1911Census)

HARRIS William Leonard 1930-38+

http://pubshistory.com/DoverCastle.shtml

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

 

Trade Directory 1793Universal British Directory of Trade 1793

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

CensusCensus

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:-

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