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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Gibraltar Hotel

Latest ????

New Road (Gibralta Row 1828)

Chatham

Gibralta Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, also showing the Waghorn Memorial.

Gibraltar Hotel

Above photo date unknown showing the "Gibraltar Hotel" on the right.

 

From the Maidstone Gazette and West Kent Courier, 9 March 1830.

Freehold Estate. Land tax redeemed.

Ordnance place, Chatham, to be sold by auction, by T. W. Wood.

On Monday, 15th of March, 1830, at 6 o'clock in the evening, at the "Gibraltar Inn," New Road, Chatham, (subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced, unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.)

A Freehold Estates, situated in Fort Pitt Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham in two lots.

Lot 1 comprises of Brick, Tiled, and Weather boarded house, containing two Parlours, two Chambers, two Atticks, Kitchen, Cellar, Wash House, and Garden, now in the occupation of John Church, tenant at will, at the yearly rent of 13.

Lot 2 consists of four Dwelling houses, adjoining to Lot 1, each containing a Sitting room, two Bedrooms, and Cellar, with Wash houses, Garden, &c, in the occupation of Mr. John Lomas, and others, producing a rent of 30 per annum.

 

South Eastern Gazette 08 May 1832.

GIBRALTAR TAVERN, NEW ROAD, CHATHAM.

Michael Richardson, (From Maidstone) Begs respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public that he has taken the above House, which he has fitted up with excellent Beds and every accommodation for Travellers.

Wines and Spirits of the first quality. Dinners at a short notice in the best style.

STABLING FOR HORSES, AND AT LIVERY.

In which every care is taken as to cleanliness, air, and food.

LOCK-UP COACH HOUSES.

The utmost attention paid in every department of the Establishment.

The situation is truly delightful, commanding views of the river, the town, and environs - the air most salubrious, and although close to the town is yet free from the fog and smoke generally so annoying in great towns.

NEAT SINGLE HORSE CHAISE, AND SADDLE HORSE TO LET.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 11 February, 1860.

SUICIDE

On Wednesday morning a private soldier, named Mortimer, of the 6th Carbineers, committed suicide by drowning himself near the "Gibraltar Inn." An inquest was held on Thursday afternoon, and a verdict of temporary insanity was returned.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

 

The Licensing Directory of 1872 states the premises held a Full License and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham.

 

This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

LICENSEE LIST

QUESTED Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

RICHARDSON William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DIVE Anthony Philip 1838-40+ Wright's Topography 1838

GIBBONS Hillier 1851+ Census

BURFORD Sampson D 1862-91+ (also wholesale fishmonger & horse dealer age 59 in 1881Census) Licensing Records 1872

KENT James John 1903+

WRIGHT John 1913-22+

STOCKER Ernest 1930+

STOKERb Mary A Mrs 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/GibraltarHotel.shtml

 

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

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

CensusCensus

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

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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