Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.


Earliest 1769-


Latest ????

131 High Street


Globe 1800

Above image circa late 1800s.


Above photo 1930s. "Red Lion" extreme right, "Globe" centre of picture.

131 High Street

Above photo circa 2017 by Darkstar, showing 131 High Street. I am not convinced this is the pub.


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:-


T38. Premises at Chatham, Maidstone and Milton-next-Sittingbourne [including land next to the "Sun Tavern;" The "Globe Hotel;" The "United Service;" The "Criterion" beershop; the "Red Lion;" and cafe, formerly the "General Havelock," all in High Street, Chatham; land, part of Room Lane Farm, Old Maidstone Road, Chatham; Fant Farm, Maidstone; Church Field (29 acres). Church Farm, Milton next Sittingbourne] (8 docs.)



The Licensing Records of 1872 also give reference to another "Globe" situated in High Street/Ordnance Place, where a William Lackford was the holder of the unlicensed premises, but it also indicated that it was a Beer only license.

This premises in 1872 was owned by Edwards Winch and held a Full License.

Up to and including 1974 the address was given as 100 High Street.


Kentish Gazette 22 February 1769.

William Poole, Hat-maker, Next Door to the "Old Globe," in Chatham makes and sells all sorts of men's and boys hats, ladies riding hats, etc. Wholesale and retail, on the lowest terms.

N. B. Hats in general cocked in the most neatest and fashionable manner.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 03 August 1819.

Capital Inn, at Chatham, to let.

The "Globe Inn," at Chatham, most desirable situated in the High Street, at the corner of Globe Lane; which is the principal thoroughfare to the Dockyard, Barracks, Brompton, &c.

This house has long had a very considerable run of trade, and from its situation there is no doubt of its continuing to be one of the best houses in the town.

Particulars may be known by application at the Counting-House of Mr. Best's Brewery, at Chatham.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 08 April 1856.

Globe Inn, Chatham.

James Birch (Proprietor of the Maidstone Omnibuses,) begs to inform his friends, and the public generally, that is taken the above house, which has been subjected to a thorough renovation; and hopes, by strict attention, and the sale of articles of first-rate quality, to partake of a share of their patronage.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Thursday 12 July 1900.

Narrow escape at the Globe Hotel.

The employees at the "Globe Hotel," Chatham, were considerably alarmed on coming downstairs on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock to find the bar full of smoke. One of the settees in the lounge bar was on fire, and needed but a draught of wind to fan it into flames. The fire, which is supposed to have been caused by a cigar end was extinguished.



McLEAN John 1793+ Trade Directory 1793

BIRCH Henry 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MILLER Mary 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (99 High Street)

BURCH James July/1856-62+ (age 65 in 1861Census)

EASTLEY Robert 1872-74+ Licensing Records 1872

BURCH James 1879+

THOMPSON Robert 1881+ (age 34 in 1881Census)

THOMPSON John jun 1882+

MASTERS Richard 1891+ (age 61 in 1891Census)

TOPLEY Harry 1901-03+ (age 36 in 1901Census)

WARD Francis Tryram 1911+ (age 31 in 1911Census)

WARD Frank 1913+

TAYLOR Harry 1922+

JONES Alfred 1930+

JONES S A 1938+

JENNER P 1938+ Wright's Topography 1838


Trade Directory 1793Universal British Directory of Trade 1793

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

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872



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