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Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 November, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1870-

Oak

Latest 1918+

Haste Hill

Boughton Monchelsea

Oak

Above photo, date unknown, kindly supplied by Ray Newman.

Oak 2018

Above Google image 2018.

 

The pub was apparently called the "Royal Oak" in 1918.

The building is still standing today. (2018)

 

Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 10 September 1870.

The "Oak" Boughton Monchelsea.

On the application of the landlord of this house Superintendent Ovenden complained that on Whit Monday it was the custom to hold a club feast in a large booth erected near. It was also the custom for a number of person's to congregate in this house on the Sunday evening previous. Knowing this he called upon the wife of the applicant and cautioned her against this saying he thought it was very irregular. No notice was taken of this however, and on the Sunday evening he went to the place and found about 150 persons collected in the booth drinking, and a string band playing sacred music. The Bench cautioned the applicant, and told him although they had no evidence to prove that any evil have resulted from the band being there yet they had it in their power to decide whether he was a fit and proper person to have charge of the house, and if this occurred again they might take this view of the case.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier 20 June, 1873. Price 1d.

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA.

Sale of Landed Property. On Thursday last, at the "Star Hotel," Maidstone, Mr. D. R. Charlton offered for public competition the Vintens, consisting of 15A 1R. 29P.; a malt-house, let at 20 per annum; a family residence, called Coombe Garden, containing eight rooms, servants' offices, &c.; the Brook Farm, containing 23A. 1R. 7P. of hop, arable, and meadow land; a piece of woodland, containing 1R. 14P.; a cottage and 2R. 32P. of garden ground; a cottage and 3R. 4P. of garden ground; and the "Oak" public house, Boughton Green, with wheelwright's workshop and premises. The whole of the above property was sold in one lot, for the sum of 7,500.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BOLTON Mary A Mrs 1881-91 (widow age 54 in 1881Census)

BOLTON Henry A 1891-1901+ (age 29 in 1891Census)

SMITH Thomas Henry 1913+

BOWLES Percy 1918+

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