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Sort file:- Brompton, June, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 06 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Royal Sapper

Latest 1863

(Name to)

11 Wood Street/Manor Street

Brompton

 

The 1851 census shows a pub called the "Royal Sapper" at 11 Wood Street (on the corner of Wood Street/Manor Street, later on site of the "Royal Engineer"), named for the lowest rank of the Royal Engineers (previously a connected but separate regiment).

In 1859 the Chatham News records that application for a new house was made, and it continued to appear in news items between 1860 and 1863.

At some point it appears to have been renamed the "Royal Engineer" (possibly incorporating the license from the old "Royal Engineer" in the High Street, which had closed in 1861). It closed in 1960, when the license was moved to Twydall Green.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 6 September 1853.

This being the annual licensing day, the following applications for licences to beer-shops were made, but refused.

"Royal Sapper," Brompton;

All the old licences were renewed.

 

Chatham News, Saturday 5 September 1863.

APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSEES.

Mr. Tomlyn, landlord of the "Royal Sapper" beer-house, Brompton, applied for a license; which was refused.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

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.

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LICENSEE LIST

TOMLIN Joseph Thomas 1851-63 Next pub licensee had (age 50 in 1861Census)

 

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