DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1830-

Ship

Open 2017+

Green Street Green

Darenth

Ship 2017

Above photo, kindly taken and sent by Ian Goodrick, August 2017.

Ship sign 1994

Above sign May 1994.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

I am informed that the original building was Tudor in origin, but unfortunately burnt down, and rebuilt, dates as yet unknown.

 

From the Maidstone Gazette and West Kent Courier, 23 March 1830.

Horse Stealing.

Richard Christmas, 29, labourer, for stealing a gelding, the property of Ambrose Lettis.

This prisoner remained in gaol from the last Assizes, prosecutors name having been laid in the indictment as "Letter" by a mistake.

Mr. Erpinanse was Counsel for the prosecution.

Ambrose Lettis lived at Frindsbury. On the 30th September he missed a black gelding, and afterwards saw it at Mr. Okill's, at Dartford. It's been turned out on Hoo Common.

Harriet Hayes lived at the "Ship," Green Street Green. On the morning of the 30th, at 6 o'clock, prisoner came to the house for the black horse, which he put up, and came again at 8 in the evening. He had altered his dress, hat, waistcoat, and trousers.

Jon Jones, landlord of the "Ship," saw prisoner in the evening; he asked if a man had not left the horse there in the morning, and said, that the man had sent him to see how it got on. Witness called last witness, and asked her if she had seen the man before. She said, he was the man who left the horse in the morning; that made witness suspect he had stole it. Prisoner said, "I think the man told me to bring the horse home at Dartford." He also said, that the man had been at the "Eight Bells" all day. Witness then went for Okill.

Cross examined by Mr. Dunbar:- Witness did not see the man in the morning.

William Lucas Pearce, High Constable of Dartford, proved the distance from Hoo Common to Green Street Green, to be between 14 and 15 miles.

Death. Recorded.

 

I am informed that of August 2018 the pub was under sale for an asking price of 70,000.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JONES John 1830+

LUDLOW John 1858+

TREADWELL John 1862+

LAWRENCE George 1882+

TONG Josiah 1903+

REYNOLDS George Spencer 1913-18+

ELLIS Edwin William 1922-30+

TURNER Harry 1934-38+

http://pubshistory.com/ShipInn.shtml

https://whatpub.com/ship-darenth

 

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