DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dartford, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 13 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1823-

Smith's Arms

Latest 1982

(Name to)

37 (19) Hythe Street (Waterside)

Dartford

Smith's Arms 1920s

Above photo, circa 1920s, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Smith's Arms 1920s

Above photo, circa 1920s.

 

Traced back to 1828 the premises was address as number 19 up to at least 1874.

The pub has now changed name to the "Stage Door," date of change 1982.

 

From the Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 23 January 1886.

Sir W. Hart-Dyke, M.P., Chief Secretary for Ireland, visited Dartford on Friday night, and having consented to be initiated a member of the local Lodge of the Royal Ancient Order of Buffaloes, a special court was convened at the "Smiths' Arms Inn," Dartford. The initiation was celebrated by all the outward tokens of Buffalo rejoicing.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ELLIOTT William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

LENTHALL William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WHITLEY Nathan 1851+ (age 64 in 1851Census)

WHITWELL William 1855+

KINSEY Henry 1858+

CLARK James 1862-74+

FERRIS Samuel 1881+ (age 51 in 1881Census)

HENCHER George Henry 1882+

BEALE Joseph Alfred 1891+ (age 38 in 1891Census)

MANLEY Cecil D 1891+ (age 17 in 1891Census) (son of Arthur Manley of the "Anchor of Hope," next door.)

MANLEY Arthur Douglas July/1894-13+ Kelly's 1903Bromley and District Times

MANLEY Annie Louisa Mrs 1918+

MANLEY Cecil D 1922+

BINGHAM D 1920s

LANE William G 1930+

LANE Elizabeth Mrs 1938

https://pubwiki.co.uk/SmithsArms.shtml

 

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

Bromley and District TimesBromley and District Times

 

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