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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

White Swan

Latest 1930s

363 High Street (New Road 1838 & 1872)

Chatham

White Swan

Above photo, 1930.

White Swan

Above photo, 1930.

White Swan

Above photo 1930.

 

The Licensing Records of 1872 stated the premises held a Full License and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham.

In 1874 and before the address was given as  number 214, and in an 1879 directory as the Brook, but in 1938 as being at Haig Avenue.

I also have mention of a pub named the "White Swan" listed as Brook Street in Pigot's Directory or 1828, which I think being relatively close to the High Street is in fact one and the same.

The pub was demolished in the 1930s and the site used by the White Swan Garage which was also owned by the landlord, Jack Mudge, who moved to the newly built "White Swan" on Symonds Avenue.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BRADBURY John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MUNN George 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PEGUENT George 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

ELGAR George 1838+ Wright's Topography 1838

BENSTER John 1851+ (age 39 in 1851Census) (addressed Brook)

WILKINS William James 1858-63+

Last pub licensee had RICHMOND Philip Next pub licensee had 1871+ Census

WICKHAM James 1872-91+ (age 49 in 1881Census) Licensing Records 1872

WICKHAM Ann 1891+ (widow age 60 in 1891Census)

WICKHAM Alfred Lawrence 1901-22+ (also job master age 43 in 1911Census)

MUDGE John William to 1930s Next pub licensee had

http://pubshistory.com/WhiteSwan.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/whiteswan2.html

 

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

CensusCensus

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

 

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