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Sort file:- Erith, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Jim Packer

Earliest 1862-

Trafalgar Tavern

Closed 2001-

154 West Street

Erith

https://www.whatpub.com/trafalgar

Trafalgar

Above photo date unknown, by kind permission Chris Mansfield. http://www.chrismansfieldphotos.com/

by Colin Manning.
Trafalgar Tavern

Above photo, date unknown.

 

Information researched by Jim Packer author of the "Lost Pubs of Bexley."

In 1853 James Page of Beadonwell died, and various pieces of his estate were auctioned off that year at the "Crown" in Erith.

Lot 11, which consisted of 330ft frontage to West Street, was purchased for 470 by James Upton who was probably the publican of the "Jolly Farmers," Saw Mills, Crayford rather than his 25-year-old son, James. Land was sold, in two lots, in 1859 to G. F. Crouch of Gravesend who erected 1-13 Clarence Cottages. This probably helped pay for the property on the remaining piece of land left which included the "Trafalgar".

The directory for 1862 lists a John Ashby is mentioned as licensee of the "Ship" and William Ashby, a beer retailer at an unnamed house in West Street, which I will assume is the "Trafalgar".

In 1899, Anna Morgan, daughter of James Upton, added some Regency-style bay windows in place of the rather plain frontage the building formerly possessed.

The pub closed in around 2001 and the area is being redeveloped.
 

LICENSEE LIST

ASHBY William 1862+

UPTON James 1865+

BENNETT Hezekiah 1901-03+ (age 34 in 1901Census)

DAY George 1913-22+

DAY Cordelia Alice Mrs 1930+

NOTTAGE A E 1938+

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