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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1857+

General Havelock

Latest ????

High Street

Chatham

 

The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-

1815-1892

T38. Premises at Chatham, Maidstone and Milton-next-Sittingbourne [including land next to the "Sun Tavern;" The "Globe Hotel;" The "United Service;" The "Criterion" beershop; the "Red Lion;" and cafe, formerly the "General Havelock," all in High Street, Chatham; land, part of Room Lane Farm, Old Maidstone Road, Chatham; Fant Farm, Maidstone; Church Field (29 acres). Church Farm, Milton next Sittingbourne] (8 docs.)

 

From the above I will assume that the "General Havelock" was indeed serving some time between 1815 and 1892 and had closed when the above document was produced and was then operating as a cafe.

Major General Sir Henry Havelock KCB was born in 1795 and died in 1857, so I will assume the premises gained that name shortly after his death in 1857. Further research is required here as this is the only reference I have found to this house as yet.

 

LICENSEE LIST

 

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