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Earliest 1717-

Red Lyon

Latest 1855+

Cheriton High Street



Folkestone Express 1 March 1890.

Extract from an article entitled Old and New Cheriton:

Ten years ago Cheriton Street consisted of a few cottages close to the Village Hall, which now look very mean beside the rows of cottages which have sprung up with mushroom-like rapidity.

Between these humble abodes and the public house known as the Red Lion there were only about half a dozen insignificant cottages, and of course, with the swelling population, the value of this one house has risen from hundreds to something in the four figure way, and must increase, remembering that magistrates are so chary about granting new licenses.


Folkestone Express 24 February 1894.

Local News.

A dinner was held at the Red Lion, Cheriton, on Wednesday evening last, in connection with the Cheriton Benefit Society, when about forty sat down to an excellent repast. Dr. Powell took the chair, and a very pleasant evening was spent.

Note: This appears to have taken place many years after the Red Lion in Cheriton had been renamed the White Lion?


Folkestone Herald 17 July 1897.

Local News.

An inquest was held last Saturday evening at the Red Lion Inn, Cheriton, by the East Kent Coroner, touching the death of a painter named Morfew, of Cheriton, who was killed on the railway beyond Cheriton on the previous morning, as announced in the last issue of the Herald.

P.C. Drury gave evidence as to finding the body at 4.15 a.m., lying on the stomach in the four foot way, with the head, which was smashed, on the line.

The driver of the train, which was supposed to pass the spot at 2 a.m., also gave evidence.

The jury returned a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane.

Note: Is this another wrong reference to the White Lion?




SHAW Thomas 1717+


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