Sort file:- Canterbury, November, 2022.

Page Updated Canterbury:- Thursday, 17 November, 2022.


Earliest 1824-

(Name from)

Angelo Castle

Latest 1891+

(Name to)

7 Butchery Lane



Kentish Chronicle, 3 February, 1829.

On Friday evening last, an inquest was held at the "Angelo Castle," in the city, on the body of Mr. John Sutton, by Mr. J. Nutt, Town Clerk. The deceased had been in apparent good health previous to retiring to bed and it's supposed to have died in a fit.. The jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God."


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 21 September, 1861. Price 1 1/2d.


Mary Ann, wife of John Godden, labourer, was brought up in custody on a charge of breaking a window in the “Angelo Castle” public house, Butchery-lane, occupied by W. Dodd. It appeared that the prisoner was the worse for liquor an a little boy named William Pringuer, saw her walk up to the window and push her hand through.

Ordered to pay 2s. 9d. the amount of the damage, and 7s. expenses, or in default of payment a week’s imprisonment in the city gaol.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 13 February, 1864.

James Dodd, of the “Angelo Castle” public-house, Butchery lane, was charged with keeping his house open at a quarter before 12 on Sunday last. The defendant stated that the front door was accidentally left open by one of the lodgers, and no drinking having been found, the magistrates discharged the defendant.


Kentish Gazette, 8 March, 1870.


Thursday.— (Before the Mayor, and R. Y. Fill, Esq.)

This was a special session for the transfer of ale-house licences. The following transfers were authorised:—“Angelo Castle” James Dodd to George Dodd;

George and Hoy” George Smith to Henry Spencer Cloke;

Victoria” Daniel Mills to James Chariot Lamberton;

and “True Briton” William Taylor to Edward Waghorne;

and an authority to Emma Mills, of the “Prince of Orange,” to sell until next transfer day.


From the Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, 12 July 1884.


Before the Mayor (H. B. Wilson, Esq.), and J. G. Drury, Esq.

The licences of the following house was transferred:— The "Angelo Castle," Butchery-lane, from James Dodd to Charles Harnden.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, 16 January 1886.


John Powell and Louis James Miller were indicted for robbery with violence from the person of Joseph Smith, at Canterbury, on the 3rd January. Mr. Sankey prosecuted and prisoners were undefended.

It appeared that the prosecutor was met at about ten o'clock on the night in question while going towards his home by the prisoners, one of whom asked him to have a drink and also to accompany him home, both of which invitations Smith declined. Miller then struck him several times in the face, and Powell made a rush at him and snatched his pin— a silver one — from his scarf. Prosecutor then went and found a police-constable, and they discovered the accused at the "Angelo Castle," Butchery-lane, where they lodged. Prosecutor recognised the men as those who had assaulted him, and his pin was found in Powell’s coat. When charged before the magistrates Miller said he was guilty of the assault, but not of stealing the pin.

In defence the prisoners said that they met the prosecutor in a back street, and be asked them whether they could get him any beer. They said they could get some at their lodgings, and he accompanied them through the principal streets towards the "Angelo Castle." If they had intended to rob him it was not likely they would have taken Smith through the chief thoroughfares. On the way prosecutor handed Powell his scarf pin to pay for the drink. On arrival at the "Angelo Castle," the landlord refused to admit Smith, as he was already the worse for drink. Miller and prosecutor then had some words, and blows were exchanged, but they afterwards made it up and went into their lodgings. Miller stated that he struck Smith in self-defence.

The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty against both prisoners. The learned Judge remarked that Powell had been very lucky in his escape from conviction. Powell was discharged.

Miller was then indicted on a second count for a common assault.

The prisoner, in defence, said that he told the magistrates that he struck Smith in self-defence.

The jury convicted the accused, who was ordered by his lordship to pay a fine of 1 and be imprisoned for fourteen days’ hard labour, and further imprisoned until the fine was paid.



WESTWOOD Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

DYASON Robert 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (Castle 6 Butchery Lane)

MARRALL Stephen 1837-40+ Stapletons GuidePigot's Directory 1840

DODD Ann 1847-51+ (widow age 61 in 1851Census) Bagshaw's Directory 1847

DODD William 1858-68+ (age 42 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

DODD James 1864-Mar/1870 Whitstable Times

DODD George Mar/1870-July/84 Whitstable TimesPost Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Canterbury Journal (carpenter and brother of above age 56 in 1871Census)

HARNDEN Charles July/1884+ Canterbury Journal

WALLIS Albert 1889-91+ (age 46 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1891


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

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


Canterbury JournalCanterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-