DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Canterbury, November, 2019.

Page Updated Canterbury:- Saturday, 02 November, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1888

Avenue Tavern

Latest 1903+

13 Worthgate Place / 13 Castle Row

Canterbury

Castle Hotel 1920s

Above photo, circa 1920, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Castle Hotel 1961

Above photo circa 1961, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Also showing the "Castle Hotel." I believe the building shown as the "Avenue" trading as JV Green's Transport Cafe in this year is not the original building.

Canterbury map 1874

Above map 1874 identified by Rory Kehoe.

 

At present the only information I have regarding this pub is the licensees list below. At number 11 Worthgate Place was the "Man of Kent" but the area looks like it's been demolished now.

 

From the Whitstable Times, 6 January 1900. Price 1½d.

RE ALFRED JAMES STEVENS

The statement of affairs of Alfred James Stevens, lately carrying on business at the “Avenue Inn,” Canterbury but now of Rhodaus Town, wheelwright, shows total debts amounting to £337 7s. 10d and assets nil.

The Official Receiver in his observations says:- The debtor commenced business in 1895 as a licensed victualler, at the “Star” public house, Canterbury, with a capital of £100, borrowed from his father, and which is still outstanding. The valuation on taking his house amounts to £215, of which £120 was paid; on leaving in 1897, the valuation only came to £175. The debtor states he lost about £60 in carrying on this business. In 1897 the debtor became a tenant of the “Avenue” public house, Canterbury. He did not pay any valuation. This house was carried on until September last, when he gave a Bill of Sale to the landlord for the sum of £199 10s. 5d. Shortly afterward the debtor left the premises and has since been employed as an engine fitter. Of the debts scheduled, £68 is stated to be due in respect of a debt which the debtor became surety.

The principal creditors are as follows:- James Stevens, the “Wheatsheaf,” Pound Lane, Canterbury, £100; Thomas Phillips, Brewers, West Malling, Kent, £90; John Kirkwood, Money Lender, Linedown Road, Croyden, E68; H. Morton and Co, Wine merchants, Canterbury, £52.

 

I will be adding information to these pages as well as photos, when I find or acquire them. Your help is appreciated.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BATTEN Thomas 1889-91+ (age 51 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1891

Last pub licensee had STEVENS Alfred James 1897-Sept/1900

WOOD Arthur 1903+ Post Office Directory 1903

http://pubshistory.com/Avenue.shtml

 

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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

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