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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1600

Bull

Latest 1798+

(Name to)

Market Place

 

Titled the "Bull" with a large assembly room at the back for meetings and concerts. A passage, used for the movement of French prisoners, ran from here to the Western Heights, changed name to the "Guildhall Vaults" around 1600 when it was under control of the Mayor of Dover, John Bachelor at the time.

However, further research has turned up this mention in the Kent Post of 1732. So perhaps it didn't change name at all, or this could well be another house in the same area?

 

From the Kentish Post, March 1-4, 1732. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

To be Lett, "The Bull Alehouse" near the Market Place, in Dover, now occupied by Nicholas Ellenden.

From the Kentish Post, April 5-8, 1732. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

A note says that the "Bull Alehouse" is now taken by Thomas Ratcliff.

 

 

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ELLENDEN Nicholas to April/1732+

RATCLIFF Thomas April/1732+

SMITH John 1791-92 Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792

 

Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792Dover and Deal Directory and Guide 1792

 

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