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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1692-

Carpenter's Arms

Latest 1769-

(Name to)

18 St. Peter's Street

Canterbury

 

Mentioned in the licensing list of 1692 and the following year offering billeting for 6 soldiers.

In the 17th century the pub was known as the "Carpenter's Arms," and it is said that the sign of that day was very similar to the one we see as the "Three Compasses."

In 1700 a meeting of the Carpenter's Guild was "Holden at the Widdow Webb commonly known as the sign of the Compasses in St. Peter's.

By 1769 it was definitely called the "Three Compasses."

 

From the Kentish Weekly Post & Journal, Vol 1,  No 55 2nd October 1769.

On Saturday last night 12 persons supped off of boiled leg of mutton and turnips at the "3 Compasses" in this city, whose ages, put together amounted to upwards of 768 years. After spending the evening in a jocose manner they parted about eleven o'clock in the greatest good humour and cordiality, neither of them the least disguised with liquor.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

WEBB (widow) 1700+ Edward Wilmot Canterbury

 

Edward Wilmot CanterburyInns of Canterbury by Edward Wilmot, 1988

 

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