Sort file:- Canterbury, November, 2019.

Page Updated:- Friday, 15 November, 2019.


Earliest 1770-

Duke of York

Latest 1922+

87 Old Dover Road (Riding Gate 1824)

Rhodaus Town


Duke of York painting 1770

Above painting by W H Hayman, 1770.

Duke of York 1880s

Above photo 1880s, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Duke of York 1880

Above photo 1880s, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Duke of York area 1960

Above photo circa 1960, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Duke of York location 2016

I believe the Google image above taken August 2016 shows the same location, unless of course I am looking the wrong way. Local knowledge needed here please.

Duke of York 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


The only information I can find on this house at present is from the licensing lists below. However,  the Historic Canterbury web site mentions a house just up from number 86 but with no name just a name called "York House" and Richard Westwood being occupier in 1889 and James Gilbert Sandiford in 1903. What appears to be next door further up is a house called "Southfield" occupied by Stanley Ash Collard who was a wine merchant. However, the information does go on to say that the numbering has been changed along the Old Dover Road.

Further research has found the newspaper cutting from 1900 below that gives an address of Ivy Lane.


From the Whitstable Times, 28 July, 1900.


The City Coroner (Dr. T. S. Johnson) held an inquest on Saturday evening at the "Duke of York," Ivy Lane, Canterbury, touching the death of Sidney Arthur, the five month old child of Thomas and Sarah Ann Pellatt.

Thomas Pellatt, a groom, in the employ of Mr. Dunkin, of St. George's Terrace, deposed that he lived at 19, Chantry Lane.

The deceased was laid up on Tuesday. A doctor was sent for on Friday but the child died before his arrival.

The deceased was insured in the Prudential Insurance Company.

Sarah Ann Pallatt, wife of the last witness corroborated, and added that she fed the child on condensed milk and biscuits.

Mr. Brian Rigden, surgeon, stated that he was called to see the deceased about seven o'clock on the previous evening. He went at once but on his arrival the child was dead. It had apparently been dead a very few minutes. The child was in a very emancipated condition, but there were no marks of violence. The child had had convulsions, which was undoubtedly caused by insufficient feeding.

In answer to the Coroner witness stated that the child was no doubt delicate from birth. It was a child that might waste. Milk was a right thing to give to the child, but he did not agree with feeding it on biscuits.

The Coroner summed up, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

The Inspector for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was present at the inquest.



HOWARD Richard 1824-47+ Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Stapletons GuidePigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847 (Watling Street Bagshaw's Directory 1847)

PRETT Edward 1858-82+ Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1882

LAMBERTON William G 1903-22+ Post Office Directory 1903Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922


Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

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

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922


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