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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Red Lion

Plaxtol

Red Lion of Plaxtol?

Above pub shown on the left, pertaining to be the "Red Lion" of Plaxtol.

 

Another one from Rory Kehoe, who says that written on the back of this 1910 postcard were the words "Red Lion, Plaxtol. However, I don't know of a Red Lion in this area yet, the closest I have got is "Red Lion" in Plaxtol Street, Dunk's Green, but I believe that changed name to the "Oxenhouse Yeoman" in 1861 and again to the "Kentish Rifleman" in 1867. If that information is indeed correct.

Michael Mirams to the rescue again, who says the following:- "I found these pics online, it clearly shows the "Red Lion Inn," the photos being titled Plaxtol Village 1901, you can make out the name on the inn sign.

The pub is also shown in the sepia postcard on the bottom right section, don’t know the date, but the inn sign’s still there in that shot – definitely a different house to the Dunks Green pub.

There’s also a nearby Red Lion Square and Red Lion bus stop, and a list of licensees on pubwiki; it used to be served by Isherwood, Foster & Stacey of Maidstone, according to the local history group. I believe the building still stands, seem to remember seeing it a few years ago on the way to the holy grail that was the Golding Hop – regrettably, my last visit there.

So, it seems that there was a "Red Lion" in Plaxtol after all, and one that I obviously missed. So, the "Red Lion" is now there on it's one page in Plaxtol for all to see

 

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