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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1776

Folkestone Cutter

Latest 1881

18 Council House Street and Great Street

Archliff Square Pigot's Directory 1839

Grv Street Bagshaw's Directory 1847

Folkestone Cutter

The "Folkestone Cutter" was the house at the other end of the "Hope Inn" just before the alley.

 

Kept by Penn in 1805, it was sold by Satchell in 1881. Its lease from the Harbour Board, of 61 years, had commenced in April 1834. Robert Stanton proved the highest bidder at £340.

 

That same year, the Superintendent of Police had opposed the renewal. He stated that seventy houses had recently been pulled down in the vicinity and obviously that could not stand contradiction. The public had to drink elsewhere from 1881.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, January 10-13, 1776. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Sale of a brigantine by auction, January 26th, at Mr. Richard Barritt's, at the Sign of the Folkestone Cutter in Dover.

 

The above information now predates Barry Smith's earliest finding of the pub in 1805.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 31 December, 1869.

George Larkings, landlord of the "Folkestone Cutter," Great Street, was summoned on the information of Police-sergeant Barton, for having his house open on Sunday morning last, at 11.30, and was fined 13s. 6d., including costs.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 23 December, 1870. Price 1d.

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO SELL

Application for permission to sell till the next transfer day at the “Folkestone Cutter” was made by a man named Hendry; but from the statement of Superintendent Coram the Magistrates believed that the applicant had been in the habit of harbouring improper characters in his house, and the application was therefore refused.

A similar application to sell at the “Bell Inn,” St. James's Street, made by William Wilson, was granted.
 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 23 December, 1870. Price 1d.

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO SELL

Application for permission to sell till the next transfer-day at the "Folkestone Cutter" was made by a man named Hendrey; but from the statement of Superintendent Coram the Magistrates believed that the applicant had been in the habit of harbouring improper characters in his house, and the application was therefore refused.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 14 June, 1872. Price 1d.

FELONY

Walter Vickerman, pot-boy at the "Folkestone Cutter" public-house, was charged with having stolen a cash-box, containing £5 in gold and 9s. in silver and copper, and a tooth-pick, value 6d. the property of Mr. George Boorman, the landlord of the house, on the previous afternoon, was remanded for a week, sufficient evidence not being forthcoming.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 14 June, 1872. Price 1d.

Walter Vickerman, a pot boy, was brought up on remand from the previous Friday, charged with stealing a cash-box containing £5 9d., and a tooth-pick, value 6d. the property of Mr. George Boorman, the landlord of the "Folkestone Cutter" public-house, and sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 21 March, 1873.

FELONY

Susan Pierman, an unfortunate was charged with stealing from a bedroom at the “Little Phoenix” public-house, Round Tower Street, on the previous Sunday, a skirt, value 4s., the property of Ellen Wheeler, a servant in the employ of the landlady and she was also charged with stealing from the tap-room of the “Folkestone Cutter,” in Great Street, on the 11th instant, a table-cloth, the property of George Robinson, the landlord.

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Mary Robinson deposed: I am the wife of George Robinson, the landlord of the “Folkestone Cutter,” in Great Street. The prisoner came to our house last Tuesday evening. She was drinking, and was in the house altogether about half-an-hour. She entered the house by the back door, and went direct to the tap-room. She had two Frenchmen with her. The table-cloth now produced was in the cupboard in the tap-room. It was there when prisoner went into the room. I last saw it safe in the cupboard on Tuesday afternoon about three o'clock. Prisoner came to the house at about twenty minutes to eleven, and left at eleven. I did not miss the table-cloth till the following morning. Prisoner had asked me to let her have a bed, but I refused.

Police-sergeant Johnstone said: In consequence of information I received, I charged prisoner this morning at the station-house with stealing a table-cloth from the “Folkestone Cutter.” She said that if I went to No. 10 Finnis's Hill, I should find it. I went there, and the table-cloth produced was given me by the prisoner's mother. I took it to Mrs. Robinson who immediately identified it as the one she had lost. She also identified the prisoner at the police-station, as the woman who had been at her house on the evening previous to the day on which she missed the cloth.

The prisoner was then cautioned, and she said “I did take the table-cloth.”

The Magistrates committed her to take her trial at the next Quarter Sessions on both charges.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 11 April, 1873.

PERMISSION TO DRAW

On the application of Mr. Coleman, permission to draw at the "Folkestone Cutter" was given to Mr. George Robinson, in lieu of the present tenant, Mr. George Bowman, until the next transfer day.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 5 September, 1873.

TRANSFERS

Mr. Coleman applied on behalf of George Bowman, the landlord of the “Folkestone Cutter,” that he might have the license of the “Seven Stars” transferred to him.

The Superintendent of Police said that, although there were no convictions against the “Folkestone Cutter,” the police had recently been compelled to visit the house very frequently.

Mr. Churchward was under the impression that there was a conviction against the house; but the Superintendent was not aware of any.

The Bench consented to the transfer, the Chairman, however, informing the applicant that, in the event of his misconducting his new house, the Magistrates would not hesitate to take away the license altogether.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 21 December, 1878

TRANSFER OF LICENSE

A transfer of the license of the “Folkestone Cutter” was granted to Stephen Barton, the late tenant, Thomas Frederick Howes having decamped and closed the house.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 2 September, 1881. 1d.

WEST CLIFF BREWERY SALE

The “Folkestone Cutter,” situate in Great Street, Dover, held on lease from the Dover Harbour Board for a term of 61 years, from the 6th April, 1834, at the annual ground rent of £3 15s., was bought by Mr. R. T. Stanton, for £340.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

BARRITT Richard 1776+

PENN John W 1805-26 Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1828-29

GRAVENER William 1832-47 Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847

BATEMAN J 1847

JOHNSON Mrs F 1864+

LARKIN George 1869

ROBINSON George Sept/1870-74? end Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1874

Last pub licensee had BOORMAN George Sept/1871-72+ Next pub licensee had Dover Express

PRESCOTT Richard 1872-73

BOWMAN George to Apr/1873 Dover Express

ROBINSON George Apr/1873+ Dover Express

GRAVENER W 1874 ?

CLARK Henry Aug/1874+ Dover Express

PRESCOTT Richard 1876

HOWES Thomas Frederick July/1878+ Dover Express

BARTON Stephen Dec/1878+ Dover Express

Last pub licensee had STANTON Robert Thomas Sept/1881 Next pub licensee had

 

Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-9

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

 

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