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Sort file:- Deal, February, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 08 February, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1843

Fox

Latest 1914

182 (10 in 1861-91Census) Beach Street

Deal

Fox

Above photo, date unknown.

Fox sign

Above picture is the best one I have found so far, not actually of the "Fox" itself, but just of the sign on the right.

 

I have traced this pub as early as 1858, but further research by Glover & Rogers suggest it goes back to some time between 1843 and 1846 when Dover brewers Alfred Kingsford sold the property.

In 1877 the deal Licensing Records show that a full licence was applied for but refused.

The pub closed in 1915 but the landlord John Roberts remained living there to at least 1916. In 1920 it was apparently sold by auction for 550 and demolished shortly after November 1925.

 

Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 17 April, 1920

Messrs. West, Usher & Co., are instructed by Messrs. George Beer & Co., Ltd., to Sell by Auction, at The Mart, Park Street, Deal, on Wednesday, 28th April, 1920, At 3 o'clock in the Afternoon, the following:-

FREEHOLD PROPERTIES

Lot 1.-- All that Freehold Dwelling House and Premises, situate and being No. 182, BEACH STREET, DEAL, overlooking the sea, until recently known as "The Fox Inn," containing 8 Rooms, Domestic Offices, Cellar and Stores, together with the Freehold CAPSTAN GROUND, on the north side thereof, having a frontage to Beach Street of 30ft. (or thereabouts), both of which are let to Mr. J. H. Roberts at the nominal rent of 5s. per week, the tenant paying the outgoings.

Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, Saturday, 1st May, 1920.

Property Sales. -- Two successful sales of property were held [...] on Wednesday last. [...] In the other sale lot 1, No. 182, Beach Street (late Fox Inn) and the adjoining capstan ground with 30ft frontage to Beach Street, was knocked down to Mr. A. C. Brown for 550.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

POWELL Mary 1843-46 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

ROBERTS/ROBINSON Richard William 1847-77 The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersMelville's 1858Deal Licensing Register beerhouse) (age 47 in 1871Census)

FINNIS William 1878+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

FINNIS Thomas Hornsey 1881-85+ (also mariner age 36 in 1881Census) The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HENLEY George 1887-91 (age 44 in 1891Census) The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

HARRIS Mrs Pamela 1893-99+ The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersKelly's 1899

WELLS Henry James 1903+ Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

ROBERTS John 1903-15 Pikes 1908Post Office Directory 1913Deal library 1914

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Fox.shtml

 

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Pikes 1908From Pikes 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Deal library 1914Deal Library List 1914

Deal Licensing RegisterDeal Licensing Register

The Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and RogersThe Old Pubs of Deal and Walmer by Glover and Rogers

CensusCensus

 

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