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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest 1832

Fox and Hounds

Latest 1917+

13 Ivy Lane


Former Fox and Hounds 2017

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

Former Fox and Hounds 2017

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


Once known as Lodderelane and also Beggar's Lane, this pub has been traced from between 1832 and 1917 at present.

The earliest licensee known was Henry Laming who took the premises in 1832. He was the son of silk-weaver William Laming.


Hastings and St Leonards Observer. Saturday 18 May 1872.

On Friday evening the coroner, T. T. Delasaux, Esq., held an inquest at the "Fox and Hounds," Ivy Lane, Canterbury, respecting the death of a man named Joshua Holness, a labourer, of Herne.

James Roberts said that he was a porter at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, of which institution the deceased have been and in-patient. That day, at about a quarter past one o'clock, he went into the yard of the hospital at the back part, and there found the deceased lying on the ground with his face downwards. He believed he was dead. He did not know deceased. He had been in the hospital about three weeks, suffering, as far as witness new, from a very bad cold on the chest.

Jemima Hawks, a widow, day-nurse at the hospital, stated that deceased came into the establishment on or about the 23rd April. He was under her care and she was in the habit of seeing him frequently everyday from that date. He appeared in very good health. Witness did not see anything in his demeanour to attract her attention more than any other patient. She last saw him at about one o'clock that day, in his ward, at dinner time. She went out to get him a custard, and on returning she missed him. The other patients said he gone up to the water-closet. She went up to the water closet and found the window open, and shut it. She could not find deceased, but one of the patients looked out of the window and said, "Why, there he is lying on the ground, apparently dead." Witness then went downstairs and into the yard, and there saw deceased on the ground, dead. The last witness was present. The deceased was a very short man, and the distance from the water closet is so great that he could not have fallen out of the window accidentally. Indeed, to jump out of the window he must have stood on the closet seat. Deceased had only his nightshirt on, he being in bed.

Robert Holness, a brother of the deceased stated that he lived in the parish of Herne. The deceased was aged 83 years. He had been ill occasionally for the last nine months, and has done no work during that period. Witness saw him at the hospital on the previous Sunday, where he had been an in-patient. He had some conversation with him. He appeared to be very low spirited, but not so dejected as he was on the Sunday before, and even before he went into the hospital (about three weeks previous) he was very low spirited. Witness new of no cause, however, to account for this. Deceased was a single man.

Mr. Frank Wacher, house surgeon at the hospital, stated that the deceased was an in-patient of the institution, and have been from 23rd April last suffering from asthma. Witness used to see him twice a day, deceased being under his care as medical officer. Had observed nothing of depression of spirits in him, nor did he ever complain to witness of being depressed in spirits, but the complaint he was suffering from was such as might cause depression of spirits. Had examined his body since his death externally, and found a scalp wound on the left side of his head, and a broken collar-bone on the left side also. The internal injuries was such as would cause death. Had no doubt he fell from a considerable height, and that his death was instantaneous.

The jury returned a verdict of "Temporary insanity."


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 9 March 1878.

Local liquidations.

Christiana Gray, "Fox and Hounds," Ivy Lane, Canterbury, licensed victualler, 100 liabilities; solicitor, Mr. John McLachlan, Metropolitan Chambers, Broad Street, London.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 11 May 1878.


On Friday, at the Law Institution, Chancery Lane, London, the case of Duly v. Bateman and Botwright, came on for hearing, by consent, before his Honour, G. Russell, Esq., Judge of the Canterbury County Court. The question to be tried was as to who was entitled to the goodwill and effects of the "Fox and Hounds Inn," Ivy Lane, Canterbury. Mr. Mugliston, instructed by Mr. Maclachlan, appeared for Messrs. Bateman and Botwright, and Mr. Walter Kingsford, instructed by Mr. W. Plummer, for Mr. Duly, the executor. After hearing the evidence his Honour gave judgment for the trustee in liquidation with costs against the executor.



LAMING Henry 1832-47+ (also bricklayer) Stapletons GuideBagshaw's Directory 1847

GREENSTREET Mary 1858+ Melville's 1858

FREND W 1861-62+ (age 66 in 1861Census) Post Office Directory 1862

OVENDEN John 1867-71+ (age 39 in 1861Census) Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

BATT John 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

GRAY Christiana to Mar/1878

WESTBROOK Joseph Henry 1881-91+ (age 40 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891

BOUGHTON Frederick Finch 1901-03+ (age 55 in 1901Census) Post Office Directory 1903

FLINT William 1917+ Historic Canterbury web site


Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

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

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site


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