DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dover, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1545

Greyhound

Latest 1665

Biggin Street

Dover

 

A victualling house of 1545 the licensee at that time being given as Richard Wilmington and offering 4 beds. Thomas Scott supervised when the Crosswall, (Union Street), was built in 1583. He resided at a billet of this name kept by John Spritwell. Perhaps the same. His work by the way, was altered structurally in 1977-78 when part of the Wellington Dock was reclaimed and the road at that point considerably widened.

 

A seventeenth century token once circulated in the town, with the inscription "Roger Rogers, Greyhound in Dover, 1665, RFR". The white greyhound it might be said, was the badge of the Tudors.

 

TRACHAM Richard, (?TRAPHAM?) of the “Greyhound” receiving pack of stockinge bought from London, and lodgers of certain persons from London* was imprisoned 1603 (Dover Corporation Records, James 1 to Charles 2 page 5, *movements restricted -because of the plague)

 

LICENSEE LIST

WILMINGTON Richard 1545

SPRITWELL John 1585+

TRACHAM/TRAPHAM Richard to 1603

ROGERS Roger 1665

 

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