167 Middle Street
78 Middle Street
Above photo kindly supplied by Patricia Streater, February 2011.
There was a "Harp" listed in Pigot's directory 1828 with an address of
Beach Street, and to date I am assuming the two are connected.
From the Kentish Post, June 21-25, 1740. Kindly sent
from Alec Hasenson.
Sale of Beer at the Sign of the "Harp" in Deal, June 30th.
I am wondering whether this was it's opening advertisement.
From the Deal Borough Records, 1841.
Schedule of Deeds - Purchase of Capstan Ground opposite "Harp" of Ed.
From the Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Telegram, 15
Tuesday, September 9th 1858
Thomas Joseph Turner, of the "Harp" beer house, in Middle Street, applied for a spirit
licence. Application refused.
A J Langridge's research in 1977 mentions the "Harp Inn" in
Middle Street and being near Oak Street, but unfortunately no further information.
Oak Street connects Middle Street and Beach Street.
Thomas W Desormeaux also ran a barbers shop next door during his time at
From the East Kent Mercury, 27th November 1997.
NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT.
By L. W. Cozens.
Not a lot of people know that the fish and chip shop in Middle
Street, near Oak Street, was once the "Harp Inn." At the end of the last
century the landlord was a Mr. Desmormeaux who was also a hairdresser.
Arnold Erridge says that this Desmormeaux was still the licensee in
the 1890s, and the hairdressing saloon was entered through the bar and
that Sunday mornings before opening hours was the most popular time to
call for a hair cut and half pint of beer for 4d.
Sale of the manor of Chamberlain's Fee (KAO U.924 P
INNS in the sale catalogue
All that messuage or tenement No.159 in Beach Street, lately used as
a Public House, and called
or commonly known by the name or sign of the "Harp" with the
cellar, yards, buildings, ground hereditaments and premises thereunto belonging,
and now untenanted. These
premises are subject to a lease granted to John Iggulden Esq. for 21
years from 29th September 1815 at the yearly rent of £2.1s.6d. and to a
Covenant therein contained for renewal thereof for a like
term of 21 years at the end of 18 of the existing term, upon payment of
a fine of £20.14s.0d. (Note,
sold to Mr. Iggulden.)
RUSSELL William 1804+ (Beach Street)
PRESCOTT John Lawrence 1823-24+
THOMPSON Zack 1828+
HINDS George 1855+
TURNER Thomas Joseph Humer 1858-Sept/73
HUXSTEP Stephen Sept/1873-74+
DESORMEAUX Thomas Walter 1878-90+
LUSTED Joseph William 1897-99+
THOMAS Henry 1989-99
WALLIS Rowlend Henry 1899-May/1900
PEEBLES David May/1900
COLE Joseph 1905+
SAWKINS Frederick 1908+
HIGGINS Cyril 1908+
Closed by 1915 to become a butchers.
From the Pigot's Directory 1824
From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29
From the Post Office Directory 1874
the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Deal Telegram