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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1824-

Kings Head

Latest 1938+

32 (27) Northgate Street

Canterbury

King's Head 1927

Above photo, circa 1927, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1935

Above photo, 1935, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

King's Head 1950

Above photo, circa 1950, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former King's Head

Former King's Head, next to the "Penny Theatre" taken from Google March 2009.

King's Head 2017

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

 

The "King's Head" in Northgate has been traced from between 1828 and 1938 at present and is now (2012) operating as the Samaritans.

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 27 October 1835.

DIED.

Last week, in Northgate, Canterbury, Mrs. Lepine, landlady of the "King's Head" public-house.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 12 June 1849.

Canterbury.

Important sale of the extensive Brewery of Messr's Flint, including 30 old established Inns and Public Houses, and other valuable property.

Mr. V. J., has received instructions to sell by auction, at the "Fountain Hotel," Canterbury, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th of June, at 12 o'clock each day, (in consequence of the death of the senior acting partner and the retirement of the surviving partners,) the valuable property known as Messrs. Flint's Brewery, in Stour Street, Canterbury, and the Inns, Public Houses, and other valuable property connected with theirwith. The first day sale on Tuesday, 26th June, 1849, will comprise the following property in and near the city.

Public houses.

Lot 1. The "City of Canterbury," situate on the road to Whitstable. Freehold.

Lot 2. The "George and Dragon," Westgate without, leasehold under Hind's charity for 17 years unexpired.

Lot 3. The "Three Compasses," Westgate within. Freehold.

Lot 4. The "Bell Inn" and Coach Office, in the High Street. Freehold.

Lot 5. The "Prince of Wales," St. Alphege Lane,. Freehold.

Lot 6. The "Weavers Arms," Broad Street, freehold and partly leasehold.

Lot 7. The "White Swan," Northgate. Leasehold under St. John's Hospital for a short term, at a ground rent.

Lot 8. The "Kings Head," Northgate. Freehold.

Lot 9. The "Swan Inn," at Sturry (close to the railway station). Freehold.

Lot 10. The "Ship," St. Martins Hill, freehold.

Lots 12. The "Star Commercial Inn and Tap," St George's, close to the Cattle market and Dane John. Freehold.

Lot 13. The "Blue Anchor," Old Dover Lane, near the Cattle market. Freehold.

Lot 14. The "Fleece Inn," High Street, opposite to the Corn market. Freehold.

Lot 28. Three neat Cottages opposite the Brewery, with large gardens extending to the river.

Lot 29. The "Two Brewers" public house and Spirit Warehouse, adjoining the last lot.

Lot 31. The "Black Dog" public house, Castle Street.

Lot 34. The "Duke's Head" Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 35. The "King's Head," Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 37. The "Royal Exchange," public house, Stour Street.

Lot 38. The "Kentish Arms," public house, and 5 cottages in Jewry Lane. Leasehold for a short term at a low rent.

Lot 40. The "Duke William," at Ickham, abiout five miles from Canterbury. Freehold.

Lot 41. The "Royal Oak Inn," at Deal. Freehold except a small portion.

Lot 42. The "King's Arms," Beach Street, Deal, and Cottage in the rear. leasehold for a short term, at a Ground rent.

Lot 43. The "Fleur De Lis," near the Railway Station, Dover. Leasehold for a term of 6 years, at a Ground rent of 3.

Lot 44. The "Two Brewers," Limekiln Street, Dover. leasehold for a term of 46 years, at a ground rent of 3.

Lot 45. The "Fountain Inn, adjoining the Market place at Dover. Freehold.

Lot 46. The "Lord Nelson," Radnor Street, near the harbour, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 47. The "Bricklayers Arms," Fancy Street, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 48. The "Castle Inn," at Sandgate. Leasehold for a short term, at a ground rent of 7s. 6d.

Lot 49. The "King's Head Hotel and Tap," at Margate. Freehold.

Lot 50. The "New Inn," at Elham, on the road to Hythe. Freehold.

Lot 51. The "King's Arms," at Milton near Sittingbourne. Freehold.

The Public Houses are for the most part in the occupation of unexceptionable tenants, and the majority of them are doing trades, both in beer and spirits, considerably above the average run of Country houses. (None of them have been beer shops; they're all old Licence Houses, with connections of long standing, thereby affording ample security for the permanency of the trade). The Premises generally are in a superior state of repair.

Particulars and Plans, price 1s. each, may be had of Messr's. Furleys and Mercer, Solicitors, Canterbury; at the "Fountain Hotel;" and of Mr. V. J. Collins, 3, Moorgate Street, London.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 4 January, 1862. Price 1 1/2d.

A CHILD FOUND DEAD IN BED.

Last week T. T. Delasaux, Esq., coroner, held an inquest at the “King's Head” public-house, Northgate-street, Canterbury, on the body of Emma Muir, a child three months old, who was found dead in its bed on the previous morning.

Sarah Muir deposed:- I am the wife of Charles Muir. The deceased was my child and was three months old I have never noticed anything unhealthy in the child since its birth. I put her to bed on Tuesday evening about six o’clock, and she was then apparently in good health. I went to bed about one o'clock on the following morning, and she was then well also. I awoke about five o’clock and she was then dead. Neither I nor my husband laid on the child during the night.

Mr. Rigden deposed:- I attended the mother soon after her confinement; and have therefore seen the deceased several times since her birth. I consider her a full-grown and developed child, and it is my opinion that she died in convulsions, at any rate from natural causes. I have examined the child since its death, and there are no bruises on her.

The jury returned a verdict of “Natural death.”

 

Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 5 July 1890.

Parren.

On the 24th June, at the "Kings Head," Northgate, the wife of A. S. W. Parren, of a daughter.

 

LICENSEE LIST

LEPINE Elizabeth 1824-Oct/35 dec'd Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WHINCUP David 1838-40+ Stapletons GuidePigot's Directory 1840

PARREN Samuel 1847-62+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847CensusMelville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

PARREN Mrs 1868+ Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

DRAYSON Thomas 1874-82+ Post Office Directory 1874CensusPost Office Directory 1882

PARREN Arthur S White (son) 1890-1903+ (also dentists assistant age 32 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1891Post Office Directory 1903

WELLINGTON G 1913+ Post Office Directory 1913

WEST Albert 1922-30+ Post Office Directory 1922Post Office Directory 1930

DIBBS P J 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938

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Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

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

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

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

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

CensusCensus

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

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

 

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