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Page Updated:- Friday, 19 July, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1861

Lion's Head

Latest 1934+

(Name to)

The Street

Bishopsbourne

Lion's Head 1930s

Above postcard, circa 1930s, showing the pub as it was when called the "Lion's Head" I believe. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

Built in 1861 as a tap house for estate workers is now known as the "Mermaid." Although recent research has found a beer retailer named William Ellen in Bishopsbourne in 1858. Major Sir John Prestige acquired the estate and changed the name as his coat of arms featured a mermaid. Not yet know when the name changed, but obviously after 1934.

 

Kentish Chronicle 12 September 1863.

WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS.

Thursday. Mr. John Streetting, of the "Lion's Head," Bishopsbourne, and Mr. William Clarringbould, of the "Moor's Head," Adisham, made applications for a spirit license. In the first place the applicant had pulled down a beerhouse, and much enlarged his accommodation, and the "Moor's Head" is a newly-erected commercial inn, close to the Adisham railway station. The applications were granted.
 

 

LICENSEE LIST

ELLEN William 1858+ (Beer retailer) Melville's 1858

STREETING John 1863+ Kentish Chronicle

RYE James 1874-81+ Post Office Directory 1874Census

TURNER Mr George 1888-1918 Kelly's 1899Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1903Post Office Directory 1918

JARVIS Mr Allan Albert 1918-Jan/22 Dover Express

PEACOCK William Ellis Jan/1922-July/46 dec'd Dover ExpressKelly's 1934Post Office Directory 1938 (Of Upstreet)

PEACOCK Mrs H (widow) July-Aug/1946 Dover Express

SCOTT Mr D L Aug/1946+ Dover Express

http://pubshistory.com/LionsHead.shtml

 

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

CensusCensus

Kentish ChronicleKentish Chronicle

 

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