Sort file:- Deal, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 29 September, 2021.


Earliest 1805

Lord Keith

Latest 1836

(Name to)

47 Beach Street

105 Beach Street Pigot's Directory 1832-34



From records held in Lambeth Palace Library.

The deeds are held under the TA references shown. The starred number is the number in the 19th century rentals held at Lambeth.

TA 118/1-14 *37.

Leases from 1680 of a tenement shop and storehouse, later part of "Lord Keith" public house and this seems to have been from 1805.


Lord Keith was an admiral who distinguished himself in a number of battles against the French, and he also took the Cape of Good Hope away from the Dutch. He was often in Deal when anchored in the Downs and when attacking Boulogne used "fire ships" and sky rockets. The last time he was in Deal was in 1818 when, as controller of the Duke of Clarence's household, he greeted Princess Adelaide when he stepped ashore.


Mentioned in Pigot's directory of 1828, but I have seen no sign of it after that year. However, according to the Deal History Society, this pub has also been called the "Antwerp," and that information ties up nicely with what I have found. Earliest known date I have found for the "Antwerp" is 1840.


Further research stated in the Deal Licensing Register that the pub changed name to the "Antwerp" on 8 September 1836.

Deal Borough Records 1841 show in a Schedule of Deeds:- Purchase of capstan ground opposite the "Lord Keith." Although the years seem to overlap, very often folk were slow to refer to pubs by their new names.



CASEY John 1823-39+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839 1828 alehouse


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839


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