DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest Sept 1867

Maid of Kent

Latest 1903+

9 Blackfrier's Street

Canterbury

Canterbury Map 1874

Above 1874 map identification by Rory Kehoe.

Former Maid of Kent 2017

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

 

In 1838 the premises was occupied by Miss Honeyman, ladies boarding and day (listed under Academies and Seminaries). By 1874 it was operating as a public house and I have traced it to at least 1903. Further research shows it licensed in September 1867.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 14 September 1867. Price 1d.

ANNUAL LICENSING DAY.

New licenses were granted to the following houses:— "Maid of Kent."

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 14 February 1903.

CANTERBURY BREWSTER SESSIONS.

CHIEF CONSTABLE’S REPORT.

I have given notice of objection to the following houses:-

"Maid of Kent," Blackfriars:— That the house is not structurally adapted for the use of the public and not in a fit and proper state of repair to be kept open as a public house; that part of the premises are in an unsafe condition; that the licence is not required to meet the wants of the neighbourhood.

THE MAID OF KENT, BLACKFRIARS.

Mr. Arrowsmith (Messrs. Kingsford and Wightwick), on behalf of the brewers (the Canterbury Brewery Company), said it was not proposed to rebuild the house, but anything in the way of decorative repairs would be carried out to meet the magistrates' views. The house was used mainly as a club and a respectable class of people visited it.

The Surveyor considered the front wall of the house was unsafe, but Mr. Adley, builder, Havelock Street, contradicted this statement and remarked that the same thing might be said of a good many more houses in Canterbury.

It transpired from the evidence of the tenant that he lived in the house free of rent, and the landlords paid all the rates and taxes. Ha also told the Superintendent that he only just managed to exist, and that he received one penny profit on each quart of beer sold.

The Chairman thought the house was in such a dilapidated state that it seemed hardly desirable to continue licensing the premises.

THE DECISIONS. SIX RENEWALS REFUSED

The Magistrates retired for the purpose of considering the cases. On their return into Court the Chairman said the Magistrates had given a great deal of consideration to the cases having regard to the consequences of their decisions.

The "Maid of Kent" was in an insanitary state and the owners were not prepared to spend a considerable sum to make structural alterations. The house was not required and the license would be refused.

The Sessions were then adjourned until February 25th.

 

LICENSEE LIST

YOEMAN E 1868+ Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

DAVIS George 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

GREEN John Rowland 1881-82+ CensusPost Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1882

MISSING George 1889-91+ Historic Canterbury web sitePost Office Directory 1891

WILSON George 1901-03+ (age 70 in 1901Census) Historic Canterbury web site

http://www.pubshistory.com/MaidofKent.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/maidofkent.html

 

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

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site www.machadoink.com

 

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