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Earliest 1851

Marquis of Granby

Latest 1855+

 2 Radnor Street



John Hall having left the other "Marquis of Granby" in the High Street in 1851 decided to open another pub with the same name in Radnor Street. I do not know the reason for the move or the choosing of the same name, but this house was rather short lived and I have found no mention of it after 1855 when Sarah Hall was licensee. It is probable that John had died and she took it over as licensee and was running it by herself.


Maidstone Gazette 18 February 1851.

Petty Sessions; Before R. Hart Esq., Mayor, S. Mackie, W. Bateman, W. Major, T. Golder and J. Bateman Esqs.

There were six publicans charged by the police with serving beer, &c., contrary to the law. Mr. R.T. Brockman appeared for the Watch Committee; Mr. Delasaux (Canterbury) for several of the defendants.

James Hall, Old Marquis of Granby, was charged on the information of police constable Collins with serving beer before the hour of half past twelve o'clock p.m., on Sunday, the 2nd instant. Police constable Collins having proved the case, the Mayor addressed the defendant, telling him that the only object of the magistrates was to keep the town in an orderly and proper manner. The magistrates or the police were not actuated by any ill-feeling towards him or anyone else in his business, but they felt that the law had been disregarded, and that it was necessary now for all parties that the public houses should not now do as they had done; the Bench taking all circumstances into consideration, would mitigate the penalty to 1s. and costs.

Note: The name “Old” Marquis of Granby suggests that this was the house in the High Street. However, at the time of the 1851 Census, he was in Radnor Street at what was the "Ship," the name of which was crossed out and Marquis of Granby overwritten. Also, the Post Office Directory for 1851, information for which would most likely have been compiled in 1850, has him at the Marquis of Granby in Radnor Street. I feel, therefore, that this report refers to the Marquis of Granby, Radnor Street.



Last pub licensee had HALL John "James" 1851+ (age 32 in 1851Census) Bastions

HALL Sarah Listed 1855 Bastions


BastionsFrom More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney



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