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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest 1847-


Latest 1879+

1 Stour Street/Lamb Lane

St Mary


Canterbury map 1874

Above map 1874 identified by Rory Kehoe.

Former Monarch 2017

Above photo identified and sent by Rory Kehoe, August 2017.

Monarch Inn pewter mug

Above mug, when B Page was licensee. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


Only traced from between 1858 and 1874 so far. According to the Historic Canterbury web site by 1917 the premises was home to the Kent & Royal Insurance Company and once the home of the County Coroner Thomas Thorpe De Lasaux to at least 1855.


Kentish Gazette, 13 May 1851.


TO LET, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION (the present proprietor leaving this city), that well known Public House called the "MONARCH, now in full trade, and capable of great improvement. The coming in can be reduced to about 60.

Apply at Beer and Co.’s Original Brewery, Canterbury.


South Eastern Gazette Gazette, 6 December 1853.

Uttering Counterfeit Coin.

Three lads, named Hayward, Hunt, and Mills, were charged with tendering a bad half-crown and two base shillings to Mrs. Collard, of the "Monarch Tavern," Stour-street, on the evening of Saturday week, in payment of beer, for which they had received the respective change, and the prosecutrix, on finding that the coin was bad, and knowing that she had received it of Mills, accused him of having passed it, when he said he had taken it of his employer, and would take it back to him. The other two prisoners afterwards called on Mrs. Collard, and admitted having passed the two bad shillings, and gave her the amount, but she refused to return the bad shillings, which she put into the hands of Spratt, the police inspector, who ascertained that Howard was in the employ of Mr. Alfred Neame, soap and candle manufacturer, and that he had been occasionally employed in cleaning out the counting-house, where there was a drawer containing base coin, from which doubtless he obtained those tendered to Mrs. Collard. The evidence not being considered sufficiently conclusive, the prisoners were discharged with a caution.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 31 January, 1863.


James Green (a returned convict), and James Atkins (sergeant in the 90th Regt.) were charged with a breach of the peace, shortly before twelve o’clock on Saturday night. There were a number of people assembled opposite the “Monarch” public-house in Lamb-lane, when the defendant Green said he would fight any man in Kent, as his time was up. Atkins stepped forward, and Green pushed him down, and also struck him. Both men were taken into custody.

Green was fined 20s., or a month's hard labour. The Bench discharged Atkins, and expressed their regret that he had been taken into custody, which would not have been the case if he had not been in liquor at the time.


Aris's Birmingham Gazette 06 March 1869.


On the 1st. inst., at the "Monarch Inn," Canterbury, in his 77th year, Mr. Samuel Homer, late of this town.



FIGG William 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

MAXTED Joseph 1851+ (age 44 in 1851Census)

COLLARD Mrs 1853+

HOMER Samuel 1858-Mar/69 dec'd (age 41 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

LEFTLEY Alfred George 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

DARK Frederick 1878+ Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

LUKE H J to Sept/1879 Whitstable Times

CHARRISON H Sept/1879+ Whitstable Times

PAGE C 1880+


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

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


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