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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1882-

(Name from)

Farrier's Arms

Latest 1912

20 King Street

Canterbury

Canterbury map 1874

Above 1874 map identification by Rory Kehoe.

Farrier's Arms

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former Farrier's Arms 2012

Above photograph kindly sent to me from Len Parrick showing the former "Farrier's Arms" and taken in March 2012.

 

I have only found reference to this pub the once. It was mentioned in the web site Historic Canterbury www.machadoink.com from between 1889 and the 1900s, under the reign of a Mrs. Esther Skinner. Before those dates, 20 King Street used to be known as the "Crown and Anchor."

Edward Wilmot states that the pub closed in 1912.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 12 January 1901. Price 1d.

STURRY. ALLEGED THEFT OF PIPING.

Richard Elmes and Isaac Stone were charged with stealing 15 pieces of piping, eight feet long, the property of the Blean Rural District Council valued at 15s., from Hoad's Hill, Sturry, on January 4.

P.C. Hopkins deposed that from information received, he went about 10 o'clock that morning to Mr. Green's rag and bone shop, Canterbury, in company with two other constables, where he saw the missing iron piping. He then went to the "Farriers' Arms," where he saw the prisoners, whom he took round to Green's shop. At that place a man named Pitcher identified prisoners as the men who brought the piping in on the previous evening. When charged they said they bought the piping from a man with a horse and cart, but at the police station they told the Superintendent that they stole it.

On the application of Superintendent Jacobs, prisoners were remanded for a week.

 

From the Whitstable Times, 11 May, 1901.

PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY.

James Beeching, a labourer, whose address was given as the "Farriers' Arms." Canterbury, was summoned for trespassing in search of conies on land belonging to Colonel Hardy, at Chilham, on April 22nd. He did not appear, but evidence was given by the keepers Bones and New, from which it appeared that the defendant had gone to a wire set up in the larches, and when accosted was found to have two dead rabbits in a bag, which he declared contained nothing more incriminating than moss. He was fined £1 and 16s. 4d. costs.

 

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:-

"Farriers' Arms," King Street.— I object to this house on the grounds that part of the house and premises in the yard are used as a common lodging house; that the backyard is in a very insanitary condition; that the premises are not properly adapted for police supervision; that the licence is not required to meet the requirements of the neighbourhood.

THE FARRIERS' ARMS, KING STREET.

Superintendent Farmery said the house was used as a common lodging-house and there was accommodation for a large number of lodgers in the house and outbuildings. The sanitary arrangements for so many lodgers were very bad. There were five other licensed houses within fifty yards.

Mr. Knocker applied for the renewal of the licence.

In cross-examination, Superintendent Farmery said that considering the class of lodgers who used it the house had been very well kept by Mrs. Skinner, the tenant.

Mr. Turley (the City Surveyor) and Mr. Richardson (the Sanitary Inspector) gave evidence as to the building and to the sanitary arrangements, which they said needed improving.

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.

As to the "Farriers' Arms" the state of the yard was very bad and the sanitary conditions wanted improving. Plans for the alterations would have to be sent in by the 21st inst. and they would be considered at the adjourned sessions. It must be understood that in each case if the licence were granted the common lodging-house business must not be continued in future.

The Sessions were then adjourned until February 25th.

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had FARRANCER Daniel 1882+ Kelly's 1882

SKINNER Mrs. Esther 1889-1900s Historic Canterbury web site

 

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

 

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