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Sort file:- Canterbury, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1857+

Sir Robert Peel

Latest 1868-

(Name to)

19 High Street

Canterbury

 

Sir Robert Peel, born 5th February 1788 and died 2nd July 1850 was responsible for the creation of the police force in 1829 in London and by 1857 all cities in the U.K. were obliged to have their own police force.

I have heard mention of a pub called the "Sir Robert Peel" at number 19 High Street, but no definite date. By 1874 the building was called the "Greyhound."

I will assume from the above information that the pub was named the "Sir Robert Peel" after or around 1857 when Canterbury certainly had their own police force. Whether the premises was called a different name before this year still remains unknown, but next door and going back to 1587 was the "George and Dragon Family and Commercial Hotel and Posting House."

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

ROGERS Thomas date unknown Historic Canterbury web site (victualler)

 

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

 

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