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Sort file:- Faversham, February, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 08 February, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1862-

(Name from)

Star Inn

5 Oct 1984

7 Middle Row

Faversham

Star 1926

Above photo, 1926, kindly supplied by Rory Kehoe who says:- This photo was taken quite soon after the "Star," originally a Rigden's house, received it's George Beer & Rigden livery paint job, following 1922 merger of the companies. The notes say that the original pub (the "Chequer") dates from c.1600 and was re-named the "Gun" about 100 years later. It was still the "Gun" when, in 1785, John Rigden purchased the pub from Charlotte Come for 260 making it one of Rigden's earliest tied houses. It's not clear exactly when, or why, the name was changed from the "Gun" to the "Star." The posters to the right of the "Star" are advertising divers amusements, including flying chair-o-planes, a carousel, a circus and a grand violin orchestra-phone! I'd love to know what that might have looked/sounded like!

Star

Above showing the former "Star" date unknown.

Star Inn sign 1970

Above sign 1970.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Star plaque

 

The "Star Inn" closed on 5 October 1984, displayed an unusual sign in its latter days as a Whitbread Fremlin house. The scene depicted an astronaut on the moon, gazing at a distant bright star. The pub was one of the oldest in Faversham, dating from the late sixteenth century, and was known successively as the "Chequer" and "Gun Inn;" the Star was probably adopted in the early 1800s.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BRENCHLEY Edward 1851-62+ (age 57 in 1851Census)

SPILLETT Thomas 1871+ (also Miller age 39 in 1871Census)

BALDOCK Thomas 1874+

STEVENS William 1881-91+ (age 50 in 1891Census)

WALKER William Henry 1903-30+ (age 43 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

FENNER Frederick Vernon 1938+ Next pub licensee had

RING Phil 1940-54

Last pub licensee had ALLEN William Richard 1954-59 Next pub licensee had

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Star.shtml

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

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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