Sort file:- Margate, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 September, 2022.


Earliest 1627-

White Hart

Latest 1927+

8 The Parade


White Hart Hotel 1860s

Above engraving 1860s.

White Hart Hotel

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White Hart

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White Hart 1906

Above postcard, 1906, kindly sent by Debi Birkin. Also showing the "Royal York Hotel."

White Hart

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White Hart

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White Hart Hotel 2019

Above Google image 2019.

O S Map 1852

YELLOW="Lord Nelson. RED="York Hotel" BLUE="White Hart Hotel." O S map 1852.


A new building was erected on the foundations of the old in 1876 and swallowed up the "Lord Nelson" in the process.


From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday, 24 September to Wednesday, 28 September, 1768. Price 2d.


On Friday the 30th Day of this Instant September, about Five o'Clock in the Afternoon, at the “White Hart” in Margate, for the Residue of a Term of One Thousand Years, of which about One Hundred Years are now expired, subject to the Yearly Rent of Twelve Pence.

A Piece of Ground, containing about seventy-three Feet in Length, and about forty-six Feet in Breadth, and the several Messuages and Buildings thereon, late in the Occupation of John Jarvise lastly deceased, and his Assigns, being in the High Street in Margate, and adjoining the Rope-walk there; very commodious for building on, and advantageously situated for prospect.

Enquire of Mr. Fagg, Attorney at Ramsgate.


From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Wednesday, 3 May, to Saturday 6 May, 1769. Price 2d.


On Tuesday the 9th instant, at the Excise-Office, at the “White Hart,” in Margate, 142 Gallons of Rum. 209 Ditto foreign Brandy. 76 Ditto foreign Geneva.

The sale to begin at Two O'clock.

The Goods to be viewed and tasted the Morning of the Day of Sale.

Apply to John Taylor, Tide-Surveyor of Excise at Margate.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 21 February 1797.

White Hart Inn. Near the parade Margate.

Mrs. Mitchener respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry and Travellers, visiting Margate, that she has added to the above Inn, large and commodious stabling, a stock of choice hay and corn, and the most careful attendance. Her friends and customers therefore may at all times depend upon every suitable accommodation, reasonable charges, and there are favours will be gratefully acknowledged.


From Morning Chronicle 13 February 1802.


Includes Thomas Edmunds, aged 9 years, son of Mr. Thomas Edmunds, "White Hart Inn," Margate. Also Sarah Watson, of Folkestone, servant at the "White Hart Inn," Margate.


From Oxford University and City Herald 15 May 1813.

POLICE. Bow-street.

L. Hayward and J. Goodman were brought up for a third examination, charged with having broken open the Union Canterbury bank, and stole therefrom bank-notes to a very considerable amount, E. Lawson, of Trafalgar-place, New-road, stated, that he had received overtures of negotiating the notes which Hayward and Goodwin were suspected of having stolen. He paid a note of 20 to a Mr. Edmunds, of the "White Hart, at Margate; Mr. Edmunds sent it to his bankers, Messrs. Cobb and Co. by whom it was returned, when it was ascertained that it was one of the bills stolen from the bank. A clerk in the bank proved the entry of the bill on the Saturday preceding the robbery. Some of the parties, whose evidence was not required again, were bound to prosecute at the Canterbury sessions, and the prisoners were again remanded.


Kentish Gazette, 4 July 1820.

Last week, the "White Hart Inn," at Margate, kept by Mr. Edmonds, was feloniously entered in the night by opening one of the coffee-room windows, and property to the amount of about 7. stolen from the bar; no traces of the thief have been discovered.


From the Kentish Gazette, 18 June 1839.


June 11, at Margate, after a short illness, Elizabeth Colley, niece of Mr. Creed, of the "White Hart Hotel," aged 12 years.


From the Kentish Gazette, 2 September 1845.


August 20, at Margate, aged 63, Mr. George Creed many years the respected proprietor of the "White Hart Commercial Hotel," in that town.


From the Kentish Gazette, 30 September 1845.


MARY CREED returns her grateful thanks to the Commercial Gentlemen, and all other Friends, for their kind patronage to her late Husband during a period of thirty-two years, and begs to solicit a continuance of the same, it being her intention to carry on the Business as heretofore, and trusts, by strict attention to the comfort of all parties honouring her with their company, to insure their future support.

September 26th, 1845

N.B.— All Persons having any claims on the Estate, are requested to send them in forthwith.


Kentish Gazette, 12 August 1851.

Margate. Sudden Friendship.

On Thursday last, a commercial traveller stopping at the "White Hart," in Margate, while spending the evening at a convivial meeting at the "Fountain Tavern," entered into conversation with a foreign gentleman, apparently a German. Both parties sitting late, they agree to sleep at the "Fountain" rather than cause a disturbance at their respective Inns.

About 9 o'clock in the morning, the commercial gentleman awoke after a most lengthy refreshing slumber, and proceeded to dress himself, discovered to his dismay that someone had rifled his pockets of their contents.

On enquiry, the German gentleman was seem to leave the house about 6 o'clock, and it was afterwards discovered that he paid his bill at the "York Hotel" from the very purse he had purloined from his friend's pocket. Taking his bag under his arm, he left by the early train, where all traces of him ceased. The lost to the victim in this transaction is 46 11s. 3d.


South Eastern Gazette 11 January 1853.

DEATH. Jan. 4, at MARGATE.

Mr. John Colley, of the "White Hart Hotel," aged 33 years.


Kentish Gazette, 25 April 1854.


The annual dinner of the parish officers was held at the "White Hart Inn," on Monday the 17th inst., the Rev. J. F. Lingham, vicar, in the chair, and the two churchwardens, Messrs. Hunter and Sturges, deputies; but out of four overseers belonging to the parish, not one attended the dinner, which was got up in the best style, and gave great credit to the worthy hostess.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 2 June, 1860.


We understand that cards have been issued by the Worshipful the Mayor for his official dinner, which is to take place on Tuesday next, the 5th of June, at the "White Hart Hotel."


From the Kentish Chronicle, 7 May, 1864.


On Monday a meeting took place at the “White Hart Hotel,” at which several gentlemen connected with the aquatic fetes given at Margate during the last two or three years, were present. T. N. Tulfourd Esq., being in the chair. After some discussion, it was resolved that, taking into consideration the increasing success attending previous regattas, a fete of a similar character should take place during the Approaching season. It was also resolved that the Mayor be invited to sit as Chairman of the committee, and after some routine business, the meeting separated. We understand that the committee intend to have their regatta on a more extended scale than hitherto, and having a balance of 26 5s, 1d., they feel much confidence of success.


Kentish Gazette 7 January 1868.


On Tuesday morning last, at about half-past ten o'clock, a fire broke out in rooms over the "White Hart'' Hotel stables, Fort Road, in the occupation of Mr. Hills, surgical instrument maker. Information of the occurrence having been communicated to Supt. Saunders, at the Police Station, he at once discharged the maroons. The fire-brigade, under the command of Captain Reeve, proceeded to the spot with the accustomed promptness, and soon succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but not until the flooring had been greatly burnt, and the premises otherwise damaged.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 21 September 1868.

Very desirable Freehold Property, either for investment or occupation, known as the "Phoenix Brewery," King-street, Margate, with a very compact three-quarter plant, a comfortable dwelling-house and tavern with spirit license, a cottage of five rooms used as malt and hop stores, yard and offices.

MR. J. P. SMITH is instructed to offer for SALE by AUCTION, at the "White-Hart Hotel," (unless previously disposed of by private contract), on MONDAY, Sept. 28th, 1868, at three o’clock in the afternoon precisely, the above valuable property.

The Auctioneer begs to call the attention of any persevering man with a small capital to this profitable investment, as there in now, and has been for many years, a good trade carried on.

Immediate possession can be given.

The plant and Tavern fixtures, according to inventory annexed to the particulars, will pass with the purchase. And the rolling-stock and Tavern furniture can be taken by valuation, if desired.

For printed particulars and conditions of sale apply to the Auctioneer, Hawley-square; or, to C. F. Gibson, Esq., solicitor, 6, Churchfield-place, Margate.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 28 May 1870.


We hear that the Mayor's annual civic banquet will be held at the "White Hart Hotel," on the evening of Thursday, Jane 9.


Maidstone Telegraph and West Kent Messenger. 28 August 1870.


As four young men named Pain, Rolfe, and Kingston (2) were driving a trap belonging to Mr. Wales along the Parade, the horse became unmanageable. When near the “White Hart” Hotel, one of the wheels fell off, and the occupants of the vehicle were thrown to the ground with considerable force. The horse and the remaining portion of the conveyance then proceeded at a furious speed along King-street and the Dane, and then, turning back, went some distance up Hawley-street, where they were stopped. The horse was unhurt, but the trap was greatly damaged.


From the Whitstable Times, 16 June, 1900.


Mr. Edwin L. Gardener, of Canterbury, on Wednesday offered for sale at the "White Hart Hotel," Margate, by order of the personal representatives of the late Mr. James Fright, a substantially-built freehold residence at Birchington, known as "Mill House," together with stabling, outbuildings, and large garden adjoining, also a capital piece of building land adjoining the main Canterbury Road. The property was Knocked down for 550. Messrs. Mowll and Mowll were the solicitors for the vendors.


From Dover Express 28 October 1927.

The "White Hart" Hotel, Margate, which is 300 years old, was the scene of a bad fire at midnight on Sunday, five bedrooms being gutted in the east wing before the Fire Brigade could stop the fire. The rooms damaged included the buffet and lounge. All those sleeping in the hotel were in the west wing.


The Isle of Thanet Williams Directory of 1849 described this as a Family and Commercial Hotel, with Livery Stables in Marine Parade.

According to Barry J White, the "Lord Nelson" was demolished some time after 1867 and the site was used for building the new "White Hart."





EDMUNDS/EDMONDS Thomas 1802-23+

CREED George 1826-20/Aug/45 age 63 (age 55 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CREED Mary Aug/1845+

COLLEY John 1847-Jan/53 dec'd Williams Directory 1849

COLLEY Elizabeth Mrs 1854-58+

FAGG William "Walter" Adams 1861-81+ (age 63 in 1881Census)

FAGG Elizabeth 1891+

MILLS William J 1901-03+ (age 33 in 1901Census)

Gildea Trust Ltd 1938+


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Williams Directory 1849From Isle of Thanet Williams Directory 1849


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