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Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828

(Name from)

White Horse

Latest 1847+

(Name to)

15 High Street

Canterbury

 

According to Edward Wilmot in his book "Inns of Canterbury" this house was originally called the "Queen's Head," changing name to the "White Horse" in 1837 and then the "Chequers" for a few years until 1848 when it changed name again to the "Bell."

Further research shows that John Elvery was licensee in 1828, so the pub obviously changed name in or some time before this year. Also I have found reference to Edward Christie being licensee in 1847. However, further information in the Pigot's Directory of 1824 identified this as the "Chequers" again so I have no idea when the name changed, unless it's been the "Chequers" on more than one occasion.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CARTER Thomas 1824+ Pigot's Directory 1824

PETTS Thomas 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BLAKE Thomas 1838+ Stapletons Guide

CHRISTY Edward Thomas 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

 

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

 

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