DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1788-

Stone Steps

Latest 1788+

Unknown

Dover

 

I have no idea where this pub was and have only heard reference to it the once. The Kentish Gazette 19 to 22 August 1788, back page, stated the following:- "Friday last died at Dover, Mr. Hammond GOLDFINCH, master of the "Stone Steps" public house, at that place.

I am certainly adding this one to the list of public houses in Dover and hope that more information comes to light one day, but the death of that licensee could well have been the end of that public house, and earlier reference to 1788 is very difficult to find.

My only thoughts regarding its position are possibly at the bottom of Ashen Tree Lane which leads up to the castle. Could this building here have been the "Stone Steps."

Cottage at bottom of Ashen Tree Lane

Above picture showing the cottage at the bottom of Ashen Tree Lane, May 2014.

 

Or perhaps it could be at the bottom of those steps which used to lead down to the "Alma" although the "Alma" I have only traced back to 1877.

 

Or, what about the steps called Hubert Passage next to the "White Horse?" However in 1788, the pub was called the "City of Edinburgh."

 

LICENSEE LIST

GOLDFINCH Mr Hammond to 1788

 

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