Sort file:- Canterbury, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.


Earliest 1692-


Latest 1862-

(Name to)

Wincheap Street (Castle Street 1828)



On the corner of Wincheap Green and mentioned in the licensing lists of 1692.

I also have reference to a "New Wheatsheaf" also in Wincheap which lost its license in September 1867. I am not sure whether this is the same establishment.

In 1826 the innkeeper, John Springett paid land tax to John Rigden who later purchased the premises under Rigdens Brewers for 187 10s., in 1870.

Between 1838 and 1865 the pub was operating under the name of the "Railway Tavern."


From the Kentish Chronicle, 3 March, 1860.


(Before the Mayor, and E Wootton and W. H. Trimnell Esqrs.)

Robert Edwards was charged with stealing three planks, the property of T. R. Crampton, contractor for the works in progress on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway.

The policeman stated that about a quarter past three o'clock on Sunday morning, he saw the prisoner passing by the "Wheatsheaf" public-house, Wincheap, with some boards on his shoulder. On asking him where he got them, the prisoner said Mr. Crampton had given him permission to take some home with him from the railway to repair his house with them. The officer remarked that it was very suspicious for a man to be carrying boards of that kind at three o'clock on Sunday morning, and took him into custody.

Mr. Delasaux, who appeared to support the charge, next called a carpenter, in the employ of Mr. Crampton, who deposed that boards similar to those produced had been used by the men employed on the railway works, but he could not swear that those produced were Mr. Crompton's property. The prisoner had been employed as a watchman on the line. The Bench were of opinion that the case was not established against the prisoner, who would consequently be discharged; but he must say it was very suspicions, and the prisoner would be liable to be apprehended again, if any further evidence could be obtained.

Previous to the prisoner leaving the Court Mr. Walker informed him that he was dismissed from his employment.




SPRINGETT John 1824-34+ Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CHIVERS Henry 1838-40+ Stapletons GuidePigot's Directory 1840

HARNDEN Edward 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

KINGSLAND William 1858+ (also wheelwright & smith)


Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847


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