Sort file:- Canterbury, January, 2020.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 28 January, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest 1824-

White Lion

Latest 1942

6 St. George's Street


White Lion 1904

Above photo circa 1904, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

White Lion 1910

Above postcard circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

White Lion   St George's Tower

Photo on the left from the Historic Canterbury web site shows the "White Lion", highlighted in greyscale, and the photo on the right, shows where it would be today.

White Lion location 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


Following war damage the licence was held in suspense, and it was demolished in 1942.


From the Historic Canterbury web site

1837 "The Druids meet at the White Lion, St. George's, every Monday evening at nine o'clock."



GILLMAN David 1824+ Pigot's Directory 1824

GILLMAN Mary 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

GILLMAN James 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

GILLMAN Mary Mrs 1838+ Stapletons Guide

TAYLOR Thomas 1840-47+ Pigot's Directory 1840Historic Canterbury web siteBagshaw's Directory 1847

HOPPER Henry 1858-68+ Melville's 1858Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

HOPPER Mrs Caroline 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874Historic Canterbury web site

COX Charles 1881-82+ (age 33 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Historic Canterbury web site

BUSLEY Alfred 1889+ Historic Canterbury web site

BUSBY Albert E 1891-1903+ Historic Canterbury web sitePost Office Directory 1882

GRANT William 1913-22+ Post Office Directory 1913Historic Canterbury web sitePost Office Directory 1922

MOORE William Samuel (AKA Chiefy) Next pub licensee had 1930-Oct/34 Post Office Directory 1930Dover Express

CLAYSON W P 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938


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

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-