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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Harrow

Latest 1904

(Name to)

14 Enysford Street (High Street 1901Census)

Eynsford

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

Sarah Collins was the owner of the pub in 1842 when James Young was the licensee, he had died by 1845 and his wife had taken over to run the pub. She was remarried by 1851 to Henry Benham, almost 10 years younger than her, who was the son of a master tailor in the village. At this time the pub was also being used for residential purposes and contained 5 lodgers. One of whom was William Hearn listyed as a master wheelwright in the census of 1851 and 1871 when he was a widow aged 69.

The Eynsford Cricket Club held their club meeting in the premises in 1844 and probably played cricket in the field behind the pub, still known as Harrow meadow.

In 1875 The Loyal Hope of Eynsford Lodge of Oddfellows was reported to have celebrated their 30th anniversary there, when the Leeds Castle band played while dinner was served in a tent when Fanny Barr was licensee. The pub was now owned by Debtford brewer T. Norfolk and Sons and had been by since 1873.

In 1904 the property including the field was leased to Elliott Downs Till, a London businessman for 50 years at the sum of 75 per annum and converted it into a hotel and it was renamed the "Castle."

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 1 May 1849.

Dartford Petty sessions, Saturday.

Henry Benham, landlord of the Harrow, at Eynsford, was summoned for having his house open during afternoon divine service, having 9 persons in the Parlour and through the tap room.

Fined 2 and costs.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH Charles 1787-97

THORPR ???? 1798-1801

BARDEN ???? 1802-21

BOOKER Henry 1822-29+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

YOUNG James 1832-42+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

YOUNG William 1840

YOUNG Maria (widow) 1845+

BENHAM Henry 1847-55+ (also butcher age 29 in 1851Census)

BARR John 1858-59+

BARR H Mrs "Fanny" 1861-74+ (widow age 55 in 1871Census)

LAMER Henry 1881+ (age 26 in 1881Census)

KIMBER Frank 1891-1901+ (age 48 in 1891Census)

PASTORELLI Ralph 1903 Kelly's 1903

GODFREY H C 1903+

http://pubshistory.com/Harrow.shtml

 

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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