Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1869-

Jolly Sailor

Latest 1901+

(Name to)

Albion Place

Lower Upnor


From the London Gazette, 4 June, 1869.

Near Rochester, Kent:- Desirable Freehold Estate for investment or occupation, situate in the parishes of St. Mary, Stoke, Hoo, Halstow, and Upnor, in the rich farming district of the Hundred of Hoo, comprising numerous farms, with capital farm houses, premises and labourers' cottages, enclosures of accommodation land, and the "Bell Inn," St. Mary's, containing together 1,436 acres of superior arable, pasture, meadow, and marsh land, plantation, &c., with possession. Also the well known extensive Cement Works at Upnor, on the River medway, with Upnor Lodge, The "Jolly Sailors' Inn," 2 dwelling-houses, shop, 29 cottages and garden ground, woodland &c., containing altogether 28A, 2R, 19P., let on lease to Messrs. Hilton at 324 per annum.


Mr. Robert Lake Cobb (of the firm of H. and R. L. Cobb), has been appointed by the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart to sell by auction, at the Mart, Tokenhouse-Yard, near the bank, London, on Friday, the 23rd day of July, at twelve for one o'clock in the afternoon, in 19 lots, pursuant to an order of the High Court of Chancery, made on the matter of Arthur Davies and in the cause of Davies v. Atkinson, valuable freehold estates ion the Hundred of Hoo, near Rochester, divided as follows:-


Lot 19. The extensive freehold Cement Works on the banks of the River Medway at Lower Upnor, with the "Jolly Sailors' Inn" or "Pier Hotel"; 2 dwelling -houses, shop, and 29 cottages; also Upnor Lodge, with extensive lodge; about 25 acres of meadow land, ballast bank, garden, ground, and woodland, &c., containing together 50A. 1R. 24P.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.



EDWARDS James 1847-51+

BLAKE Arthur 1858-62+ (also tea gardens, barge owner age 45 in 1861Census)

JEAL Robert 1871-74 (age 38 in 1871Census)

PETERS James 1881 (age 48 in 1881Census)

KING George 1901+

Name to "Pier Hotel"


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