Sort file:- Gillingham, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.


Earliest 1828-

Lord Exmouth

Latest 1970s

41 Medway Road


Former Lord Exmouth 2011

Above photo 2011, from by Ben Levick. Showing the site today.


Information below by Ben Levick

The Lord Exmouth is listed in Wrights Topography of 1838 so was of that date or earlier. It was originally at the end of Exmouth Terrace, which stood approximately on the site of the short raised road that runs of Wyles Street and is now classed as Medway Road. The pub stood on approximately the site of the square brick house in the photos.

The pub was named after Admiral Lord Exmouth, who bombarded Algiers in 1816 and cleared the Mediterranean of the Barbary pirates who had been causing problems for British Shipping. Kellys Directory of 1845 gives a pub named The Exmouth Arms that is otherwise unknown, so it could be that was an alternate name for the pub. The pub closed and was demolished in the 1970s when the road was widened.


The 1861 census gives the address as number 27 Exmouth Terrace.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 31 May 1859.


Mr. J. T. Skinner, HAS received instructions from the Proprietor to SELL by AUCTION, at the "Sun Hotel," Chatham, on Wednesday, the 15th June, 1859, At five o'clock in the evening, The following valuable FREEHOLD ESTATES, in seven lots, vis.

Lot 5:— A brick and slated DWELLING-HOUSE, containing 5 rooms, washhouse and cellar, together with the outbuildings, front and back gardens, and passage-way at side, situate adjoining the "Lord Exmouth" public-house, Exmouth terrace, Gillingham, now in the tenure of Richard Sears, at an annual rental of 8 (tenants paying rates and taxes).


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 05 August 1867.

Robbery at Gillingham.

Samuel Wix, 24, labourer, was indicted for robbing Patrick O'Hare with violence and stealing a watch and chain. Mr. Marsham prosecuted; Mr. E. T. Smith defended the prisoner.

The prosecutor was at the "Lord Exmouth Tavern," Gillingham, on the 16th July. It was a wet day, and he had had something to drink. The prisoner was a ganger, and brought in a number of navvies. Prosecutor got showing his clock, but from some cause a row took place. Prosecutor was assaulted, and his watch stolen. It was not contended that the prisoner was the man who actually took the watch, but it was sort to show that the prisoner and the others meted in concert. The jury acquitted the prisoner.


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.



MARTIN Pierce 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BANES Charlotte 1858-62+ (widow age 49 in 1861Census)

TUFFNELL Phillip 1874-82+ (age 54 in 1881Census)

WREN Jesse 1903-13+ Kelly's 1903

WREN Agnes Mrs 1918+

WREN Fanny Mrs 1922+

HOLLANDS David 1930-38+


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


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