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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1769-

Red Lion

Latest ????

 

High Halden

 

Only instance I have found of this house to date is from the passage below.

 

From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Wednesday 17 May to Saturday 20 May, 1769. Price 2d.

COCK FIGHTING

At John Dean's, the “Red Lion,” at High Halden, on Tuesday and Wednesday the 23rd and 24th of May.

The Gentlemen of Mersham and Cranbrook, against the Gentlemen of Tenterden and Halden. To shew Twenty-one Cocks on each Side; to fight for Two-Guineas a Battle, and Four the odd one: To weigh the Days of fighting; One Battle to be fought before Dinner.

N.B. There will be a good Twelve-penny Ordinary at One O'clock.

 

However, the census of 1891 gives mention of a "Lion Tavern" in High Halden, with a man named Edwin Barton Woodgate age 77 being in residence there and identified as a Farmer and Carpenter.

 

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