DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated Abbey Wood:- Saturday, 07 May, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Abbey Arms

Open 2020+

Station Road

Abbey Wood

07769 178140

https://www.whatpub.com/abbey-arms

Abbey Arms 1930s

Above photo 1930s.

Abbey Arms 2017

Above photo 20 August 2017, by kind permission Chris Mansfield. http://www.chrismansfieldphotos.com/

Abbey Arms 2019

Above photo 2019.

Abbey Arms garden 2019

Above photo showing the garden 2019.

Abbey Arms sign 2006

Above sign, 2006 by Steve Thoroughgood.

 

I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

Belvedere now being Greater London from 1965 but was part of Kent prior to that, I will be focussing my research on Kent itself, but as the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation. All emails are answered.

 

In the 1930s it was part of the Beasley's Brewery tied houses and had a bowling green in their garden. An advert of that time stated that the pub adjoined the railway station.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Saturday 18 September 1869.

Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Kent.

Messrs. Hudson and Son will sell by auction, at the Auction Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London, on Thursday, 30th September, 1869, at 4 for 5 o'clock the "Abbey Arms," public house and Tavern, with about 2 acres of land, adjoining the Abbey Wood Station of the North Kent Railway, together with 8 cottages and garden ground near, near, held together under one lease direct from the freeholder for 50 years, from Christmas last at a ground rent of 20.

The "Abbey Arms" is let on lease for a term, of which 11 years were unexpired at Lady-day last at a rental of 60 per annum.

The Eight Cottages, together with eight plots of garden grounds, are let to weekly tenants at rentals amounting to 75 5s. per annum.

Particulars with Conditions of Sale may be obtained of R. Pidock, Esq., Solicitors, Churc Hill, Woolwich; of Messrs. Lethbridge and Sons, Solicitors, 25, Abingdon Street, Westminster; and of the Auctioneers, 43, Fenchurch Street, London, and Brewer Street, Woolwich.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

BUTLER Edward 1874+

WALLIS Richard Wallis 1881-82+ (widower age 67 in 1881Census)

GOLDING Horace Bertram Edward 1891+ (age 24 in 1891Census)

FLACK George 1896-1904+ Kelly's 1903

FLACK William Fk 1911-18+ (age 33 in 1911Census)

FLACK G 1919+

FLACK William M 1922+

FLACK William F 1930s

DURRANT Henry 1944+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/AbbeyArms.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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