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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1823-

George and Dragon

Open 2020+

2 Blackheath Hill (Conduit ValePigot's Directory 1832-34)

Greenwich

020 8691 3764

http://www.georgedragon.com/

https://whatpub.com/george-dragon

George and Dragon 2013

Above photo circa 2013.

 

Addressed at Conduit Vale, Blackheath before 1858.

The pub was rebuilt in its present form in 1890.

I also have a "George and Dragon" listed in Blackheath, which may be the same pub as this. Both addresses say Blackheath Hill, if indeed that is correct but I appear to have two different licensees named from the same Pigots directory in 1832.

Classed as a gay bar in 2013 and usually offering cabaret drag artists for entertainment.

 

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.

 

Maidstone Gazette and Kentish Courier. 8 December 1835.

SUICIDE.

On Wednesday evening last, a well-dressed man, of respectable appearance, entered the "George sand Dragon Inn," Blackheath Hill, and called for a pint of porter, after which he inquired whether he could be accommodated with a bed in the house. On being answered in the affirmative, he went into the sitting room, and remained till eleven o'clock, when he retired to bed. Next morning when the chambermaid went up stairs to make the beds, she found the door fastened, and not obtaining and answer, went for her mistress, who was unable to obtain any answer from within. A carpenter was then sent for, and the lock being forced, the stranger was found lying on the bed, quite dead, having apparently been so for some hours, and on the table was a small bottle containing a small portion of oxalic acid. Nothing was found on the body of the deceased by which his identity could be ascertained, and only 1s. 6d. and a silver pencil case, were found in his pockets. An inquest was held on the body, before C. J. Carttar, Esq., when the above facts were elicited, and the inquiry was adjourned to Monday, at the request of the jury.

 

LICENSEE LIST

RALPH/RELPH Thomas 1823-26+ Pigot's Directory 1823

COOPER William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

JOHNSON John Edward 1840+

WOLVERIDGE Stephen to Jan/1846 Kentish Mercury

PRICE John 1852-58+

HANCOCK T 1862+

PRICE Ann 1866+

PEALL James 1866-74+ (age 48 in 1871Census)

MOORE Benjamin Franklin 1881+ (age 37 in 1881Census)

BENSON F 1891+

HARRIS Charles 1896+

LONDON Tom 1901-05+

COULSTOCK Walter William 1908-19+

RONJENT George Henry 1938+

ESSEX Georgetta Mrs 1944+

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

 

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

CensusCensus

Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury

 

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