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Sort file:- Gravesend, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 22 September, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851

(Name from)

Jolly Sailor

Latest 1908

1-2 Union Street/63 Clarence Street

Gravesend

 

Starting life as the "Bricklayer's Arms" the name changed some time between 1842 and 1851.

The pub stood right next door to the "Victory."

 

Gravesend plaque

Above plaque says the following:-

TOWN CENTRE DWELLINGS.

On the site of this car park once stood approximately 200 residential dwellings, public houses, places of worship and schools dating from the mid 19th century. The area was cleared in the mid 1960s as part of the town centre redevelopment.

This footpath follows the original line of Clarence Street and listed below are landmarks taken from an OS map dated 1865.

North Street, South Street, Peppercroft Street, Upper Milton British School. Zion Chapel. Milton Hall, "Kings Arms Ph," "Prince Regent PH," "Victory PH," "Jolly Sailor PH," and the "Star Hotel."

Car park refurbishment funded by Gravesham Borough Council and Department for Communities and Local Government.

Jojjy Sailor area

Above photo showing the area today (2013.) Windmill Hill is in the background.

Gravesend Map Clarence Street

Above map 1863 showing the "Jolly Sailor" pink, "Victory" blue.

From The Era 9 September 1849.

Benjamin Dye Blunderfield, "Jolly Sailor," corner of Union-street and Star-street.

License refused.

 

I also have reference to a "Sailor" at the same address, but that may be a name error and the pub may not have changed name.

Charles Winney managed to get the pub a spirit license in 1863.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BLUNDERFIELD Benjamin Dye 1849+

POTTER Benjamin 1851+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

BUTCHER William 1855+

WINNEY Charles 1861-68 Next pub licensee had (age 31 in 1861Census)

DUELL Henry 1871+ (age 44 in 1871Census)

JENNINGS Louisa Mrs 1878+

LAKE John Mar/1879+ Gravesend Reporter

DUELL Henry 1881+ (age 54 in 1881Census)

OWELL Henry 1881 (age 54 in 1881Census)

BEARSBY Walter James 1891+ (age 43 in 1891Census)

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

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/jollysailor.html

 

CensusCensus

Gravesend ReporterGravesend Reporter

 

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