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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

(Name from)

Ye Olde Starre and Crowne

Latest 1939

(Name to)

High Street

Goudhurst

Starre and Crowne 1920

Above photo, circa 1920, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Ye Olds Starre and Crowne

Above drawing circa 1928.

Starre and Crownr

Above photo, date unknown, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Above photo date unknown.

Starre and Crowne

Above photo, date unknown, by kind permission of Eric Hartland.

Ye Olde Starre and Crowne sign

Above sign now found inside the pub, now called the "Star and Eagle."

 

It is said that the pub is the highest building on the south side of the church, and contains an oak staircase and dining room are said to be of special interest.

Previously known as the "Black Spread Eagle" whose license dates as far back as 1600.

 

From Kentish Gazette 11 October 1842.

TAVERNS, ALEHOUSES, LAND, etc.

Late the Property of Samuel Shepherd, Esq. deceased, and by his Will directed to be sold.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. BENJAMIN HATCH,

At the "Saracen's Head Inn," in Ashford, on Tuesday, the 1st day of November, 1842, at Four for Five o'clock precisely in the afternoon,

Lot 12. - The "Star and Crown Inn," with the Yard, Garden, Out-buildings, and several pieces of Meadow or Pasture and Wood Land adjoining or near and used therewith, containing about - (nothing shown) Acres, at Goudhurst, in the occupation of Richard Austen, held under Lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester for a term of 21 years, of which 16 years were unexpired at Lady-day, 1842, renewable in the usual manner at the reserved Rent of 18s, 9d., and 3 10s for Redeemed Land Tax.

 

Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 26 February 1850.

GOUDHURST.

The anniversary of the Goudhurst Agricultural Society took place here on Thursday se’nnight, the usual ploughing match being held on a field belonging to Viscount Beresford. A large party sat down to an excellent dinner io the evening, at the "Star and Crown Inn;" A. J. B. Hope, Esq., M.P., in the chair. Amongst the company were the Revs. Wm. Smith Marriott, Irving, and Woodgate; also G. Hinds, R. Springett, and — Dewar, Esqs. After the usual loyal and complimentary toasts had been drank, the Chairman, in proposing prosperity to the association, said, he considered these meetings of the greatest importance; they were the means of creating a union between all branches of the agricultural community. Whatever course the agriculturist adopted in these trying times, he would recommend them to pull together, steady in hand and strong in heart, and would remind them of the words of an old landlord to his son— "Plant the tree, Jack; it will grow while you sleep." So he would say, "Manure the land it will sink into the soil while you sleep."

After some excellent remarks from the Revs. W. S. Marriott, Woodgate, and others, and the spending a most harmonious evening, the meeting broke up.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 17 June 1927.

GOUDHURST EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS.

A great deal of local interest was shown last week in the exhibition of paintings by Miss Savage at Church House. The pictures that particularly appealed to the numerous visitors were Views of the Village Church (exterior and interior decorated for Harvest). A Corner of the Vicarage Garden, the Interior of the "Old Star and Crown Hotel," Studies of Oast Houses and Hop-pickers, Views of Cranbrook and Cranbrook Woods, Many other sketches and studies were also exhibited, and were much admired.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FAGG John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

AUSTIN Richard 1832-Oct/42 (age 43 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DOUST William 1851

BEARSBY William 1851+

AUSTIN Edward 1861+ (also farmer age 36 in 1861Census)

FRY Frederick 1864-1905 (widower also farmer age 68 in 1901Census)

THOMAS Alfred Henry 1911-16+ (age 48 in 1911Census)

NICKLINSON Mr 1924+

PICKERING Jack 1938-39

The pub closed for a short time in 1939 being renovated and when it reopened was called the "Star and Eagle."

 

CensusCensus

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

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

 

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