Page Updated:- Monday, 05 December, 2022.


Earliest 1801-

(Name from)

Castle Inn

Latest 1977

7 High Street


Postcard 1950

Above postcard, 1950. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Also showing the "Old House at Home" and "Flying Dutchman."

Above image from Google, July 2009, showing the former "Castle Inn" which changed to be the Queenborough Yacht Club in 1977.


Kentish Gazette, Friday 11 December 1801.

Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey.

TO be, Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Burgess and Sergeant, on Thursday, Dec. 17th, 1801, at the "Castle Inn," Queenborough, at 12 o’clock in the forenoon.

All those four TENEMENTS, desirably and advantageously situated on Queenborough Green, held for a term, of which 60 years are unexpired, at a ground-rent of only three pounds' per annum, let to respectable tenants, at the yearly rent of 30 pounds, renewable for ever on paying one year’s rent; together with a large yard adjoining, contiguous to Queenborough Crick, of which a most convenient and commodious wharf might be made, held likewise for a term, of which 60 years, are unexpired......


From the Kentish Gazette, 17 January 1804. Price 6d.


To be Sold by Auction, by ROSE and SON, at the “Castle Inn,” Queenborough, on Monday, January 16, 1804, between the hours of six and eight o'clock in the evening (unless in the mean time disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.)

All that one moiety or half-part of a FREEHOLD LEASE of LAND, or COMMON-RIGHT of PASTURAGE, for either one horse, one cow, and four sheep, or twelve sheep, upon the whole of that fertile common called Queenborough Green, adjoining the town of Queenborough in the Isle of Sheppy, in the County of Kent.

The above RIGHT of COMMONAGE entitles the owner to the pasturage for the said limited number of cattle, over that valuable and extensive land or common, containing upwards of 300 acres—the said moiety of which now lets for the amendable sum of 10 10s. per annum, clear of deductions—now in the occupation of Mr. William Carey. The before-mentioned Green is only divided info twenty-nine Leeses, each of which are only subject to a low annual wall-scot.

To treat by private contract, and for particulars, apply to Mr. William Gardner, Hearn-hill, or to the Auctioneers, of whom may be purchased four eligible situations for trade, situate in the High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness.


The present two-storey building with attics probably dates from the 18th century, although there appears to have been a public house here by at least 1686. Double-fronted, with a four-room plan with two
central stacks. Early-to-mid 19th century front, altered again in 1900. Rear elevation weatherboarded. Extension to rear approved in 1914. Listed grade II.



MARSHALL William 1790+

HORN William 1847-58+ (age 45 in 1851Census)

HALL Emma Sarah Miss 1861+ (age 32 in 1861Census)

FINN Ethlebert 1871+ (age 54 in 1871Census)

EMPTAGE Thomas Lewis 1881+ Next pub licensee had (also fisherman age 55 in 1881Census)

GILES Thomas Gabriel 1891-May/1902 (age 39 in 1891Census) Maidstone and Kentish Journal

Last pub licensee had HOLMAN Edward May/1902-03+ Kelly's 1903Maidstone and Kentish Journal

PAYNE Thomas 1911+ (age 48 in 1911Census)

MARTIN Wilfred 1934+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal


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