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Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Chequers Arms

Open 2020+

Darenth Road South

Darenth

01322 224037

https://whatpub.com/chequers

Chequers 2015

Above photo circa 2015.

Chequers 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly sent by Ian Goodrick.

Chequers sign 2001

Above sign left, date unknown, sign right, 2001.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 30 July, 1864.

ALLEGED BURGLARY AT DARENTH.

James Rivers, for having burglariously entered the house of Sophia Mackney, landlady of the “Chequers Inn,” at Darenth, on the 2nd May, and having stolen two pounds of tobacco, one pound of cigars, and 1 15s.

The case against the prisoner rested wholly upon the evidence of the prosecutrix, and there being little doubt that she was mistaken in the identity of the prisoner, who received an unexceptionable character extending over a period of twelve years.

The Judge suggested that there was not sufficient evidence to warrant a conviction, and the Jury at once discharged the prisoner.

Their decision was received with applause, which was immediately suppressed.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ALLCHIN George 1828-29+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BULL William 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MACKNEY George 1841-58+ (also tailor age 46 in 1851Census)

MACKNEY Sophia 1861-Aug/1866 dec'd (widow age 50 in 1861Census) Kentish Chronicle

MACKNEY Edmund (son) Aug/1866-82+ (also Insurance Agent age 28 in 1871Census)

BARNETT John 1891+ (age 44 in 1891Census)

MILLER Harry 1899+

HEAD William 1901+ (age 23 in 1901Census)

UPTON William James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

HARRIS Richard 1911-13+ (age 42 in 1911Census)

JENKINS William 1918-30+

BLEW Morris G 1934+

BLEW Louis R 1938+

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

 

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kentish ChronicleKentish Chronicle

CensusCensus

 

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