DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1792-

Chequers

Closed 2008

Church Street

Lower Higham

https://whatpub.com/chequers-lower

Chequers 1946

Above photo, circa 1946. Kindly sent by Paul Warren.

Chequers 1976

Above postcard, circa 1976, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former Chequers 2013

Above photo 2013 by Malc McDonald Creative Commons Licence.

Chequers sign 1986

Above sign, October 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The pub has been converted into apartments, but date of closure as yet unknown.

 

Former Chequers 2018

Above photo May 2018 kindly taken and sent by Brian Brockie.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

Kentish Gazette, 20 January, 1792.

To be sold by private contract.

A Good Freehold and well-known public house called the "Chequers," at Higham, in the county of Kent, with large garden and hot-house, green house, barn, stable, back yard, a large fore-yard convenient to build on, with a Tenement adjoining, let to Mr. Stephen Knight, at the yearly rent of 5 a year; lying 3 miles from Rochester, 5 miles from Gravesend, being the leading road out of all the hundred to Gravesend.

To be entered on at Lady-day next, 1792.

Apply to Thomas French, the owner, for further particulars.

 

East Kent Gazette, Saturday 23 September 1922.

Veteran Kent Licensed Victuallers.

Mr. Walter George, of the "Red Lion," Badlesmere, Faversham, has been established there for nearly 50 years, being first granted the licence in November, 1872. His father was a licensed victualler before him at Selling. ("White Lion") Another Kent licensed victualler of long-standing is Mr. Alfred Goord, who has been holder of the licence for the "Chequers Inn," Higham, for 47 years.

 

Closed as a pub in 2008 and was converted into flats.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FRENCH Thomas to 1792

MIDHURST 1792+

BARNES Ann 1841 (age 65 in 1841Census)

BARNES Robert 1851-55+ (age 56 in 1851Census)

STEELE/STEEL Charles 1858-74+ (age 45 in 1871Census)

GOORD Alfred 1875-1922+ (age 29 in 1881Census) Kelly's 1903

GOORD Alfred J 1938+

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

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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