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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1480

Compasses Inn

Open 2020+

Sole Street

Crundale

01227 700300

http://www.thecompassescrundale.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/compasses-inn

Above photo taken from their web site.

Compasses Inn 2011

Above photo 2011 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Compasses Inn 2014

Above photo 19 May 2014, by Adam Swain from http://www.flickr.com.

Compasses inside 2012

Photo 6 October 2012, from http://www.flickr.com by Jelltex.

Compasses Inn Rob and Donna Taylor 2019

Above photo showing licensees Rob and Donna Taylor 2019.

Compasses 2022

Above photo 2022, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Compasses Inn sign 2011Compasses sign 2012

Above sign left 2011. Sign right, 2012.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 28 July 1894. Price 1d.

CRUNDALE. FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN AGRICULTURAL LABOURER.

The East Kent Coroner (R. M. Mercer, Esq.) held an inquest on Monday at the “Compasses,” Crundale, on the body of John Thomas Barham, an agricultural labourer, aged 33.

It appeared that deceased and some other men came to Canterbury with two wagons and a cart, and went to the S.E.R. Station and loaded up with coal. They went out to Thanington and stopped at the “Hop Poles” a little while and then went on. When just past Mr. Finn's grounds the deceased challenged one of the men to a fight. William Lawrence. This Lawrence would not do, but said he would have a wrestle with deceased. They both soon fell on the ground with their heads on the footpath. They got up and neither of them was quarrelsome. Lawrence went on to Milton with his wagon, but the deceased went on to Buckholt by Thruxted and Penny Pot. When they left the “Hop Poles” at Canterbury they all had had enough to drink. When in penny Pot Wood the deceased tried to get up into the cart, and he fell down and the wheels of the cart passed over his legs. A man named Ernest Croucher, who was with the deceased at the time, took him to his house in the wagon, to Crundale. From the injuries received the deceased died at Crundale.

The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death.”

 

From the Whitstable Times, 6 January 1900. Price 1d.

FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN AGRICULTURAL LABOURER

The East Kent Coroner (R. M. Mercer Esq.) held an inquest on Monday at the “Compasses,” Crundale, on the body of John Thomas Barham, an agricultural labourer, aged 33.

It appeared that deceased and some other men came to Canterbury with two Wagons and a cart. And went to the S.E.R. Station and loaded up with coal. They went out to Thanington and stopped at the “Hop Poles” a little while and then went on. When just past Mr. Finn's grounds the deceased challenged one of the men to fight – William Lawrence. This Lawrence would not do, but said he would have to wrestle with deceased. They both soon fell on the ground with their heads on the footpath. They got up and neither of them was quarrelsome. Lawrence went on to Milton with his wagon, but the deceased went on to Buckholt by Thruxted and Penny Pot. When they left the “Hop Poles” in Canterbury they all had had enough to drink. When in Penny Pot Wood the deceased tried to get up into the cart, and he fell down and the wheels of the cart passed over his legs. A man named Ernest Croucher, who was with the deceased at the time took him to his home in the wagon, to Crundale. From the injuries received the deceased died at Crundale.
The Jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

 

Edward Harvey's son William ran the "Ship" at Boughton Under Blean, and died at that pub in 1911.

I have also seen this addressed as being in East Ashford.

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.

 

 Information from Rory Kehoe in December 2021 says the following:- The tenants left a few months ago, to run a restaurant in Tunbridge Wells and the pub has been boarded up/on the market. Sheps have found a new lessee, who is a Michelin Starred restaurateur from Thanet. The word is that he'll run the Compasses free of tie and wants to set up his own microbrewery on site.

 

LICENSEE LIST

LEGGETT John 1861+ (age 34 in 1861Census)

JARVIS Stephen 1891+ (age 59 in 1891Census)

HARVEY Edward 1898-1908 (age 64 in 1901Census)

Last pub licensee had DANIELS John Dilnot 1911+

SADLER Ernest 1939+ (age 24 in 1939)

TAYLOR Rob & Donna 2012-19+

CRITTENDEN Ben 2022+

 

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