Above image from Google maps, 2009.
The premises is now a private residence.
From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 31 March, 1860. Price 1d.
CATCH CLUB ANNIVERSARY
The anniversary of the spirited club was held on Wednesday, at the
“Duke's Head Inn.” The members and their friends partook of a
substantial supper, supplied by Mr. D. Boorman, the landlord, after
which Mr. W. Durrell was called to the chair, and Mr. Harrison to the
vice-chair. It was stated by the secretary, Mr. C. Boorman, that the
club was in a flourishing condition. Among the toasts of the evening was
“Success to the Volunteer Rifle Corps.” The company were much delighted
by the performances of the quadrille band, and the excellent glees and
songs sung by some of the members. The proceedings were brought to a
close by the whole company singing the National Anthem. We should say
that the liberal subscription was entered into in behalf of Aden, the
man who had both of his legs broken at Strood about three weeks ago.
From the Sevenoaks Chronicle, 10 February, 1881.
The license of the "Duke's Head," Wateringbury, was refused on the
ground that the applicant's character was not satisfactory.
From the Maidstone and Kentish Journal, 12 June, 1882.
SAD CASE OF SUICIDE
On Thursday last an inquest was held at Wateringbury by J Rogers, Esq,
the coroner for the Tonbridge district, on the body of Mr David Boorman,
74 years of age, for many years landlord of the "Duke's Head," who
committed suicide by hanging himself on Wednesday. From the evidence it
appeared that Mr Boorman had been paralyzed for two years and a half and
confined to his bed. Within the last few days he signed a petition to
wind up his business affairs in liquidation, since which time he has
been in low desponding state, but his relatives had no idea that he
intended to attempt his life. In order to raise himself in bed a
handkerchief was tied in a loop to the bed post, and on Wednesday the
deceased was found with his head through this, and his body on the
floor, quite dead. The jury returned a verdict of suicide while in a
state of temporary insanity.
From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 28 October 1892.
MALLING PETTY SESSIONS.
Monday.— Before the Hon E. V. Bligh (in the chair), Colonel Luck, and Major Bailey.
The license of the "Duke's Head," Wateringbury, was temporally endorsed from
William Muggeridge to Thomas Fareman.
STARTUP John 1828-32+
BOORMAN Mr David 1860-June/82 dec'd
ELVEY John June/1882+
MUGGERIDGE William to Oct/1892
FAREMAN Thomas Oct/1892+
From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29
the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34