Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.


Earliest 1600s

Fleur de Lis

Latest 2010

125 Rochester Road


Above image taken from the pub circa 1920s showing the building opposite which I am informed was demolished in 1952 to make way for a bungalow.

Fleur de Lis

Above postcard, date unknown.

Fleur de Lis

Above photo from

Fleur de Lis 2009

Above Google image 2009.

Fleur de Lys

Above photo pre 2010.

Fleur de Lis site 2011

Above picture showing the cleared site in about 2011.

Fleur de Lis location 2019

Above Google image 2019. Who would have known there used to be a pub here?

Fleur de Lis sign 1987

Above sign February 1987.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis

Awaiting picture of Whitbread sign.

Fleur de Lis cardFleur de Lis card

Above aluminium card issued 1950. Sign series 2 number 29.

Pewter Mug 1860Pewter mug 1860

Pewter mugs, circa 1860 kindly sent by Lynn Sly.

1 pint pewter mug

Above mug capacity one pint. Kindly sent by Lynn Sly.

1 Gill pewter mug

Above mug capacity, 1 Gill (1/4 pint) kindly sent by Lynn Sly.

William Howard pewter mug 1860

Engraving saying, W. Howard, Fleur de Lis, Burham, Kent.


The "Fleur de Lys Inn" was built in the 16th Century and is thought to have been the Wine House frequented by the household of J. H. Rosney, the French Ambassador to the court of Queen Elizabeth I from 1597 to 1604. He is said to have stayed at Culand Farm, Burham to be near his good friend Sir Walter Raleigh who lived for a time at the Friary in Aylesford.

Sadly the "Fleur de Lys," which stood on Rochester Road, was demolished in the Summer of 2010.


HOWARD William 1858+

BROOKER Henry 1871+ (age 30 in 1871Census) (Pilgrim Road)

EVENDEN John Stainchill 1881+ Next pub licensee had (age 31 in 1881Census)

BARROWS William 1901-03+ (age 41 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

SLEETH Frederick J 1938+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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