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Earliest 1696-

George Inn

Closed 2010-

190 (144) The Street

Boughton Under Blean

George Inn

Above photo, 1909. Kindly supplied by Rory Kehoe.

George Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Marie Rook.

../2014-project-a/Boughton map 1896

Above map 1896, annotated by Rory Kehoe.

George 1910

Above postcard circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George 1914

Above postcard circa 1914, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former George 2016

Above photo 2016, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former George 2016

Above photo 2016, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


I have reference to this pub from the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle September 1768, when the paper advertised the sale of household furniture of Colonel Parr, at his House in Burgate Street, Canterbury. It was stated that catalogues could be obtained from this public house. See Notes of 1768.

It was granted a Grade 2 listing on 21 May 1986.


Derby Mercury, Thursday 27 October 1737.

Country News.

Canterbury, October 19th. Last Sunday was committed to his Majesty's Jail in St. Dunstan's near this City, one Henry Gourley, charged with robbing the house of Mr. Nicolas Spurging, at the "George" at Boughton under the Blean, of 78, in money; 29, part of the said money, was found upon the said Gourley when taken, and 35 more of the said money was paid to Mr. Spurging at Sandwich by a person with whom the robber had entrusted the same.


From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Wednesday 17 May to Saturday 20 May, 1769. Price 2d.


In Fee Simple, for twenty Years Purchase.

A Large House, in Four Dwellings, with a Garden and Stable; now in the Occupation of John Knowles, the Widow Scott and others; Also Two Acres Hop-Ground, Two Oasts, Two Stables, and Stowages thereto belonging; with an Orchard planted with young Fruit; in the Occupation of William Fox; at the “George,” all which premises are situate in Boughton Street, in the Parish of Boughton under Blean.

Enquire of Richard Hills, in Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury.


Kentish Gazette, Saturday 19th February 1785.

To be sold by auction, by Henry Mintor, on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, and Monday 28th of this instant, and Tuesday the 1st of March, in the large commodious room, at Mr. Read's, in West Street, Faversham.

A large assortment of Linen Drapery, Haberdashery, and Hozier, Goods; new and second-hand Mens', Boys', and Womans' Wearing Apparel, Sheets and Sheeting - which will be sold without reserve.

The Sale will begin each day at 10 o'clock in the Forenoon, and 2 in the Afternoon.

All the above will be put up in small lots for the Convenience it's of the Buyers.

Catalogues may be then had at the "George," Boughton; "Lion" at Selling; the "White Hart" at Sheldwich Lees; the "Falcon," at Badlesmere Lees; the "Lion," Ospringe; "George," at Greenstreet; the "Mariners," at Oar; "Three Horseshoes," at Graveney; and at the Auctioneers, West Street, Faversham.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 14th August 1770.

To be sold by auction. On Tuesday the 22nd, Wednesday the 23rd, and Thursday the 24th of this Inst, August.

All the Household Goods of Mrs. Jane Tassel, Widow, deceased, at her late dwelling house in Faversham.

Catalogues may be had, next Thursday, at the "George" at Boughton, the "Red Lion" at Ospringe, the "Fox and Goose" at Bapchild, the Post-house at Sittingbourne, the "Dolphin" and the "Ship" at Faversham, and at Mr. Thomas Roch, Upholsterer and Appraiser in St. George's Street, Canterbury.


Kentish Gazette, 28 December, 1792.


A few days since died, at Boughton-under-Blean, M. J. Parker, master of the "George" public house.


From the Kentish Gazette, 30 December 1845.


In consequence of the anticipated heavy draft, the MILITIA CLUB, held at the "George Inn," is OPEN for persons desirous of becoming Members of the same.

HENRY BARKER, Steward. Dec. 27, 1845.


Kentish Gazette, 13 March 1849.


A gentleman travelling by the omnibus on Monday last to this place, in paying the coachman gave him what he supposed was two shillings. The coachman, on going into the "George Inn," and examining the money by the caddie, discovered one piece to be a sovereign. He promptly despatched a messenger after his late passenger, and restored to him the money, to his great satisfaction and gratification. The coachmen on this road are proverbial for their honesty and assiduity, and this instance is corroborative of their fully deserving such a character.


Kentish Gazette, 3 December 1850.


The annual meeting of the Members of the Hop Duty Sweepstakes' Club was held at the "George Inn," on Thursday last, the winner naming 227,000. George Coulson, Esq., presided. In the course of the evening the chairman made some very excellent observations on the late Popish aggression, and which he denounced in very energetic language; at the same time he congratulated the people of Boughton on their true Protestant spirit, there being, he remarked, but one individual in that populous village who refused to sign the loyal memorial to the Queen. The spread of "mine host," Mr. Finch, was excellent, and a very pleasant day was passed.


Kentish Gazette, 2 December 1851.

Boughton Blean.

The annual meeting of the Hop Duty Sweepstakes Club was held at the "George Inn," on Tuesday evening last, Mr. Terry Marsh was declared the winner, his set being 130,000. Mr. Finch, the worthy host, catered in his usual superior manner, and a very pleasant evening was spent, enlivened by some excellent singing by several gentlemen present.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 28 January, 1860.

A labouring man, named George May, applied for a summons under the following circumstances:- On Tuesday last he was returning from the country with a donkey and cart. When near the turnpike he met a man, who he afterwards ascertained to be Jackson, of the "George," Boughton, driving a light cart. He ran into May's cart; May jumped out and put the horse back when Jackson again drove into the side of the cart, which turned it over, damaging the harness, &c., to the amount of 13s.

The magistrates advised him to try and settle it with Jackson, and if he could not to apply on Monday; which he agreed to.




BUSHELL Edward to May/1696 dec'd

SPURGING Nicholas 1837+

FOX William 1769+

PARKER M J to Dec/1792 dec'd

BARKER Robert 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

STEPHENS Henry 1841+ (age 35 in 1841Census)

FINCH Peter 1850-51+ (age 53 in 1851Census)

FINCH Jane 1858+

JACKSON Thomas Idenden 1860-62+

JACKSON Matilda Ida 1871-82+ (widow age 57 in 1881Census)

HOBDAY Robert (Richard) dec'd to Mar/1891 Canterbury Journal

PAGE Walter Robert Mar/1891+ (age 27 in 1891Census) Canterbury Journal

HOARE Elizabeth B 1903+ Kelly's 1903

ROLLINGS George Webb 1913-22+ Kelly's 1913

MAXTED George Frederick 1938+


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

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


Canterbury JournalCanterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1913From the Kelly's Directory 1913


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