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Earliest 1828-

Sir Jeffery Amherst Crown Point Inn


(Name to)

Sevenoaks Road

Seal Point


01732 810669

Crown Point 1904

Above photo, date 1904.

Crown Point Inn 1906

Above photo, 1906, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Sir Jeffery Aimhurst

Above postcard date unknown, with kind permission from Eric Hartland.

Sir Jeffery Amherst 1931

Above postcard, circa 1931, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Sir Jeffrey Amhurst-1962-Ightham

Above photo, December 1962, kindly taken and sent by David Brooker.

Crown Point 1969

Above photo 1969, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Crown Point Inn 2013

Above image from Google maps October 2013.

Crown Point 2014

Above photo May 2014, kindly sent by Eric Hartland.


This one confused me a little at the start. I assumed that the "Sir Jeffrey Amherst" and the "Crown Point Inn" were two different buildings, but further research pointed me in the right direction and indeed they are one and the same, with probably the longest name in Kent for an Inn.

The "Crown Point Inn", home of the independent Sevenoaks Brewery, was built in a setting which resembled the scene of Sir Jeffrey Amherst's great Canadian victory, which is how it came by its name. By the way Sir Jeffery Amherst wanted to wipe out the Native Americans with Smallpox.

It is said the building was originally a hunting lodge.


Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 11th August 1860.

Malling. Petty Sessions.

John Saxby was charged with keeping his house open, at Ightham, during prohibited hours, on a Sunday, for the sale of spirits, &c., by Superintendent Hulse.

Fined 2, including costs.


South Eastern Gazette, 14 August, 1860.

Petty Sessions, Aug. 6. (Before Viscount Falmouth, Col. Fletcher, J. Savage, M. H. Dalison, J. W. Stratford and R. Tassell, Esqrs., the Hon. and Rev. Sir F. J. Stapleton, and Capt. Cheere, R.N.)

James Saxby, of Ightham, was charged with having his house open for the sale of beer, on Sunday, the 1st July, at a quarter past 12 o’clock. The case was proved by 163, K.C.C. On the part of the defendant a witness named James Brooker was called, who stated that he had bought the beer which the constable saw served, over-night.

Fined 2, including costs.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 9 July 1886.

Seal Chart. The Crown Point Inn.

Mr. J. Glover, landlord of the "Crown Point Inn," Seal Chart, writes to us as follows:- I should thank you kindly if you would contradict the full statement of Mrs. Ware at the last sitting of the Sevenoaks Bench. There is not a better conducted house for miles around than this, and we never allow young men to stand and get drunk at the bar; we are the first to stop it, and we never serve anyone who is worse the drink. It is a most cruel thing for a woman to make charges of this kind, as they are calculated to injure us.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 6 March, 1914.


MONDAY.—Before the Hon. A. Hannen.

An application by the "People’s Refreshment House Association" for sanction to structural alterations to the "Sir Jeffrey Amherst Inn," Ightham, was deferred.


Kent & Sussex Courier 20 March 1914.


The Bench approved of plans for alterations to the "Sir Jeffrey Amhurst Inn," Igtham.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 15 September 1933.


Both the Sevenoaks and Seal Fire Brigades were called to a heath fire at Raspit Hill, near "Crown Point Inn," on Sunday.

Sevenoaks received the call at 12.45 a.m. and had to use 1,000 feet of hose to pump water from a swimming bath to the scene of the outbreak. A considerable area was ablaze, and it is a coincidence that the Sevenoaks Brigade was called to a fire at the same spot in 1930.

The Brigades returned at 3.45 a.m. but at 2 o'clock in the afternoon the Sevenoaks Brigade was again called out to a heath fire near Everlands, Sevenoaks, where there was no water available. Water was fetched in a big tank by lorry, however, and the fire was suppressed alter two hours' work.


I am informed that of August 2018 the pub was under sale for an asking price of 1,300,000.



REDDING William 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TILLMAN Isaac 1840+ Pigot's Directory 1840

POWELL Thomas 1841+ (age 50 in 1841Census)

SAXBY James 1851-62+ (age 55 in 1861Census)

STYLES Thomas 1871-74+ (age 35 in 1871Census)

PATTON John 1882+

GLOVER John 1886-91+ (age 66 in 1891Census)

NEWNES James 1901-03+ (age 49 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

HOLMES George 1913+

CLARK Robert Jack 1922+

CLARK James Jack 1930-39+ (age 59 in 1939)


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

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

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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