Page Updated:- Sunday, 16 January, 2022.


Earliest 1918-

White Horse

Closed Apr 2014

18 Kennington Road / The Lees


White Horse 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Allan Ward.

White Horse 2010

Above photo 2010 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

White Horse

Above photo from Google.

White Horse sign 1991

Above sign, July 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

White Horse sign 2011White Horse sign 2011

Above signs 2011.


I have been informed by Phil White that the pub has been demolished in October 2015 to make way for 3 new houses.


From the 12 December, 2014.

Plans to demolish pub and build new homes.

PLANS to knock down the White Horse in Willesborough and replace it with four houses have been submitted to Ashford Borough Council.

White Horse 2014

Developers want to build three-bedroom town houses on the site of the Kennington Road pub, which has been closed since April this year.

A supporting statement submitted by planning consultants Spillers Associates says the "White Horse" had been badly affected by the national decline in pub trade, with seven landlords and a vacant period during the last 15 years.

It reads: “The application proposes a residential use in an existing residential area and would involve the more efficient and effective use of this vacant urban land.

“The proposed development would not be out of keeping with the varied density and type of housing in the area… It would also be compatible with the adjoining land uses.”

Kent County Council's highways department raised no objection to the plan, providing conditions concerning construction traffic and car and vehicle parking are met.


Former White Horse 2017

Above Google image June 2017.



TERRY Henry J 1871+ (age 49 in 1871Census)

MARSHALL Bertram C 1903-38+ Kelly's 1903Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922Post Office Directory 1930Post Office Directory 1938


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938




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