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Earliest 1779-


Latest 1911+

Opposite Linton Park



The "Star" stood opposite Linton Park and was a popular venue for cricket going back to the earliest recorded in 1646. There were a total of 5 top class cricket matches that took place from between 1787 and 1789 on the common. The pub itself was said to be located just inside Linton Park today at what is the crossroads of the A229 and B2163.


From the Maidstone and Kentish Journal, Tuesday 18 June 1833.



A Match of cricket will be played at the Star Inn, Coxheath, on Friday next, June 21st, 1833, between the Gentlemen of Coxheath club, and the Gentlemen of Hadlow Club. The Wickets to be pitched at 10 o'clock precisely. N. B. A good ordinary at 2 by W. May.

Kentish Gazette, 31 June, 1779.


Whereas a a Black Cropt Mare, the property of Mr. Williams Spong, of Deal, was left at my House on the 23rd day of November last, this is to give notice, that unless the said Mr. Spong fetches away the said Mare within 10 days from the date of this advertisement, she will be sold to pay expenses.

John Rimmington. "Star," Coxheath, July 1779.


Kentish Gazette, 3 September 1844.


August 20, at Linton, Mr. William, May, sen. aged 69, late of the "Star Inn," Coxheath.


South Eastern Gazette. Tuesday 9 December 1845.


Dec. 5, Maria, wife of Mr. George Snashall, of the Star Inn," Coxheath, aged 41 years, much respected.

The 1841 census mentions George Snashall as a Cooper age 50, but no mention of the pub.


Southeastern Gazette, 21 June 1853.

Magistrates Clerk’s Office. Thursday. (Before J. Jacobson, Esq.)

Receiving Stolen Property.

Benjamin Stuchbury, landlord of the "New Star" beerhouse, Coxheath, was charged with receiving a quantity of hay knowing it to have been stolen, the property of Mr. Mannering, farmer, of Staplehurst. It appeared that the prosecutor's waggoner, a man named Payne, had been sent to Maidstone several times lately to fetch lime. On each occasion he had received a quantity of hay to give to his master's horses on the journey, instead of which he had exchanged it for beer to the prisoner. In consequence of information received by Mr. Mannering, that gentleman sent his bailiff to prisoner’s house, who there found about six trusses of hay, his master’s property. Payne has since absconded. His mate, a man named Simmonds, had been apprehended, but was admitted as a witness. The prisoner was committed for trial.


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


William Paine, a waggoner in the employ of Mr. John Cotton, of Folly Hill Farm, in this parish, was brought up at the petty sessions, charged with stealing a truss of hay, the property of his master, on the 9th of July last.

Case dismissed.

George Morris, ostler at the "Star Inn," Coxheath, was charged with unlawfully receiving one truss of hay, knowing it to have been stolen, but as there was no evidence beyond that given in the former case the bench ordered Morris to be discharged.

William Paine was then charged with refusing to obey the orders given to him by his master, Mr. John Cotton.

Fined 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 28 December 1861.

Loose. Testimonial.

Mr. W. H. Spears excise-officer, having been appointed to the Greenwich station, in consequence of the repeal of the paper duty rendering his services in the district no longer necessary, and being therefore about to leave Loose, a few of the tradesman and others living in the neighbourhood, invited him to a farewell supper, at the "Star Inn," Coxheath, on Wednesday evening last. In the course of the evening a silver inkstand, value 12 guineas, was presented to him as a testimony of respect and approval of his conduct during the time he has been stationed here, a period of about 5 years.




SHIRLEY Linton William 1841+ (age 28 in 1841Census)

MAY William to Sept 1844 dec'd age 69

SNASHALL George 1845+

SUTCHBURY Benjamin 1853+ ("New Star")

FRYER William Henry 1861+ (also wheelwright age 32 in 1861Census)

HUMPHREY Richard 1881+ (age 61 in 1881Census)

HAYWARD John to Oct/1903 Kent and Sussex Courier

HARLOW Christopher Oct/1903+ Kent and Sussex Courier

FULLER James to Dec/1904 Kent and Sussex Courier

ADDY William Dec/1904+ Kent and Sussex Courier

BARNDEN Thomas & Maria 1911-Oct/29 Census

JESSUP Walter R 14/Oct/1929+


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