Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Debi Birkin

Earliest 1768-


Latest ????

Queen Street


Angel site 2009

Above photo showing the site of the "Angel" 2009.

Angel location 2021

Above photo, 2021, kindly sent by Pat Andrews.


The "Old Angel" bungalow stands on the site of the former "Angel" beer-house, situated in Queen Street. It was part of a row of 17-18th century timbered houses known as 1-4 Angel Row, 1-5 Angel Terrace and the pub itself, Angel House, which were demolished in 1962 by the Cranbrook Council in their slum removal scheme.

The pub had closed by 1800 and was subsequently divided into labourers dwellings. According to the census of 1861 these dwellings were identified as 1-6 Old Angel House and it was opposite Angel Farm.

It appears in the 1901 census who mentions two families living there.

Current owners Pat Andrews tells me the following:- We are always finding glass in the the flower beds and my grandson recently dug up a Victorian looking jar. The bungalow is quite high up, we are wondering if there may have been a beer cellar in the past.


Kentish Gazette, Wednesday 27th July, 1768.


This is to give notice that there will be a meeting held at the "Angel," in Sandhurst, (Kent) on Monday the 15th day of August, at 10 o'clock in the Forenoon; to consider about making a Turnpike-Road from Golford Green in the Parish of Cranbrook, by or near the Church in the parish of Benenden, thro' the Parish of Sandhurst, in Kent, and thro' the Parishes of Bodyam and Ewhurst, and Part of Sclescombe and Watlington to a certain Place called Vinehall, in the Parishes of Mountfield and Whatlington, in the county of Sussex; and also from the Green at Benenden aforesaid to the Sign of the "Bull" at Rolvenden Cross, in the county of Kent.


Kentish Gazette, Saturday 17th February, 1781.

The creditors of Thomas Baker, late of Sandhurst, in the county of Kent, Yeoman, desired to meet, at the Sign of the "Angel," at Sandhurst aforesaid on Friday the 23rd of this instant February, by 10 o'clock in the morning, in order to prove their debts and receive a dividend.

William Wyborn, William Longley, Assignees.





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