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Sort file:- Sandwich, May, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 18 May, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1621-

Star Inn

Latest 1724

Corn Market

Sandwich

Star Inn engraving 1870

Above engraving 1870. The building on the right is the "Mermaid."

Sandwich map 1872

Above map 1872, showing the "Star" and "Mermaid."

Above Google image, June 2019, showing a similar shot as the engraving.

Above photo, circa 2019 showing the building there today.

 

Trading in the Cornmarket in 1621.

Mr. Dennis Harle has contributed the following note regarding the 1870 engraving above:- There are many references to the inn which stood in front of the church until 16 June 1874, when the ‘two cottages’ (erstwhile inn) were purchased from Richard Joynes Emmerson by the Trustees of the Independent Chapel for demolition. In its ‘ruinous state’ it sold for 100.

We have reference to the "Star" from at least 1564 and also In 1698, 1705 and 1724 when it ceased to be an inn and was partly used as a Meeting House and a dwelling. In 1756 it was described as ‘formerly the Star Inn’.

I also have reference to another "Star Inn" that was located somewhere along Strand Street.

 

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