89 Strand Street
Above photo shows Mr. Kingsland and his wife standing outside their pub
the "Black Horse." Date unknown.
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General
Advertiser, Saturday 9 March, 1839. Price 5d.
On Saturday last, Mr. H. G. Humpfries, Landlord of the "Black Horse,"
in Sandwich, met an untimely death. He was in the act of stepping from a
Lighter, lying close to the flow-gates, at Salt Pans, about two miles
from Sandwich, when his foot slipped, and he was precipitated into the
river; and in consequence of the current, caused by the flood gates
being open, he was carried down the stream, and all attempts at rescuing
him proved unavailing. Several persons from the town have been engaged
during the whole week in searching for his body; but without success.
From the Dover Express, 30 January 1970.
Historic Inn soon to close.
One of Sandwiches most historic and also its smallest will soon close
The "Black Horse" in the same family for over 80 years is to be
converted, like so many more of the town's hostelries, into a private
building was probably an outbuilding of nearby Manwood Court and could
be over 400 years old.
The licensee, Miss Ruth Kingsland, has been landlady for ten years
since the death of her mother. She was born there when her father was
landlord and has all his meticulous records of business since he took
over in 1886.
These show the changing value of the trade. Gin was booked in at 11s.
a gallon and one pound of tobacco at 3s. 10d.
The owners Messrs. Charrington, have been asked to supply detailed
plans of their proposals to convert the building. It is a scheduled
property under the Town and Country Planning Act.
The photographs shows Miss Ruth Kingsnorth behind the bar of the
"Black Horse" this week.
TAYLOR Richard 1823+
ELGAR William 1839+
HUMPHREYS Henry G 1839
HUMPHREY Sarah Mrs 1847-58+
GRAHAM R 1862+
WOLFE George 1874-86
KINGSLAND Mrs Sarah Ann 1899-Mar/1900 dec'd
KINGSLAND John Mar/1900-22+
KINGSLAND Mrs Emily 1934-60+
KINGSLAND Miss Ruth 1960-70
From the Pigot's Directory 1823
From the Pigot's Directory 1839
From the Pigot's Directory 1840
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From the Post Office Directory 1855
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Kelly's Directory 1862
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1878
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Dover Telegraph