20 London Road
Above postcard, date unknown.
Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss
Creative Commons Licence.
Above image taken from Google maps, June 2009.
Above photo showing the Inn sign in 2013.
Above photo showing the pub in 1904.
Date of card above unknown.
Built about 1640, the building was once owned by the Lord of the manor
and was sold to Shepherd Neame in the 1700's.
Research tells me the pub was up for sale in 1758.
From the Kentish Post, March 29 - April 1, 1758. Kindly
sent from Alec Hasenson.
To be Lett or Entere'd upon immediately, the "Dover-Castle" in
Greenstreet, now in the occupation of John Unckles,
From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 5 October, 1768. Price 2d.
TO BE LET IMMEDIATELY
A Good House and School, the late Master, Mr. Robert Evison, being dead,
situate in Greenstreet, and no School within three Miles. A sober,
married Man, that has Qualifications fit for a school, will meet with
good Encouragement. Enquire at the “Dover Castle” in Greenstreet.
Kentish Gazette, or Canterbury Journal [one title]. February 22 to 25, 1769. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.
Advert for a monthly meeting of Justices of the
Peace on April 6, at the Dover-Castle in Green-street, Dover.
From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Wednesday, 16 October, to Saturday, 22 October, 1768. Price 2d.
GREENSTREET BENEFIT CLUB
Notice is hereby given to all the Members belonging to the said Society,
that they are desired to meet at the House or Richard Pattenden, known
by the “Sign of the Dover Castle,” in Greenstreet, on Monday November
the 7th, 1768, by the Hour of Ten on the said Day, in order to go to
the Parish Church of Linstead to hear Divine Service, and a Sermon on
the Occasion, by the Rev. Mr. Fox, Vicar of the said Parish, then to
adjourn to the aforesaid House to Dinner, and transact the Business of
the Society with the Master and Trustees.
By Order of the Master and Trustees.
Henry Baker, Clerk to the Society.
N.B. Any Gentleman that likes to favour the Society with their Company
to Dinner, will be agreeable. Dinner to be ready at two o'Clock.
From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday, 22 October,
to Wednesday 26 October, 1768. Price 2d.
UPPER DIVISION OF THE LATH OF SCRAY
The next Monthly Meeting of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, acting
in and for the said Division, is adjourned to Thursday the 1st of
December next, then to be holden at the “Dover Castle” at Greenstreet,
in the Parish of Dinstead, and County of Kent.
Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 25 June 1870.
ANNUAL FRUIT SALES.
Messrs. Minter and Son have held their annual sales of cherries, A&.,
during the past week. The first took place on Monday at the "Dover
Castle Inn," Greenstreet, when the cherries on the Noud’s Estate, the
property of Mr. P. Barling, were sold. The orchards comprise about 86
acres, and the cherries in them realised a total of £1,393 10s., a
larger sum than the fruit on this estate has ever fetched on any
previous occasion. The cherries on other estates in the neighbourhood
were also sold as follows:—In Barbary orchards, Norton, for £40;
Greenstreet Upper and Lower orchards, £88 and £60 respectively; Erriott
Wood orchards, £51; Ten Acre, Bumpit, and Loyderton orchards, £63;
Church orchard, Norton Court Estate, £38; Woodstack and Essex orchards,
on the same estate, £42; Mr. E. Blaxland’s orchards in Lynsted and
Doddington, £5; Mr. J. Sayer’a orchards at Rodmereham, £16 10s.; Dully
orchards, £71 10s.; and Homestall orchards, Doddington, £8. The cherries
and black currants on the Court Lodge Farm, Teynham, fetched £10 10s.
The Eastling sale took place on Thursday evening, and Ospringe on
Friday; the prices we shall publish next week.
UNCKLES John 1758+
PATTENDEN Richard 1768+
BRETT Henry 1828-32+
From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29
From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34