Page Updated ASH (Canterbury):- Sunday, 11 June, 2023.


Earliest 1904-

Good Intent

Nov 1919

High Street


Good Intent 1875

Above photo, 1875, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Good Intent 1890

Above photo, 1890, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Goog Intent 1900

Above postcard circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Also showing the "Ship" near the church.

Good Intent, Ash, date unknown

Picture above kindly supplied by Sue Solley. Date unknown.

Good Intent circa 1911

Good Intent circa 1911, kindly sent by Olwen Fenton.

Good Intent 2010 Good Intent 2010

Above pictures taken from Google Maps 2010.

Former Good Intent 2018

Above photo, kindly taken by Rory Kehoe, May 2018.

Ash map 1896

Above map 1896.

Accounts sheet 1919

Above kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


From the National Probate Calendar.


Effects under 100. 6 May. Letters of Administration. (with the Will annexed) of the Personal estate and effects of Josiah Kingsford late of the Parish of Ash next Sandwich in the County of Kent Victualler deceased who died 15 November 1863 at the said Parish were granted at the Principal Registry to Sarah Kingsford of the said Parish Widow the Relict the Residuary Legatee for Life named in the said Will she having been first sworn.


This premises was closed in 1919 due to redundancy. The very same year the "Marquis of Granby" in the same village, also closed.

The following reference to "Good Intent Cottages" from the Dover Express, referred to the premises as a cottage, so obviously the building was converted after closure.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday 11 June 1904.

Charge against a Publican.

William Bushell, landlord of the "Good Intent Inn, Ash, was summoned for selling liquor during prohibited hours.

Sergeant Paris gave evidence for the prosecution, but the defendant's wife stated that the man who was served was a lodger at the house.

After other evidence of being heard for the defence, the Bench decided to dismiss the case.


From the Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 29 November 1919.

Among the awards of compensation in respect of licensed houses decided last week by the East Kent Compensation Authority, were the following:-

"Good Intent," Ash. - 578 (East Kent Brewery Co., Sandwich, Mr. T. M. Merrimen, and Mr. H. W. R. Gribble, London, 516, and Mr. J. B. Yorke 62).


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 29 November 1919.


At the supplemental meeting of East Kent Compensation Authority held at Canterbury last week, under the presidency of Lord Harris, the amounts awarded by the Committee's valuer (Mr. Cobb) were apportioned among owner and tenants, as follows:—

The "Good Intent," Ash, 578 (East Kent Brewery Co., 516; James B. Yorke, 62).


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 29 August, 1941

An Unusual Case

Cecil Frederick White, Good Intent Cottages, Ash, was summoned for riding a motor-cycle within five miles of the coast without a permit. He was also summoned for riding a motor-cycle without insurance.

Defendant pleaded guilty.

Supt. Wheatley said that defendant was stopped at 7.45 p.m. on 31st July, at Worth. The motor-cycle was displaying the letter "-," which was used by messengers of the Eastry Rural District Council, and there was a disk stating that the motor-cycle was being used, in case of emergency, for designated duties. Defendant said, " On this occasion I am on pleasure. I understand that I didn't have to have a permit." The motor-cycle was covered by insurance taken out by the Eastry R.D.C., but it was only when it was used for Civil Defence purposes. Defendant was again seen using the motor-cycle two days later, and he said that he went to a cinema at sandwich on his way to duty.

Defendant said that he was on night duty from 9 p.m. to 9 the following morning, every night of the week. Before becoming a full-time messenger he was doing the job voluntarily. next Monday he was joining the London A.F.S.

The Chairman said that defendant would be fined 1 for driving without a permit and 2 for no insurance, and licence suspended as regards private vehicles, for 12 months. It should be known that a person could drive from his home to place of business with that insurance, but if he deviated from the route and did private business he was not covered.



KINGSFORD Joshua (Isaiah) 1841-15/Nov/63 dec'd (listed as harness maker age 59 in 1861Census)

BRIGGS/GRIGGS John 1874-19/Sept/96 dec'd

TIDD William 1899-1901+ (age 38 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1899

BUSHELL Mr William to Dec/1904 Dover Express

GAMBRILL Alfred Thomas Curling Dec/1904-11+ (also painter and decorator age 49 in 1911Census) Dover Express

GAMBRILL Mrs Georgina to Mar/1914 Dover Express

YORKE Mr J Bates Mar/1914-19 Dover Express


Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899


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