Sort file:- Sandwich, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 31 July, 2021.


Earliest 1823-

Green Dragon

Latest 1899+

King Street


Green Dragon 1880

Above photo, circa 1880, kindly sent by C Hancocks.


Identified as early as 1823 and as late as 1899. Further details to follow when found.

The Post Office directory of 1878 also refers to a "Green Dragon" in Fisher Street, but I believe that to mean the "George and Dragon."

I am informed by C Hancocks that the building was pulled down and a post and sorting office built in its place.


Green Dragon location 2009

Above Google image, showing the location of the Green Dragon in July 2009.


However, that information has subsequently been suggested to be untrue as it appears the building is still standing, according to the plaque that is on the listed building. It suggests a date of circa 1380 as to when it was built, and appears to be the building on the left of the above picture.


Green Dragon plaque 2018

Above photo 2018 by Michael Mirams.

Above photo October 2018 by Michael Mirams.



WYBORN Robert 1823-40 Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840

SIMMONS George 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

BUSHELL Thomas 1858+ Melville's 1858

WILSON Miss M A 1862+ Kelly's 1862

MATTHEWS Elizabeth Mrs 1871-74+ (age 57 in 1871Census) Kelly's 1874Post Office Directory 1874

CROTHALL William 1878+ Post Office Directory 1878 (also shoemaker)

SPARKES Esther Annie Miss 1881-82+ (age 44 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

BRETT Albert J 1891+ (also bricklayer age 29 in 1891Census)

BISHOP William Henry 1899+ Kelly's 1899

OLIVER Elizabeth Grace 1901-03+ (widow age 38 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Kelly's 1862From the Kelly's Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1878From the Post Office Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1878From the Post Office Directory 1878

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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