38 Townwall Street
Above photo 1892. Kindly sent by Chris Grimes of the Dover History Facebook group.
The Liverpool Arms being two doors away from the "Robin Hood."
Erected between St. James' Passage and Mill Lane and active in 1860.
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 21
INFRINGEMENT OF LICENSE
Thomas Bartlett, the landlord of the "Liverpool Arms," Townwall
Street, was summons for an infringement upon his license, but it
appeared that there were extenuating circumstances in this case; and on
the superintendent of police stated; that the house was a very well
conducted one, the defendant was dismissed on paying the costs, 6s. 6d.
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 3
ASSAULTING AND THREATENING THE POLICE
Samuel Kemp, a mariner who has appeared before the Bench more than
once on charges of intoxication, was brought up charged with drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, and breaking three panes of glass at the
"Liverpool Arms," Townwall Street, value 3s., on the preceding
afternoon. He was also charged with assaulting and threatening the
police. - The Bench fined him 10s. and the amount of the damage he had
done to the window, in default of paying which he was committed for
fourteen days, being informed that on his liberation he would be called
upon to find sureties to keep the peace towards the police.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 22
K'RECT CARDS AT A DISCOUNT
Thomas Chick, a vendor of "K'rect cards," was charged with
drunkenness and sleeping in a passage leading to the "Liverpool Arms"
public-house, Townwall Street, on the previous night, but was dismissed
with a caution, on promising not to show himself in Dover till the next
Another Correct card, Benjamin Baker by name, was subsequently
charged with a similar offence. By some misunderstanding there happened
to be not a single policeman in the Court, - a circumstance the
presiding magistrate commented on in rather severe terms, - even the
constable who had charge of this particular case being absent. It was
therefore impossible to ask if anything was known of the defendant. But
the defendant proved himself equal on the occasion, informing the bench
that the Superintendent told him to say he was a respectable man and
ought not to have been taken into custody. On the strength of this
statement he was discharged.
(Correct or K'rect cards as they were
referred to, were racing cards. below is shown a cartoon mentioning them
that I believe appeared in Punch 1865. Paul Skelton)
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer,
10 January, 1873. Price 1d.
The application for the transfer of the license of the "Liverpool
Arms," Townwall Street, from the present tenant, Maria Culmer, to Ann
Hobbs, was adjourned for a week, to enable the latter to produce
The adjourned application for the license of the "Liverpool Arms,"
Townwall Street, to be transferred from the present tenant, Maria Culmer,
to Ann Hobbs, was granted, ample testimony to the good character of the
applicant being forthcoming.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 20 September, 1878
William Ingram, landlord of the “Liverpool Arms,” Townwall Street, was
charged on the information of Police-constable Baker with selling liquor
in prohibited hours on Sunday last, and was fined 40s. A man called
Prescott, who was in the house at the time was fined 14s. 6d.
A similar charged was preferred against John Russell, of the “Star,”
Trevanion Street, who was also fined 40s.
was whilst Dane served, in or about 1900, that the name changed to "Chandos".
An advert placed on page 291 of the 1875 Sinnock Directory, stated that
the proprietor William Edrupt was advertising apartments and refreshment
BARTLETT Thomas 1860-67+
ADAMS Mrs H 1873
CULMER Mrs Maria to Jan/1873
HOBBS Mrs Ann Jan/1873-Nov/73
EDRUPT William Nov/1873-Jan/80
INGRAM William Sept/1878
DAWKINS James Jan/1880-82+
DANE Edward Thomas 1891-1900
Name change to "Chandos."
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From Sinnock Directory 1875
From the Post Office Directory 1878
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1895
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Dover Express