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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1874

Lord Clyde

Latest 1881

19 Limekiln Street



Another pub with the sign "Lord Clyde" was also reported in Priory Street in 1867.


Barry Smith says Foreman managed the pier property in 1874, selling the products of Page, although the Post Office Directory gives the name as Jeremiah H Hennessey. It passed to Satchell at that time, when its 61 year lease had commenced on 6 April 1867.

For photo of Limekiln Street click here.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 6 September, 1874. Price 1d.


Jeremiah Hennessey, the present occupier, had been fined 40s., the conviction being endorsed on his license, for having on the 26th of June opened his house for the sale of intoxicating liquors at one in the morning.

Mr. Woolaston Knocker said the owner had received no notice of any objection. He had, however, given the tenant notice to leave in October next.

Mr. Stilwell: The case must be adjourned to Broadstairs.

Mr. Knocker: But we had no notice.

Mr. Stilwell said the Magistrates might, if they choose, refuse to renew any license without giving any notice.

Mr. Knocker said he must maintain a contrary opinion. One or more Magistrates must object, and must give due notice in order that the landlord might be prepared to meet the objection. Mr. Setchell, the owner, had given Hennessey notice, and a new tenant would shortly be put in.

Dr. Astley said the license would be transferred at Broadstairs, but he did not think the Bench would renew it to Hennessey.

Mr. Mowll said he had received no positive instructions, but Hennessey was a client of his, and he knew that had he received the slightest intimation of an objection, he would have been there to meet it. He (Mr. Mowll) would beg to draw their attention to the Act. This provided that “the Magistrates shall not object to the renewal of licenses granted before the passing of this Act.” The Magistrates were there as a judicial body. They could not refuse the application of themselves, but it was their duty to hear both sides in any objection.

Dr. Astley: the case must go to Broadstairs. As I told you, I do not think that Hennessey's license having been endorsed, the Licensing Committee will grant him a renewal.



He not only had a job to renew this licence in 1878. Objections were also made to the renewal of the "Hope and Anchor", the "Folkestone Cutter" and the "Sportsman". Following negotiations this was renewed in his own name.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 8 August, 1878


Permission was granted to John Thomas to draw at the “Lord Clyde,” Limekiln Street.

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 6 September, 1878


The annual sitting of the Dover Magistrates Licensing Committee took place on Monday at Dover, for the purpose of renewing public-house licenses, and hearing applications for new ones. The Licensing Committee consists of E. F. Astley, S. Finnis, R. Dickeson, T. E. Black, R. Rees, W. R. Mowll, and C. Stein, Esqrs. They were all present except Mr. Dickeson, who is in Cumberland.


The Superintendent said the objection to this was on the grounds of the singing and dancing that was carried on by young females and soldiers.

Mr. Mowll asked that the licence might be granted in the owner's name, who would be responsible for the house being well conducted by a new tenant.

The application was granted.



I have the impression it was part of the brewery itself and in 1881, when it had already been closed for six months, the Bench gave it the thumbs down.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 25 September, 1881. 1d.



Mr. Worsfold Mowll said it would be recollected that there were four of these in which the licenses were refused at the licensing session at Dover owing to there having been shut up. One of them was the “Lord Clyde,” attached to the brewery. (See notes of 1881). The brewery was to be let, in fact, two or three persons were disposed to take it, to work up an independent trade, and if the license of this house the “Lord Clyde” could be granted, it would be a very valuable addition thereto, and Mr. Satchell would be very thankful. He had a tenant from Dawley in Shropshire, of good character, who would be prepared to occupy it at once.

The room was cleared for consideration, and on the re-admission of the public, the Mayor said the Magistrates had decided to grant the renewal of the “Sportsman” license, but the “Lord Clyde” was refused.



HENNESSEY Jeremiah H 1871-Sept/1874 (age 45 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874Kelly's 1874Dover Express

ROSE Henry Oct/1874+ Dover Express

FOREMAN D 1874 Next pub licensee had

Last pub licensee had HART William Gilbert 1875-May/1878 Next pub licensee had

SATCHELL May/1878+

THOMAS John Aug/1878+


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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