DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1850-

Plough Inn

Latest 1960s

Hoaden

Ash

Former Plough Inn

Above image taken from Google maps, May 2009, and location kindly pointed out to me by Tony Wilson.

Hoaden map 1896

Above map 1896.

 

Identified between 1851 and 1871.

The only reference I can see for the address of Houden near Ash is Houden Farm referring to "The Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors 1836":- John Laslett, formerly of Houden Farm, Ash, next -Sandwich, Kent, Farmer, afterwards of Sandgate, near Hythe, Kent, out of business, then of Ash aforesaid, Labourer, and late of Pound-Lane, Canterbury, out of business.

Further research gives the address as Staple and actually the village spelt Hoaden as shown in the map above.

The village being very small and housing fewer than 40 buildings. However, it is mentioned in the National Archives website as being the "Plough Inn" Hoaden, Ash and listed in 1931, and also mentioned as seen below when licensees changed from John Settersfield in 1925, who I have also traced as being a beer retailer of Hoaden, Westmarsh in 1922, to William George Marsh.

 

Kentish Gazette, 26 November 1850.

KENT, ASH NEXT SANDWICH AND WINGHAM.

Tenable Freehold Property and leasehold Tithe Rent Charges.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. GEO. WOOD.

At the "King's Arms Inn," in the Town and Port of Sandwich, in the County of Kent, on Wednesday, the 6th day of January, 1851, at Three for Four o'clock in the Afternoon precisely.

In Four Lots.

Lot 3. All that Freehold messuage or tenement, now used as a beer shop, and called the "Plough" with the outhouses, edifices, and buildings thereunto adjoining said buildings, together with a large garden new and therewith, and containing about three roods, be the same more or less, situate, living and being at Hoden, in the Parish of Ash next Sandwich aforesaid, and now acquired by Mr. William Beer, or his under tenants, at the yearly rent of 20.

 

From the London Gazette, April 15, 1859.

East Kent, valuable freehold estates, situate in the parishes of Ash and Wingham, a few miles from Sandwich and Canterbury, and leasehold tithe commutation, rent, charges of 500 per annum, or thereabouts, portion of the Rectory of Ash, next Sandwich, in the county of Kent.

To be sold by auction, in four lots by Mr. George Harrison, at the Auction Mart, in the City of Canterbury, on Saturday, the 30th day of April, 1859, at two for three o'clock, pursuant to an Order of the Court of Chancery, made in a cause of Solly v. Wood, and other causes, and with the approbation of the Master of the Rolls.

Lot 1. - A freehold farm.........

Let 2. - A freehold brick-built public-house or beershop, called the "Plough," containing four rooms, a cellar and washhouse, with a garden, containing together 1 acre, 3 rods, situate at Hoaden, in the parish of Ash, and now let to Messrs. Beer and Co. Brewery, as tenants from year to year, at the annual rent of 22.

Lot 3. - A cottage.........

Lot 4.......

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 30 July 1921.

MORE EAST KENT LICENSES TO BE EXTINGUISHED.

COMPENSATION AUTHORITY GRANT ONE RENEWAL AND REFUSE SIX.

Lord Harris presided, on Saturday, at the Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury, over the "Principal" meeting of the East Kent Compensation Authority, the other members of the Committee present being Messrs. W. A. Lochee, C. J. Burgess, Alec Baird, G. F. Raggett, H. H. Green, and A. G. Iggulden.

The following houses came before the Committee for consideration:-

"Plough," Staple, licensee, James William Rigden; registered owners, Ash's East Kent Brewery Co., Canterbury.

After hearing at length arguments by counsel for the retention of these houses the Committee decided that the whole of them must go for compensation.

 

Michael Mirams informs me that the pub was closed around the 1960s.

 

From an email received 5 August 2015.

My parents lived in the above property in the 1970s - 80s. It wasn't a pub when they bought it and I believe their predecessor had not run it as a pub either; I think the deeds had a restrictive covenant preventing the sale of alcoholic drinks.

Whenever they were gardening they would dig up stonewear pots and flagons often with ginger beer branding and glass bottles.

They were told that when it was a pub there was no bar, rather a hatch leading to the stairs into the semi basement and having given your order the publican would then go downstairs to get your drink.

I remember being told they they once received a visit from some ex WWII aircrew that had been based at RAF Manston and drank at the Plough, apparently it was one of the few places that had beer at the time.

Hope that is of interest.

Jon Day.

 

From an email received, 23 October, 2021.

I remember this pub.

My Aunt and Uncle owned the house opposite- it was called Holly Tree (in the junction of Lower and Durlock road).

Opposite the pub was the office of Petleys - they owned a lot of farm land and the farm and house in Durlock road.

I remember a fire at the pub and soon after it was flattened.

I can’t be anymore precise but it was between 1961 and 1966.

I remember being very excited as a young boy at seeing a fire engine up close!

David Cryer.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MAXTED Richard 1851+ (age 61 in 1851Census)

LANDY John 1861+ (age 39 in 1861Census)

FORD William 1871+ Next pub licensee had (widow age 33 in 1871Census)

BENNETT Thomas 1891+ (Plough Beer Shop) Census

SETTERSFIELD John 1901 (also market gardener age 56 in 1901Census)

RIGDEN James William 1911-21 (age 47 in 1911Census)

SETTERSFIELD John to Sept/1925  Dover Express

MARSH George William Sept/1925-Oct/1931 Dover Express

HOGBEN Frederick George Oct/1931+ Dover Express

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