Sort file:- Whitstable, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 16 October, 2021.


Earliest 1871-

Nelson Inn

Latest ????

49 (58) Harbour Street


Nelson 1960s

Above photo, 1960s, kindly sent by Garth Wyver.

Nelson Inn 2017

Above photo 2017, kindly by Garth Wyver, who says the following:- The former "Nelson Inn" on extreme right of photo the "Spread Eagle Inn" was the building or on the site of what became a church, in the middle of this photo. It's the building with the gabled roof. Next to the second man on the left.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 30 January, 1864.


Joseph Pudney, a seafaring man, was brought up for further examination upon a charge of stealing a quantity of domestic articles from the “Lord Nelson” public-home in Whitstable. The prisoner, on the 11th inst., was drinking in the inn, and after he left, several articles, such as candlesticks, knives, &c., were missed. Information was given to the police, and the berth the accused occupied in a vessel was searched and the stolen property discovered secreted there. Pudney pleaded guilty to the charge, and said that drink had been the cause of his committing the robbery. The prosecutor recommended the prisoner to mercy on account of the destitute state of his wife, and he was sentenced to one month’s hard labour.


I am informed that this became the local information centre for a while and some council department and was on the other side of the road and opposite the "Spread Eagle" in Sydenham Steet.

In April 2010, the premises was put up for auction as freehold and a guide price of 140,000-150,000 and information supplied said the following:- Situated in the heart of Harbour Street in the seaside town of Whitstable, lies "Nelson Inn," a former public house which is currently arranged as offices. The property is considered suitable for continuation of office space, restaurant or other commercial use or, perhaps, conversion to residential, subject to all the necessary consents being obtainable.


Former Nelson Inn 2010

Above photo 2010.



HALL Alfred 1871+ (age 31 in 1871Census)

HILLS Henry 1874-91+ (age 47 in 1891Census) (Lord Nelson 1889)

PARSONS Alfred 1901-03+ (age 52 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

PARSONS Emily Jane 1911-24+ (widow age 59 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1924

PARSONS Lena Miss (daughter of above) 1930-39+ (age 48 in 1939)



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1924From the Kelly's Directory 1924


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