Sort file:- St Lawrence, August, 2023.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 30 August, 2023.


Earliest 1828-

Rose Inn

Closed Oct 1968

25 High Street (St Lawrence Street 1851Census)

St. Lawrence

Rose Inn 1860

Above photo, circa 1860.

Rose Inn

Above photo, date unknown.

Rose Inn

Above postcard, date unknown. At the end of the street in the centre of the picture is the "Wheatsheaf."

Rose Inn circa 1940

Rose Inn is shown on the left, circa 1940. The "White Horse" can be seen on the right.

Rose location 2014

Above image from Google showing the location in May 2014.

From an email received 19 March 2014.


My Grandparents ran the 'Rose Inn' 25 High Street, St Lawrence, Kent, up until when my 4 elder siblings were young. My sister who was born in 1957 remembers playing in the grounds so it must have been up until the early 1960's when they moved back to London.

I attach a photo of my Grandparents (Alfred Bertram (Bert) and Louisa Cooper) behind the bar.

Licensees 1960s

Kind regards,

Don Shrimpton.


Post Office Directory 1874 gives reference to a "Rose" at, St. Lawrence.

The last licensees Alfred Cooper and family sold the pub in 1966 to builders who demolished it and a petrol garage was built on the site, but this appears to have gone now (2014) and a Tesco store is now occupying the location. However, further information sent to me from Pamela Tyrie, tells me that he father Tom Nicholson was the last landlord of the pub, and held the license from between the summer of 1967 and left in October 1968 after which the pub did close.


Southeastern Gazette, 2 August 1853.


On Tuesday last an accident occurred which was attended with a fatal result. A man named Preston, residing at St. Lawrence, a labourer, went out to draw a bucket of water from a well in the yard adjoining his house, and was followed out by his daughter, about four years of age, who getting too near to it and losing her balance fell in. She was as soon as possible rescued, but life was extinct. An inquest was held at the "Rose Inn," St. Lawrence, on Wednesday last, before T. T. Delasaux, Esq., coroner for East Kent, when a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.


From the Whitstable Times, 30 June, 1900.


Dr. Hardman conducted an inquest at the "Rose Inn," St. Lawrence, on Friday afternoon, touching the death of Frederick Charles Turner, aged 15 years, a painter, of 69, Chapel Road, who died on the previous Tuesday from lead poisoning.

The evidence taken was to the effect that deceased became unwell about a month ago, after having been wet through one Sunday. On the following Friday his condition had become so serious that his mother, thinking he was suffering from rheumatism, took him to the Ramsgate General Hospital, where the doctor at once detected grave symptoms of lead poisoning. Deceased was detained at the hospital until his death.

The lad’s employer, Mr. Longley, gave him an excellent character, and said he was very sharp, but might have been rather careless as to washing his hands after work, and it is probable that it was through neglect of this precaution that the poison got into deceased’s system.

The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.


Thanet Advertiser, Friday 11 December 1931.

Old People's Concert.

The Ramsgate Old People's Dinner Fund has benefited to the extent of about 4 10s. as a result of two concerts held recently. The first, which was held at the "Rose Inn," St. Lawrence, on Saturday, realised 12s, and the second, which took place at the Ramsgate Social Club on Sunday, resulted in just under 4 being added to the funds.




PHILPOTT Jeremiah 1826-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MASCALL John 1839-41+

LUNNISS William 1847+

ALLRIGHT William 1851+ (age 30 in 1851Census)

DARLEY Martha 1861+ (age 44 in 1861Census)

POINTER Robert James 1867+

MILES Henry James 1871+

JONES Edna Mrs 1874-81+ Post Office Directory 1874 (age 64 in 1881Census)

CHAPMAN Alfred 1890-91 (age 53 in 1881Census)

MOCKETT John 1891-07+ (age 43 in 1891Census)

KING C E pre 1910

MOCKETT John 1911+ (age 56 in 1911Census)

SIDDERS Albert 1913-18+

HARDING Walter 1922-39+

SKINNER A C 1951-55+

WHITE E 1957+

COOPER Alfred Bertram & Louisa to 1966

NICHOLSON Tom Summer/1967-Oct/68


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

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

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874



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