Sort file:- Dover, March, 2021.

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith & Paul Skelton

Earliest 1832-

Royal William

Latest 1847

(Name to)

Bulwark Hill



Its presence was shown when an inquest was held there in 1840. An unfortunate railway worker had met his death by accident. Another with the sign was reported also on Bulwark Hill, in 1832. (Willett).


From the Kentish Gazette, 27 November 1838.


Nov. 16, at Dover, William, infant son of Mr. W. Willett, of the "Royal William Inn."


From the Dover Telegraph, 27 March 1847.

(Mr) William WALKER, of “Victoria” formerly the “Royal William” public house, occupier. The property for auction.


Kentish Gazette, 30 March 1847.


TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs. FLASMAN and CO, AT Goodwin’s "Pier Hotel," Clarence Place, DOVER, (By order of the Mortgagee under a Power of Sale) on THURSDAY, the 8th day of April, 1847, at Two for Three o'clock in the afternoon precisely, in one Lot: All that valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate at Bulwark Hill, in the Pier at DOVER.

Comprising a substantial as welt as commodious Building and Premises, and lately used as a PUBLIC-HOUSE, known by the sign of the "VICTORIA," and formerly by the name of the "Royal William," and on ground, formerly part of the Said Premises, THREE well-built COTTAGES, which have recently been erected, together with the Genteel Dwelling HOUSE, part of the said premises, adjoining the "Victoria," and late in the occupation of Mr. William Walker. Also all that valuable Brewery, Storehouse, Stables, Lofts, Yard, Piggeries, &c., together with half an sere of Meadow Land, at the back part of the aforesaid premises, and known as the Bowling Green, commanding the most delightful and picturesque scenery in this locality, extending with an uninterrupted view of the French Coast, Dover Harbour, Town, and Castle. Also about one perch of Garden Ground, more or less.

The above property forms one of the most desirable and compact Estates in the town, and from its eligibility and proximity to the Harbour, South Eastern Railway Terminus, Dover Heights, presents a most undeniable opportunity for investment or speculation.

N.B.— The Fixtures, Plants, and Utensils, to be taken by valuation according to the usual mode.

For Particulars and to view the Estate, tickets may be had of G Flashman and Co., Auctioneers, Market Place. Dover; of George Rose. Esq.. Solicitor, 43, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London; or of James Walker, Esq., Solicitor, Faversham.




WILLETT William 1832-47 Pigot's Directory 1840


Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840


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