Sort file:- Folkestone, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1663


Latest 1905

55 Radnor Street


Star 1928

Above photo, 1928. Entrance is the door with the shields.


From the Folkestone Chronicle 30 January 1858. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.

Tuesday January 26th:- Before Gilbert Kennicott and W, Major esqs.

George Austen, a marine-store dealer, was brought up charged with being drunk and disorderly, and obstructing the police in the execution of their duty, by brandishing about a heavy old iron sword in a very dangerous manner, and making, two or three times, cuts at the constable, at the "Star" public house in Radnor Street, on the previous night, he being at the time in an infuriated state. Committed for one month's hard labour.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 18 June, 1864.


Mr. Thomas Warman, the elder, described as of Street, Folkestone, fishmonger, formerly of the “Star Inn,” Radnor-street, Folkestone, in the County of Kent, licensed victualler and fishmonger, came up by adjournment from the 13th of April last, and applied to pass examination and for his order of discharge.

Mr. Robertson Griffiths opposed on behalf of the creditors. Assignee, Mr. Thomas Ash, of Canterbury, brewer, Mr. Doyle, of Verulam buildings, supported the defendant.

The accounts compiled by Messrs. Charles Brown and Dubois show total debts and liabilities 1,019 15s., and assets, 700 19s. 2d., leaving a deficiency of 300 17s. 7d.

Mr. Edwards the official assignee reported:— “The books of account kept by the bankrupt and delivered to me are as follows:— “Day book, 3 brewer’s books, 8 memorandum books, and bankers book.— Amount of assets collected by the official assignee, nil.”— Amount of assets paid into the bank creditors’ assignee, nil.

At the last sitting the Court decided that further accounts were required as to when the interest was paid up on the several mortgages, and granted an allowance of 5 to be paid out of the estate for the propriety of such further accounts. The following requisition and answer have been subsequently filed.

Additional Requisition:— A further account required as to when the interest was paid on the several mortgages.

Answer:— The interest on the mortgages was paid up to the 1st of July, 1861, only. On the 25th April, 1864 (since the bankruptcy,) the trade assignee's solicitor, Messrs. Furley, Callaway, and Furley, of Canterbury, paid off the principal and interest of all the mortgages. The interest was calculated from the 1st of July, 1861, to the 26th of April, 1864, deducting a sum of 19 6s. 10d. received by the mortgagees from rents of premises.

A sum of 25 was paid by me for the purchase of house in North-street, the receipt for which is in hands of the trade assignee's solicitors, but no conveyance was made at the time I purchased the house, and one of the late owners has since died, leaving widow and family of young children.

After a brief discussion in which it appeared that the bankrupt had persistently refused to give up possession of a cottage occupied by him, and also a piece of land at East-street, Folkestone, the Court again adjourned his examination until the 12th of July next, at 12 o’clock, in order that he might surrender the property to his assignees and amend accounts.

Renewed protection from arrest was granted to the bankrupt, and the sitting ended.


The census of 1891 listed no less than 22 lodgers but failed to show the licensee.



STEVENSON Richard 1823-28+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1828-29

STEVENSON Elizabeth 1832-40+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1839Pigot's Directory 1840

WARMAN Thomas 1847-62 (fishmonger)(age 45 in 1861Census) Bagshaw's Directory 1847Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

WARMAN Edmund 1874 Post Office Directory 1874

HOLLINGTON John 1881-82 Next pub licensee had (age 31 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

Last pub licensee had SPILLETT Harry 1888-1902

FERRAL/FERALL Mr E to Aug/1904 Next pub licensee had Dover Express


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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

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

Pigot's Directory 1839From the Pigot's Directory 1839

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

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882


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