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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1862

Turnham Green Tavern

Latest 1880

48 High Street


Former Turham Green Tavern

48 High Street is now occupied by "Phillips and Drew" outfitters. Photographs by Paul Skelton, 5 April 2010.

Former Turham Green Tavern


This was approximately opposite where Barwick's Alley once stood. An alehouse of Mrs. Harding where a new licence went to Mrs. Hickey in 1862. The renewal was not sought in 1878. It did open again two years later but as an 'off' licence only. Cornelius Brown had opened several of the closed pubs about that time for that purpose.

The Dover Express of May 1863 stated: "The Turnham Green Tavern." A new license was granted to Mr. Hickey.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 15 October, 1869.


Mary Dowl was summonsed for wilfully damaging  several jugs and glasses at the "Turnham Green Tavern," the property of the landlord, Thomas Bailey, and in default of paying a fine of 5s., the value of the jugs and glasses, 2s. 6d., and the costs, she went to gaol for seven days.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 25 March, 1870. Price 1d.


Before C. Stein and R. Rees, Esqs.

Mr. Fox attended to make an application in reference to the transfer of license of "Turnham Green Tavern," High Street, Charlton. An application had been made on the previous Friday for the transfer of the license to Mr. James Stone, recently of Sandgate, and he presented a testimony in Mr. Stone's favour from a gentleman named Williamson, of the 23rd Fusiliers, with whom he had lived as a servant. He also presented a testimonial from inhabitants of Sandgate who were personally acquainted with the applicant, and who testified to his personal respectability. Among the gentlemen signing this testimonial to character, was Mr. Pledge, the chairman of the Local Board of Health at Sandgate, and there were others of equal position and respectability.

After a consultation with the Superintendent of the Police, who produced some correspondence for the Magistrates' inspection.

The presiding Justice (Mr. Stein) said the Bench was sorry to be obliged to refuse Mr. Fox's application, but the fact was that the enquiries made by the Superintendent of Police were not altogether satisfactory.

Mr. Fox asked whether he might be put in possession of any information which had been obtained, so that he might be put in a position to answer it. He pointed out that it was possible that some malicious motives had been at work with a view to prejudice the application.

The Magistrates said they could not comply with Mr. Fox's request.

Mr. Fox then asked that further enquiries might be made before the Magistrates absolutely refused to grant the transfer, and that in the meantime the applicant might receive permission to sell.

The Magistrates considered this application a reasonable one, and acceded to it, the applicant being permitted to sell till the next transfer day (in May).


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 6 May, 1870. Price 1d.


The following applications for the transfer of licenses were granted:- "Turnham Green Tavern," transferred to Mr. Stone. Mr. Lewis supported this application. He stated that Stone had formerly been a servant to Sir Robert Garrett while he was in the general in command of Shorncliffe Camp, and produced a letter from the General's Aide-de-Camp, giving him a good character, and also a memorial from the inhabitants of Sandgate, where the application had been lately, speaking in favourable terms of him during the time he was living there. The transfer was granted on the distinct understanding that applicant's father (who it appeared had been convicted of keeping a disorderly house at Sandgate) did not live with him.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 5 September, 1873.


The “Turnham Green Tavern,” was transferred to William Inskip, who, it seemed, had held an alehouse license before.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 17 August, 1877. Price 1d.


To the editor of the "Dover Express."

Sir, Monday next is fixed as a Special Sessions for the transfer of licenses. There are 17 applications, among which are the following:-

"Turnham Green Tavern," which has been closed for some time, and for which Mr. William Harding (brewer) seeks a license......

Six brewers' houses empty! Will any of the six gentlemen who are applying for these licenses live on the premises to conduct the houses themselves? and, if not, should the magistrate grant the transfers?

Yours &c.,



From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 30 August, 1878


An application to draw at the “Turnham Green Tavern” until the transfer day was made, as the late tenant was turned out.

Mr. Thomas A. Terson said: I am one of the Messrs. Terson of Castle Street. I have acted as agent to Messrs. Harding with reference to getting Mr. Marsh (who was summoned for harbouring prostitutes and fined) out. He is now out and also signed the authority for the transfer.

The Magistrates adjourned the decision until licensing day.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 6 September, 1878


The annual sitting of the Dover Magistrates Licensing Committee took place on Monday at Dover, for the purpose of renewing public-house licenses, and hearing applications for new ones. The Licensing Committee consists of E. F. Astley, S. Finnis, R. Dickeson, T. E. Black, R. Rees, W. R. Mowll, and C. Stein, Esqrs. They were all present except Mr. Dickeson, who is in Cumberland.


The late tenant of this house, William Marsh, was convicted on the 5th of August, for keeping his house open for the habitual resort of prostitutes and fined 40s. and costs.

Mr. Mowll appeared on behalf of the owners of the house, and said that an application was made on Monday last for permission to draw, but the Bench thought it was a matter to come before the Licensing Magistrates and consequently the application was adjourned. The application he had to make was that the licence might be granted in the name of Mrs. Harding, the owner, who, upon hearing of the summons being taken out, had the tenant removed from the house immediately.

William Harding said: I manage my mother's business of a brewer here. The “Turnham Green Tavern” is owned by my mother, and is situated in the High Street, Charlton, just opposite to the entrance of Barwick's Alley. My late tenant, Mr. Marsh, was summoned before the Bench for allowing prostitutes to assemble in the house, and when we heard of it we wrote to the tenant and told him to get out, in accordance with the agreement he had entered into. A few days afterwards the case came on here and the man was convicted on the 16th of August, and he was got out within a week of the conviction. The house has since been closed.

The Bench declined to renew the licence, and Mr. Mowll gave notice of appeal.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 7 November, 1879. Price 1d.


An application was made by Cornelius Brown, pensioner, for a beer-sellers retail license for the "Turnham Green Tavern," Charlton, to sell off the premises.

The Bench, after retiring for a few minutes, granted the license.




HICKEY Mrs Jane 1862-July/64 Dover Express

AUSTEN Mary Ann July/1864+ Dover Express

GORDON Mr 1865

GORDON Mrs 1865 end

RICKARD Thomas to Sep/1868 Dover Express

REEVES Sarah Sep/1868+ Dover Express

BAILEY Thomas 1869

BAILEY John 1869 Next pub licensee had

STONE James May/1870-Sept/70 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had HASTINGS Thomas Sept/1870+ Dover Express

Last pub licensee had BAKER George Nov/1870-Sept/71 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

AMOS Joseph Sept/1871+ Dover Express

NEAVES Albert to Oct/1872 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had HAMMOND Stephen George Oct/1872+ Dover Express

WOOD Henry 1872 end

INSKIP(P) William Sept/1873-74 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1874Kelly's 1874


HARDING W 1875-76 Next pub licensee had

SHAW Samuel 1876

MARSH William to Aug/1878 Dover Express

Last pub licensee had BROWN Cornelius Nov/1879-80 Next pub licensee had Dover Express


Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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