48 High Street
48 High Street is now occupied by "Phillips and Drew" outfitters.
Photographs by Paul Skelton, 5 April 2010.
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
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 25
March, 1870. Price 1d.
TRANSFER OF LICENSE
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
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
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.
TRANSFER OF LICENSE
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.
PUBLIC HOUSE LICENSES
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?
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 30 August, 1878
APPLICATION TO DRAW
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
The Magistrates adjourned the decision until licensing day.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 6 September, 1878
DOVER ANNUAL LICENSING SESSIONS
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 TURNHAM GREEN TAVERN – TOO NEAR THE ALLEY
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
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
AUSTEN Mary Ann July/1864+
GORDON Mr 1865
GORDON Mrs 1865 end
RICKARD Thomas to Sep/1868
REEVES Sarah Sep/1868+
BAILEY Thomas 1869
BAILEY John 1869
STONE James May/1870-Sept/70
HASTINGS Thomas Sept/1870+
BAKER George Nov/1870-Sept/71
AMOS Joseph Sept/1871+
NEAVES Albert to Oct/1872
HAMMOND Stephen George Oct/1872+
WOOD Henry 1872 end
INSKIP(P) William Sept/1873-74
ROBINSON W 1875
HARDING W 1875-76
SHAW Samuel 1876
MARSH William to Aug/1878
BROWN Cornelius Nov/1879-80
From the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Dover Express