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Earliest 1824-

Weaver's Arms

Latest 1903

70 Broad Street


Weaver's Arms 1900

Above photo circa 1900, kindly sent by Steve Mercer.

Waever's Arms

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Tim Timpson.

Former Weavers Arms

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.

Weaver's Arms location 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


Not to be confused for the "Old Weavers House" this one is or at least was in Broad Street. Traced from between 1828 and 1903 at present, but a picture of it still evades me unfortunately.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 18 March 1828.


March 14, in Northgate Street, Canterbury, Mr. Casey Hanree, at an advanced age, for many years landlord of the "Weaver's Arms."


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 12 June 1849.


Important sale of the extensive Brewery of Messr's Flint, including 30 old established Inns and Public Houses, and other valuable property.

Mr. V. J., has received instructions to sell by auction, at the "Fountain Hotel," Canterbury, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th of June, at 12 o'clock each day, (in consequence of the death of the senior acting partner and the retirement of the surviving partners,) the valuable property known as Messrs. Flint's Brewery, in Stour Street, Canterbury, and the Inns, Public Houses, and other valuable property connected with theirwith. The first day sale on Tuesday, 26th June, 1849, will comprise the following property in and near the city.

Public houses.

Lot 1. The "City of Canterbury," situate on the road to Whitstable. Freehold.

Lot 2. The "George and Dragon," Westgate without, leasehold under Hind's charity for 17 years unexpired.

Lot 3. The "Three Compasses," Westgate within. Freehold.

Lot 4. The "Bell Inn" and Coach Office, in the High Street. Freehold.

Lot 5. The "Prince of Wales," St. Alphege Lane,. Freehold.

Lot 6. The "Weavers Arms," Broad Street, freehold and partly leasehold.

Lot 7. The "White Swan," Northgate. Leasehold under St. John's Hospital for a short term, at a ground rent.

Lot 8. The "Kings Head," Northgate. Freehold.

Lot 9. The "Swan Inn," at Sturry (close to the railway station). Freehold.

Lot 10. The "Ship," St. Martins Hill, freehold.

Lots 12. The "Star Commercial Inn and Tap," St George's, close to the Cattle market and Dane John. Freehold.

Lot 13. The "Blue Anchor," Old Dover Lane, near the Cattle market. Freehold.

Lot 14. The "Fleece Inn," High Street, opposite to the Corn market. Freehold.

Lot 28. Three neat Cottages opposite the Brewery, with large gardens extending to the river.

Lot 29. The "Two Brewers" public house and Spirit Warehouse, adjoining the last lot.

Lot 31. The "Black Dog" public house, Castle Street.

Lot 34. The "Duke's Head" Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 35. The "King's Head," Public House, Wincheap Street.

Lot 37. The "Royal Exchange," public house, Stour Street.

Lot 38. The "Kentish Arms," public house, and 5 cottages in Jewry Lane. Leasehold for a short term at a low rent.

Lot 40. The "Duke William," at Ickham, abiout five miles from Canterbury. Freehold.

Lot 41. The "Royal Oak Inn," at Deal. Freehold except a small portion.

Lot 42. The "King's Arms," Beach Street, Deal, and Cottage in the rear. leasehold for a short term, at a Ground rent.

Lot 43. The "Fleur De Lis," near the Railway Station, Dover. Leasehold for a term of 6 years, at a Ground rent of 3.

Lot 44. The "Two Brewers," Limekiln Street, Dover. leasehold for a term of 46 years, at a ground rent of 3.

Lot 45. The "Fountain Inn, adjoining the Market place at Dover. Freehold.

Lot 46. The "Lord Nelson," Radnor Street, near the harbour, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 47. The "Bricklayers Arms," Fancy Street, Folkestone. Freehold.

Lot 48. The "Castle Inn," at Sandgate. Leasehold for a short term, at a ground rent of 7s. 6d.

Lot 49. The "King's Head Hotel and Tap," at Margate. Freehold.

Lot 50. The "New Inn," at Elham, on the road to Hythe. Freehold.

Lot 51. The "King's Arms," at Milton near Sittingbourne. Freehold.

The Public Houses are for the most part in the occupation of unexceptionable tenants, and the majority of them are doing trades, both in beer and spirits, considerably above the average run of Country houses. (None of them have been beer shops; they're all old Licence Houses, with connections of long standing, thereby affording ample security for the permanency of the trade). The Premises generally are in a superior state of repair.

Particulars and Plans, price 1s. each, may be had of Messr's. Furleys and Mercer, Solicitors, Canterbury; at the "Fountain Hotel;" and of Mr. V. J. Collins, 3, Moorgate Street, London.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 2 February, 1861.


Anne Sheridan and John Harvey, a private in the 70th Foot, were charged with stealing a globe of artificial flowers, the property of John Warry, boot-maker, Broad-street, in this city.

The prosecutor stated that he went out about twenty minutes to eight on Sunday evening, and that at that time both his sitting room window and shutters were closed; but when he returned at eight, the shutters were open, the window up half a yard, and the globe of flowers gone. The value of them was 10s.

W. Bigg, Town Hall keeper, stated that he was at the house of his father-in-law (the "Weavers' Arms"), on Sunday evening, when, at about nine o'clock, the female prisoner came in, and asked him to buy a globe of flowers. She offered them for 3s. but nobody would buy them.

Sarah Daniels said she kept the "Kentish Arms," in Jewry-lane, and that between ten and eleven on Sunday night both the prisoners came to her house. The male prisoner offered the flowers for sale, saying that they belonged to his wife, and that she was going to leave her lodgings, and did not want them. At that time the woman was in the smoking-room. Witness went and asked her if the flowers belonged to her, and went and asked her if the flowers belonged to her, and she replied, "Yes."

At this juncture, the globe of flowers was brought into Court, the police having just discovered the party who had ultimately purchased them of the prisoners.

John Fill, landlord of the "Kentish Cricketers," in St. Peter’s-street, said that on Sunday night the female came in and wanted him to buy the flowers saying that she was in great distress, and that if she did not sell them she would have to sell her bed. Upon this representation but not wanting the flowers he gave her 2s. for them. Directly the flowers were brought into Court the soldier acknowledged his guilt but said that the woman was innocent. Both prisoners were remanded until Thursday. There is another charge against Harvey for stealing a saw.

John Boyle, a ticket-of-leave man, was charged with being about on Monday night for un unlawful purpose. On him were found some things used by coiners. He was remanded till Thursday.


From the Kentish Gazette & Canterbury Press, 23 June, 1902


Mr. J. W. KENNETT, landlord of the Weavers' Arms, Broad Street, and Secretary of the Canterbury and District Licensed Victuallers' Protection Society, applied for a general extension of one hour to all the licensed houses in in the City on the nights of Thursday and Friday on the occasion of the Coronation. Mr. KENNETT pointed to the fact that in the City of London and at Dover a free grant had been made of this privilege. Questioned by some of the magistrates and the Clerk, the applicant had to admit that he had not been asked by the whole of the occupiers of licensed houses in Canterbury to make this application. He had, however, been asked to do so by many of them.

Mr. G. J. DRURY; Then you want us to force it on many of them. Applicant said it would be open to those who did not wish to do so not to avail themselves of the privilege. It would, however, be a privilege to the licence-holders and a great convenience ot the public if it could be granted, as there would be fireworks and a bonfire on the Old Park at ten p.m. The Clerk inquired if there were any other applications and a large number of licence-holders made individual application. Supt. Farmery being appeald to, said he took neutral ground in the matter of the application. Several licence-holders had been to see him on the subject. They explained to him that they did not want the extension unless other houses remained open. The Bench retired and the Chairman subsequently announced that they had decided to refuse the applications. They considered that there was no ncessity for an extension on the occasion.



HANREE Casey pre 1824 (died Mar/1828)

CLARK Thomas 1824-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

WILLCOCKS Edward 1832-63 (age 55 in 1851Census) Historic Canterbury web sitePigot's Directory 1832-34Stapletons GuidePigot's Directory 1840Bagshaw's Directory 1847Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

CHAMBERS James 1851+ (listed as Whitesmith age 52 in 1851Census)

WEST William D 1867-71+ (also baker age 44 in 1871Census) Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

WILLCOCKS William 1874-1893 Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891Historic Canterbury web site (also bricklayer age 59 in 1891Census)

KENNETT Joseph William 1901-03+ (age 45 in 1901Census) Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903


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

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

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

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

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site



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