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Popes Head, 95 West Street, Gravesend

This pub was established by the mid-eighteenth century and closed in 1939. The address in 1851 census is at 72 West street, renumbering to 95 West street by 1855. It is now incorporated into a residential development (2011). **

Gravesend pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Gravesend, Kent . The Gravesend, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Pope’s Head, 95 West Street, Gravesend - in January 2011

Pope’s Head, 95 West street, Gravesend - in January 2011

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Residents at this address

1824/George King/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

Morning Herald (London) 28 October 1830
The Creditors of Mr George Nung, late of the Pope's Head Tavern, Gravesend, victualler, deceased, are hereby requested to forward their respective claims against his estate.

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser 11 April 1832
Insolvent Debtors Court - William Wood, late landlord of the Pope's Head, Gravesend, also livery stable keeper in the Haymarket.

Morning Advertiser 21 October 1834
First-rate Tavern, Gravesend, Kent. The lease for 19 years at a very low rent, of the Pope's Head, Gravesend, situated near the new pier, with a feee landing and stairs, commanding views on the river, and every convenience for a first rate business.

Oswald Overton Widdrington, Robin Hood, Millbank, Westminster is named in the Robson's London Directory for 1830. **
He'd moved to Gravesend by 1835 occupying the Pope's Head Tavern. His marriage to Naomi Kennett is noted in the newsppaers.
His father Richard had the Waterloo Arms, George Street, Camberwell until his death in 1841 and his brother William the Victoria Tavern, Choumert Road, Peckham.
Richard was also elected chair of the Licensed Victuallers Assylum committee in 1837

Morning Advertiser London 16/5/1835 - Marriage, On Thursday last, Mr Oswald Overton Widdrington of Pope's Head Tavern to Miss Kennett, 3rd daughter of John Kennett of Rye *

1840/Oswald Overton Widdrington/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1840/James Augustus Lamb / Publican/../../Kent Quarter Sessions records, held at the Centre for Kentish Studies **

1851/John Dixon/Popes Head, West street/../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Dixon/Victualler/51/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Jane Dixon/Wife/49/Greenhithe, Kent/Census
1851/Jane Dixon/Daughter/23/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Ann Dixon/Daughter/21/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/John Dixon/Son, Watermans appremtice/18/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Henry Dixon/Son, Watermans appremtice/16/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Thomas Dixon/Son/12/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Rebecca Dixon/Daughter/10/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Mary Dixon/Daughter/8/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/Emma Dixon/Daughter/5/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1851/James Dixon/Son/4/Gravesend, Kent/Census
+ Lodger, Lightermen

1855/John Dixon/../../../Post Office Directory **

1858/Robert Gates/../../../Melvilles Directory

1861/Richard Gates/Licensed Victualler/30/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1861/Frances Gates/Wife/29/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/Frances Gates/Daughter/6/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/William Gates/Son/3/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/Richard Gates/Son/2/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/Robert Gates/Son/11 months/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/Mary Gates/Sister/23/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1861/William Ruck/Lodger, General Labourer/27/Malling, Kent/Census
1861/Charles Dines/Lodger, Waterman/21/Grays, Essex/Census

1862/R Gates/../../../Post Office Directory

1865/Richard Gates/../../../Hall’s Directory **

1874/Richard Gates/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/George Noel Wenborn/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/George N Wenborn/Licensed Victualler/42/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Wenborn/Wife/43/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Wenborn/Daughter, Barmaid/14/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1881/Maud Wenborn/Daughter/11/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1881/Frederick Wenborn/Son/9/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1881/Harry Wenborn/Son/7/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1881/Oliver Wenborn/Son/6/Chiswick, Surrey/Census
1881/Herbert Wenborn/Son/3/Erith, Kent/Census
1881/Annie Aviss/General Servant/17/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Edward Ellis/Boarder, Stone Mason/52/Ely, Cambridge/Census

1882/Geo Noel Wenborn/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Chas John Dennis/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George W Juniper/Licensed Victualler/35/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Mary A Juniper/Wife/35/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1901/George J Juniper/Son/9/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Nellie E A R Juniper/Daughter/4 months/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Mildred J Collins/General Servant/17/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Robert D Cuff/Barman/59/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Ruby Wallis/Visitor/8/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Elijah A Wallis/Boarder, Dock Labourer, Widow/52/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Alfred Snelling/Boarder, Dock Labourer/56/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Frederick Rowswell/Boarder, Dock Labourer/38/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1901/James Littlemore/Boarder, Dock Labourer/50/Cripplegate, London/Census

1903/George Wm Juniper/../../../Post Office Directory

1913/James R Reid/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Mrs Elizabeth Reid/../../../Post Office Directory

1930/George Spencer Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/John C Bramble/../../../Post Office Directory


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