White Hart, 19 Surrey Street, Littlehampton

Littlehampton pub history index

The pub began life as ‘The Swan’ in 1761 with the name changing to the ‘Dolphin’ in 1772 at which time it was owned by two brothers. In the 1780s the two brothers had a severe falling out and one left to establish his own pub further along Surrey Street at its junction with High Street which he also named the ‘Dolphin’ – the site of the existing ‘Dolphin Inn’. After some dispute over the names of their respective inns, the brother who owned the original building renamed his premises the ‘White Hart’ in 1784.
The ‘White Hart became the station for the coastal coach established between Brighton and Bognor after the Littlehampton chain ferry came into being in 1825.
The pub briefly became ‘The London Tavern’, (sometime post 1911) before becoming the ‘Cob and Pen’ at the turn of the new millennium and has subsequently been again renamed ‘The White Hart’ in 2012. **

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

The White Hart when formerly called the Cob and Pen.

The White Hart when formerly called the Cob and Pen.

White Hart Hotel, Littlehampton

White Hart Hotel, Littlehampton

Kindly provided by Brian Haines

White Hart, Surrey Street, Littlehampton (an interior of the pub)

White Hart, Surrey Street, Littlehampton (an interior of the pub)

Both kindly provided by Brian Haines

Image courtesy of Littlehampton Museum

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1828-9 / James Blackaller /… / Pigot’s Directory *

1840 / James Blackaller /… / Pigot’s Directory *

1841 / Owned by George Constable, later local brewer *
1841 / James Blackaller / Head, Innkeeper / 40 / Sussex / Census *
1841 / Thomas Blackaller / … / 80 / Sussex / Census
1841 / Caroline Blackaller / … / 15 / Sussex / Census
1841 / Elizabeth Umey? / … / 15 / Sussex / Census

1845 / Thomas Heward /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1851 / Thomas Heward / Head, Coal merchant / 36 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census *
1851 / Henrietta Heward / Wife / 29 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1851 / Kate Heward / Daughter / 3 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1851 / Fanny Lambeth / Servant, house / 20 / Pagham, Sussex / Census
1851 / John Francis / Servant, labourer / 23 / Sidalesham, Sussex / Census

1855 / George Winton /… / Post Office Directory *

1858 / George Winton /… / Melville’s Directory & Gazetteer of Sussex *

1859 / Thomas Latter /… / Post Office Directory *

1861 / Thos Latter / Head, Innkeeper / 30 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census *
1861 / Eliza Latter / Wife / 34 / Walberton, Sussex / Census
1861 / Chas Latter / Son / 3 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1861 / Kate Latter / Daughter / 8 months / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1861 / John Latter / Brother, carrier / 28 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1861 / Sarah Fletcher / Servant, house / 20 / Petworth, Sussex / Census

1866 / Thomas Latter /… / Post Office Directory *

1867 / R G Barltelot /… / ? Directory *

1870 / Mrs Matilda Bartlelot /… / Post Office Directory *

1871 Census: See note in the introduction. The following listing was determined by the preceding known information. *

1871 / Matilda Barltelot / Head, Licensed victualler / 41 / Fishbourne, Sussex / Census *
1871 / E Barltelot / Daughter, scholar / 6 / Appledram, Sussex / Census
1871 / Henry Eastland / Nephew, scholar / 8 / Appledram, Sussex / Census
1871 / Annie Dale / Servant, domestic / 20 / Wiston, Sussex / Census
1871 / Isaac Thomsett / Visitor, gas fitter / 27 / Yapton, Sussex / Census

1874 / Isaac Tompsett /… / Post Office Directory – visitor in 1871 *

1881 / Isaac Tompsett / Head, Licensed victualler / 37 / Yapton, Sussex / Census *
1881 / Matilda Tompsett / Wife / 51 / Fishbourne, Sussex / Census
1881 / Ann E Bartlelot / Step Daughter / 16 / Appledram, Sussex / Census
1881 / Caroline M Garwood / Visitor / 10 / Redhill, Surrey / Census
1881 / Christina Wase / Servant, general / 16 / Pulborough, Sussex / Census

1891 / Isacc Tomsett / Head, Innkeeper / 47 / Barnham, Sussex / Census *
1891 / Matilda Tomsett / Wife / 61 / Fishbourne, Sussex / Census
1891 / Henery Eastland / Nephew, butcher / Appledram, Sussex / Census
1891 / Sarah Goatcher / Servant, general domestic / 18 / Partridge Green, Sussex / Census

1893 / L Thomsett /… / Littlehampton Directory – first name initial incorrect? *

1894 / W E Standing /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1895 / William Edgar Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1899 / Alfred Appleby /… / Kelly’s Directory of Sussex *
1899 / William Edgar Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory of Sussex *
(Two entries for the White Hart! – Shared running?) *

1901 / William Standing / Head, Hotel proprietor / 40 / Horsham, Sussex / Census *
1901 / Annie Standing / Wife / 41 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1901 / Gertrude Standing / Daughter / 16 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1901 / Edith Standing / Daughter / 14 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1901 / William Standing / Son / 9 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1901 / Albert Hopkins / Servant, boots / 18 / Pulborough / Census

1911 / William E Standing / Head, Hotel proprietor / 50 Horsham, Sussex / Census *
1911 / Annie Standing / Wife, assisting in business / 51 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1911 / Gertrude A Standing / Daughter, assisting in business / 26 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1911 / Edith R P Standing / Daughter, assisting in business / 24 / Brighton, Sussex / Census
1911 / William E Standing / Son, Architect & Surveyor / 19 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census
1911 / Ernest Payne / Boarder, Physician / 40 / Wimbledon, Surrey / Census
1911 / Harold M Perkins / Boarder, Solicitor / 34 / Bradford, Yorks / Census
1911 / Lionel Sutherland / Boarder, Stock & Share dealer / 32 / Chiswick, London / Census
1911 / Herbert Robinson / Boarder, Accountant / 44 / City of London / Census

1915 / William Edgar Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1922 / W Standing /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1918 / Mrs Gertrude Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory – presumably William’s daughter *

1922 / Miss? Gertrude Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1923 / W Standing /… / Littlehampton Directory – William again or his son? *

1924 / Mrs Gertrude Standing /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1925 / G A Ford /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1927 / George A Ford /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1930 / George A Ford /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1932 / E Huggins /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1934 / Edward Huggins /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1938 / Edward Huggins /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1950 / E Huggins /… / Littlehampton Directory*

1953 / E Higgins /… / Littlehampton Directory – spelling error in surname *

1967-8 / Rex Edwards /… / Littlehampton Directory – surname appears to have been omitted, see next *

1969-70 / Rex Edward Huggins /… / Littlehampton Directory *


* Provided By Brian Haines

** Littlehampton Museum

*** Littlehampton History Society books

Provided By Kevan

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