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Category: Larkfield

Spotted Cow Tavern, Larkfield

742 London Road, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6BG Now closed and demolished               In 1881 Alfred Whiffin Publican was 23 his wife Mary Ann Whiffin was 25. In 1901, Alfred was still the landlord his wife had died and his sons, Charles Whiffen a local Butcher 21 years and […]

Pubs and drinking houses of the area

Some pubs and drinking houses Old and New – History and pics to come (click on the pub title to view information – not all completed yet) A wonderful book entitled East Malling, Larkfield and New Hythe Inns, Beerhouses and Their Keepers 1753 – 1974 is available from The Malling Society Larkfield Spotted Cow (Closed)          […]

KM Group History

Over 150 years of history Charles Dickens published A Tale of Two Cities. Queen Victoria had been on the throne for 22 years. And the Maidstone Telegraph, forerunner of the Kent Messenger, was born. It was 1859. A loaf of bread was 10 pence (4p). A bottle of gin was 3 shillings (15p). And Maidstone’s […]

The Monks Head – Grade II Listed

Public House and Nos 46-50 (even) – II Cottage row and public house. 17th century with 19th century public house. Nos 48 & 50, random galletted rubble stone, red brick dressings, exposed timber-framing with one wind brace on 1st floor of No 48, rendered on 1st floor of No 50. NOS 46 AND PUBLIC HOUSE. […]

The Wealden Hall – Grade II* listed

Grade II* listed Farmhouse, now restaurant. Late 14th Century to right with mid 17th century block to left. MAIN BLOCK. Exposed timber-framing with curved braces and brick infilling. 1st floors of service and solar ends jettied forward on brackets and joists. Dragon post to right. Central recess with eaves carried on 2 curved braces. Plain […]

Larkfield Priory Hotel

(formerly known as Hamlets Hotel and Bull Hotel) stands on the grounds of a former priory, so it’s no surprise that it is haunted. The story goes that it’s haunted by the ghost of a local maid named Charlotte, who is often seen in the grounds of the hotel. She was a servant who fell in […]

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