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Congleton Arms, 117 Maxey Road, Plumstead SE18

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The Congleton Arms apparently closed in the 1970's; probably to be replaced by housing in the local area. It is not known where the name Congleton Arms, came from, but maybe an early licensee was from Congleton, in Cheshire. The earliest recorded licensee appears to be John George Burrell,  from 1862, and the pub is not listed in 1858, although Maxey road does exist then.

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1862/John George Burrell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1867/Mr William Lock/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1871/William Lock/Licensed Victualler/52/Hastings, Sussex/Census ****
1871/Amelia Lock/Wife/47/Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Amelia Lock/Daughter/20/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Mary A Lock/Daughter/19/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/James Lock/Son/16/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Alice Lock/Daughter/11/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Alfred Lock/Son/11/Plumstead, Kent/Census

1874/William Lock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/William Lock/Publican/62/Hastings, Sussex/Census ****
1881/Amelia Lock/Wife/57/Oakend, Buckingham/Census
1881/Amelia Lock/Daughter/30/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1881/Alfred Lock/Son/21/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1881/Alice Lock/Daughter/21/Plumstead, Kent/Census

1882/William Lock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Lock/Licensed Victualler/72/Hastings, Sussex/Census ****
1891/Amelia Lock/Wife/68/Okend, Buckinghamshire/Census
1891/Amelia E Turner/Daughter, Housemaid/40/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1891/Francis G Turner/Grandson/7/Plumstead, Kent/Census

1896/William Lock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1908/Thomas William Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Alfred Kench/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Alfred Kench/Licensed Victualler/39/Charlbury, Oxfordshire/Census ****
1911/Annie Kench/Wife/39/Brixton, London/Census
1911/Elsie Kench/Daughter/15/Paddington, London/Census
1911/Alfred Kench/Son/14/Chelsea, London/Census
1911/Stanley Kench/Son/7/Willesden, London/Census
1911/Annie Wright/General Servant/16/Plumstead, London/Census

1919/George Hayes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1919/George Inverness Hayes/../../../Electoral Roll ***

1920/George Inverness Hayes/../../../Electoral Roll ***
1920/Elizabeth Hayes/../../../Electoral Roll
1920/George Henry Hayes/../../../Electoral Roll

1934/A E Thumwood/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/A E Thumwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/A E Thumwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

I lived in the Congleton Arms, Maxey Road Plumstead with my parents from around 1961 till 1968. His name was Arthur Thomas Hopkins and he was a tenant, Courage were the brewers who owned the pub. My brother was born on the premises in October 1963. I attach a photo inside the pub probably taken in about 1966, thatís me with the sword ! My parents and grandfather are in the picture.
It had a large room upstairs which was used by a local Masonic lodge. I would love to have a picture of the outside of the pub if anyone can assist. Any idea why itís called the Congleton? Any info greatly appreciated. *

Congleton Arms, 117 Maxey Road, Plumstead SE18 - circa 1966

Congleton Arms, 117 Maxey Road, Plumstead SE18 - circa 1966

Kindly provided by John Hopkins

* Provided By John Hopkins

*** Provided By John Brown

**** Provided By Kevan

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