Was called Dover Lane until the 1870's


Map detail of 1777 showing Dover Lane, now called Dover Street

Map detail of 1843 showing Dover Lane


No. 1

The Flying Horse Public House



No. 2

1917 Edward John LEMAR, Greengrocer


No. 3

1903 Stephen Bown Junior, Confrectioner, 3 Dover Street

1917 P.W. PARSONS, Confectioner


No. 4

1917 H. LILLEY, Newsagent


No. 5

1917 Walter COZENS, Builder & Contractor

1917 STOUR BRICK, SAND and GRAVEL Co.'s Office (Walter Cozens)


No. 8

John O'Shaughnessy. Where do you live? 8 Dover Street. What are you? Labourer. Did you get money from Scoones about the last election? Yes I did. How much? 3s. 6d......" Parliamentary Papers 1881

1917 Thomas KITE, Bootmaker


detail from my John Speed map of Dover Lane (9), Ote Hill (45) c. 1676

No. 11


"The Nag's Head was originally named The Lilypot". Two minutes from the Cattle Market. The Inn was demolished in 1930, and rebuilt further back. This Inn was then destroyed in the bombing in 1942, it was rebuilt in 1959.

"Three messuages in Dover Lane in St. George the Martyr, Canterbury, including one called the Lily Pot, admission of Peter Wynne to freedom of the City of Canterbury, 1626"

"as noted in a will dated July 1, 1675 proved in England To my youngest son, Joshua Wynne, one
house and Oatmeal mill lying the Dover Lane without St. George's in
Canterbury, commonly called Lilly Pot; and two houses adjoining where a
Ropemaker and one Rawlings were formerly tenants."

1917 C. W. HOGBEN

Commercial Motor Users' Association depot; garage and stabling


No. 17

1903 Henry Edward Field, Saddler & Harness Maker, 17 Dover Street

1917 Henry E. FIELD, Saddler


No. 19

1917 H. CROUCH, Plumber


Vernon Place


No. 20

1917 W. L. CLARK, Watchmaker


No. 31a

Forge Cottage


No. 32a

July 20, 1907, W. E. Pinnock (late Cowell and Pinnock), Coal, coke and wood merchant, 32a and 40a Dover Street, Canterbury

July 20, 1907, W. E. PINNOCK (late Cowell and Pinnock), 32a and 40a, Dover Street, Canterbury. High-class Fruiterer and Greengrocer. Families waited on daily. Orders promptly executed. A Trial solicited. Wholesale Agent for: Lyon's Tea and Coffee for Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Ashford and District. Agents Wanted.


No. 33

1892 Mr. W. COZENS, 33 Dover Street, Canterbury, member of the East Kent Natural History Society

June 28, 1902 (Kentish Gazette & Canterbury Press)

Headstones and Monuments at low prices in Marble, Stone, or Granite, fixed complete in any part. Cozens. Dover Street. Inspection invited. Old memorials renovated. New inscriptions engraved. *no street number listed


No. 38

William HODGSON, builder, 38 Dover St, and Burgate St., Canterbury, Ct. Canterbury. Debt. pet. Feb. 8. Order Feb. 8 - The Law Journal, Bankrupt List, Feb. 18, 1888

William HODGSON, builder, Canterbury. First meeting, Feb. 24 at 9 1/2 at 47 St. George's St., Canterbury, and Exam at 10 12/ at the Guildhall, Canterbury. Ct. Canterbury

1917 Miss PRECIOUS


No. 39

Aug 2, 1913 (Kentish Gazette and Canterbury Press) Wanted pleasant Young Girl to mind baby. Apply, 39 Dover Street, Canterbury.

1917 Herbert Charles SPINNER


No. 40a

July 20, 1907, W. E. PINNOCK (late Cowell and Pinnock), 32a and 40a, Dover Street, Canterbury. High-class Fruiterer and Greengrocer. Families waited on daily. Orders promptly executed. A Trial solicited. Wholesale Agent for: Lyon's Tea and Coffee for Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Ashford and District. Agents Wanted.


No. 46 Myrtle Villa

July 2, 1921 - Mr. Frank Amos offered several lots of freehold property for sale at the Royal Fountain Hotel, Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon. Nos. 46 Dover Street, Myrtle Villa was not sold and can be treated for privately.


No. 49

Alfred Fumer, Pianist )

1917 H. KENNETT and Son, Dairy


No. 52

BEE HIVE Public House

Benjamin W. Argar, Licensed Victualler ^

1865 Poll for two knights of the shire..."name of voter and residence" ARGAR, Benjamin W., Dover Street, Canterbury. listed under parish of St. George the Martyr (it is the parish of qualification) Voted for Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering, Bart.

three candidates: Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering, Bart. - Sir Brook William Bridges, Bart. - Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, Bart.

TKC - Jan 14, 1865 - Deaths, Canterbury, January 5 at the "Bee Hive", Dover Street, Mrs. ARGAR, aged 58.

Henry Fowler, Publican )

1903 Henry Fowler, Bee Hive Public House, 52 Dover Street

1917 The Beehive - Mrs. LEMAR


No. 55

1903 John Field, Butcher, 55 Dover Street

1917 A. G. ANDREWS, Bootmaker


No. 59

Charles Martin, late grocer and victualler, 59 Dover street, Canterbury. First meeting, July 1 at 10, at 47 St. George's Street, Canterbury. Exam. July 1 at 10 1/2 at the Guildhall, Canterbury. Ct. Canterbury. The Law Journal, Bankrupt List. July 2, 1887

1917 John MITCHELL


No. 60

George Uden, Carpenter, his daughter Gertrude Uden is a photographer )

1917 George UDEN

In 1675 there was a mill called the Lilly Pott in Dover Lane **



Thomas BRADFORD, carpenter

Harry BURGESS, stable keeper

John BURNLY, attorney

David FINN, smith

John GILLMAN, grocer and china shop

John GILLMAN, wheelwright

Charles SKINNER, working cutler

John MASTERS, nursery and seedsman


Between Dover Street and Riding Gate are Alms houses for six poor Women, built in the year 1778, by the Rev. W. D. Byrche, byt not endowed; The Beauties of England and Wales 1808


Poll Book 1830

Edward QUESTED, Junior, Dover Street, Carpenter

Henry GAZE, Junior, Dover Street, Carpenter

Michael CLEMENTS, Hairdresser, Dover Lane

Henry GAZE, Senior, Dover Lane, Carpenter

Edward QUESTED, Dover Lane, Carpenter

Daniel VINCER, Dover Lane, Coachman

John COVELL, Dover Lane, Tailor


1839 John HOLMAN, Wheelwright, (& Millwright), Dover Street




John DUNN, Shoemaker

John TURMAINE, Coal Merchant

Thomas SAYER

Isaac DAWES, Coachman


James MORGAN, Victualler,

Edward CLARK, Agricultural Labourer

Benjamin ARGAX, Victualler

John CONNOR, Engineer

Zachariah MARSH, Shoemaker

Daniel TAYLOR, Shoemaker



John FILMER, Gardener

John HOMAN, Master Millwright

Dover Lane "CHANCE"

John ATTWOOD, Victualler

August 16, 1851, John Attwood, out of businsess, Aug. 18 at 10, County Court of Kent, at Canterbury.


July 15th, 1865 William LUCAS, Old Dover Street (No. 1556) Poll for the two knights of the shire, voted B & K (parish of qualification - Saint Mary Bredin)

1877 - Beehive 10l. Burial Society, Beehive Inn, Dover Street, Canterbury, the society established 1840, 105 members, Assets - £104, total receipts (benefit fund 1877) £26


1885 Kelly's Directory of the Leather Trades - Henry Strevins Field, listed under Saddlers & Harness Makers, Dover Street

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