Cemetery Gate and Bell Harry Tower from Longport

Map detail 1843


Alehouse suppressed
It appears on the oaths of Thomas Abbott and John Barber that John Ledger, who keeps a victualling house at the sign of the Queen's Head in the borough of Longport [Canterbury] does keep very great disorders in his house. Ordered that John Ledger be put down and the sign on his house be pulled down by the borsholder or other officer of the borough. 1669/70

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Longport is a borough and manor, sometimes called the manor of Barton, and belonged to the abbots of St. Augustine. The manor house is situate on teh south side of the road, and now the property of the widow of William Hougham, Esq.; appertaining to this manor is a park, extending to the park of Trendele, near Fordwich. Little Barton is a manor a short distance northward from the city, and belonged to the priory of Christchurch in 832. It is now private property. 1838 directory


William Coppyn, 24 Feb., 31 Hen. 8. No request. Rents and Farms in the Lordship of Langport (Kent), late of the Monastery of St. Augustine near the Walls of Canterbury (Kent), Woods and Particulars for Sale (2) - 2 membranes. PP


9 cases of measles attended to in an epidemic of this disease in Ivy Lane, Chantry Lane and Longport, Canterbury during 1852 by G. Rigden, Esq. (138 cases total in the city)

15 cases were fatal of the 138 cases seen. AMJ


Map detail 1777


October 16, 1853. Death at Longport, Canterbury aged 48, F. Wood, Esq. late of Beaksbourne. GM1853


Messuage, yard and slaughterhouse in Longport, Canterbury St Paul * Property sold at auction with 6 other lots by Mrs Henry Cooper 1864 CCA-CC-P/E/CP/14/13


August 1913 - Godden and Son, Auctioneers, House and Estate agents, Station Road East, Canterbury. Have for disposal the following desirable properties. To let, unfurnished...Longport Street. Convenient House containing 3 reception rooms, kitchen, etc. 6 bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom, etc. Good garden. Rent: £40 per annum


No. 1

1889 William WENHAM


No. 2

1889 Mrs. CROWDER

1917 Rev. C. E. P. AUTRAN


No. 3

1889 Mrs. HALL


No. 4

1889 Charles EASTON, Hay Trusser



No. 5

1889 Joseph DREW, Ginger Beer Maker

1917 5 & 6 Cross and Son, Grocers


Love Lane


Showing Longport from Love Lane on the left where the "X" is to Lower Chantry Lane on the right where the "X" is


No. 6

1889 George W. CROSS, Grocer

1917 5 & 6 Cross and Son, Grocers


No. 7


1917 P. L. McGARRY


No. 8

1889 Miss H. N. RICHARDSON

1917 Mrs. TOMLING


The building with the hanging sign is No. 9, looking towards St. Paul's Cemetery


No. 9

1889 George BELLINGHAM

1917 George CROSS


No. 10

1880's - 1917 E. Crouch and Sons, Plumbers


No. 11

1889 - 1890's Henry Edward TAYLOR, Corn Seed & Foreign Fruit Merchant

1917 Kent County and Canterbury City Tuberculosis Dispensary


No. 12

1889 John Frederick COZENS

George Manners ONSLOW, Colonel of Cavalry (20th Hussars) born Bangalore, India (

1884 George Manners Onslow. Lt. Col. 20th Hussars

20th Hussars

George Manners Onslow, Cornet, 20 May 61; Lt. 13 Nov. 66; Capt. 30 April 73; Major, 1 Jul.y 81; Lt. Colonel, 4 Feb. 83

Returned from India, 20 Dec. 1872

1886 George Manners Onslow, Lt. Col. h.p. 20th Hussars, Inspector of Gymnaria at Aldershot

Balu (Southern India) - Mr. Thomas Cannon, a former part-proprietor of this estate, was the first European planter in the state of Mysore, but the property is now owned by the executers of the late Colonel George Manners Onslow and Mr. David Cannon. Coffee was first planted about the year 1841, but the whole of the cultivated area of 360 acres has been replanted, the youngest bushes having been put in during the year 1905. "Southern India"

*1869 vice George Manners Onslow, promoted

George Manners Onlsow, Lt. Col. h.p. 20 Hussars, Inspector of Gymnasia at Aldershot - May 20th, 1861 (Coronet, 2nd Lieut. of Ensign), Nov 13, 1866 (Lieut.), April 30, 1873 (Captain), July 1, 1881 (Major), Feb 4, 1882 (Lieut Colonel), July 2, 1884 (When placed on 1/2 pay) HL, 1887


No. 13

1889 Rev. William Lerr Beadon (Wesleyan) *he was in Gillingham, Dorset in the early 1890's, and in Cornwall by the early 1900's



No. 14

1889 - 1890's May INGE, Grocer *his daughter Edith is a school teacher

1917 George BUTTON


No. 15

1889 Henry WEEKS, Coachman

Sarah Ann CROUCH

1917 Mrs. RAYNER


No. 16

1889 George JOHNSON, Brewer

1903 Mrs. Mary Ann BLOGG, Apartments

1917 Richard Hart RATCLIFF



1889 Curey SMITH

1. James MOUNT, Bootmaker

2. Mrs. BALL

3. W. ARNOLD, Bricklayer

4. Mrs. MOUNT

5. John HEARN, Engineer

6. Mrs. BROWN


No. 18


1917 Edwin CROUCH


No. 19

1889 George ROBSON, Tailor

1917 William PULLEN


No. 20

1874 H. HOLDEN, 20 Longport, Canterbury (The London and Suburban licensed victuallers', hotel and tavern keepers, 1874)

1889 Richard INGRAM, Brush Maker

1917 Mrs. LAW


No. 21

Alfred Reed Esq., Surgeon & Member of the Royal College of Surgeons %

Alfred Reed, Surgeon, Canterbury, Subscriber to "Conseutudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851

1889 Mrs. Eliza Austin


No. 22

1889 Osborne John Masters, ROYAL OAK INN

1917 ROYAL OAK, S. Belsey


No. 23

1889 Robert MARTIN, Greengrocer


No. 24

1880's - 1890's William Samuel Kay, Baker and Confectioner

1917 Ferry and Son, Greengrocers


No. 25

1889 Henry Holden, Mineral Water Manufacturer

J. D. Maxted, Littlebourne Creameries: Manager, W. W. Salmon

1884 Henry Holden 25 Longport Street (listed under Soda Water & Lemonade Manufacturer) also listed under Brewers

1885 Kellys Directory - Listed under Soda Water & Lemonade Manufacturers - Henry HOLDEN, 25 Longport Street, Canterbury

1917 Sidney Holden, Mineral Water Manufacturer


No. 26

1889 - 1890's Richard William Bowen, Schoomaster and Parish Clerk

1917 W. S. Kay, Baker


No. 27

1889 Walter W. Sparks, commercial traveller

1917 Alfred Tucker


No. 28

1889 - 1890's William Fricker, commercial traveller

1917 Henry Caldwell


No. 29

1889 Edwin Ferry, Greengrocer


Lower Chantry Lane


No. 30

1889 William Manwaring, Pensioner

1917 Frederick Gower


No. 31

1889 James Griffin, Carpenter

1917 Mrs. Catling


No. 32

1889 - 1890's Mrs. Sarah Holley

1917 Henry Sturt


No. 33

1889 William Cotton, Gardener

1917 A. Fuller


No. 34

1889 George Williams, Warder H.M.Prison*Prison Warder in Wandsworth, London in 1881 (b. Kirkee, East India), his wife Rosa (nee Page) is from Canterbury, they were married in 1875 in Canterbury

George Robert Williams, Prison Warden

1917 Frederick C. Saunders


St. Pauls Graveyard



No. 35


Barton Manor's name is derived from barton or "home farm" of St. Augustine's Abbey

After the dissoultion, the manor was in the possesion of the King.

Edward VI gave it to Thomas CHENEY, it was afterwards held by both the families of HERBERT and SMITH.

In 1657, Ann SMITH sold the manor to Solomon HOUGHAM of Ash. Ann Smith was the lady who founded the Smith Almshouse in 1662 with her husband John.

Margaret Hannah Roberta the wife of William Hougham, Memorial In St. Martins Church

William Hougham, Memorial In St. Martins Church

The property was owned by the Hougham family from 1671 until it was sold in 1902

In 1941 the estate was sold to Canterbury City Corporation


SMITH'S HOSPITAL, Almshouses (John & Ann Smiths Almshouses)


St. Martin's Hill


H. M. Prison


Governor, Joseph Bone, Gaol

Chaplain, Rev. John Metcalfe, Precincts

Surgeon - Willilam Hardes Renwick, Burgate Street

Matron - Mrs. A. Cameron, Gaol

Turnkey, Thomas Taylor, Gaol

Under Turnkeys, H. Petley and John Adams, Gaol

Task Master, John Ardly, Gaol

Watchman, John Bourn, Gaol


1889 J. W. Newham, Governor H. M. Prison


Sessions House

1917 E. Crouch, Caretaker


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

1917 A. J. Lancaster, Secretary , Miss A. M. Messum, Matron



The present boundaries of the Borough of Longport are as follows: Beginning at Mr. Goldfinch's house, take half the road on the left hand side through Love-lane, then turn the corner and take half the road all the way through Ivy-lane to the corner of Mr. Bunce's garden-wall, from thence take half the road on the left hand side so far as three houses near Oaten hill; the two first houses are in the borough, and the third is in the city; then from the back part of the second house proceed across two orchards caterwise, until you come to an ash pollard in the hedge by the Bridge road side near the late sign of Canterbury, where mark; from thence take half the road until you come about half way between the stile which leads you to the foot-way to Nackington and the gate that goes into St. Laurence field, in the hedge of which field did lately stand a crab-tree, where the said borough used to mark, then to a stone about two or three rods from the hedge behind St. Laurence-house, from thence as straight as you well can go to an oak pollard near the lone-barn in Nackington-lane, which oak pollard is lately cut down, but did stand on the left hand side as you go to Nackington; from thence straight through the upper part of Barnsfield until you come to the end of the Heathen-land, where mark upon an elm, then down by the side of a dike against William Hatcher's land unto a stile and mark, then into Bridge road, taking one half of the road, still keeping the left hand side until you come to about the middle of Gutteridge bottom, where mark upon a black-thorn, then cater the corner (below Mr. Andrews's house) of a field belonging to Nutt and Walker, and mark upon an ash tiller; from thence keep straight along the hedge for something more than half a mile until you come to land called Hompits, in the occupation of Mr. Collard, of Little Barton farm, and about forty rods before you come to the corner of the field, where mark upon an ash tiller; then cater up into a little wood at the lower side of Lieudown, and mark upon the stool of an oak, then straight until you come into the Beaksbourn road at the bottom of Paternoster-hill; from thence climb the bank into a wood belonging to Sir Philip Hales, bart. and mark upon an oak near the wood side; from thence through the wood, taking in all the Hoath land, until you come to a drill of running water, keeping the water close upon your right hand until you come to Fishpool-bottom, to a bridge, which bridge is repaired part by the parish of Littlebourn, and part by the borough of Longport; from this bridge to a pollard oak in a meadow belonging to the right hon. earl Cowper, about three or four rods from the remains of the old dog-kennel, then as straight as you well can go through about the middle of the cherry orchard, leaving the Moat-house upon your right hand, until you come to the wall against the road that leads to Fordwich and Stodmarsh, and mark against the wall at the road side about twelve rods from the corner of the wall against the Littlebourn road, then cross the road and mark upon an oak pollard, upon land belonging to Sir Edward Hales, in the occupation of Mrs. Austen; from thence down to a spot of land called the Bogs, and mark upon an ash pollard standing in the hedge, from thence as straight as you well can go to the third gate coming from earl Cowper's wall towards Canterbury, belonging to Mrs. Austen's land and opposite Mr. Hammond's hop-ground, then take half the road of that side next Hammond's land until you come within about eight rods of a small piece of pasture land belonging to the said Mr. Hammond at the top of St. Martin's hill, and mark upon an elm tree, then cater down the hill into land belonging to Mrs. Austen, where stands a stone with a mark upon it, then straight through the said Mrs. Austen's hop ground to a gate leading out of the said hop ground into a small passage leading to the sign of Sandwich, and is between the said hop-ground and said Austen's garden, where mark upon a post in the paling of the said garden; then cater the said garden and so to a doorway, (taking in a small barn now converted into a stable, for the use of Mr. John Austen), and so to a walnut-tree standing opposite to the east end of the hospital founded by John Smith, esq. near St. Martin's hill, and come up to the turn water over against the monastery wall in the front of the hospital, which is repaired by this borough of Longport, from thence proceed to a large door-way through the monastery wall into a garden, now in the occupation of Daniel Hayward, gardener, and so on quite through the monastery grounds until you come to a housein thestreet, commonly called Broad street, now in the occupation of William Booth, taylor, from thence to an ale-house called the Chequers, leading into lady Wotton's green; then cater the gardens behind the Chequer ale-house until you come to a certain house, lying and being at the corner of Church-street, and near the parish church of St. Paul, now in the several occupations of John Wildish and Ann Barton, spinster, and from thence to Mr. Goldfinch's house, where we first began.

The Manor of Barton, alias Longport. The Berton, (Bertona) or Barton, mentioned before, was the court or mansion of the farm of the abbot's manor of Langeport, now called Longport. It is situated within the bounds of that borough, on the south side of the highway called Longport-street, and is at this time called BARTON-HOUSE, which, with the other buildings, consisting of two spacious barns, being the repository of the corn and other increase of their adjoining demesnes, was, with the manor itself of Barton, alias Longport, and the adjoining demesne lands, surrendered up, with the sites of the abbey and other possessions of it, in the 30th year of king Henry VIII. to the use of him and his heirs for ever; (fn. 12) and the fee of it seems to have remained in the hands of the crown, till Edward VI. in his 7th year, granted this manor of Langporte, lately belonging to the above dissolved monastery, and the capital messuage in Langporte, in the parish of St. Paul, in the tenure of Clement Kempe, and the messuages and lands called le old Park, together withsundry other premises, to Sir Thomas Cheney, to hold in capite by knight's service. He died possessed of this estate in the 1st year of queen Elizabeth, leaving Henry Cheney his son and heir, who had livery of it in the 3d year of that reign, and was afterwards created lord Cheney, of Tuddington; he dissipated all the great possessions left him by his father, and alienated this manor to Sir Edward Herbert, who, in the 21st year of queen Elizabeth, passed it away by sale to Thomas Smith, by the description of the manor of Langport, alias Sturrey Barton, and twenty-one messuages in Langport, Barton, St. Paul's, &c. and the tithes of grain (granorum), &c. in the parish of St. Paul, St. Laurence, St. Martin and St. George, in the city of Canterbury, in which name it continued down to John Smith, esq. who died possessed of it about the year 1657, whose widow afterwards became entitled to it; after which it passed next into the name of Hougham, for Solomon Hougham, esq. descended from those of Weddington, in Ash, near Sandwich, was become possessed of this manor in the reign of king Charles II. he served the office of high sheriff of this county in the year 1696, being then of St. Paul's, in Canterbury; the year after which he died, æt. 73, and was buried in St. Mary's church, in Sandwhich, leaving no issue; his nephew, Sol. Hougham, merchant, of London, became his heir, and possessed this manor, but dying likewise without issue in 1714, was buried near his uncle, upon which Charles Hougham, his next brother, became his heir in this manor, and was succeeded by his son Mr. Henry Hougham, gent. who died possessed of it in the year 1726, leaving his widow, Sarah, daughter of Mr. William Hunt, surviving, and the inheritance of this manor to his son, then an infant, William Hougham, esq. who afterwards rebuilt the present mansion of it, and resided in it till of late, when he gave the possession of it up to his only son and heir Wm. Hougham, jun. esq. who now resides in it. A court leet and court baron is held for this manor.At a small distance eastward from Barton-house, is Smith's hospital, or alms-houses, so called from their founder John Smith, esq. in 1657, being built on the demesnes of Barton farm, of which, and the manor of it, he was owner, for the dwellings of four poor men and four poor women, who repair their several dwellings, and have each paid to them eight pounds yearly, out of lands which he devised in his will for that purpose.

This hospital is entitled to the sixth part of Mrs. Masters's legacy, in common with the other hospitals in Canterbury; of which, a further account may be seen before, among the charities given to this city. On the south side of Longport-street, is Chantry lane, formerly called New-street, the former of which names it took from a religious foundation built in it, called Doge's Chantry.



Thomas BOURN, wheelwright

Samuel BAILEY, soap builder

William CORNWELL, shoemaker

Robert LAWRANCE, smith

Mark TIDDEMAN, bricklayer and plasterer

Thomas and Jeremiah GILES, brewers and maltsters


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