A view looking up the Friars showing the New Marlowe Theatre under construction


*John ADMANS Jnr., Bricklayer of St. Peter's Friars, was a testator to the will of George BATEMAN, father of John Bateman, photographer

1917 Swoffer and Co., The Friars, Potato Merchants and Fruit Salesmen



St. Peter's Street to Orange Street


No. 1

1889 Mrs. Peddar

Elizabeth STYLES )


No. 2

1889 vacant

Walter REEVE, Chemist )

Dec 1905 - Desirable Business Premises to let in the main thoroughfare of Canterbury; double-fronted shop, convenient house, with side entrance; spacious stores in the rear. Particulars of Mr. W. Reeve, "Binnewith", The Friars Canterbury



View from the Friar's Bridge, the picture on the right shows the Marlowe Theatre under construction


No. 3

1889 Mrs. TALBOT

Charles ELVY, Painter )


No. 4

1889 William HODGSON, builder

Frances E. GODFREY, Lodging House Keeper


A view of the Friars Motor Company with the old Marlowe Theatre in behind (noted as No. 4 & 5 The Friars)

This building has been demolished for the new Marlowe Theatre construction


The Friends Meeting house before the bridge


No. 5

1851 John Terry, age 66, Green Grocer, born Canterbury, wife Hannah Terry, age 64, Laundress, born Canterbury *1830 Polls - John TERRY, Friars, Labourer

Also at this address was Richard CORRINGHAM, a young umarried lad in his early 20's, Working Jeweller (Master)

*1854, Richard CORRINGHAM, Canterbury, Kent, working jeweller, Sept. 6 at 11, County Court of Kent, at Canterbury

1889 Mrs. SMITH


A view of the Old Marlowe Theatre

Red Riding Hood was playing at the Marlowe Theatre from December 24, 1952 to January 10, 1953


No. 6

1889 George HARVEY, clerk


No. 7

William PRETT, Plumber & Glazier %

*1854 Insolvent Debtors, William PRETT, Canterbury, Kent, plumber, March 21 at 11, County Court of Kent, at Canterbury.

James WEBB, Market gardener


Orange Street


Friars Cottage

1889 William HAYCOCK, Blacksmith


No. 10

1889 John BELCHAMBER, Mitre Tavern

William R. HARLAND, Pub )


No. 11 (also noted as Friars Cottage)

1889 Mrs. L. Martin, Chair Mender

CROTHALL, Bootmakers Business )



No. 12 A view of the Canterbury Tales Hotel, prior to 1981 it was known as the Mitre Inn

No. 12

The Mitre Inn/The Canterbury Tales

Charles HOLTTUM, Surgeon * with daughter Bessie Louise Holttum (26) St. Peter's Friars

1889 Charles GOULD

Ann B. Rogerson )


No. 13

1889 John George ASHBEE, dairymans manager

Edward H. SLADDEN, Record Keeper, Archbishops Registry


No. 14

May 1839

Misses Cheesman

Milliners and Dressmakers

14, St. Peter's Frairs


In announcing their return from London, with the fashions of the present Season, avail themselves of the opportunity to offer their best

thanks to the Ladies of Canterbury and its vicinity, who have kindly patronised them, and to respectfully solicit a continuence of their favors.

*** two out-door apprentices wanted


1889 George WOOD, Miller

Thomas W. SHARP, Insurance Agent )


No. 15

1889 A. DIGNUM, collar maker

1889 John CROTHALL, bootmaker

Robert HILLS )


No. 16

Arthur WELLS, Taillor )


No. 17

1903 E. SLADDEN, Accountant


No. 18

Showing the Pilgrims Restaurant and Bar


© T. Machado 2016