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Dukes Head

Picture source: Yvonne Kitto


The Dukes Head was situated on the High Street, next to the Guildhall. It was known by this name from at least 1751. Previous to this it was called The Horseshoe. The Bridgewardens of Rochester Bridge owned the land until 1864, but in the latter part of the 18th century the land was owned by the Best family of Chatham and leased to landlords. The building was demolished in May 1890 and municipal offices erected on the site (indeed the museum office in the picture below is situated on the site of the public bar).


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