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Re: Royal observatory Inn, Burnt Oak Terrace
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 09:27:26 »
The Royal observatory Inn was situated on the corner of Kingswood Road and Burnt Oak Terrace. If you come up the hill from Parr Avenue and over the railway bridge of the line that ran down to the docks, the pub was situated in front of you on the left corner of Burnt Oak Terrace. Google Earth currently shows it as a 'vacant' plot of land.
I only became aware of this pub recently via a facebook page 'Medway Through Time'. Regardless of the comment, the map is dated prior to 1863, as the Clarendon, Strand Hill, opened about 1863 is not marked on it, whilst the Five Bells, almost next door, is shown.


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Royal observatory Inn, Burnt Oak Terrace
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 21:49:56 »
Evening all,

I was wondering if anyone had any more info on Royal Observatory Inn, Burnt Oak Terrace.

After reading 'The Gillingham Chronicles' i am aware that this establishment actually burnt down after a fire in January 1873. (excuse the pun!)

Having lived my whole life in Burnt Oak Terrace, I still to this day haven't been able to find out exactly where this pub once stood.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks  :)


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