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Once known as a resort of prostitutes and dubious characters. In 1870s it comprised of a public house and four adjacent two roomed cottages in a small yard most of which could be shut off from the street. Some of the buildings were let out furnished, some not. The landlord also reputedly kept a menagerie of birds, monkeys and dogs. By the 1891 census the four cottages each had a young female "housekeeper" in residence.
A public house is shown on the 1884 OS map at this location. It seems to fit in with the address and description, so we're assuming it to have been the Ocean Queen.
Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.
last updated 29/12/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)