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The White Hart Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4534 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: 0.2817 / 0°16'54"E

OS Eastings: 558631

OS Northings: 175177

OS Grid: TQ586751

Mapcode National: GBR X5.3PT

Mapcode Global: VHHNV.TQSQ

Entry Name: The White Hart Public House

Listing Date: 17 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172735

Location: Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Dartford, Kent, DA9

County: Kent

District: Dartford

Civil Parish: Swanscombe and Greenhithe

Built-Up Area: Swanscombe

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Greenhithe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

1.
5274 SWANSCOMBE AND GREENHITHE HIGH STREET
(north side)
Greenhithe

The White Hart
Public House
TQ 5875 SE 9/98

II


2.
Circa 1840 but may incorporate earlier cove. Two parallel ranges. The front range
is the earliest. Two storeys yellow brick, the front stuccoed. Hipped renewed
tiled roof. Four C19 sashes. Later weather porch. Rear range of circa 1800 with
mid C19 porch. This range has an early C19 fireplace with wheat drop swags.
Sir John Franklin the explorer spent his last night at the White Hart before setting
off on 19 June 1845 to find the north-west passage, a trip from which he never
returned. In 1661 the White Hart was connected with a notorious murder of a prince
of Transylvania by Isaac Jacob and Camirus Kargagi. They drove from Gads Hill
the scene of the crime to the White Hart, then known as the Kings Head in their
master's carriage but were caught here and later hung.


Listing NGR: TQ5863175177

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