What's in a Name?

Why 'Admiral Jellicoe?

Admiral Jellicoe 1859-1935

The Admiral Jellicoe PH on Canvey was built late 20s/early 30s as far as we know.

Does anyone know the reason for the name?

Was it built later than we think and named when Admiral Jellicoe died in 1935?

Was there some connection to the Island that we are unaware of?

If anyone can give us an answer please comment below.

Or if you just want a guess please also comment below, it will be interesting to see if we can find an answer.

Admiral Jellicoe Canvey

Comments about this page

  • Beautiful Picture of the Admiral Jellicoe. As to it’s name, my humble guess would be that it was named after Admiral Jellicoe who became First Lord of The Admiralty following the Battle of Jutland in W.W.I. Interestingly,his widow, Lady Jellicoe received a visit, in 1938, by one of the officers who would serve on and survive the sinking of the mighty “Bismark”. She was living in a flat in London at the time.

    By Gerald Hudson (19/01/2013)
  • I think you’ll find several pubs were named after Admiral Jellicoe during the time the pub was built. My father and uncle both helped to build the Jellicoe (see the photo in My Canvey in the History section)

    By Maureen Buckmaster (19/01/2013)
  • Wasn’t it called something else first. Terminus Hotel?

    By Janet Penn (20/01/2013)
  • I have never seen a picture of any previous building here ~ Yes the Terminus Hotel rings a bell (pun intended), not sure if that was the previous building? Hester’s mono-rail would have crossed the road (sea wall) here.

    By Dave Bullock (20/01/2013)
  • staying with the navy , last words of nelson “kiss me hardy”or was it “KISMET” hardy, check KISMET in your dictionary ??????

    By jimbo webb (25/10/2013)
  • As we Approach yet another anniversary of that terrible flood disaster that occurred in 1953 I am remembering some details about the night of January 31st. Some friends and myself had attended a dance at the “then” beautiful Admiral Jellico Hotel. My Father was playing piano with the 7 piece dance band known as the “ Nightspots”. At evenings end, we left the hotel and began walking west to reach Rainbow Road where I would say goodnight to most of our group all living in that area. There was a very strong wind blowing and a few snowdrops falling as I headed across fields to reach where I lived at that time……# 1 Marine Approach.
    My parents had reached home before me so I went upstairs, went to bed. Before too long, I heard our dog barking and the chickens were making an awful racket, then my Dad’s voice came up the stairwell, Gerald, get up and get dressed, the Island is flooding!!
    I jumped out of bed, looked out of the window and was amazed to see water rushing past along with dog kennels, bushes etc. When I got downstairs my Dad said that the water had only reached to the top of the steps at the back door but our chickens were all gone! I had some high boots and was told to make my way to our neighbour’s house and he had been at the dance too, he sang with the band. I simply went and banged hard on their door and they were up and taking steps in case things got worse.
    Thank goodness the water level did not increase in our area, and my parents and my sister were evacuated early Feb. 1st. I decided to stay and my other stories are on my Archive page. It wasn’t until the next morning that I saw where the family I had visited the night before had found it necessary to break through their roof as the water had almost come up to the ceiling!! They, and many others went through hell that night. I will be thinking of those who perished that terrible night as the end of Jan approaches.

    By Gerald Hudson (14/01/2020)

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