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CAISTER ROAD
NORTH ROAD
ST NICHOLAS WARD BEERHOUSE CLOSED by 1870
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Licensees :
GEORGE CRISP * 1858 - 1860
Charged during the week of 21st August 1858, of driving a horse and cart at a furious pace on Wednesday 18th August 1858 - Case dismissed.
Fine of £1 and 6s costs on Wednesday 18th May 1859 for having his house open, on the previous Sunday, during the afternoon hours of divine service. His second offence.
(Full) licence application refused Monday 27th August 1860, as were all the other applications from 24 beerhouses in Yarmouth and Gorleston.
BARKER CRISP
(Age 84 in 1871)
1861 - 1869
Licence refused Monday 6th September 1869 in consequence of constant complaints made by the police.


In court on Monday 12th December 1864, Barker Crisp was charged with having his house open at illegal hours on Sunday 4th December.
Mr. Crisp did not attend court claiming illness, the Police Superintendant said that Crisp was invariably indisposed when summoned before the Bench.
A constable had found about a dozen men smoking and drinking in the house at about eleven o'clock in the morning. It was claimed that the persons were `travellers' and from a recent case in London, where the Lord Chief Justice ruled that any man who left his home by railway, to any locality, thus became a bona-fide traveller and was entitled to refreshment. Those found in the house were said to be fishermen on their way from Yarmouth to Ormesby, Filby and other adjacent villages and had naturally stopped on their journey homewards. The constable could not say if the men were fishermen or residents.
The Superintendant affirmed that Crisp `bid defiance to the law' and every Sunday there were scores of people assembled there at prohibited hours. It was even said that a look-out was employed to warn of approaching policemen.
The Chairman, although not agreeing with the superior court, felt bound to follow the higher ruling.
The case was dismissed with the Chairman remarking that there was not a public-house in the town that did not violate the law.

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North Road in 1861

Caister Road in 1869 and in 1871 census where retired farmer Barker Crisp is resident at this house, late ALMA