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EMPRESS INN KINGS LYNN index
12 QUEEN STREET
BAKER LANE
TRINITY HALL  WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1909
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/3 ( August 1872 to 1956 )
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
HENRY THOMAS YOVE (Hove?) by 1887
WILLIAM JAMES HUMPHREY 25.06.1888
EDWARD CROWE 20.08.1888
WILLIAM DALE LILLY 31.07.1889
ALFRED TOVELL 24.06.1901
WILLIAM BENSTEAD 1901
ROBERT HENRY DONNELLY 06.04.1903
ROBERT GEORGE KIRK 08.10.1906
Summoned February 1909 for permitting drunkenness on licensed premises.
Fine £2 and 13s costs.
EDWARD GRIFFIN 05.04.1909

The MITRE ( pre 1687 ) to 09.11.1887.

Stood on the corner of Queen Street and Baker Lane.

Referred for Compensation 08.02.1909

Licence refused at Compensation Authority meetings of 21st and 23rd June 1909. Reported as an alehouse, owned by Steward & Patteson Ltd and run by licensee Robert G Kirk. ( The latter appears to be in error since according to the Licence registers, Mr Kirk had left by April 1909 )

The plot thickens....
In the Lynn Advertiser of 24th December 1909,
it is again Mr Kirk who is credited with still being tenant.
( Perhaps Mr Griffin was a brewery employee holding the licence, and Mr Kirk was still employed at the house, having lost his licence due to his misdemeanour in February 1909, but not replaced because the pub was destined for closure? )
The December report recorded that average beer sales were 104 barrels, which had a 10 year value of £520. Spirit sales were 22 gallons per annum, valued at £22, bottled beer ( pints) were 88 dozen at £22; minerals 138 dozen at £34/10/-. Rent was £10 pa with 18 years lease remaining ( £180); depreciation of fixtures £7.
This gave a total value of £807, from which the unlicensed value of £224 was deducted, giving final value of £538/10/-.
The full value was awarded by the Compensation Committee, with a split of £525/7/- awarded to the owners and £58/3/- to the tenant.

Licence extinct 07.06.1910
Sold by S&P 1911