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45 HIGH STREET NEW CONDUIT  WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 31.01.1960
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 & PS 4/3/4 (August 1872 to 1965)
T. J. SEPPINGS  
JAMES SEPPINGS  
HOGGE & SEPPINGS  
COLCHESTER BREWERY  
COOPER BROWN  
COLCHESTER BREWERY  
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
-
ANN WRIGHT to November 1730
.
M BENNETT
(Bennell ?)
1822
MARY BENNELL 1830 - 1839
Miss SUSAN BENNELL
age 45 in 1851
by 1845
JOHN JOSEPH LOWE 15.10.1883
HARRIET ANN HOLDCROFT 16.05.1898
Convicted during 1902 of selling liquor during prohibited hours
Fine 40/- and 11/- costs
ARTHUR EDWARD KIRBY 1902
EDWIN JOHN BURT 05.10.1903
WILLIAM ELLIOTT 11.07.1904
WILLIAM RAYNER 22.07.1907
SARAH RAYNER 10.10.1910
FREDERICK JOHN JEX BURRELL by 1922
ERNEST ELLIS DAZLEY 06.10.1930
WALTER EDWARD WILLIAMSON 02.10.1933
WILLIAM FREER HYDES 02.07.1945
EDWIN ARTHUR SILLIS 07.07.1947
JOHN TURNER 01.01.1951
JACK TOZER 05.10.1953
JOHN KENRICK MAW 02.03.1959
HENRY ALEXANDER CHESSON 01.02.1960



During the night of 16th November 1730, landlady Ann Wright was strangled by one George Smith, who had been let into the house by servant Mary Taylor. The latter was perceived to have betrayed her employer and was accused of Petty Treason and sentenced to death by burning. The murderer was sentenced to death by hanging. Both the punishments were carried out at the Tuesday Market Place on 25th March 1731.
The Norwich Mercury reported that Smith was ` turned off ' as the fire was set to Mary Taylor, `whose cries were very dismal to the spectators'. 
Richard Johnson was paid £1/10/- for conducting the execution and two un-named assistants were paid 2/6d for tending the fire. The total cost of the event, including gibbet, faggots, 18 head porters, 10 constables and 12 javelin men, was £10/19/5d

 

Given as the QUEENS HEAD RESTAURANT in 1890.

Market day extension granted 1956.

Closed 31.01.1960. (as S&P records)
The licence was surrendered and the property was sold to Dorothy Perkins Ltd.

19½ barrels of beer sold in the final year of trading.

The house was demolished and wrought iron arches that spanned from the building to another on the opposite side of the road were taken down.
The arches were said by the Lord Mayor of the time to be unique and worthy of saving. It was reported later that the arches had `disappeared'.

 

(One source gives the closure date as Thursday 7th July 1960)