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RED LION STREET SOUTH ERPINGHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED by May 1953
SOUTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 2/5/1 & PS 2/5/2 ( 3 Feb 1925 to 1975 )
HARDY Purchased between 1799 and 1838 for £800 ( Letheringsett Brewery )
MORGANS `Recently purchased' 19th December 1895
Licensees :
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WILLIAM COPEMAN 1784 - 1786
MARY COPEMAN 1789 - 1790
WILLIAM STRAIN
( House named the KINGS HEAD  to 1791 )
1791 - 1794
JOHN BIRCHAM 1794
ELIZABETH STRAIN
widow
1796 - 1819
SAMUEL SCOTTER 1822 - 1839
ALLEN PYE
Age 30 in 1841
( Ann Pye 1844 )
( Died Q4 1863 )
1841 - 1846
DICK FEEK
& horsebreaker
Age 45 in 1851
Died March 1869 - age 69
by 04. 1847 - 1869
JOHN WATSON
Age 29 in 1871
( Here by June 1869 )
1869 - 1875
WILLIAM JAY 1879 - 1888
ROBERT BULLOCK 1890 - 1891
WILLIAM KEMP 1892
Mrs KEMP 1893
( Licence transfer dated 1st January 1895 to unknown recipient. - Possibly Mr. Barnard )
WALTER BARNARD
Age 55 in 1901
1896 - 1901
Mrs EUGINIE BARNARD 1904 - 1919
FREDERICK ARTHUR WELLS 13.01.1920 - 1922
WILLIAM HERBERT FLOOD by 1925
JAMES WILLIAM WELLS 13.09.1927
SELBY SHERIDAN FAIRHEAD
( as Licence Register)
SELLY WILLIAM SHERIDAN FAIRHEAD
( as Kellys 1937)
15.09.1936 to 
closure 1953
Fine (Twice) of 30/- for selling out of hours 23.05.1939

William Strain, sergeant in the Prince of Wales's regiment of Light Dragoons, quartered in Norwich, married Mrs Copeman of the KINGS HEAD INN, Aylsham, on Sunday 26th April 1789.

The KINGS HEAD was renamed the NEW INN as advertised by William Strain in the Norwich Mercury of 26th November 1791.

Advertised for sale 2nd August 1819 then in the possession of Mrs Strain who was due to retire from the business. Containing two dining-rooms, three other sitting-rooms, and various suitable and convenient apartments and offices, with good stables, and spacious yards, garden, and orchard.

In 1830, the coach `The COACH' left the premises every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 5.00pm heading for Holt.
The COACH also traveled to Norwich, Monday to Saturday, departing at 9.00am.

Also in 1830 `The ACCOMMODATION' left every day at 2.00pm with Norwich as the destination.


William Hardy Cozens was admitted tenant to the New Inn on the 26th April 1843, under the will of his father William Hardy.
Title passed to Clement William Hardy Cozens Hardy who in turn sold this house, and the majority the Letheringsett Brewery estate to Morgans Brewery in 1895. ( The sale was completed by a conveyance dated 12.03.1896 )

Licence surrendered 26th May 1953

Demolished 1955