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COLTISHALL BREWERY to 1841

1996 - Image by Dick Barham

WEYBOURNE BREWERY to 1897
STEWARD & PATTESON to 1967
WATNEY MANN 04.04.1967
NORWICH BREWERY 1976
INTREPRENEUR by 1995
SPRING INNS 1997
Licensees :
EDWARD RUMBELL 1689
JOHN BERRY 1694
WILLIAM RISING 1722 - 1723
MATTHEW COULFONT CHALKER 1723
ROBERT CUBITT 1748
Mrs CUBITT ( widow ) 1749
JOHN GILDERSTONE 1750 - 1754
ELIZABETH CHALKER 1755 - 1762
JAMES WYMARK 1763 - 1777
JOHN De COLE 1777 - 1785
PHILIP HEATON
( Philip EATON 1791 )
1786 - 1792
EDWARD RICE WADE 1793 - 1810
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WILLIAM FULCHER 1822
THEOPHILLUS WELLS 1830
WILLIAM NEWSTEAD 1836 - 1843
PHILLIS NEWSTEAD
(  Age 40 in 1841 )
1843 - 1845
PETER PIKE 1845 - 1850
WILLIAM PUNCHER
age 34 in 1851
1850 - 1854
WILLIAM FRANCIS HILL 1856 - 1861
GEORGE WELLS
& agricultural labourer
1863 - 1875
WALTER WHILEY & tailor 1877 - 1893
JAMES BECK
age 64 in 1901
1896 - 1901
EDWARD CHARLES BALLS
& fishmonger
( as Charles Balls 1925 )
1904 - 1927
HARRY BALL 11.10.1927
NOAH CLAXTON 04.06.1929
DONALD WILFRED GORDON WANT 15.10.1935
ARTHUR EDWIN LAXEN
( Nadia & Edwin Laxen )
05.10.1948
EDWARD RALPH BEDDER
( June & Ted )
25.11.1972
B J BEDDER
( Jane Bedder named 1975 )
09.10.1973
IAN SKELTON 1986 - 1995
PAULA & PETER FARRAND 1995
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Earliest mention 1689

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Isaac Grey, a stonemason, married Miss Maria Wade, daughter of Edward Wade, of the Unicorn Inn on Thursday 8th November 1810.

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Sold by Coltishall Brewery in sale 14 - 17th September 1841
(Lot No 95)

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On Monday 12th July 1858, Mr. Hill, spirited landlord of the Unicorn, prepared a substantial cold collation and tea for the bowling teams. He also provided the prize of a pair of silver-mounted drinking horns.
The extraordinary continuance of fine weather having meant that the three greens in the town had received a great accession of company and produced some excellent playing.

A bowls competition was held here Monday 22nd August 1864. Confectioner Richard Laxen, of Aylsham, won the handsome plated teapot provided by Mr. Hill of the Unicorn Inn.
So in spite of Mr George Wells being given as licensee from at least 1863, it seems William Hill was still in residence.

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At about noon on Tuesday 30th August 1864 the twelve year old son of Mr. Wells, licensee of the Unicorn, was driving a cart loaded with sacks of coal. He was involved in a collision with the cart of Mr. F. Copeman which was proceeding in an opposite direction. Thrown from his cart, the young Mr. Wells suffered apparent severe injury the cart passed over his side. He was immediately carried home.

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Conveyed by William Johnson Jennis Bolding (Weybourne Brewery ) to Steward & Patteson 11th October 1897.

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Recorded in S&P records as one of 12 houses purchased 03.08.1929 for total sum of £17,820.00 (Average £1485.00 per house) (Assume previously Leasehold?)

 

See `AYLSHAM INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES, a History'
Extracts shown by permission of Elizabeth Gale.