|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES|
The above image was posted in 1908.
Edgar Wright & family c1910.
The house is given as the
in the 1851 census.
|The 1841 census does not name licensed premises but the route of the
enumerator along the Street, from the direction of the Reepham Road, first
gives ( Page 12 ) James Brown, Innkeeper ( Named at Ram in 1845 ), then (
Page 14 ) William
Barrett Publican, at what should be the Crown. Robert Utting ( Page 15 ) is given
further along the census return as a Wheelwright at what appears to be the Black
Horse, a beerhouse. Finally ( Page 20 ) Thomas Sturley is named as Innkeeper at what
would be the Bell, with the location given as the Slade. The complication
is that William Barrett is given at a beerhouse in 1836 and 1845 ( Black
Horse ? ) and Robert Utting is named at the Crown in the same years.
Further examination of the 1841 census shows
that shortly after visiting the house of William Barrett, the enumerator arrives at the Slade.
This suggests that several houses were missed on the first sweep along the street.
It seems likely that the public houses, and other dwellings were visited out of order.
Perhaps the enumerator stopped in each licensed establishment, had a tipple and got confused ???