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SOUTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER taken 16th September 1794 and PS 2/5/1 & PS 2/5/2 ( 3 Feb 1925 to 1975 )
St MARTINS BREWERY Offered for sale by auction 1794 ( White Horse ) - Sold by auction July 1797
JOHN PATTESON As document dated June 1798 ( Bell )
REEPHAM BREWERY Conveyed 26th November 1878 to Henry Bullard & John Boyce
BULLARDS  
WATNEY MANN 04.04.1967
BRENT WALKER    
PUBMASTER    
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Licensees :
THOMAS TUDMAN 1794
THOMAS TUDDENHAM
( died Q1 1841 ? )
1830
SAMUEL DYBALL
age 65 in 1841
died Q1 1845
1836 - 1845
Mrs MARY DYBALL
( age 65 in 1841 )
1846
ROBINS DIX
& carrier
( only given as carrier 1851 - age 34 )
1850
EDWARD EASTON 1854 - 1856
WILLIAM STIMPSON LEWIS 1858
MAJOR R DUNN
& plumber
& master painter
age 34
1861
J BROWN 1863
JOHN NEALE 1864
MILES FILBY 1865
JOHN NEALE 1868
WILLIAM NEALE 1869
JOHN NEALE
age 54 in 1871
died Q2 1879 - age 59
1871 - 1877
NOAH DIXON
age 29 in 1881
1878 - 1881
STEPHEN HOLMES 1883 - 1888
JOHN HALL
& carpenter
age 23 in 1891
1890 - 1892
THOMAS HURN
age 45 in 1901
1896 - 1901
JOHN KYBIRD 1904 - 1908
CLARA DANIELS
age 34
1911
ALFRED BARNARD THROWER 1912 - 1922
CHARLES ALDRIDGE by 1925
CHARLES RISEBOROUGH 13.10.1925
JAMES JOHN WRIGHT 02.03.1926
BERTIE HUGH ARTHURTON 05.06.1928
DOUGLAS ARTHUR OLIVER BAKER
(Brewery representative)
04.09.1934
JOSEPH PALMER 16.10.1934
FRANK SKOYLES 11.02.1936
STANLEY BERTRAM EMERSON 12.04.1938
FRANCIS HENRY FRIEND 11.04.1939
STANLEY BOTTOMLEY 06.11.1951
SYDNEY J COOKE 11.09.1956
MAUDE CAROLINE COOKE 16.12.1958
JAMES W RAVEN 14.06.1960
ALAN WILFRED BUTLER 12.09.1967
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BARRY BURNING 1981
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MICHAEL BROOKMAN
( Died August 2016 - age 60 )
1995 - 01.2016
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Cawston 28.11.1999
November 1999

Named as BELL in Pigots 1830 directory.

Lot 16 in sale of St Martins Brewery as advertised 11th October 1794 - a freehold or copyhold property - then named the WHITE HORSE. Later offered for sale July 1797.

Offered for sale 6th March 1819 as the BELL.
Lot 2 in sale which included 6 other licensed houses about the county.

Lot No. 8 in sale of Bircham & Sons Reepham Brewery Saturday 8th June 1878,
as the
BELL. Then let to Noah Dixon at an annual rent of £12.
Containing : - Parlour, Tap, Bar & Pantry, Cellar, & Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms and large Club Room, Yard with Stabling and large Workshop and Garden beyond. Copyhold to the Manor of Cawston.

Bullards documents record that the house was formerly known as the CHEQUERS and later the WHITE HORSE, before being the BELL.
This is confirmed in a document dated 7th June 1798
which shows John Patteson of Norwich as being the owner.
The property is described as including stable, outhouses, yards, orchards and also the adjoining cottage.
Others mentioned in the document ( including past licensees ? ) are :-
Matthew Austin, Richard Baker, Charles Fiske, Penelope Fiske, Elizabeth Fosdyke, Nicholas Holbeck, Robert Jeykel, Daniel Jones, James Mayer, William Pigge, Elizabeth Rackham, John Sexton, Hamond Towell, Thomas Tuddenham ( see 1830 ) and William Turner.
However another house also traded as the WHITE HORSE at the same time as the BELL and both were conveyed to Bullards 26.11.1878.

Closure of EITHER the BELL or the LAMB agreed at the First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and S&P 29th May 1962.
Sales for the
BELL given as 94 barrels of beer.
The tenant was said to be 46 years of age and to have been at the house for two years.


House remembered as two separate rooms about central corridor.
Today the corridor is gone, but the house still maintains a comfortable `traditional' ambience. One of the beams in the bar ceiling bears the date of 1673.

 Cawston - November 1999