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TUCKER STREET NORTH ERPINGHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED
NORTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 24/6/1 to 24/9/3 (1872 - c1982)
DANIEL WILSON ( Royal Oak ) 1780
JOHN WILSON 1788
BENJAMIN BOND CABBELL to 1862
JAMES CHAPMAN 1862
HENRY SOAMES JARVIS of Cromer c1870
Exors of H S JARVIS by 1888
Messrs JARVIS (Cromer) Ltd. 1945
Licensees :
JOHN WILSON 1788
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GEORGE COOK TUCKER
Age 85 in 1841
( died 1842 )
1822 - 1841
SUSAN TUCKER 1842
THOMAS BOULTER
( at TUCKERS HOTEL 1846, 1854 & 1858 )
& brewer, auctioneer & estate agent
1843 - 1861
JAMES CHAPMAN
( at TUCKERS HOTEL )
1862 - 1869
HENRY SOAME JARVIS by 1872
Mrs ELLEN DERSLEY manager
( TUCKERS HOTEL )
1883
ERNEST FREDERICK JARVIS 30.07.1883
ALEXANDER EDWARD JARVIS 22.08.1898
FREDERICK ALBERT SAMUELS 08.12.1947
Licence suspended 27.02.1957
KATE GERTRUDE WHELLUM
( Curious since building demolished by this date - Licence intended for use in new premises ? )
04.10.1962

  In September 1885, a cab belonging to Mr. George Amis, containing two visitors to Cromer, was in collision with the Tucker's Hotel bus. The accident occurred at the junction of High Street and Church Street. One passenger in the cab, Mr Freeman, was unhurt, but his companion, Miss Freeman received a severe wound to the head. Concussion of the brain was feared. Amis suffered some slight injury to his knee. The pole of the bus had gone through the cab window turning it completely over.  


Originally called the ROYAL OAK.

Renamed the NEW INN following take over by John Wilson in 1788 - He announced 31st May 1788 that he had fitted the house in the neatest manner and laid in a large stock of Wines and Spirituous Liquors of the best sort. He had fitted up good Beds and keeps them well aired. Good stables and a careful Ostler.
Mr Wilson had previously been a Waiter at Mrs. Sheppards, the FEATHERS, Holt.

The Unexpired Lease of 27 years was to be Sold by Auction on Tuesday 31st May 1796. Described as a Large and Commodious House with Coach-houses, stables &c., commanding a prospect of the German Ocean and having directly under the Cliff, Bathing Machines, drawn out upon the sands every morning. One of the most frequented and fashionable bathing places in England.

Cromer Petty Sessions held here Saturday 1st October 1791


As the NEW INN & FAMILY HOTEL 1836

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Offered for sale by auction 12th September 1842 upon the instructions of the Executors of the late George Cooke Tucker.
Said to have then been erected some forty years since and commanding magnificent views of the German Ocean.
Described as:-
Basement : Roomy Wine & Spirit Vaults, with Beer and Coal Cellars.
Ground Floor : Spacious Entrance Hall, four Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Bar, Store Room and other offices.
First Floor : Noble Ball Room, 40 feet x 22 feet and 15 feet high, with Orchestra, four Sitting Rooms, Water Closet, eight best Sleeping Rooms and three others apportioned to Domestics.
Upper Storey : One Sitting Room and eleven Bed Rooms.
Inclosed Yard : Magistrates Room, Clerk's Room, Cottage with man servant's sleeping apartments, Back Kitchen, Dairy. Mangling Room, and Brew-house, Double Coach-house with Granary over, lock-up Coach-house for for carriages, two 6 stall and three 4 stall Stables, small garden and other offices.
Well Frequented Tap : is attached to the Estate.
Freehold exonerated from Land Tax.

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Also known as TUCKERS HOTEL at various times 1844 - 1898.
See also TUCKERS HOTEL TAP.

The Friends of Mr. Boulter were to dine here on Wednesday 22nd May 1844 in order to testify their regard and esteem for him and his family. Tickets 10s 6d.

The Friends of Mr. Boulter were to dine here on Wednesday 21st May 1845. Dinner to be on the table at Five o'clock punctually - Tickets 10s 6d.

July 1845 - Mr. Thomas Boulter advised the Public that Posting had been reduced (to ?) 1 shilling per Mile.

On 2nd July 1846 Thomas Boulter announced that he was impressed with gratitude for the very liberal support he had experienced at the Hotel and let it be known that the Royal Mail Coach left the STAR INN, Norwich every morning, to arrive at TUCKER'S HOTEL, having first collected from the Ipswich and Yarmouth mail trains. It would return to Norwich in order to deliver to the eight o'clock evening Cambridge and Ely trains. Furthermore the Ocean Coach started from the Hotel at eight o'clock in the morning, except Sundays, to arrive at the NORFOLK HOTEL, Norwich, in time for the 11 o'clock trains to Cambridge and Ely and returned at five o'clock in the evening having collected from the same Down Trains.

Thomas Boulter advised owner Benjamin Cabbell in October 1861 that he could not continue. He had found business " a total failure " in 1860 and "very little better " in 1861.

Appears in Licence Registers until 1957, but note says that `Licence suspended owing to war circumstances'. The house had been used to billet troops during Word War 2 and suffered damage by enemy action.

The premises were demolished January 1958.