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SLUICE ROAD CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED c1910
ELIJAH EYRES Freehold beerhouse for sale by auction 22nd July 1878
Licensees :
JOHN PRENTICE
Age 51 in 1851
*1841 - *1858
THOMAS BEART
Age 23 in 1861
(Employed as a gamekeeper at Chedgrave in 1871)
(Died Q2 1896 - age 58 ?)
*1861 - *1869
uninhabited 1871
THOMAS BARLEY
& shopkeeper
(Died Q1 1897 - age 73)
*1875 - 1892
JAMES UPCRAFT *1896
ROBERT SHELDRAKE / SHELDRICK
Age 50 in 1901
1900 - 1909

Sited nearer to the Sluice than the CRICKETERS.

Licence not renewed at Adjourned Licensing Session
held Monday 8th March 1909 in Downham Market.

Licence refused at Compensation Authority meetings of 21st and 23rd June 1909. Reported as a beerhouse owned by Elijah Eyres Brewery Ltd. and run by licensee Robert Sheldrick.

At the Compensation Meeting of Wednesday 22nd December 1909 it was stated that trade at the house was estimated as :-
Average beer barrelage for last 3 years, 30 barrels
Minerals 12 dozen per annum
Rent £10/2/- paid by tenant at 18 years, £180
Estimated total (10 year) value of £180

Total claim was £146

The committee allowed the full claim with 10% going to the tenant.

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At the Downham Licensing Sessions of Monday 14th February 1910 it was reported that following the Compensation Meeting of the previous year, compensation had been allowed but it had not yet been paid and the house remained open.

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The Lynn Advertiser of 27th May 1910 reported the Sale by Auction Friday June 10th 1910 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Described as containing 6 bed-rooms, entrance hall, cellar, pantry, tap-room, parlour, two sitting-rooms, kitchen, scullery, large yard and gardens and 3 sheds, now occupied by Robert Sheldrick and his undertenant.
Two cottages occupied by Robinson and Bowman were also included in the sale as well as Right Of Common upon Denver Common, for one cow.

The public house licence to be given up prior to completion and the property to be sold unlicensed.