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CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 15.11.1967
CLACKCLOSE REGISTER taken 1st September 1794 & CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS PS 7/4/1 & PS 7/4/2 (1917 - 1949)
BRIDGE REEVES of Downham Market
A B HALL Ltd of Ely
HALL CUTLACK & HARLOCK 02 Feb 1931
STEWARD & PATTESON to closure
Licensees :
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? 1743
WILLIAM WALTER 1794
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GEORGE FULLER 1822
WILLIAM TOWLER 1828
WILLIAM VESEY 1830
JOHN CAPURN BROWN 1836 - 1839
JOHN JOHNSON senior 1845 - 1846
ANN DAMES 1850
JOSEPH LITTLE GACHES (53) 1851
MEDWELL ROSE 1854 - 1857
Monday 10th August 1857 - Charged with keeping house open after proper hours - Fine 6d and 14s costs.
HENRY BARTON 1858 - 1861
March 7th 1859 - Fine of 5s and 11s costs for having house open for the sale of beer during the hours of divine service on Sunday 27th April 1859.
WILLIAM TOWSON 1865 - 1875
WILLIAM KENNEY 1879 - 1896
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WILLIAM WATTS
age 67 in 1911
by 1911
SARAH WRIGHT 13.10.1919
FRANK WALDEN 09.01.1922
GEORGE HENRY McGRADY 08.01.1923
WILLIAM CHARLES PARSONAGE 07.01.1924
ALBERT ERNEST WILSHIRE 16.07.1928
WILFRED JORDAN 04.01.1932
FRANK PRYCE 10.07.1933
JAMES ROBERT WARD 09.04.1934
GUY CYRIL TITFORD 07.01.1935
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16 July 1743 : To be Lett at DOWNHAM-BRIDGE in Norfolk where the BUTTER-MARKET is kept.
A large and commodious PUBLICK HOUSE with a good brewhouse , two Stables, and several Warehouses together with the Tolls of the said Bridge

26th March 1791 : PUBLICK HOUSE & TOLL To Be Lett. Premises to be entered 5th April 1791.

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Stood at the opposite end of the bridge from the toll house.
Owned by the Bridge Reeves.

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Advertised to let for 7 years, April 1804. Then in the occupation of Messrs. Herbert & Hogg. `Also with the tolls of Downham Bridge'.

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Offered To Let, for seven years,  to the best Bidder, from 11th October 1811. In the tenure of Messrs. Herbert & Co. with warehouses, brewhouse, stables for near twenty horses, yards and garden, altogether about 3A 3R.

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Offered To Let July 1828, including 4 acres of land.
Then supplied by Mr. Nathan Gray, Common Brewer of March, Isle of Ely.

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Offered To Let September 1839. Described as `Lately rebuilt with excellent Stables and convenient Homestead'.

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Appears to be trading as a beerhouse from c1892.

Closed 1967 By S&P as being uneconomic.
55¼ barrels sold in year prior to closure.

Licence surrendered.