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CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED    
CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS PS 7/4/1 & PS 7/4/2 (1917 - 1949)
JOHN HENRY RICHARDS of Downham Market
CLARENCE CLEGG BLISS by Feb 1939
HANSLOPE & Co of Millhouse, Towcester from Feb 1947
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Licensees :
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THOMAS FRANKLIN
(Died Saturday 2nd March 1822 - age 72, long since retired.)
here September 1809
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JOHN WRIGHT 1822
SAMUEL ARCHER 1826 - 1831
THOMAS HARRIS 1834 - 1856
Mrs MARIA ANN HARRIS
(Mary Ann Harris 1858)
1858 - 1871
GEORGE FLETCHER 1875 - 1877
STEPHEN NOBBS 1879
RICHARD WADLOW 1881 - 1883
Mrs ANNE PRENTICE
(Annie Prentice 1890, Anne Prentis 1891)
1888 - 1892
JOHN HENRY RICHES
(as licence register)
John Henry Richards
(as Kellys directories 1900 - 1933)
by 1900
BRIAN WALTER PHILLIPS 01.04.1935
CLARENCE CLEGG BLISS
(previously at Horning FERRY ? - a manager? - not mentioned as licensee)
19.12.1938
Cicely Mary Bliss was fined 14s and 14s costs on Monday 8th September 1941 for allowing a light to show from the hotel on 18th August.
GEORGE RICHMOND MACKENZIE KERR 04.11.1946
   
   
Mr & Mrs F E F CHIPCHASE 1967
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A posting inn dating from the mid 1700's.

A Young Man was urgently required to be a Waiter at the Inn, September 1809. Applications to Mr. Thomas Franklin.

Shown on Bryant's 1826 map.

11th October 1826. Samuel Archer acquainted the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public generally that he had taken the Inn

In the 1830's daily coach services ran to London
and to Kings Lynn and Wells.

Offered For Sale by Auction Wednesday 25th May 1831, in occupation of Mr. Archer whose term would expire at Michaelmas.

Offered to let by auction 29th September 1831, then in occupation of Mr. Archer. 7 acres of old Pasture Land nearby also included.


In October 1831 it was announced that the Effects and Household Furniture of Mr. Samuel Archer were to be Sold by Auction Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October.

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In May 1834, Thomas Harris acknowledged the Patronage that he had received since his arrival.
He advised the the Hotel Department was under the immediate superintendence of Mrs. Harris

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26th October 1848 : Elizabeth Eggett (31), Hannah Fendick (35), Mary Ollett (24) and Sarah Roberts (26) were each sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for stealing a quantity of potatoes from Thomas Harris. Ollett had pleaded guilty, but all received the same punishment. Christopher Eggett (34), accused of stealing wheat and potatoes, was acquitted, as was Edward Staff (42) who had been accused of being an accessory to Elizabeth Eggett.

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Also the CASTLE TAP is referenced.
The entrance to which was on Paradise road.

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Offered for sale in an announcement dated 4th November 1910.
`The Fully Licensed Commercial Property, with Yard & Tap.'

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Lynn Advertiser - 2 December 1910 PROPERTY SALE...........the Castle Hotel with outbuildings, rent £105, also the lock-up shop adjoining, known as the Arcade, rent £10, was sold privately to Mr. J.W. Richards.

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Derek Briggs operated the Downham Brewery here 1982 - 1985