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Black Bull
BRIDGE STREET CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED - CLOSED by 1907
JAMES KING to 1813
BRIDGET & JAMES BLACKBOURN / BLACKBURN from 1813
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
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Mrs LIFE to 01 1723?
   
   
GEORGE SMITH 1782
SUSANNAH SMITH 1794 - 1795
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JAMES BLACKBURN 1813 - 1814
ROBERT BENNETT 1822
GEORGE GARMAN 1830 - 1839
Mrs GARNHAM widow
(Married Mr. Browne 1842)
1842
WILLIAM BROWN
age 31 in 1851
&  farmer 50 acres
1845 - 1851
JONATHAN EDMUND HUNT 1854
DAVID ADAMS 1856
WILLIAM LACK 1861 - 1869
WILLIAM LAWRIE
builder & stonemason
(as William Laurie 1875)
1871 - 1875
HENRY DURRANT 1877 - 1883
WILLIAM LAWRIE
(owner ..... & licensee ?)
1885 - 1886
GEORGE SPARKES 1888 - 1890
WILLIAM RUMBOLDS 1891
GEORGE HENRY KIRKBY 1892
CHARLES COLLINS
(Charles Collen 1904)
1896 - 1904

Formerly the BLACK BULL as document of 1708
QUEENS HEAD
by 1723.

Advertised to let 28th February 1723 being late the house of Mrs. Life, deceased.

The Tolls of the Downham and Fincham Turnpike were to be Let to the highest bidder at an Auction held here Wednesday 24th January 1781.

In a will executed 31.08.1813 the property of James King deceased included the SWAN at Methwold which was left to his son James King and in Downham Market, the Queens Head was left to his daughter Bridget (and her husband James Blackbourn)

Offered to let 31st March 1814 `All that Capital old accustomed inn'... apply to proprietor Mr. James Blackburn.

Mrs. Garman, widow George Garnham, married Mr. Browne of Shouldham Thorpe as announced in the Norfolk Chronicle of 3rd December 1842.

Advertised April 1892 To Let with early possession.

Former owners include :-
Mary Parlett, Richard Saffery, Martin Southous
& William Lawrie (a mason)

Original sign hung from a wooden arch spanning the road.

QUEENS HOTEL
1875 & 1888

S&P records state as sold Christmas 1907

Became a telephone exchange, Liberal club, fire station & electricians shop & dwellings.