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CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS September 1794 & PS 7/4/1 & PS 7/4/2 (1917 - 1949)
FREE TRADE To at least 1808
SWAFFHAM BREWERY For sale September 1847 by order of the trustees of the late George Morse Esq. and again 1858, then the property of the late Arthur Morse.
STEWARD & PATTESON
WATNEY MANN  
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OAK TAVERNS to 2015
J D WEATHERSPOON March 2015
Licensees :
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ISAAC BELL 1791 - 1808
 CHARLES HOLLIDAY / HOLIDAY 1811 - 1812
WILLIAM TERRINGTON 1822
THOMAS SMITH 1830
MARGARET SMITH 1836 - 1839
JOHN CAPURN BROWN 1845
JAMES WARD 1846
JOHN WILLAMOTT 1847
WILLIAM EDMUNDS (56) 1850 - 1851
ELIZABETH EDMUNDS 1854
MATTHEW HOARE 1856 - 1858
PORTER BARROW
& blacksmith
Age 31 in 1861
Died Q2 1882 - age 52
*1861 - 1883
GEORGE HUDSON 1885 - 1892
NOAH TURVEY 1896 - 1904
WILLIAM HALLS 1908 - 1912
ERNEST WOODWARD WEBSTER 1915 to 1948
RICHARD CLARENCE LOYNES 19.04.1948
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JACK & PHYLISS WOODARD 06.1983 - 1984
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1987
August 1987

Formerly the WHALEBONE (pre 1791)

Traded as the WHITE HART from at least 1791 to March 2015.

Offered for sale by auction Monday 4th July 1808.
Good accustomed, brick and tiled Public-house situate in Cowgate Street, with Brew-house, Stabling for Twelve Horses and hay-loft over, coal-house, dove-house and every requisite outbuilding, large yard and pleasant Garden adjoining, well planted with choice fruit trees, containing together by estimation 2R (more or less). In occupation of Isaac Bell who has been at the premises for seventeen years and intends retiring from business.
The premises form a desirable situation for the public line, having been occupied as such with full trade upwards of sixty years. Possession Michaelmas next. Household furniture, stock in trade, brewing utensils and fixtures are to be taken by the purchaser at a valuation.
A Dwelling-house adjoining, in occupation of Mr. T.D. Paine also for sale.

The above suggests the house began trading in c1748.

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Mrs Holliday, wife of the licensee, died Friday 5th April 1811.

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Lot No. 20 in sale of George Morse estate,
held 8th & 9th September 1847.

The property included :-
Large Yard & Garden adjoining, 3 Stables, Hay Lofts, Granary, Gig House & other requisite outbuildings; Also a Dwelling House & Shop, fronting the street, near the inn. - Freehold.

For sale by auction 8th July 1858 then in occupation of Matthew Hoare. Sale at The Globe, Kings Lynn.

Closed 2015 to reopen March 2018 as the WHALEBONE.