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MARKET PLACE MITFORD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED March 1983
MITFORD REGISTER taken 12th September 1794 & MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 12/5/1 & PS 12/5/2 (1901 to 1975)
SEAMAN, GRIMMER & Co of Norwich as given 1857
ARNOLDS of Norwich as given 1901
LACONS  
COOPER BROWN & Co  
STEWARD & PATTESON One of 19 houses purchased 03.07.1931 for the total sum of £21,600
WATNEY MANN 19.04.1967
CHEF & BREWER November 1974 : Closed by Watney Mann (East Anglia) Ltd 1983
Licensees :
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Mr TOOLEY 1764
WILLIAM MITE 1791
BENJAMIN MITE here 08.1791 - 1794
ROBERT VENES 1796
JAMES RUMP 1820 - 1830
JONATHAN RUMP 1836
WILLIAM COOPER
age 50 in 1841
1839 - 1845
WILLIAM SIZELAND 1846 - 1850
WILLIAM CULYER
Age 49 in 1851
1850 - 1853
WILLIAM FILBY
(Came from the DUKES PALACE, Norwich)
1853 - 1858
JOHN BUNTON
age 43
1861
T GIBSON 1865
LEWIS MINN
age 31 in 1871
1868 - 1877
GEORGE ARTHUR CLAXTON 1879 - 1883
CHARLES KEELER 1885 - 1886
Mrs LUCY KEELER 1888
THOMAS FARROW 1890
HENRY WILLIAM PEACOCK
age 41 in 1891
& billposter
1891 - 1894
JOHN SCARFFE 1896
FREDERICK DANE
age 38 in 1901
1900 to 1924
CRAWFORD MONUMENT 04.01.1924
FREDERICK CRAWFORD MONUMENT 02.01.1948
ROBERT ALEXANDER BISHOP 07.01.1973
LAURIE HAISMAN ? to closure 1983





The Eagle - 1910

Shown on c1757 estate map.

SPREAD EAGLE 1794

Refitted by owner Benjamin Mite as reported 27th August 1791.

During the last week of May 1820, Eliza, daughter of M. James Rump, died. She was the third child of his to die within three months.

In 1830 the coach the REGULATOR called every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 11:30am, on route from Holt to London. The coach returned every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 7:30pm.
The coach the SELF DEFENCE left for Norwich every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 11:30am.

William Culyer held his Opening and Christmas Dinner on Friday 10th January 1851 and gave his most grateful acknowledgements for the liberal encouragement he had received since taking the inn.
Mr. Culyer treated the 11th Hussars to a meal of dumplings as they were preparing to depart for the Crimea. The commanding officer, one Lord Cardigan, also shared the meal.

Saturday 8th June 1850 - William Sizeland thanked his Friends for their past patronage and informed them that Mr. William Culyer, late of the DUKES HEAD, Lynn, would be his successor.

To be sold by Private Contract June 1855.
Containing on the ground floor, a commercial room, 2 private rooms, excise office, bar, porter room, tap room, kitchen and larder; on the first floor, large and small dining rooms, the former 38 ft by 22 ft, two other private rooms, 4 bedrooms, water closet; on the second floor, 5 bedrooms with front and back staircase; also 4 excellent wine and beer cellars, coal cellar and large cooking kitchen, underground. The Yard containing stabling for 60 horses with 2 loose boxes, 2 excellent hay lofts and large granary with sheltered accommodation for about twelve gigs. Hostelry and boot, and other outhouses and a good pump.

Offered to let August 1857, the liquor shop attached to the house doing very considerable business.
Apply Messrs. Seaman, Grimmer and Co., Wine Merchants, Norwich.

G. A. Claxton advertised Bass, Allsops Ales and Guinness Stout in bottles as being available at the premises, then known as the EAGLE HOTEL. Good layers for cattle were also advertised.

The Labour Club was run from upper rooms in the 1920's.

The sign in 1976 depicted HMS Eagle, an aircraft carrier.

Closed at the end of March 1983.
The property was described as
` behind the plush bars the living accommodation is a damp, draughty slum'. Norwich Brewery had advised that it would be too expensive to improve the living quarters and denied the accusation of asset stripping without any regard for the local population.

Delicensed 1985