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QUEBEC CASTLE EAST DEREHAM Index
- MITFORD HUNDRED - CLOSED
   
Licensees :
ALEXANDER KENNEDY by 1766
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Said to have been built in 1759 by the Rash Brewing family.
Described in June 1766 as newly erected and in occupation of Alexander Kennedy.

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The Ipswich Journal of 11th July 1767 announced that the house was available to Let from Michaelmas next.
The Public Inn, called the QUEBEC CASTLE consisting of a very large Dining Room, several Chambers and Entertaining Rooms, fitted up in the neatest Manner, with very good Granaries, Stable and Barn, also 16 acres of Land surrounding it, in part planted for a Garden and Nurseries.
Built in Gothic Form and pleasantly situated as to command a Prospect of neary Twenty miles of the most improved Part of Norfolk, and in that, Views of nearly 40 different Churches and Gentlemen's Seats, particularly Norwich Cathedral and Swaffham.....
The Landlord will give all possible Encouragement and make further Conveniences to a Tenant, and particularly a person skilled in Gardening and Planting.
Enquire to Mr. Richard Leath at East Dereham, Mr. Crisp of Shipdham, of Messrs, Chastney and Thurston at their Brewing Office in East Dereham or of Mr. Chastney at Trowse or of Mr. Fare at Christ's Hospital, London.

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Still mentioned as an Inn in the 1802 Tourist's Pocket Directory by George Alexander Cooke.

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From a description dated 16th October 1876 in a diary entry by the Reverend Armstrong..........
Said to be a house, then in the occupation of Mrs Bulwer and known as Quebec Hall, but had previously been an inn known as the Quebec Castle.
( Mrs Bulwer had spent her childhood at CROW HALL, Downham Market, also a former public house. )