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18 EATON STREET
CHURCH LANE
  FULL LICENCE CLOSED 29.01.1910
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 to 1965)
STEWARD, PATTESON & STEWARD Copyhold owned by S,P&S as given pre 1851
Freehold owned by S,P&S as given after 1848
STEWARD & Co (Steward & Patteson.) To closure
Licensees :
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JAMES FORSTER 1760 - 1763
DANIEL BROOKE 1783
THOMAS JACOBS 1810
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SAMUEL PERFECT
( Died Q4 1868 - age 85 )
1830 - 1836
ROBERT NIXON senior
Died Q1 1858
1841 - 1858
ROBERT NIXON junior 1858 - 1867
RICHARD MITCHELL 02.1867 -  1868
Fined £1 February 1867 - see opposite.
Licence refused Tuesday 27th August 1867.
HENRY PEGG
( Died Q2 1912 - age 80 )
1868 - 1880
THOMAS GAYFORD 12.10.1880
CHARLES JERMY 10.10.1884
THOMAS GAYFORD 23.11.1886
ROBERT KETT 29.11.1886
to closure

Note that directories and census returns indicate that Thomas Gayford was continuously behind the bar from at least 1881 to 1905. It appears that he acted as manager for Mr. Jermy and Mr Kett. Reuben Kett first appears in directories in 1908, the house was unoccupied by time of the 1811 census.


In 1772 :-
`Annual Ass & Pig Race at the Lamb, Eaton.
Best of three Heats, from the Lambe to Mile End and back.
The winning Ass will be entitled to a grand Morocco Saddle.
Second Best to have a Pelham Bridle.
Before the race a Soap'd Pig will be hunted.
There will be a good Ordinary exactly at Two o'clock and in the Evening a Ball for the Ladies'.

As the LAMB ROAD HOUSE in Chase's 1783 listing.

One of 40 houses named as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784.

Licensee cautioned at the Annual Licensing Meeting Tuesday 4th September 1860 for having been summoned during the previous year.
The Mayor warned the tenant to be very careful how the house was conducted, else the magistrates would act rigorously.

It was reported 23rd February 1867 that on the 9th February 1867, Isaac Abbs had been violently assaulted by Richard Michael, at the Lamb Inn, Eaton. Abbs had visited the house at about nine or ten o'clock and had been induced to join in a raffle for a duck. Taking two shares at 3d a share he had thrown the highest number. A dispute then arose and the duck was refused to be handed over. Questioning the legality of holding the raffle in a public house, Abbs was struck by Michael.

Full licence granted Tuesday 25th August 1868 to Henry Pegg.

Licence provisionally refused 09.02.1909 and house referred to Compensation.

Closed under compensation 29.01.1910 and subsequently sold.

House number 537, out of a total of 557 given in the 1845 Norwich Magistrates list.

See page 71 of Norwich in Old Postcards, volume 3 -
first published 1990