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NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 to 1965)
St. MARTINS BREWERY Lot No. 27 of John Day's Brewery as advertised for sale 11th October 1794 (Leasehold)
STEWARD & Co Copyhold owned by George Morse as given pre 1851
Freehold owned by George Morse as given after November 1848
STEWARD & PATTESON  
WATNEY MANN ( trading as Anglia Taverns  1968 )
NORWICH BREWERY  
CHEF & BREWER  
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Licensees :
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SARAH FOX
widow
( died 8th July 1780 )
1760 - 1763
( to 1780 ? )
THOMAS SMITH 1783
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JOHN CHAMBERLAIN 1810
JOHN PORTER
( John Potter 1846 )
Died Q3 1846?
1830 - 1846
MARY PORTER
age 64 in 1851
( Died Q2 1870 - age 83 )
1850 - 1854
JAMES STANNARD
Age 52 in 1871
1856 - 1871
JOHN SPANTON 23.10.1871
CHARLES HIGH
( Died Q1 1902 - age 76 ? )
12.10.1872
Convicted 13.05.1877 of Selling out of hours - Fine 2/6d plus 17/6d costs or 14 days detention
JOHN HILLING
Died Q1 1888 - age 82
29.09.1882
MARTHA HILLING
Died Q3 1894 - age 64
14.02.1888
Convicted 22.12.1891 of Allowing consumption out of hours - Fine 10/- plus 7/- costs or 5 days detention
WILLIAM HILLING 14.08.1894
JOSEPH WOODROW
( Died Q3 1912 - age 55 )
24.08.1900
ABRAHAM BARRETT
Died Q2 1909 - age 60
05.04.1904
HANNAH BARRETT 20.07.1909
GEORGE FAIRMAN 12.10.1909
JOHN FAIRMAN
( Died March 1970 - age 72 )
07.04.1931
LEONARD THOMAS HOOD
( Died March 1953 - age 84 )
25.05.1933
WALTER JAMES MANN 17.11.1936
WILLIAM ARTHUR HENDRY 30.08.1938
WILLIAM COTTON 20.08.1946
CHARLES RICHARD GIBBS 10.05.1955
PERCY EDGAR RUSH 03.09.1963
ERIC HORACE SANDERSON
( Left to take over Bacton Duke Of Edinburgh, 
21st August 1968 )
15.10.1963
ROSALIND & BRIAN VINCENT DWYER
( B D Dwyer died March 2000 - age 56 )
06.01.1970
BABS & RON NICHOLS 24.07.1973
JOHN LEMMON 22.07.1980
RALPH MICHAEL ALLEN 28.04.1981
GEORGE WILLIAM ROBINSON 08.09.1981
DEREK BERNARD GREEN &
JOHN EDWARD LEMMON
15.05.1984
DEREK BERNARD GREEN &
DAVID THOMAS MANTON
16.05.1989
ERIC JOHN COLCHESTER &
BERYL KATHLEEN COLCHESTER
07.08.1990
ERIC JOHN COLCHESTER 14.02.1995
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House number 538, out of a total of 557, as given in the 1845 Norwich Magistrates list.

1968

Late 17thC Inn.

Upstairs windows are said to have been bricked up to avoid the window tax of 1695.

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The Eastern Daily Press of May 16 1877 reported :-
NORWICH GUILDHALL

Charles High, landlord of the Red Lion, Eaton, was summoned for keeping his house open during unlawful hours on Sunday last. Mr H B Miller ( Town Clerk) supported the information; Mr Linlay defended. Police-constable Hunt, on going to the house of defendant at fifty minutes past nine o'clock on Sunday morning, saw four men standing against the back door, and the land-lady at the bar filling a pint mug with beer, which was afterwards taken to the men standing at the door, and who partook of it. Mr Linay having been heard in mitigation, defendant was fined 2s 6d and 17s 6d costs.

James Randall of Cringleford, Norfolk, was summoned for being on the premises of the Red Lion at the above unlawful time. As defendant showed that he was there for a lawful purpose, and it was not proved that he partook of beer, the case was dismissed.

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The Lease, due to expire Lady Day, 1806 was offered for sale by auction Tuesday 6th January 1789.

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In the early 1900's facilities were provided for `commuters' to stable their horses, allowing them to continue their journey into Norwich by tram.

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Following renovations in March 1968 ..........
` Bricked up in old fireplaces are recent copies of local papers and magazines with pictures of the present manager and his wife, just in case someone, a hundred years from now, wonders when the place was modernised.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Maureen Rust for the newspaper article.


  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
17th C Yes 8 6 Yes
Windows replaced in 19th C and 20th C in 17th and 18th C style.
Some ceiling beams contemporary with building, some have been replaced.
One large 17th C fireplace and a smaller modern one in period idiom composed of re-used bricks.
One large open bar area served by a rectangular bar counter.
Bar room is divided into small areas by changes in floor level, wood panelled and turned screens.
Modern period reproduction well conceived and executed.
Sentry boxes on staircase date from the time of the visit of the Hanoverian monarchs in the 18thC.