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EYNESFORD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE 01362 637640
EYNESFORD Licence Registers taken 17th September 1794 & PS/3/4/1 - PS/3/4/6 (c1880 - 1975)
STEWARD & PATTESON Supplied as Free House during year November 1846 to November 1847
BULLARDS Leased by Bullards to 11th October 1917
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS Leased from Elsing Hall Estate 23.02.1951 - 11.10.1955 as described in auction literature - 1955
(Paying rent of £75 per annum)
BULLARDS Purchased 1955 (Bullards were taken over by Watney Mann in 1960's)
WATNEY MANN Closed 15.10.1976
FREEHOUSE 1977 to date
Licensees :
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WILLIAM NEWMAN 1794
-  
Mrs TAYLOR 1812
JOHN WYRE
according to Overseers accounts
1815
JOHN WIER
age 76 in 1841
1833 - 1841
JOHN PRINCE KENT
& joiner
1845
JOHN P KENT
& carpenter
* 1851
H KENT WIER
& carpenter
1854
JOHN PRYME KENT
& master carpenter & parish clerk 1861
& carpenter & wheelwright 1871
wheelwright, well sinker & pump maker 1877
& parish clerk 1881
& joiner, wheelwright & well sinker 1883
& builder 1891
1856 - 1893
Miss SUSAN JANE KENT
spinster
12.03.1894
THOMAS BALLS 23.12.1907
(FREDERICK KENDALL according to Kelly) (1908)
ERNEST KENDALL 13.07.1908
HERBERT SENDALL from 1920
EDGAR PALMER  WOODROW 20.10.1924 - 1929
WILLIAM ALFRED SANDS by 03.02.1930
HAROLD HOUCHEN (Houshen ?) 29.04.1940 
- 1942
ARTHUR T DUNTING undated
WILLIAM A  BERRY 11.02.1946 
ARTHUR FREDERICK  SIMMONDS 04.11.1963
JAMES JORDAN (Jimmy) c1978 - c1982
STAN & SHEILA   ....... -
MIKE & YVONNE ........ -
DAVE & PAULA ........ -
JOHN & SYLVIE SMITHERS -
NICOLA & STEPHEN TULLOCK
and JOANNA KITCHENER
1999 - 2002
HELEN HIGGINS & KEVIN WILLS 24.06.2002

The Mermaid c1955
1955

Said to date from 1540.

Rates for the property were paid by Mr Robert Eastoe in 1758

Johannah Wier, wife of John Wier, died Thursday 9th May 1833.

A wall mounted plaque reads J P K 1847
Is this when John Pryme Kent took on the licence?

Lot No. 17 in sale by auction of the Elsing Hall Estate.
(Originally scheduled to be Saturday 25th June 1955, but revised to Saturday 16th July 1955)
The property is described :-
`Built of brick with pan-tiled roof....occupying a prominent corner position in the village.... Containing - Bar with (Tenants) fireplace, fitted cupboard and tiled floor; Card Room with wooden floor and fireplace; Servery with tiled floor; Smoke Room with wooden floor and fireplace....Outside lavatories for Ladies and Gentlemen...The property is sold with the benefit of a 7 day Full licence....Rateable value £22'

Closed by Watney Mann (East Anglia) 15.10.1976

Reopened as Freehouse 1977 following refurbishment.


Major internal changes undertaken 1983/4