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ROYAL OAK HARLESTON index
MIDDLE STREET
UNION STREET
EARSHAM HUNDRED - CLOSED c1900?
HARLESTON BREWERY Sold 1828 to H COBBOLD of EYE for £375
COBBOLD  
Licensees :
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JAMES COOK 1830
NATHANIEL CLARKE 1836
ROBERT PETTITT
according to Pigot
1839
WILLIAM COLBY
according to Robson
1839
JAMES COOK
according to tithe map c1839 & 1841 census
c1839 - 1841
JAMES SHELDRAKE 1845
ROBERT HARDINGHAM 1846
ROBERT CALVER 
age 32 in 1851
1850 - 1861
ROBERT RAYNER 1863
SUSANNA RAYNER 1864
GEORGE ARCHER
& fish seller
( Fishmonger 1872 - no mention of beer )
1871
GEORGE BALLS 1875
B RAYNER 1877
WILLIAM SMITH 1879 - 1883
JAMES GARDINER 1888 - 1891
CHARLES GREEN 1892
JOHN HALES 1896



Mentioned in a settlement disposition of 1823 whereby Joseph Betts born Metfield claims that c1790 his father Robert Betts removed to Harleston and took on the Royal Oak at a rent of £10 per annum whilst carrying on his trade as a brick layer

The OAK was advertised To Let 26th January 1872. Described as a Well-frequented public house with Good Bar and TAP ROOM. Situated in the middle of the town.

It appears that the house became known as the
EAGLE or SPREAD EAGLE
before finally closing in 1904