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COACH & HORSES HOLME HALE Index
ASHILL ROAD SOUTH GREENHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE by 1840's CLOSED
SWAFFHAM BREWERY  
Licensees :
? 1245
? 1287
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PHEBE CLARKE *1841
WILLIAM DYE *1846
JOHN GAINSBURY
& carpenter
Age 82 in 1861
*1851 - 1861
Miss ANN GAINSBURY
(Daughter of John, age 42 in 1861)
*1863 - *1877


The 1841 census gives Phebe Clarke as a publican - age 50.
Her husband had died in February 1841, shortly before the census was taken.
By 1851 she is given as on Parish relief.

House said to date from 1245 and originally known as the COACH & HORSES.
The quality of beer was tested at the Assize of Bread and Beer in 1287.

House named the VICTORY in the 1861 census return and possibly known as that until closure c1878.

In 1871 and 1877 Miss Ann Gainsbury is given as a beer retailer.
Jesse Gainsbury, her brother, is a carpenter.

Licence believed to have transferred to the RAILWAY INN c1878.




Paul and Sophia Savage lived here after it had closed as a public house. Their daughter Sarah was born there in 1882.
In 1893 the family emigrated to the USA. In 1963, Sarah returned to visit her birthplace and remembered the name of the old inn as the KING'S HORSES.
     
  Information as to the early history thanks to Mike Dodman, a distant relative of Sarah, the works of Alec Hunt and his recollections of Holme Hale and Leslie Robert Linford-Hazell for his archive digging.