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COKERS HILL
NORTH GREENHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED c1959
NORTH GREENHOE REGISTER 10th September 1794 and NORTH GREENHOE LICENCE REGISTER PS 27/8/1 & PS 27/8/2 (1903 - 1975)
BULLARDS      
Licensees :
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JOHN CLARK from July 1785
EDMUND PIPER 11.09.1789
JAMES WYMACK / WYMARK 10.09.1790
ROBERT MILES by  09.1794 - 1795
JOHN PARFREMENT May 1796
THOMAS SCOTT
(Lease due to expire 11th October 1811)
here June 1811
JONATHAN WOODCOCK 1822 - 1830
ROBERT DARK 1836
HENRY GAMBLE
Age 20 in 1841
1837 - 1846
JOHN GAMBLE 1847
HENRY S. GAMBLE to 10.10.1848
CLOSED October 1848
(George Hill at Dukes Head) (11.10.1866)
GEORGE HILL at Kings Head from 1871, then aged 45 1868 - 1888
Mrs HANNAH HILL 1891 - 1892
JOHN WICKS by 1896
EDWARD ENGLISH 02.11.1903
FREDERICK WARNES 07.11.1904
JOHN WILLIAM POTTER
Age 34 in 1911
05.11.1906
AMY JANE POTTER 05.11.1917
LUCY MARIA BECKHAM 03.05.1920
WILLIAM GEORGE STANFORD 07.11.1932
FREDERICK GEORGE 03.11.1941
HENRY THOMAS MINDHAM 06.09.1943
WILLIAM HENRY THOMPSON 06.05.1946
LEONARD READ 02.07.1951
JACK LAURANCE SPARKES 07.01.1957
RAYMOND ARTHUR BEAUMONT LIDDINGTON 06.05.1957
JACK LAURENCE SPARKES
(Brewery representative)
05.01.1959



Mentioned in the Ipswich Journal of 4th February 1749.
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For Sale or Let April 1777.
A well-accustomed Inn with Land and Appurtenances.

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The North Greenhoe Licence Register dated 10th September 1790 records James Wymack at the house.
In May 1791 it was announced that Mr. Wymark had taken over the house and considerably refurbished it. The article appeared again in June 1791

Norwich Mercury 20/9/1794:
To be Sold, and entered upon at or before Christmas next, a Dwelling-House, with a yard, workshops, sawing shed, and convenient buildings adjoining, situate in the Castle Row, in Great Yarmouth, in the occupation of Robert Miles, House Carpenter, Joiner, and Cabinet Maker, now in full trade . . . The stock to be taken at a valuation . . .
The said Robert Miles...informs . . . he has engaged the King's Head Inn, in Walsingham, near Wells...he has ordered a stock of fine old Wines and good Liquors . . .and intends to carry on there his former business of House Carpenter, Joiner, Cabinet Maker, Appraiser, and Auctioneer . . . An Apprentice wanted.

Norwich Mercury 28/2/1795 Walsingham King's Head.
Robert Miles, House-Builder and Surveyor, Cabinet-Maker, Appraiser and Auctioneer . . . intends conducting the above branches upon very reasonable terms . . . Buildings of any dimensions contracted for...

House taken by John Parfrement as notice 3rd May 1796.
On 12th October 1796 he published a notice to his creditors.

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For sale by Auction Friday 13th September 1811. Described as well-known and good-accustomed containing 6 rooms on the ground floor, also pantry and bar, a lofty dining room, 17ft by 34ft, five chambers and two attics, two substantial wine cellars each 14 by 12 feet, an arched ale cellar 16 by 13 feet, a 16 foot square Brew-house, stabling for twenty-four horses, two hay-lofts, two yards and sundry conveniences. Also a Double Cottage or Cottage and Shop...Etc

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3rd October 1848 Mr. Henry S. Gamble advised his friends and that public, that having been at the house for twelve years, he was removing to the
BLACK LION INN. The KINGS HEAD was to close on 11th October.

Address as High Street 1830 & 1845
by 1871 it was Station Road.

It seems possible that a new house was built in Station Road (c1860) and was perhaps known briefly as the DUKES HEAD before returning to the KINGS HEAD.

To add to the plot :-
The RAILWAY TAVERN is listed from c1851 and is known to have been supplied by Elijah Eyres and later Morgans.
However in a report dated August 1871 a licensee named HILL is given as the publican at the Railway Tavern. Attention (Non-detailed) was required to his licence. From a report to the magistrates in 1909 it seems that this house was also known as the RAILWAY TAVERN.

At the Licensing Sessions held Monday 7th February 1910, it was recommended that the RAILWAY TAVERN, High Street, be closed, but the RAILWAY TAVERN, by the station to remain open.

No application for licence renewal c1960
Closed and sold by auction.


Thanks 26.09.05 to John Stabler for the Norwich Mercury information.