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THE STREET DEPWADE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
HENSTEAD & DEPWADE REGISTERS taken 9th September 1790 & 11th September 1794
FREEHOUSE Supplied by Steward & Patteson during the years from 6th November 1839 to 1841 inclusive.
MORGANS Transferred to Morgans 17th October 1853 by Mr Cardinal Wolsey.
BULLARDS  
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
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Licensees :
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THOMAS HOTSON 1790 - 1807
Mrs HOTSON to 1817
WILLIAM PECK by January 1818
SAMUEL LIBBIS 1832 - 1844
(empty) 1845
Mrs ANN HARDY 1846
Mr ROBERT SEAMAN 1847
CHARLES EMMERSON
age 30 in 1851
1850 - 1865
Mrs ELIZABETH HARROD
Age 45 in 1871
1868 - 1871
WILLIAM STOREY 1872 - 1876
WALTER FILBEE 1881
JUDE PARKERSON 1883
Mrs ANN ELIZABETH NURSE 1888
Mrs ANNIE E. LeGRYS
Age 35 in 1891
1890 - 1891
FRANCIS SALES 1892 - 1900
ARTHUR H. PANKS 1904 - 1908
RUSSELL JOHN ROUSE 1912 - 1915
WILLIAM SNEATH 1916 - 1925
WILLIAM JAMES MIDDLETON 1929
FREDERICK WILLIAM WRIGHT 1933
ALFRED GEORGE MONTAGUE HUNTER 1937
HARRY STEPHEN TINK
(Went to London Tavern, Coltishall)
c1940 - c1944 
Mr. H. E. EASTER to 11.1955
Mr. E. J. RUTTER 30.11.1955
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........ CONSTABLE c1962
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On Wednesday 31st November 1955, ex-licensee Mr. Easter sailed for West Africa to take up a government appointment as Clerk of Works.

The Swan - Long Stratton - March 1990
March 1990

The Trustees of the Turnpike Road met here Thursday 19th September 1771.

Thomas Hotson informed his friends and the public that he had set up a neat Post Chaise with able horses - 11th August 1804.

In The Ipswich Journal of 10th September 1807 it was advised:-
Thomas Hotson & Co beg leave to inform their friends and the public in general that they have to let, Two neat Post Chaises with able horses & careful drivers, they return sincere thanks to Gentry and others in Stratton, and its vicinity, to Gentleman Travellers, and the public at large, for the great encouragement they have met with, during the last three years experience in the posting business......

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The Ipswich Journal of 16th August 1817 advised :-

One of the most desirable inns in the County of Norfolk. To be sold at Auction .. on Monday 1st September 1817.
All that good and accustomed inn called the Swan, at Long Stratton, in Norfolk, with yard, garden, outhouses, stables and other excellent outbuildings, Also a dwelling house adjoining now in the occupation of Mr Shildrake
The above premises are all freehold well situated for business in the village of Long Stratton, which is 10 miles from Norwich, is the regular Posting ......... between that City, Scole Inn, Diss, Harleston and Bungay and has a very large and well attended market held there every Tuesday.
The above inn is now in the occupation of Mrs Hotson, the proprietor, who is retiring from business and possession will be given on the 11th day of October next.

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William Peck informed the Nobility, Gentry, Agricultural and Commercial Gentlemen that he had taken the Inn - 10th January 1818.

The Neat and Valuable Household Furniture, and other Effects, the Property of Mr. Peck were sold at Auction on Thursday 12th April 1832 since he was changing his residence.

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On 21st April 1832, Samuel Libbis informed the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, Commercial Gentlemen and the Public in General that he had taken the Inn.

Samuel Libbis announced 7th June 1832 that owing to unavoidable circumstances his Opening Dinner was to be Postponed from 15th to 22nd June 1832.

8th October 1840 - It was announced that Mr. S. Libbis would be holding the Opening Dinner of his New Room on the 3rd November.

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For Sale by Auction Monday 10th February 1845, by order of the Assignees of the bankrupt Samuel Libbis.
Containing an excellent kitchen and Bar, commercial Room, Sitting-room, large Parlour or Magistrates Room, Store-room, Back Kitchen, Wash-house, Wine, Beer and Spirit Cellars, good Staircase and Landings. Upstairs - Dining-room, seven Bed-rooms and convenient closets, a new and substantial Dining or Club-room.
A large and well-accustomed Bowling Green with numerous covered seats and drinking boxes thereon.
A spacious Coach-yard enclosed next the turnpike by a pair of folding doors and containing a Pump and excellent spring water, an extensive range of Stabling and loose-boxes, carriage and Gig-houses, a Coal-house and other requisite offices.
Lately in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Libbis.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 11th and 12th February 1845 all of the Out-door effects, Wine, Spirits, Household effects, Horses, Carriages and Furniture were to be auctioned.
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Offered to let March 1845 with immediate possession and at a Reduced Rental.

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Offered for sale by auction Tuesday 7th December 1847 -
Comprising a well situated Bar, Magistrates and Commercial Rooms, Kitchen, Porter Room, Tap, several good Bedrooms and Attics. Also Stables for about 20 horses, Carriage House, inclosed Yard and a small part of the Bowling Green. The lot (1) in excellent repair held with others by Mr. Robert Seaman for a term to expire at Lady day 1849. An apportioned rent of £40 to be received by the purchaser. It was a condition of sale that the Purchaser must :-
1. Stop up the doorway leading to the Large Room (Lot 2)
2. Stop up the window in the North wall of the Upper sitting Room.
3. Form & maintain a new fence on the South side of the new boundary line and...
4. Keep the pump in good repair, for which the purchasers of lots 2 & 3 would have rights to take water, in return for a sum of 7/-, payable yearly on the 11th October.

The Vendor undertook to Stop Up the Doorway on the West side of the yard and to Stop Up with a Wall, that part of the Stable lying on the South West corner of Lot No. 1, separate from the remainder of the Stable.

Lot No. 2 - the Large Room and Bowling Green - Admirably adapted for a Shop or Private residence.

Lot No. 3 - a Good Cottage next to the Swan Gateway, occupied by William Tillett.

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For Sale by Auction Tuesday 27th February 1849.
With Possession from Lady Day (25th March).
Including Yard, Stables, Coach-house, the Large Room and Bowling Green.

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To let from Michaelmas 1851 - Free of Brewer and Wine Merchant - Apply to Mr. Butcher, Theatre Street, Norwich.
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According to a letter dated 12th July 1876, Mr Storey appears to have been the landlord at that time and he was requiring that a Mr Bowgen pay by return an outstanding debt of £2/14/3d
(A value of approximately £156 in 2002 terms)

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Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
118 barrels of beer
59 spirits