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CHURCH STREET BROTHERCROSS HUNDRED BEERHOUSE
Full licence by 1907
CLOSED 10.11.1968
SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTERS PS 13/4/1 & 2 (1949 to 1975)
BULLARDS Owned by Mr. Elijah Southerland as recorded July 1907
WATNEY MANN  
Licensees :
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CHARLES MOTT *1839
ROBERT MOTTE *1845
CHARLES MOTT
age 46 in 1851
& carpenter & joiner
(also as Motz & Motte)
*1850 - 1865
PETER NEAL
(also as Neale)
Age 55 in 1871
1868 - 1888
FREDERICK GRAVES
Age 26 in 1891
1890 - 1891
JAMES ABGOOD      (?) 1892
JAMES ALEGOOD   (?) 1896
Mrs FRANCIS 1900
GEORGE MANN 1904
ERNEST BULLARD
(Brewery rep holding temporary licence ?)
to 1907
CHARLES DREWEREY 14.10.1907
ARTHUR JAMES PENNELL 1908 - 1916
WALTER BEALES 1922 - 1937
SIDNEY WILLIAM RAY GOTOBED by 1949
MARJORIE GOTOBED 24.03.1952
SAMUEL BARNES 16.06.1952
ALEC ERNEST  WRIGHT 01.01.1968
JOHN FRANK NEVE 09.12.1968



At the Kings Lynn Compensation Authority Meeting on Tuesday 9th July 1907, licence renewal was opposed on the grounds that it was not needed by the neighbourhood, was in bad sanitary condition and was inconveniently situated for police supervision.
The Victoria was the smallest of the three houses in the parish which provided for a population of about 500. When visited by Superintendant Harvey it was in bad condition, but some improvements had since been effected.
Although near the church the Superintendant did not think that visitors  to the church would put up at the Victoria.
For the owner, it was said that it was not his opinion that a public house should be situated in a 40 acre field and not saying which licence should be extinguished, only one house was needed for the parish since five or six `public houses on wheels' visited taking orders and delivering bottled beer.
The magistrates considered that the house should close because it was a `notoriously badly conducted house' and in a bad sanitary condition.
The tenant claimed that he had lost £300 in entering the house.
The claim of bad conduct had been solved by the bad tenant having been got rid of and the house was now well conducted with a trade of about one barrel of beer a week and half a gallon of spirits.
With redundancy not proved the magistrates granted licence renewal and asked that structural alterations be made so that the problem did not re-occur the following year.

As the VICTORIA INN 1907 and 1937

Licence not renewed 1970,
Officially closed 14th January 1970