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STAR LANE HENSTEAD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 13.01.1969
HENSTEAD & DEPWADE REGISTER taken 9th September 1790 & 11th September 1794
STEWARD & PATTESON Peter Finch 1835 - 1841
Freehold owned by Finch & Steward as document dated 1837 to 1851
WATNEY MANN From 21st February 1967
Licensees :
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BISHOP GILES 1790 - 1794
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HENRY RUDD
age 44 in 1851
1836 - 1856
JOHN WEST 1858
James Harvey (?) 1861
JAMES PORTER 1863 - 1877
WILLIAM PORTER
& market gardener
(Wife Mary Porter died 27th May 1896 - age 71)
1879 - 1903
HORACE FREESTONE 1903 - 1904
WILLIAM ROWLAND 1908 - 1912
GEORGE THOMPSON 1915 - 1922
THOMAS DOUGHTY 1925 - 1929
F. YALLOP 1933
MATTHEW CULLING 1937
ERNEST SAMUEL TUBBY (Duke) 1941 -  August 1954
........ MATTHEWS 1954 to ?
....... HIPPERSON ? to 1964


STAR & GARTER on 1790 & 1794 registers.

Shown on Bryants 1826 map.

In 1868 there was a `Purse Club' held at the Star Inn, but before twelve months had elapsed it had been amalgamated with the newly formed `Rockland Star Brotherly Love Society'.
Messrs Steward & Patteson acted as treasurers of the Society, offering 4 per cent interest  and allowed withdrawals whenever required.
45 year old Benjamin Blake, butcher by trade, was secretary to the Society and upon the instruction of the committee, was instructed several times, to make withdrawals.
On 24th December 1868 a withdrawal of £10 was authorised and on 23rd April 1870, the sum of £5. On the first occasion Blake withdrew £20 and on the second, £12.
By October 1871, Blake was accused of `sticking' to about £60.
On Tuesday 2nd January 1872 Blake was sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour.

On Friday 17th April 1903 Horace Freestone applied for the licence to be transferred from William Porter. For the magistrates, Lord Lindley found fault with the documentation presented and refused the application. The Magistrate's Clerk said that under the circumstances, Mr. Freestone could not continue drawing beer. The applicant was then granted a temporary licence, valid for two weeks.

Damaged by enemy action 04.10.1944
A V2 rocket (or parts of one) landed in the bedroom but failed to explode !
It was removed by a combination of British & American servicemen after several anxious days.

88 barrels of beer sold in the final year of trading.
Closed as being uneconomic.


Many thanks to Brian Haylett for the updates 20.04.05
and to Dennis Passingham 02.04.08