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SOUTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTERS September 1794 & SOUTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 2/5/1 & PS 2/5/2 (3 Feb 1925 to 1975)
PRIMROSE (Trunch) Sold to Morgans as conveyance dated 30th September 1895
MORGANS  to closure 1963
STEWARD & PATTESON  
WATNEY MANN 21.04.1967
BRENT WALKER 03.1988
FREE HOUSE  by 1996
Licensees :
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VALENTINE PLANE 1794
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? 1827
WILLIAM AUGUST
& blacksmith
1836 - 1851
JOHN SPINKS junior
& butcher
1854 - 1892
ARTHUR CAWDRON 1896
ROBERT NEAVE 1900
ARTHUR RICHARDSON 1904 - 1916
Mrs ELLEN RICHARDSON by 1922
WALTER HERBERT BRETT 14.09.1937
ARTHUR THOMAS RICHARDSON 08.11.1938
EDWARD W CORNISH 12.02.1952
BERNARD COLLIER 05.04.1960
NORMA & ERNIE MURWALD 27.07.1971
- 1975
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MARTIN MEEK & VICTORIA BOSTOCK 2002 - 2006
Mrs JUDIE COOPER  & Mrs JO COOKE 05.2006
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Skeyton GOAT c1970
c1970

Building dates from 16th C.

The Skeyton Estate, including the Goat, public house, was to be sold at the Maids Head, Norwich 21st April 1827.

Morgans sales were :-
1953 = Barrels of beer - 116 : Spirits 31
1954 = Barrels of beer - 134 : Spirits 32
1955 = Barrels of beer - 129 : Spirits 43
1956 = Barrels of beer - 124 : Spirits 39
1960 = Barrels of beer - 188 : Spirits 48

Skeyton Goat - 21.07.1996

The licensee in June 1956 objected to the assessment of £85 per year made by the Cambridge based Licensed Property Valuer.
In spite of Morgans Brewery advising the licensee and the valuer that they considered the assessment fair, the objection was pursued.
In November 1956 a Morgans Brewery representative wrote to the valuer in order to correct `what we feel is a very wrong impression'.
The writer went on to explain that there had been much correspondence between the licensee (Mr Cornish), the Brewery and the Valuer. At no time had the Brewery supported Mr Cornish in his objections and did not support his `plea, for what we consider is, an unduly low figure.'
Furthermore they had not encouraged any appeal and in fact had actively acted to discourage any of their tenants making individual Appeals. The writer further pointed out that the assessment figure had been negotiated between the Valuer and the Brewery and Morgans were in no case prepared to support the tenant if he still wished to pursue the matter.

A Director of Morgans wrote to the valuer on 4th February 1957 saying that their tenant appeared to be extremely obstinate.