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OLD CHURCH ROAD SMITHDON HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
SMITHDON REGISTER taken 13th September 1790 & 15th September 1794 and SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTERS PS 13/4/1 & 2 (1949 to 1975)
Sir STEPHEN GREEN of Kenhill, Snettisham
TRUMAN , HANBURY & BUXTON from 24.01.1951
FREEHOUSE by 1985
Licensees :
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GEORGE MINDHAM 1790
GEORGE WILKINSON / WILKERSON 1791 - 1794
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RICHARD EGMORE 1823
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ROBERT BROWNE
& occupier 50 acres land 1835
1830  - 1835
SAMUEL HIPKIN 1836 - 1839
Mrs ANN HIPKIN 1845 - 1846
WILLIAM MOULAM
age 49 in 1851
1847 - 1864
Mrs CATHERINE MOULAM
age 65 in 1871
1865 - 1872
ROBERT CLARKE 1875 - 1877
EDWARD M. HOUGHTON 1879 - 1883
HERBERT BUCK
Age 33 in 1891
1888 - 1904
CHARLES EDWARD GATHERGOOD 1908 - 1929
Mrs ALICE GATHERGOOD 1933 - 1937
STRAWBERRY JOHN DALE (?) by 1949
SYDNEY CHARLES CUSHING 25.06.1951
FREDERICK CHARLES PHLANZ 11.10.1954
GEORGE CHARLES JAMES 27.08.1956
ROBERT BELL 28.08.1961
JOHN KNOTT 09.03.1964
ABBIE MARIA KNOTT 05.10.1970
ROGER JAMES BRIDGES 14.12.1970
ROGER HARRISON 1980
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JEANNETTE & ANTHONY GOODRICH 02.1995



Dates from 14th C. and said to have been built to house and refresh the builders of Snettisham church.

The Creditors of Richard Egmore were requested to attend his house, the Crown, on Wednesday 26th March 1823 when a statement of his affairs would be put before them.

In 1830, carrier Thomas Howell from Docking called every Tuesday and Friday morning. Robert Smith from Brancaster called every Monday at noon. Both were on route to Kings Lynn.
Robert Smith from Kings Lynn called every Tuesday at 8:00am on his way to Wells.

As a Commercial Inn 1879.


The house is mentioned in
`The Shrimp and the Anemone' by L. P. Hartley.

One of only 18 Norfolk public houses recommended by the Egon Ronay pub guide of 1969.

In 1977 the inspector for the Egon Ronay Pub Guide was said to be intrigued by the game of `Penny in the hole', the holes being in the seat of an ancient settle.

The current walled garden was once a bowling green.


Declared `Pub of the Year 2015 ' in the GOOD PUB GUIDE published September 2014.