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26 MOUSEHOLD LANE TAVERHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED
TAVERHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 9/8/1 to PS 9/8/3 (31 Aug 1872 - 1957) note:1887 to 1903 missing
transferred to NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER 09.11.1907 - PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (cover 1867 to 1965)
STEWARD & PATTESON from 1938 (First licence granted specifically to this house 01.11.1940)
WATNEY MANN Transferred to Courage 11.01.1972
COURAGE  
SPRING INNS  
Licensees :
JAMES EDWARD CROCKFORD 02.01.1940
GEORGE SAMUEL MOORE 07.10.1952
DAVID GEORGE NEVE 12.02.1963
RAYMOND LAMBERT 14.05.1985
PAUL JONES 18.03.1986
JAMES ANTHONY FRECKINGTON 17.06.1986
PATRICIA DASHWOOD 13.01.1987
ALBERT BENNETT 22.11.1988
MICHAEL LORENZ & TREVOR SPATCHER 10.11.1992
MICHAEL LORENZ & BARRY GASKIN 07.06.1994
ANDREW HUDSON & ANN BURROWS 12.02.1995
ANDREW HUDSON & ANDREW LAWLER 11.04.1995
ANDREW LAWLER & MAUREEN SMITH 19.09.1995
KEITH BECKHAM 14.05.1996
SANDRA SPALDING & LANA SWIFT 12.01.1999
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ROBERT ASPINALL by 2006
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Built during 1938.
Building designed by W. Copeman.

Licence of the DUKE OF NORFOLK, Southwell Road, transferred to this site 02.01.1940 along with licensee James Crockford.

Closed May 2009
Indian Restaurant from 2011

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
1940 No 4 5 Yes
<Information sheet gives address as Household Lane>
Originally three rooms, now one large bar/lounge and separate small lounge.
Original windows with small leaded lights.
Shoulder high wood panelling and corner bar in small lounge.
Interesting second world war prints on walls.
Fireplace in upstairs living accommodation made from the steps of the old Norwich Municipal buildings which were replaced by the present City Hall.
Comfortable, suburban pub.
Interior photos recommended as the Brewery is likely to knock down the interior wall when the present landlord leaves.