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GEORGE HILL - OLD CATTON
(later 32 SCHOOL LANE, Sprowston)
TAVERHAM HUNDRED BEERHOUSE -
FULL LICENCE from 1938
CLOSED by January 2000
BLOFIELD, TAVERHAM & WALSHAM REGISTER taken 9th September 1789 & 17th September 1794 and 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 (1867 to 1965)
CHARLES WESTON Tenant at will - as given May 1784
St. MARTINS BREWERY Lot No. 8 (as George) advertised for sale 11th October 1794 ?
Lot No 12 in sale of John Day's Brewery 9th May 1795
COLTISHALL BREWERY Lot No. 31 on day 2 of auction 14th - 17th September 1841
Mr. SHAW Hired to S&P : First supplied during the year 1841/1842
?? Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co from year of 1848/1849
CHARLES CUNNELL of Sprowston by 1872
STEWARD & PATTESON from some time between 1875 & 1878
BULLARDS ??
WATNEY MANN Temporarily closed by Watney Mann (East Anglia) Ltd 24.06.1980
NORWICH BREWERY 1976
Licensees :
   
STEPHEN HOWARD 1789
JAMES WEBSTER 1794
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GEORGE BARNES 1830
WILLIAM SKIPPON 1836
JEREMIAH FRIAR
age 60 in 1841
1839 - 1842
JOHN SIMPSON 1845 - 1846
HENRIETTA SIMPSON
according to Slater
1850
THOMAS WALKER
Age 26
* 1851
WILLIAM JONES 1854
WILLIAM PAUL
& shoemaker
(& bootmaker 1858)
age 50 in 1861
See below
1856 -1861
PHILLIP PALMER 1863 - 1864
JAMES MINISTER
& shopkeeper
1864 - 1865
Relocated to different premises soon after September 1865.
WILLIAM SMITH by 1872
Mrs REBECCA SMITH
age 49 in 1881
(Married John Morris Q3 1889)
23.09.1880
Mrs REBECCA MORRIS
age 57 in 1891
08.1892
AUSTIN ALEXANDER PYE
(At the time of departure said to be `In debt everywhere' )
age 30 in 1901
06.1900
ALFRED BARNES 13.04.1907
ERNEST WILLIAM SPEET 20.10.1917
Convicted 05.01.1918 for selling out of hours.
Fine £1
FRANK EDWARD SMITH 19.11.1921
JOHN RISING BURROWS 07.03.1925
HENRY KNIGHT 20.11.1937
STANLEY GEORGE BRIGHTON 11.09.1943
ALICE EMMA BESSIE BRIGHTON 15.11.1952
to 1957 +
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ROS & MALCOLM LOCKETT 03.1998 -


The accounts of bankrupt William Poll or Paul were published Saturday 8th February 1862. His obligations were £187 17s 1d with good, bad and doubtful debts at £47. Being unopposed he was discharged.

The George & Dragon - 28.07.1996
July 1996


Originally stood close to the junction (North West corner) of George Hill and the North Walsham Road, Catton,
opposite the WOODMAN.

Offered for sale May 1784. Described as a good accustomed Drawing-house, with Garden and Stable, let to Charles Weston Esq., Tenant at Will, and a Barn, a Stable and several substantial new built Tenements with small Gardens to same.

Recorded as the GEORGE in 1789 & 1794 Registers.

Lot no 29 in sale by auction 14th to 17th September 1841 of the Coltishall Brewery.
Copyhold sold to Mr. Shaw for the sum of £380.


At the Annual Licensing Day, 2nd September 1865, the licence of the GEORGE INN, Catton, was not applied for since the house was soon to close.

The 1884 OS 1:2,500 series map shows the house at its new premises on School Road, Sprowston.

Building of new premises in School Lane, Sprowston commenced 1938, apparently behind the premises shown 1884.
Completion of building 1939 said to have increased the value of the house by £2470.

Full licence granted 05.02.1938
New house occupied by January 1939

The (spirit) licence of the ADAM & EVE, Carleton Rode was removed 10.05.1938 and the Beerhouse licence (of the old house) was surrendered without compensation. In return a full licence had already been granted for the new house.

The reference above to Bullards stems from the fact that in 1984 many Bullards artefacts were in evidence, including an ironwork silhouette depicting the `new style' logo, which was then mounted near the entrance.

Closed January 2000

DEMOLISHED April 2000