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CROWN STOKE FERRY Index
- CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 11.05.1965
CLACKCLOSE REGISTER taken 1st September 1794 & CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS PS 7/4/1 to PS 7/4/3 (1917 - 1949)
BAGGES Richard Ludwig Bagge of Kings Lynn - Purchased by S&P 1929
STEWARD & PATTESON   
Licensees :
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RICHARD CURTIS From December 1790 - 1794
Mr. R. GARDER 1817
ROBERT RAYNER from 10.1818
to at least July 1820
ROBERT ROUTER
( According to Norfolk Chronicle )
Died Sunday 9th February 1823 - age 50
to 1823
EDWARD BEAUMONT 1830 - 1836
HENRY PLUMB 1839
WILLIAM TINDALE
age 44 in 1851
(also as TYNDALE)
1845 - 1856
WILLIAM BOYCE
& farmer
( Died Saturday 25th April 1868 - age about 65 )
1858 - * 1863
ELIZA CASTLETON 1864
JAMES PARKER 1865
WILLIAM THOMAS SHARP 1868 - 1869
WILLIAM R WELCHER
Age 25
1871
HARRY COX 1872
Mrs M LEADER
( at the Commercial Inn )
* 1877
SUSAN BOYCE 1881 - 1883
CHARLES ANDREW WRIGHT 1888
HIRAM WARREN 1890
JOHN MANN
Age 28
1891
THOMAS WILLIAM RUMBOLDS 1892
WILLIAM JOHN FOX 1900
Mrs COX by 1902
It is said that Mrs Cox retired in 1902 and that the house closed.
It seems that the Crown moved into the premises of the
Kings Arms at this time.
ERNEST WILLIAM CATFORTH 1904
THOMAS PALMER 1908 - 1912
WILLIAM JAMES DOE 1916
MAGGIE DOE by 1917 to 1919
ALEXANDER BLACK 28.07.1919
ALFRED EDGAR TATUM 02.01.1933
ENOS WALTER SPRINGETT 09.07.1934
ROBERT JOHNSON GEMMELL 11.07.1938
GEORGE WRIGHT 27.02.1939
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The CROWN - in the building that was formerly the KINGS ARMS
c1910
(This is the building that was previously the KINGS ARMS)

Original building now known as All Saints Lodge.
Said to date back to 1380

For sale by auction 13th July 1790.


Meeting regarding the Inclosure of Stoke Ferry, Wretton, Wereham and Winnold held here Friday 24th November 1815.

To Let with Immediate possession October 1817.
Apply to Mr. R. Garder. the present tenant.
With or without about 70 Acres.

Appears on Bryants 1826 map.

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10th September 1864 - The Crown Hotel Stoke Ferry
Edward Banham
is favoured with directions from Mr E. Castleton to sell by Auction, on Thursday and Friday, the 15th and 16th days of September 1864, the entire contents of this old-established inn, Posting Establishment, Out door and Live and dead Farming Effects. First day – The principal furniture, plate Linen &c &c Second day – Post horses, Flys, harness, Agricultural Implements and Out-door effects

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Ex-licensee William Boyce died Saturday 25th April 1868 following a `paralytic stroke' suffered whilst in a shop at Stoke Ferry. He had been licensee of the George Hotel in Swaffham before his time at the Crown. He had previously been butler at Narford Hall. His age was given as `over 60.'

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Richard Curtis advised the public 17th January 1891, that having taken the CROWN INN at Christmas, he had fitted it up in every respect, suitable for public accommodation.

Family & Commercial Hotel.
Relocated pre 1904 into house that was previously the Kings Arms.
The original house stood across the road, to the right, at right angles to the house shown above.

Morgans sales were 105 barrels of beer in year immediately before closure.