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HOLT ROAD NORTH GREENHOE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
NORTH GREENHOE REGISTER 10th September 1794 and NORTH GREENHOE LICENCE REGISTERS PS 27/8/1 to PS 27/8/2 (1903 - 1975)
STEWARD & PATTESON Leasehold - Purchased 20.10.1915 for £2000 including land.
WATNEY MANN   
BRENT WALKER 03.1988
CHEF & BREWER   
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Licensees :
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JOHN GRIGGS 1789 - 1790
WILLIAM GIRLING 1794
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Mrs ELIZABETH JONES 1836 - 1846
ISAAC NEWTON
age 46
1851 - 1858
GEORGE MEADOWS 1861 - 1865
Notice of bankruptcy published in the London Gazette and dated Friday 2nd February 1866.
Declared bankrupt April 1866, then living in Princes Street, Norwich, previously living in Fore Street, Ipswich and prior to that in Swaffham, at all times unemployed. Previously a licensee at Thursford and farmer. Total debt of £109.10.7d accrued through want of capital, bad trade, poorness of land, requiring much labour and manure, also blight in potato crop and loss of horses.
JOHN CLAXTON
& farmer
1868 - 1879
WILLIAM D. PARTRICK 1881
NICHOLAS PARKER 1888 - 1892
Mrs SARAH ANN PARKER 1896 - 1900
ARTHUR ESGATE by 1903
LEONORA ELIZABETH ESGATE 02.11.1914
ARTHUR WILLIAM EDWIN ESGATE 04.05.1925
Mrs CLARA MAUD ESGATE 01.01.1951
SIDNEY WILLIAM GROOM 03.03.1969
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Thursford 10.08.1996
August 1996

The original Crawfish was a coaching inn and stood near to what became Thursford railway station. The new house was built at some time after 1871 and  before 1881 to cater for the railway clientele, although the new site was half mile distant from the station.

It appears that the three other licensed establishments in the village, the BELL, GOLDEN LION and HORSE SHOES all closed at about the time of the CRAWFISH relocating.


The CRAWFISH and Crawfish Cottage are both given 1881.
The `Old Crawfish' still stands some distance South West of the present Crawfish P.H. - on the opposite side of the road.



The house includes a Thai Restaurant in 2001


See `Melton Constable, Briston & District in Old Postcards'
Published 1991