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GREEN DRAGON WELLS next the Sea index
HIGH STREET NORTH GREENHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE
later FULL LICENCE
See DUKES HEAD
NORTH GREENHOE REGISTER 10th September 1794
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RUSTS to 1861
   
Licensees :
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THOMAS HUGGINS to 1755
CHARLES SHORTING
( Died 29th March 1765 )
1755 - 1765
VALENTINE DENNIS from 1765
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ROBERT SAYER 1789
ANN SAYER 1792 - 1794
JAMES SAYER 1798
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HENRY FOX 1822
ROBERT SCULFOR 1830
JANE GREVE 1836
JAMES SMITH
Age 55 in 1841
1839 - 1841
HENRY FOX junior 1845 - 1851
WILLIAM GOOD 1852 to September 1853
unoccupied 1854
ISAAC SANDS 1858
ROBERT MITCHELL 1861
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ISAAC SANDS 1865
ROBERT GREEN here 01.1866
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Apparently owned by Thomas Huggins to 11th May 1756 when Elizabeth Wortley took ownership. On 15th May 1765 Valentine Dennis appears to have taken possession.
However on 14th June 1755, Thomas Huggins had surrendered the Green Dragon to Charles Shorting and upon the death of Mr. Shorting in 1765 his wife Elizabeth surrendered the house to Valentine Dennis.

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September 1853 : Licensee William Good was refused his licence having kept a bad house and harbouring prostitutes. Also at the previous petty sessions he had been committed to Walsingham prison in default of paying £5 penalty and costs, for keeping a disorderly house.
( A report of Walsingham Sessions held Monday 1st August 1853 recorded that Mr. J. Hook of the Green Dragon had been fined £4 for encouraging drunkenness on his premises and in default was sent to prison for one month.)

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The Norfolk News of 29th June 1861 carried details of the forthcoming auction, Tuesday July 16th 1861, of :-
Lot 1 THE BREWERY occupied by Mrs Rust.
and including the FAMILY HOUSE, licensed by the Magistrates and known as the BREWERS ARMS.

Lots 2, 3 and 10 were garden and land.

Lot 7 was the GREEN DRAGON and occupied by Robert Mitchell.

Lots 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 were other public houses in Wells, Wighton and Hindringham.

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It was reported 6th January 1866 that Mark Green, brother of the keeper of the Green Dragon, was convicted, along with George Johnson, for stealing 11 fleeces. They received six and four months' imprisonment respectively, with hard labour.

The house was considerably altered by 1870, part of it became a grocers and pork butchers whilst the remainder opened as the DUKES HEAD.

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Part of the Estate of merchant Robert Leman as described in document dated 17th April 1879.....
......... Also all that Messuage or Tenement late called or known by the name of the GREEN DRAGON and now known as the DUKES HEAD with the stable and hay chamber, yard and other appurtenances thereto belonging as the same were formerly in the occupation of Henry Fox, and now or late in the occupation of Robert Green situate in Wells aforesaid next the High Street on the part of the east and were numbered 147 on the said map or plan which premises were formerly the Estate of Martha Rust.