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SHIP WELLS next the Sea index
FREEMAN STREET
QUAY
NORTH GREENHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE
later FULL LICENCE
CLOSED 04.05.1967
NORTH GREENHOE LICENCE REGISTERS PS 27/8/1 to PS 27/8/2 (1903 - 1975)
AUGUSTINE DENNIS 1798 ( Greyhound )
  VALENTINE BRETT DENNIS 1812 - 1825 
RUSTS to 1861
BULLARDS Leased for 10 years from 6th April 1878
BULLARD & Sons Ltd From 1903
Licensees :
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THOMAS POWDITCH
( Listed under Grocers & Drapers 1822 )
1812
WILLIAM HARMAN 1830
JOHN POWDITCH 1836 - 1839
ROBERT HAMMOND 1845
JOHN CURSON
& coal merchant
1850 - 1856
SUSAN CRAWFORD 1861
JOHN POWDITCH 1863 - 1865
HENRY HENDRY 1869 - 1871
EPHRIAM WILLIAMS 1872
JAMES MANN 1880
NOAH WILSON 1881
Mrs REBECCA WILSON 1883
NOAH WILSON 1888
ROBERT WILSON
& corn porter
by 1890
ALBERT DENNIS REEVE 02.12.1920
JOHN WILSON 04.07.1921
ELLEN WILSON 05.11.1928
Fine of £2/4/- on 01.01.1934 for ``Dispatching intoxicating liquor from licensed premises before entering particulars in day book''.
FREDERICK ALFRED SELF 01.05.1939
WILLIAM McDONALD COOPER 07.05.1956

The SHIP - Wells
c1960

Formerly the GREYHOUND to at least 1793.

Named the SHIP by 1812.

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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 5 was the SHIP, situate on the Quay, occupied by Susan Crawford.

Lots 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9 were other public houses in Wells, Wighton and Hindringham.

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Sold by auction at the Crown Hotel, Wednesday July 29th 1903.
Then in the occupation of Messrs. Bullard & Sons Ltd, as yearly tenants at the annual rent of £15.
Described as fully licensed, having for many years enjoying an extensive Beer Trade.
Purchased by Bullard.


A new house was built and the business transferred to new premises in 1967.
By 1969 the new house was known as the ARK ROYAL.

Morning Advertiser 09.09.1971....
The Old Ship was a real collectors piece, more than 300 years old,
and was notable for its pitch pine bar and benches in the days when Bullards ( now part of the Watney Empire ) owned the house.