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NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
YOUNGS & Co  
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS  
BULLARD & SONS  
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY as recorded 1986
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Licensees :
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ROBERT HORSLER
labourer
1760
THOMAS SMITH
worsted weaver
1763
RICHARD SHARPE
Died Tuesday 19th January 1813
1810 - 1813
Mrs. ANN SHARPE January 1813 - 1815
J. WARD 1822
ZACHARIAH BULLEN 1830
WILLIAM RUMBOLD 1836
ROBERT CLARKE
Died Wednesday 5th August 1840 - age 40)
1839 - 1840
CALEB BLYTH
age 35 in 1854
1842 - 1854
MARY ANN BLYTH 1856
R KING 1858 - 1859
JAMES TIBBENHAM by 1861
JOHN CLEMENTS by 1865
ELIZABETH CLEMENTS 02.04.1872
ROBERT TOWNSHEND 21.06.1898
FREDERICK SINCLAIR 18.03.1902
JOHN LEWIS 05.04.1907
ROBERT THOMAS MADGETT 26.11.1907
Convicted 29.11.1929 of permitting drunkenness.
Fine £2 or 21 days detention.
THOMAS WEBB 11.03.1930
ERNEST PERCY PAVELEY 23.08.1949
GEORGE FREDERICK BLYTH 09.03.1954
JOHN GORDON BLANCHARD 13.03.1956
HORACE SYDNEY HARE 07.05.1957
CYRIL ARTHUR HAWKINS 04.06.1968
DAVID ALBERT EVANS 13.09.1983
WILLIAM AMOS 11.09.1984
ROGER FARMAN JONES 26.11.1985
RAYMOND DELANEY 12.12.1989
ROY & MARIA TERESA BUXTON 13.02.1990
KENNETH BRIAN MAWDSLEY 01.06.1993
SHEILA MAWDSLEY 11.04.1995
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DAVE & STELLA BALDRY by 2006
`BUDGIE' SEED 09.2017

The Artichoke - www.norfolkpubs.co.uk
From an original painting by M. Rigg 1905

Reputed to have previously been a 15thC leper house, then almshouse and later workhouse.

The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)


30th January 1813, Mr. Ann Sharpe thanked the friends of her late husband  and sought their continuance of favours, since she intended to carry on the business.

Part of the Household Furniture of Mrs. Sharpe, at the Artichoke, was offered for Sale by Auction Thursday 28th September 1815.

To Let with Immediate Possession, January 1858.

Rebuilt 1932.

The Artichoke by George Plunkett - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002 - shown by permission
01.05.1932
Image by George Plunkett - shown by permission - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002


Present house still displays some Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs windows.

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
c1930 No 8 3 Yes
Designed to resemble towers flanking the Old City Gate.
Leaded lights in windows - some etched glass bearing legend of former brewers Youngs and Crawshay.
Original 1932 fireplace still present but not used.
Three rooms - two bars
Oak panelling and parquet flooring in what is now the Pool Room.
A 15th Century building stood on the site until 1932. This was used successively as a Leper House, an Almshouse and a workhouse until it became a pub in about 1832.