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133 COWGATE STREET St. JAMES FULL LICENCE CLOSED 30.12.1911
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/2 (1867 to 1925)
STEWARD & CO Freehold owned by Finch & Steward
Licensees :
EDWARD LINCOLN
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
DANIEL HARMER 1806 - 1810
EDWARD MARJORAM 1822
THOMAS BUSTON 1830
DENMARK DUNCH
& coal merchant
(In 1839 given as a beer retailer in Cowgate Street by Robson,
but named at the Dove, St James's by Pigot)
1836 - * 1839
JAMES HOWLETT 1842 - 1845
WILLIAM RADFORD
age 54 in 1851
1845 - 1859
Mrs C RADFORD 1859
SAMUEL HOWARD 1863 - 1864
ELI AMIS
(Elizabeth Annis according to Simpson)
29.03.1864
Accused 12.11.1865 of being open out of hours.
BENJAMIN BAKER 27.09.1872
Convicted 18.12.1874 of being open out of hours.
Fine £1 plus 17/6d costs.
WILLIAM BAKER 21.06.1881
Convicted 18.11.1886 of being open out of hours.
Fine £1 plus 17/6d costs.
SAMUEL FISH 05.05.1891
Convicted 15.06.1901 of being open out of hours.
Fine £5 plus 8/- costs or 1 months detention.
Convicted 22.03.1904 of being open out of hours.
Fine 10/- plus 6/- costs or 7 days detention.

 


Also found as the CHEQUERS and the OLD CHEQUERS

Lot No. 13 in a Sale by Auction in a sale of 15 Lots held Monday 28th May 1810. With capital Orchard, Vault, small Garden and a newly erected 40ft long Workshop. In occupation of Harmer. The lot included Tenements at numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 adjoining the public house.

Spirit licence dropped after November 1910.


Address in 1845 given as Factory Street.

Mrs. Ann Radford, a puny looking woman, was charged with threatening the life of her husband. Mr. William Radford, a stout robust man, complained of her general bad conduct, always getting drunk and beating him. She would frequently beat him, pull his hair and had knocked him about the face. He had let her do it for as long as she liked, but he could stand it no longer. She had once given him stuff he believed to be poison and also gone to bed with a razor under her hand.
In defence she said she had been treated in the same way.
They were ordered to find sureties to keep the peace.


The Norfolk Chronicle of 18th February 1911 reported that the police objected to licence renewal. Inspector Wentford said that there were 8 other licensed house within 200 yards and that sales were down to 1½ barrels a beer a week. He further said that the tenant had been at the house for 20 years and in that time had been convicted twice for being open out of hours and once for obstructing the police.

Licence provisionally refused 13.02.1911 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 30.12.1911.