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10 WENSUM STREET St GEORGE TOMBLAND - CLOSED 16.09.1969
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
NORWICH CORPORATION Land leased to grocer John Toft from 1655, for 100 years and the Black Horse was one of 7 properties sub-let to others.
? Leased to Miles Branthwayt, Esq. for 100 years from Lady Day 1755.
St MARTINS BREWERY The property of the late Mr Day as offered for sale 13.07.1797
STEWARD & Co Leasehold - Owned by George Morse as recorded in documents dated 1837 to 1851
MORGANS by 1871
STEWARD & PATTESON 1961
WATNEY MANN 1967
Licensees :
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PETER GILLINGS here 11.11.1710
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JAMES GREEN 1755
GEORGE GREEN
labourer 1760
clothier 1763
1760 - 1764
JOHN TAYLOR 1783 - 1798
JOHN BURTON 1802
SARAH SILLETT
widow
1806 - 1810
JOHN BURTON 1820 - 1830
JOHN AYLMER
age 49 in 1851
by 1836
to 1871
GEORGE HARDING HIGH 03.10.1871
MARY ANN HIGH 11.10.1877
JOHN SPINKS 29.09.1885
ANN SPINKS 10.10.1894
SAMUEL ABLETT 23.03.1897
GEORGE WATSON 20.06.1899
DENMARK HURN 18.12.1900
FREDERICK CHARLES GRINT 12.05.1903
Convicted 28.05.1904 of failing to admit police.
Fine 10/- plus 6/- costs or 7 days detention
JOHN DERBYSHIRE 28.11.1905
LYDIA EVANS ?.?.1908
LYDIA CURSON 14.03.1912
Convicted 26.01.1916 of failing to close against soldiers.
Fine 10/- or 7 days detention.
WALTER WILLIAM BLACKBURN 05.04.1922
ALFRED CHARLES HOGG 13.05.1924
ROBERT WILLIAM BASTED 28.12.1954
DUDLEY ALBERT GRIMBLE 18.11.1958
ERNEST REGINALD FARLING 21.07.1959


Address as 7 Tombland in 1802.

One of 40 houses named as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784.

On the 27th March 1855, the City Committee, let by public auction, a number of Corporation Estates. The BLACK HORSE, Tombland, was let to Mr. R. F. Allden for 75 years at £3 15s per annum, with the provision that the property could NOT be used as a public house.
There was objection to this final clause and it is apparent that it was soon overcome.

 John Spinks applied, on Monday 24th August 1891, for a singing only licence. Granted.

According to `Some Notes about Tombland ', collected by Mr. Jay and published 1891, the original Black Horse stood on Tombland, being the second property south of the Erpingham Gate, against the Cathedral Precinct wall. During the tenancy of John Alymer (by 1836 to 1871), the licence transferred to property to the north of the Erpingham Gate, on the west side of Wensum Street.

The Wensum Street building was replaced due to road widening . (For trams to pass. Work on the tram routes started in June1898 and the first trams ran in 1900.)

At the Norwich Licensing Session held Friday 24th August 1900 it was heard that the house had been enlarged. There was previous objection to houses in the yard which had since been removed.

Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
174 barrels of beer
59 spirits.

Closed 16th September 1969 under Watney Mann (East Anglia) Ltd.

Became the Black Horse Bookshop 09.09.1972
(Closed by Feb 2002)