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41 MARKET PLACE
The Butchery
St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1932
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to 1/8/3 ( 1867 - 1953 )
STEWARD & Co Owned by Steward, Patteson & Steward as S&P Trust Deeds dated 1837 to 1851
Licensees :
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JAMES PEARCE
labourer
1760
THOMAS TERRY
yeoman
1762 - 1764
VINCENT HARRIS to July 1776
See opposite 1782
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HENRY CLOWTING 1802
WILLIAM HURN / HEARNE 1806 - 1810
JOHN THORPE 1822 - 1830
WILLIAM TURNER
Died Friday 24th May 1839 - age 45.
1836 - May 1839
THOMAS GODDARD
age 63 in 1851
( Still given in 1864 directory )
1842 - 1863
JAMES ALTHORPE March 1863 - 1865
Accused Saturday 11th April 1863 of allowing prostitutes and criminals to assemble at his house. Case dismissed since he had only been at the house for 5 to 6 weeks and claimed he was unaware of the character of his customers.
EDWARD NICHOLS by 1867
Convicted 23.09.1886 of selling out of hours.
Fine £2 plus costs.
WILLIAM DUNCAN PARSONS 30.06.1891
ELIZABETH PARSONS 11.01.1916
HENRY ROBERT BARKER
( Went to Black Horse )
09.05.1916
ALBERT ERNEST SAYER 24.11.1931
GERALD HARRY FINN 05.04.1932



5 Market Place in 1802 and as
1 The Butchery 1912 & 1925.

The Norfolk Chronicle of 20th July 1776 advised   ...
`Vincent Harris begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general that he is removed from the Black Prince ....to the Crown at Bungay'.

In the Norfolk Chronicle of 13th April 1782 it was announced ...
To be Sold
An Estate, in the Market Place, in Norwich consisting of two good Dwelling-houses and Shops, and a Public House, called the BLACK PRINCE, and several Butcher's stalls and Shops adjoining, all in exceeding good repair, now or late in the Occupation of Mr John Bryant, Mr Isaac Hoyle, Mr Marley, and others, at the yearly Rent of £115/14/-
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In 1839, Pigot names the licensee William Bridge Turner. In the same year, the Robson directory has three entries for this house, one being T. W. Bridges, the second Turner William Bridges and the third, William Turner.
William Turner died Friday 24th May 1839 `after a painful and protracted affliction, which he bore with fortitude and resignation.'

In February 1845 the St. Peter's Mancroft Society of Ringers requested that all correspondence be addresses to the BLACK PRINCE and not to Thomas Hurry since he was no longer a member of the Society.

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Licensee Thomas Goddard was cautioned by the magistrates at the sessions held **7th September 1847, following complaints about the disorderly conduct of the house.

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Licence surrendered 1932 and property exchanged, along with the WATERLOO, with the City Corporation leasehold premises the COMPASSES, PHEASANT COCK, LEOPARD and St. GILES GATE STORES.

The Licence Registers state sold to Corporation 06.09.1932 and licence voluntarily surrendered.






Many thanks to Janelle Penney for the 1782 newspaper transcription
taken with permission, from © film provided by the
British Library Newspaper Library
Thanks also to Robert Campbell.

** One sessions report gives the date of sitting as Tuesday 7th September, but a second report gives Wednesday 8th September 1847.