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105 MAGDALEN STREET St. PAUL FULL LICENCE CLOSED
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 - 1965 )
BEEVOR ? to 1784?
STEWARD & Co Property owned by Steward, Patteson & Steward
STEWARD & PATTESON to 1967
WATNEY MANN   
NORWICH BREWERY   
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TAGER INNS LTD Reg office : 443 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0AX  ( 2003 )
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Licensees :
HENRY GAUL
labourer
1760 - 1764
JOHN NEWSTEAD 1802
JOHN BURTON 1806 - 1810
ROBERT CLARKE 1810 - 1836
SUSAN CLARKE to August 1838
FRANCIS Le NEVE 1838 - 1842
JAMES FLOWERDAY
age 54 in 1851
1845 - 1853
WILLIAM WILSON 09.1853
empty according to Kelly 1854
JOHN PLATTEN 1856
Mrs M PLATTEN 1858
WILLIAM HENNERY 1859
ANTHONY BLYTH by 1861
SUSAN BLYTH
( Sarah Blythe 1877 )
28.10.1875
GEORGE MORRIS 09.05.1882
JAMES ALFRED MORRIS
( S&P note 1899. If act & trade does not improve by next year he must go. )
16.05.1882
LEONARD JAMES MORRIS
son
06.02.1900
ALICE REBECCA MORRIS 16.07.1918
JAMES WRIGHT 20.06.1922
HARRY FREDERICK BROCK 13.05.1924
WALTER BELL 05.04.1928
JOHN ROBERT MATTHEWS 26.05.1931
EDITH ELIZABETH MATTHEWS 22.12.1948
WILLIAM HORACE GRAVER
& wife Phyllis
04.10.1949
SIDNEY GEORGE FARROW 22.04.1969
PAULINE & TONY CHAPMAN 05.09.1972
FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHN DYE 20.07.1976
LILIAN MARY KEANE 25.07.1978
GRACE & ADAM LINNING 25.11.1986
ALAN DAVID BURRELL 04.10.1994
ELIZABETH BULLOCK & NEIL SHARPE 31.10.1995
NEIL SHARPE & JULIE HANNANT 14.10.1997
NEIL SHARPE & ROSE MUNDALL 14.07.1998
NEIL SHARPE & CRAIG BOUGHTON 14.12.1999
ANNETTE PARRY ( manager ) by 11. 2003


Thanks to Nichola Rayner of Tager Inns Ltd
for the update 12.2003
Image by Barry Wilkinson - November 1987
November 1987 - B.W.


Probably the CAT & FIDDLE, Beevor's Cellar, 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.
( James Beevor had a brewery in Magdalen Street and was producing 3000 barrels of Nog in 1700's. The brewery was bought out by John Patteson in 1874. )

48 Magdalen Street in 1802.

Mrs. Clarke thanked her Friends and the Public on 1st August 1838 for the Support that she and her late husband had received during the 28 years that they had been at the house.  She was about to retire and sought the support of her customers for Mr. Le Neve who would be caring on the business.

All the Household Furniture, late the properly of James Flowerday, deceased, was For Sale by Auction Tuesday 24th May 1853.
There was a delay to the sale and it was re-advertised to be held on Thursday 2nd June 1853.
On 18th June 1853 the premises were advertised To Let with Immediate possession. Apply Messrs. Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co.

William Wilson informed his Friends and the Public, 24th September 1853, that he had taken the Inn.
As well as providing Steward, Patteson & Co's Superior Ales, East India, Burton and other Ales were available.

In 1908 J. Morris advertised ...
`Weddings & Funerals personally attended to.
Hackney carriages of every description on hire.'

 

Sold May 2011 for £165,000
Described as a three storey building with cellar, in need of refurbishment with potential for alternative use, subject to planning.

  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
Early 19th C Yes 7 1 No
Grade II listed.
Old corner door has been filled in and replaced by a new central door.
Used to have three or four rooms but now has one large room with central bar.
Semi-circular fanlight over the entrance door.
Interior has been modernised throughout, the fireplace filled in and mock wooden panelling applied to the walls.
The ceilings are low - possibly one of the beams is early or original.
Reputedly named after Caton Le Fidel, a French Duke who was faithful to Mary Tudor.