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3 CASTLE MEADOW St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1989
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 to 1965 )
THOMAS BOOTH 1805 ( Castle & Lion )
Mrs. TAYLOR by 1867
RICHARD SMITH 1876
HORACE LYNN BLAKE 1887
JOHN ROUT of St. Georges Street c1918
ALICE SUSANNAH GRIX c1924
CASTLE HOTEL (NORWICH) Ltd. by 1943 (Fine of 40s Tuesday 29th June 1943 for permitting a light to be shown during black-out hours,.)
De VERE HOTELS Ltd after 1954
Licensees :
PHILIP SERGEANT 1760 ( ? ) - 1764
ROBERT MAYHEW 1783 
THOMAS BOOTH 1791 - 1798
Mrs. BOOTH 1802
THOMAS RISING 1805 - 1811
WILLIAM EKE
Previously at RAMPANT HORSE
1811
WILLIAM HENRY REDHEAD BLACKLEY 1823 - 1933
Mrs. BLACKLEY to September 1833
CHARLES GIBBS 1834
JOHN SHINGLES 1836 - 1839
CHARLES TAYLOR
age 45 in 1841
Died 27th June 1848 - age 57
1841 - 1848
MARY TAYLOR
age 40 in 1851
from 1848
RICHARD SMITH 08.09.1876
RICHARD HAMMOND 05.12.1876
JEFFERSON HOLT 01.01.1880
HENRY BENNETT 24.02.1883
HORACE LYNN BLAKE 29.08.1887
MAUD BLAKE 14.08.1894
GEORGE THOMAS PICK 26.03.1895
MARY ELIZA PICK 15.06.1909
MARY ELIZA STEWARD 21.07.1910
WILLIAM CUBITT TREEN 05.04.1916
WILLIAM LIONEL GRIX 07.05.1918
ALICE SUSANNAH GRIX 11.06.1918
Convicted 22.10.1918 of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 or 13 days detention.
HARRY HORACE EMMS 05.04.1933
HARRY POINTER 25.07.1933
CECIL HARRY SUTTON 02.01.1945
WILLIAM DERBYSHIRE 09.02.1954
DENIS FRANK GREENWOOD 28.12.1954
ALFRED ERNEST COLLINS 12.06.1956
STEWARD JACKSON HICKS 05.04.1960
ERIC GORDON BISHOP 20.11.1962
HENRY MALCOLM SMITH &
REGINALD CYRUS CONSTABLE
23.07.1963
JAMES ALLEN BROWN &
REGINALD CYRUS CONSTABLE
09.02.1965
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Mentioned in the trial of `Royalist rioters' 1648, following the blowing up of the Committee House.

As the CASTLE INN on a trade token dated 1664.

Apparently officially named the CASTLE HOTEL from 1685.

Address as 14 White Lion Street 1783.
As 13 White Lion Street to 1802
CASTLE & LION, Castle Ditches in 1810
CASTLE INN White Lion Street 1811.

Philip Sergeant is given at the CASTLE & LION in 1760,
but at the CASTLE in 1763.

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)

Thomas Booth, printer claimed to be the owner of the CASTLE & LION
in his will dated 11th January 1805. (proved 15th June 1805)
The house was then said to be in the occupation of his
father in law - Thomas Rising.
Frances, mother of Thomas Booth, had (re) married in 1802.
The will left the property jointly to his mother and Thomas Rising for a period of 21 years, or life, and was then to be sold. 

Not mentioned 1822.

Mr. Blackley advised 26th July 1823, that he had taken the Inn, where he had made Alterations and Improvements. Good and well-aired Beds will have the utmost care and attention.

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To Let with Immediate Possession March 1833 following the death of the late Tenant, Mr. Blackley.
Still available To Let July 1833.
Advertised September 1833 - To Be Let at a Reduced Rent with Possession from Michaelmas.
Over four days, from Monday to Thursday 26th September 1833, All the valuable Furniture, Plate, Wine Glass, Linen, China and other Effects were to be sold By Auction.
Mrs. Blackley was in occupation, but about to leave the house.
On Saturday 28th September 1833 it was advertised that the Inn was to be Sold by Auction during the ensuing month.
Containing 16 sleeping-rooms, spacious commercial, market and porter-rooms, three private sitting-rooms, large kitchen and all other offices.....
An opportunity to maintain the position amongst the most respectable and first Public Inns in the City of Norwich.

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25th January 1834 - Charles Gibbs, of the Commercial and Family Hotel, the CASTLE INN, Castle Ditches thanked the public for the liberal patronage he had already received in the short period that he had already conducted the establishment. He promoted a Good Ordinary every Saturday, at a convenient hour, for Gentlemen engaged during the day in the Cattle Market and Corn Exchange.

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Bankrupt John Shingles, Innkeeper, Dealer and Chapman was required to attend Court on Monday 11th November 1839 in order to declare his Estate and Effects to the benefit of his Creditors. All Debtors to settle their accounts by that date.
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Mrs Taylor provided an excellent dinner for about fifty gentlemen on the evening of Tuesday 25th January 1853 to celebrate the completion of the extensive new buildings and additions to the establishment. The house was one of the most complete hotels in the city.

New Kitchens and up-to-date Hygienic Principles installed 1935.

Accidentally damaged by fire 1940.

Closed 1989.

Demolished c1992 to make way for the Castle Mall development.