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1 SPITALFIELDS
GURNEY ROAD
THORPE HAMLET FULL LICENCE -
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
CRAWSHAY as given 1845 
YOUNGS & Co The property of Charles Crawshay as recorded 17.03.1888
BULLARDS 1958 
WATNEY MANN  
COURAGE 28.02.1972 
FREEHOUSE    
Licensees :
WILLIAM HAYWARD 1830
MATTHEW MANN **1836 - 1842
JAMES KATES
age 44 in 1851
See opposite
1845 - 1851
JOSEPH AMY 1854
JOHN WALKER 1856 - 1864
HENRY NEWMAN by 1867
EDMUND HOLMES 05.11.1867
LEANDER ANSTEAD BROWNE 18.12.1868
Convicted 06.09.1876 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 1/- plus 9/- costs.
CHARLES FOX 08.11.1881
BRITAIN GEORGE ANDERSON 25.03.1890
SARAH ANN ANDERSON 18.09.1896
GEORGE PLATTEN 11.05.1897
ROBERT ELIJAH LANCASTER 11.06.1912
Convicted 31.12.1928 of selling out of hours & permitting drunkenness.
Fine 30/- or 21 days detention for each case.
GEORGE DUFFIELD 04.10.1949
FREDERICK ALBERT MOSS 13.05.1952
STANLEY GEORGE WARD 08.05.1956
JOHN ARTHUR DIX 27.03.1977
BRIAN WILLIAM SKINNER 06.10.1981
WILLIAM ERIC SAWYER 22.03.1983
GRAHAM HAYDOCK 17.03.1987
CHRISTOPHER JOHN WRIGHT 03.01.1988
JOSEPH ATKINS 15.03.1988
TERANCE JOHN DOWSON &
JANIS LOUISE McCARTHY
17.03.1992
TERANCE JOHN DOWSON &
ROGER COOPER
02.021993
STEPHEN JOHN DABBO,
CHRISTINE MOCKLAR &
EDWARD LEWIS HAXALL
06.07.1993
DAVID DAVISON &
DEBORAH CARD
25.08.1994
DAVID DAVISON &
SHELIA FORTE
08.08.1995
STEPHEN JAMES SHALDERS &
EDWARD HAXELL
05.12.1995
DAVID ANTHONY RANDLE 15.10.1996
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Location given as Thorpe Hamlet in 1868, 1869 and 1898.
Location as Plumstead Road in 1877.

It was reported 15th February 1845 that a scuffle had occurred at the Castle Tavern, and the licensee, Henry Cates, who was also mess master at the Barracks, had intervened.


An application made Saturday 22nd August 1891, by B. G. Anderson, for a music licence was refused by the magistrates.


Given as the CASTLE TAVERN, near the Barracks, in 1845

Landlord Joe Atkins purchased a Mini-bus for £700 as reported June 1988. The `Boozer Cruiser' was intended to ferry the quiz, football, darts and pool teams to away venues without the fear of falling foul of the drink driving laws. The bus was available for special functions and to be used to get regular customers home at Christmas and the New Year.

Described August 1988 as having a small attractive garden lit by fairy lights. A friendly pub selling Courage beers.


In May 1989 it was reported that children were welcome to be taken into the lounge bar but never the public bar.

 In August 1994 it was reported that the Castle barn had been converted and was complete with stage and lighting facilities. It could hold up to 70 persons.
`Sack The Machine ' were to play on Friday August 26th and the following day Vic Salter, with `Double Take ' on Sunday evening. On Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August there was to be a party night with entertainment by Bobby Payne.

The barn, once used as a function room, was damaged by fire May 1997. At the time it contained a Morris Minor and several `valuable games machines '.
Plans to erect two holiday apartments on site of the barn refused August 1997

  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
Late 18th C Yes 6 5 No
Looks as it it could have been two houses.
Used to have two stables but one has been pulled down.
Was a posting inn and staging post.
Additional toilet block added and part of the lounge bar is an addition at rear.
Corner entrance blocked and what was possibly a corner entrance hall has now been included in the front room bar.
Now two rooms round one bar, plus a pool room quite separate to the right of the entrance.
Windows and lights over doors of particular interest - presumably Georgian.
Horse brasses and mugs might be genuine.
Used to have a jug & bottle section at the entrance.