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81 CARROW ROAD THORPE HAMLET FULL LICENCE CLOSED MARCH 2004
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
FREE TRADE as given 1837
STEWARD & Co Leasehold as recorded 1848 / 1849 - Lease owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co.
COLMANS ``Property acquired '' 1863
YOUNGS & Co by 1867 (Leasehold)
J. J. COLMAN  
STEWARD & Co 1879 (Leasehold)
STEWARD & PATTESON Premises purchased by S&P December 1920 for £2150
WATNEY MANN   
NORWICH BREWERY  
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SPECIALIST INNS (East Anglia) Ltd 1997
Licensees :
JOHN BROWN
age 50 in 1851
also as John Browne
1839 - 1858
CHARLES LeGRYS 1861
CHARLES SMITHY by 09.1862
Fine of 20s and 11s costs on Friday 7th November 1862 for having house open for sale of beer, on the previous Sunday, at illegal hours. 
Old licence set aside owing to previously being fined for offences against the tenor of licence - Renewal considered Tuesday 25th August 1863.
WILLIAM BROWNE MATTHEWS 04.06.1870
Convicted 09.05.1877 of selling out of hours.
Fine 10/- plus 17/6d costs or 14 days detention
ELIZABETH ANN MATTHEWS 30.12.1879
JAMES MARSHALL 10.10.1893
ALFRED JAMES SHARMAN 31.07.1900
MARY ANN SHARMAN 27.11.1906
RUSSELL CLARKE 06.04.1926
HERBERT RUSSELL CLARKE 01.10.1946
ERNEST BERTIE YAXLEY 01.01.1952
JACK ERNEST MARCH 17.11.1953
Convicted 19.10.1956 of selling out of hours.
Fine £5
Convicted 19.10.1956 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine £5
MALCOLM L G TAYLOR 01.1970
PETER JAMES WEBB 06.1980
BERNARD HALL 05.1982
ROGER MORGAN 26.07.1988
ROBERT McARTHUR 19.09.1995
TANIA FOLEY 15.06.1999


Built by 1837 with the intent of serving those employed at a new harbour to be constructed for shipping supplying the city. However the railways were developing at that time and got the trade. The harbour was never built.

Beerhouse to at least 1862.

Closed January 1997 for major refurbishment.
Reopened October 1997.

Signage stating ` Freehouse & Lodge.'
plus
`12 Hotel rooms with mini bars to be complete by Spring 1998.'

Planning permission sought May 2002 to redevelop site to provide 15 houses, with associated access and parking.

Norwich City Planning officer reported to the planning committee meeting of June 2002 that the house was not classed as historically significant and `` it would be difficult for us to resist redevelopment of the site''.
The `recent' granting of 11 liquor licences (At the Riverside development) was said to have sounded the death knell for the Clarence Harbour.

Demolition commenced 02.04.2004
Site levelled by 17.04.2004

 


02.04.2004 - under demolition

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 19C and later No 2 No
Exterior late 19c with single storied ground floor extension.
Considerable alterations to interior to provide large bar area.
Two bars, but one closed.
Remaining bar room very large with rectangular bar counter.
Rough cut exposed ceiling beams (modern).
Rough exposed brickwork piers (modern).
Ziggurat style brickwork fireplace with stained wooden overmantle (modern).
Rough plaster and painted walls.
Lincrusta paper between ceiling beams.
Leatherette seats and benches.
Vinyl tiled door in porch area.

Named after a proposed and never realised scheme for a harbour to be named Clarence Harbour, connected by a waterway to the River Wensum.