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18 HAY HILL
Haymarket
St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE CLOSED 30.04.1988
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1  to PS 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
TOMPSONS Conveyed to Morgans 25th March 1845
MORGANS 1845 - 1961
STEWARD & PATTESON 1961 - 1967
WATNEY MANN from 1967
NORWICH BREWERY   
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Licensees :
   
Mr. SIMPSON 1741
-  
RICHARD CHAPMAN
& blacksmith
1763
ROBERT RUSHBROOKE 1783 - 1798
-  
WILLIAM CHAPMAN junior 1802
SAMUEL PRENTICE 1806 - 1822
Mrs MARY JUST
(Died Wednesday 10th February 1847 - age 87)
1830
JOHN DIXON CARLTON
age 55 in 1851
1836 - *1851
GEORGE GILBEIGH 1854
GEORGE BARLOW
(according to Craven)
1856
HENRY WARNER
(according to Melville 1856)
1856 - 1865
Fine of 1s and costs Wednesday 13th August 1862 for having his house open for sale of beer before 12:30 on the previous Sunday.
HENRY THURLOW STEVENS by 1867
WILLIAM HUGGINS 21.05.1868
SARAH HUGGINS 05.08.1873
WILLIAM HENRY ADDISON 02.10.1873
JOHNSON HEMNELL 06.08.1874
ALBERT WILLIAM EMMS 28.09.1875
WILLIAM HENRY MOORE 02.10.1877
EDWARD FREEMAN DIMOCK 26.05.1882
ROBERT ARTHUR HOWLINGS 24.03.1885
MILES FOULSHAM 19.02.1889
JOHN ARMES 29.09.1890
EDWARD JOHN MORRIS 29.03.1892
WILLIAM EDWARD JONES 09.05.1893
SAMUEL SYDER 14.05.1895
FRANK SAICH 31.07.1901
EDMUND COE 12.11.1901
ROBERT TOWNSHEND 06.05.1902
FRANCIS SALES 29.07.1902
WALTER WILLIAM WOODHOUSE 16.06.1903
WALTER ROBERT SADLER 28.07.1903
SAMUEL SYDER 10.10.1905
LEONARD SPROULE 13.01.1914
Convicted 04.05.1916 of failing to close against soldiers.
Fine 10/- or 7 days detention.
HEZEKIAH FEAVYER 17.06.1919
DANIEL BENJAMIN 11.05.1926
ERNEST WILLIAM PASHLEY PEALL 24.06.1930
DEREK LeNEVE PAINTER 17.11.1936
ALFRED JOHN TALLOWIN 05.04.1937
WILLIAM GEORGE GREEN 29.08.1939
GEORGE EDWARD LADBROOKE 06.10.1942
FREDERICK HERBERT SELF 09.02.1954
ALEXANDER THAIN MURISON 28.04.1964
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FRANK & MARY KNIGHT by 1972 - 1983
ROGER & ANTHEA CAWDRON 1983 - 1988

 


c1985

Address as 15 Haymarket in 1783 & 1802.

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)


One of 36 Norwich houses opened for the reception of Voters in the interest of Mr. Windham and Mr. Coke on election day Thursday 13th November 1806. The name of the Hundred for which the house was appropriated was to be displayed at each house.

Samuel Prentice announced 26th March 1808 that he had made improvements to the inn, increasing the number of beds and offering much enlarged stables.

The GEORGE AND DRAGON  in 1822.

5th March 1853 - Offered To Let, with possession Lady-day next.  `Old established and eligibly situated Commercial and Market Inn, replete with every convenience, and now doing extensive business. Apply to Messrs. Morgan Brewers, Norwich

October 1853 - Providing an Ordinary on Saturdays at One o'clock for 1s 3d.
Bed and Breakfast 2s - Good Stabling.

Licence renewed at Sessions held 19th August 1862. One of several houses where the licensee had been proceeded against during the year. The offences, for which summonses had been issued were either for selling beer out of hours, for allowing gambling or for permitting persons of bad character to assemble.
(Offence at this house not specified in report.)

Offered to let, as the GEORGE, August, September and November 1865 - Apply personally to J.B. and H. Morgan, Brewers.

 John Armes applied, on Monday 24th August 1891, for a music and singing licence for the benefit of the six benefit societies met. Application granted.

Referenced in registers as the GEORGE to 05.05.1937.
The GEORGE AND DRAGON  to 1954.
The SAINT GEORGE & DRAGON to closure 1988.

Early extension 5:00am to 6:00pm granted 02.07.1904.
(Lost by 1918 ?)

Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
185 barrels of beer.
71 spirits (gallons)

Renovations in the late 1970's formed one large bar from the original two and uncovered many ancient timber beams.....but these were not deemed to look `authentic' so were clad with more eye catching polystyrene replicas.....which succumbed to some finger tip indentations.

Closed 1988.


Converted to a building society office in c1990.
Became a burger bar by 2002.



Note.
The existence of two GEORGE / GEORGE & DRAGONS in St. Peter Mancroft may mean that early references are transposed.






House no. 147 on 1845 Magistrates list

  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
18th C and later Yes 8 6 No
Parish marks to side of building - St Peter Mancroft 1827.
Interior of one open plan bar room with imitation brick counter front and wood grained melamine top.
Modern brick fireplaces with niches either end of room.
Low ceiling with massive fibre-glass beams <Should have tested observation with finger!>
Fitted leatherette settees around walls
Beaten copper table tops, wheelback chairs.
Artex walls.
No original features.