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2 - 4 TIMBER HILL St. JOHN TIMBERHILL FULL LICENCE -
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1  to PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 - 1965 )
BULLARDS Freehold owned by the Trustees of Anguishes Girls Hospital as recorded 1867
Free trade by 1960
WATNEY MANN ( Closed 28.05.1970 )
. Reopened 1978 following major refurbishment
IVAN BROWN From 16.07.1984 - Freehouse
Licensees :
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JOHN SAVORY 1841
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WILLIAM BALES 1850
THOMAS COOPER 25.12.1853
Fine of £1 and costs Tuesday 30th October 1866.
See opposite.
Licence refused Tuesday 27th August 1867
 but granted on appeal.
THOMAS COOPER 16.10.1867
MARIA COOPER 24.02.1874
SAMUEL LOWE 02.04.1878
MARIA LOWE 06.08.1878
WILLIAM WALKER COOPER 30.09.1881
FREDERICK FIELD 08.09.1884
JOHN ELLIS 28.02.1887
CHARLES SANDS 25.06.1889
GEORGE SHEMMING 26.11.1889
HENRY WILBY
Died on premises 16th January 1895 - age 50
29.03.1892
( F. G. MARSHALL according to Kelly ) ( 1892 )
MARIA WILBY 10.02.1895
EDWARD WICKHAM 19.11.1895
GEORGE JAMES JOHNSON 04.02.1902
ALFRED JAMES PARFITT 19.01.1904
WALTER SPATCHETT 08.10.1912
ERNEST WILLIAM CRISP 17.08.1915
SARAH CRISP 03.10.1916
ERNEST WILLIAM CRISP 13.05.1919
JAMES HOWES 09.02.1926
Convicted 02.03.1927 of permitting drunkenness.
Fine £1or 13 days detention.
EDWIN THOMAS ELLIOTT 10.05.1927
DOUGLAS ARTHUR OLIVER BAKER 05.04.1932
ARTHUR HERBERT LISTER 24.05.1932
FRANCIS ALBERT BLOOM COOPER 05.03.1935
JAMES ROBERT PARKER 28.12.1938
CYRIL WILLIAM ROBERT BUSH 03.01.1956
WALTER CLIFFORD GEORGE 11.03.1958
ARTHUR BIRD 09.10.1962
DOURO ROBERT POTTER &
RAYMOND JOHN LINCE
08.02.1977
DOURO ROBERT POTTER 17.11.1984
IVAN BROWN 16.07.1984
IVAN BROWN & PHILIP CUTTER by 2003


Image thanks to Philip Cutter November 2010
c1920 image thanks to Philip Cutter

At the Petty Sessions held Tuesday 30th October 1866, Police Inspector Curtis proved that licensee Thomas Cooper had harboured a police constable, whilst on duty. The constable had been discovered in the house drinking and smoking with a soldier.

Damaged by enemy action 27/29.04.1942.

Known as the MURDERERS or MURDERERS ARMS.

Uniquely the sign shows the Gardeners Arms one side and the Murderers the other.

The adjoining Browns Fishing Tackle shop was incorporated into the house in 1991, to become the Murderers Cafe Bar.

c1984 K. Chapman
c1984 - Selling Norwich Brewery, Adnams & Greene King ales.

 
The Murderers


  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 8 7 Yes
Essentially two small rooms either side of the central door with screened passage leading to rear courtyard bar.
Wood panelled and studwork partitions to create intimate atmosphere and of random features to give mediaevalising arbitrariness to the interior.
The overall concept is modern but some features, such as the screens could be 16th or 17th C transplants from another building.
Has the alternative name of the MURDERERS owing to the murder of a prostitute there in the 19th C.
( Actually it was Millie, the daughter of landlady Maria Wilby who was killed in June 1895 by her estranged husband, Frank Miles )