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HOLE IN THE WALL NORWICH H index
POTTERGATE STREET St. JOHN MADDERMARKET   CLOSED
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Licensees :
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THOMAS JOHNSON
maltster - 1760
carpenter - 1763
1760 - 1764
ROBERT SPARKES 1806 - 1807
......... HORSTEAD 1810
WILLIAM KNIGHTS 1822
NATHANIEL BANHAM 1830
WILLIAM BRITTAIN 1836
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Address as St. Andrews Broad Street in 1822
Hole In the Wall Lane 1830.

According to Bolingbroke in Norwich Architecture volume XX the house was built into the chancel of the dis-used Church of St. Crouch (also as St. Crowche or St. Cross) in a lane running from Bedford Street to St. Andrews.
(The Church of St. Crouch was demolished c1551, only the chancel survived - In 1515, James London was buried in the churchyard, at the corner near the sign of the CROWN. Unfortunately this house has not been further identified.)

One of 40 houses named as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784. Location then given as St. Andrew's

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.

Information about the fate of the public house is confusing.
According to one source it was demolished in 1825 to make way for building of the Corn Exchange, but other information says that the tavern was demolished in 1832 to allow the construction of Post Office Street. Maybe both are partially true, but the date of full demolition was perhaps later, 1838?


Crouch Lane is mentioned to at least 1850 and seemingly became School Lane, part of which still exists.