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Half Moon Index
38 MARKET PLACE ST PETER MANCROFT - CLOSED 06.01.1923
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/2 (1867 to 1925)
STEWARD & Co   
Licensees :
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WILLIAM BALDWIN 1761 - 1764
PHILIP WHITE 1783 ?
ROBERT CHIPPERFIELD 1802
EDMUND BENSLEY 1810
J. SINGLETON 1822
WILLIAM BROWN 1830
J H MARSHALL 1839
ROBERT FOX
age 35
1841
HENRY DRANE 1842
Mr. AMISS here May 1844
WILLIAM WATERSON 1845 - 1846
THOMAS FISH
Age 37
1850
SAMUEL ROBERT GUYTON
Age 62 in 1851
Carpenter & Publican
Moved to London by 1853
Licence refused 1852 for running a disorderly house.
* 1851 - 1852
Fine of £1 3s 6d including costs on Wednesday 24th August 1852.
See opposite.
MARY ANN GILBERT 04.10.1852
GEORGE WHALL 1854
RICHARD BRAZELL or   BRAZILL 1856 - 1865
JOHN GAMBIA by 1867
JAMES ALLTHORPE 26.09.1873
CHARLES CARR 14.10.1875
Convicted 04.03.1882 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 3/- plus 7/- costs.
ROSE HOLLIDAY CARR 28.12.1882
HENRY KNIGHT 10.10.1883
CHARLES STUBBS 13.10.1903
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According to the deeds also known as the SPORTSMAN & DOG.

Adjoined the PUNCH HOUSE

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.

Mr. Amiss was in occupation Saturday 18th May 1844 when a young man named Fiske, from Sprowston, had two pots of beer at the house, but left without paying, having given a pair of boots to Mr. Amiss. The boots were said to be the property of James Futter, also of Sprowston. Fiske was discharged Monday May 20th since no felonious intent was proven.

Thomas Fish, late occupier of the HALF MOON, was charged 28th June 1850 of having received 31 lbs weight of candles, knowing them to be stolen. On March 28th 1850, Fish was still at the house when it was searched by Inspector Peck and a quantity of candles were discovered. Merchant and tallow-chandler James Hardy of St. Stephens claimed that the candles were stolen from him and identified the wrapping paper as the same as used by him, the cotton used as a wick was peculiar to his product since it consisted of thirteen threads and nobody would have retailed such a product in the wrapping paper found. (Paper was part of a badly printed Latin and Greek Lexicon). After much debate the jury returned a verdict of `Not Guilty'.

On Wednesday 24th August 1852 it was heard that on the night of Saturday 21st August several constables had to attend a great disturbance at the house, which broke out several times between the hours of eleven o'clock at night and four o'clock the following morning.
There had previously been frequent complaints about the running of the house from neighbours. Mr. Gayton had previously been warned about allowing disorderly persons to assemble at his house, by constables, several times.
Mr. Guyton paid the fine of £1 3s 6d which included costs.

Licence provisionally refused 07.02.1922 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 06.01.1923.

Sold to Norwich Corporation for demolition.