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UPPER KING STREET St PETER PER MOUNTERGATE FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1862
BULLARDS   
Licensees :
GEORGE DADY
& sawyer
Died Friday 8th May 1807 - age 35
1802 - 1807
ANN THOMPSON 1810 - 1811
JOHN JUDD SHARPE 1820 - 1832
JONATHAN BOAST
age 55 in 1841
1834 - * 1841
ANN SMITH 1842
CHARLES SOUTHGATE
according to 1845 Magistrates List
1845
....... LEVELL 1845
THOMAS COOPER
( a 28 year old cabinetmaker at
Strikes Yard, Mountergate in 1851 )
1854
GEORGE SMITH 1854 - 1858
Accused 19.01.1858 of selling beer at 10:50am on the previous Sunday - See opposite.
Mr. J. MANNING to August 1859
WILLIAM JAMES 1859
EDWARD RINGWOOD
age 38 in 1861
( Died Q4 1863 )
1861 - 1862
Mr. COSGROVE here February 1862
SPENCER HARRISON here April 1862
Fine of 1s and costs Saturday 19th April 1862.
See below.


Spencer Harrison, formerly of the Theatre Royal Hull, Queen's Theatre Hull, Adelphi Theatre Sheffield, Victoria Theatre London and the Theatre Royal Oldham; a Forester and member of the Norwich Volunteer Rifle Corps, was found guilty of serving beer after hours on Good Friday, 18th April 1862.
From eight o'clock on that evening he had held a `Judge and Jury Club', the proceedings continuing past the closing hour of ten o'clock and ten men were discovered on the premises at eleven o'clock and six men were still there at ten minutes after mid-night. Mr. Harrison said that the beer drawn was for a lodger but the magistrates considered the charge proved with the Mayor making some severe observations about such an event being held on Good Friday.

 



Address also as Bank Street.

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.

Offered To Let from Midsummer 1832.
Desirably situated having Two fronts, one opposite the County Shire Hall, the other next King Street.
Having been conducted by the deceased Proprietor for the last Thirty Years.
Apply to George Dady & Co, Wine & Spirit Merchant, Post Office Court, Market Place, Norwich.

At about 3:00 a.m. on Saturday 31st December 1843, a fire broke out in premises owned by a Mr. Calthorpe, a cooper. Although the alarm was immediately given, somebody had to go to the water-works before a water supply could be procured for the two Corporation engines dispatched to the spot. The fire spread to the adjoining houses of Mr. Watson and Mr. Woolnough and to the Imperial Arms.
The house of Mr. Calthorpe was totally destroyed before the engines got to work. The adjoining properties were saved thanks mainly to Mr. Shalders and his two brothers who were speedily on the spot with their hand engines, which were well supplied with water from a nearby pump.
The benches and some fittings of the Imperial Arms were pulled down, seemingly by some evil-minded persons who are always found at fires.
By Saturday 7th January the Norwich Union Fire Office had paid out £163 12s for damage to Mr. Watsons house.

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See RAILWAY TAVERN
where Charles Southgate is also given in 1845.
( According to White )

To Let December 1855 at a low rent - Apply to R. Bullard, Brewery, St. Miles Bridge.

Offered To Let on Lease from Christmas 1856.  "The New Cattle Market and proposed New Street to the Eastern Counties Railway, suggest the proposition."
Apply Roe & Son's Wine Shades, Old Post Office Court, Market Place, Norwich.


George Smith was charged by Sergeant Smith on Tuesday 19th January 1858 of having three persons in his house and of selling beer at illegal hours. Licensee Smith said that two of the men had returned a chicken that had escaped from him the previous week. He had given them a pint of beer as a reward. The third man had nothing to drink. Case dismissed.


To be Let - Free Trade
The Old and Well Established House which will undergo considerable improvement to render it worthy of any person engaging in such an undertaking. Available from Christmas 1858.
Apply to George Dady & Co, Wine & Spirit Merchant, Post Office Court, Market Place, Norwich.


For Sale by Auction Monday 20th June 1859 and then again on Thursday 4th August 1859. Then in the occupation of Mr. Manning and consisting of a Bar and Porter-room next the street, Bar Parlour, Club-room, Wash-house, Cellar, and small Yard with Conveniences.

On  Saturday 22nd February 1862 it was published that the Chief Constable had mistakenly said that two privates of the 5th Dragoon Guards, charged with stealing jewellery, had been seen leaving the IMPERIAL ARMS, the house of Mr. Cosgrove.
It was confirmed that it was not that house but one nearby.

Licence REFUSED 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.
( Nature of offence at this house not specified in report. )

For sale by auction August 1866 described as formerly the IMPERIAL ARMS, a Dwelling-house and premises adjoining the Dwelling-house and Offices of Mr. Jarvis, in King Street.

House No. 36 on 1845 Magistrates list.