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5 FARMERS AVENUE
CASTLE HILL
St. JOHN TIMBERHILL - CLOSED 01.03.1962
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1  to PS 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
YOUNGS & Co  
BULLARDS from 1958
Licensees :
-  
ROBERT WATERS
(Three Farmers)
1760 - 1763
WILLIAM MITCHELL 1783 - 1798
THOMAS GREENFIELD 1802
JULIA GREENFIELD
widow
1806 - 1807
JAMES MOORE 1810 - 1822
JAMES THURLING 1830 - 1836
JAMES BARBER
See opposite.
to January 1838
ROBERT MOORE
(Hay, Straw & Corn Dealer)
1839 - 1848
ROBERT POWLEY
(Melville gives as Pooley in 1856)
Age 74 in 1871
by 1849
SARAH POWLEY 07.01.1873
JOHN GOLDTHORP 22.01.1974
FREDERICK GOSKAR 25.03.1875
DAVID BELL 10.10.1876
JOHN BUTCHER 10.10.1877
SAMUEL HOWARD 28.06.1877
WILLIAM PARK 30.06.1891
HARRY MEADOWS 28.03.1893
JAMES GULLEY EAST 26.03.1895
WILLIAM BATCHELOR JOHN EARLL 22.06.1897
FREDERICK JOHN BROWN 08.08.1899
HESTER ELIZA BROWN 21.11.1916
MAUD MARY BROWN 11.06.1918
ELLEN LAWS 01.10.1918
EDWIN GEORGE RUTTER 11.01.1921
WALTER WILLIE WARD 17.07.1928
PERCY SHEPHERD 25.08.1942
ARTHUR ERNEST LINCOLN 06.04.1944
EDITH ALICE LINCOLN 08.02.1949
ALFRED CHARLES SCARFE
Went to Loddon FOX & HOUNDS
01.01.1952
CECIL WILLIAM FRENCH 15.11.1955
SAMUEL CHADWICK 15.07.1958
EMILY ELLEN NUNN 30.12.1958
PERCY SHEPHERD 10.04.1962


Found as the THREE FARMERS 1760 & 1763.

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 Castle Hill.

Address as Castle Ditches 1822 & 1830.
At Cattle Market 1845.

All the Household Furniture and other Effects of James Barber were offered for sale by auction Thursday 18th January 1838 since he was leaving the Inn.

On 4th November 1839, the Insolvent Debtor, James Barber, was described as, formerly of Fisher's Lane, Ostler, then of Fishergate., Licensed Victualler and Common Brewer (New Brewery), afterwards of the Castle Ditches, Innkeeper and Dealer in Corn, Hay and Straw, then of Long Stratton, out of business, then of Bury St. Edmund's, out of business, then of Swaffham, out of business, then of Hackford next Reepham, Ostler and late of Kings Lynn, Ostler.

For Sale by Auction Wednesday 22nd March 1848 upon the instructions of the Proprietor, Mr. Moore.
Decidedly the most Preferable Situation of any house in the locality. As a Market Hose it stands pre-eminent, next the Weighing machine. Comprising Cellarage a Bar, equal or superior to any in the City, Porter and Tap Rooms, Parlour, kitchen, Dining, Sitting and several Bed Rooms. Spacious Yards and Stabling for 50 Horses, roomy Lofts, Gig-houses, Granary and other convenience. Existing Lease to expire 25th March 1849.

Robert Powley, of the Jolly Farmers, Castle Ditches, informed his Friends and the Public, 14th July 1849,  that he intended erecting a Booth on his Ground opposite the Shepherd's House, Mile End Road, near the Agricultural Show Ground, for Refreshments and to give accommodation for Horses and carriages.

John Clements (26) was Ostler here in July 1859.
He was accused of inducing William Boughen, assistant at the weighbridge (on the hill) to issue false weigh-tickets. In conspiracy with haytrusser, George Gooch (25) they had sought to defraud Cawston farmer Edward Bird of hay to the value of £3 6s. Boughen admitted issuing false tickets but did not implicate either Clements or Gooch, so they were acquitted.

Offered To Let September 1873 in consequence of the retirement from Business of the Widow of the late Mr. Robert Powley, who had occupied the house for twenty-five years.

On 31st January 1874, John Goldthorpe informed His Friends and the Public generally, that he had opened the old-established Inn after undertaking many necessary alterations and improvements.
He offered Wines, Spirits, Ales and Stout of superior quality. Chops, Steaks, &c. at the shortest notice.
Hot Joints on Saturdays.


1938 invoice for accommodation at 6/- per room per night, including breakfast.


Damaged by enemy action 27.05.1942 (Burnt out by fire)
A letter from Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs dated 05.04.1944 states intent to recommence trading from 06.04.1944.

Closed 01.03.1962 according to Bullards records.
However Bullards advised the Magistrates by letter dated 01.03.1962 that the house had closed ``Sunday last''.

House no. 79 on 1845 Magistrates list