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2 THORN LANE
BER STREET
St. MICHAEL AT THORN   See DUKE OF FIFE
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/3 (1867 - 1953)
St MARTINS BREWERY (Owner John Day) Leased to 1790 ?
YOUNGS & Co as given 1867
MORGANS by 1872
Licensees :
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JOHN DAY ? 1790
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JAMES MURRELL
also found as Morrell
1806 - 1830
ISAAC GREEN
age 60 in 1841
(died Q1 1845 ?)
1839 - 1841
ROBERT MONSEY
according to White
1845
SAMUEL BRYANT
& ironfounder
age 55 in 1851
(& iron moulder 1861 - age 64)
1845 - 1864
Mrs ANN BRYANT
age 67 in 1865
by 1865
JOHN GENT 27.07.1869
JOHN CRANCHER 09.05.1871
ROBERT PRESTON 23.07.1872
HENRY DICKERSON 12.03.1873
WALTER DOUGLAS 14.08.1874
ROBERT PRIOR 13.09.1875
Convicted 27.03.1878 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 2/6d plus 17/6d costs
Convicted 25.06.1881 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 20/- plus 17/6d costs
ALFRED CHARLES BOLTON 18.12.1882
FREDERICK KING 22.09.1884
JAMES READ 23.05.1885
CHESTER GOOCH 13.04.1887
ROBERT REYNOLDS 19.02.1889



Also found as the TOPERS TAVERN 1822 to 1889.
As the TOPER 1790, TOPERS 1833, 1845 & 1868, TOPERS ARMS 1847.

For sale by auction Tuesday 20th April 1790 then said to be in the occupation of John Day.
It is not clear if this is the John Day who owned St. Martin's Brewery, in which case an undertenant would have been at the house.

Offered for sale August 1833 upon the instructions of the Executors of the late Mrs. Mary Grimwood.
Sale included her residence near St. Michael at Thorn Church and the Twenty-Two Tenements forming Toper's Square. Also Nine brick and tiled Tenements in Lower Yard, contiguous to Toper's Square.

Offered to let by auction 20th February 1868 by the Trustees of the Great Hospital. Including 22 houses adjoining, forming together the Square or Block of Buildings known as Topers square. To be let for a tern of 21 years from Lady-day next.....

Renamed the DUKE OF FIFE January 1890.








House no. 56 on 1845 Magistrates list ....as the Topers