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Light Horseman
4 BOTOLPH STREET St SAVIOUR - CLOSED 24.06.1911
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/2 (1867 - 1925)
YOUNGS & Co by 1845
Licensees :
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SARAH BACON  1842 
WILLIAM TUFFS
age 52 in 1851
1845 - 1865
Licence lost 1867
SAMUEL SPINKS from 1868
JAMES SMITH 13.06.1872
GEORGE CUTHBERT 29.10.1873
JAMES FITT 14.07.1874
Convicted 29.05.1879 of suffering gaming.
Fine 5/- plus 17/6d costs or 7 days detention.
JOSIAH SEXTON 24.06.1879
BENJAMIN HOUCHIN 14.09.1880
REBECCA HOUCHIN 18.09.1896
JAMES ALFRED HUGGINS 20.06.1899
ROBERT CHARLES OAKLEY 05.04.1904

Possibly the same as the LIGHT DRAGOON, St Paul
as given 1822 (I. Hood)

Location given as `Near the Cross'.

Stood on the West side of Botolph Street at the Stump Cross end.

Full licence granted Tuesday 25th August 1868 to Samuel Spinks.

The Norfolk Chronicle of 13th February 1909 reported objections to renewal of licence. Inspector Wentford stated that although the house had been well conducted, it was ill-constructed and lighting and ventilation were poor. There were 14 other licensed houses within 200 yards, including the Edinburgh Castle which was 6 yards away. The licensee, Robert Oakley was a bricklayer and left the house to be run by his wife during the day. An adjoining cottage had direct access, via the back door into the scullery of the licensed premises. This was however said by Mr Reeve, on behalf of the owners, to be part of the same licensed premises and the occupant was a relative of the licence holder. Youngs & Co, the owners, were prepared to carry out any alterations to the satisfaction of the Chief Constable.

Sales per week were given as :
2½ barrels of beer and ½ gallon of spirits.

In spite of support of the application by pork butcher William Shrimpton the licence was refused and referred to Compensation (09.02.1909). Closed by Compensation 24.06.1911

Demolished in the name of progress c1962