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St AUGUSTINE FULL LICENCE CLOSED 31.12.2006
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4  (1867 to 1965)
YOUNGS as given 1845
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS to c1948 (Also as Youngs & Co.)
MORGANS to voluntary liquidation 29th September 1961
BULLARDS 1961
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
BRENT WALKER  
PUBMASTER (Leased from Norwich City Council)
Licensees :
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JOHN BARKER 1806 - 1807
THOMAS HOLMES 1810
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BENJAMIN SEXTON 1830
WILLIAM SMITH 1836
JOHN DUNTHORNE
age 70 in 1861
1839 - 1865
SAMUEL DUNTHORNE
age 74 in 1891
1867 - 1893
Convicted 31.05.1877 of selling out of hours.
Fine 5/- plus 18/6d costs or 7 days detention.
SAMUEL DUNTHORNE junior 08.08.1893
EDWARD BOSWELL 13.02.1894
WILLIAM ROBERT MARTIN 08.08.1899
JOHN WOODHOUSE HOLDEN 26.08.1924
ALBERT EDWARD LOOMBE 06.02.1934
CHARLES LEONARD BELL 11.06.1940
WALTER WILLIAM COCKS 11.03.1941
Convicted 06.01.1943 of 3 cases of selling out of hours.
Fine 10/- on each case.
RALPH HERBERT WALKER 15.06.1954
ERNEST GEORGE MANN 17.07.1956
FREDERICK CAWDRON 19.07.1966
DONALD STOLWORTHY 21.04.1970
RONALD EDWARDS 16.10.1973
CONNIE EDWARDS 25.11.1986
SANDRA EYRE 22.11.1988
STUART EDWARD CLARKE 31.10.1989
ROBIN GILES 03.04.1990
JAMES RICHARDS 15.05.1990
PATRICIA WANDS 07.08.1990
DEBORAH WILSON 11.12.1990
RONALD EDWARD VICKERS 17.12.1991
PATRICIA MILLER 07.07.1992
TIMOTHY & TRACIE FOX 25.09.1992
BENN JOHN HORTON & 
CLARE HORTON
09.05.2000
MARK SHEFFIELD 01.2003
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The Magpie - 28.07.1996
July 1996

Not identified prior to 1806, however......
Described as Old-established in March 1810 when offered for Sale by Auction. Then rented to J. Holmes at £30 per annum and including the Weighing Machine for about five tons.

Offered For Sale by Auction, June 1814, unless sooner sold by Private Contract, with weighing engine, stables and Cottage adjoining.

Frontage included Public Weighing Apparatus,
approved by Norwich City Council.
House consequently also referenced as
`THE WEIGHING CHAINS'
and in 1843 `THE WEIGHING MACHINE'

Offered Thursday 11th June 1868 To Be Let by Auction, by the Norwich Corporation Estates.
With the privilege for two years of weighing hay, Straw, &c. on the Machine fixed on the premises.

 Samuel Dunthorne married Maria in 1862
he died c1920. Maria Dunthorne died 22nd March 1938,
a few days short of her 103rd birthday.

Sales 1960 :- Barrels of beer 148, Spirits 37



Freehold owned by the Lord Mayor, Alderman and Citizens of Norwich according to Licence Register of 1965.

 

CLOSED 2006

Planning permission granted 2016 to convert into four flats and to build two houses at rear.

Empty and dilapidated 2018

See page 84 of Norwich in Old Postcards Vol 1, first published 1988

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
Late 19th C No 7 5 Yes
Earlier public house on site - rebuilt c1870.
Kitchen now a pool room.
Retail outlet used to be corridor through centre of pub.
7 Britannia tables, cast iron, colourfully painted, very attractive and in good condition.
Fireplace in pool room used to contain a kitchen stove.
Three rooms: smoke room, lounge and retail.
Coach-house at rear of premises.
Back wall of cellar is part of old City Wall.
Edwardian bar back in smoke room.