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Rampant Horse
8 RAMPANT HORSE STREET St STEPHEN FULL LICENCE CLOSED November 1892
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/2 (1867-1925)
FREE TRADE Only supplied by Steward & Patteson during the year November 1844 to 1845
GEORGE FIGG by 1867
EDWARD COLEMAN 1877
HENRY CURL &
ARTHUR JAMES BUNTING
1879
Licensees :
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THOMAS TILBURY
(Said to be resident in Hempnall to 1761. At WHITE SWAN, Mancroft  by 1776)
By December 1758 - 1767
WILLIAM COBB
Went to Brandon Bull.
by July 1781 to 1776
HENRY GREEN 1776
ROBERT CHALKER to June 1780
WILLIAM COBB
(recorded at the house 10.03.1781)
 1781 - 1783
CHARLES BROWN 1791 - 1798
WILLIAM EKE 1802 - 1811
ISAAC JOHNSON April 1811
WILLIAM LEACH 1822 - 1828
CHRISTOPHER TWISS
age 57 in 1851
1829 - 1854
ROBERT SAPEY
according to White
1856
ROBERT LOUTH 1856 - 1859
MARGARET LOUTH
hotel keeper
1861 - 1865
GEORGE FIGG by 1867
CHARLES WILLIAM GEORGE 02.10.1875
EDWARD COLEMAN 18.12.1876
FLORENCE EMILY FREEMAN 24.06.1879
ROBERT GEORGE HECKFORD 10.10.1879
PERCY DORMER DANGERFIELD 27.02.1885
ROBERT GEORGE HECKFORD 14.07.1885
JAMES JOHNSON
age 49 in 1891
04.06.1888
ROBERT FULCHER 11.08.1892




A bill heading from 1862.


Known as the RAMPING HORSE INN from 13thC to 16thC.

Disorderly conduct by Irish troops, billeted at the house by King Charles I (Born 1600 - executed 1649) is said to have swayed local opinion to the Parliamentary Cause.

Norwich, Dec. 4, 1758
This is to give NOTICE THAT THOMAS TILBURY, from London,
(late from the THREE TUNS TAVERN in the Market-Place [Norwich])
having now taken the Rampant Horse Inn, in St. Stephen's-street, where the
London Stage-Coach constantly goes by his Gate; with Stable Room for seventy or eighty Horses; the House being genteely fitted up with new Furniture, for the Reception of any Gentlemen
who will be pleased to make Tryal of
Their most humble Servant,
THOMAS TILBURY
N.B. Neat Wines, Arrack, Rum, Brandy, &c. and London Porter.

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Advertised in the Norfolk Chronicle of 13th April 1776 as available for immediate let. Again advertised in the Chronicle for let 4th May 1776 when it was said `the present occupier will give up premises immediately as he has taken up a house in the country. Enquire of Chas Wilson near Black Fryars Bridge'. The edition of 22nd June 1776 advised that `Henry Green begs leave to inform his friends and the public that he has taken the Rampant Horse Inn, late in the possession of Mr. William Cobb, and embraces the earliest opportunity of soliciting their favours and encouragement.'

The first coach service to Ipswich departed from here in 1782.

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.

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.

William Eke advised the public April 13th 1811 that he had resigned from the Inn in favour of Isaac Johnson. Mr. Johnson assured Commercial Gentlemen that they could depend upon the strictest attention being paid to them.

Mr. W. Leach announced 20th July 1822 that he had just completed alterations and improvements to the house and it was fitted up for the reception of the Nobility, Gentry, Commercial Gentlemen and the Public in General.

William Leach announced Saturday 21st June 1828 that negotiations he had lately been engaged in, for transfer of the Inn, had broken off and he would thus continue with the Business.

13th June 1829, Christopher Twiss gave Gratitude for the favours of the Nobility, Commercial Gentlemen and the Public in general, for the support he had received since taking the Inn. He added that there was a vacancy for a First Rate Cook.

In 1830 the coach the Telegraph left for London every day at 7:00am. The Magnet left daily at 4:30 also London bound.
The Comet headed off for Great Yarmouth daily at 8:00am via Loddon, Haddiscoe and Southtown.

For Sale by Auction Wednesday 6th September 1843.
With most elegant modern front recently erected in the most substantial manner. Containing 12 dining and sitting rooms, 34 sleeping rooms, making up 40 beds, admirably arranged bar, spacious kitchen, splendid vaults, offices and water closets.
The Yard containing 4 stables, coach house booking office and hostelry. In occupation of Mr. Twiss who has carried on at the Establishment for 15 years.

Robert Louth announced 29th August 1857 that he had also become the proprietor of the NEW REFRESHMENT ROOMS, Thorpe Station.

A group of cases awaiting despatch in the 1800's were found to contain corpses stolen by grave robbers from Lakenham churchyard.

Address 1890 as Little Orford Street
and in 1879 as the RAMPANT HORSE STORES at Red Lion Street.

Referenced 1888 and 1889 as ` known as the CRYSTAL LOUNGE. '

Licence refused 22.11.1892 on account of the bad character of the house.

Demolished before 1900.