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BISHOP BRIDGE
St HELEN FULL LICENCE -
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867-1965)
YOUNGS & Co Freehold owned by the Trustees of the Great Hospital Charity.
BULLARDS 1878
WATNEY MANN 1967
NORWICH BREWERY   
ENTERPRISE INNS    
Licensees :
WILLIAM DEBNEY
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
ROBERT HARPER 1806 - 1807
JOSEPH HARPER 1822 - 1830
SAMUEL CHANDLER 1836
JAMES GOLDSWORTH junior 1842 - 1845
THOMAS HOWARD * 1850 - 1859
SAMUEL P. BOWDEN
& whitesmith
1861 - 1864
Old licence set aside owing to previously being fined for offences against the tenor of licence - Renewal considered Tuesday 25th August 1863.
JOHN CORYNDON LEWIS by 1865
ARTHUR CHARLES WOODROW 1874
THOMAS WORLEDGE 04.04.1876
Convicted 17.04.1879 of suffering gaming.
Fine £5 plus £1/16/- costs or 1 months detention.
Convicted 17.04.1879 of failing to admit police.
Fine 2/6d plus 7/- costs or 7 days detention.
Convicted 17.04.1879 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 2/6d plus 7/- costs or 7 days detention.
EDWARD BALDWIN 13.05.1879
SARAH ANN HOLMES 22.06.1880
EDMUND NEWMAN 19.06.1883
JOHN WICKS 20.12.1886
RICHARD JOHNSON WATERSON 22.12.1888
MARIA WATTS 11.08.1891
ALFRED EDWARD COLE (Coe ?) 01.12.1903
Convicted 05.07.1905 of selling to a child in an unsealed vessel.
Fine 6/- plus 7/- costs or 7 days detention.
Convicted 16.12.1931 of selling out of hours.
Fine £2 or 21 days detention.
BENJAMIN FRED BIRD 01.10.1946
FREDERICK HENRY BELL 05.11.1946
JAMES WILLIAM WILSEA 06.10.1959
NORMAN GREEN 16.10.1973
TERANCE CAVANAGH 27.11.1973
.PETER NIGEL BALL 14.06.1983
SAMUEL ......? &
SANDRA VINCENT
24.07.1984
MALCOLM SIMMONS &
DAVID MANTON
08.01.1985
STEPHEN DOWNARD &
RODERICK JOHN BAILEY
15.05.1990
STEPHEN DARNEL (Downard ?) 04.06.1991
DEAN PATRICK SYKES &
JOHN BARLOW
02.06.1992
JOHN BARLOW &
JOHN LEMMON
26.04.1994
TERANCE PHILIP JOHN STRUDWICK &
JOHN LEMMON
11.04.1995
TERANCE PHILIP JOHN STRUDWICK &
GEORGE ALBERT EDWARDS
31.10.1995
GEORGE ALBERT EDWARDS &
KEITH WOODS
13.02.1996
DARREN COLIN EMMETT &
CLARE LOUISE EMMETT
13.08.1996
DARREN COLIN EMMETT &
CLARE LOUISE EMMETT &
Miss HELEN BROOKS
15.06.1999 - 2001
CLIVE & SALLY MANN c2002
PAM FITZGERALD c2003
AMANDA ROSE &
JAMES FRANCIS
July 2011
   



1984

Original building dated from the 16thC.

The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)

In 1874 a provisional order was made granting the licence to Arthur Woodrow, at new premises (the current site).
The GREEN DRAGON had stood in approximately the same position as the new RED LION.

The Norfolk Chronicle of 10.02.1906 records that licensee Albert Coe (Cole ?) applied for lifting of a restriction on females entering a room where music, singing and dancing took place. The house was frequented by soldiers. Before the restriction soldiers had accompanied young women, but not by girls of 16 years old or younger, to the concert room. The police reported that they had suffered much trouble before the restriction but not after.
The restriction was not lifted.

Damaged by enemy action April 1942.

The `Mutton Chop Banjo Band ' provided entertainment here in the 1970's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House no. 320 on 1845 Magistrates list.

  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
19th C No 6 4 Yes
Public area enlarged at some time in the past.
Some Victorian cornices, ceiling rose and waist high tongue-and-groove painted wood panelling.
Sizeable, modernised and rather characterless.