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Sun & Anchor
LOBSTER LANE
1 POST OFFICE STREET
St. JOHN MADDERMARKET   CLOSED by 1867
FREE TRADE as suggested by the 1845 Magistrates list
Licensees :
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SAMUEL TOFT
Died Sunday 19th September 1813 - age 68
1808 - 1813
Mrs TOFT widow 1813 - 01.1814
NED PAINTER
& pugilist
1820
ISAAC WISEMAN
( Importer of foreign wines & spirits, Exchange Street & Post Office Street - 1846 )
1842 - 1846
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House No. 267 on 1845 Magistrates list.

Freehold Estate for sale by Auction on Tuesday 20th September 1808.
A well established Tavern in occupation of Samuel Toft and adjoining private dwelling in the occupation of Mr. Spanton who is the owner of the Estate.

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Advertised to be sold Tuesday 1st February 1814 following the death of Samuel Toft.
A freehold property with convenient sleeping-rooms, an excellent and well attended billiard room, club room, parlour, porter room, good kitchen, cellar, &c....
It was announced 29th January 1814 that the property had been sold by private treaty.

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The Norfolk Chronicle of 1st January 1820 advised that Ned Painter had taken the Sun & Anchor, Lobster Lane.
As well as selling the best Ales, London Porter, Spirits, Wine etc., he would be giving private lessons in sparring, in the most scientific style.
( An accomplished bare knuckle boxer, Ned Painter was the only man credited with beating English Champion of the day, Tom Spring. )

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Bolingbroke, in Norfolk Archaeology, places the Sun & Anchor to the South of St. Crouch churchyard, roughly in the position of the later Post Office Tavern. It is likely that the original Sun & Anchor was demolished in the late 1820's when Exchange Street was created ( by c1832 )

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The Post Office Tavern is listed in 1845 as well as the Sun & Anchor, which is given in Post Office Street ( Lower part of Exchange Street )

Rumours that the IRONMONGERS ARMS was previously the Sun & Anchor have not been substantiated.