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3 St. GILES STREET St. GREGORY BEERHOUSE ? CLOSED c1868
STEWARD & Co Owned by George Morse. First supplied during the year commencing November 1848.
Licensees :
JOHN WIGGINS
age 48 in 1851
1850 - 1856
Mrs H C WIGGINS 1858
JOHN SCOWEN 1859 - 1868
Fine of 21s 6d,, including costs for serving out of hours. December 1859

At the court hearing held 7th May 1859, George Royal, dealer of Heigham, was sentenced to pay 18s in damages with the alternative of 14 days' imprisonment, for assaulting licensee John Scowen on 3 separate occasions. The fine was paid.
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24th September 1859
John Scowen sued J.Plumstead of the Norwich police station house, for the sum of 4s 3d., being a debt for mild ale. The ale had been supplied for Plumstead and his colleagues. The defendant did not appear and was ordered in his absence, to repay the debt at 2s a month.
This seems to have drawn police attention to the house for the next few years.....

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At the Sessions held Wednesday 14th December 1859, John Scowen was charged with having his house open, on the previous Sunday night, after eleven o'clock. Scowen claimed that some `theatricals' had come into the bar and had been given spirits, free of charge. The magistrates informed the accused that it was illegal to be open after eleven o'clock, no matter if the drinks were charged for. Police evidence was given that the house was not normally closed until three or four o'clock in the morning.
Fined 10s with 11s 6d costs, Scowen was warned that next time he could expect no mitigation of the penalty.
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Licensee cautioned at the Annual Licensing Meeting Tuesday 4th September 1860 for having been summoned during the previous year.
The Mayor warned the tenant to be very careful how the house was conducted, else the magistrates would act rigorously.

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At the sessions held 19th August 1862 the licensee was one of many who were reprimanded for omitting to assist the police, were in the habit of allowing prostitutes to assemble or conducted themselves in a manner that, although they had not been summoned or fined, yet were considered by the magistrates to be improper persons to be entrusted with licenses.
(Mr. Scowens was admonished for allowing prostitutes to assemble at his house and warned to be careful in future)

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In Court Wednesday 27th July 1864 Mr. Scowen applied to the Magistrates to recover the sum of £1 which he had lent to a Mr. Page some three years previous.
It was said that the loan was meant for only a few hours, not years. Mr Page had an annuity of £75 per year and he had recently received £40 from another `situation'.
Being an undefended action, Mr. Page was adjudged to pay the debt and costs at once.