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119 OAK STREET St. MARTIN AT OAK FULL LICENCE CLOSED 15.10.1907
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to 1/8/2  (1867 - 1925)
ARNOLD & Co  
LACONS after 1894
Licensees :
ROBERT FOX 1842
JAMES SHIPMAN
age 62 in 1851
1845 - 1854
(ROBERT FOX according to Hunt) (1850)
ELIZABETH MORE 1856
WILLIAM WILKINSON 1859 - 1865
Accused 24.12.1865 of being open out of hours.
JAMES BATLEY by 1867
JOHN FRANCIS 30.09.1868
JOHN CLARKE 16.04.1869
JAMES CLARKE 26.07.1870
FREDERICK LEGGETT SCOTTER 07.02.1871
ELIZABETH SCOTTER 23.08.1881
JOHN EDMUND SMITH
(married Elizabeth Scotter)
13.04.1882
GEORGE HENRY TAYLOR 10.10.1889
WILLIAM BELL 19.12.1899
WALTER BELL 01.12.1903

 


Located between the FLOWER POT and the KEY & CASTLE.

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. Wilkinson had `misconducted' himself when a police-constable was apprehending a person in his house.)


Frederick Scotter died 15th July 1881 following an accidental fall from a cart, at the Suffolk Arms.

According to the Norfolk Chronicle of 10th February 1906 the Chief Constable objected to licence renewal.
Inspector Cooper advised the Bench that the premises were very old and in bad repair. The internal construction was very inconvenient and unsatisfactory. Some of the rooms were let furnished and unfurnished. The property was difficult for the police to supervise. There were 12 licensed houses within 200 yards. The Chief Constable remarked that the occupants of the let rooms had access to the Public House without going into the street and when the doors were locked the police were prevented from knowing what was going on inside.
It was further said that the upstairs rooms were in such bad repair as to be dangerous.

Licence provisionally refused 07.02.1906 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 15.10.1907