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TUMBLE DOWN DICK NORWICH T index
12 BER STREET St JOHN TIMBERHILL - See ROYAL STANDARD
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 (1867 to 1894)
FREE TRADE To 1835
STEWARD & Co Owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co. - First supplied during the year commencing November 1839
Licensees :
WILLIAM STANTON 1830
SAMUEL PARISH
& shop
1834 - * 1839
WILLIAM SEAGO 1842
EDWARD LEMMON 1845
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ROBERT JOHN WOODS ** 1851
AUSTIN BENNETT to July 1853
ROBERT ADAMSON 1854


Lot 3 in sale held Saturday 30th May 1835 upon the direction of the proprietor Mr. Howell along with properties in Norwich (Heigham, St Martin at Oak, St Peter Mancroft, St Gregory & St John Timberhill), Hellesdon, Wymondham and Acle.
` Situated in the Best part of Ber Street with good stabling, enclosed skittle ground and yards adjoining'.

Forthcoming Sale by Auction advertised May 1848.
The ROSE & CROWN, OLD GOAT(with Brewery)  and the VAUXHALL GARDENS also being included in the sales notice.

It was reported Saturday, 16th July 1853 that Mr. Austin Bennett, lately landlord of the Tumble-down Dick, Ber Street, had been found, on 2nd May, to have been in possession of 190 lbs of molasses. The prosecution was based upon the assumption that the molasses was intended to be a substitute for malt or hops and that in the case of "Lockwood v the Attorney General - in Error, 1842" it had been ruled that proof of mere possession was sufficient.
The magistrates convicted Bennett and fined him the mitigated penalty of £50. The molasses was confiscated.
<Depending on calculation, £50 in 1853 is equal to between £4,000 and £4,500 in 2020)

Renamed the ROYAL STANDARD by 1859, but still given as TUMBLE DOWN DICK in 1867 court case.