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YARMOUTH ROAD BLOFIELD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE See THORPE GARDENS
   BLOFIELD, TAVERHAM & WALSHAM REGISTERS taken 17thSeptember 1794
Licensees :
JOHN BORE 1783
ROBERT CATTERMOUL 1794 - 1811
  -
WILLIAM LAKE HINSBY
( as Hingsby 1830 )
1830 - 1836
JOHN WARD 1839
ROBERT CATTERMOLE 1842 - 1846
THOMAS JOSEPH CATTERMOLE 1850
ROBERT CATTERMOLE
age 45 
* 1851
MARY CATTERMOLE
age 53 in 1854
1854 - 1865
CHARLES MILLER 1867 - 1868
JOHN HART 1869 - 1879


John Hinsby, father of William, died 2nd August 1833, aged 91. `An honest, industrious and deserving man, the oldest hotpressor in the city.'


( Fred Phillips said to have been a previous licensee - but no dates found.
It appears that Fred performed at the Adelphi Theatre, which adjoined the TUNS. - See BOARS HEAD, St Stephens. )

Featured a `Priest's Hole' and a hidden staircase.

Known as HINSBYS GARDENS during the early 1800's, found as THORPE GARDENS in 1813 and as CATTERMOLES GARDENS in 1840's and 1850's.
An amateur rowing match being held here 7th September 1843.

Following the issue of 437 licenses 8th & 9th September 1846, the Magistrates enjoyed the dining and very splendid entertainment at Mr. Cattermoul's Gardens, Thorpe.

During the summer of 1850, Mr. Warner's ( late trumpet-major of the 8th Hussars ) own band was due to play excellent music under his able leadership and conduct.

Mary Cattermole confirmed 20th May 1854 that she would continue with the business of her late husband.
Dinners, Luncheons and Teas would be provided at the shortest notice and Mr. Widdow's Celebrated Saxhorn Band would be in attendance every Wednesday evening during the Season.
The Victoria Steam Boat would operated back and forth from the Foundry Bridge every Sunday and Wednesday, being available for Picnic Parties on other days.
Property named the THORPE GARDENS

The THREE TUNS INN, or THORPE GARDENS, with upwards of Five Acres of Land, for many years occupied by Mrs. Cattermole, offered To Let, December 1866 with early possession if desired.
Apply Youngs, Crawshay and Youngs, Crown Brewery, King Street, Norwich.

Hannah Miller of the THREE TUNS, charged Sabina Battleday, a single woman of Thorpe St. Andrew, of abuse and slander Saturday 5th October 1867. The case was dismissed but then the charges were reversed and the cross summons shared the same fate.

Officially became THORPE GARDENS 01.09.1879.

Later ( 1969 ) the BOAT & BOTTLE, then the
RUSHCUTTERS ( 1985 ).

External sign shows running boar and title HET VARKE,
Dutch for THE BOAR. Date and origin of sign unknown.