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Two Quarts
70 BRIDGE STREET St. GEORGE COLEGATE FULL LICENCE CLOSED 23.08.1907
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/2 (1867 to 1925)
YOUNGS & Co as given 1857 & 1867
Licensees :
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HENRY BUCK
worsted weaver
1763
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ROBERT MARTIN 1810 - 1822
FRANCIS HAGUE 1830
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WILLIAM BURCHAM
according to Robson
1839
JOHN BIRCH
according to Pigot
1839
CAIN ABEL
(Named here 1845 - beer retailer 1846)
1845 - * 1846
ARMINGER PLAYFORD
age 63 in 1851
& bricklayer
1850 - * 1859
JOHN RIVETT 1859
JAMES COOPER by 1864
WILLIAM ALFRED WINTER 25.11.1902
JOHN WHALL HURRELL 01.12.1903


House No. 382 on 1845 Magistrates list.



Offered for sale by auction Tuesday 11th November 1834.
Described good and substantial brick and tiled Public-house, well situated for trade, containing a kitchen, bar, back parlour, large club-room, cellar, and four sleeping-rooms. A good sized yard at back of house.

In 1842, Cain Abel is given at the
MERMAID AND FOUNTAIN and (at the ?) THREE QUARTS.

Mrs Playford applied for renewal of her licence Monday 4th October 1852.
She had expected that the licence would have been renewed at the Annual Licensing Day, but owing to a police report, that had not happened.
It was said that one night she had refused to admit the police, after midnight, when it was suspected that parties were drinking within.
Mrs Playford declared that she was in bed at the time. The Magistrates accepted her account but said nevertheless she should have at once dressed and admitted the officer.
The licence was granted.


At the Annual Licensing Day, Tuesday 1st September 1857, it was heard that there was a report against the house, that the occupiers had assisted the escape of a prisoner. The Chief Constable said the occupiers were respectable, honest, aged people, so aged that they could not take care of the house. Mr. Harper, agent for Messrs, Youngs and Co., said that Mr. Playford had been a publican for 20 years, and he had notice to leave at quarter day. He did not justify what had been done. The licence was refused.
(However it seems that Mr. Playford survived at the house for at least another year or so.)


The Chief Constable objected to licence renewal at the 1906 Sessions.
`This was a small, low class house, difficult to supervise. There were 11 other licensed houses within 200 yards.'

Referred to Compensation 07.02.1906.

Closed under Compensation 23.08.1907