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6 PALACE PLAIN St. MARTIN AT PALACE FULL LICENCE See WIG & PEN
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
BEEVOR  Magdalen Street, Norwich (Sold to John Patteson 1784)
STEWARD & CO As given 1845 (Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co.)
STEWARD & PATTESON    
WATNEY MANN     
COURAGE 18.01.1972
Licensees :
-  
JOHN STARR 1760 - 1762
ROBERT WITHERALL
labourer
1763 - 1764
ROBERT BROWN
Went to the ELEPHANT
to 1791
SAMUEL WOOD 1791 - 1798
MATTHEW CREED 1801 - 1802
JAMES HUNT 1810
RICHARD SIMPSON 1822
RICHARD PETERS 1830 - 1833
WILLIAM BRITTAIN 1836
WILLIAM BARBER
& bricklayer
by 08.1837 - 1855
WILLIAM HALL by 1856
JAMES GOODRUM 29.06.1875
SARAH GOODRUM 10.10.1891
ISAAC HENRY HOUSEGO 24.11.1891
SARAH HOUSEGO 05.04.1906
ANTHONY BURROWS 24.07.1906
THOMAS HARRY HAWES 06.04.1955
LOUIS REGINALD CANHAM 06.04.1956
JOHN FREDERICK MILEHAM 17.07.1956
DEREK JOHN DANIELS 03.01.1961
WILLIAM PAGE 01.01.1963
STANLEY KIOLIK 08.02.1966
BASIL BAILEY 07.06.1966
PATRICK JAMES HALL 11.10.1966
DENNIS ILLINGWORTH 02.09.1969
ARTHUR RONALD TUNBRIDGE 06.01.1970
DAVID WILLIAM BARBER 25.11.1975
DAVID JAMES RAYMOND BARTTELOT 08.06.1976
D D HARKNESS 07.09.1976
RALPH SAUNDERS 10.01.1976
WILLIAM MARRIS 08.09.1981
ALAN & SANDRA COCKERILL 23.07.1985

Note :-
Melville gives William Barber here in 1856, but Craven gives William Hall in that year.
The 1858 Post office Directory has separate entries for William Barber and William Hall, both at this house.
c1950
c1950

House dates from the 16thC.

Offered to let March 1783 - `Enquire of Old Cat & Fiddle Brewing office, St Saviour's.'

Offered to let January 1784 with large Stables and great Conveniences for the Market Business  - `Enquire of Old Cat & Fiddle Brewing office, St Saviour's.'


Offered to let from Christmas 1788 - Enquire of Mrs. Dye in the same Parish.

One of 36 Norwich houses opened for the reception of Voters in the interest of Mr. Windham and Mr. Coke on election day Thursday 13th November 1806.
The name of the Hundred for which the house was appropriated was to be displayed at each house.

On Tuesday 7th May 1833, Mrs. Elizabeth Peters died suddenly, aged 50. On the following Saturday, 11th May, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Peters, Harriet, died aged 19.

On Tuesday 19th June 1855, Mr. William Barber held a sale of part of the Useful Household Furniture, two capital, strong Cob Ponies, (13 and 14 hands high, warranted sound), three neat Pony Gigs, excellent Phaeton, two strong Luggage Carts, three sets of good Pony Harness, young Grey Parrot and Brass Cage, and other miscellaneous effects.

Renamed the WIG & PEN 1985.



  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
Late 17th C Yes 6 5 No
Grade II listed.
Dormer windows and ground floor bay are probably Victorian additions.
Exposed beams.
Stone floors under carpet.
c20th C wooden settles in lounge bar.
Several Coats of Arms on exterior above ground floor, probably mediaeval.
Small comfortable Lounge bar.
Larger, more spartan public bar undergoing re-decoration at time of survey.
Reputedly the site of the oldest Ale-house in Norwich.