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White Lion
10 WHITE LION STREET St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE See HAYMARKET STORES
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
Mr. DOUGHTY owner 1834
RAYNES as given 1845
STEWARD & Co Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co as Trust Deeds dated 1837 to 1851
SUSAN HART by 1867
BULLARDS 1879
Licensees :
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SIMON BLAXHALL 1760
SAMUEL MALLORY 1763
JAMES TILNEY 1783
ROBERT PRESTON 1791 - 1794
ELIZABETH PRESTON 12.1794 - 1807
CHARLOTTE PARSLEY March 1809 - 1822
CHARLES TAYLOR
Previously at BATH HOUSE, Yarmouth. Went to BOWLING GREEN
1830 - 1834
ROBERT ENGLISH September 1834 - 1836
Mr. T. M. CARTER
(Mrs. Carter died Wednesday 3rd September 1837)
1837
THOMAS CRABTREE DAVEY
age 40 in 1841
1839 - 1841
WILLIAM RINGER
& feather dealer
1842
RICHARD TATTUM 1845 - 1846
CHARLES BRAY
age 23 in 1851
1850 - 1856
JAMES SPRATT 1861
Mrs SUSAN HART by  08.1863
CORNELIUS HENDRY 12.10.1874
CHARLES WILLIAM BROWNE 15.10.1881
WILLIAM FORTON 27.12.1881
GEORGE FREDERICK MOORE 28.02.1887
RICHARD JOHNSON WATERSON 11.08.1891
HANNAH MARIA WATERSON 29.03.1892
WILLIAM GEORGE BRUNDISH 10.10.1895
WALTER HARCOURT 29.11.1904
FREDERICK GROVES 19.01.1909
BERTIE EDWARD BUSSEY 16.01.1912
LEONARD RANSOM READ 09.06.1914




The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)


It was reported 9th May 1789 that an officer of excise, James Dudson had lodgings at the WHITE LION. He had been dismissed from service and had been found hanging in a bed chamber. At the inquest held Thursday 30th April 1789, a verdict of suicide was recorded and the unfortunate character was buried at the crossroads outside St. Benedict's Gates.

Elizabeth Preston informed the public, in the Norfolk Chronicle of 6th December 1794, that she intended to carry on the business of her late husband.

Mrs Charlotte Parsley announced 25th March 1809 that she had left the BELL on Orford Hill after 26 years and taken on the WHITE LION. The adjoining premises, occupied by Messrs. Coles and Hawkes, had been acquired and would be utilised for the expansion of the WHITE LION. Her Friends and the Public were advised August 1810 that the adjoining premises had been fitted up in a manner to afford every comfortable accommodation.

Offered To Let, June 1834.
The situation offering the shortest communication between the Market place and the Cattle Market, either being a little more than fifty yards distant.

Offered for sale by auction Friday 29th August 1834.
Free of Brewer and Wine & Spirit Merchant.
Old- Established, Well Accustomed and highly respectable. `Possession to be shortly relinquished by the present tenant'. House then apparently owned by Mr. Doughty of Brockdish.

Robert English informed his commercial Friends and the Public in general that he had taken the Inn - 20th September 1834.
On 4th October 1834, Mr. English, late of the Crown, Botesdale, confirmed that he would adhere to the principle of `Unremitting personal attention to the comforts of his guests and strictly moderate charges.'
He was to hold his Opening Dinner on 24th October 1834.

A Free Inn for Let as advertised 20th September 1837.
Situated between two markets and neatly fitted for Commercial Gentlemen with good stabling and in good repair - ` Possession to be held at New or Old Michaelmas next, when current occupier, Mr. Carter, retiring from business.'

Address as 20 White Lion Street in 1861.

Mrs Susan Hart stated at the Licensing Sessions held Tuesday 25th August 1863, that she had kept a public house for fourteen years and never once been complained of. She obtained a licence for the house she then occupied, which was formerly part of the WHITE LION.

In 1882, the ROYAL HOTEL was offered for sale, the Estate included properties off White Lion Street, once part of the WHITE LION INN.

 Richard Waterson made an application, on Monday 24th August 1891, for a music and singing licence for an upper room. The Chief Constable objected but said if the licence applied to a room at the back, he would have no objection. The licence was granted on that basis.

Became the HAYMARKET STORES from 26.01.1914


 

 

House no 178 in 1845 Magistrates list.