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 68 LOWER KING STREET St PETER PERMOUNTERGATE BEERHOUSE
later Full Licence
CLOSED 17.04.1967
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 ( 1867 - 1965 )
JACKSON To 1788
STEWARD & Co 1845 ( Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co )
BULLARDS by 1867
Licensees :
JOHN NUNN
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
-  
SAMUEL COUSHEN
( 28 King Street )
* 1802
CHARLES CROSS 1806 - 1807
THOMAS BELL 1810
JOHN STRATFORD pre 1829
ROBERT LADELL 1830
JAMES MANTHORPE 1836 - 1839
JAMES FROST
age 35 in 1841
(a James Frost died Q1 1842)
1841 - 1842
JOHN FARRA 
according to Magistrates
John Ferra
according to White
( John Ferrar 1846 )
1845 - * 1846
JOHN WEST
age 44 in 1851
( a John West died Q3 1855 )
1850 - 1851
THOMAS SNELLING
journeyman shoemaker
age 62 in 1861
1854 - 1861
Accused Tuesday 18th March 1856 of selling out of hours on the previous Sunday.
Case dismissed the following day upon it being proved that one of the 7 men discovered drinking and smoking on the premises was a legitimate lodger and the others were labourers in search of employment, and had walked from Ipswich.
ROBERT PINNOCK
( a Robert Pinnock died Q4 1866)
1862 - * 1865
Licence refused 29.08.1865 on grounds of running a disorderly house in 1862.
JAMES WILKINS * 1869
CHARLOTTE WILKINS
age 40 in 1871
1871
GEORGE WILLIAM DAWSON
(Hope Stores 1877, 1879 & 1883)
& wood carver
age 39 in 1881
1877 - 1888
SAMUEL KEDDINGTON
( At Old Swan )
1890
WILLIAM FISHER
( At 68 King Street. House un-named )
* 1891 - * 1896
ROBERT HOUGHTON
( At Hope Stores 1896, Swan Tavern 1901 )
age 39 in 1901
1896 - 1901
WILLIAM JOSEPH FRANCIS 10.10.1901
EDWARD JOHN POPE
(  At Hope Stores 1905, 1908 & 1911 - Swan Inn 1914 )
age 61 in 1911
16.06.1903
Convicted 01.08.1924 of selling out of hours.
Fine £5 or 26 days detention.
JOHN HOLMES 06.01.1925
HARRIETT HOLMES 22.11.1927
JOHN HENRY HALES 05.04.1933
CLARA HALES 26.08.1941
EDWARD NORMINGTON 30.12.1941
ARTHUR WHITE 25.08.1942
Convicted 31.03.1944 on 3 cases of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 on each case.
Convicted 31.03.1944 on 3 cases of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 10/- on each case.
ARTHUR JOHN COGMAN 01.01.1946
JACK PYE 03.01.1950
MARK HANNER 10.02.1959


Offered to Let with immediate entry 22nd September 1781. Enquire of Mr. Jacksons Brewing Office.

As the SWAN when offered for sale 12th May 1788.
Lot 4 - Then the property of the late Isaac Jackson, Brewer.


John Stratford is said to have been licensee of the White Swan at some time before 1829.
In early 1829 he was a married man living in St Faiths Lane and working as a blacksmith.
In that same year he had an affair with Jane Briggs, a married woman who became pregnant by him. Fearing that her husband would expose his infidelity, he attempted to murder him by poisoning. Unfortunately the flour laced with arsenic, intended for consumption by Thomas Briggs, was used by John Burgess, who died from eating a dumpling. Found guilty at trial, Stratford had an appointment with the hangman on 17th August 1829.

At the sessions held 19th August 1862 the licensee was one of many who were reprimanded for omitting to assist the police, were in the habit of allowing prostitutes to assemble or conducted themselves in a manner that, although they had not been summoned or fined, yet were considered by the magistrates to be improper persons to be entrusted with licenses.
( Mr. Pinnock was admonished for allowing prostitutes to assemble at his house and his license was refused, although apparently renewed upon appeal.)


Known as the HOPE STORES 1877 - 1911

Full licence granted 13.10.1964.

Closed 17.04.1967