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Licensees :
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THOMAS LOCKETT 1806
Mrs LOCKETT 1812 - 1820
Mr LOCKETT 1833
   



  The somewhat extensive premises, known as the COFFEE HOUSE TAP, Surrey Street, were advertised To Let, February 1860. Described as well adapted for Warehouse or Auction Rooms. Apply 64 High Street, Lynn.  
     



Stood on the South West corner of Surrey Street and High Street.

Also given as LOCKETT'S COFFEE HOUSE.

As Mrs LOCKETTS in 1812 playbill.

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Mr. Bullock's extensive Museum of Natural History and Production of the Fine Arts was exhibited in the Large Room of Mr. Lockett's Coffee House, High Street, during February 1812.
The Collection made at an Expense of upwards of Twenty-five Thousand Pounds and several years of unremitting and arduous research being impossible to convey within the limits of an advertisement.
Included were the most Rare Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects and Shells from every part of the habitable globe, prepared to appear as when alive......
The Quadrupeds difficult or impossible to bring from their native states, the Birds, upwards of 1200 species, from Ostrich to Humming Bird, most rare and beautiful.....
The Reptiles, all types of dangerous Serpents from the common Viper to the 32 feet long Boa; and of the Lizard from Chameleon to the formidable Crocodile and Alligator.
The Foreign Curiosities included many articles identical to those collected by Captain Cook. Works of Art included Sculpture in Marble, Carvings in Ivory and Wood and Models in Rice Paste...
Admission One Shilling each and tickets for the duration of the exhibition, Five Shillings.
Already having been exhibited in London where One Hundred and Ninety-Five Thousand Persons attended.
A Superb Building then being erected by the Government, opposite the end of Old Bond Street, Piccadilly, London, for its permanent establishment.

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The Fakenham Provident Society collected their Quarterly Subscriptions here Friday 9th February 1816.

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Offered to let 9th September 1820
` For fourteen years, All that capital Messuage known by the name of the Coffee-house, situated at the corner of High-street, next the Tuesday Market Place, lately in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Lockett, deceased, and now of Mrs. Lockett, with a retail liquor shop, tap room, and extensive warehouses, all attached, and retail wine and spirit trade has been carried on many years. This house is not confined to any wine or spirit merchant, nor common brewer; and possession will be given Michaelmas next, if required.'

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Mentioned 1821.

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The Opening Dinner of Mr. Lockett was held Friday 29th November 1833. A highly respectable party sat down to an excellent dinner at four o'clock. Song and sentiment, wit and conviviality, followed in such agreeable succession, that "the rosy fingered morn was well nigh on tip-toe in the east", before the much delighted party finally separated.

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By 1836 called the FREEMASONS COFFEE TAVERN

Later the FREEMASONS TAVERN.

Seems to be the same as the CORN EXCHANGE TAVERN ?
(Only found 1852-4)