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19 TOWER STREET SEDGEFORD LANE WARD FULL LICENCE See CROWN
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/3 (August 1872 to 1956)
Mrs ELIZABETH PIPE of Kings Lynn
EDGAR PHILIP PIPE  
Licensees :
WILLIAM BARWICK 1869 - 1870
Fined 5s with 16s 6d costs for permitting disorderly conduct at his house at quarter to one o'clock on the morning of Saturday 28th August 1869
Fines totalling £2 10s August 1870 - See opposite
Licence refused at licensing session held during the week ending Saturday 3rd September 1870.
THOMAS WHILEY by 1872
Convicted 03.08.1882 of permitting drunkenness - Fine £5
SAMUEL FLEY 18.05.1885
Convicted 28.10.1889 of harbouring prostitutes - £5 fine and costs, with licence endorsed.
EDGAR PHILIP PIPE 09.04.1900



On 28th October it was heard that Samuel Fley had been in the navy for 30 years and hade an "exemplary character"
The police advised that the house was the habitual resort of prostitutes and that Fley had been previously warned regarding the character of his customers.
Fley said that in the four years he had been there he had allowed women of all classes in and out. He was unaware that he was breaking the law and had never been cautioned.

Previously the VICTORIA or QUEEN VICTORIA to 1869

Became the TOWER TAVERN 1869

and then the CROWN by 1903 (Closed c1915)


On Monday 22nd August 1870 William Barwick was summoned before the magistrates by Superintendent Ware of on Thursday 11th August, suffer two common prostitutes to assemble in his house, contrary to the King's Lynn Waterworks Borough Improvement Act 1859.
Prostitute Rose Barker said that she had lived at the TOWER for about a month, paying 1s a week for lodging. Sarah Ann Beavis said she was not an unfortunate, but also resided at the house paying 1s a week. Both ladies admitted that they took men upstairs and paid for the use of the room when they came down.
The Superintendent said that house was used very little for the sale of beer, it was simply a brothel.
In spite of Mr. Barwick saying he had turned out the two ladies, the Bench decided to fine him £1 and costs of £1 10s, which was paid.

On Monday 8th September 1884, Thomas Whiley was summoned to show why he should not contribute to the support of his mother. Mrs. Whiley was in receipt of 2s 6d per week from the fund of the Lynn Union and although se had several sons, Thomas Whiley was the only one in a position to contribute to her support.
Whiley said that he had contributed till recently, but claimed inability to contribute anything since he was hardly making a living.
An order was made for payment of 1s 6d a week.

 

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