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THREE TUNS THORPE St. ANDREW T Index Thorpe
Three Tuns
YARMOUTH ROAD BLOFIELD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE See THORPE GARDENS
   BLOFIELD, TAVERHAM & WALSHAM REGISTERS taken 17thSeptember 1794
Licensees :
JOHN BORE 1783
ROBERT CATTERMOUL 1794 - 1811
  -
WILLIAM LAKE HINSBY
(as Hingsby 1830)
1830 - 1836
JOHN WARD 1838 - 1839
ROBERT CATTERMOLE 1840 - 1846
THOMAS JOSEPH CATTERMOLE 1850
ROBERT CATTERMOLE
age 45 
*1851
MARY CATTERMOLE
age 53 in 1854
1854 - 1865
CHARLES MILLER 1867 - 1868
JOHN HART 1869 - 1879


John Hinsby, father of William, died 2nd August 1833, aged 91. `An honest, industrious and deserving man, the oldest hotpressor in the city.'


(Fred Phillips said to have been a previous licensee - but no dates found.
It appears that Fred performed at the Adelphi Theatre, which adjoined the TUNS. - See BOARS HEAD, St Stephens.)

15th century building.

Featured a `Priest's Hole' and a hidden staircase.

Known as HINSBYS GARDENS during the early 1800's, found as THORPE GARDENS in 1813.

As the TUNS, RURAL TEA GARDENS 1838.

On Monday and Tuesday 8th and 9th October 1838, the Household Furniture of Mr. John Ward was to be sold by auction since he was changing his residence.
Included in the sale were beds, tables, pier glass in curious carved frames, 6 dozen mahogany and other chairs, an excellent timepiece by Russell, 20 dozen tumblers, beakers and wine glasses, decanters, 100 quart and pint pewter pots, 250 pint and quart blue and white earthen mugs, dinner and desert sets, 600 cups and saucers, 1 dozen teapots.......... a superior 4-foot lathe with 96 rests, drills, chucks, gouges, &c, &c.

So although Mr. Ward is listed as occupant in 1839 (Pigot), he may well have left by the end of October 1838.

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R. Cattermoul thanked his numerous Patrons May 1840 and informed that a Grand Regatta would be held at the RURAL GARDENS, Thursday 4th June 1840.

In a notification published 14th November 1840, the Tithe Commissioners advised that the first meeting to ascertain and award the total sum to be paid by way of Rent Charge, for the Parish of Thorpe Next Norwich, with the Hamlet of Thorpe annexed, would be held on 24th November 1840 at the TUNS, otherwise the BLUE BOAR INN, in the said Parish. <See bottom of page>

As CATTERMOLES GARDENS in 1840's and 1850's.
An amateur rowing match being held here 7th September 1843.

Following the issue of 437 licenses 8th & 9th September 1846, the Magistrates enjoyed the dining and very splendid entertainment at Mr. Cattermoul's Gardens, Thorpe.

The Norfolk and Norwich Rowing Club gave a dinner here, CATTERMOLE'S INN,  Friday 24th September 1847 to congratulate Mr. T. B. Wigham and Mr. J. L. Barber upon having completed the Extraordinary Feat of Rowing from Havre to Paris and back.

During the summer of 1850, Mr. Warner's (late trumpet-major of the 8th Hussars) own band was due to play excellent music under his able leadership and conduct.

Mary Cattermole confirmed 20th May 1854 that she would continue with the business of her late husband.
Dinners, Luncheons and Teas would be provided at the shortest notice and Mr. Widdow's Celebrated Saxhorn Band would be in attendance every Wednesday evening during the Season.
The Victoria Steam Boat would operated back and forth from the Foundry Bridge every Sunday and Wednesday, being available for Picnic Parties on other days.
Property named the THORPE GARDENS

The THREE TUNS INN, or THORPE GARDENS, with upwards of Five Acres of Land, for many years occupied by Mrs. Cattermole, offered To Let, December 1866 with early possession if desired.
Apply Youngs, Crawshay and Youngs, Crown Brewery, King Street, Norwich.

Hannah Miller of the THREE TUNS, charged Sabina Battleday, a single woman of Thorpe St. Andrew, of abuse and slander Saturday 5th October 1867. The case was dismissed but then the charges were reversed and the cross summons shared the same fate.

Officially became THORPE GARDENS 01.09.1879.

Later (1969) the BOAT & BOTTLE, then the
RUSHCUTTERS (1985).

External sign shows running boar and title HET VARKE,
Dutch for THE BOAR. Date and origin of sign unknown.