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27 WEST POTTERGATE HEIGHAM BEERHOUSE CLOSED 23.08.1907
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/2 (1894 to 1925)
MORGANS As given 1881, 1892 & 1893
BULLARDS by 1894 & at time of closure - Leasehold (from Herbert Bullard as disclosed October 1906)
Licensees :
   
JAMES WHITE by 1879
HENRY THORPE 03.10.1888
THOMAS SCRUTTON KING 24.11.1891
Unoccupied by May 1892
WALTER R. NEWTON 28.09.1892
WILLIAM SKOYLES to 1894
THOMAS A SMITH 26.06.1894
WILLIAM GIBBS MATTHEWS
fishmonger (Named at beerhouse 27 West Pottergate, 1896)
1896 - 1898
JONATHAN MOORE 08.02.1898
FREDERICK JOHN THOULES to 1902
ALFRED BOAG CLARKE 18.03.1902
ARTHUR EDWARD GRAY
(shopkeeper & beer retailer at 27 West Pottergate in 1904 directory)
27.01.1903
JAMES HENRY WOODS 17.01.1905
Closed August 1907
James Henry Woods (1908)


In 1892 William Gibbs Matthews is a fishmonger at 108 Pottergate Street and 32 St. Benedicts Street.
In 1900 he is recorded at 27 West Pottergate Street and at Foundry Bridge, Prince of Wales Road.

 

For Sale by Auction, Friday, 19th February 1892.
Freehold Public House, Grocer's Shop and Dwelling.
Location given as West Pottergate Street, on the corner of Lawrence Street.

Advertised To Let 4th June 1892. ( and again March, April & May 1893)
Being a Well-fitted Grocer's Shop, with indoor beer licence.
Apply Morgans Brewery Company, Limited, Norwich.


Renewal of licence was opposed but later withdrawn, as reported in the Norfolk Chronicle of 26th August 1893.
Bullards offered to surrender the licences of the West End Stores, Pottergate and that of the Wine Vaults in Crook's Place in order to gain a beerhouse licence for premises situated at 161, Aylsham Road, Hellesdon ( George Gallant occupier).
The application was refused with opposition from Steward & Patteson and the disclosure that the locality was already provided with the Popular Gardens, Prospect House, Windmill, Mile Cross and just off the road, the White Cottage.

To Let April 1898, Pottergate Street.
Apply Bullard & Sons.



Beer On-licence recorded 1906 when the Chief Constable objected to licence renewal as reported in the Norfolk Chronicle of 10th February 1906.
It was said that the premises were used as a shop and that for the past 6 months, no trade had been done on the indoor beer licence. The tenant said that he occasionally got in a dozen bottles of beer, but there was no call for it.
There were said to be 10 other licensed houses within 200 yards.

Licence provisionally refused 7th February 1906 and referred to Compensation.
No objections to closure made at the meeting of Wednesday 13th June 1906.
Closed by Compensation 23rd August 1907.

James Woods is still at this address in 1908.