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3 STEAM MILL ROAD
SOUTHTOWN
St. ANDREWS WARD BEERHOUSE CLOSED 1926
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTER Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 (February 1903 - February 1953)
LACON & Co as given 1819
Licensees :
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HEZEKIAH MARTYN LAYTON 1856 - 1857
(Full) licence application refused Friday 5th September 1856, as were all applications from 14 others.
(Full) licence application refused Friday 4th September 1857, as were all applications from 10 others.
JOHN SYMONDS 1858 - 1859
Fine of £18, including costs 3rd January 1859.
See opposite.
WILLIAM PARMENTER 1861 - 1863
THOMAS BOWLES *1864 - *1865
R KERSEY    (F Kersey?) *1875
FREDERICK KERSEY
(Richard Kersey 1883 & 1886 ?)
1881 - *1888
JAMES GOLDSPRING 1891 - 1900
LOUISA GOLDSPRING 1901
JAMES TYRRELL by 1903
ARTHUR BENJAMIN STEWARD 15.01.1904
JOSEPH COX 14.10.1904
FREDERICK BALDRY 17.11.1905
GILBERT HENRY TAYLOR 11.01.1907
JOSEPH KIPPEN 11.10.1907
ROBERT HENRY MORSE 08.06.1920
ERNEST EDWARD ABBOTT 19.09.1922


Licence application (full) by Hezekiah Layton refused Friday 4th September 1857, the magistrates refusing to hear any application for new licenses.

Lime Kiln Road 1858 and 1865.

Address as Mill Lane in 1883, 1888 & 1891.

On Monday 3rd January 1859, John Symonds was charged on three counts of selling spirits illegally, each offence liable to a £50 fine. He only held a beerhouse licence and on Sunday 21st November 1858 he had served Mrs. J. Sparrow and police Sergeant Hennings with rum. Mrs. Sparrow was the wife of the keeper of the St. ANDREWS HALL beerhouse in Gorleston. She was accompanied by Hennings since they had been searching for an alleged thief and getting very wet had entered the New Bridge Tavern and asked for rum to ward off the cold. The pair each had a glass of rum in the bar and then went into a smaller room where they had three more glasses each. Hennings paid for most of the liquor.
The officer of Excise proved that room numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the house were licensed to sell beer, a bottle of rum had been found in room 3. The defence argued that the bottle was for medicinal purposes only and was only half a pint. Had the amount found in the house been a gallon of gin, rum or brandy then the charges would be valid, but in this case, the spirit had been provided under special circumstances.
Mr. Symonds was advanced in years and asthmatical, if the magistrates were determined to convict, he would be ruined.
Unfortunately it came out in court that Mrs. Sparrow had returned to the house the following Monday morning and had been served more rum.
The Mayor said the bench were unanimous that the charges were proved and fined the defendant £18 including costs. Enforcement was postponed for one week.

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Referred to Compensation 02.03.1926.

Licence renewal refused at the Principal Meeting for the Licensing (Consolidation) Act 1910, held 21st June 1926.

A notice was published 7th August 1926 informing any person due compensation from the closure of the premises, to make their claim by 30th August 1926.

Licence expired 18.10.1926.

Property was sold to a veterinary surgeon.
Later demolished.



See p. 38 of `Gt. Yarmouth Revisited ' pub. 1996