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112 KING STREET
ROW 130
NELSON WARD FULL LICENCE -
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 ( February 1903 - February 1953 ) & PS 18/14/2 ( 1953 - 1973 ) & PS 18/14/3 ( 1973 - 1980 )
FREE TRADE (?) 1819
HARPER 1824
LACONS  
WHITBREAD  
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Licensees :
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PETER NELSON 1781
WILLIAM GOOCH 25.03.1783
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MARY FORDER
( Fodder 1819 )
1819 - 1824
BENJAMIN HOWES 1830 - 1836
WILLIAM HOWES 1839 - 1890
THOMAS TYRRELL
age 64
1891
HORACE HOWES 1892 - 1896
THOMAS SEWELL CROME by 1900
EVELYN MAY HARRUP 07.02.1936
SIDNEY POWELL 01.12.1936
SIDNEY WILLIAM BUCKLE 21.10.1941
HARRY BURGESS 12.12.1944
GEORGE WYNNE 11.12.1945
PATRICIA LOUISA WYNNE ( Wymer ?? ) 08.02.1957
ALBERT EDWIN JETTEN 21.04.1959
JOHN RICHARD McBRIDE 07.06.1960
CYRIL ERNEST HYDE 26.07.1966
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1986 - Image by Ken Chapman 
Formerly the house of James Symonds, merchant.

An inn from about 1740.

Given as the White Lion Brewhouse in November 1783, when occupant William Gooch was declared bankrupt and offered For Sale by Auction Thursday 27th November 1783.
 "Late in the occupation of Mr. Gooch, held on a 21year lease from Lady Day, 1783, a a ground rent of £10 a year.
Also Mr. Gooch's Interest in a Malthouse, Storehouses and in Twenty good accustomed Drawing Houses, the greater Part of them under Lease for twenty-one Years.
In excellent repair and very commodious having been established upwards of forty Years and in full Trade and high Repute and most conveniently situated for the Ship Trade in the Roads."

Said to be the oldest surviving domestic building in Gt. Yarmouth.
Pine panelling behind the bar dates from 16thC - the earliest local example.

Given as the OLD WHITE LION in 1822.

The 1848 will of Mary Forder bequeathed the property to her daughter Martha.

Closed for the duration of the war according to a letter dated 06.10.1941.
Reopened 11.12.1945.

Location given as on the corner of Nottingham Way in 1959.

One of 250 `Selected favourite Whitbread pubs - 1974.'

Also found as YE OLD WHITE LION.

Reopened late 1996 following a lengthy closure.