|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES|
The ANGEL to 1577
given as the CROWN 1577, 1760 & as the
CROWN TAVERN 1830, 1846, 1882 1865 & 1888.
Described January 1735 as a `very commodious inn well situated in the Trading part of the town near the Great Church and the Saturday Market.'
Probably same as the CROWN INN offered to let 16th April 1743, then in the occupation of Mr. Robert Noak.
Address given as 8 Church Street in 1836 & 1845.
as 9 Church Street 1846
Later as 10 Church Street.
Martha Seaman, daughter of the keeper of the Church Street Crown Tap died Friday 15th March 1867. A verdict of `Death from apoplexy, occasioned by disease of the heart' was given at the inquest held at the Town Hall.
The house is advertised in Fiddaman's price list of 1883 giving George Heckford as `the efficient manager, late of the Salisbury Hotel, London.'
A commercial dinner was offered, served daily at 1:15pm.
On Tuesdays a Market Dinner was offered -
" Soup or fish, poultry, joints, sweets, cheese & ale at 2/6d per head ".
The billiard table was said to be refitted with new improved cushions.
Headquarters of the Tory Party c1884.
No application made for licence renewal 24th August 1891.
( Site became Johnson & Sons Garages )