NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES norfolkpubs.co.uk
NORFOLK NORWICH GT. YARMOUTH KINGS LYNN NAME SEARCH PUBLICATIONS LINKS MYSTERY HOME
HOB IN THE WELL KINGS LYNN index
LITTLEPORT STREET PARADISE WARD FULL LICENCE -
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/4 ( August 1872 to 1965 )
EYRES  

HOB IN THE WELL - Oct 2002 - Image by P. Selwood.

MILLER  
BENTLEY  
HENRY MORGAN of Norwich
MORGANS  
Borough Corporation of Kings Lynn
EYRES  
MORGANS  
BULLARDS 07.11.1961
WATNEY MANN  
  FREEHOUSE  
Licensees :
WILLIAM RIDDLE 1822
WILLIAM REDELL 1830
EDWARD BROADWAY 1836 - 1839
JAMES PEGG
age 51 in 1851
1845 - 1851
SAMUEL MACE 1854
ROBERT CHAPMAN by 1856
Monday 16th May 1864 - Fine of 6s 1d in costs plus a caution for having his house open at improper hours, the day before.
GEORGE CHAPMAN 23.11.1874
JOHN WEBSTER 01.05.1882
WILLIAM JAMES RUSH 27.06.1887
ALBERT STRAWSON 08.08.1887
ROBERT WHITE 04.01.1897
JAMES WILLIAM BARNES 26.07.1897
ALBERT EDWARD FOUNTAIN 11.10.1897
ALFRED WILLIAM WALKER 16.05.1898
ERNEST FREDERICK PLAYFORD 15.10.1900
MARSHALL BEAUMONT 02.10.1922
JOHN GODFREY CHURCH 07.04.1924
KENNETH T. CHURCH 05.01.1959
MARIE & JOHN QUALTERS 1970's
-  

Said to be in existence in 1796.
Listed 1803.

Name comes from a 18thC play, in which a messenger boy, acting for a pair of lovers, is thrown into a well by a `wicked uncle'.

It is recorded that barmaid Sarah Hipkin was admired by a pair of fishermen, both of whom worked on the fishing smack the ` Saucy Kate'. Jealousy got the better of Mordecai Baxter and he threw his rival, Obadiah Rix overboard. Mr. Baxter later paid the `full penalty for his crime'.

It was confirmed at a meeting of the Corporation, October 1850, that Messrs. Everard & Co. had taken out a lease for 10 years, at the annual rent of £30. The company had been in possession of the house `for many years' and had been built by them at a ground rent to the Corporation of £4 per annum.

Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
170 Barrels of beer
61 spirits

The c1964 sign