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HENSTEAD
HUMBLEYARD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
FOREHOE HUNDRED REGISTERS taken 12thSeptember 1794
Transferred c1903 to TAVERHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 9/8/1 to PS 9/8/3 (31 Aug 1872 - 1957) note:1887 to 1903 missing
Freehouse

Only supplied by Steward & Patteson during the years 1848 to 1850

BULLARDS

  

WATNEY MANN    
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FREEHOUSE ( Bowlers) by 1996 - ( Dog ) by 1997
RESTAURANT CHESTERS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT by 2000
- The Dog by June 2009
Licensees :
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ROBERT DYE 1794
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PETER BROWNE ( senior )
( Described as bricklayer in 1820 will )
c1820 - 1825
PETER BROWN 1836 - 1850
FREDERICK BROWN
age 29
1851
JOHN SAWYER 06.04.1852
CHARLES MILLS 1856
EDWARD TURNER
( licence renewed 06.04.1865 )
1858 - 1892
WILLIAM ANNESS PAGE 1896
Mrs MARIE ALBERTINE PAGE by 1900
JAMES WILLIAM ANDREWS 01.01.1909
DANIEL CHIPPERFIELD 06.01.1917
CHARLES EDWARD SPEED 20.11.1920
HERBERT ALFRED DAVY 08.10.1927
GERALD ROBERT SPRATT 12.05.1951
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ALEX WALPOLE & AMIEE June 2009
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The will of Peter Browne ( senior ) was written 26th May 1820 and probate was granted July 1825.
The will refers to the Swardeston Dog estate as one "lately purchased by me" and gives it to his wife Honour (or Honor) for life.  The Will expresses the desire that the lease of the house be offered to his son Peter - and, if he declines, to son Robert instead.

It also appears that the Conveyance of the premises to Peter contained a covenant by him to pay Mary Allinson ( Atkinson ? ) four shillings per week for the term of her life; perhaps a relative or possibly the previous owner/occupant and this was to be a form of pension for her?

Thanks to Timothy Nunns for the above info.

The sign of the Dog - Swardeston c1910
c1910

Grade II listed building dating from 18th C.

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Lot No. 1 in the sale by auction of the estate of the late Peter Browne.
The sale to take place at the Royal Hotel, Norwich,
Saturday 13th April 1850 at 4:00pm.
`All that substantially built, long established, and
EXCELLENT PUBLIC INN
Known as the DOG,
With Stables, and other convenient Outbuildings, and extensive and well planted Orchard and Garden, and good Yard, situate in Swardestone, Four miles from Norwich, and adjoining the Turnpike Road leading from Norwich to Mulbarton.
A right of Common over the Common of Swardestone belonging to the said lot.
Copyhold to the Manor of Gowthorpe.

Renamed BOWLERS May 1996
Closed Friday 09.08.1997

Reopened as the DOG 04.11.1997

CHESTERS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT by 2000

Closed November 2007 following a fire.
( Beam above fireplace smouldered for several days before igniting )

Reopened as the DOG 8th June 2009.

 

Observed to be closed, empty and for sale July 2014.