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80 OAK STREET St. MARTIN AT OAK FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1907
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/2 (1867 to 1925)
St. GEORGES BREWERY (Westons) Sold to Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs at auction Thursday 18th August 1864.
YOUNGS & Co to closure 1907
Licensees :
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WILLIAM EWING 1806 - 1807
JOHN BACON 1810 - 1836
Mrs HANNAH BACON
age 68 in 1841
1839 - 1846
JAMES BAKER
age 41 in 1851
& butcher
by 1850
ROBERT JOHN ARTHURTON
age 28 in 1891
26.09.1884


Probably the same as TOM OF BEDLAM (1745 - 1764)

Also as the BEDLAM & STAR OF BETHLEHEM.

The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)

As MAD BESS by 1784 to 25.10.1867.

Given as at St. Martins in 1845.

Robert Arthurton also operated as a Contractor and General Carter.

At the 1906 Licensing Sessions Inspector Cooper said that this was an old house, structurally deficient for the requirements of the licensed trade. He added that the tenant was extensively engaged as a job master and did not give proper supervision.
There were 15 other (licensed) houses within 200 yards.

Licence provisionally refused 07.02.1906 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 23.08.1907.