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7 DUKE STREET
PALACE YARD
St. JOHN MADDERMARKET   CLOSED 29.03.1968
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
FREE TRADE Supplied by Steward & Co November 1844 to 1846.
BULLARDS as given 1867
YOUNGS & Co by 1872
BULLARDS 1958
Licensees :
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PEEL HOWARD
coachman in 1760
labourer in 1763
1760 - 1764
WILLIAM DUFFIELD
Died 06.09.1781
to 1781
Mrs. DUFFIELD
widow
1781 - 1798
 JOHN TALLACK 1802
WILLIAM WICKS 1806 - 1830
WILLIAM CULYER 1836 - 1839
JOSEPH KEMP 1842
WILLIAM FILBY
age 47 in 1851
1843 - 1853
JOHN SNOWLING by 1854
J CROSSLEY
(Not shown in Licence Registers)
(1877)
ROBERT SAMUEL WALTER LONG 02.04.1878
MATILDA HONOR LONG 29.03.1889
NELSON SILLETT 29.09.1890
RONALD EDWARD DUNN 08.05.1900
EDWARD PERCY RAWLINS 29.08.1905
THOMAS HENRY CULLEEN 05.04.1907
WILLIAM WALTER PEGG 16.06.1908
WILLIAM GEORGE WARD 05.04.1910
DONALD LATHAN 16.01.1912
CHARLES FRANCIS GREENFIELD 05.04.1930
to closure ?




House no. 258 on 1845 Magistrates list.

c1960 - norfolkpubs.co.uk
c1960

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)


Mr. Polito announced that the last showing in Norwich of his Menagerie would take place on the evening of 18th January 1804 at the DUKES PALACE. it would then remove to Yarmouth. His Valuable Collection included Foreign Animals and Curious Birds and had just taken delivery of a fine Young Satyr, of the first class.

Given 1836, as the PALACE INN.

On Monday 9th October 1843, the worthy host, Mr. Filby provided admirable arrangements and quality wine for the twelve anniversary dinner of the truly Conservative society, the Eldon Loyal & Constitutional Club. In the unavoidable absence of the worthy President, Mr. W. Wicks, in consequence of a severe domestic affliction, the Vice President occupied the chair.

For Sale by Auction Wednesday 22nd December 1852.
In the occupation of William Filby and containing a large Dining-room, 3 Sitting-rooms, 9 Bed-rooms, convenient Bar, Tap-room, Water-closet, Wine, Beer and Coal Cellars. Stabling for 20 horses - Large Yard.
Old-established Inn, Freehold.

Part of the Household Furniture of Mr. William Filby was sold by Auction, Tuesday 21st June 1853 since he was about to remove to the EAGLE INN, East Dereham.


All the Superior Furniture & Effects of Mr. William Wicks were for sale by auction Wednesday 23rd February 1853 at the Dukes Palace, upon the instructions from the Trustee, under a Deed of Assignment.
The sale included four-post and other beds, mahogany furniture including chests, tables, chairs and drawers; carpets, rugs, brass and other fenders and irons; damask curtains, a pair of Cary's 16 inch globes, articles of plate, about 200 volumes of books; an eight day time-piece by Bennett, copper utensils, tea ware, glass and china.........
(On 15th February 1853, Schoolmaster of St. John Maddermarket, William Wicks, had assigned all his personal Estate and Effects to Thomas Cousins, Leather Cutter, for the equal benefit of all Creditors of William Wicks and the indenture was to be executed within three months of that date.)

August 1858 - An Omnibus departed the Inn for Aylsham and Cromer, every day at ten minutes past Six a.m. and returned from Cromer at Four o'clock punctually. Return fare, 5s, inside or out.

2nd September 1861 - John Snowling was fined 20s and costs for allowing a cab to ply for hire without a licence. Driver George Bradfield was fined 5s and costs, or ten days imprisonment, for driving an unlicensed cab. Thomas Sumpter, also a cab driver in the employ of Mr. Snowling was charged with furious driving. He had been driving a fly which collided with the basket-cart driven by Samuel Goddard. Mr Goddard said that Sumpter was driving at about twelve miles per hour. Passenger in the fly, Mrs. Spatchett, got out after the collision and refused to proceed any further, she had a suspicion that Spatchett was not quite sober. Spatchett was fined 10s and costs; in default, to be imprisoned for a month.

An application was made Saturday 22nd August 1891, by Nelson Sillett, for a music and singing licence for the bar parlour and top and bottom bars in order to accommodate pleasure parties, returning from their outings. The Chief Constable thought that a licence was needed for the hotel part of the premises, but not for the bottom bar. The licence was granted on those terms.


The DUKES PALACE was demolished in the late 1960's to make way for a multi-storey car park.

The car park was demolished August 2002.... to make way for a bigger car park....... which in turn needed structural repairs by 2014...


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Henry Wellington Riom appeared before the Court of Insolvent Debtors 31st October 1842.
He was described as formerly of Burnham Westgate, Superintendant of Police; then of Swaffham, Relieving Officer of the Swaffham Union; then of Lynn Regis, Wine, Spirit, Corn, Coal and Stone Merchant; then of Lambeth, Surrey, first out of business, afterwards an Accountant; then of Braintree, Superintendant of Essex Constabulary; then of the Duke's Palace, Norwich and during part of the same time residing at Foulsham, occasionally employed as an Attorney's Clerk, otherwise unemployed; late of Foulsham, first a Stationer, Bookbinder, Grocer and Tea Dealer, since a Stationer, Bookbinder and Tobacconist.