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64 LOWER WESTWICK STREET St. SWITHIN BEERHOUSE CLOSED 1936
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4  (1867 - 1965)
STEWARD & Co Freehold owned by Steward, Patteson & Steward
Licensees :
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JOHN RINGWOOD
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
FRANCIS BLANCHFLOWER
(also Charles Story - coal seller at the Drum)
1810
..... 1811
JAMES MOORE 1830
EDMUND HOLMES 1836 - 1868
Mrs. REBECCA FOX by 11.1870
WILLIAM PARSONS *1883
Mrs CHARLOTTE PARSONS 1888 - 1890
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A. H. BRIGHTWELL 04.12.1894
W. F. PAGE 10.1897
S SAWYER 08.1898
JOSHUA GEORGE PARKE
(from 08.05.1900 in Licence register)
03.1900
ELIZABETH PARKE 05.04.1921
FREDERICK HAGG 04.10.1927
Convicted 19.10.1928 of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 or 13 days detention.
Convicted 23.12.1932 of selling out of hours.
Fine £5 or 1 months detention.


House No. 210 on 1845 Magistrates list

On Sunday 15th May 1853 Mr. Holmes was in his gig on the Thorpe Road. He was annoyed by three men who threw stones at him. He drove off at a rapid pace and met police-constable Adcock and they returned to the scene. Adcock attempted to take Burke into custody but a knife was drawn. Adcock knocked the knife from Burke's grasp but was in turn assaulted by Burke's companions. Burke had tied two stones to his neck-scarf and attempted to strike the officer with the formidable weapon. The officer parried the blows with his staff and in self-defence struck his assailant on the head. Burke's companions then made their escape. Mr. Holmes had driven off for assistance and returned with sergeant Futter and Burke was easily arrested with a severe head wound which bled profusely.

Edmund Holmes gave evidence against James Burke ` an ill-looking fellow and notorious character ' who was accused of attempting to stab, and having assaulted, a police constable. The trial took place on Monday May 16th 1853 and the accused admitted the assault but thought that he had paid for his crime by being `knocked down like a bullock' by the staff of the policeman. The Mayor issued a fine of £5, including costs, in default he would suffer jail for one month's hard labour. (A most inadequate punishment for such a ruffian). After he was removed from court he swore he would murder the policeman.

Full licence refused Tuesday 27th August 1867, business continued as a beerhouse.

Licence surrendered 16.06.1936.

Licence of this house and the SHUTTLES removed to the
HEATH HOUSE.

Property sold August 1938.