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Fountain index
4 BRIGG STREET
RAMPANT HORSE STREET
St. STEPHEN BEERHOUSE
Wine licence from 1896.
CLOSED c1909
TOMPSON to at least 1839
Licensees :
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ESTHER HARRISON
widow
1760 - 1764
JEREMIAH WETHERICK 1810
THOMAS CARTER 1822 - 1836
WILLIAM LAMB 1839
RICHARD GALEY 1842
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BENJAMIN CORRICK 1896 - 1904
FRED COSSEY 1908





With Intended Improvement of Brigg's Street it was advertised that several properties would be sold by auction Friday 29th November 1839.

Lot 1 being a dwelling house and shop occupied by cheesemonger William Slater.
Lot 2, the dwelling house and shop of Watchmaker George Priest along with the adjoining shop of Hatter Mr. J. Orton.

Parts of the above lots to be given up to the Public in effect of the Improvements to Brigg's Street.

Lot 3, the Fountain, public-house standing particularly well for Trade being in the centre of the great thoroughfare and at small expense may be converted into a Retail Spirit Shop, the Cellar being well adapted for Wine Vaults and has entrance from the Street. Let to Messrs. Tompson and occupied by their tenant William Lamb. The tenants having notice to quit at the end of the year.
Lot 4 a House and Shop of Gunsmith Mr. Dyball.

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Lot 17 in a sale of Residences, Good Shops, Malting Offices, Store Vaults, Valuable Building Ground and Cottages held Tuesday 8th June 1845.
Then described as `All that Dwelling-house and Shop, lately a Public House called the FOUNTAIN, fronting Brigg's Street, comprising a private entrance, shop, sitting room, capital arched cellar, two good sized rooms on the first floor and two bedrooms in the upper story, with small yard, in which are a back kitchen and water-closet.'

A beerhouse to 1896 when a wine licence was granted.

Address as Briggs Lane in 1822,
15 Rampant Horse Street in 1904.

It was reported at the 1908 Sessions that there were 15 other licensed houses within 200 yards. `Originally the house was a restaurant, but did not do the business now, and there was very little trade to it. The tenant has to go out to work, leaving his wife in charge of the premises.'

The licence was referred (To Compensation ?).