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RED LION STREET St. STEPHEN FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1929
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/3  (1867 - 1953)
CLARE as given 1867
JAMES GAGE SNELLING as given 1926
WILLIAM OLDFIELD SNELLING &
ARTHUR THOMAS SNELLING
c 1903
Licensees :
MARY HARMER
according to Pigot
1839
JAMES RUSHMORE
according to Robson
1839
Mr. BERRY
(Vine Tavern ?)
1840
WILLIAM WHITE 1841 - 1842
WILLIAM PHILLIPS 10.09.1845
RICHARD DEBNEY
age 25 in 1851
& currier
by 1851 - 1856
CHARLES BARBER 1858
RICHARD DANIELS 1859
JOHN HAMMOND 1861 - 1864
THOMAS SMITH
see below
to 1864
SOPHIA COOPER
see below
29.03.1864
WILLIAM CAMPLING by 1867
GEORGE DEATH 14.03.1868
JOHN SMITH 24.07.1868
Became a shop from 1870
ARTHUR THOMAS SNELLING 10.10.1899
to 1929?

John Hammond is given as licensee in directories to 1864, however the licence was reported to have been transferred from Thomas Smith to Sophia Cooper on Tuesday 29th March 1864. No other record yet found to place either Smith or Cooper at this house. House yet to be identified in 1865 directory. William Campling is given in 1867 licence register as licensee.
It is possible that John Hammond was acting as a manager for Thomas Smith and then Sophia Cooper.



A new licence was granted for this house 10th September 1845, although it appears to have been operating from at least 1839 as a beerhouse.

On Monday 11th May 1840 the well-accustomed Freehold Public-house known as the VINE TAVERN, occupied by Mr. Berry was offered for sale by auction. The adjoining Stable also included in the lot, was in occupation of Mr. James Clare, a family name which continues to be associated with the house to at least 1867.

On Sunday 16th May 1841, at between two and three o'clock in the morning, Susan Weavers and Mary Ann Watts fought each other whilst under the influence of drink. On the following Wednesday it was heard that the house was often complained of and the landlord, Mr. White was sent for, but he was not at home. The ladies were ordered to pay 2s for their summons.

To let with immediate possession September 1860.
Apply Messrs. Seaman, Grimmer & Co., Norwich.


Listed 1865, 1867 & 1868 as the CORNER STORES.

Advertised To Let with Immediate Possession - October 1860.
Apply Messrs. seaman, Grimmer and Co., Norwich.

On Saturday 14th March 1868, before the magistrates, it was heard that transfer of licence from Mr. Campling to Mr. Death had been refused at the previous application. Armed with testimonials from the vicar, curate, churchwardens and several of the principal inhabitants of Stowmarket, where Mr. Campling had previously run the White Lion, the magistrates consented to sign the transfer. House identified as the CORNER.

Given as the CORNER HOUSE in 1869.

The licence was dropped in 1870 and became a general shop.

In 1899 a new 6 day licence was issued, to be dropped again in 1929.

Not included on 1845 Magistrates list