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St. FAITHS LANE St. PETER PERMOUNTERGATE - CLOSED c1886
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 (1867 -1894)
TOMPSONS Conveyed to Morgans 25th March 1845
MORGANS  
Licensees :
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LAWRENCE DAWES
age 39 in 1851
carver & gilder
(Larrance Dawes 1842 at the GOLDEN LION)
1842 - 1851
SARAH DAWES (45)
publican
1851
EDWARD CHAPMAN by November 1851 - 1854
DANIEL CHAPMAN 1856
E CHAPMAN 1858
HENRY SHORE / SHAW 1859 - 1861
HENRY KING
At the CAMBRIDGE by 1870
by 1865
JOHN HART BOWGEN 12.11.1868
WILLIAM PHILLIPO 05.02.1872
WILLIAM ROBERT HARPER 19.05.1874
THOMAS MARTIN DICKERSON 22.10.1884
JOHN HART BOWGEN 15.05.1885



Benjamin Rule, an employee of the Eastern Counties Railway entered the house, with companions Allen and Penman, at about midnight on Monday 2nd May 1859.
He claimed that he had ordered an ale, but did not drink it. The next thing he knew was waking up at nine o'clock in the morning lying on the floor. All of his money (10s) had been taken, but his watch was safe in his pocket.
When he had first arrived at the house it was very busy and a young woman, Frances Selby was standing near him. At the hearing Saturday 7th May, Mr. Rule accused Selby of using chloroform or some other stupefying drug to render him insensible.
Police constable Rushlough said he had seen Rule sitting on the steps outside the house at about one o'clock. Rule appeared to be the worse for drink and in the company of two girls. He could not swear that Selby was one of them.
Landlord Henry Shore said that he had served Rule with some spirits and water. As the house was being closed, Rule had been found quite insensible in the back yard. With the assistance of the waiter, Shore laid him in one of the back rooms.

At the continuation of hearing on Wednesday 12th May 1859, Frances Selby was committed to trial. She complained of the hardship of being sent to prison for robbing a man she solemnly declared, she had never seen before.

At the Norwich Quarter Sessions held Wednesday 13th July 1859 Benjamin Rule, a detective policeman in the employ of the Eastern Counties Railway Company was criticised for not appearing in court to give evidence against Frances Selby in the ` Alleged Hocussing Case'. It was a great offence committed by Rule against the magistrates not to appear and substantiate the serious charge he had made against Selby. It was a most suspicious case and considering the prosecutor's situation as a detective officer, it deserved investigation.
The Recorder directed that all property found on Selby be returned to her and that she should be liberated at once. The prisoner was discharged.

Given as the GOLDEN LION in 1842


Given as the HOP GATHERERS 1845

24th December 1847 - `There is an entire absence of sewers at the back of King-street, extending from Rose lane to St. Faith's lane. In this thickly populated district, there are no drains, but what the surface of the soil affords. The refuse water accumulates at the bottom of St. Faith's lane, opposite the Hop Pole Tavern, in large open ditches, where it stagnates.....'

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Licence of Lawrence Dawes objected to by the Magistrates at September 1851 Sessions. Reasons being that it was a disorderly house and dangerous to the neighbourhood from the practice of letting of rockets and other fireworks. The licence was renewed upon the news that Mr. Dawes was about to quit the house.

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Edward Chapman, for many years Coachman to R. H. Gurney, Esq., announced 8th November 1851 that he had taken the Inn.

Image thanks to Bill Atkins 09.2010
A quart mug bearing the name of W R Harper.
Image thanks to Bill Atkins.



Licence dropped 1886

 

 

 

House no. 24 on 1845 Magistrates list