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25 St GILES STREET St GILES FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1904
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
UNDERWOOD  
HILLS & UNDERWOOD  
WILLIAM SAMUEL TIDMAN 1879
WILLIAM RICHARD ALEXANDER COLE 1884
COLEMAN & Co 1891
Licensees :
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WILLIAM DURRANT
age 62 in 1851
Died April 1854
See opposite.
1830 - 1854
AUGUSTUS FOSTER & SON 1854 - 1856
GEORGE FOSTER 1858 - 1859
MARY DURRANT
(DANIEL DURRANT at the TAP)
1861
Miss ANN HARRIS by 1865
THOMAS JAY 11.10.1867
Convicted 23.08.1875 of keeping open out of hours -
Fine of £3 plus 17/6d costs.
WILLIAM SAMUEL TIDMAN
(Earlier at the Belle Vue - Cromer)
18.05.1877
WILLIAM ALEXANDER COLE 12.02.1884
WILLIAM HENRY JONES 06.10.1886
WILLIAM RICHARD ALEXANDER COLE 25.06.1889
GEORGE ELDEN BURRELL 30.06.1891
MICHAEL REDGRAVE 28.06.1892
HENRY LEWIS CLARKE 23.03.1897
JOHN W. NIGHTINGALE 10.10.1898
FRED TOM MORGAN 17.12.1901

 
On Thursday 20th October 1853, the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury, who had been at the Lent and Summer Assizes, gave a most elegant dinner, to thank the Sheriff for his hospitality, and it reflected the greatest credit upon the Norfolk Hotel establishment.
First course.
Soups, swan giblet, julienne, fish, turbot, codfish, smelts, soles, stewed eels.
Second course.
Swans, haunches of mutton, saddles of mutton, turkey poults, (roast and boiled), roast beef, stewed beef, breast of veal (stewed), pigeon pies, hams, tongues.
Entrées.
Champignons à Pitalienné, croquettes de bœuf, rognons sauté au vin de champagne, sweetbreads à la fricassée, homard fricassé, patés aux huitres, céleri étuvé, curry of fowls.
Third course.
Pheasants, partridges, leverets, snipes.
Sweets.
Jellies, trifles, tipsy cakes, blanc-manges, vanille creams, bavaroise en gelée, charlotte russe, ice puddings, cabinet and plum puddings, tarts, taurts, omelets.
Wines.
Champagne, Moselle, Bucellas, Sherry, Port.
Dessert.
Melons, grapes, ornamented cakes, crystallized fruit, preserved ginger, filberts, apples, pears, dried fruits, ices, pine-apple, strawberry, ginger.

Those attending included, the foreman of the Summer Assizes, the Mayor, several magistrates, the Governor and Deputy Governor of the Court of Guardians and several friends of the Sheriff.
The evening passed most harmoniously.
 



Formerly the WOOLPACK (17thC to 1814)

The Fakenham Provident Society collected their Quarterly Subscriptions here Tuesday 6th February 1816.

In 1830 the coaches the DAY and the PHENOMENA left daily at
6:45 am for London. The MONARCH followed at 3:45pm.
The TIMES left for Holt every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 2:45pm and for Bungay & Halesworth daily (except Sunday) at 3:45pm. The PILOT left for Lowestoft, every day except Sunday & Tuesday at 2:45pm.The NELSON departed for Fakenham, Burnham & Wells on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 3:45pm,  The RISING SUN, ORIGINAL TIMES, ROYAL MAIL and the DART also departed for different parts of the County from this house.

The NORFOLK TAP is described in Steward & Patteson documents as a freehouse first supplied during the year 1839 to 1840.

Address as St Giles Broad Street in 1845.
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In November 1851 the Directors of the Eastern Counties Railway appointed Mr. Spanton of the BELL HOTEL to provide Omnibuses, Cabs, &c. for conveying Passengers to and from the Stations - November 1851.
The Proprietors of the NORFOLK HOTEL and the ROYAL HOTEL informed that, notwithstanding recent arrangements made by the Eastern Counties Railway Company, they would continue to convey passengers at the usual fares. They also stated that although they would no longer be able to stand in the Station Yard, they would await outside the Station Gates and convey to any part of the City, Free of Charge.


William Durrant thanked his Neighbours and Friends, 29th May 1852, for their assistance at the late unfortunate fire and that owing to their exertions, he could afford uninterrupted accommodation to his patrons.
Apparently the fire had attracted a great deal of public attention and the Watch Committee instituted an official enquiry into the events. There had been exaggerated and contradictory rumours concerning the event. It was confirmed that there was a PLENTIFUL supply of water, but it was from underground and so as practical a supply as from the Lakenham reservoir. The Despotic Authority on the part of Mr. Dunne, superintendant of police, towards Mr. Dalrymple of the Water Works Company was to be regretted, the confession of which rebounds to his honour.
One thing evident being that following the increase in new rates for water supply, the promised ample supply all over the City, at high pressure, day and night, had not been achieved, and that it would be months hence before arrangements would be complete.

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On Tuesday 17th May 1853 Mr. Durrant appeared in Court for refusing to pay the recently levied General District Rate. After much legal argument he, and two other protesting businessmen, were ordered to pay the outstanding debt.

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On 29th April 1854, the family of the late William Durrant informed the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry and Agriculturalists that the family was about to be superseded in the management of the house by Messrs. Foster & Son of Penrith, Cumberland.

On 6th May 1854 it was confirmed that Messrs. Foster & Son had taken the Business and a thorough repair, alteration and improvement was being carried out.
The Posting and Funeral Business would receive close attention.

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On 23rd June 1855, Mrs Augusta Foster advertised for an Under Chambermaid and also a Nurserymaid, of about 25 years old.

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Same as the NORFOLK COMMERCIAL INN 1865?

NORFOLK HOTEL
1814 to 1898

Once the headquarters of the Conservative Party.

Demolished 09.02.1904 and the site was included within that of the new theatre - Known for may years as the Hippodrome.
(In turn demolished to become a multi-storey car park).

Licence dropped 1904