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St. JOHN MADDERMARKET - CLOSED c1873
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 ( 1867 to 1894 )
WILLIAM METCALF Owner 1805 : Residing at St Michael Coslany, Norwich.
CRAWSHAY as given 1845
YOUNGS & Co 1867
JAMES CHAMBERLAIN 1872
WILLIAM LIVOCK of St. George Tombland, 1873
Licensees :
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JOHN MURRELL to 1743
JAMES HUNT from October 1743
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PALGRAVE WELTON 1761
FRANCIS METCALF 1783 - 1798
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ISAAC LOVELL
At New Lobster 1810
1805 - 1807
WILLIAM COUSENS 1822
STEPHEN SWANN 1830 - 1836
HANNAH SWAN / SWANN 1839 - 1848
ROBERT FIDDAMAN
age 50 in 1851
also as Fidderman & Fiddeman
1850 - 1854
JOHN AMIES by 1856
JAMES CHAMBERLAIN 07.01.1873
WILLIAM LIVOCK 18.03.1873
WILLIAM GODSALL 05.10.1874


It was announced 29th October 1743 that Mr John Murrell, formerly of the LOBSTER, St John Maddermarket,  had moved to the MAIDS HEAD AND LOBSTER, near the Old Broad Row, Gt. Yarmouth.

The house was engaged for Freeholders, the Friends of Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas William Coke, Esq. on Wednesday 14th April 1784, being the Day of Election. (One of 53 such houses in Norwich)


The LOBSTER, that extremely good and well-accustomed was offered for sale by auction on Monday 30th January 1804. It was described as a very valuable and good accustomed Public-house.
Offered To Let July 1804.
Still for sale November 1805. Then in occupation of Mr. Lovewell as a tenant by the year.

Mrs. Swann, landlady of the LOBSTER was knocked over by a fly as she walked along London Street, Thursday 7th September 1848. The wheels passed over her and she was quickly conveyed to a medical gentleman. It was reported that she sustained no material injury.

It appears that the licence was transferred in 1873
to the BANK STORES, Tombland.

By 1898 the BANK STORES had become the BEAUFORT HOTEL.

 

House No. 263 on 1845 Magistrates list ( Old Lobster )