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OLD MUSIC HOUSE NORWICH O index
167 KING STREET St ETHELDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 12.11.1932
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 ( 1867 to 1894 )
YOUNGS & Co   
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS    
Licensees :
SAMUEL PALLANT
waterman
1760 - 1763
Mrs PALLANT
widow
1783
SUSAN THOMPSON 1810 - 1811
W. BOWERS 1822
HARMAN DUNHAM
( as Harman Dunham senior 1846 )
age 56 in 1851
1830 - 1858
ELIZABETH OLIVER
age 42 in 1861
1859 - 1865
GEORGE BUSH
age  30 in 1871
( died Q1 1876 - age 35 )
by 1866
ANNA MARIA BUSH
age 37 in 1881
( died Q3 1883 - age 39 )
22.02.1876
WILLIAM BIRCHAM
as directories
Burcham - according to Licence Register
Died Q2 1885
19.06.1883
JAMES GORROD
age 48 in 1891
05.1885
WILLIAM HIGH 11.08.1891
WILLIAM FRAREY 10.10.1892
HERBERT FREDERICK CROSS 10.10.1894
ALBERT GEORGE MURRELL 10.10.1896
ALFRED RACKHAM 07.02.1899
HERBERT FREDERICK CROSS
age 38 in 1901
19.12.1899
BENJAMIN BARBER 12.11.1901
GEORGE STEWARD
age 28 in 1911
06.05.1902
EMILY FANNY STEWARD 09.02.1926
WILLIAM TURNER 11.05.1926
Convicted 15.06.1927 of selling out of hours.
Fine £2 or 13 days detention.
WILLIAM GEORGE TYRRELL 24.06.1930
THOMAS WILLIAM BOWTHORPE 29.07.1930
WALTER WILLIAM COCKS 08.09.1931

Old Music House 1924 - Frank Steward
1924 image in pen and ink by George Steward, son of licensees George & Emily Steward ( at house 1902 to 1926 ). Thanks to Frank Steward, g-grandson of George & Emily for providing the image.


Built in the 12thC as a `private' dwelling.

Owned in 1487 by Sir John Paston and
from 1584 by Sir Edward Coke.

The King Street Wharf, known as Harrison's Wharf, including two Excellent Dwelling Houses, Four Cottages for Workmen, Warehouses, Granaries and the very Substantial and Well-accustomed Public House called the MUSIC HOUSE, was offered for sale by auction, in One Lot, on Tuesday 7th April 1846.
"No other Estate in Norwich offering the potential for development, it being highly likely that the Norwich River is to be developed and made navigable for sea borne vessels of considerable burthen....... A perfect site for Bonding Warehouses."

On Wednesday 25th April 1866, licensee George Bush appeared before the magistrates accused of selling beer, during prohibited hours.
Police-constable Hendry heard persons talking in the house at about a quarter past four on Sunday 22nd April 1866. Knocking on the locked door, the constable was immediately admitted, where he saw William Lock and a woman seated at a table with a pint mug and a glass of beer before them. Claiming that he was perfectly entitled to freely entertain friends, Bush offered the constable a glass of ale and asked that he forget about the matter.
The case of `Tennant v. Cumberland' was quoted in support of the statement that Bush had acted within the law and supported by evidence from his friend William Lock, the case was dismissed.

Reputed to be the oldest ( surviving ) house in Norwich.

Housed the Architectural offices of Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs in early 1900's.

Licence provisionally refused 09.02.1932 on referred for Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 12.11.1932.

Became Wensum Lodge educational centre.

House No. 9 on 1845 Magistrates list