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QUEENS ROAD St. STEPHENS FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 21.08.1895
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/2 (1867 - 1925)
STEWARD & PATTESON Lease from October 1818 for 21 years
MORGANS to c1847
STEWARD & PATTESON Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson & Steward - first supplied during year commencing Nov. 1848
Licensees :
WILLIAM QUANTRELL 1776 - 1784
...... COE 1795
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S. NEECH 1796 - 1803
ROBERT HARPER 1804 - 1817
WILLIAM FINCH
See below
10.1817 - 1826
T. TURNER &
G. HOGG
April 1826
LUCAS De CAUX
Went to WHITE HART
10.1827 - 1842
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ALFRED PAGE 1842
JOSEPH CASTON
age 52 in 1851
1845 - 1851
HENRY THURLOW
& carpenter
(Royal Victoria 1865)
1861 - 1865
ROBERT TUCK by 1867
Convicted 28.09.1882 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 2/6d plus 17/6d costs
BETSY TUCK 28.12.1882
HORACE EDWARD WARD 12.03.1883
Convicted 08.01.1884 of allowing gaming.
Fine £10 plus 18/6d costs or 1 month in detention.
OWEN MURRELL 25.03.1884
Convicted 23.09.1884 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine £5 plus 17/6d costs or 1 month in detention.
GEORGE EARL 18.11.1884
HENRY BANDY 05.05.1885
Convicted 11.10.1890 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine £5 plus costs.
JOHN BROOME 10.10.1891
JOHN ALGER TURNER 24.11.1891
ROBERT BUTCHER 16.02.1892
WILLIAM BAKER 10.10.1892


William Finch was declared bankrupt February 1826.
He was described as an Innkeeper, Dealer and Chapman.

The Household Furniture of the Proprietor (Mr. De Caux) was offered for sale, with no reserve, on Friday 8th April 1842, since he was to relinquish occupation of the house on 10th April.

QUANTRELLS PLEASURE GARDENS 1783.
QUANTRELL'S RURAL GARDEN 1777 & 1780
COES PLEASURE GARDENS 1795.
NEECH's RANELAGH GARDENS July 1796 & July 1803
PUBLIC PLEASURE GARDENS 1801.
HARPER'S RANELAGH GARDENS & PANTHEON 1805.
RANELAGH GARDENS 1804, 1808 & 1810.
RANELAGH PLEASURE GARDENS 1820 - 1839.
RANELAGH GARDENS & INN 1826

Mr Quantrell announced that his RURAL GARDENS would be illuminated on the evening of 4th June 1777 in honour of his Majesty's Birthday. Grand and curious pieces of Illumination would be exhibited by Sig. Baptist Patrolla; many of them upon a Construction taken from Vauxhall and Paris. The whole to conclude with Hercules delivering Theseus out of the Infernal Regions with the greatest Explosion that was ever exhibited.

On Tuesday 22nd June 1779 Mr. Quantrell ran a Benefit for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. There was the singing of Mr. Cubitt (His first appearance in Public), Zachariah Mortram, a lad of about 15 years (His second appearance in Public) who was to imitate Birds with his Throat and play a Violin without Strings. Signor John Baptista Samensatti from Venice to exhibit many new capital Pieces of Fireworks.... a Variety of Pieces too tedious to insert.
Admission at the Gate One Shilling.
N.B. The Pinks are in Bloom.

One of 40 houses named (Quantrell's Gardens) as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784.

Mr. Quantrell's Little Speaking Figure would make his last appearance of the Season on 22nd April 1786 - Admission 6d.
On Easter Tuesday 1786, weather permitting, a Large Montgolfier, or Balloon, Sixty Feet in Circumference, filled with Rarefied Air, without any fire being fixed to it, would ascend with a Dog and Cat as passengers. The Cat to descend from the Car in a Parachute - Admittance 6d with 3d being returned in Liquor.

Mr. Neech offered entertainment during Assize Week, Tuesday to Friday, as advertised 16th July 1796. Entertainment included an Evening Concert with the Vocal Parts being performed by Miss Herbert from Bath. Between the Acts there would be a variety of Performances on the Slack Rope, in Full Swing, the Grand Sauteure, or Trampoline and Ground and Lofty Tumbling. To conclude with a Grand exhibition of Chinese Fireworks by Mr. Motram.

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Robert Harper announced 29th September 1804 that he had taken the inn and procured a supply of Good Wines and Liquors.
In August 1810 he advised of the Entertainments for the coming Assize Week which were to include the Vocal Performers, Mr. Glenville, Mr. Tuthill and Miss Horrebow.

July 1813 - Mr. Harper was disappointed of the non-attendance of Miss Bolton, since she had formed a matrimonial alliance with a person of high rank. In consequence he had engaged Miss Acres, from Vauxhall, which added to the well known merits of Messrs. Terrail and Denman, who could not fail to produce to the lovers of harmony, a gratifying amusement during the Assize week.

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William Finch announced 28th October 1817 that he had taken the RANELAGH GARDENS, late in the occupation of Harper.
It was the wrong time of year to a display of grandeur in the Gardens, so his first care would be devoted to the interior, which he hoped would be regulated to the Public's wish.

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Mr. Finch thanked the Public for their Patronage over the past Six Years and on 7th August 1824 announced that during the period from Tuesday evening of the 10th to the Saturday evening of the 14th August 1824 (Assize Week), the Gardens would be open as usual for Summer Festivities with Vocal Performances by Miss. Harris, from the Covent Garden Theatre, Mr. J Smith from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Master Smith from the Ancient Concerts, Hanover Square Rooms and Nephew to the celebrated Miss Stephens and Mr. D Smith of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Leader of the Band being Mr. H Nicholson, late of the Covent Garden Theatre.
With many other Entertainments, admission for Thursday and Friday mornings, 1s 6d. On Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday evenings, 1s.
Mr. Graham being confidently expected to ascend from thence in his majestic Balloon during the ensuing Festival Week, for which due notice to be given.

Mr. L. De Caux announced 27th October 1827 that he had taken the concern and would spare neither pains nor expense to render this a delightful spot, truly agreeable.......

At the Events held during Assize Week, from Monday 25th July 1831, Mr. L. De Caux presented a Grand Concert with Miss Horton and Mr. Mears of Covent Garden.
There was Signor Benasontag, the Ventriloquist, who was to sing the `death of Tim Moody'. Ching Lauro would appear! There would be Military and Pandean Bands. The Celebrated Gyngell would perform on the Slack Wire.
Leader of the Band was Mr. Arnold of Covent Garden.
N.B. No persons to be Admitted into the Gardens in Dishabille.

For sale by auction (Ranelagh Gardens) 29th May 1835, Freehold with a lease granted to the late John Patteson Esq., from Michaelmas 1818 for 21 years. Near SIX ACRES included which hold the stables, a Coach House in occupation of Messrs. Adams & Co., A Pantheon, Saloon, Bowling Green, Flower and Vegetable Gardens, Alcoves, Mound for display of Fireworks, Pleasure Gardens with a great variety of Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Sale included Six Shares of £50 each in the North Walsham Turnpike Tolls and Three Aylsham Navigation Shares of £20, £70 and £100.

On Saturday 24th June 1842 a Benefit was held at the Pantheon in the Royal Victoria Gardens for the eminent Professor of the Pugilistic Art, Ned Painter. Having been subjected to the expenses of a wanton and persecuting litigation, his Friends in London and Norwich sought to raise support for the old and tried Veteran of the Ring.
Admission 2s 6d.

Mr. Page was congratulated for his entertainment provided over the two race days of July 1842. The grounds were visited by some thousands and those from the country who had not seen the like before, were amazed at the dazzling brilliancy of the Illuminations and the illuminated painting of Her Majesty. Performances commenced in the newly and splendidly decorated Olympic Temple. Mademoiselle Reikee danced admirably and the gymnastics of Mr. Cotterell and his son delighted the juveniles. The fireworks went off with much eclat.
It was hoped that Mr. Page was well rewarded for the enterprise.......

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS 1842 - 1849
Location as St Stephen's Gates  1842

Licence transferred 1895 along with that of the FARRIERS ARMS and the VILLA GARDENS to the BRANFORD STORES.

Licence dropped 21.08.1895 by arrangement with the Licensing justices on grant of a new licence to Jonas Lake.