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LONDON TAVERN Gt. YARMOUTH L index
London Tavern
42 MIDDLEGATE STREET
GAOL STREET
NELSON WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1903
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 - Y/CJ/32 (February 1903 - February 1953)
FERRIER & Co  
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
GEORGE WELLS 1836
ROBERT H BEART
according to Robson
1839
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
according to Pigot
1839
CHARLES BOATWRIGHT
age 43 in 1851
1844 - 1851
MARY ANN BOATWRIGHT
age 48 in 1854
1854 - 1869
THOMAS DAVIDSON 1871
ISAAC NEWARK 1872
WILLIAM THOMAS BULLEY
& carpenter
1877 - 1882
EDWARD J. KING 17.02.1882 - 1883
SOLOMON H. BROWN 1883
WALTER BARKER 1885 - 1888
Fine of (40s?) and costs for having nine people in the kitchen, with drinks, at 11:50pm on Saturday 29th August 1885.
The nine persons each being fined 2s 6d and costs each.
WILLIAM BARKER 1890
BENJAMIN BARKER 1891 - 1899
Wednesday 18th March 1899 - Fine of 20s and costs for having house open at illegal hours on the previous Sunday night. Licence also endorsed.
See opposite.
ROBERT LAXON by 1900
to closure.


Originally the HARMLESS DOVE then the SAILORS RETURN.

First found as the LONDON TAVERN in 1836.

Address as Gaol Street in 1846 & 1883.
41 Middlegate Street 1881

Conveyed 17th June 1884 by George Lucas, William James Steward, John Baker & Jane Parker Ferrier to Donald Steward and Henry Staniforth Patteson.

Benjamin Barker applied for a music and dancing licence on Thursday 23rd April 1891 - Granted.

On the night of Sunday 15th March 1899, six persons ( 7 according to another report), other than the landlord, were found drinking in the house at 10:45 pm. The police were advised that it was a private party. One of the assembly was heard to intimate that he was going to raffle his wife at one shilling a ticket.
At the hearing the following Wednesday, Barker was fined 20s, three persons were fined 10s each, or 7 days,  and two who proved to be waitresses, were dismissed.
The three persons fined were Mrs. Barker, Captain Davison and Mr. Payne. The waitresses were Kerrison and Beevor.

On Thursday 24th August 1899 it was heard that Benjamin Barker had been convicted in 1872, 1874, 1891 and 1899. Application to transfer the licence to Messrs. Steward & Patteson, who had already got rid of their tenant, was provisionally endorsed to 28th September.
Benjamin Barker had previously been at the Princess Charlotte and Newcastle Tavern.

Notice to surrender licence given Friday 6th March 1903.

Licence given up 21st August 1903 in consideration of a licence being granted to new premises, the STATION HOTEL, Gorleston.

Property sold January 1904.