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Royal Oak
64 St AUGUSTINE STREET St AUGUSTINE FULL LICENCE CLOSED 03.01.1972
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867-1965)
TOMPSONS to 25.03.1845
MORGANS  
Licensees :
JAMES ADCOCK
& gardener
(Mrs Adcock died March 1815)
1806 - 1815
JOHN BANTON 1822
WILLIAM TURNER 1830
JAMES FUTTER 1836 - 1839
MARY FUTTER 1842 - 1845
MENTOR BROWNE
corn & hay dealer
by 1846
MARY ANN BROWNE
Age 57 in 1861
(as Marian Brown 1856)
by 1856 - 1869
Charged 19.01.1858 of selling beer out of hours. See opposite.
JAMES NELSON 31.12.1869
WILLIAM WRIGHT 28.12.1880
Tuesday 20th October 1903 - Fine of £14 2s and costs. See opposite
LUCY WRIGHT 13.02.1894
JAMES WRIGHT 12.05.1903
JOSEPH WILLIAM BROWNE 06.04.1908
WALTER FRANK BROWNE 25.07.1933
to at least 1965



Shown in the 1791 illustration of St Augustines Gate by Ninham.

Stood opposite the CATHERINE WHEEL.

On Tuesday 19th January 1858, Mary Ann Brown was charged with having her house open for the sale of beer at ten minutes to twelve on the previous Sunday. Three or four men had been found drinking there by Sergeant Smith. Case dismissed upon the costs of 7s 6d being paid.
(The Norfolk Chronicle reported of the house to be located at St. Martins, which must have upset the licensee of the ROYAL OAK in that parish. The Norfolk News got it correct.)

At the Annual Licensing Sessions held Monday 23rd August 1858 it was heard that Mary Ann Brown had previously been charged with the sale of drink at illegal hours on a Sunday. However since that event, the house had been well conducted. Licence renewal granted.

The Household Furniture, late the Property of Mary Ann Browne, deceased, was to be Sold by Auction Tuesday, 21st December 1869.

Housekeeper to Mr. Edward Sinclair for forty-four years, Mrs Susannah Codling, aged over 60, went to the Royal Oak on the afternoon of 29th August 1903 where she became involved with an argument between Mr. and Mrs Cubitt and she suggested that the latter should go home. Landlord Wright objected and used filthy language and made filthier imputations. Returning to the house in the evening, Mrs. Codling was refused service, but Mr. Collier came in and bought her two pennyworth of whiskey, which she drank. As soon as Collier departed, Wright took hold of her and threw her into the street where she was rendered unconscious. She was confined to bed for two weeks and medically attended to.
On Tuesday 20th October 1903 the jury concluded that James Wright was to pay the doctor's bill of £7, expenses of £3, nursing £2 and personal injuries of £2 2s. His Honour said he was sorry that the jury had given such a low reward for the serious injuries and that Wright was to pay the £14 2s and costs, which would be awarded at scale C, the highest he could give.


See page 82 of `Norwich in Old Postcards - Vol 1' published 1988

House No. 373 on 1845 Magistrates list.