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Unicorn
39 OAK STREET
St. MARYS PLAIN
St. MARY AT COSLANY FULL LICENCE CLOSED 10.09.1968
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
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STEWARD & Co Freehold owned by Finch & Steward
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
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JOHN KETTLE to 1732
WILLIAM SUDBURY
previously at the BLACK BOYS.
from 03.1732
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ROBERT RAYNER 1761 - 1762
ROBERT HARMER 1763 - 1764
THOMAS GARDINER
Died September 1793
1783 - 1793
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SAMUEL BARNES
Died Monday 29.02.1808 - age 50
1807 - 1808
MICHAEL REEDER 1822 - 1836
THOMAS GOODEND
according to Robson
1839
THOMAS GODDARD
according to Pigot
1839
WILLIAM BENSTEAD 1842
JOSEPH FLETCHER 1845 - 1846
ISAAC EASTON
age 28 in 1851
1850 - 1865
Fined 10s on each of 4 mugs of deficient measure and costs 11s - Saturday 10th July 1861
Old licence set aside owing to previously being fined for offences against the tenor of licence - Renewal considered Tuesday 25th August 1863
WILLIAM RIX
See opposite
to 08.1866
HENRY BRIGHTY by 1867
ROBERT GOODRUM 25.10.1867
REBECCA GOODRUM 01.08.1882
WILLIAM DENNY BALLS 10.10.1890
WILLIAM SAYER 03.05.1892
CHRISTOPHER HAWES HOWARD 08.05.1894
Convicted 14.07.1906 of keeping open out of hours.
Fine £10 plus 7/- costs or 1 months detention.
JOHN WILLIAM GRAY (24.09.1906)
ROBERT GEORGE TAYLOR 09.03.1937
WILLIAM GEORGE PYE 18.11.1952
LESLIE ERNEST SYMONDS 12.02.1957
Convicted 04.04.1957 on 2 cases of selling out of hours.
Fine £3 on each case
Convicted 04.04.1957 on 2 cases of allowing consumption out of hours. Fine £3 on each case
REGINALD GEORGE ROSS 29.12.1959
GEORGE EDWARD HARVEY 10.10.1961
ERNEST HOWARD BLAXTER 24.07.1962

House No. 344 on 1845 Magistrates list.

A house in the yard next to the Unicorn, was offered To Let, 15th April 1710.

All persons indebted to John Kettle were instructed 19th March 1732 to settle their debts or be sued for the same.
On the same day it was confirmed that William Sudbury had taken the Inn.

Advertised 8th July 1761 To be Let from Michaelmas, Old or New. With Stables and Garden. Apply Mr. Nuthall's brewing office.


Address as 126 Coslany Street in 1783

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)


One of 36 Norwich houses opened for the reception of Voters in the interest of Mr. Windham and Mr. Coke on election day, Thursday 13th November 1806.

Landlord Easton provided an excellent dinner to the Albion Order of Odd Fellows, Nottingham Unity, on Monday 3rd November 1856. About 50 members enjoyed the meal and separated at a late hour.

The Magistrates refused to renew the licence of William Rix, Wednesday 1st August 1866, since the house was actually run by his son and was not properly conducted. In spite of several  testimonials, including one from the churchwardens, overseers and inhabitants, reconsideration was refused.

On Wednesday 2nd August 1893, a boat race for £25 a side, on a one mile course at Whitlingham, was held between William Brett of the FLOWERPOT and William Sayer of the UNICORN. After a delay in starting of one hour, to avoid passing wherries, Brett soon showed his superiority in handling the sculls and easily won by four lengths.

152 barrels of beer sold in the final year of trading.

Closed 1968 under the sign of S&P
(Taken over by Watney Mann 1967)