DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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 BALLYGATE: THE STREET
1362
Close Rolls Oct 30 

To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Ilketshall
and Shipmeadow , three carucates of land in Metyngham, Shipmeadow, Ilketshall, Barsham and Bekles in
which is a fort now built . . . taken into the king’s hand by the death of John de Norwico knight .
And that Henry Hatters and Alis Wrenne did not remove a dungheap of their own making in Ballygate to
the detriment of their neighbours, etc. Therefore it is decided, etc. . [put it right before the next court under
penalty of half a mark.]
To William, my son, my messuage in Ballygate except two rentiers of it called “le tenauntyes” to hold to
him and his heirs of the chief lords etc.
Joan my daughter the two rentiers called “le tenauntyes” in Beccles in the street called Ballygate . . . chief
lords etc
Margaret  [my  wife]  for  life  my  tenement  in  Beccles  in  Ballygate.  After  her  death  to  remain  to  the
sustenance of the Guild of St Michael . . . suitable chaplain etc.
To Katherine my daughter my renter in Ballygate in which John Smith lives, to hold to her for term of her
life & after her decease, I wish it to remain to my capital messuage which Alan my son lately purchased &
assigned to him in my testament...
To Alice Revers, my daughter, my renter in which Thomas Wayte lives, to hold for term of her life & after
her decease it to remain to my capital messuage aforesaid, assigned to Alan my son in my testament.
I wish Alan my son to have my capital messuage in which I live, with the new barn & all & singular
belonging, towards Ballygate, to hold to him & his heirs . . .
Ballygate is from ye Hospital to Brige’s corner by the market  
NMar 48 William Briges for his house late Rychard Herynge before that Adam Crask’s

1418
Beccles Leet Court (13):  
1439
Will: John Byrlyngham: 
 
 
1477
Will of  William Goche:
1486
Will: Henry Mekilfeld: 
 
 
 
 

1576
 
 
 
 

Task Book 1576:  

 
 
 
 

 
NMar 49 William Brige for a tenement ye Mother Walling dwelleth in late Nycholas Hynds

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d  (later Thomas Wood)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 6d (later Thomas Wood)]
Task Book 1593
1593

NMar  42   The heirs of Thomas Wood for a tenement by the Falcon sometime Crask’s late Herring’s,
Hammond Cheston   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d

 
1848
 

 
Suckling 

Rev Alfred Suckling: Antiquities of the County of Suffolk:
A  rude  and  lofty watch-tower occupied the site; which commanding a seaward view of the turbulent
estuary, blazed forth the fearful notice of invasion to a beacon placed on the peninsula at Bungay. This in
turn communicated with a third at Homersfield . . .
The watch tower at Beccles was probably defended by a ditch and rampart of earth; and the protection
these afforded to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood in times of peril and alarm gradually drew together
a few simple habitations, which the security of the place, and its advantageous position for the herring-
fishery, rapidly increased in numbers and importance.
[Suckling quotes from a MSS “Jermyn” in the Brit. Mus., which is also no doubt speculative!]

 
 
 
 
 

1860s
 

Rix Collection 

RIX Geographical Div 2 Vol I p 93:    FORTIFICATIONS
Near to Sir John Leman Free School there is a dip in the road, still considerable, but no doubt much less
abrupt than it formerly was, and which may possibly mark the situation of the Anglo-Saxon outwork.
The same depression in the surface may be faintly traced through the premises occupied as a farmyard &
the grounds at the back of Mr Crowfoot’s house late Mrs Stone’s (afterwards Mr Jeck’s) [1997 The Old
Rectory].
Taking a general direction within Hungate Lane, it may have crossed just within Sheepgate & following
the course of or parallel to Smallgate joined the Old Market.
That site may itself have formed a portion of the entrenchment - which would again meet the level of the
river or estuary near the approach from the river called the Score.
Within this supposed outwork would be another, more closely investing the beacon itself, with, possibly
any  intermediate  foss  and  bank  enclosing  what  is  now  represented,  generally,  by  the  area  of  the
Newmarket & the site of the buildings on its south side.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Perhaps the cellars of the houses on some of the lines above indicated may have originally excavated by
the old Saxon inhabitants as part of  the fortifications.
There  is  a  rise  in  the  surface  observable  in  the  lane  across  the  Newmarket  opposite  Market  Street
(formerly Blowers Lane) which may have been the position of the beacon. The lane running eastward from
it would seem to favour this idea.
Ibid page 99 
If  the  area  of  Newmarket  formed  the  outer  bailey,  the  beacon would have stood on the west of the
Newmarket not far from the White Horse or Mr Stacy’s (Parkhouse’s) [no 37 Newmarket]
Or
behind the house now Kerridge’s late John Bird’s. Mr Oldring, a former owner, once proposed to build a
Tower Mill on the Cliff behind that house & to reach it by the sloping road from Puddingmoor. [no 2
Ballygate]
Directly opposite Market Street & on the north side of Mr Masters’ (late Baker’s) [no 12 Newmarket]
house there is a remarkable rise in the surface - may be a possible place for the beacon.
COUNCIL; ordered steps in Stepping Hill to be relaid & improved, and rail added.
COUNCIL: Parapet opposite house occupied by Miss Crowfoot in Ballygate to be repaired.
COUNCIL:  Six  Trees  from  the  plantation  near  the  Avenue  should  be  planted  on  the  EAST  side  of
Ballygate opposite the house of Mr Kent [Cliff House] & the Leman School.

 
 

 
 

 
 

BEACON

 
 

 
 

 
 

1870
1871
1873

Beccles Paper 13 Sep 
Beccles Paper 18 Apr 
Beccles Paper 18 Nov 
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PLANNING PERMISSION

approved 
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protest 
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1884
1886
1886
1899
1899
1899
1900
1906
1906
1906
1907
1909
1911
1911
1911
1912
1912

Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate
Ballygate

New Gymnasium for Fauconberge School
Additions to Fauconberge School
Addition's to Mr Hockey's School [Beccles College]
Addition to Mr JE Crisp's House
Addition to Mr Hockey's House in Ballygate
Addition to the Duke Inn
New Classroom for Mr Hockey
WH Poll not to build brick front to 20 Ballygate. Encroachment
New Stable at Angel Inn, Ballygate
Alterations to premises in Ballygate for Womack Brooks
Swinging sign on WH Spoore's House in Ballygate
Addition to Scullery at St Mary's, Ballygate
Alteration to Angel Inn, 5 Ballygate
Premises of Mrs Burham inspected by MO Health 22 Ballygate
22 Ballygate; Owner, Mr Walton, to provide sink for tenant's use
Extension to the Lodge at Homefield, Ballygate for JE Crisp
New Stables for Mr Patterson for Crown & Anchor,  7 Ballygate

Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning
Planning

6 May
1 Mar
6 Apr
7 Mar
7 Mar
22 Aug
2 Oct 
17 Apr
5 Jun 
21 Aug
21 May
18 May
17 Jan
7 Feb 
21 Feb
22 Apr
21 May

 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 1 & 3:& NEWMARKET: 23.1 Barclay’s Bank

Number 1 & 3: Listed Building:
 

 

Eighteenth  Century.  Two  storeys.  Red  brick,  dark  headers.  Pantiles. Three windows, sash with flush
frames. Six-panelled door in wood case with bracket pediment on consoles. Two dormer windows to rear
elevation.
Number  one  was  usually  listed  under  Newmarket.  Number  three  was  owned  by  the same person as
number one, but in 1829, although it was still owned by the same person as number one, it was listed
separately.

 
 
 
 

Bourne’s fish shop and the adjacent buildings in Ballygate appear in a photograph of Newmarket which
was taken between 1865 & 1868, shortly before they were pulled down. The buildings were built in 1795.
The  present  Bank  and  the  part  which  faces  Ballygate  was  designed  by  S.S.Teulon,  9  Craigs  Court,
Westminster & dated September 1868.
Rix: Geographical:
The house at the south-west corner of the Newmarket [next Ballygate] on which is the name Bourne [a
fishmonger] was pulled down for a site for Gurneys Bank.
The building has been much altered since it was originally designed, the elaborate balustrading and the
chimneys on the roof  have gone, so too have the the balcony and long windows on the first floor. The
ground floor also has been completely altered.

 
 

1860s
 

Rix Collection 
 
 
 
1576
Task Bal 36 

Davy Golspyng, for his tent late Cave 
4d
Thomas Goodwyn, [d 1598, victualler] for a tent Davy & Goldspink, before Cave  
George Meen, [d 1696, widower] for a tent late Goldspink & Cave 
George Meene, for a tent. sometime Philpotts late Doggett called the White Horse

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task

1593
1664
1641c

Task Bal 32 

 
 
[folio 177] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

 
Task M18 
Task Book 

 
Gregory Meane, in the Newmarket for the White Horse
Gregory Meane, for the Corner Stead
Gregory Meane, [d 1696] for a tent. at the end of the stables 
Robert Dade in the tenure of Jeffry Medcap called the White Horse 
Gregory Meane, for the White Horse in the Market 
John Seamans, [d 1721] for the White Horse in Newmarket 
John Seamans, tent at the Stables end 
6d
John Seamans, Crane’s Head 
Margaret Stockwood for a tent. late Philpot, after Doggett since John Stockwood called the White Horse
[John Stockwood d 1722] 
Robert Le Grys, formerly Seamans called the White Horse 
Robert Le Grys, for a tent. at the Stable end 
Robert Le Grys, for the Crane Head
[Robert Le Grys, surgeon,  born 1703; XXIV 1737; XII 1737; Portreeve 1739 & 1754. He became a Feoffee
1746. He married Elizabeth Mash in October 1758. He died 1767; Will 1767.]
The White Horse Inn moved from this site to number 29 Newmarket about this time
To be Let at Beccles: Grocer’s Shop in Market Place. Enquiries Francis Harmer
Francis Harmer, tent. formerly Philpot since Doggett & late Mr Robert Le Grys in right of Margaret, his
wife who was lately called Margaret Stockwood 
Francis Harmer, messe. & shop at end of market  [died 1779] 
Francis Harmer, for a tent. at the Stable end 
Francis Harmer, for the Crane Head
Robert Chapman, a messe or shop at the end of  the Stable with the Crane head  
late Francis Harmer, before Robert Le Grys  
Robert Chapman, [grocer] tent. late Francis Harmer formerly Philpot 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 9d
Rent 1s
Rent 1d 1/2 d
Rent 6d
Survey £8
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
 

1664
1664
1664
1671
1693
1700
1700

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
Rent

1700
1723

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d   1/2d
Task Book 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Task 7d
Rent 1s
Rent 6d
Rent 1d  1/2d

1736
1736
1736
 

 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 

1756
1756
1759

 
 

Task Book 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Rents 1s & 6d &
Rents 1d  1/2d
 

Task 7d
Rent 1s
Rent 6d
Rent 1d  1/2d

1760
1760
1760
1795
 
1795

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Beccles Manor Court 

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Task Book 
Task 7d
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1795
Beccles Manor Court 

A piece of ground, part of the Manor called Ballygate Street in which Richard Chapman, in rebuilding a
part of the premises aforesaid abutting on the said street towards the west, hath extended the same to the
amount of 17 yards in length, including the width of the gateway there, not yet built upon, but intended
so to be and in breadth 11 inches by the yearly  
2d
Robert Chapman sold the house and moved to Blyburgate. He became bankrupt on 21 Feb 1821 [Ipswich
Journal]
Thomas Sadd, grocer, messe. in Newmarket, also tent. at the Stable end with the
Crane Head, formerly Robert Le Grys, since of Francis Harmer, late  
Robert Chapman
Thomas Sadd, piece of waste in Ballygate on which Robert Chapman rebuilt part of the premises abutting
on the street towards the west: 17 yards in length, including the width of the gateway, in breadth 11
inches  
2d
Isaac Baker, grocer, requires tallow chandler
John Baker of Ipswich, grocer, messe or shop at the east end of the Newmarket 
& tent. at the end of the Stable with Crane Head, Francis Harmer, Robert
Chapman late Thomas Sadd
Desirable  Estate  and  old  fashioned General Grocery and Tea Warehouse and candle manufactuary in
Beccles, which has an extensive and flourishing business has for upwards of a century been carried on
and is now conducted by Mr Isaac Baker, the proprietor, who is changing his residence. The messuage
and premises are most advantageously situated in the New Market Place and also front Ballygate. They
are replete with every convenience, and in excellent repair.
Also a messuage adjoining now in the occupation of Mr Crowe of the Post Office.
The stock-in-Trade and fixtures will be disposed of on a valuation and the purchaser may take possession
of that part of the property which is in the occupation of Mr Baker immediately, or within one, two or three
months as it may suit convenience.
Part of the purchase money may remain for a term of years, or on security of the estate.
Isaac Baker having declined the business at Beccles in favour of Mr G Kerridge, expresses his thanks.
Isaac Baker, tent in Ballygate, adjoining the Angel Inn, late John Baker, before
Thomas Sadd, & formerly Chapman
Thomas Mason, house in Ballygate
Thomas Mason, tent in Ballygate adjoining Angel Inn, late Isaac Baker, John Baker
and formerly Chapman 
Bourne, fish merchants, removing from next door to Mr Mullenger in Newmarket to extensive premises late
in the occupation of Mrs Read, butcher, Newmarket.
Bourne, fish merchant moved to corner of New Market
SALE: building materials from four houses and two shops in Ballygate forming the site of the New Bank -
including  two  shop  fronts  with  sash  doors,  shutters  and  entablatures,  panel doors, chimney pieces,
kitchen range, iron oven, register and other stoves, for sale in Puddingmoor, opposite Mr Pells.
The  New Bank: Paving Committee wrote to Mr Pells, the builder, about building materials in the road
causing an obstruction. He referred them to Mr King.
Completion of SS Teulon’s design of New Bank.  [The plans and elevations of the Bank are in the Rix
Collection - probably in II Geographical Vol 1 or 2]
Messrs Gurney & Co will pay for pavements on North & West fronts of Bank.
Ballygate, late Mrs Lydia Bellward, SALE: household furniture [No 3]

 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1814
 

1814
 
 
1814

Beccles Manor Court 

Rents 1s & 6d &
Rents  1d  1/2d

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Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent

1819
1820
 
 
1824

Becles Paper 30 Oct 
Beccles Manor Court 

Rents 1s & 6d &
Rents  1d  1/2d    

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Ipswich Journal 31 July 

 
 

 
 

 
1824
1829
 
1829
1835
 
1865

 
Ipswich Jour 16 October
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Paper 18 Apr 

1865
1868

Becles Paper 10 Oct 
Becles Paper 31 Mar 
1868
Becles Paper 25 August 

1868
 
1869
1885

Plans  
 
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
Bec Paper 24 Aug 

 
No 1 BALLYGATE   

OWNER 
OCCUPANT 
 
MORE INFORMATION

1824 
 
 
1841 
1851 

Baker, Isaac 
 
 
Census
Census

 
 
 
Isabella Crowe 
Isabella Crowe 

George Crowe, d 1852 (aged 72) ran the Post Office here in 1824 (see above). He was  
 
 
25 
U 34 

 
also a mason and later an auctioneer. He was the father of Isabella Crowe (see below,  
 
schoolmistress 
schoolmistress

 
 

born 1814). In 1841 he was the Landlord of the Duke Inn at 18 Ballygate
2 pupils & 1 female servant
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1861 
1861 
1861 
1871 
1881 CENSUS

Frederic Shelly RIX
Jemima B. RIX 
Charlotte Jane RIX
Shelly Willm. RIX
James HARTLEY
Harry HANNER 
Anna M. HAMBLING 
Selina G. GILDEN
Bessy EDWARDS
1891 
1906 

1914 
1922 
1933+ 
1937 

Mason, Henry 
Census
Census
Census

 
John Reynolds 
Sarah Barrell 
Frederick S Rix 

Reynolds, John 
W 63 
W 61 
M 34 

 
insp. of Corn Returns 
housekeeper 
solicitor

 
£13

3 dau 1s
1son 
wife, 2 dau, 3 fem serv 1clerk

 
 

b. Wangford 
b. Middlesex, Hackney
b.Beccles

 
 



 
 

46 
50 
 
 
 
 



13 

19 
25 
 
23 
14 
 
Survey

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Islington, Middlesex,  




28 


M 54 
Dwelling & Bank

Head 

Solicitor Employing 5 Clerks
Wife
Daur 
Son 
Boarder

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Whitechapel, Middlesex,  
Rushall, Norfolk, England 
Solicitor

Scholar
Scholar
Solicitor Articled Clerk
Solicitor Personal Clerk
Serv 
Nurse (Domestic Serv)
Domestic Servant Housemaid
 
4 occupants 

Clerk 
St Andrews Ilketshall, Suffolk




Rix, Frederick 
Rix, FS

Rix, Shelley
Rix & Sons
Rix, Fred
Shelley Rix 

Domestic Servant Cook

 
 

Serv 

Serv 
 
5 bedrooms, 5 sitting  

Census
Barclays

 
 
Barclays
 

 
 
b Beccles
 
 

 
solicitor

£25 
 

No 3 BALLYGATE
1841 

Census
1851 
1851 
1861 
1861 
1871 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1891 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1922 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
Mason, Thos 
 
Mason, Thos 
 
Gurneys & Co 
 
Gurneys & Co 

Elizabeth Seaman

 
Kent, Susan 
 
Dean, H
 
empty 

40 

schoolmistress
lodging ho 
W 54 
 
M 25 
 

 
Census
 
Census
 
Census
 

 
Susan Kent 

 
lodging house keeper
 
inland revenue excise 
 

£15 15s 0d

 
 
 
 

 
Thomas Sharp 

 
£17 10s
wife, father 
b. Jersey

 
uninhabited

 
£14
 
Bellward, Lydia 
retired  publican 
 
£10

Lydia BELLWARD
Alice A. BELLWARD 
Herb BELLWARD
Frederic BELLWARD 
Blanche BELLWARD 
Sarah DANN 
Albert R. BRIGHT
Census
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

44 

19 
 
 
62 


24 

14 



 
Harmer, Harry        aged 30
Candler, Miss 
Survey
Candler, Miss
Candler, Miss
James Burton
Dyer, George
Dyer, Geo
Dyer, George
Dyer, George
Dyer, Mrs
Allen, Dor & Margt

Chedgrave, Norfolk, England

Hardley, Norfolk, England 


Hardley, Norfolk, England 
Felthorpe, Norfolk, England
U 25 

Head 
Hardley, Norfolk, England 

Innkeeper Formerly
Daur 
Solicitor General Clerk
Son 
Daur 
Annuitant
Scholar
 

Dressmaker

Son 
Hardley, Norfolk, England 
Hardley, Norfolk, England 

Coach Maker Apprentice
Scholar

Visitor
Boarder

 
 
Gurneys & Co 
Barclays & Co 
Barclays
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

13 
Harmer, Harry 

solicitor’s clerk 

 
solicitor’s clerk & Registrar
 

b. Ringsfield
 

 
Candler, Miss 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

resident
 4 bedrooms, 3 sitting,  1 occupant,  No back way into house.

 
£14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 5:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballygate G & CA
1638: The Maid’s Head; 
1736: The Bull 
1818: The Angel
Listed Building: 

Sixteenth Century with alterations. Two storeys. Stucco, lined and painted. Slate Roof. Leaded casements.
Five first floor windows. Wood doorcase. Iterior: almost comletely modern, but with original spiral stone
stair cased in with wood. Massive joists to ceiling of coachway under, south. Group value.

1570
1576
1593
1636
1638
1645
1649
1657

 

Robert Smith for his tent late Briars
Robert Smith for his tent. late his father’s 
William Leper in the right of his wife for the head house where he dwelleth late Robert Smith
Richard Mason & his wife
John Watson for an Inn the Maid’s Head formerly Richard Mason 
Thomas Clarke for the Maid’s Head
Thomas Clarke for the Maid’s Head
ORIENTATION of White Lion lands  [behind Newmarket numbers 15-19] ..... between lands etc of Henry
Parker, lands of Thomas Page on the east;/  & Grace Matthews, widow, deceased and lands of Thomas
Clarke belonging to the Maid’s Head
, Gregory Meen & William Cuddon on the north./
John Wakefield house in Ballygate called the Maid’s Head sometime William Lep late Clarke’s  (folio 203)

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 14d
Task 1s 0d

Beccles Manor
Task Bal 34 
Task Bal 33 
 
Beccles Manor
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 2s
Rent 2s
Rent 2s

Beccles Manor
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Shp 18
 
Beccles Manor Sp
Deeds 27.1 
1657
Task W 20 

 
William Bendy for a tent called the Maid’s Head, between a messe. of George Meen on the north; on
Ballygate west [?]; & messe of James Fleming south; late of John Wakefield husband of Anne, now wife
of William Bendy
William Bendy house in Ballygate caled the Maid’s Head sometime Leper’s, Clarke’s late Wingfield post
William Clarke (later Ann Clarke) 
ORIENTATION: the lands belonging to Thomas Clarke belonging to the Maid’s Head to the west [of the
White Lion Grounds at 15-19 Newmarket]
William Bendy, his tenement in Ballygate 
William Bendy (d 1707) A tent. late Clarke’s, the Maid’s Head 
William Clarke tent. in Ballygate called the Maid’s Head 
Ann Clarke, widow, for the Bull, late the Maid’s Head, late Bendy in Ballygate 
James Cockrill tent called the Bull in Ballygate formerly Ann clarke, widow 
James Cockrill tent called the Bull in Ballygate, death of James Cockrill, his father [d 1786 aged 61, wife
Hannah]
Thurs  10  November:  Morning  rainy.  Dined  at  home  sol.  Saw  an  exhibition  of  mice,  birds  &c  at Mr
Amyas...Went after supper to the Maids Head and stayed until half past 11.
William Albrow, inn holder, messe called the Bull in Ballygate late James Cockrill
John Woodcock of Halesworth, brewer, messe, the Bull in Ballygate, late William Albrow before James
Cockrill
John Woodcock; Tenant:   John Hambling 
ANGEL INN: Edward Iffe (late waiter at the King’s Head) Begs  leave to inform his Friends & the Public,
that he has taken the Angel Inn in that Town, and assures them, that no exertion shall be wanting to
render their accommodation comfortable.
IPSWICH JOURNAL: Edward Ife late waiter at Kings Head has taken the Angel
SALE of LINEN: To be Sold by Auction without Reserve by Samuel Crowe & Sons:
on Saturday 23 February 1822 & the following Monday: At a Large Room at George Crowe’s The Angel
Inn , Beccles
A quantity of large Marseilles Bed Quilts, Holland, Russia & Hambro linen Sheets, Hambro Damask Table
Cloths, Napkins & Towels & other articles. The Sale to begin at 11 & continue to 2, to begin again at 5 in
the afternoon.
SALE of FARMING STOCK by Sam Crowe & Son at George Crowe’s the Angel Inn on Monday 9th of
September and the 5 following days of Live & Dead Farming Stock. Terms: 1s in the £1 on all stock sold &
3d  in  the  £  only  if  bought  in.  NB  Good  Stabling  &  large  yard  for  the  occasion  &  good  indoor
accommodation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
1664
 
Beccles Manor Sp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s
1669c
 
Task B58
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
1671
Deeds 23 

1671
1693
1705
1736
1748
1752

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Valuation £6
Rent 2s 0d
Task 1s 0d
Rent 2s 0d
Rent 2s 0d

Survey
Beccles Manor Rental 45
 
Task C73
Beccles Manor Rental 60
Beccles Manor Court 1 
Beccles Manor Court 2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 0d
1785
Isaac Blower’s Diary 

1788
1792

Beccles Manor Court 
 
Rent 2s 0d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
          Value £1-0-0d

Rent 2s 0d

1799
1818

Land Settlement 
Ipswich Journ 7 Nov 

1818
1822
 

I7 Nvember 
Ipswich Journal 16 Jan
 
 
 
1822
Ipswich Journal 7 Sep 
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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1824
Ipswich Journal 14 Feb 

SALE by AUCTION; Decree of High Court: Harmer against Harris. Sale by George Crowe at the Angel Inn
in 3 Lots;
Certain Freehold Estates situate in Beccles, late Property of William Schuldham, deceased.
Woodcock  now Bate, late Cockerill, for the Angel 
Tacon, Robert, late Woodcock for Angel Inn
Robert Tacon, farmer, messe on east side of Ballygate now called the Angel Inn late the Bull, late John
Woodcock, before Allbrow’s formerly Cockrill
PEDESTRIAN: John Brett, the celebrated Pedestrian, on Saturday last manfully completed the arduous
task of walking 120 miles in 80 successive hours. Commenced on Wednesday afternoon 7th of August,
Starting from the Angel & passing through the Market to the Fleece ... on Saturday he appeared little
distressed & finished amidst shouts of many hundreds of spectators.
COURTS:  William
Westhall.  Sentenced to 2 months

 
1829
1829
1837

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2s 0d
Rent 2s 0d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
1850 
Norfolk News 17 Aug 
1857
Smith,  Ballygate  of  the  Angel  Inn,  had  2  bits  &  a  curb  stolen  by  Horace  Baker,
Beccles Wkly News 5 May

COURT: George Goffin, threatened ex employer, William Smith of Angel; swore to kill him. Bound over
SALE of FURNITURE of Mr BN Dale of the Angel, who is leaving the town.

1857
1860

Beccles Wkly News 9 Jun
Beccles Wkly Nws 3 Jul 
1860

DINNER given at 6 pm on Wednesday last to about 40 persons (men & boys) who have been employed in
the erection of the new Baptist Chapel. Provided by Mrs Walne at the Angel Inn.
Weekly Pig Sale by Charles Drake (office in St Mary’s Cottage). Sale in the Angel Yard, Ballygate. Entries
from Drakle or James Crisp, Station Road. Commences Trade in Town. [The sale did not take place here,

Beccles Wkly Nws 31 Jul
1875
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

but was moved to near the Railway Station.
Transfer of Licence. Abraham Aldred, the Pickerel applied for transfer of licence of Angel Inn to him
LICENCE: Transfer of Angel Inn from Benjamin Aldred to Francis Hall.
POLICE COURT: Robert Gosling accused of stealing cap from John Gooch a marine store dealer living at
the Angel, Ballygate, kept by Frederick Hall. Incident happened at the Duke.

1876
1877
1879

East Suff Gaz, 1 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 10 Apr 
East Suff Gaz, 1 Jul 

1880
1883
1883
1887
1887
1887
1892

COUNCIL: SANITARY COMMITTEE: 1) Mr Strathern at the Angel to connect with water company  
POLICE COURT: LICENCES: The Angel, Ballygate to Henry Oakley
POLICE COURT: LICENCES: The Angel alehouse, Ballygate to James Cutler
SALE of FURNITURE of Angel Inn, Mr James Cutler, who is moving
POLICE COURT LICENCES:  Abraham Alder to the Angel Inn, Ballygate
Angel Inn, Ballygate: Stock in Trade of Mr James Cutler, builder, moving to other premises
LICENCE:  The  Angel  Inn,  Ballygate  transferred  from  Abraham  Aldred  to  John  W  Mayhew,  late  of
Croydon, vet’s assistant.
LICENCES: ANGEL to John Cracknell

East Suff Gaz 24 Aug 
East Suff Gaz 24 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 30 Oct 
East Suff Gaz 23 Aug 
East Suff Gaz 22 Nov 
Beccles Paper 7 Sep 
East Suff Gaz 12 Jan 
1892
 
East Suff Gaz 3 May

5 Jun 
17 Jan 

approved 

1906
1911

 

Ballygate
Ballygate 

             New Stable at Angel Inn, Ballygate

Planning
Planning

approved 
Alteration to Angel Inn, 5 Ballygate

BALLYGATE 5  
 

OWNER 
OCCUPIER

1756
1775
1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1861
1865
1869
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
 
 

 
 
Tacon, Rich 
Census 
Tacon, Rich 
Census 
Tacon, Rich 
Census 
 
 
Tacon, Rich 
Census 
Tacon, Wm 

Widow Cockrill 
Esau Weavers, the Bull
Warner, Rich 
Richard Warner 
Norman, Jos 
Joseph Norman 
Kindred, Jn
Ecclestone, Henry 
Chapman, Jeremiah
Chapman, Jeremiah
King, Chas
Charles King 
Hall, Fred

 
 
 
 
 
 
Poor Rate £6

Angel 
 
Angel 
 
 
M 38 

 
40 
 
M 47 
 
innkeeper

 
innkeeper
 
innkeeper
£15 
wife, m-in-law, 1 fem serv 

£22.10
1 male, 1 female servant
£21.05

Angel 
b. Bungay, Suff
Angel 

 
 
 

 
M 59 
 

£17 
innkeeper
£17 

wife 
 
 
b. Sotterley, Suffs
Angel 

Frederick HALL 
Ann HALL 


33 
32 


Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Bodham, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife

 
Innkeeper  & Marina Storekeeper
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
9

 
 
 
 
1884
1891
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1922
1933+
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Frederick HALL 
Simon MANNING
Harriet STARLAND
Frederick COPPING
 
 
Census 
Colch Brew Co 
Colch Brew Co 
Survey 
 
 
 
Lacon & Co 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


72 

 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
29 
 
Angel   Innkeeper   aged 66
 
Angel 
Angel 
Strowger, LB 
Angel
Angel
Angel
Angel 
Angel 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Headingfield, Suffolk, England

Son
Father In Law 
 

Retired Farmer
Domestic Servant General
Boarder

14 

Cutler, James 
Aldred, Abraham 
Abraham Aldred 
Cracknell, Jn 
Strowger, Last 
Colch Brew Co 
Strowger, Last 
Strowger, George 
Strowger, George 
Strowger, George 
Strowger, George 
Strowger, George
Strowger, George
Strowger, DM Miss
Callow, Raymond 
Callow, Percy

Serv 
Hartwin, Suffolk, England 


Innkeeper & builder

 
Labourer General

 
 

M 66 
 
 

innkeeper
 
 
Survey

 
 
b. Ringsfield 

£29 
6 bedrooms, 4 sitting, 7 occupants 

£22 
Angel
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
10
BALLYGATE 7
1823 Probably the Black Swan: 
1839: Crown & Anchor   (it was still a public house in 1965)
Listed Building: 

Sixteenth  Century.  Two  storeys  and  two  dormers.  Upper  part  cased  with  mock  timber  frame,  lower
distempered brick. Pantiles. Eighteenth century dormers, lead glazed in part. First floor, three windows,
sash  with  eexposed  frames  and  small  panes.  Plain  entrance  with  massive  door  frame.  Ground  floor
windows, mainly altered. Interior: ground floor, wide hewn stop-chamfered beams. First floor hewn beams
and other early features.

1664
1671
1865

 
 

ORIENTATION: of number 5: messuage of Jos Fleming
Widow Fleming;   Tenant: Thomas Ward (cooper)
COURT: Robert Blake, beer house keeper, charged with being drunk & riotous in Newgate. Pleaded that
just before the Police came, his wife knocked him down.
COURT: Matilda Hall, widow, stole 8s/- from George Howe at Crown & Anchor, a House of ill repute.
“The evidence was of such a character we cannot give it.”
LICENSING DAY:  Crown & Anchor licence refused.
CORPORATION:  Prevented encroachment by commenced alteration & addition to the front of the Crown
& Anchor, Ballygate
Licence of Crown & Anchor to George Bulwer
ATHLETIC  SPORTS,    several  thousand  people  present.  Refreshments  by Mr Potter of the Crown &
Anchor Inn. Tug of war between the Artillery and Rifle Corps. The Riflemen just won the best of three
pulls.
POLICE COURT: LICENCES: Benjamin Revell tranfer of licence from James Potter of Crown & Anchor.
POLICE COURT: LICENCES: the Crown & Anchor, Ballygate to Benjamin Revell
LICENCES: Caxton Arms temporarily to Benjamin Revell. Application of George Thaxter for transfer of
Licence to Crown & Anchor. Told he must find a Licencee for George & Dragon frst. He cannot have two
licences.
LICENCES: Caxton Arms to Benjamin Revell; Crown & Anchor to Robert S Norman;
POLICE COURT: LICENCES : Alfred Williams of Paddington to Crown & Anchor
POLICE COURT: LICENCES:
The Bench refused the application of Francis C Fox of Yarmouth for the Crown & Anchor, Ballygate.
POLICE COURT: James Davy & Alfred Caston fined for being drunk, fighting and refusing to leave the
Crown & Anchor.
PROHIBITED HOURS: Elizabeth Evans of the Crown & Anchor charged with licensed premises open after
hours. Pub closed at 9.30pm on Saturday. At 10.30 three soldiers tapped on the window & Mrs Evans let
them in. the police then tapped at the window and the door was opened by Mrs Evans, who denied that
there were soldiers in the house. On searching the house the three soldiers were found  on the staircase.
They were members of the Welsh Border Mountain Battery.  Found Guilty and fined £1.
LICENCE: CROWN & ANCHOR: a licence would not be given to the present tenant.
LICENCE: Crown & Anchor Inn: Charles Freestone applied. He was of military age, but had certificate of
unfitness for army. Approved. He had previously held the licence of the White Swan.
SALE: FURNITURE: Mr Freeston of Crown & Anchor, [No 7] BALLYGATE, leaving the Toown

Beccles Wkly 29 Aug 
1867
Beccles Wkly 9 Apr 

1867
1868

East Suff Gaz 10 Sep 
East Suff Gaz 21 Jan 

1868
1880

Beccles Paper 28 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 6 Jul 

1883
1883
1885

East Suff Gaz 12 Jun 
East Suff Gaz 24 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 28 Apr 

1885
1885
1885
 
1889 

East Suff Gaz 7 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 1 Sept 
East Suff Gaz 24 Nov 
 
East Suff Gaz 21 May 
1915
East Suff Gaz 15 June 

1916
1916

East Suff Gaz 8 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 27 Jun 

1922
RATES
 

Beccles Paper 18 Sep 
OWNER 
OCCUPIER

1814
1820
1824
1830
1832
1839
1841
1841
1851

 
 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Padget 
Census 
Steward & Co 

Sam Mobbs [probably]
Dan Middleton [probably]
John Hatcher 
Edward Smith 
Robert Elliot 
Thomas Knights 
Thomas Knights
Thomas Knights 
Robert Darkin

 
 
 
 

Black Swan 
Black Swan 
Black Swan
Crown & Anchor

Poor Rate
Poor Rate

35 
innkeeper
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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1851
1861
1861
1865
1868
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
 
 
 
1891
1896
1901
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 
1922
1933
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

Census 
Steward & Co 
Census 
 
 
Steward & Co 
Census 
Steward & Co 

Robert Darkin 
Robert Darkin
Robert Darkin 
Robert Blake
George Bulwer
James Potter
James Potter 
James Potter

M 45 
publican
M 55 
publican
 
 
b. Weeton, Norf
M 31 
 
 
 
b. Pettriatree, Suff

James POTTER 
Eliza POTTER 
William WALPOLE
Census 
Patterson 
Almanack  10 Feb
Patterson 
Survey 
 
 




Rife, William 
Henry Waters
Mr Henry Waters of the Crown & Anchor is thrown from his cart while driving home from Lowestoft
Sam Godbold
Steward & Patterson
Mrs Sarah Godbold 
Edwin Stimpson 
War 
Charles Freestone 
William Long 
William Long 
William Long
William Long 

40 
30 
 



28 
M 74 

Pettistree, Suffolk, England
Studland, Dorset, England 

innkeeper

Head 
Innkeeper

Wife
Barsham, Suffolk, England 
 

Boarder
Butcher Journeyman
b Welton, Norf

Godbold
Crown & Anchor

3 bedrooms, 3 sitting 
2 occupants

 
Charles F Freestone

Crown & Anchor
Sergeant
Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor

RAMC 
 
enlisted 1917 
discharged 1919

 
Steward & Patterson
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Rates £35

 
 
 

Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor
Crown & Anchor

 
 

 
 

DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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BALLYGATE 9 
This probably became part of the Crown & Anchor

1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1881

 
 
 
 
 
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907

Census 
 
Census 
Census 
Census 
CENSUS

Edward BOON 
Mary Ann BOON
George F. BOON 
Eleanor M. BOON
Robert R. BOON 
Census 
 
 
Survey 
 

Samuel Barkway 
Steward & Co 
Edward Boon 
Edward Boon 
Edward Boon 

20 
 
M 36 
M 44 
M 57 

hawker
Boon, Edw 
agricultural labourer
railway labourer 
railway plate layer

ag labourer 
£3.10 
9

 
wife, 2sons, 2 dau

b. Gillingham, Norf
b Geldeston





67 
63 
26 
23 




Geldeston, Norfolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
M 25 
Larter, R (late) 
Roe, Benj
Roe BC
Mrs Robinson

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 

Railway Platelayer
Dressmaker
Tailor Journeyman
Dressmaker
Carpenter & Joiner Journeyman
b. Bacton, Suff
 
9

22 
 
Steward & Co 
Steward & Co 
Steward & Patterson 
 


Arthur Hurrell 

hotel worker  

 
beer retailer 
 
3 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

 
 

9

 
 

£4 
5 occupants
 
 
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
13
BALLYGATE  11, 13, 15 & 17
Listed Building: 

Eighteenth  Century.  Two  storeys.  Red  brick.  Toothed  eaves  band,  painted.  Five  first  floor  widows,
casements with flush frames. Ground floor two casements and two sash, in flush frames. Two six-panel
doors in wood cases with panelled reveals, and cornices.
MILLINERY: L Buxton. Show Room after Friday 9 May - replete with every novelty in French & English
Millinery,   French   Flowers,   Feathers,   Ribbons,  Fancy  Handkerchiefs,  etc.  near  Gurney’s  Bank.[13
Ballygate]
[Louisa Buxton was the wife of Samuel Buxton, plumber and glazier, aged 28. She was 21 and living with
them were her sister aged 13 and brother aged 9. There was also a Milliner’s apprentice, Martha Preston,
aged 23.
SALE:-  17 July, 1865, Mr William Sayer, deceased 
LOT 1: Four well built and neatly fronted Dwelling Houses & Premises in or near Ballygate:
i  ) House [No 11]: Parlour, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Cellar, Wash House, four bedrooms, three very
spacious & convenient, Plumber’s & Glazier’s shops; with Yard & Garden, Stable, Gig House, Hay house
& Stable yard, now in the occupation of Mr Thomas Kerr Sayer or his undertenant at £20 p.a.
Part of the workshop was built upon ground formerly belonging to Messrs Paget & Co [No 7], then the
owners of adjoining premises; & the present sale is subject to a restriction against making any door or
window next their yard.
ii    )  The  Shop  [No  13],  with  sitting room, kitchen & three bedrooms, now occupied by Miss Harriet
Cattermole, rent £9 10s p.a.
iii ) Convenient dwelling House [No 15], lately occupied by Mrs Rebecca Sayer, deceased, containing
front and back Sitting rooms, Wash house, Pantry, Coal house, three bedrooms & small garden
iv  ) Very comfortable Dwelling House [No 17], now in the occupation of Miss Ann Hanby, Rent £8 p.a.
containing front & back Sitting rooms, Wash house, Pantry, Coal house, two bedrooms.
This lot includes walls on the east side. Upon Mr Sayers’s occupation an extensive business was carried
on for half a century. Abundant convenience for any trade requiring room.
Land Tax £1 2s 6d
TO LET: Comfortable Dwelling House, with three chambers and glaziers shops, stablings and premises in
Ballygate, now occupied by TK Sayer.
Partnership between John Thompson & John  Mapes Brundell as plumbers and glaziers dissolved. John
Thompson retiring. Business will be carried on in premises lately occupied by TK Sayer [No 11] (opposite
Gurney’s Bank: 16 Ballygate) 
ADVERTISEMENT: William Sayer succeeded to Plumbing, Glazing & Painting Business of his Father,
established 1799: Horse & Groom Lane
TO BE LET: Dwelling House & shop in Ballygate, now in the occupation of Miss Cattermole [No 13].
Apply D. Jude, Beccles
TO BE LET: Dwelling house in Ballygate [No 15] (adjoinig residence of  Mr JM Brundell) now in the
occupation of Mr Frederick Bird. Apply D Jude
[This  was  32  Smallgate,  which  Brundell  built  for  himself,  but  decided  not  to  live  in    TO  BE  LET:
Commodious Business Premises with Newly Erected Dwelling House in Smallgate, now in the occupation
of the Proprietor, Mr JM Brundell, who is removing to his former business premises in Ballygate].
SALE: late Nathaniel Cowles:
LOT 1: Substantial Block of Property in BALLYGATE: A comfortable DWELLING HOUSE [No 13], three
spacious  Painters’  and  Glaziers’  Shops,  Yard,  Garden,  Stable  with  Loft  over, and Stable Yard, in the
occupation of Mr JM Brundell, at the annual Rent of £17
The DWELLING HOUSE with Small SHOP adjoining, in the occupation of Mr BB Balls [No 11] Rent £10.
DWELLING HOUSE adjoining in the occupation of William Townsend [No 15] at Rent of £9 2s 0d.
DWELLING HOUSE also adjoining in the occupation of AR Rush; [No 17] Rent £6 10s 0d.
[purchased Mr Mobbs, Norwich £372 10s]
DEATH: JM Brundell, painter & plumber

1851
Rix Coll 1851 
 
 

1865
 
 

Sale 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1865

 
Conveyances 13 August 1803 & October 1814.
Beccles Paper 3 Oct 
1865
Beccles Paper 5 Dec 
1867
Beccles Paper 5 Feb 
1868
Beccles Paper 2 Jun 
1869
Beccles Paper 22 Jun 
1874
 

1896
 

Beccles Paper 19 May 
 

 
 
 
 
1900

 
 
 
 

Dated 9 May 
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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NB It is difficult to be certain who was living in number 11 & who in 13 as the order constantly changes]
BALLYGATE 11
 

owner 
occupant

1838
1841
1841
1851

1860
1861
1865
1871
1871
1875
1881
1881
1891

1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1922
1933+
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, W 
Census 
Census 

Sayer, Wm exors 
Census 
Sayer, Wm exors 
Cowles, Nath 
Census 
 
 
Census 
Census 

Mobbs, Jer 
Brooks, W 
Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sayer, Thos 
Sayer, Thos 
Thomas Sayer 
Thomas Sayer 

Sayer, Thos 
Thomas Sayer 
Sayer, Thos 
Smith, Wm
William Smith 
Artis, Samuel 
Cowles, Nath 
empty
Benjamin Balls 

Rose, Geo
Finch, Geo
Brooks, W
Frost, John
Frost, John
Frost, John
Brooks, Eliz 
Frost, John
Frost & Utting 
Frost & Utting
Frost & Utting
Mace, Geo
Mace, Geo

 
ho painter 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Norman, Robt 

 

 
 
painter
painter, glazier

 
plumber, painter, master 
 
£8.10
grocer 
 
brazier

£22.1304
 

£19.15

30 
M 45 

 
M 55 
 
 
M 23 
 

£9
wife, 2 sons  
b Gt Yarmouth
£9
 

wife, mother, father, son 
£8.10
 

b. Beccles
 
£8.10 

 
 
shopkeeper 
 
plumber
 
plumber

M 79 
greengrocer 
 
 
b. Beccles
 

 
 

 
business premises

 

£9
3 bedrooms, 1sitting, 1 shop; not a dwelling

Frost 
Frost, John 
 
 
 
 
£40 [withg No 13]
 
plumber

 
plumber

BALLYGATE 13

 
1838
1841
1841
1851
1851
1860
1861
1861
1865
1871
1871

owner 
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
Census 
Sayer, Wm 
Census 
Sayer, Wm exors 
Census 
Sayer, Wm exors 
 
Census 
 

occupant
Norman, Josh 
Norman, Josh 
Joseph Norman 
Buxton, Sam 
Sam Buxton 
Dunningham, Jas 
White, Harriet 
Cattermole, Har 
Cattermole, Miss H
John Brundell 
Cowles, Nath 

 

 
 
carpenter
 
plumber/glazier 
 
 
 
bookseller 
 
 
Brundell, Jn 

 
 
 
35  

 
 
 
carpenter
 
plumber, glazier 
 
stationer, bookseller
 
 
plumber, emp 4 men 
plumber

£8
£8 
£8 

M 28 
 
U 51 

£8.15


£8.15 

b. Sutton, Suff

 
£8.10

 
M 38 

5sons, 1 dau, 2 fem serv 
£15.10  House, Workshops etc 

Gillingham
 
 

1875
1880
1881
1881

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1891
1896
1904
1906

 
 
 
CENSUS

John STARLAND
Susanna STARLAND
John STARLAND
Eliza STARLAND
Emma STARLAND
George STARLAND
Anna STARLAND
Census 
Mobbs, Jer 
Brooks, W 
Survey 

Brundell, Jn 
Brundell, Jn 
{John Brundell had moved to Gillingham & was farming there, besides running this business]

 
 

 
 

£15.10
£15.10

52 
51 
 
 
 



27 
24 
19 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 
plumber/gas 
Frost 

Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Metfield, Suffolk, England 


Head 
Painter Journeyman foreman

Wife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 



Son 
Daur 

Grocer Porter
Domestic Servant unempoyed
Printer Machine Woman

Daur 
Bricklayer Labourer
Daur 
 

16 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
M 63 

 
John Starland 
Brundell, Jnplumber
Frost, Jn
Brooks,W

Scholar
 

painter & glazier
 
b. Norwich

 
 

£17 
dwelling & workshops 

 
3 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms
DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
15

 
1907
1914
1914-18 
 

1927
1936
1965

 
 
 

 
Frost, John  
Frost, John  
War 

 

 
plumber

 
joint WC for 11 & 13. 20 persons use it.

 
 

 
 

Sydney Clouting 
discharged 1919

 
Flight Serg 
RAF 
enlisted 1917

 
 
 
 

 
Frost, John
Frost, John
George Mace

BALLYGATE 15

1838
1841
1841
1851

1860
1860
1861
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
 
 
 
 
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1974

Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
Census 
Census 

Sayer, Wm exors 
Sayer, Wm exors 
Sayer, Wm exors 
Census 
Cowles, Nath 
Census 
Cowles, Nath 

Woods, Mrs 
Sayer, Wm 
 

 
 

£8.10
 
70 
M 82 

£10
£8.15 
£10 
W 82 
£9 
M 63 
£9 

ret painter 
William Sayer 
William Sayer 

 
independent
retired painter

£8.10 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Sayer, Wodow 
Sayer, Wodow 
Sayer, Wid

 

 
painters wid 
Sayer, Rebecca 
marine store 
James Julnes 

shop 
 

 
Julnes, Jas

proprietor of houses
1 son, 1 fem serv 
b. Rendham, Suff

 
Bradfield, Benj 

 
coal merchant 

marine store dealer
wife, 2 dau, 2 Gchild 
Barnby

Benj BRADFIELD
Susanna BRADFIELD
Kate S. BRADFIELD
Catherine SMITH
Census 
Mobbs, Jer 
Brooks, W 
Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

61 
59 
19 





 
 
 
Samuel, P 

North Pickenham, Norfolk, England 
Lakenheath, Suffolk, England
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Bacton Bendish, Norfolk, England 
69 
 
 

Head 
 
Coal Merchant

Wife
Daur 


 
Mother In Law 
 

Draper Assistant

88 
Susannah Barfield
Townsend, Wm 

Annuitant
b. Lakenhall 

living on own means 

Finch, Sophia 
Brooks, W
Samuel, P
Rowe, Mrs
Rowe, Mrs
Brooks, Eliz 
Franks, Fred
Franks, Fred
Simpson, John
Legge, Theodore

£9 
dwelling

 
3 bedrooms, 3 sitting  
5 occupants 
no back way
Parker, Benj 
 
 
£15 
BALLYGATE 17

1838
1841
1841
1851

1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
 
 
 
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1927

Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
Census 
Census 

Sayers, Wm 
Census 
Cowles, Nath 
Census 
Cowles, Nath 

Julians, Jelk 
Kirk, Thos
Ann Hamby 
Ann Hamby 

Hanby, Ann 
Ann Hamby 
Hanby, Ann 
Ann Hamby 
Balls, Wm

 
 
 
 

independent 
 
independent 

£8
 
50 
U 60 

 

£8 
independent
interest

£5.10 
independent, owner of houses
£8 
annuitant
£8 

U 70 
b. Ellough, Suff

 
printer mach 

U 78 
 

 
 
b. Ellough

William BALLS 
Elizabeth BALLS 
Hannah TYRRELL
Census 
Mobbs, Jer 
Brooks, W 
Survey Brooks, W 
 
 
 



25 
23 
22 
Charlotte Buck 
 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Minnisota, United States 
Minnisota, United States 

Head 
Wife

Printer Machine Minder

Sister In Law 
living on own means 

Governess (Out Of Employ) (Proff)
 

 
Rush, Arth
Coggle, Geo 
Coggle, Geo 
Evans, William
Evans, William
Parker, Benjamin

 
 
 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

71 
b. Beccles
 
£8 
7 occupants 
no access to back
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
16

1933+
1936
1937
1965
1974

 
 
 
 
 

Brooks, Eliz 
Brett, Herbert 
Brett, Herbert
Brett, Herbert
Brett, Herbert

Parker, Benj 
confectioner

 
 
£15
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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BALLYGATE 19 & 21
Listed Building: 

Probably  early  eighteenth Century with alterations. Two storeys and window in side gable at second
floor. Two and one window respectively, generally casements but No 19 with one sash at ground floor.

Red brick. Segmental heads for ground floor windows. Steep roof with pantiles. Fairly massive central
chimney.

 
 

Probably owned & occupied by Ezra Bobbett [1732-1813] from 1760. His son-in-law or grandson, Francis
Shreeve is listed as the occupant in 1807. Francis Shreeve married Susanna Bobbett. Gowing’s Diary Aug
1814:  “F Shreeve died aged 31”

1887
 

Bec Paper 25 Jan 

Ballygate: Block of Freehold property at junction of Ballygate & Hungate Lane
Two substantial dwellings with small shop in Ballygate & Dwelling House in Hungate Lane, with a large
piece  of  Garden  Ground;  Frontage  of 40 yards to Hungate Lane, well adapted for building purposes.
Occupied by James Stone [No 19], Simon Borrett [No 21] & Robert Pitchers [Hungate Lane].
Total £20 4s 0d. Proprietor paying Rates.
[Purchased by William Sampson of Swine’s Green for £265]

 

 
 
 
BALLYGATE 19

 
 

1841
1841
1851
1851
1861

1871
1871
1871
1871
1871
1881

 
 
 
 
 
 
1890
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1922
1933+
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

Bate, G & W 
Census 
Bate, G & W 
Census 
Census 

 
Census 
Census 
Census 
Census 
CENSUS

Susan HARMER 
Patience HARMER
Frederick RUSHMER
Frederick SPINKS
James EVERITT 
Edward TRUNDLE
Sampson, Wm 
Census 
Bate, G & W 
Smith, Luke 
Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beane, Jas
James Beane 
Beane, Sarah 
uninhabited
Beane, Sarah 

Bate, G & W 
Susan Harmer 
Trundle, Edward 
Trundle, William 
Everett, James 

independent 

 
75 
 

£5 
independent
£4 

 
 

U 64 
Harmer, Susan 
W 60 
U 40 
U 24 
U 37 

annuitant
1 fem serv 

b. Gt Yarmouth
 
b. Beccles
b. Oxburgh, Norf
b. Oxburgh, Norf
b. Gt Yarmouth

lodging ho 
loding house keeper
coach body maker
coach body maker
coach body maker

£6 

 
lodger 
lodger 
lodger 


69 
 
22 
 
 
 
 


42 

29 
48 
48 
 
 
pork butch 
pork butcher 
Smith, Luke 
pork butcher
pork butcher
antique dealer
Bridges, Herbert 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 



 
31 

Head 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Lodging House Keeper (Private)
Daur 
Printer Machine Minder
Lodger
Lodger
Lodger

Lodging House Keeper Assistant





Stone, Jas
James Stone 
Smith, Luke 
Smith, Luke 
Smith, Luke 
Smith, Luke 
Smith, Mrs Luke 
Graves, Eliza 
Brooks, Eliz 
Markwell, Fred
Markwell, Fred 
Markwell, Fred
Markwell, Fred
Markwell, Fred 
Tudor, H

Boarder
Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, England
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Oxborough, Norfolk, England
£7
baker 
 
£8 
Dwelling & butcher’s shop 

Coach Builder Body Maker
Coach Builder Body Maker
Coach Builder Body Maker

b Earsham
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 
2 occupants
 
 
£15
basket maker
basket maker
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BALLYGATE 21

1841
1841
1851

1861
1861
1871

1881
1881
1881
1890
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965

Bate, G & W 
Census 
Census 

Bate, G & W 
Census 
Census 

Bate, G & W 
CENSUS  
Census 
Sampson, Wm 
Bate, G & W 
Smith, Luke 
Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jarmy, Phil
Philip Jermy 
Philip Jermy 

Collins, Barney 
Barney Collins 
Barney Collins 

Borrett, Simon 
empty
Maurice Suckling 
Suckling, Maurice 
Suckling, Maria 
Baldry, Hy
Smith, Luke 
Baldry, Harry
Baldry, Harry
Brooks, Eliz 
Baldry, Harry
Baldry, Harry
Baldry, Harry
Baldry, Miss

cordwainer 

 
35 
M 44 

 
M 66 
W 76 

 

£5 
cordwainer
cordwainer

£6 
cooper, master 
cooper

£6 

 
 

cooper
 
 

tea dealer

wife, son

b. Beccles
b. Beccles

 

 
 

M 57 
 
 

carrier 
£7
£6
 
dwelling

 
 
b. Earsham, Norf

 
stereotyper 

 
Baldry, Hy 

£8 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

3 occupants
Baldry, Harry 
 
 
£15 
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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BALLYGATE 23

This house was probably owned by the same person as Ballygate 25 until 1761. It is an older building.
Listed Building: 

Eighteenth Century, perhaps earlier, with alterations. Two storeys and attic. Stucco, lined and painted.
Brick  toothed  eaves  band.  Machine  tiles.  Two  windows,  sash with glazing bars. Six panel door with

patterned radial bar fanlight in later wood doorcase.
[House named after a friend of the Ferral family, Dr Cameron]
1803
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1812
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Private deeds of House 

INDENTURE  1 Jan: BETWEEN
William Libbis, plumber & glazier of Beccles
Robert Rede, Esq.,
William Birkett, hair dresser of Beccles [he died in 1812 aged 52]
For £250
New built Cottages EAST
now in the occupation of William Stannard & Charles Rushmer,
Part of a Well
LEASE & RELEASE  9/10 October: Henry Larke the youunger of Beccles, carpenter  
William Barnard of Beccles, yeoman, eldest son of William Barnrd late of Beccles, gent  
John Lee Farr, Esq,  
James Cuddon, gent  
for £420 to John Lee Farr
ALL THAT Messuage with Yard, BETWEEN
Messuage formerly of Robert Meen & Martha, his wife, then of Robert Fiske, gent, SOUTH
Little Way or Land on the NORTH
Ballygate WEST
New  Built  Cottages,  late  of  William  Libbis  &  then  of  Henry  Larke  the  elder  EAST,  formerly  in  the
occupation of Thomas Copeman [b 1725, = Sarah Copeman 1759, d 1792 aged 67], Samuel Warne [= Sarah
Randall 1791, 8 children 1792-1803], since of William Steward [= Eleanor Crowe 1790] & Charles Rushmer
& then in the occupation of Robert Atkins (= Susanna Norman 1794] & Henry Nobbs, EAST
Together with a certain part of a well & pump in Ballygate & free liberty to John Farr etc to draw & carry
away  Water,  &  all    Outhouses - save and except the use of the small piece of Land in front thereof
belonging to & adjoinung Cottages of Henry Larke the elder, which had lately by his leave been used by
the Tenants & occupier of the Premises.
To the use of James Cuddon, his heirs & assigns during the life of John Lee Farr.
MORTGAGE RELEASE Between
John Lee Farr then of North Cove House, Esq, of  
Hannah Farr [his mother] of Thorpe, widow 
George Lee of Dickleburgh [probably his uncle], Norfolk 
John Lee Farr 
Meadows Taylor, Thomas Dyson & Harry Browne, all of Diss, Norfolk, Bankers & Co-Partners

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
        (Trustee of 2nd PART)
 

 
 
1st PART
 
 
 
 
3rd PART
Private deeds of House 

1st PART
2nd PART
3rd PART
4th PART

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
1825
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Private deeds of House 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

1st PART
}
}
}

 
2nd PART
 
 
 
 
 

 
Reciting to enable John Farr to pay £10,000 (charged on the Estate in North Cove & Mutford, subject to
the payment by the will of John Farr, Esq, his father) and to supply his other occasions, requested M
Taylor, J Dyson & H Browne to lend him £14,000 -
use.
LEASE & RELEASE 30/31 Dec
M Taylor & T Dyson of  
John Lee Farr of
Edward Colby Sharpin of Beccles, Gent  
William Robert Sharpin, gent, of  
Offered by Auction on 25 July, bid of £250
Reciting: Farr on 6 September paid to Taylor & Dyson a further sum of £200 part of principal money due
on Mortgage . Due to them £11,800
To Sharpin

 
 
 
 
 
 
3rd PART
the will £4,000 residue paid to John Lee Farr for his own

1831
 
 
 
 
 
 

Private deeds of House 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

1st PART
2nd PART
3rd PART
4th PART

 
 
 
 
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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1856
 
 
1863

Private deeds of House 

Late of Edward Colby Sharpin of  
Edward Swatman, solicitor of  
Robert Sharpin of
TO BE LET: good Dwelling House containing 9 rooms with a small garden in Ballygate, moderate rent.
Apply Mr Kerrison
SALE: 25 July, 1864
A  well constructed and Genteel Dwelling House in Ballygate, occupied by Mr Henry James Kerrison,
[draper], whose tenancy will cease on 11 October 1865.
Entrance  Hall,  two  front  Sitting  Rooms,  Kitchen,  Wash  house,  W.C.,  Store,  Coal  house,  three good
Bedrooms and closets, & two large Attics and well and pump in Ballygate Street near the premises
Present Annual Land Tax 9s., and no other outgoing.
The fixtures in this Lot, as scheduled, to be valued in the usual way and paid for.
NB. By the Title Deeds the Owners and Occupiers of these premises have free liberty to draw and take
water from the said Well for their necessary use, in as full and free manner as has heretofore been used by
them.
ALL FREEHOLD
And the receipt of the Rents and Profits may be entered into from 11th day of October next.
Commence with Conveyance to Edward Colby Sharpin, Esq dated 1831
[Reached £345, but it did not sell.]
SALE: 20 August, 1866: Lot 2
The substantial brick-built and very compact  DWELLING HOUSE  situate in Ballygate Street, Beccles,
Occupied by Mr Henry James Kerrison.
DEATH of Mr HJ Kerrison aged 85. Upright, hoourable, kind and considerate in every relation of life. He
was churchwarden for more than twenty years.
SALE: Will of late HJ Kerrison: LOT 1:
Substantially built Residence, for many years occupied by the late Proprietor.
Front  and  back  Entrances,  Dining & Drawing Rooms, spacious Kitchen, Scullery, Store Room, Cellar,
good closet accommodation, 5 Sleeping Rooms, with water tank, coalhouse woodhouses & other offices;
also  entrance  from Hungate Lane. Water is laid on from the Beccles Waterworks. Back yard. Fixtures
included. Outgoing Land Tax 9s 8d.
Title commences on Sale by Indenture 16 October, 1866

1st PART
2nd PART
3rd PART

 
 

 
 
Beccles Paper 8 Sept 

1864
 

Beccles Paper 12 Jul 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1866
 

 
 
 
 

Sale 
 
1880
East Suff Gaz 22 June 

1886
 
 

Bec Paper: 8 July 

 
 

 
 
RATES 23 BALLYGATE
 

 
1770
1775
1781
1804
1807
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1841
1841
1845
1850
1851
1851
1855

 
 
 
 
 

OWNER

 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPANT
Wm Buck late Harling 
William Buck ?? 
William Buck ?? 
 

 
 
 
 

£2
£2 
£2 

 
 
 

House
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Census 
 
 
 
Census 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Farr, JL, Esq 
Farr, JL
Farr, JL
Farr, JL
Farr, late
 

 
 
 
 
 
Fiske & Clarke 

£5 
£5 
£6.1304
£6.1304
£6.1304
 

Law Offices [Pud 106]
Law Office
Law Offices  [Pud 101]
Law Offices

 
 
 
 

 
Sharpin, EC 
used as law offices
Sharpin, EC 
Sharpin, EC 
Sharpin, EC 
Law offices - not mentioned in Census [see page 397]
Sharpin, EC 

NMar
Edward Swatman 
Fiske, Hy
Henry Kerrison 

£13.05
Law Offices   [No 338] 

 
 
 

Fiske & Clarke 
Swatman, Edw 
Swatman, Ed 

 
 
solicitor

£11 - 15s
£12 - 15s
 

Law Offices  [No 335]
House 
£12.10

[No 345]
 
Swatman, Edw 
 
£12 - 5s
House 
[No 367]
In 1851 he was living at 11

1860
1861
1861

 
 
Census 

Kerrison, Hy 
Kerrison, Hy 
 

 
draper ho
retired draper 

£17 
£17 

House 
[No 360]
 
M 66 
wife, fem serv 
 
b. Burnham, Suff
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
21

1865
1870
1871
1871
1875
1880
1881 CENSUS

 
 
1890
1891

1895
1899
1896

 
 
 
Census 
 
 

Edward Swatman 
Henry Kerrisn 
Kerrison, Hy 
Henry Kerrison 
Henry Kerrison 
Eliz Kerrison 

Kerrison, Hy 
Kerrison, Hy 
 
 
Kerrison, Hy 
Eliz Kerrison 

 

£16 
£16 

House 
House 
£16 
wife, 1 serv 
House
House 

[No 361]
[No 382]
House

 
Kerrison, Hy 
M 76 

draper ho
retired draper 
 
 

 
b. Burnham, Norf

£16 
£16   

[No 432]

Elizabeth KERRISON
Margaret SMITH 
 
Census 
 
 
 

70 
30 



Tuffnel

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 

Head 

Annuitant
Domestic Servant General


Hockey, Alf 
Lemale Goode (blind) 
Hockey, Alfred 
Hockey, Alf 
Kerrison, Hy 
Hockey..
Hockey, Alf 

Serv 
House [No 475] 

£16 
Beccles

76 
Gooda, Louisa 
 
 

 
Ferrall, Rev Hy 
Ferrall, Rev H 

£16   
 
resident

House 
£16 
[Ferrall  taught at Beccles College & married Elizabeth

[No 475]
House 

[No 559]
1904
 
 
Ferrall, Rev H 
resident
£18 [he later became Rector of Heckingham. Cricketer]
1906
Survey 

Hall, C 
space

Hall, Christopher
Keith, Mrs
Major Albert CC Darby, 
Lieut Frank NS DarbyRoyal Scots 
Staff Serg Gilbert C Darby 
Leslie RM Darby 
RQMS Rowland Darby 
Corporal Sydney Smith 

Darby, Mrs
Brooks, Eliz 
Darby, Mrs
Darby, Mrs
Montagu, Capt Chas

Hockey Brooks, W
 
dwelling
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting  
9 occupants 
v    small    yard

1907
1914
1914 -18 War 
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 

1927
1933+
1936
1948
1974

 
 

RFA 
 
joined up 1914 
discharged 1919

gained MC & MD
gained MGC

joined up 1914 
128th BtnCEF 
Gold Coast Rifles
191st Btn CEF 
London Irish 

discharged 1919 
joined up 1915 

 

joined up 1914 
joined up 1914 

discharged 1917
KILLED 22 May 1916

 
 
 
 
 

 
Darby, Christian 
 
£26 
House 
23
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
22
BALLYGATE 25  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballygate A

Probably built or rebuilt by Robert Meen about 1781
Listed Building: 

 
Eighteenth Century. Two storeys and basement. Red brick. Pantiles. Wood ogee bracket cornice. Four
windows, sash with flush frames and flat arches. Plinth. Six-panel door in wood case with fluted pilasters,

enriched frieze and pediment.
Information from Deed 78 and the Poor Law lists
This house changed value from £3 in 1779 when it was owned by Mrs Coggeshall to £6 in 1781when it
was owned by Mr Meen, who registered his ownership in 1781, but no doubt bought it about a year
previously. So it was rebuilt between those dates.

No 25 BALLYGATE 
 

 

1500.1
1576
1593
1614c
1656c
1671
1688

Potter
Task Bal 4 

Humphrey Trame [Master of the Hospital] for two tentements late Potter
Humphrey Trame two tenements, late Potter (& Robert Michells) 
William Steadman for two tentements late Potter  (folio 68) 
Robert Mitchells tenement in Ballygate, Trames, Potter
Robert Mitchells [Robert Mitchells, cooper died in 1689] his tenement in his own use        Valuation £1
Nick  Elgood  [Nichola  Alegood  was  born  in  1643; He had married Abigail by 1669, she died in 1704]
tenement Robert Michelle post Bunfellow 
Francis Bunfellow [d 1722]
William Coggeshall, [a Thomas Coggeshall married Frances Bunfellow in 1684] [William Coggeshall died
in  1775, his wife, Martha died 1757] Elgood, Mitchells
Martha Coggeshall, spinster, [born 1727] late William Coggeshall, her father, before Francis Bunfellow

[d 1597]
 
 
 

 
Task 4d
 
 

Task 4d
Task Bal 4 
Task S11 

[d 1635]
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

Task M22 
 
 
Task E15 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

1715
1728

Task B87 
 
 
Task C85 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
1776
Task C111 

 
Robert  Meen,  [married  Martha  Coggeshall  in  1779  He  died  in  1810  aged 84; she died 1799 aged 71]
tenement formerly Elgoods, since Francis Bunfellow & late William Coggeshall  
Meen died in 1810 aged 84. He was probably the bookseller and publisher  who sold “ The Life of
Thomas  Green,  who  was  executed  on  Castle  Hill,  Norwich,  on  Wednesday  April  12th  1775  for  a
burglary in a dwelling house at Diss. Containing an account of the several robberies he committed, and
the different Regiments he enlisted in and deserted from. The whole written by himself and published at
his request.” Price 6d.”

House proably built by Robert Meen after his marriage in 1779 [Poor Law lists: value inreased from £2 10s
in 1775 to £6 in 1781]
ORIENTATION (of 27 Ballygate) all that messuage. next the messuage. & yard late of Robert Meen, then

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
1781
Task M55 
 
Task 4d
 
 
1779-81  
1829
Deeds 78 

Robert Fiske on the north
1864   Bec & Bung Wkly 25 Oct          DEATH
 
 
1857
1895
 

On the 19th October, at Beccles, in the 82nd year of his age, Robert FISKE, Esq., late of
             Kessingland, Suffolk, third and last surviving son of the late Samuel FISKE, Esq., of Clopton Hall,
             Rattlesden.

 
 

Nor Paper 18 Feb 

SALE of Furniture of Mr RW Clarke, solicitor, by desire of mortgagee
SALE: Ballygate: from executors of Edward Brown Fiske [He was Mayor of Beccles 1860-61 & 1868-69]
Freehold Residence for many years occupied by Proprietor; Commanding extensive views of Waveney
Valley, with Garden in rear & 2 excellent Offices, with separate approach from Hungate Lane. Good Ale &
Wine & Coal cellars, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms. Three principal Bedrooms in front, 3 good
bedrooms  at  back  with  separate  staircase. Kitchen, Store Room, back Kitchen, Larder, Pantry, WC &
convenient domestic offices, also excellent closet accommodation.
SALE: Late EB Fiske
Residence, Garden in rear & 2 excellent Offices with separate approach from Hungate; Good ale, wine &
coal Cellars, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, 3 principal Bedrooms in front, 3 good bedrooms at
back, with separate staircase, kitchen, storeroom, back kitchen, Larder, Pantry wc & convenient domestic
offices; excellent closet accommodation.  (Bought HW Read £400)
 25 BALLYGATE
OWNER

Beccles Paper 19 Feb 
 

1895
 

Bec Paper 18 March 
 

RATES 
 

 
 
          OCCUPIER
 
 
 
Poor Rate

1756
1775
1781

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Coggeshall, William
Coggeshall, Martha
Meen, Robert 

 
 
 

(Bal 21)
 
 

 
 
 

£2
£2-10
£6

DOCUMENTS: Beccles, Streets, Ballygate Proerties  
David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
23

1799
1804
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1841
1841
1851
1851
 
 

1861
1861
1871
1881 CENSUS

 

Land Tax  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Census 
 
Census 
 
 

 
Census 
Census 

Meen, Robt

 
 
 

 
 
 

Meen, Robt 
Crowfoot, WH 
Crowfoot, WH    

Land Tax   £1 8s
 
 

 

 
(Pud 28)

 
 

£7.10
£6.1304

 
Meen, Robt

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
30 
 



 
 
U 47 

Fiske, Robt, Esq 
Fiske, Robt, Esq 
Fiske, Robt, Esq 
Fiske, Robt, Esq 
Clarke, RW 
Clarke RW  attorney 
attorney [he seems to have gone bankrupt later]
Fisk, Edw
36 
29 
23 

Fiske, Edw 
W  
solicitor

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

£!2
£15
£18.1304
£18.1304
£18.1304
 

 
Fiske, Robt
Robert Clarke 
Fiske, Robt
Swatman, Edw 
Fearman, Mary Ann
Bensley, James 

Fiske, Edw
Robert Fiske 
Edward Fiske 

£37.05
 

solicitor
Solicitor
House Servant 
House Servant 

 
 

 
Little Fransham Norf (folio 397)
Lowestoft
Halesworth

 
£26.15
 

solicitor
77 
sister, 2 fem serv 

 
retired solicitor 

 
Clopton Hall, Rattlesdon

 
£34.15
Beccles
Edward FISKE 


Clerk

Edward Fiske 
Read, Herbert 
Seeley, Misses 
Seeley, Misses 
Allen, Mrs WE
Ingate, Miss E
L/Cpl Harry Branford
Assist Paymst Roland Clarkson

Clarkson, Laurence
Poll, Wallace H 
Kerrich, Misses M & O
Kerrick, Misses
Montagu, Capt Chas
Montagu, Capt Charles
Moore, Sydney

57 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Solicitor & Registrar Of The County Court 1

 
1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 

1922
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

Elizabeth R. FISKE
Census 
 
 
Survey 
 
 

52 


 
Hudson
Allen 
Allen, Mrs 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
67 
 
 

Sister 
 
 
 
6 berooms, 6 sitting

Annuitant
 
 
 
6 occupants

solicitor
 
 
dwelling

 
 
 

b. Beccles
£35 
£45 

7th Suffolks 

joined up 1915 
joined up 1914 

discharghed 1917 May
discharged 1919 

RNR 
land agent
Poll, Wallace 

 
1914 Star

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Ho Garage shed Gdn
£50 
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24
BALLYGATE 27   BALLYGATE HOUSE
 
 
Ballygate H

Probably rebuilt by Rev Robert Leman between 1775 & 1781  
Listed Building: 

Early Eighteenth Century with alterations. Two storeys and attic with three dormers. Red brick. Double-
span roof. Floor band. Plinth. Ogee bracket eaves cornice. Five windows, sash with flush frames, now with
central glazing bars only. Six-panel door in wood case with fluted Doric pilasters, triglyphs and mutular

pediment. Interior: 4 Adam duck-nest grates. Pantile roof.
The Buildings of England: Suffolk: by Nikolaus Pevsner:
 

 
Five bays, two storeys and a doorway with Roman pilasters, a metope frieze and a pediment.

No 27 BALLYGATE (BALLYGATE HOUSE) 
 

Information from Deed 78 and the Poor Law lists
Looking at a deed referring to 1754, I was surprised to find that at that time the building on this site was
described as the Kings Arms. Obviously the present building was built some time after that date. It was
sold to Rev Robert Leman, Rector of Ellough in 1765. In 1787 Robert Wright was paying a mortgage to
Rev Robert Leman  “in his new house.” according to the Beccles Manor Records. Mr Leman was living on
the site by 1770. The house changed value in the Poor Law rate book from £3-10s in 1775 to £8 in 1781, so
it is clear that the house was rebuilt between those dates. -
( Looking at it afresh I am somewhat doubtful about this. Robert Leman was born in 1700 and appears to
have had no children. I wonder if someone over the age of 75 would have embarked on such building
undertakings?)

 
 
 
1576
Task Bal 21 

William Wilson [d 1852 see Inventory 1582] for a tenement or garden, late Walker 
4d
William Wilson for a tenement Destons 
William Wilson for a tenement Wyght 

 
Task

1576
1576
 
1593
1593

Task Bal 19 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 2d
Task 6d

Task Bal 20 
Task Bal 22 

Francis Wilson [d 1596] for a tenement & garden late Walkers
Francis Wilson for a tenement  called Deston’s 
2d
Francis Wilson for a tenement called Wayghts 
6d
[Francis & Joan Wilson’s son Thomas was born in 1588]

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
 

Task Bal 21 
 
Task
1593
Task Bal 20 
 
 
 
 
 
Task
 
 

1634c
1662

Task W13 

Thomas Wilson  for a garden sometime Walker’s late William Wilson (folio 126) 
John King for a tenement in Ballygate late Wilson & for a tenement Deston’s & for a tent & garden late
Walker  (folio 225)
John Barber for a house in Ballygate late Wilson 
John Barber, house & grounds  
John Barber; Two Hearths
The heirs of  James King 
Whereas an indenture of 13 January 1754, between William Cooper, then of Kessingland, of the First
Part;  &  Roger  Thompson,  then  of  Great  Yarmouth,  hosier,  of  the Second Part; William Crowfoot, of
Beccles, tanner, of the third part; & Elizabeth Rayner of Beccles, widow.
ALL THAT messuage known by the name of the King’s Arms, then or lately in the use of William Reeve,
the older and younger, then in the occupation of James Harwood.
AND ALL THAT messuage adjoining in the occupation of John Faucett, or his undertenant, with stables
& outhouses, yards and gardens,
Assigned unto William Crowfoot for 1000 years from 1735, between Roger Thompson & Rebecca, his wife
of the First Part; & John Scales, then of Beccles, grocer, of the other part.
1736:
William Crowfoot died 1780:- to Elizabeth Crowfoot, his wife & John Farr, executors. Both dead.
John Cooper, Esq., executor.
ALL THAT messuage etc. next the messuage & yard late of Robert Meen, then Robert Fiske on the north;

 
Task 4d
Task K4 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Valuation £4-10s-0d

Task 1s 0d
Rent 7d

1668
1671
1674
1729
1754
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 
Survey 
 
 
Hearth Tax 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 7d
Ipswich Record Office 
dated 1824 refers to 1754
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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[Bal 25] the messuage, yard and ground of Philip Dykes, Esq., [Bal 29 the Old Rectory] on the south &
east; abutting upon Ballygate to the west.
Formerly in the occupation of Robert Leman, late Elizabeth Mannell & Francis Berry, to the use of Mary
Gibson, to Richard Bohun.
Roger Thompson to Elizabeth Rayner. Was William Reeve, now Thomas Wakefield and John King.
Thompson late James King, now Widow Rayner 
Widow Rayner
INDENTURE between James Story of Kymberley, Norfolk, farmer of the First Part; Elizabeth Story,
wife of James Story, late called Elizabeth Reyner of the Second Part; George Molden, of Norwich, clerk &
John Reyner, of Kirkstead, Norfolk, farmer, only son of Elizabeth (Trustees) of the third part; Rev Robert
Leman, of Ellough, Suffolk, of the fourth part.
ALL THAT messuage known by the name of the King’s Arms in occupation of William Reeve, and after
of John Harwood, and since of Thomas Wakefield
AND ALL THAT messuage next to the same belonging, in the occupation of John Farncott & John Horth,
late in several occupations of Charles Aldred, Thomas Bolt, late purchased by Elizabeth Story
Rev Robert Leman, [d 1799 aged 90] late Rayner, & before King for a house in Ballygate 
House probably built by Rev Leman [Poor Law: increased from £3 10s in 1775 to £8 in 1781]
[William Wright surrenders to Rev Robert Leman of Beccles, clerk. He to pay to Robert Leman in the new
dwelling house
 £25 and interest (a mortgage)]
INDENTURE: John Farr, of  North Cove of the First Part; Mary Gibson of Gillingham of the Second
Part; and Richard Bohun;  [REPEATED: see under 1754:]
Whereas an indenture of 13 January 1754, between
William Cooper, then of Kessingland, of the First Part; &
Roger Thompson, then of Great Yarmouth, hosier, of the Second Part;
William Crowfoot, of Beccles, tanner, of the third part; &
 Elizabeth Rayner of Beccles, widow.
ALL THAT messuage known by the name of the King’s Arms, then or lately in the use of William Reeve,
the older and younger, then in the occupation of James Harwood.
AND ALL THAT messuage adjoining in the occupation of John Faucett, or his undertenant, with stables
& outhouses, yards and gardens,
Assigned unto William Crowfoot for 1000 years from 1735, between Roger Thompson & Rebecca, his wife
of the First Part; & John Scales, then of Beccles, grocer, of the other part.
1736:
William Crowfoot died 1780:- to Elizabeth Crowfoot, his wife & John Farr, executors. Both dead.
John Cooper, Esq., executor.
ALL  THAT  messuage  etc. next the messuage & yard late of Robert Meen, then Robert Fiske on the
NORTH [Bal 25];
the messuage, yard and ground of Philip Dykes, Esq., on the SOUTH & EAST [Bal 29];
abutting upon Ballygate to the WEST.
Formerly in the occupation of Robert Leman, late Elizabeth Mannell & Francis Berry, to the use of Mary
Gibson, to Richard Bohun.
SALE: Monday 17 December 1838 at King’s Head by Robert Oswald
A compact Freehold Dwelling House in Ballygate
Brick built, sashed; recently fitted up with every view to convenience and comfort; comprising spacious
Vestibule and Staircase; two Parlours separated by folding doors; Drawing Room, three good Bedrooms
& Dressing Room on the first floor; four attics; kitchen, cellar, and other domestic offices; two stalled
Stable & small walled-in Pleasure Garden.
This valuable property is in the occupation of William Edward Crowfoot, Esq., as tenant for a year from 11
October 1838. The House is most pleasantly situated at the entrance to the town from Bungay, adjoining
the mansion of Mrs Stone, and commanding the much admired view of the River Waveney; is in excellent
repair and in every respect adapted for the Residence of a small genteel family.
The only outgoing is a Land Tax of 19 shillings.
[Written in pencil on the Sale Notice: Miss Bohun’s]

 
 

1755
1761
1765
1765
 

Ipswich Record Office 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 7d
 
Ipswich Record Office 
dated 1824 refers to 1765
 
 
 
 

1772
1775-87 
1787

Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rent 7d
Beccles Manor Court 

1824
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ipswich Record Office 
Deeds 78 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1838
 
 

Sale 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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1862
 
 

SALE: Monday 9 June 1862 by order of the executors of Miss Howman:
Well Situated and genteel Residence, with Conservatory, Garden, Coach House, Stable, etc.
Lot 1: Neat Genteel Residence, in the occupation of Miss Crowfoot in Ballygate, adjoining the Mansion
and Grounds now occupied by Mrs Clarke and commanding extensive and charming views of the River
Waveney and the woods of Gillingham and Geldeston.
Contains:  Entrance  Hall,  Drawing  Room  21ft  x 14ft communicating with Dining Room 16ft x 14ft; two
closets. kitchen with two closets, Store Room, Pantry, Wine Cellar, Back Kitchen with pump, coal house,
entrance yard with wood and knife houses and servants’ offices therein; a good Staircase and Landing
leading to an Upper Drawing Room 21ft x 14ft; Boudoir, three principal bedrooms with five closets therein
and four attics; Conservatory and Garden; WC; tool house and Coach House with loft over.
This portion of the Estate held by Miss Crowfoot, ending 11 October 1865. Rent £30 p.a. Also opposite a  
two stall riding stable and harness house, [now No 22
or shrubbery adjoining in hand.
Land  Tax  16s  10d  1/2d.      Free  Rent  to  the  Manor  of  Beccles  5d 1/2d.   Free Rent to the Manor of
Frostenden 5d.
SALE: BALLYGATE HOUSE, Monday, 28 February 1944
Sale by the Executors of Frank Burton, deceased
Fine  Georgian  Residence  of  brick  with  part  flat  roof & part pantile roof, situate upon the old cliff in
Ballygate,  with  extensive  views  of  the  Waveney  Valley  &  containing  the  usual  well-planned  &
comfortable accommodation of the period.  Good Cellerage.
GROUND  FLOOR  Fine  Front  Entrance with fluted supports & spacious Hall with tiled floor, hanging
cupboard & French window opening to Conservatory.
DINING  ROOM  15ft  8in x 13ft 6in, with Bath register stove, China cupboard in recess & 2 Windows
overlooking Garden
DRAWING ROOM 21ft 6in (extreme) x 14ft 8in with Bath register stove & large bay Window overlooking
Garden. NB. The above rooms are separated by folding partitions.
Side Entrance from Garden with lobby & WC. The domestic offices shut off from other parts of the house,
are approached from side passage & comprise:
KITCHEN 14ft 9in x 14ft, with 3ft 6in “Kooks Joie” cooking range, 2 fitted store cupboards, adjustable
linen airer & 2 Windows with shutters. SCULLERY with glazed sink (h & c), tiled back, fixed plate rack,
store, copper, Dutch oven & shelving; Coal House. LARDER with brick & other shelves, cupboards &
meat safe. HOUSEMAID’S PANTRY with sink with 2 taps over. GLASS CLOSET well fitted, with drawers
&  shelves.
FIRST FLOOR. Gained by wide Staircase from Entrance Hall, are LANDING communicating direct with 4
principal BEDROOMS: No 1: over Drawing Room 21ft 9in x 14ft 6in with stove, marble mantelpiece & bay
Window. No 2 (east): 15ft x 14ft 3in, with stove. No 3: over Dining Room, 15ft x 13ft 9in, with stove, 2
hanging cupboards & 2 Windows. No 4 (west) 15ft 9in x 13ft 6in, now used as a Sitting Room, register
stove, 2 large cupboards & 2 Windows.   BATH ROOM.
SECOND  FLOOR  Landing  with  cupboards,  4  BEDROOMS,  one  with  airing  cupboard & 2 with small
cupboards.
OUTSIDE  North of the House, small yard with entrance from street, brick & tile WC, coal house & stick
house, brick ash bin & soft water pump. South of the House: brick & semi-detached store shed with brick
floor & entrance from street.
PLEASANT GARDEN, walled-in on north & east & part of south sides, having large lawn, surrounded by
flower beds, rockeries & ornamental trees & shrubs.
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF BALLYGATE, opposite main property. Brick & slated STABLING, comprising 2
Stalls, loose box & hayhouse. ALSO small walled-in Garden adjoining. Electricity, Water & Drainage.
FREEHOLD.  Land Tax £1-1s-6d. 
For many years in the occupation of the deceased. Title commences on conveyance 8 July 1920. 

Sale 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Ballygate] with cellar and bin and a small plantation
 
 

1944
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rates for year £27-10s-0d (rateable Value £44)

RATES 
 

27 BALLYGATE
OWNER 
OCCUPANT
1756}
 
(Bal 20)
Wakefield, Thos sen
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1760
 
(Bal 22)
Boult, Thos 
 
 
 
£3-10 
page 13

1765}
1765}

 
 

(Bal 23)
(Bal 24)

{Aldred, Charles 
{Boult, Thomas 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£3-10
£2-10 

 

1770
1775
1781
1799
1804
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1841
1841
1851

1851
[1861
1871
1871
1881 CENSUS
 

 
 
 
Lnd Tax Leman, Rev Robt 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Howman, DL 
Census 
Census 

Howman, DL 
Census 
Hollond, Rev E 
Census 

(Bal 27)
 
(Bal 18)

Leman, Rev 
Leman, Rev 
Leman, Rev 
Leman, Rev Robt
Mannell, Miss 
Mannell, Miss 
Mannell, Miss 
Mannell, Eliz Miss
Mannell, Miss 
Mrs Gibson 
Mrs Gibson 
GWB Bohun 
Crowfoot, WE 
William E Crowfoot
Mary Crowfoot 

Crowfoot, Mary d 1891 
Susan Roe 
Crowfoot, Mary 
Mary Crowfoot 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Rector of Ellough
 
 
 

 
 
 

£3-10
£3- 10
£8
1.12 
£10
£6-13-4
£6-13-4

(Pud 31)
 
 
(Pud 80)
 
(Pud 79)
 
(Pud 56)
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
30  
 

 
 
 
 
surgeon
surgeon
interest

interest
U serv 58
resident
annuitant

 
 
 
 
 

£10
£13-6-8
£13-6-8
£13-6-8
£35 

 
 
cook 
 
 

U 40 
£30.15
another fem serv 
£32.10
b. Beccles

 

 
 
U 60 

b. Denam, Suff]

No 27 
Hannah CHAMBERS

Ballygate

 
68 

 

 
St Margaret Ilketshall, Suffolk, England

owner
Holland, Rev E 

 
Head 

£30
Domestic Servant Cook

 
 
[1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1922
1933+
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974


30 
Mary Williamson 
Martin, Edw 
Burton, Frank 
Burton, F
Burton, Frank 
Clarkson, Laurence
Burton, Frank
Burton, Frank 
Burton, Frank
Burton, Mrs
Hardy, Mrs
Hardy, Mrs
Pelly, Roland
Col. Chris Cadge

Mary MASTERSON
Census 
Hollond, Rev E 
Hollond, exors 
Survey Long (agent)
 
 
 
Burton, Frank? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bungay, Suffolk, England 
U 40 
 
 
 

 
 
 
£45 

Head 
 

Domestic Servant Housemaid
b. Bungay]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Housemaid 
 

 
 

 
8 bedrooms, 4 sitting 

dwelling
6 occupants
valuer
               Ho Garage Gdn          £55 
 
 
 
 
 
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BALLYGATE 29  THE OLD RECTORY
 
 
 
Ballygate OR

Probably built by Philip Dykes between 1785 & 1804
Listed Building:

Circa 1770-80. Two storeys and attic with two dormers. Red brick. Five windows. Flat arches. Plinth. Centre three windows grouped

by gauged pilasters with stone caps with fluted enrichment, brick pediment with fluted frieze. Parapet.
Double-span roof. Pantiles. Sash windows, in reveals, now with central glazing bars only. Windows at
back, in elliptical arched openings and centre blank panel with trefoil arch, now with nineteenth century
mullion  transom  casements.  Six-panel  door  with  arched  enriched  fanlight  in  wood  case  with  Doric
columns, and open pediment. Stone steps with wrought iron railings. Some Adam type ceilings.

The Buildings of England: Suffolk: by Nikolaus Pevsner:
Earlier and more ambitious with its four giant pilasters and pediment to distinguish the centre.

No 29 BALLYGATE (THE OLD RECTORY)Information from Deed 78 and the Poor Law lists
This was owned in 1732 by John Harbor. His brother Robert Harbor was living here in 1770 and the house was then valued at £2-10.

It is difficult to identify it in 1781, but  there were no large houses on the site at that time . Philip Dykes,
Esq. bought the site in 1785. The next available pricing is in 1807 when no 25 & 27 were both valued at £6-
13s-4d and no 29 at £13-6s 8d. So this house was built about or immediately after 1785.
William Myckleburgh for his house Burhasles & Robert Peck 
William Myckelburgh for a tenement Burhasses before Robert Peck’s 

1576
Task Bal 17 
 

 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

1593
1600.1
1639c
1640c
1653c
 
1732
1779
1781
1785
 
1799
1807

Task Bal 19 
Quash
Task S22 

Robert Sone for tenement in Ballygate Peck, Mickleburgh late Quash (folio 151) 
Joseph Harbor [d 1680] tent in Ballygate Peck, Mickleburgh Quash  (folio 166) 
Joseph Harbor the younger, Old Peck, Mickleborough, Quash, Soanes &
Lucas vid Jos Harbor senior  
John Harbor, [d 1763]tenement in Ballygate, Peck, Mickleburgh, late his Father 
Thomas Woolby, tenement in Ballygate, late Harbor, formerly Soanes 
William Spalding,  late Woolby 
Philip Dykes, gent, [1752-1838; left Beccles 1828] tenement in Ballygate, late
Woolby, formerly Harbor, before Soanes 
LAND TAX: Philip Dykes,
Philip Dykes, Esq - part of the waste of this Manor enclosed by a serpentine wall on the north-east side of
the piece of land at the back of his Mansion House  
Elizabeth Stone [she died in November 1855 aged 83 and was buried at Badingham]
Elizabeth Stone, widow. Piece of land, part of the waste of the Manor, enclosed by a serpentine wall on
the north-east side of a piece of land lying at the back of her mansion house, late the property of Philip
Dykes Rent 2s 6d (later WE Crowfoot G90)
ALSO a small piece of land lying on the east side of the above, being part of the premises formerly of
Robert Whincop & late of Philip Dykes & now divided from the residence by a brick wall apportioned

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task H7 
Task H18 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d
Task 8d
Rate £12

Task H41 
Task W52 

 
 

Poor Rate Outsetter 
 
 
 
 
Task D54 
 

 
occupied by himself 

 
 

 
 

 
Value £2

Task 8d
Land Tax 
Manor Court 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 6d

1832c
1832

 
Manor Court 
 
 

 
WE Crowfoot, [1807-87] part of the waste of the Manor enclosed in a serpentine wall
on the north side at the back of his mansion, late Elizabeth Stone & Philip Dykes
ALSO: Piece of land lying on the east side of the said piece of land at the back of the mansion formerly

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d

1854
 
 

Manor Court 

 
 

Rent 2s 6d

Philip Dykes and Elizabeth Stone, now divided from the rest by a brick wall. Apportioned
William Crowfoot [his wife was a niece of Mrs Stone]

Rent 4d

1856c.
1860

Beccles Paper 21 Feb 

WALL: Letter from Mr Crowfoot: The wall which has fallen down opposite the residence of Mrs Charles
Clarke was not his property, and had not been the property of Mrs Stone, his predecessor. The wall had
existed before the adjacent ground was enclosed from the waste. It was not connected to Mrs Stone. (The
Parish Records did not go back before 1810 - called the Parish Books)
SALE by William Jecks, Esq., who has moved to Lowestoft.
LOT 1: Family Residence, Ballygate, lately occupied by the proprietor, standing in a commanding situation
on a dry soil and having extensive and beautiful views of the Wavenet Valley and all adjacent country,
together with a handsome, lofty and well fitted Billiard or Music Room [later the Parish Rooms] nearly 50ft
long, Vinery, Stabling, Chaise House, etc. and extending to upwards of 2 acres, tastefully planned gardens

1869
 

Beccles Paper 24 Aug 
 
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and grounds, with a small detached shrubbery or plantation [on the opposite side of the road?].
LOT 2: a piece of Garden or building land approached from Hungate Lane and lying eastwards of Lot 1
containing nearly 5 roods.
LOT 3: A capital brick and tiled messuage in two tenements in Hungate Lane with large and extensive
gardens, one lately held by Mr Jeck’s gardener and the other occupied by Mr James Read.
The Lots are entirely freehold.
Beccles Newspaper 31 August 1869: “There were no bids.”
William Jecks, JP, was living at 5 High Street, Lowestoft
Isiah Dann  

 
 
 
 

 
 
1869
1871

 
 
 
Census 

married
aged 50
gardener in charge of house, with wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter
1871
Beccles Paper 6 Jun 

SALE: A well constructed Modern Family House in a commanding position with extensive and delightful
view of the River Waveney, a spacious, substantial Building, in the Garden easily converted into a second
Residence, with Garden, excellent Paddock & Building Land.
Mr Fenn instructed by William Jecks, Esq, the Proprietor to sell by Auction on 7 July 1871.
LOT 1:  The spacious , well arranged, and substantial Family Mansion, situate at the Entrance to the Town
from  Bungay,  overlooking  the  River  Waveney  &  Valley, with Conservatory, large, tastefully planned
Garden on the East & detached Plantation beyond the highroad or street in front; the whole admirably
adapted for a Gentleman’s Residence or for any establishment requiring airy and cheerful premises.
LOT 2: A lofty brick building nearly 50ft in length, adjacent to the hhigh road, designed as a Billiard &
Music  Room,  but  capable  of  easy  conversion  into  a  charming  small  Residence  having  the  same
picturesque prospect as Lot 1, with
[This was before the Homefield Estate, including the Lodge, was developed]
LOT 3: A piece of excellent Land, now cultivated as Meadow & well adapted for Gardening or as Building
Ground containing about 1acre & adjoining Hungate Lane
LOT 4: Another piece of Land between Lots 1 & 3 containig about half an acre, approached by folding
doors from Hungate Lane; with large Stables & Coach House. Pump & Well thereon.
Freehold, with immediate possession.
[LAW CASE: George Fenn v William Everett of Carlton. George Fenn sold at Auction a Billiard Table
belonging  to  Mr  Jecks,  formerly  of  Holkham  Hall.  Mr  Everett  had  not received six of the Pool Balls
promised by Mr Jecks. Defendant won.]
The House was given by Rev Edmund Hollond, of Benhall Lodge, Saxmundham & 33 Hyde Park Gardens,
London W, to St Michael’s Church as the Rectory
The Rectory was sold by the Church authorities and once again became a private house. 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Yard & ample Garden Ground on the East side.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
1872

 
 

1876
 

1976
BALLYGATE 29 
 
1785?
1799
1804
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1838
1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1861
1865
1867

 
 

 
 
House built by Philip Dykes [see Deed 78 & Poor Law lists]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Census 
 
Census 
 
Census 
 
 

OWNERS
OCCUPIERS

Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, Philip 
Dykes, (late)
Stone, Eliz 
Stone, Eliz 
Stone, Eliz 
Elizabeth Stone 
Stone, Eliz 
Elizabeth Stone 
Crowfoot, WE 
Anne Clarke 
Jecks, William 
Jecks, William 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip
Dykes, Philip

 
 
 
65 
 
W 78 
 
W 66 
 
 

Stone, Eliz
Stone, Eliz
Stone, Eliz 
independent
Stone, Eliz 
fund holder
Clarke, Ann 
landed proprietor 
Clarke, Anne (late) 
Jecks, William 

 
fund holder 
 
 
£84 
 
fund holder 
 
 
£84 
 

resident
1 daughter, 2 fem serv 
Ho, Garden & Land 3a 0r 4p 
Ho, Garden, buildings & land 3a 0r 4p 

 
 

 
b. Haningham, Norf

£62.10
£50 
 
£72
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1869
1871
[1871
1881
1881 CENSUS

 
 
Census 
 

Jecks, William 
Jecks, Wm  
Isaiah Dann 
Tracy, Rev 

 
 
M 50 
 

Jecks, William 
Jecks, Wm 
gardener in charge of house 
Tracy, Rev 

 
 

Ho, Garden, Billiard Room & land 3a 0r 4p 
 

£72
 
b. Hellesden, Norf]
 

 
3sons, 1 dau 
 

 
£67 
 
Rector
 
£57 
 

Frederick F. TRACYM 
Adelaide TRACY 
Adelaide D. TRACY
Constance TRACY
Mabel Grace TRACY
Janeth K. TRACY
George TRACY 
Theodore TRACY
Mary RANSOM 
Dora RANSOM 
Happy Ann NICHOLSU 
Alice STRATFORD

52 
51 
20 
16 
14 
12 


12 
11 
21 
18 












St James, Middlesex, England
Henfield, Sussex, England 
Worth Maltravers, Dorset, England 
Wareham, Dorset, England 
Chichester, Sussex, England
Chichester, Sussex, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Hammersmith, Middlesex, England 
Hammersmith, Middlesex, England 
Stratford, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Visitor
Visitor
Serv 
Serv 

Church Rector Of Beccles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


No Occupation
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Domestic Servant Cook
Domestic Servant Housemaid


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1910
1914
1914-18 War 

Census 
 
 
Survey 
 
 
 

John Rowsell 
Rowsell, Rev Jn 
Rowsell, Rev Jn 
Rowsell, Canon J
Rowsell, Rev John
Rev Frederick Millar 
Rev Frederick Millar 
Captain Herbert G Rowsell14th Hants 

 
 
 
Rector

38 
Rowsell, Rev Jn
Rowsell, Rev Jn
 

clerk in Holy Orders 

 
 
 
9 bedrooms, 4 sitting 

b. Kensington, London

Rector
Rector

 
 

Rectory
12 occupants

Rev Frederick Millar
Rev Frederick Millar

joined up 1914
 

KILLED 3 Sept 1916
joined up 1915

1914-18 War 
1929
1933+
1934
1936
1948
1954
1963
1965
1974

Frederick G Millar 
Rev A Ernest Thompson 

Chaplain’s Dept
Rev A Ernest Thompson
Rector          Ho Gdn 
Rev Harold Lee Birch

discharged 1917

 
Thompson, Rev A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thompson, Rev A 
Rev Harold Lee Birch 
Birch, Rev Harold
Rev Frank Rideal
Rev WRF Hares 
Rev Malcolm Sutton  until  1976 when it was sold by the Diocese.
Rev Malcolm Sutton
Rev Malcolm Sutton

 
 
£80

 
 

Rev Frank Rideal
Rev WRF Hares

THIS PROPERTY WAS  ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF BALLYGATE
1838
 

 
 

SALE: Executors of PHILIP DYKES. Esq. DECEASED,
LOT  2.  FIVE  capital brick and tiled COTTAGES or Tenements, with Yard, Stable, and Pump with fine
spring water, situate in or near Ballygate Street, Beccles, and now occupicd by George Algar, George
Norman, James Laws, and Henry Larke, (the first as a yearly tenant and the last three as weekly tenants,)
at rents amounting to £17. per annum, or thereabout.
A  small  part  of  the  Yard  at  the  back  of  the  Cottages,  with  the  Pump  and  Outbuildings  thereon,  is
Copyhold of the Manor of Beccles the remainder of  the lot is Freehold.
This Lot is exclusive of the wall next the street and is sold subject to the use of the Pump and Privy by the
Owners and Occupiers of Lot 3.
Apportioned Land Tax  6s
Free Rent to Manor of Beccles 5 1/2d
LOT  4.    A  substantial  COTTAGE,  in  Ballygate  Street,  Beccles,  with  Yard  and  Garden,  now  in  the
occupation of Elizabeth Cullingford, and William Pallant, at weekly rents amounting to £7. per annum, or
thereabout.  And also the COTTAGE OR DWELLING HOUSE, in or near Puddingmoor, with detached
Wash-house,  Pump  of  excellent  water, and Garden ; now occupied by  the Widow Root, as a yearly
tenant, at the rent of £10.
This Lot has a Frontage of 165 Feet, and includes the wall next Ballygate Street, and that adjoining Lot 5.  
It is subject to the use of the Pump by the Owners and Occupiers of Lot 5.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Quit
Rent
to
the
Manor
of
Beecles
4
1/2d
 
 
 
 
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Copyhold of the Manor of Beceles, Fine arbitrary. 
Apportioned Land Tax   8s

Quit Rent  1s 1d 1/2d
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ballygate old Church Rooms

This building was shown on the 1884 map as being the same size as it is today.
In the Sale of 1868 it is listed as “a handsome, lofty and well fitted Billiard or Music Room nearly 50ft long”, belonging to   29

Ballygate. It may be the right hand building, with chimneys, represented in the undated and unsigned 18th
century print of Beccles  seen between Ballygate House, No 27 Ballygate, and the Leman School.

CHURCH ROOMS 
1870

Beccles Paper 28 Jun 

SALE:  The  Billiard  Room  & Land adjoining. Gardener, Mr Dunn will sow the place. Apply Mr Jecks,
Lowestoft

1933+
Thompson, Rev A
Thompson, Rev A 
Rector
 
 
 
£3
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BALLYGATE LANDS on east side of Ballygate
These lands may extend from the vicinity of the White Lion [15-19 Newmarket] to St Mary’s Road, behind the buildings along

Ballygate. They do not seem to have belonged to the Manor, nor were they included in the “Task Book”
(a  Tudor  tax  of  the  Tenths  & Fifteennths). They may include the lands subsequently owned by the
Homefield Estate]

1636
1706
1728

Deeds 23 & 31 

POSSIBLY: Charles Cutlove
Renaldo Pitfield [late - he died in 1700] lands to the NORTH & SOUTH of 39 Ballygate
Fairchild, Edward [late] lands to the NORTH & South of 39 Ballygate

Deeds 43 
Deeds 48 
BALLYGATE 31   HOMEFIELD HOUSE
This was built between 1865 and 1867 by J Edwin Crisp. Originally it consisted of the House itself, the Lodge, a coach house,

stables and garden. The house was extended between 1871 and 1881. This is clearly distinguishable in
the building itself; also the rates increased a great deal.

 

LOT 8
Friday, 16 November, 1860

(COLOURED BLUE ON PLAN)
A FREEHOLD ESTATE,
Situate in BALLYGATE STREET, in the Town and Parish of BECCLES,
COMPRISING
A RANGE OF FARM BUILDINGS,
Containing Waggon and Cart Lodge, with Granary over, Nag Stable, Cow House, Brick-built, Cart
Horse Stable and Shed, small Yard; another Yard, with a small Shed.
A FARM HOUSE (now used as TWO COTTAGES), and a Valuable Enclosure of BUILDING LAND,

The whole containing as follows:-
Description.                                          Cultivation.

No. on Plan.
Quantity.
361
Homefield
Arable
6
1
17

364
365
364b

Farm Buildings
Garden

0
0
0

1
0
0

23
39
36

Garden

Cottage and Garden
TOTAL. Acres, more or less

7
0     35
Let, with other Lands, to Mr. WALKER, on Lease which expires at Michaelrnas 1861, at £600. per Annum
for the whole.

The apportioned Rent to be received by the Purchaser of this Lot will be £ 28. per Annum.
The Timber, Underwood and Plantations on, this Lot, have been valued at £  .  which will have to be paid

for by the Purchaser in addition to his Purchase-money.
1917

DEATH  OF  John  Edwin  CRISP. Born 11 December 1839, died 7 January 1917. Aged 77. A prominent
townsman. Son of Mr John Crisp, JP, was head of firm of John Crisp & Sons owners of one of the largest
maltings  in  the  country.  The  building  in  Station  Road was partly destroyed by fire in 1912, but was
repaired with up-to date machinery. He was a JP for both Norfolk & Suffolk, attending with unvarying
regularity the sessions of Beccles and Loddon. He was a member of the Town Council for several years,
and retained membership of the Feoffees until his death. He was a member of the Great Yarmouth Port &
Haven Commissioners. He had practically the control of the Waveney in the neighbourhood of Beccles.
He was always greatly interested in the freshwater fisheries and helped to preserve it. He had a long
interest in the Beccles Hospital of which he was Treasurer. He was one of the oldest Commissioners of
Taxes; he was Chairman of the Beccles Waterworks Company & a Director of the Water & Gas Company.
He married in 1865 Adelaide Dashwood, daughter of Dr Robert Dashwood, JP of Geldeston, who survives
him. His son John Crisp of Kirby Cane Hall survives him, and daughters.
(24 April 1917: Estate valued at £109,906. Net personalty £80,743. Stock in Trust for his daughter, Edith
Hartley £16,400; an annuity of £500 to his daughter Eleanor Dashwood Crisp. Furniture valued at £500 &

Beccles Paper 9 Jan 
 
 
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£600 annuity to his wife; £100 to his faithful clerk, William Read.; the residue to his son.)
SALE on 27 June 1919 at the King’s Head by Messrs Notley
Freehold Estate known as HOMEFIELD. Centrally situated in the thriving town of Beccles and for  many
years in the occupation of the late JE Crisp Esq.
Comprising the comfortable and commodious
GENTLEMAN’S FAMILY RESIDENCE
HOMEFIELD in two floors, with 11 Bed & Dressing Rooms
Spacious  ENTRANCE  HALL,  Octagonal  INNER  HALL  with  Dome,  BILLIARD  ROOM  27ft  x  19ft,
BUSINESS  ROOM  20ft  x  12ft;  DINING  ROOM  23ft x 16ft; DRAWING ROOM 20ft x 12ft; MORNING
ROOM 20ft x 18ft
Large KITCHEN, ample Domestic Offices & good CELLARS.
CONSERVATORY, Greenhouses, Vineries, Peach & Nectarine Houses
Tennis & Croquet Lawns; Large & very productive Fruit & Vegetable GARDENS.
Two ENTRANCE LODGES and 4 COTTAGES.

1919
 

Suff Record Off Bec Coll
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

The small PRIVATE RESIDENCE known as St MARY’S COTTAGE
with Tennis Lawn, Fruit & Vegetable Gardens & Stables, as in the occupation of Mrs JE Crisp on lease, at
the Rental of £40 p.a.
Large  enclosed  STABLE  YARD,  paved,  with  garage  39ft  long  &  loft  over.  Range  of  brick & slated
MOTOR HOUSES in 3 compartments (one with pit) Straw House & 2 Loose Boxes & shed. Also large
Yard.
Wooden Building, Mattel boarded inside & covered with corrugated iron, 50ft x 20ft, with Dressing Room
at the back, used as a GYMNASIUM for the Fauconberge School.

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Charming GARDENS, Pleasure Grounds & Walks, small DEER PARK & Meadow Land containing in all 16
acres 2 rods 34 perches
 
Offering  an  exceptional  opportunity  for  the  acquisition  of  a  delightful  Gentleman’s  Residence  or for
development as a BUILDING  ESTATE
FRONTAGES: to London Road 456 ft or thereabouts, to St Mary’s Road 1173ft or thereabouts, and to
Ballygate 693 ft or thereabouts.
The  tenants  fixtures  in and about the Residence will be included in the Sale, but the corrugated iron
Cricket Pavilion in the Meadow, nor the Revolving Shelter in the Garden at St Mary’s Road, nor the Deer
Fencing.
The Vendor reserves the right to hold an Auction Sale of the Furniture & Effects at Homefield prior to the
completion of the purchase.
Tithe (commuted value) £4-7s-6d 
Title shall commence with indentures of conveyance of Sale:
2 October 1856; 1 October 1862; 23 December 1862; 27 November 1869; 30 April 1908.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1921

 
 
 
 

Land Tax £1-14s-5d

[no offer. withdrawn]
SALE: FURNITURE: HOMEFIELD HOUSE; late JR Crisp

Beccles Paper 28 Feb 

1865
1867
1867
1867
1867
1869
1869
1869
1869
1871
1871

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Census 

Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, J Edwin 
Crisp, J Edwin 
Crisp, J & JE 
Crisp, J Edw 
John E Crisp 

Crisp, John [b.1808 - ] 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, J Edwin [b.1839] 
Crisp, J Edwin 
Crisp, J Edwin 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, J Edwin 
Crisp, Edwin 
Crisp, Edwin 
Crisp, J Edw 
 

House, land, barn, etc. late Rede 
House, land, barn, etc. late Rede 

6a 0r 0p
 
1a 0r 0p
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£26
£55 
£6 10s
£9 15s 0d
£26
£55 
£6 10s
£9 15s 0d
£57.10

£28
7a 0r 0p

Ho, Garden, Coach House & Stable
Lodge
Marsh
House, land, barn, etc. late Rede 
Ho, Garden, Coach House & Stable
Lodge
Marsh
Homefield 
malster, merchant employs 73 men, 21 boys

 
3a 1r 2p

 
 

 
 

 
 
7a 0r 0p
1a 0r 0p
 
 
 

 
3a 1r 2p

 
 
 

 
 
 

31
M 31 
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1881

 
By 1881 the House had been considerably enlarged & JE Crisp had taken over the ownership of the cottage; the land

1 son, 2 dau, 4 fem serv 
 
 
b. Beccles 

had been increased to 2a 1r 10p & the value had risen to £100.
Crisp, J Edw 

1881
1881  CENSUS

 
Crisp, J Edw 
Homefield 
 
 
 
 
£100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Edwin CRISP 
Adelaide L. CRISP 
Eleanor D. CRISP 
Edith U. CRISP 
Bessie CLARK 
Fanny STONE 
Mary MOLE 
Alice CLARK 


41 
37 


25 
22 
25 
16 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Scholar
Scholar
 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 

Malster (Junior Partner)
11 
Daur 

10 



Daur 
Gloucester, England 
Poringland, Norfolk, England 
Stoven, Suffolk, England 
Wenhaston, Suffolk, England 

 

Governess
Domestic Servant Cook
Serv 
Domestic Servant Housemaid

Governess (Profs)
Domestic Servant Parlour Maid

1891
1896
1901

Census 
 

John Edwin Crisp
Crisp, J Edw 
The Annual Promenade Concerts in aid of Beccles Hospital Saturday Fund are held in the grounds of
Homefield.  Amateur  theatricals  are  given  in  a  marquee,  and dancing takes place in the evening. The

 
Crisp, J Edw 

M 51 

maltster & corn merchant
Homefield 

 
b. Beccles
Almanack 25 Jul 

proceeds amount to over £73.
 
Survey 
 
 
SALE by auction of Estate, (by which time John Edwin Crisp had died)
 

1904
1906
1907
1914
1919
1922
1922

Crisp, J Edw 
Crisp, JE
Crisp, John Edwin, JP 
Crisp, John Edwin JP

Crisp, J Edw 
Crisp, JE 

Homefield... 
10 bedrooms, 
Homefield

 

 
8 occupants

 
 
£184 
31
6 sitting  

Chadwick, Robert
Mr  Tom  Kerridge  found  a  17th  century  token  (1  farthing) in the grounds of Homefield House when
digging for his brother, who has part of a Market Garden.
Chadwick, Robert
Chadwick Robert
Hamby, Charles 

Bec Pap 3 Jul 

1927
1933+
1936
1954
1965
 
 
1974
 
 

 
Chadwick, Robt
 
Hamby, Charles
 
 
 
 
 
 

Homefield           Ho Garage Gdn 
burough surveyor

£100 
31 
(flats) 

1  Mc Carthy Miss
2  Jackson, Miss
3  Catchpole, Lee
1  Woolmer, Herbert
2  Bailey, Peter
3  Fisk, David

 
 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 33 THE LODGE

1867
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS

 
Census 
 

John Crisp 
Robert Rivers 
Knight, John 

 
M 35 
gardener, domestic

John Edwin Crisp
gardener 

 
wife, 2 sons, 2 dau 
b. Ipswich
 

John KNIGHT 
Mary Ann KNIGHT

M 
M 

57 
53 

M 
F 

Kirby Cane, Norfolk, England 
Bedingham, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife

Domestic Servant Gardener
 

1891
1906

1907
1912
1914
1919
1922
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

Census 
Survey 

 

Robert Moore 
Crisp, J Edwin 

Crisp, J Edwin 
Additions to Homefield Lodge for GV Crisp
Crisp, J Edwin 
[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]

 
 

 

M 51 
Westhorpe 

Westhorp, Jonathan

maltster & corn merchant

 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

 
3 occupants

b. Norwich
Suff Rec Off DC/540/4/6/13

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Foyster, Walter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foyster, Walter
Foyster, John W
Aldous, Jas 
Hammond, Richard
Hammond, Richard
Coleby, Stan
Coleby, Stan
Coleby, Stan

gardener to RF Chadwick
Aldous, Jas                         bungalow garage
£26 
BALLYGATE 33 35

1860
 

 
 

SALE: The Ashman’s Estate: Lot 8
A Freehold Estate in Ballygate comprising a range of Farm Buildings: Waggon & Cart Lodge with granary
over; Nag Stable, Cow House, brick-built Barn, Cart Horse Stable and shed, small Yard; another Yard with

a small shed; a Farm House (now used as two cottages) and valuable enclosure of Building Land.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1841
1851

ABOUT THIS TIME THE HOUSE WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS
PART A

1861
1871

 
 
 
 
 
 
Census 
Census 

361 
364b 
365 
366 
Let to Mr Walker, as Lot 8
Eliel Barber 
John Clarke 

Homefield 
Farm Buildings
Garden
Cottage & Garden 

 
 
 

6a   1r  17p
0a   1r   23p
0a   0r   39p

 

0a   0r   36p
 
farmer
farming bailiff

 
 
 
Apportioned Rent £28

35 
M 40 

Census 
Census 

Moore, William
 

W 67 
 

agric lab 
M 45 

 
railway labourer

dau, son-in-law, 7 Gchild
4 dau, 1 son, f-in law 

b Bacton
b. Whenaston,

Charles Crowfoot 
Suff

1881 CENSUS

 
 
 
 
 

Charles CROWFOOT 
Sarah CROWFOOT 
Eliz CROWFOOT 
Charles CROWFOOT 
Maria CROWFOOT 




55 
55 
 
 
15 



22 
20 

Wenhaston, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Railway Labourer

Wife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Daur
Son 
No Occupation

Pronter Book Binder (Apprentice)
 
Daur 

1891
1902
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 War 
1919

1927

Census 
 
Survey 

Charles Crowfoot
Crowfoot, Charles
Crisp, JE
Moore, Ernest Edwin
Moore, Ernest Edwin
CSM Ernest E Moore  
[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]

Allen, Hubert

 
M 65 
railway plate layer 
 
b. Wenhaston, Suff
Moore
 
dwelling 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 
2 occupants
Directory 
Directory 
5th Suffols 
joined up 1914
discharged 1919

 
 

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1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965

Playford, Florence
 
 
 
 

Allen, Hubert  
Allen, Hubert
Allen, Hubert
Allen, Hubert
Allen, Hubert

 
 
 
 
 
£10
BALLYGATE 35  37

1851
1861 
1871 Census 
1881 CENSUS

Census 

Samuel Pitchers
Census
Samuel Pitchers

 
Samuel Pitchers

M 36 
M 46 
M 56 

agricultural labourer
agricultural labourer 
agricultural labourer 

wife, son, daughter 
wife, gr dau 

b. Beccles
b. Beccles

 
 

 
 

Maria PITCHERS 
Ellen M. SPURLING


 

64 
13 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Grand Daur 

 

Laundress
Scholar

1891 

Census
Beccles
Survey 

Robert Turner 
 
M 37 
bricklayer 
 
 
 
 
b.

1906 
1907 
1914 
1919 
1933+ 
 
 

Crisp, J Edwin  
 
 

Freestone, Robert dwelling 
Freestone, Robert
Parnell, Robert 

3 bedrooms, 2 sitting 
3 occupants

 
 

 
 

[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]
Playford, Florence

 

Playford, Florence
Boggis, Albt

 
 
 
 
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BALLYGATE 37 & 39 
 
 
Ballygate D

Listed Building:
Early Seventeenth Century with alterations. Two storeys. Two windows. Red brick, limewashed. Believed to be 1654. First floor

applied mock timber frame. Toothed eaves band, Pantiles. End chimneys. Ledged entrance door. Casement
widows,  some  mullion  transom,  leaded.  Interior:  hewn  ledged  doors  with  wrought  iron strap hinges,
including in-and-out boarded door.

1576
1593
 
1632c
1638c
1652
 
 

Task Bal 14 

Heirs of John Smyth, for his tent late Robert Jernigan & Betts 
Humfray Trame, [Master of the Hospital, d 1597] for a tent late John Smyth, before Jernys
& Betts
John Dynnington, [yeoman d 1638] for a tent, sometime Trame, before Smyth  (folio 119) 

 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
Task Bal 14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 1s
Task 1s

Task D17 
Task D22 

William Dynnington, for a tent sometime Trame, before Smyth
WILL of William Dennington, 28 September [died October 1652]
I William Dennington of Beccles in Suffolk (yeoman)
First I give & devise to Alice my wife for & during the tenure of her natural life my Messuage or Tenement
with the apurtenances in Beccles now in the occupation of Thomas Swan & others.
And one pightel or parcel of ground in Barsham.
And after her decease to Robert (born 1640) my son & his heirs for ever, but if he shall die before hissaid  
Mother & without issue of his body lawfully begotten, then I give & devise the above mentioned premises
with the appurtenances to such of my other children as shall then be living & to their heirs for ever.                                                                   
Here I give & bequeath to the said Alice my wife the sum of £300, £100 whereof I give & will that she shall
pay unto the said Robert my son at his age of one & twenty years (if he be then living or shall live so long)
And one hundred & sixty pounds I give & will shall be paid to the said Robert my said son within one &
half years next after her decease.
£40 thereof to the said Alice at her disposing.
And if he shall not be then living I will the same £150 together with the other £100 shall be paid to &
equally divided between all and such of my other children as shall then be living.
I give to Margaret my daughter wife of Francis Powell £25 to be paid within one year of my decease. I
having formerly given to her and bestowed upon her in money & money’s worth £50 or thereabouts.
Item I give to Mary her daughter 20s at her age of 21 years
To Robert her son £5 at his age of 21
I give to Mary my daughter £100

 
Task 1s
Deeds 34 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Ann my daughter £40 [born 1629, her mother was Agnes] which together with £60 her husband Matthew
Cutlove, deceased, hath had of me makes £100.
William Girling, [yeoman d 1682], for a tent, late Will. Dennington, in Thomas
Swaine’s occupation, sometime Trame & Smyth juv 
William Denington, messuage late Thomas Soane, Benjamin Gadner & John Denington 
INDENTURE between  Robert Ward of Norwich, maltster & Martha his wife, one of the daughters & co-
heiresses of Barbara - , who was a daughter & heir of William Dennington, of the one part & Mary Heylett
of  Heveningham,  the  other  part  (also  mentioned  from  previous  indentures:  Will  Randall  of  London,
William Bendy, carpenter, Thomas Phillips, tanner, Francis Romesler, weaver, William Causton, baker &
Thomas Page, physician, all of Beccles).
ALL THAT messe etc were and now in the occupation of Thomas Barlow, David Davy & Thomas Ewen,
between the lands late of Renaldo Pitfield, gent, as well on the south and north; and abutting the lands of
Renaldo Pitfield to the east; and the street to the west.
Robert Ward, [starch maker] tent in Balygate, late Girling, juv, before William Denning,
sometime Trame & Smyth
INDENTURE between Benjamin Folkard, gent, of the First Part & Robert Ward, starchmaker, & Martha,
his wife, of the Second Part; and Francis Howe of St Andrews Ilkesthall of the Third Part. Tent where
Robert Ward lives, between the lands formely.... [as above]
House at Beccles with Starch Office & utensils, barn, stable, half acre garden, estate of Robert Ward,
deceased [died Jan 1729]. Enquiries widow or William Crowfoot.

1654
 
1668
1706

Task G21 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 1s
Rent 1s

Rosehall Manor Rental 
Deeds 43 
 
 

1728
 
1728

Task W43 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Deeds 48 
1729
 
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1729
1739
 
1740

Rosehall Manor Rental 

Robert Ward 
John Chinery [bricklayer], tent in Ballygate, late Ward, before Girling in right of his wife
[John Chinery married Martha Ward in February 1737]
INDENTURE between John Chinery, bricklayer, of one part and William Holland, of the other part. Messe
between  lands  of  Renaldo  Pitfield,  later  of  Edmund  Fairchild  on the north and south; abutting on R
Pitfield’s  to  the  east;  and  the  highway  called - to the west, now in the occupation of John Chinery,
purchased  of  Robert Ward, saddler, eldest son of Robert Ward, deceased, for £126, also surrendered
piece of Copyhold land held of Rosehall & Ashman’s Manor
John Holland, house in Ballygate, late William Holland, before Chinery 
John Holland, late William and before Chinery, for a house on the east side of
Ballygate, vid Bull

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Task C95 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Deeds 50.1 

1763
1772
 

Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
Rent 1s
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1770
 
 
1792
 
1792
REUNITED
1860
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

James Bull, south part of house in Ballygate, late John Holland, formerly Chinery
[James Bull married Eunice Holland in 1768, she died in 1784 aged 48. His first wife had
died in June 1765, after producing 7 children]
Andrew Sparham, [he married Mary Holland in December 1761, and died in 1819 aged 86]
part of tent in Ballygate, late John Holland 
Thomas Rede, part of premises, late James Holland 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Rosehall Manor Court 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

 
 

SALE of Ashman’s Hall Estate: [No 41 Ballygate & Building Ground].
LOT 10. A DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, COMPRISING A neat RESIDENCE. situate in BALLYGATE
STREET,  IN THE TOWN OF BECCLES, Containing Three Front Sleeping Rooms, Four small Sleeping
Rooms at back, ENTRANCE HALL; PARLOUR, 12ft. 6  by 12ft. 6; DINING ROOM, 24ft. by 12 ft.; Store
Room, small back Parlour, Kitchen, and small Cellar;
WITH TWO-STALL STABLE, GIG HOUSE, AND GARDEN. No. 362b on Plan.
Let to Mr. Beyer, (now Mr. LITTLE.) as yearly Tenant, at £ 20. per Annum.
ALSO  A  DOUBLE  COTTAGE AND GARDENS, No. 362e on Plan, let to John Lockwood and George
Weavers, at Rents amounting together to £ 7. 12s. per Annum; the Landlord paying Rates and Taxes.
ALSO, A PLOT OF BUILDING LAND, No. 362 on Plan, with VALUABLE FRONTAGES, and a  
Piece of GARDEN GROUND, No. 362 on Plan, let with Let 9 to the Rev. A. 0. HARTLEY, on Agreement for
Lease for Eight Years from 11th October 1858, at  £105. per Annum; the apportioned Rent to be received
by the Purchaser of this Lot will be £5. per Annum.
House and GARDEN 
Two Cottages and Gardens. occupants   Messers.Lockwood & Weavers. 2a  2r 12 p   £7 -12s
MEADOW  occupant   Rev. A.0. HARTLEY  £5
The Timber, Underwood and Plantations on this Lot, have been valued at £   . which will have to be paid
for by the Purchaser in addition to the Purchase money.
ASHMAN’S SALE Lot 10 Rev AO Hartley for £545. St Mary’s Cottage with two stables, gig house &
Garden  in  the  occupation  of  Mr  Little.  Double  Cottage  &  Garden  let  to  John  Lockwood  & George
Weavers
 & Fauconberge Playground.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
small

 
 
 
 
 
1861

 
 
 
 
 

Mr. LITTLE    £20
Beccles Paper 6 Aug 

BALLYGATE 37  39
1841
1841
1851
1851

1861
1861
1871
1871
1881

 
Census 
 
Census 

 
Census 
 
Census 
CENSUS

Rede, Rev R 
Robert Stimson 
Rede, Rev R 
Mary Waters 

Rede, Mrs 
Lockwood, John
Hartley, Rev AO
George Bullock 

Stimpson, Robt
 
Waters, Mary 
 

Lockwood, Jn 
 
Bullock, Geo 
 

agr labourer 
agricultural labourer
laundress 
family laundress

ag labourer 
agric lab 
gardener 
gardener, dom serv 

£1.10 
37
30 
£1.10
37
W 66 

£2.05 
dau. son-in-law, 7 gr-chil
£7.10 

37
M 52 
b. Bacton, Norf

37
wife, 2 dau, 2s, m-in-law

M 36 
b. ?

 
 

M 
M 
U 
U 

47 
48 
26 
25 

M 
F 
F 
F 

Wenhaston, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Daur
Daur 

George BULLOCK
Sarah BULLOCK 
Mary Ann BULLOCK
Sarah BULLOCK 

Domestic Servant Gardener

 
 

Domestic Servant Cook unemployed
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1891
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 War 
1914-18 War 

Census 
 
Survey 
 
 

George Bullock 
Bateman, Percy 
Bateman, Mrs 
Bullock, George
Robinson, Mrs
Sergt  Donald F Robinson
Sergt Lionel W Robinson

 
Bullock, Geo 
Bullock, Sarah

M 57 

gardener, domestic 
gardener 
3 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

 
37
2 occupants 

 
b. Wenhaston
£7.10 
Vent shaft on gable
1/5th Suffolks 

joined up 1915
joined up 1914

discharged 1919
KILLED 15 July 1916

6th Bedfords 
[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]

1919
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974
RATES 39 BALLYGATE
1841
1841
1851
1861
1861
1870

 
 
Crisp, Adelaide
 
 
 
 
 

 
West, Charles 

obinson, Mrs

Ho Gdn
West, Charles
West, Charles
West, Charles 
West, Charles
West, Charles

£10 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
census 
 
 
Census 
 

Rede, Robt 
Robert Jarmy 
Rede, Robt 
Rede, Mrs 
George Weavers
same as  37  

Jarmy, Robt 
 
Linder, Fra 
Weavers, Geo 
 
 

ostler 
man servant
 
 
agric Lab 
 

£3 
39
50 

£2.15 
£4.05 

39
39
wife, son 

M 25 
 

b. Beccles 
39
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BALLYGATE 41  St MARY’S COTTAGE
[Probably built about 1824]
1824
 

William Cowles was living at, and probably running a school, from St Mary’s Cottage accordig to the Poor
Rates list of 1824. He had not arrived there in 1821 at the time of the Census, and there is no sign of the
existence of the house before 1824, consequently it seems that the house was built between 1821 and
1824.

LOT 10
Friday, 16 November, 1860

(COLOURED PINK ON PLAN)
A DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE,
Comprising
A neat RESIDENCE. situate in BALLYGATE STREET,
IN THE TOWN OF BECCLES,

Containing Three Front Sleeping Rooms, Four small Sleeping Rooms at back,
ENTRANCE HALL; PARLOUR, 12 ft. 6 by 12 ft. 6; DINING ROOM, 24 ft. by 12 ft., Store Room; small Back Parlour, Kitchen, and

small Cellar;
WITH TWO-STALL-STABLE, GIG HOUSE AND GARDEN.
No. 362b, on Plan.
Let to Mr. Beyer, (now Mr. Little) as yearly tenant, at£ 20. per Annum.
A DOUBLE COTTAGE AND GARDENS,  no 362c on Plan, let to John Lockwood and George Weavers, at Rents amounting
together to £7. 12s. per Annum the Landlord paying
Rates and Taxes

Also,
A PLOT OF BUILDING LAND,

No. 362 on Plan, with VALUABLE FRONTAGES and a small Piece of GARDEN GROUND, No. 362a on Plan, let with, Lot 9
to the Rev A.O. Hartley, on agreement for lease for eight years from 11th October 1858, at £105. per Annum; the apportioned Rent to be received by the
Purchaser of this Lot will be £5 per Annum.
SUMMARY

HOUSE and GARDEN
TWO COTTAGES and GARDENS.

Mr. Little
       }

£20  0s  0d
   £7  12s  0d

Messrs.Lockwood & Weavers}
Rev. A. 0. HARTLEY

2   2   12
MEADOW

       }
TOTAL

   £5   0s   0d
£32   12s  0d

2  2  12
The Timber, Underwood and Plantations of this Lot, have been valued at £ which will have to be paid for by the Purchaser in addition to the Purchase-money.

1858
1861

Newspaper 

DEATH: At St Mary’s Cottage: Mary Ann, wife of Mr Sam Beyer, Supervisor of Inland Revenue.
ASHMAN’S SALE Lot 10 Rev AO Hartley for £545. St Mary’s Cottage with two stables, gig  

Beccles Paper 6 Aug 

 
Lockwood &  
TO BE LET: St Mary’s Cottage. Apply Rev AO Hartley, Steeple Ashton, Troubridge, Wilts
TO BE LET: St Mary’s Cottage in September; Apply Rev AO Hartley
TO LET: Ballygate, St Mary’s Cottage
To be let for 6 weeks furnished. Contains 3 Sitting Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen & Offices with good
Garden. A few minutes walk from the Railway Station & River Waveney.
Mrs Bateman 

house  &    Garden  in  the  occupation  of  Mr  Little.  Double  Cottage  &  Garden  let  to  John
 
 
George Weavers & Fauconberge Playground.

1871
1873
1892
 

Beccles Paper 2 May 
 
Beccles Paper 21 June 
 
1906
Survey 
HE Harmer 
dwelling
6 bedrooms, 4 sitting  
2 occupants
St MARY’S (BALLYGATE) COTTAGE   -  Sale 13 July 1936
Lowestoft Record Office 117/36/40

Freehold Residential Property occupying a position of outstanding charm in Ballygate, nearly opposite to the old Leman House and
adjoining a well-timbered part of the Homefield Estate.
The house has an attractive wide outlook to the south, and is well screened on either side, thus its position is exceptionally warm

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and sunny. Lofty elm trees and shrubbery seclude it from the road and there are a driveway to the front and a separate approach to
the rear.
It is well built of light brick and tile, with a pleasing front elevation and affords the following accommodation:
ENTRANCE HALL with paved floor & lincrusta dado; pleasingly proportioned
DRAWING ROOM (south & west 24ft 3ins x 13ft 2ins) with stove, having tiled surround & marble mantle & recessed cupboard
DINING ROOM (south 13ft x 12ft 10ins) with fireplace, giving access to
MORNING ROOM (east) with stove & tiled surround, with entrance from the garden; gracious
KITCHEN with double oven range supplying hot water, sink (h & c), corner cupboard, shelving, cupboards
LARDER with stone sink, shelving & cupboards
DRY CELLARAGE
UPPER FLOOR
FRONT & BACK LANDINGS
FIVE BEDROOMS The two south measuring 13ft 6ins x 13ft & 13ft 6ins x 12ft 3ins, one having a gas stove & the other a stove &
a wardrobe
BATH ROOM fitted with bath, lavatory basin & WC pedestal
BOX ROOM
AT THE REAR there is a brick & tiled WC
Corrugate iron GARAGE & STORE SHED 24ft x 16ft 9ins, matchboard throughout with concrete floor & 2 windows
Recently erected GLASS HOUSE 15ft x 8ft on brick pinning with staging & brick & tiled STABLE & COACH HOUSE with loft
over.

Company’s Gas & Water supply, Main Drainage (Main Electricity is available)
VERY DELIGHTFUL GARDEN - over half an acre. Frontage 89ft Ballygate, depth of 235ft. Well planted with ornamental shrubs
& includes crazy paved paths, small front lawn, sunken rockery
PROPERTY was in the occupation of late Mrs Crisp - Vacant possession
Tithe 2s 9d
Half Yearly Rates £16 10s 0d
OWNER Mrs Edith Unwin Hartley
Title starts with conveyance 24 March 1921
[Withdrawn £900]

BALLYGATE 41
1824
1828
1838
1841
1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1861
1871
1871
 

1881

 
 
 
by 1841 Cowles’s school had moved to Staithe House, 44 Northgate
 
Census 
 
Census 
 
Census 
 
Census 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Cowles, William
Cowles, William
Cowles, William

 
 
 
 
 
£16

Rede, Rev R 
Daniel Kerridge
Rede, Rev R 
Mary Bruce 
Rede, Rev R 
Edward Little 
Hartley, Rev AO
Charles Macrae
b. Scotland 

Hartley, Rev AO

 
65 
 
40 
 
M 38 
 
M 40 
 

 

Kerridge, D 
independent
Bruce, MA 
annuitant
Little, Ed 
supervisor inland rev 
Macrae, Chas 
supervisor of excise 
 

Drake, Mary 

 
 
St Mary's Cottage 
 
annuitant 
 
 
 
£21 
 

 
wife, 2 daughters, 3 sons
 

St Mary's Cottage 

£21.15
b. Ireland

 
St Mary's Cottage 
£16 

wife, 5 dau, 2sons, m-in-law 1 fem serv
 

schoolmistress

 
 
 
 
 
£30 

 
 
 

Mary DRAKE 
Emily Fanny DRAKE
Gertrude DRAKE 
Oswald BARTON 
George CANDLER
Charlotte MAYHEW

W 
U 
U 

56 
 
 
10 
9 
16 

F 
27 
17 
M 
M 
F 

Finsbury, Middlesex, England 
F 
F 
Fundenhall, Norfolk, England 
Harleston, Norfolk, England 
Worlingworth, Suffolk, England

Head 
Earsham, Norfolk, England 
Earsham, Norfolk, England 

Schoolmistress (Private School)
Daur 
Daur 
Scholar
Scholar
Domestic Servant General

 
 
 

Schoolmistress (Private School)
Scholar

 
 
 

Boarder
Boarder
Serv 

1891 Census 
1896
1902

empty?
Hartley, exors 
Bateman, Percy Rev 

 
 

 

Raven, Rev JH 
Thompson, Ernest Rev 

 

 
 

Fauconberge 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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1904
1906

 
Survey 

Bateman
Bateman, Mrs 

 

 
 

Rousell, Rev 
Greaver, Miss 

Rector
Harmer, HE 

 

 
dwelling 

 

 
6  bedrooms,  4  sitting

£30 

2 occupants
 

1907
1914
1919
1922
1927
1933+
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Harmer, Harry & Miss Boyce
Harmer, Harry

 
[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crisp, Mrs
Crisp, Mrs
Crisp, Adelaide
Pagan, Mrs R
Pagan, Mrs I
Pagan, Mrs I
Pagan, Miss
Pagan, Miss EM

 
Crisp, Adelaide 

 
 
 
 
 
£40 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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FAUCONBERGE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

This was part of JE Crisp’s property at the time of the Sale in 1919
East Suffolk Gazette, 4 January 1870
 

 

We have just visited the Gymnasium lately erected on the Playground of the Fauconberge School. The
building itself, which is handsome outside, is commodious within, and is replete with every requirement
for muscular development. The building is 48ft by 22ft, & 19ft high. The floor is covered with a thick
coating  of  tan.  The  apparatus  provides  for  climbing, swinging, balancing, jumping, putting, pushing,
vaulting etc.
The Rev AO Hartley, the Headmaster has made an agreement with the Beccles Gymnastic Society, by
which the latter will have the use of the place in the evenings, whilst during the day it will be entirely at

 
 

the disposal of the pupils attending the school.
 
1884 on
1919
1933+
1936
BALLYGATE 43
Built between 1922 & 1926
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974
after 1974 
BALLYGATE  45, Wayside
Built between 1922 & 1926
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974
after 1974 
BALLYGATE 47, Eversley
Built between 1922 & 1926
1932

 
[ It stood on the site of No 45 Ballygate, but had gone by 1926]

 
Chadwick, Robert
Hamby, Chas 

[see details in the SALE of 27 June 1919 uner Homefield]

Chadwick, Robert 
Hamby, Chas 

 
became Tennis Courts 

 
£20
 
£10

 
Bunbury, Hamilton
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Bunbury, Hamilton 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Bunbury, Hamilton

Ho Garage Gdn
Bunbury, Hamilton
Bunbury, Hamilton
Shepherd, Joseph
Shepherd, Jodeph
Filby, Percy
Trevitt, George

 
 
£55

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Owles, Helen 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Owles, Helen 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tucker Smith, Mrs
Ho Gdn
Owles, Miss HL
Hardy, William
Hardy, William
Hardy, William
Harcourt, ME
Markland, Ken

 
 
 
£35

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 4 Apr 
SALE:  EVERSLEY  COTTAGE,  BALLYGATE:  superior  Modern  Residence:  2  Reception,  4  Bedrooms,

Bathroom etc, in excellent repair, with very attractive Garden; well built & spacious Garage.
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974
BALLYGATE  49, St Withburgh   Built about 1926
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965

 
White, Sam 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Clarke, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Winter, BC Mrs
Ho Gdn
Clarke, Wm
Clarke, Wm
Clarke, Wm
Clarke, Wm
Savage, Arthur

 
 
 
 
£37

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hamilton, Bunbury
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Jones, Walter 
 
 
 
 

 
Jones, Walter
Jones, Walter
Haverson, Wm
Haverson, Wm

Ho Gdn
 
 
 
£32

 
 
 
 

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1974
BALLYGATE  51, Malaya
Built between 1927 & 1933?
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974
after 1974 

 
 
 
 
Westthorp, Cyril

Dupries, Herbert
 
 
 
 
 

Gates, John 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ho Gdn
McKean, Miss N
Snell, Mrs
Snell, Misses
Snell, Misses
Blythe, EC
Bellefontaine, Richard

 
 
 
£32

 
 
 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 2 & 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALLYGATE  F

Listed Building No 2:
 

 

Early  Eighteenth  Century  with  alterations.  Two  storeys  and  two  gabled  dormers.  Stucco,  painted.
Machine tiles. First floor, near-flush frame sash windows with bars. Ground floor, early nineteenth century
shop window with wood case and vertical glazing bars. Central entrance door with massive frame. Living
room window to match shop. Stone cope.

 
 

Rix: “Joseph Oldring once proposed to build a Tower Mill on the Cliff behind the house and to reach it by
the sloping road form Puddingmoor. [He owned the house between 1820 and 1828]

1576
1593
 
1600.1  Task  
1614c
 
 

1635c
1664
1671
 
 
 
 

1674
 
 
 
 

1693
1707
 
1725
 
BALLYGATE  NUMBERS 2 & 4  UNITED UNDER ONE OWNERSHIP
1736
 
 
 

1751
1769
1771

Task Bal 39 

Heirs of Osborne Dering for his tenement next  John Wells late Walkers [NMar 25]
John Wells for part of his new house in Ballygate sometime Osbert  Dering 
[He died June 1609. See full account of his will etc. in “Old Beccles” p 14]
Arthur Wells [2nd son]
Nicholas Pulham for his tenement in Ballygate sometime Osbert Dering
[Nicholas & Mary Pulham had 7 children between 1607 & 1618. He was a
 hatter & Portreeve in 1646. ]

Edmund Neville tenement sometime Arthur Wells after Nicholas Pulham in Ballygate 
Edmund Neville for part of a tenement in New Market Place west late Pulham’s 
Edmund Neville his tenement in Ballygate in his own use
[Edmund & Ursula Neville had 3 children between 1631 &1636. He was a grocer &
Founder member of the Independent Church & was a member of the XII of the
Corporation of Beccles Fen. He was Portreeve in 1673 & resigned that year as a result
of the Test Act.]

William Cutlove tenement late Neville near Market Place 
[William & Mary Cutlove had 2 children between 1647 & 1649. He was also
a Founder Member of the Beccles Independent Church. He was a linen draper
& was Portreeve of Beccles in 1661. He resigned from the Corporation of
Beccles Fen in 1673, while he was Chief Surveyor, because of the Test Act ]

Joseph Cutlove for a tenement late Edmund Neville 
John Elmy tenemebt in Ballygate late Osborne Deryng’s since William Cutlove 
[John & Bridget Elmy had 7 children between 1694 & 1703]
John Corbold tenement in Ballygate formerly Osborne’s since Cutlove late Mr
John Elmy, the younger 

Task 10d
 

Task Bal 31 
Task 10d
 
Task P5 
 
 
Task 10d

 
 

Task N5 

Task 10d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Survey 

 
 
 
 

Task C46 
 
 
 
Rent 6d

 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Task 10d

Task E16 
 
Task C83 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d
Beccles Manor Rental 

John Corbold tenement late Elmy before Neville next adjoining [New Market 25] 
[John Corbold married Susan Lincoln in 1712.  He was a baker & joined the
 Independent Church in 1715 and became a Trustee in 1723. His son William
 joined in 1739 & became a Trustee the same year.]

Peter Lincoln (baker) & Hannah his wife take the premises for a term of their lives
Peter Lincoln tent in Market Place, John Corbold, Elmy
INDENTURE;  between  Peter  Lincoln,  baker,  and Hannah, his wife, of the First Part; John Grimmer of
Knodishall in Suffolk, farmer of the second Part; Bargain & sell for £200:
ALL  THAT  messuage  &  cottage  adjoining,  formerly  two  messes, with stable, curtilages and garden,
formerly in the tenure or occupation of:-
Courbones & Midda Browning & then of Peter Lincoln & Thomas Boult between:
The Yards, formerly of John Elmy, the younger, since of Bridget Elmy, late of Benjamin Fenn, and then of
William Hunter on the part of the NORTH [25, New Market]
The messe or tent formerly of John Bradnam, since of Midda Bradnum, his widow, then Midda Browning
& John Bradnum, son of the above, or their under-tenants, on the SOUTH [6 Ballygate]
Abutting on Ballygate to the EAST  Abutting on Puddingmoor to the WEST

 
Rent 6d

 
 
 

Deed 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
 
 
 
- Playters, widow & Philip Cutlove & Thomas Barker, late of John
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1772
 
1774
 
1791

Task L35 

Peter Lincoln tenement in Ballygate formerly Osborne’s since Cutlove afterwards
John Elmy & late John Corbold, decsd 
Hannah Lincoln tenement in or near Market Place, late Peter Lincoln, her husband,
formerly Corbold
INDENTURE:  between John Dawson, linen-weaver & Thomas Youngman of Norwich, tailor & Hannah
Lincoln of Norwich, widow, of the FIRST PART; John Illingworth the elder and younger of the
SECOND PART; Frances Schuldham, spinster, sole executrix of James Schuldham, deceased. A mortgage
vested in Frances Schuldham for £300 and interest.
INDENTURE:  between Frances Schuldham of the FIRST PART; John Illingworth the elder and younger
of the SECOND PART; Le Grice Brown Bohun of the THIRD PART for £360 and interest of £4 10s per
cent. The £360 was not paid to Le Grice Brown and the estate became absolute to him.
INDENTURE:- Agreement between Le Grice Browne Bohun & John Illingworth the younger. Now owe
total of £560 at 5% p.a.
John Illingworth; Tenants: Oldring & Crowe
[John & Sarah Illingworth had 3 children between 1791 & 1795]
INDENTURE:-  Agreement  between  Samuel  Shaw of Gillingham, carpenter & joiner, on behalf of John
Illingworth, junior of the FIRST PART; William Barnard, of the SECOND PART.  William Barnard to pay
£579.
COURT CASE before the Master of the Rolls: William Barnard had died leaving his estate to his wife
Redelpha. £580 to be paid by Redelpha Barnard to Bohun.
Did Bargain & Sell:
Messe and Baking Office with edifices, buildings, yard, garden grounds and appurtenances  abutting on:
Messuage & premises late of William Hunter & then of James Cole, draper, [No 25 New Market] on the
NORTH;
On the garden of James Cole in part and premises of William Wright in part & on Puddingmoor in part of
the WEST.
On the messe and premises in part & stable & yard, late Miday Browning now of John Larke on the
SOUTH [6 Ballygate]
On the garden, in part & Ballygate on the EAST
Then in the occupation of Joseph Oldring, baker.
ALSO: messuage with edifices, buildings, yards etc. adjoining the last premises and abutting on parts of
the north and west on the messe & the yard late of Miday Browning, then of John Larke on the south.
And the yards of John Larke in part and Ballygate in part of the east.
Redelpha Barnard never paid £580 and owed interest of £110 17s 6d
Redelpha Barnard bargains and sold:
GWB  Bohun,  the first messuage in the occupation of John Bird or his undertenants, and the second
messe in the occupation of Joseph Oldring.
SALE:  Old  established  Baking  Office  in  Beccles.  Expense  of  fixtures, moderate. Apply to Mr Joseph
Oldring, Miller, Beccles [2 Ballygate?]
Joseph Oldring to buy the premises for £805. To pay Redelpha £14 1s 6d, Bohun £290 18s 6d and to
borrow on mortgage £500 from Bohun, for his use during his natural life
To be SOLD by Auction by Sam Crowe at the White Lion on Monday 15 November
A neat brick & tiled Dwelling House & premises, with large walled-in Garden, well planted, situated in
Ballygate, now in the occupation of Joseph Oldring, the Proprietor. Immediate possession.
Rix: Writing about No 2 Ballygate:
“Behind the house now Kerridge’s, late John Bird’s, Mr Oldring, a former owner once proposed to build a
Tower Mill on the cliff behind the house and to reach it by the sloping road from Puddingmoor.”
Joseph Oldring, miller, tent in or near the Market Place, formerly Peter Lincoln, Hannah Lincoln, purchased
of John Illingworth
Joseph  Oldring  , by his will, his executors: Elizabeth, his wife, John Kent, tailor, & his brother Henry
Oldring of Bungay, currier and leather cutter, and John Crisp of Redisham, farmer, guardianship of his
children etc. To sell messe in Ballygate (also devising his land, windmill, cottages and messe to executors
on trust for his children: Joseph, Benjamin, Anna, Sarah, Emma & Catherine)

 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Deed 
 
 
1792
Deed 
1795
Deed 

1799
 
1804

Land Tax 
 
Deed 
1807
Deed 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1815
 
 

Deed 

 
 

1817
Ipswich Journ 26 Apr  
1818
Deed 

1819
 

Nor Paper 11 Nov 
 

1820c
 

Rix Collection 
 
1820
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
1822
Will 
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1828

 

1823 codicil: His daughter Ann to take place of his late wife. Will proved September 1824.
John Kent, brazier, executor of Joseph Oldring’s will - tent. in or near the Market Place formerly of Peter
Lincoln, since John Illingworth, late Joseph Oldring   (later John Bird) 
John Bird late Oldring’s exors 
INDENTURE  between:  John Kent, brazier, Henry Oldring, now residing at New York & John Crisp of
Reedham,  farmer.  of  the  First  Part;  /  Robert  Bird,  shopkeeper,  and  Ann  his  wife,  Joseph  Oldring of
Loddon, miller, & Sarah and Emma Oldring, spinsters & Benjamin Oldring, grocer, of the Second Part
/ GWB Bohun of the Third Part; / John Bird of the Fourth Part.
[Ann, elest daughter of Joseph Oldring married married John Bird]
ALL THAT premises of two messes, with baking offices etc. between
a  ) Messe of John Bobbett Brooks towards the north. [NMar 25]
b  ) the street east c ) above premises belonging to John Lark to the south. [Bal 6 & 8]  
d  )by the Cliff, in or near Puddingmoor, and premises of Brooks [NMar 25]  to the west.
The premises in the occupation of John Bird, Sarah Oldring & Emma Oldring or undertenants.
John Bird, baker, tent. in or near the Market Place formerly of Peter Lincoln
since John Illingworth late Joseph Oldring  (later Hy Leavold) 
Richard Bohun & William Crowfoot, surviving executors of GWB Bohun of the First Part;
John Bird of the Second Part;./  John Bird seems to have paid off £500 mortgage

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

1829
1834

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
Deed 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1835
 
1851
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Deed 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

Number 2 BALLYGATE
1861

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: Dwelling House with Bake Office, confectioner’s shop, granary, stable & premises in Ballygate, for
many years occupied by Mr John Bird
SALE: Furniture of John Bird: Effects in Trade, 2 ponies, 3 luggage carts, harness etc.
George Kerridge, baker & confectioner, succeeds to business of Mr John Bird, senior, who has run the
business for nearly 50 years
William Leavold, merchant, tent in or near Newmarket formerly Peter Lincoln
Freehold  Residence,  confectioner’s  &  earthenware  shops  with  suitable  offices  &  large  garden,  near
Market Place, occupied by George Kerridge.

1861
1861

Beccles Paper 3 Sep 
Beccles Paper 17 Sep 

1864
1881

Beccles Manor Court 
Bec Paper 25 May 

Number 4 BALLYGATE
1851

Rix Coll 3 May 

MILLINERY:  Mrs  Martison  recently  been  in  Town  selecting  Millinery,  ready  for  inspection  at  Mrs
Jarman’s, Ballygate, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday next.
John Bird of the First Part; James Mullett, tailor, of the Second Part;/ Richard Bohun of the Third Part.
now or lately in the occupation of Robert Jarman, or undertenants
ALL THAT premises including the part of the said dwelling extending over the archway next the said
street and with a right of way and passage at all times with or without horses and carts and carriages & for
all  reasonable  purposes  through  the  said  archway  (but  exclusive  of  the  ground  and  soil  under  the
archway & from the street into & through the present or any other door or gateway to be made in that part
of  the  wall  which  extends  nine feet in a westward direction from the north west corner of the messe
exclusive of the remaining part of the wall on the north side of the premises and exclusive of any right or
way or passage for the purpose of taking water from the pump or well upon the adjoining premises of the
said John Bird.
This sale was for one of the two houses [number 4]
afterwards John Illingworth since Joseph Oldring & late John Bird 
James Mullett died. Left for life to his grand-daughter Susanna Pipe.
SALE:  Eustace  Mullett,  of  the  First Part;/ Walter Warrington of Higham’s Park, Essex. manufacture’s
manager,.
SALE 20 July, 1923 ; Double fronted Shop & Residence: Hall with private door,  2 Reception Rooms, 7
Bedrooms, Kitchen & Offices with large Warehouse & Workshops in rear & long Garden, well adapted for
tailor or similar business
Walter Warrington sold to George Taylor, builder for £450
George Taylor sold to Beccles Water & Gas Co.
Taylor Electricals for £20,000

1852
 
 

Deed 

 
 

 
 
1890
1910

 
 

 
Rent 6d
Deed 
Sale 
1923
Sale 

1923
1933
1993

Sale 
Sale 
Sale 
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BALLYGATE 2 & 4 
1841
1841
1851
1852

OWNER

 
John Bird 
John Bird 
John Bird 
PREMISES DIVIDED AT THIS TIME

OCCUPIER
 
 
 

 
census 
 
 

John Bird 
50 
John Bird 

 
baker
 

baker 
 
baker 

 
 
£21-5s-0d
 
 
 
£18-15s-0d

BALLYGATE 2
1851
1861

census 
 

John Bird 
John Bird 

 
 

W 61 
John Bird 

baker & confectioner 

b. Halesworth
 

 
baker 
 
£21-0s-0d
 
 
[John Bird died 7 Feb 1863, aged 74. For nearly 40 years he was deacon of Beccles Baptist Church]

1864
1871
 

1871
1881
1881 CENSUS

 
census 
 

 
 

George Kerridge
George Kerridge
 

George Kerridge
George Kerridge

 
M 35 
 

 
 

baker & confectioner
baker employs 1 boy 
 

George Kerridge
George Kerridge

wife, 3 sons, 1 dau, lodger, 1 fem serv
 
b. Snape

 
 

china & glass dealer 
 

£18
£18

 
 

45  
42 
17 
M 
M 
F 
M

M  
F 
F
Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife 
Daur
Registrars Of Birth &c Office Clerk
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

George KERRIDGE
Emly KERRIDGE 
Emly E. KERRIDGE
George KERRIDGE
John H. KERRIDGE
Rose KERRIDGE 
William KERRIDGE

 
M 
U

Snape, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Beccles, Suffolk, England

Baker & Confectioner Employing One Boy
Music Teacher

15  
12 
11
9 

Son  
Son
Daur 
Son 

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1912
1914
1914-18 War 

census 
 
 
survey 
 
 
 

William Crane 
Robert Read 
Robert Read 
RJ Read

48 
 
 
 
 
 
 

confectioner 
William Crane 
Wiliam Crane 
William Crane
William Crane 
William Crane 
William Crane 

b North Walsham, Norf
 
 
 
 
 
 

baker 
baker 
4 bedrooms, 2 sitting, shop 
baker
baker
baker

 
 
£22

 
 
 
 

5 occupants

 
 

 
Private Thomas FILBY, South African Infantry, Killed 23  March 1918

1922
1927
1933 +
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
PN Filby 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Florence Filby
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

William Filby 
William Filby 

 
 

baker
baker

 
 
 
 
 
 

William Filby 
W Filby & Son
William Filby
William Filby
Filby & Son 
Filby & Son

 
 

baker
baker

 
baker
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BALLYGATE 4

Listed Building No 4:
Eighteenth Century. Two storeys and two dormers. Red brick. Pantile Mansard roof. Three windows, sash with glazing bars and

flush frames. Brick toothed eaves cornice. Ground floor gauged elliptical arch over side passage, north,
remainder modern shop.

It seems that this part of the property did not belong to either Beccles or Rosehall Manors, so there are no

records of the ownership after the payment of the Task was finished. It was however
owned by the owner of number 2

1593
 
1600.1
1671
1672
 
1736
1772

Task Bal 32 

John Wells for the other part (in Ballygate) sometime Mr Clarke’s post
Jo Doggit 
Jo Doggit
Daniel Lamb his tent. in Ballygate in his own use 
Daniel Lamb tent in Ballygate sometime Doggett’s late Edmund Neville in jux 
[Daniel & Margaret Lamb had 2 children in 1642 & 1643]
John Corbold; tent. in Ballygate late Lamb
Peter Lincoln; tent. in Ballygate late John Corbold 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task  
Task L22 
 
 
 

Valuation £2
Task 4d

 
 

Task C94 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

Task L36 
The ownership
of number 4 Ballygate was the same as number 2 until the 1860s
1871
Beccles Paper, 15 Aug 
LAWSUIT:  Richard  Bohun  [16 Ballygate] against William Beckett, butcher [20 Ballygate] for allowing

 
Richard Bohun: “ I live in Ballygate near the premises. He suffered from a severe smell. The stench was a

 
slaughter house, with blood put in a muck bin etc, so that it was injurious to health.
 
 

 
of Nuisances: I  
complain of in the slaughter House, but  
beyond there was a blood pit, which contained a great quantity of  
three quarters full and into it thrown two or three bushels of fresh grain. The blood was in

 

serious nuisance and the house was poisoned by it. Inspector Cole was also Inspector
 

 
inspected  the  premises  on  Friday  28  July.  There  was nothing to
 
 
several  pigs  were  kept  in  a  court,  and
 
 
blood,  almost

 
an advanced stage of decomposition and the pigs had been fed from it, the trough and floor being

 
some fresh air  

 
saturated as well as the pigs. The smell was most dreadful and I had to go away to get

 
On the 31st of July there was not so much blood in the pit and the pigs were not so dirty. In the muck

 
before I could see what I wanted.
 
 

 
animals and were
time.

 

bin there was a great deal of filth, which had been emptied from the stomachs of the
 

 
smelling very high. The muckbin was full and had laid there some
 
 
 SW Rix said he lived on the opposite side of the road and suffered from the smells. Six weeks ago he

 
windows, there came in  
would have rather sat up all night than slept in  
great pains to prevent smells.
intolerable. Mr Beckett’s premise were to the west. Mr Kerrison [23 Ballygate] gave similar

 
was  called  into  one  of  the  bedrooms  next  the  street,  and  on  opening  one of the
 
 
such a stench as he hoped he should never smell again. He

 
James Mullett [4 Ballygate] said the  

 

that room. Mr Jordan had taken
 

 
smell
was

 
evidence. Mr Fiske [25 Ballygate] the same.
Mr Beckett: “There is a paved yard at the back of my house [20 Ballygate], with a fall of four feet

 
 

 
month and when the  
house there is a tank which will hold 12 pails
blood & the pigs devour it faster than I can get it. There were two  
a calf killed yesterday and the blood will all be eaten by tonight. The muck bin is at the  

 
towards the garden. I have a flagged slaughter house, which is limewashed once a
 
 

killing is done it is washed down. Adjoining the slaughter
 

 
of  blood.  We  mix  the  grain  with  this
 
 
bullocks   and

 
further end of the yard & the entrails when thrown into the bin are covered with stable muck. In the

 
becomes disagreeable.  
with a water cart at 11 o’clock at night and the  
next morning and everything cleaned up. The pig sty is white washed once a  

 
middle  of  this  bin  there  is  a  pump  by  which liquid matter is taken away before it
 
 
The  muck  bin  is  cleared  out every full moon: men come
 
 
whole  thing  is  done  by  5  the
 
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fortnight. There is no other way of emptying cesspools than carrying it away in carts. The place was not

 
the hay.”

 
emptied until two days after the usual time last month because the men were busy with
 
 
The Magistrates: The muck bin is to be emptied at once and in future emptied every seven days. If the

 
RETIREMENT: James Mullett, [4] Ballygate, tailoring, drapery and hat establishment retiring after

 
nuisance continued the slaughter house would have to be moved elsewhere.
1880
Beccles Paper 18 May 

 
ADVERTISEMENT: William George Cross, (late James Mullett) Tailor & Hatter, Ballygate

40 years. Business taken over by WG Cross
1880
Beccles Paper 16 Nov 
 
 
(established 1840)  Scotch Tweed Suitings

 
1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS

 
 
census 
 
census 
 
 
census 
 

OWNER 
John Bird 
 
John Bird 
 
James Mullett 
James Mullett 
 
James Mullett 

 

OCCUPIER
 
60 
 
M 71 
 
 
M  62
 

 
Robert Jarman

RB Jarman 
Printer
RB Jarman 
Printer
James Mullett 
James Mullett 
Tailor & Draper
William G Cross

 
 
 
£20

 
Robert Jarman

 
b. Bishopsgate, London
 
 
1 son, 1 gr dau, 1 fem serv
 

 
 
£17-10s-0d
 
 

 
 

 
 

£19--5s-0d
£24
b. Kent
£24

 
Sarah Mullett 

 
 
 

M  
M

36  
30

M  
F

Head 

 
 

William G. CROSS
Ann A. CROSS 

Lynn, Norfolk, England
Wisbech, Cambridge, England 

Tailor Master Employing 4 Men
Wife

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1912
1922
1933+
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

census 
 
 
survey 
 
 

 
Mrs Susan Pipe
Mrs Susan Pipe
Susan Pipe 
 

 

William Cross 
 
 
 
 

M 46 
William G Cross
Alexander Mc Queen 
Alexander Mc Queen 
Alexander Mc Queen 

Tailor

 
 

b. Kings Lynn, Norf
 
 
8 bedrms, 2 sitting, shop
tailor

 
 
 
 

 
 

£22
2 occupants
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Water & Gas Co
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Taylor, George
Water & Gas Co Show Rooms
Shelley Rix 
Beccles Water Co
Gas Board
Jane 
Jane 

 
 
 
£32
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser

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BALLYGATE 6 & 8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballygate K

Listed Building:
Early Nineteenth Century. Two storeys. Red brick. Slates. Three windows, sash with flush frames, flat arches and glazing bars. Six-

panel door to two arched entrances with plain fanlights. Eaves soffit. Group value.

1576
 
1593
1610c
1634

Task Bal 37 

Ralph Bedington for his tenement, late John Thorne’s sometime Driver’s, that
he dwelleth in 
Ralph Bedington for his tenement late Bedington’s 
Abraham Todd for a messuage late Bedington 
Evidence: Abraham Todd, the Elder, Inn Holder, aged 70 years & upwards dwelt in Beccles 44 years.
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 1s 0d
Task 1s 0d
Task 1s 0d

Task Bal 36 
Task T1 
 
 
[He died November 1636]

1638c
1668
1672
1700.1
1729
1750

Task T12 

Isaac Todd for a tenement sometime Ralph Bedington’s after Driver 
Isaac Todd for a tenement in Ballygate late his father’s

 
 
 

 
Rent 2d
 

Task 1s 0d
Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

Isaac Todd [butcher, died 1687] 
Elsome
John Bradnam late Elsom before Todd 

 
 
Valuation £6
Survey 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
John Bradnum, cooper, Will 13 July 1750; proved 7 Mar 1750/51; by Sarah Bradnum: the messuage

 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
 

 
my  
Benjamin Lambert,
John Bradnam, now Browning, late Bradnam. House in Ballygate nigh the Market

wherein I dwell; my daughter Mitigation Mary Browning; Charles Browning & Mary Browning,
 

 
 

grandchildren; John Bradnum, my son; Sarah Lambert my daughter, wife of
 

 
bricklayer.

1761
1771
 
 
1772
1799
1834
 
1862

Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rent 2d

ORIENTATION: (from 2 & 4 Ballygate) Messe or tent. formerly of John Bradnam
since of Midda Bradnam his widow, then Midda Browning & John Bradnam son

Deed 

 
 

of above
Bradnam: a house on the west side of Ballygate late Browning

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
William Bradnam: different tenants
ORIENTATION: (from 2 & 4 Ballygate) Premises belonging to John Larke,

 
 

 
 

Rent 2d
value 8s & 4s

Land Tax 
 
 
 
 
Deed 
 

 late of Mida Browning
TO BE LET [No 6 Ballygate] Small residence in Ballygate late occupied by Mrs Thomas Chaplin, apply

Beccles Paper 8 Apr 

 
SALE of Richard Bohun fronting Ballygate; Lot 3:

 
R Bohun

1878
 

Lowst Rec Off 1261/1227
 

Two Dwelling Houses adjoining Lot 2 [Nos 10-14] let to Mr James Mullett as yearly tenant; notice to
 
Mrs EA Mullett: [Bal 4] Entrance passage, 2 Sitting Rooms, 3 Sleeping Rooms, attic & cellar, with small
 
Mrs Elizabeth Cox: [Bal 6] 2 Sitting Rooms, 3 Sleeping Rooms, attic & cellar & detached Wash house
 
Also Garden now let therewith & part of yard hitherto occupied with Lot 2.

 
quit 6 April 1879, at rent of £22 11s 6d: Underlet:
 
 
 
yard & detached Wash House.
 
 
 
& small yard.
 
 
6 BALLYGATE all from Deeds lent me in 2002

1845
1730

 
 

ABSTRACT: of Title of John Lark
John Bradnum by his will gave to Sarah his wife ALL THAT his Messuage wherein he then dwelt, with
Outhouses, Slaughterhouses, Yards etc for her natural life and after her death to his daughter Mitigation
Mary Browning, and after her Death to his Grandchildren Charles Browning & Mary Browning & to their
heirs etc as Tenants in Common & not as Joint Tenants
He appointed Sarah, his wife sole Executrix
Proved 7 March 1750
Indenture between Charles Browning of York Street, Newington Causeway, hairdresser & Mary, his wife,
& Mary Lancaster of Beccles, the two Grandchildren of the FIRST PART
John Lark of Beccles, Innholder of the SECOND PART
William Barnard of Beccles of the THIRD PART
for £250
ALL THAT Messuage in Ballygate in the occupation of John Lark, Hannah Flint & - Atkins

 
 
1804

 
 
19 Jan 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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1804
 

 
Hillary Term 
 

Lately owned by Mitigation Mary Browning (who was lately deceased)
INDENTURE between William Barnard & Mary Lancaster & Chales Browning his wife
2 Messuages, 1 Cottage, 2 Stables, 1 Shed, 2 Curtilages, 2 Gardens, 10 acres of Land, 5 acres of Meadow
& 5 acres of Heath in Carlton Colvile & Beccles
John Lark by his Will gave to his wife Judith ALL THAT his Messuage or Tenement in occupation of his
Under Tenants during her natural life and afterwards to be sold
William Lark, farmer of Gisleham & Judith his wife to be Exectors.
John Lark died
Judith Lark died (see gravestone in Beccles Churchyard)
INDENTURE between William Lark of the FIRST PART
John Lark of Beccles, carpenter, eldest son of John Lark, deceased, SECOND PART
EC Sharpin of Beccles, gent THIRD PART
John Lark, deceased had borrowed from William Lar several sums of money £100, £400 & £100 in 1804,
1810 & 1811 of which only £258 had been repaid. This property in Ballygate was valued at £300 only.
John Lark paid to William Lark £300 in full settlement of money owing.
ALL  THAT  Double  Cottage  with  the  Barn,  Stable  &  other  Buildings  abutting  upon  premises  lately
belonging to Joseph Oldring NORTH
Ballygate  in  part  &  premises  of Thomas Barkway in part & premises belonging to Mr Bohun on the
SOUTH
Premiises belonging to Henry Lark in part & the said premises late of Joseph Oldring in remaining part
towards the WEST
Premises were in the occupation of John Lark & Judith Lark
Free liberty of ingress, egress  & regress at all times with or without horses, cattle & carriages from the
Gate Marked A on the Plan
INDENTURE of MORTGAGE  between John Lark of Beccles, carpenter of ONE PART &
Robert Gent of North Cove, farmer, Lucy Gent of Beccles, spinster  & James Cleveland of Lowestoft, miller
of the OTHER PART
John Lark needs £200 for Mortgage
ALL THAT new built Messuage or Double Tenement, with the Barn, Stable & other Buildings, Yards,
Gardens etc in Ballygate abutting upon premises lately beonging to Joseph Oldring to the NORTH,
Upon BALLGATE in part & premises belonging to Thomas Hall in part & in part upon premises belonging
to Thomas Barkway in remaining part  to the EAST
Upon the  the premises of Thomas Hall & Thomas Barkway in part & on premises belonging to Mr Bohun
to the SOUTH
Upon premises belonging to Henry Larke in part & premises late of Joseph Oldring to the WEST.
Now in the occupation of John Lark and his undertenants.
ALSO free liberty of Ingress, Egress & Regress at all times with r without cattle, carriages by and ove the
way or passages dividing the premises of Thomas Hall & Thomas Barway to and from the Street, for all
purposes and occasions whatsoever.
Which premises were by Indenture of 13 December 1828 between William Lark, farmer of the First Part,
John Lark of the second Part & EC Sharpin, gent of the 3rd Part
To have & to hold for 500 years for one pepper corn rent (if demanded) on the feast of St Michael
As long as John Lark pays in the Town Hall £200 & 5% interest on 20 July 1830
Witnessed by EC Sharpin & WR Sharpin.  
INDENTURE of MORTGAGE between John Lark of Beccles, farmer of the FIRST PART and
Robert Gent of North Cove, farmer, Lucy Gent of Beccles, spinster & James Cleveland of Lowestoft, miller
of SECOND PART and
Esther Ellen Smith of Beccles, widow & Maria Smmith of Brackley, Northants, spinster THIRD PART
Esther Smith etc will pay off Robert Gent etc the £200 & lend John Lark another £150 on Mortgage
ALL THAT  Messuage or Double Tenement, with the Barn, Stable & other Buildings, Yards, Gardens etc
in Ballygate abutting upon premises lately beonging to Joseph Oldring to the NORTH,
Upon BALLGATE in part & premises belonging to Thomas Hall in part & in part upon premises belonging
to Thomas Barkway in remaining part  to the EAST

1810
September 

 
1811
1834
1828
 
 
 

 
29 May 
9 April 
30 Dec 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

1829
 

20 Jul 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
1844
 

 
 
 
25 July 
 

Signed John Lark

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
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Upon the  the premises of Thomas Hall & Thomas Barkway in part & on premises belonging to Mr Bohun
to the SOUTH
Upon premises belonging to Henry Larke in part & premises late of Joseph Oldring to the WEST.
Now in the occupation of John Lark and his undertenants.
ALSO free liberty of Ingress, Egress & Regress at all times with r without cattle, carriages by and ove the
way or passages dividing the premises of Thomas Hall & late Thomas Barway to and from the Street, for
all purposes and occasions whatsoever.
To have & to hold for 500 years for one pepper corn rent (if demanded) on the feast of St Michael
As long as John Lark pays on £350 at £4. 10s interest half yearly per £100 in future years
INDENTURE  between  Esther  Elen  Smith  of  Beccles,  widow  &  Maria  Smith  of  Brackley,  Northants,
spinster FIRST PART
John Lark, late of Beccles, carpenter, but now of Ellough, farmer SECOND PART
Richard Bohun of Beccles, gent THIRD PART
Richard Bardwell of Beccles, gent of the FOURTH PART
Payment of £350 paid by Richard Bohun to Esther Smith etc AND a further £350 paid to John Lark making
a total of £700.
ALL THOSE Messuages or Dwelling Houses with the Workshop, Barn, Stable etc in Ballygate & abutting
upon premises of Richard Bohun in part & premises belonging to John Bird in the remaining part towards
the NORTH
Upon Ballygate in part & premises beloning to Elizabeth Hall, widow in part & premises belonging to
Richard Bohun EAST
Premises of Elizabeth Hall & Richard Bohun towards the SOUTH
Premises belonging to Richard Bohun & John Bird to the WEST
In the Tenure of Robert Barnett Jarman or his Under Tenants &John Lark or his Tenants.
Witnessed by RH Francis & Edward Henry Shelly & John Lark
WILL of RICHARD BOHUN appoints his Nephews Robert Bohun Kidd [surgeon] & Rev George Bohun
Coulcher [of Lympne, near Hythe, Kent] & my Friend Samuel Wilton Rix executors.
To  sell  my  House  purchased  of  my  Father,  George  William  Browne  Bohun. ALSO my two Dwelling
Houses  with  Yard  Garden  etc purchased of John Lark ALSO my Dwelling Houses with Yard Garden,
Outhouses  purchased  of  William  Hall  (all  in  Ballygate)  ALSO  my  two  Cottages  with  the  Garden  in
Puddingmoor purchased of Susan Larke, widow. ALSO Messuge or Farmhouse & Lands in Toft Monks,
Gilingham, All Saints & Haddiscoe, in the occupation of Jeremiah Brock
Richard Bohun Died.
Will Proved
SALE of Richard Bohun, 5 December 1878, facing Ballygate; Lot32 adjoining Lot 21 [Nos 14, 12, 10]
TWO DWELLING HOUSES: [Ns 6 & 8 Ballygate]
Let to Mr James Mullett as a yearly tenant, under notice to quit on 6 April, 1879, at a rent of £22 11s 6d pa.
These Houses are underlet as follows:
Mrs EA Mullett [No 8]- A House containing an Entrance Passage, Two Sitting Rooms, Three Sleeping
Rooms, an Attic, and Cellar; with a small Yard and detached Wash House.
Mrs Elizabeth Cox [No 6] - A House containing Two Sitting Rooms, Three Sleeping Rooms, Attic, and
Cellar; with a detached Wash House and small Yard.
With this Lot is also included the Garden now let therewith, and a part of the Yard hitherto occupied with
Lot II, as shown on the Plan by the dotted line b.b.
And a Right to draw water from the Pump and Well on Lot II subject to the payment of one third of the
cost of keeping the said Pump & Well in repair; and also a Right of footway over the Yard and of Carriage
Way over the Yard marked A on the plan (part of Lot II) to and from Ballygate.
Tenure Freehold
Annual Outgoings Land Tax £0  11s 5d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
1845

 
 
28 Jul 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1872

 
 
 
 
12 Dec 

 
 

1878
1878
1878
 
 

28 Oct 
12 Nov 

Lowst Rec Off 1261/1227

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
The Purchaser of this Lot is to make & maintain a Fence, as shown by the dotted line b.b., to divide this Lot from Lot II.
1879
4 Jan 

Robert Bohun Kidd, surgeon, of Blofield & Rev George Bohun Coulcher, of Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, &
Samuel Wilton Rix, Solicitor, of Beccles executors of FIRST PART
Edward Trundle, coach body maker of SECOND PART

 
 
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Mary Woolsey of the Laurels, Sunningdale, Berks THIRD PART
Purchased LOT 3 [numbers 6 & 8 Ballygate] for £400 by Edward Trundle
ORIENTATIONS: James Mullett to the NORTH
Ballygate in part & premises late of Richard Bohun sold to Robert Shimmon Block to the EAST
Premise late of Richard Bohun sold to Alfred Knibbs Hockey in part & part by premise owned by James
Mullett to the WEST
Also Free right of way to & from Carriage Road sold to R Block
WILL  of  Mary  Woolsey,  Spinster,  gives  legacy  of  £20  to  her  nephew  William  Trundle,  BUT  her
Messuages in Ballygate to her Daughter or reputed Daughter Anna Letitia Woolsey.
Death of Mary Woolsey 
INDENTURE Annie Letitia Abbott, wife f William Abbott of “La Mascotte”, Victoria Road, Horley,
Surrey of ONE PART
William Trundle of Beccles, coach builder of the  OTHER PART
ALL THAT Messuage in Two Tenements formerly occupied by James Mullett or his Under Tenantsnow
in the occupation of Edward Trundle & Phyllis Cole.
James Mullett NORTH
Ballygate in part & late of Robert Block, deceased EAST
Alfred Hockey & James Mullet WEST
Free Passageway on foot (but not with Horses, Carts or Carriages) for purchaser etc [it next states that
there is free passageway!] Free use of Pump, paying one third of expense
Sold for £400
WILL of W Trundle. Appointed his wife Ann Trundle & daughter Emma May Trundle Executors
DEATH of W. Trundle 
DEATH of Emma May Trundle of 6 Ballygate. Her Brother Frank George Trundle, printer & Sister Woolsy
Gertrude Sturman, widow executors. both of 6 Ballygate 
DEATH of FG Trundle at 6 Ballygate
INDENTURE Woolsey Sturman of 69 Beresford Road, Lowestoft of ONE PART
Mabel Elsie Horner of 74 High Street, Southwold, wife of George Horner
No 8 Ballygate
DEATH of Mrs ME HORNER ,  to her husband George Horner, retired draper of 8 Ballygate
Death of George Horner. Property to his Sister Maude Foster of Harpenden, Herts

 
1884

 
13 Dec 

1898
1901
 
 
 

22 Feb 
25 Oct 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
1927
1932
1946

 
31 Mar 
27 Sep 
19 Mar 

 
 

1947
1953
 
 
1961
1964

26 Feb 
24 Jul 
 
 
16 May 
 

No 8 BALLYGATE
1964
1978?
1998

 
 
22 Dec 

Mrs EA Flaxman, of Forest Lodge, The Common, Southwold
Youngman
DEATH  of  Mary  Tootell  Youngman.  Executor:  Edward  Wasley  Flaxman,  The  Old  School,  Cottisford
Brackley, Oxfordshire

No 6 BALLYGATE
1964
 
 
1971
 
 

22 Jun 
 
 
19 Apr 
 
 

CONVEYANCE from Maude Foster of  9 Bowers Parade, Harpenden, Herts, widow ONE PART
to Katie Evelyn Bickers, of 2 The Harbourage, Grove Road, Beccles. THE OTHER PART
for £875 but reserving the rights of the adjoining dwelling no 8 Ballygate free rights of way.
CONVEYANCE Between Eastern Gas Board of FIRST PART
Katie Bickers SECOND PART
for £275 Piece of Land at the Rear of 4 Ballygate of 175 square Yards

BALLYGATE 6 
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RATES 
 
OWNER 
OCCUPIER

1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871

 
census 
 
census 
 
 
census 

John Larke 
 
Richard Bohun 
 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
John Lark 
Harriet Chaplin 
Harriet Chaplin 
Harriet Chaplin
Elizabeth Cox 
Elizabeth Cox 

John Larke 

 
farmer
 
annuitant

 
 
£10
 

45 
 
W 48 

 
b. Geldeston

£7
 

 
W 74 

 
lodging house keeper  

 
£10

 
Weston, Suffs  

 
niece, nephew 
b.

1881
1881 CENSUS
 

 
Mary Wolsey 
 
Miss Trundle 
 
 
 
£10
 

 
Maker

 
 
William TRUNDLE
M  35 
Oxburgh, Norfolk,
Head 
Coach     Builder     Boody

 
 

 
 

 
 
Scholar
 
 
 
 

Mary Wolsey 
Amelia Abbott 
William Trundle 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Ann TRUNDLE 
Emma M. TRUNDLE 

35 
 

St Andrews, Suffolk, Wife

Beccles, Suffolk,  
Dur

 
 
 
1891

1896
1904
1906
1907
1912
1914
1914-1918  War 
1914-1918 War 
1922
1933 +
1936
1937
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
census 

 
 
survey 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

William TRUNDLE
Harry TRUNDLE
Frank G. TRUNDLE 
William Trundle 

William Trundle
William Trundle 
William Trundle 
Willliam Trundle
William Trundle
William Trundle

 
 




Coach body maker

Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  

Son 
Son

Scholar

Son
b Oxborough, Norf

44 

 
4 bedsrooms, 3 sitting rms 
coach builder

 
 

£13
6 people

 
 
 

 
Private Frank Trundle, born 1880,  of 1st Suffolks, joined 1916, discharged 1919
Private George Horner, of 4th Essex, joined 1916, still serving 1920

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

William Trundle
Emma Trundle
Trundle, Frank

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sturman, Mrs
Ralph Bickers
Ralph Bickers
Ralph Bickers

BALLYGATE 8
1841

 
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS 
 
 

John Larke 
Richard Bohun 
 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
John Kent 
John Kent 
Maria Kent 
Harriet Cattermole
Harriet Cattermole
MA Debenham 
Mary DEBENHAM
Maria BORRETT
Simon BORRETT
 

John Larke 

 
 
retired brazier 
 
 
stationer & books
 
Ellough, Suffolk,
Needham, Norfolk,
Stradbrooke, Suff,
 

 
 

 
 
b Saxmundham 
£9-10s-0d
£10
b. Beccles  
£10
Head 
Nurse 
Attendant
 

 
£10

£20

 
census 
 
 
census 
 

 
78 
 
 
U 64 
 
U  72 
M  59 
M  61 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Mary Wolsey 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Porter

 
 
 
 

Income from Interest
Nurse (S M S)
Wine,   Spirits   Merchants
 

 
 

 
 

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1912
1914
1914-1918 War 
1914-1918 War 
1922
1933 +

census 
 
 
survey 
 

     34 
Mary Wolsey 
Amelia Abbott 
John Myson 

 

 
 
 
 
 

William Doddington34 
Phylis Cole 
John Myson 
William Trundle 
John Myson

Barnby, Suff 
 
 
4 beds, 3 sitting rooms 

 
dairyman, milk 
 
 

£13
6 people

 
 
 

 
Corporal Arthur Spoore, of the RGA, joined up 1915, discharged 1919
Private Herbert Bishop, of the 2nd Suffolks, joined up 1915, discharged 1919

 
 
William Spoore 
confectioner

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

William Spoore 
Mrs G Horner 

cabinet maker
 

 
 
£22
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1936
1937
1965
1974

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Stimpson, Mrs AE
 

 
 
 
 
 
Youngman, MT
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BALLGATE 10, 12 & 14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballygate K

Listed Buildings
Eighteenth Century, Two storeys. Red brick with plinth. Pantiles. Toothed eaves cornice. First floor three windows sash in flush

fraames. Six-panel door in wood case. Early nineteenth century shop front with wood case. Entrance to No
14 is on the south side of the building. Group value.

PROBABLY BALLYGATE 10, 12 & 14 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALLYGATE C
The(unproven) identification of this property is not through deeds, but through seeing where it is situated in the Poor Law Collection list

1576
1593
1611c
1629
 

Task NMar 10 

James Bungay, for a tent sometime Hulle 
Mr Bungay, for a tent sometime Hall, (post Thomas Wakefield)
Thomas Wakefield, [d 1629] for a toft late Halls purchased of Bungay (folio 53) 
WILL of
Weak. To Richard Wakefield my son the nmessuage or tenement where I dwell with all the outhouses
yards gardens and appurtenances lying in Beccles in or near Ballygate Street. To Francis Wakefield my
son £10. To Christian my daughter the late wife of Robert Kell £4. 40s within half a year and 40s within 1
1/2 years. To Mary Wakefield my daughter 1 posted bedstead cord [cord laced across the frame of a bed]
and natt [straw mattress], 1 feather-bed, 2 feather boulsters, 2 feather pillows, 2 blankets, 2 coverlets, 1
table, 2 small forms, 2 buffet stools [one of a set of low stools for use at a long table], 3 covered stools, 1
great chair and 1 small one, a couple of small chairs, a stander [metal tray for pens], 1/2 dozen cushions, a
cupboard  with  the pewter and trenchers [flat wooden dish] in the same, 1 pair of andirons [iron bars
supporting the ends of log in a fire], 1 danske [made of spruce imported from Danzig] chest as it standeth
and a trundle bedstead [ a low bed on wheels that could be pushed under a high bed] as it standeth, 4
kettles, 1 brass pot, 1 skillet [cooking vessel with three feet and a long handle], 1 posnet [small metal pot
with a long handle and three feet, for boiling], 1 frying pan, 1 warming pan, 3 candlesticks, a flat chest. To
Elizabeth the wife of John Haltway 20s. To Mary Wakefield my grandchild a great chest, a tipped pot [with
a lip to aid pouring]and a silver spoon. All the rest of my movables to Richard Wakefield my son whom I
make sole executor.
Witnesses: Philip Soowthalls and Robert Cobbe.
Proved at Beccles 10 Dec 1629
Richard Wakefield, [1611-47] some time Halls, after Thomas Wakefield  (folio 125)
Richard Wakefield, some time Halls afterThomas Wakefield late Richard Wakefield in Ballygate
(folio 233)
Richard Wakefield,  His tenement in Ballygate
Richard Wakefield, [d 1697] guardian to Rebecca Wakefield as above  (foio 270)
Thomas Elsom [d 1763]
Thomas Elsom, tent in Ballygate formerly Richard Wakefield, before Thomas Wakefield, formerly Halls

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Task 6d
 

Task 6d
Task NMar 10 
Task W2 
Task 6d
Will 
Thomas Wakefield of Beccles, tailor; 22 January, 1628/9
 

 
 
1634c
1665c
 
1671
1679c
1710
1755

 
 

Task W7 
Task 6d
 
Task W25
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 6d
 

Survey 216 
 
Value £3
Task W26 
Task E15C 
Task E29 

 
Esau Weavers, [d 1798] tent in Ballygate, formerly Wakefield, late Elsom

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d

1762
Task W47 

BALLYGATE  10, 12 & 14
1800.1
1808
1840
1852
1866
1869

Rosehall Manor  

Thomas Butcher
Thomas Hall (cordwainer) messe. in Ballygate late Thomas Butcher 
Elizabeth Hall messe in Ballygate late Thomas Hall formerly Butcher 

Rosehall Manor Court 

 
 

Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Rosehall Manor Court 
 

William Hall
Richard Bohun messe in Ballygate late William Blake ?
DEATH by BURNING: Mrs Sophia Thompson, widow, aged 88, lived in Ballygate [No 10] nearly  

Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Paper 14 Dec 

 
the day, but  
the day; she prepared her meals  
back yard about 9 am by a neighbour. Between 11 & 12 smoke
door was burst open, but smoke at first prevented people getting in. The fire was

opposite the new Bank. Her son’s servant Elizabeth Wilson said “I did not stay there during
 
 

slept there by night. There was no one in attendance on her during
 

 
 

herself.” Mrs Thompson was seen in her
 

 
was   seen,   the   front

 
extinguishede, but Mrs Thompson was found dead at the entrance to the back room.
Mr Grimwade [No 12] could not get in the back, but his wife got in the front. He and Mrs Welton [No

 
 
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visited their house  
everyone not to sit too close to the fire, but
it was a case of Accidental Death
SALE of Richard Bohun, 5 December 1878, facing Ballygate; Lot 2 adjoining Lot 1 [No 16]

 
14] finally opened the back. Mr Mullett, who lived two doors away said that she had
 
three  evenings  a  week  for  23  years.  She  had  been  warned  by
 
 
without success. The Coroner ruled that

1878
 
 

Lowst Rec Off 1261/1227

 
 

Three Dwelling Houses situate in Ballygate in Beccles. Occupied by:
Mr Welton [No 14] 6 Rooms, Wash House & cellar with outhouses; yearly tenant from Midsummer; 3
 
Mrs Sarah Grimwade [No 12] A House containing  5 Rooms, Wash house & cellar; with a  detached

 
months notice; Rent £7 16s 8d p.a.
 
 

 
6 April; at a  

 
Workshop & coal house and room above;  as a quarterly tenantl; under  notice to quit

 
Mrs Carl Peterson [No 10] A House containing  5 Rooms; with a deyached  detached Wash house &

 
 
Rental amounting to  £8 1s 4d p.a.
 
 

 
amounting to  £7 10s  

 
coal house;  as a yearly tenant; under  notice to quit  on the 6 April next; at a  Rent

 
With this Lot included: A yard in which are 2 outhouses, a pump & well of good spring water, with a
 
Tenure Freehold; Land Tax £0 14s 4d; Free Rent to Manor of Barsham Hall 2d.

 
p.a.
 
 
 
carriage road to the street enclosed by iron gates.
 
 
 
 

This  Lot  is  sold subject to the Rights reserved to the Owners and Occupiers for the time being of Lots III & IV
respectively, to use
ingress over the above mentioned Yard & Carriage
Ballygate; and also to a Right reserved to the Owners & Occupiers for the time being of  
to and from the Doorway, (marked a on the Plan) over the above-mentioned Carriage Road to the Street.

 
 
and draw water from the Pump & Well standing hereon; and of free egress and
 
 
Road  (marked  A  on  the  Plan)  to  &  from
 
 
Lot  I

 
BALLYGATE 10
RATES

 
Use of Lots 3 & 4 to draw water & use of carriage way.

1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS 
 

1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 

 
census 
 
 
 
census 
 

Hall, Mrs

 
Hannah Leavold 
 
 

Fisher, Jn
independent 

 
age 74
 
 
 
M 39 
 
36 
24 

dress maker 

6.1 

 
Hall, Eliz
Hall, Wm
Bohun, Rich 

 
Thompson, Mary
Thompson, Mary

 
 
 
tailor’s foreman 
 

£5.05 
£6 
£6 

Petersen, Carl 
Carl Peterson 

 
Block, Robt 

 

  wife, 2 sons, visitor
£11 
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Head 
Berkshire, England

 

b. Hamburg, Germ

Skeate, Jn 
John H.W.SKEATE
Sophia C. SKEATE

 

Printer Machine Minder
Wife

 
 
 
survey 
 
 

 
Block, Harrt 
Block, Robt 
AR Block


Edwards, Eliz 

 

Spore, Wm 
 
Mills, Thomas 
Mills, Thomas 

cabinet maker 
 
boot maker
boot maker 

£8 
3 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

J Mills 
2 occupants
 

 
War Private Herbert Mills, of Manchester Regt, joined up 1915, died of wounds 10 November 1918

1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974
 
BALLYGATE 12

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Arthur Phillips
Arthur Phillips
Mrs Croft
Mrs Croft
Miss Amis
Leslie Spall

RATES
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS 

 
 
census 
 
 
census 
 

Hall, Mrs
Hall, Eliz

 
 
James Mullett 
 

Smith, RL 
Mullett, Jas 

 
tailor/draper 
sailor (employs 6 men)  
 
stationer
stationer
bookbinder 
25 

cordwainer 
 
£8.10 
£7.10 

 
Hall, Wm
Bohun, Rich 

M 43 
Bachelor, Hy 

b. Dorset

 
 
 

£9.10 
£10 
wife 

Grimwade, Wm 
William Grimwade

 
Block, Robt 

M 79 

b. Whatfield, Suff
£10 

 

Hamon, Jas 
James HAMON 

 
Jersey Ch Isles St Helliers 

 
Head 
Printer Book Binder
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1891

1896
1904
1906
1907
1907
1907
1914
1914
1914
1914-18 
1922
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
census 

 
 
survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Jane E. HAMON 
Walter W. HAMON
Arthur BROWN 
Hannah Knights 


 

37 

21 
U 56 

fancy repos. 
dress maker 
3 bedrooms, 3 sitting , telephone exchange 

Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Westleton, Suffolk, England
fancy shopkeeper

Wife
Son
Boarder
b Worlingham

Tailor Journeyman

 
Block, Harrt 
Block, Harrt 
AR Block

 
Knights, Harrt 

 
12
12

 
£16 

Wharton, Robt 
 
Wharton, Robert
Wharton, Misses 
Wharton, Miss Florence 
Wharton, Misses 
Wharton, Robert
Wharton, Miss Florence 
Private John W Wharton, of 3rd Suffolks, joined 1916, discharged 1916
Telephone Exchange 
Charles Dawson
Charles Dawson
Winter, Mrs
Winter, Mrs 
Burgess, William 
Rayner, Michael

RC Wharton 
5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 

dress makers

National Telephone Co
dressmaker

 
War 

manager Telephone Exchange

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wharton, Miss Florence 
manager
 

BALLYGATE 14
1841

 
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS 
 
 
 
1891

1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

Hall, Mrs

 
John Bird jun 
 
John Bird jun 
 

Bird, Jn jun 

baker 
25 
baker 
M 34 
£7.10 
 
M 36 
 

£7.05 
 
£6.10 
 

census 
 
census 
 
 
census 
 

 
Hall, Eliz

 
Bird, Jn jun 

baker

 
Hall, Wm
Bohun, Rich 

 
 

baker 
 
b. Beccles
Delf, Carl

Welton, Jn 
John Welton 

£8.10 
coachsmith 
£8.10 

 
Block, Robt 

 
Welton, Jn 

wife, 2sons, 1 dau
b. Bedingham, Suffs

 
 
 
census 

 
 
survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

John WELTON 
Naomi WELTON 
Walter WELTON 
William Godbold



 

46 
47 
15 
96 

 
 
2 bedrooms, 4 sitting,  

Badingham, Suff
Benham, Norfolk,
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Kirby Cane 

 
 

Head 
Wife
Son 
 

Coach Smith Journeyman

Railway Booking Clerk
formerly labourer

 
Block, Harrt 
Block, Harrt 
AR Block

W  
Godbold, Amy 

Adams, Eliz 
 
Adams, Miss
Burton, Arthur
Frederick Cole
Victor Coote
Coote, Victor
Wade, Chas
Charles Wade
Wade, Chas

Adams Misses 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 16 was a Bank, then The College, then the Regal Cinema 

Ballygate CH
Richard  Bohun’s  house  and  the old Bank Office were sold in December 1878. Within the next couple of years a dormitory &

classroom block had been added with 89 boys.
Beccles College moved to Asman’s Hall about 1928. 16 Ballygate seems to have remained empty & was eventually puled down  in

1931.
The Regal Cinema was designed by Cecil Massey of London & FJ Meen of Beccles & was built bu Pither Construction Company. It

seated 675 people, had a balcony & 2 boxes. It opened on 26 October 1931 showing “Monte Carlo”. It was
built by the Beccles Cinema Company, floated by Ronald Barrett, an Australian film salesman, its first
manager & chairman. Local businessman Harry Laurence & George Robinson were directors. The Regal &

The Cinema (in Saltgate) were amalgated under one ownership in 1934.
The Regal Cinema was pulled down in the 1980s and College Court was built on the site in the early 1990s.

1593
1610c
1637c

Pud 13 

William Leman [Portreeve 1602, d  1602] for the tent.upward late Chaplyns before Dr Rede  Task 1s 0d
John Leman [Portreeve 1616, d 1628] entered his task after his father’s death (folio 47) 
Thomas Utber [Portreeve 1647, d 1661; His widow married Renaldo Pitfield by 1664] for a tent  
 
Renaldo Pitfield [Portreeve 1676 & 1694, Feoffee 1673, d 1700] for his tent  late Thos Utber before

Task L1 
Task 1s 0d
Task U 8 
 
sometime Chapelyn’s after Joppes ? (folio 142)
1664
Task P 26 

 
1s 0d
Isaac Sallows the Unicorn

John [le] Man (folio 231)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task

1729
 
1746
1761
1764
1772
1780
 
 
1791
 
1795

Rosehall Manor 

[XXIV 1724, d 1746/7] 
[Isaac & Sarah Sallows had  a son James in 1698]

 
 
 
 
Rent 3d ?
 
Task S 68 

James Sallows [Excise Officer, died 1751] tent. late his father, before Pitfield 
Henry Sallows [butcher, Will 1772, d 1778] house in Ballygate late his father James Sallows Rent 3 1/2d

 
Task 1s 0d
Rosehall Manor 
Task S 72 

Henry Sallows tent. late Jas Sallows, before Pitfield 
Jeremiah Taylor, late Sallows for a house on the west side of Ballygate 
Mary Sallows formerly James Sallows, before Pitfield & of Henry Sallows

 
 

 
 

Task 1s 0d
Rent 3d 1/2d

Rosehall Manor 
Rosehall Manor 

Rent 3d 1/2d
[Henry Sallows married Mary Rivet in 1754, she was described as a widow
in the Poor Law register in 1781]

John Pruitt [XXIV 1781, d 1807] tent. late Mary Sallows before Henry Sallows formerly
Pitfield
GWB Bohun [solicitor, Portreeve 1793, 1808 & 1822, 1767-1835 - see Goodwyn 18C p99]]  late John

 
 

Task P 65 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 0d
Task  B 130 

 
GWB Bohun: himself £1-7d-0d & £1

Pruitt before Mary Sallows formerly Pitfield
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 0d

1799
 
1832

Land Settlement 
 

by 1815 A branch of Gurney’s Bank was established in the house, Abraham Clarke cashier.
Richard Bohun [solicitor, 1799-1878 Portreeve 1831, Mayor 1838, ] house in Ballygate now laid into

 
Rosehall Manor

 
SALE, 5 December 1878 at King’s Head: Residence of late  Richard Bohun, Esq.
THE MANSION is a substantial building, with a frontage of about 104 ft on the Street & contains:-
Basement: Beer cellar and vaulted wine cellar with brick bins. Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Vestibule

the messe. in  occupation of  Richard Bohun, formerly Sallows, late his father. 
Rent 3d 1/2d

1878
 
 

5 December 

 
 

 
street. Breakfast
Ballygate; and Sitting Room  
servants Staircase; Lobby and WC. Butler’s Pantry and Store
shelves, etc.

 

and principal Staircase; former Bank Office 23ft x 14ft with separate entrance from the
 

 

Room  15ft x 13ft; Drawing Room 21ft x 17ft; Second etrance from
 

 
 

formerly used as an Office. Back Hall &
 

 
Room,     closets     and

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

First Floor: Landing, four lofty and spacious Sleeping Rooms, Dressing Room, Lobby and store closets.
Separate staircase from Kitchen, three servants sleeping rooms.
Second Floor: Two large front Sleeping Rooms and two small Bedrooms, landings & closets
The principal entertaining rooms look upon a tastefully planted Lawn & Pleasure Ground, & command

 
and of the upland

 
an extensive & remarkably picturesque view of the River & valley of the Waveney,

 
In a Walled-in Yard, enclosed by folding gates from the Street, are a Stable containing two Stalls &
 

 
beyond.
 
 
Loose Box, and a Harness Room, with Hay Loft above; a Coach House, and Outhouses; and a
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Pump &

 
Also with this Lot is sold
A Right of Foot Way therefrom through the doorway, marked a on the plan, over the Carriage Road, pat
 

 
Well of fine spring water.

 
 

 
 

 
of Lot 2, into Ballygate.
 
 

The  Fixtures  &  Fittings  comprising  the  Kitchen  Range,  Mantel  Pieces,  and  Stoves  throughout the
house;
Fittings, Sinks and  

 
 

Marble Mantel Pieces in the Entertaining Rooms; the Store Room and Pantry
 

 
Shelving, will be included in the Sale.
 
 

The Window Blinds, and certain other Tenant Fixtures, which will be enumerated in a Scedule to be produced at the Sale,
are to be
putting up the Lot.

 
 
paid  for by the Purchaser, at a price to be named by the Auctioneer at the time of
 
 
Tenure: Freehold

 
 

 
 

Outgoings:  Apportioned Land tax £1 5s 0d;   Tithe Commutation Rent Charge of  2s 6d

The purchaser of this Lot is to brick up the Doorway in the north wall thereof, indicated by the letter c on the Plan, and
to build a
to divide this Lot effectively from Lot 4.

 
 
continuation of the said wall at the north-west corner, indicated by the letters d.d., so as
1878
 
House purchased by Alfred Hockey. It became Beccles Collegebuilt a large dormitory & classroom

 
couple of
Beccles College, whose ground adjoins the Avenue near the Railway Station.
SALE: Mrs E Hockey: No 16 BALLYGATE, BECCLES COLLEGE, occuying a very prominent site of

block on the back of the building he increased numbers to 89 employing 5 teachers within a
 

 
years. The school moved to Ashman’s Hall about 1928.

1899
1930

Beccles Almanack 
Beccles Paper 7 Apr 
 

24,000 square ft in the centre of the Town, with valuable frontage of 104ft to both Ballygate &
 

 
buildings comprise:  
HALLS, & Premises, with secluded Garden & Lawn in
for residential or commercial purposes.

 

Puddingmoor, with an average depth of 210ft. The substantial brick & tiled
 

 
 

HEADMASTER’S
 

RESIDENCE,
rear.  &  eligible  for  conversion

SPACIOUS
 
1931
 
Regal Cinema opened.

Poor Law Registers:
1715

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isaac Sallows 
Henry Sallows 
Henry Sallows 
Henry Sallows 
Mary Sallows 
GWB Bohun 
GWB Bohun 
GWB Bohun 
GWB Bohun 
GWB Bohun 
GWB Bohun 
Richard Bohun 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

£3-10s-0d
£3-10s-0d
£3
£3
£4
£5
£11-6s-8d
£22-10-0
£21
£28
£28
£28-16s-8d

1756
1765
1775
1781
1807
1810
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832

RATES 
 
OWNER  
 
OCCUPIER

1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871

 
 
census 
 
 
census 

Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 
Richard Bohun 

 
 
M 52 
 
 
m 71 

 
 
solicitor
 
 
retired solicitor wife, 1 footman, 2 fem ser 

 
 
b. Beccles
 
 

£60-10s-0d
£58

 

£61-5s-0d
£56-10s-0d

 
b.

Beccles 
1881
1881 CENSUS: Beccles College, [only the family has been listed here]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Alfred Hockey 
 
Alfred Hockey 
 
 
 
£110

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alfred K. HOCKEY
Emma HOCKEY 
Charles  HOCKEY
Lillian HOCKEY 
Elizabeth HOCKEY
Alice M. HOCKEY
Gertrude E. HOCKEY 



 
 
 
 

37 
39 
14 
13 
12 
10 
 

Newland, Oxford,
Witney, Oxford,  
Elham, Kent,  
Elham, Kent,  
Elham, Kent,  
Elham, Kent,  

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Daur 

Schoolmaster

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Daur 
Kentish     Town,     London,     Daur

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Scholar
 

Alfred Hockey 
Alfred Hockey 
AK Hockey 
 
 

 
1896
1904
1906
1907
1912
1914
1914-18 
1914-18 War 
1914-18 
1922
1933 +
1936
1937
1948
1965
1974

 
 
 
survey 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Harold H. HOCKEY
Alfred Hockey [He was Mayor of Beccles 1887-89]
Alfred Hockey 
AK Hockey 
Alfred Hockey & CC Hall 
CC Hall
CC Hall

 
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Son

 
36 bedrooms, 5 sitting 

 
 

£130
135 occupants

 
 
 
 
Gunner Hall CC, in the RGA, joined up 1916, discharged 1918

 
 
 

The College

 
War 
Sergeant Montagu W Hall, of the Royal Marines, joined up 1915, discharged 1920
War 

 
 
Beccles College

QMS Stanley R Hall, of the Royal Marines, joined up 1915, discharged 1919 
 
Cinema Company Ltd 
 
Cinema Company
 
Beccles Cinema Co
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

CC Hall
 
Regal Cinema
Lawrance, HS 
Regal Cinema
Colin Kett 
Regal Cinema

Regal Cinema
 

 
 
 
 
 

manager
 
manager
 
GWB Bohun & Richard Bohun were solicitors, and it was in their practice that SW Rix, the solicitor & historian of Beccles worked &

became a partner in the firm. They also ran a bank on the premises from about 1810. Abraham Clarke,
churchwarden, was the bank cashier.

BANKING IN BECCLES
Gurneys, Turner and Brightwen had a banking room in Ballygate on the site of the Regal Cinema in the early 19th century. This had

a run on its money in August 1815. Miss Moyse was a wealthy customer living at 11 Newmarket, who had
nearly £1000 invested with the Bank. “A friend called and informed me that the Beccles Branch had been
ran on the Monday and was cotinuing to be so.” He advised her to draw her money out. She called for the
chief cashier [Mr Abraham Clarke] to obtain her money. He asked her to leave the money in until the
evening when he promised it would be available. Mr Gurney, one of the principals of the Bank called in
the evening and asked her to leave it till the next morning, but she refused, saying that she would put it in
again the next day if there was a run on the bank. She got her money, but when she tried to put the money
back  in,  after  the  troubles  had  cooled  down,  the  bank  refused  to  take it. Her letter of remonstrance
remains, but no details of the outcome. The bank remained, and Mr Barclays name was aded to the group  

some years later.
In 1830 the Bank was again in the news at the Assizes at Ipswich. George Lovett, the cashier was found guilty of stealing £370. The

Newspaper Report continued: “ The jury strongly recommended the prisoner to mercy, as although but a

young man, he had a wife and nine children.
This case as it proceeded, most powerfully arrested the attention of all present. The witness, who had been fellow clerk with the

prisoner for many years [Abraham Clarke], gave his testimony with the greatest precision, but was so
deeply affected as to be obliged several times to pause in order to recover his power of utterance. His
emotion, and the evident truth of his testimony, carried such conviction to all, that the prisoner’s counsel
scarcely ventured a question; and when he was asked as to the character the prisoner had borne, the
feeling and eagerness with which he said “ Oh the most irreproachable! - I would at all times have trusted
him with my life!” had such an effect, that many, not of the softer sex alone, were unable to restrain their

tears.
Mr Bohun also said that up to the time of the discovery, his confidence in the prisoner was unlimited, and his general

 

character  exemplary.  The  Judge,  (who was far from being exempt from the pervading sympathy) then
addressed the prisoner in the most impressive manner and observed that everyone had felt for him, but
that  the  jury  and  himself  were  bound  to  do  their  duty;  he  was  sorry  he  could  not  listen  to  their

recommendation.
The  prisoner  should  have  been  the  last  person  to  have  acted  dishonestly  towards  the  prosecutors, the breach of faith and

confidence reposed in him as a servant, was the greatest aggrivation of the offence. His lordship then
sentenced him to be transported for 14 years. The prisoner who was a very respectable looking young

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man, was not observed to speak during his trial, and conducted himself as if grateful for a commuted
punishment.

BECCLES COLLEGE
from the Prospectus of Beccles College [undated] Lowestoft Record Office, 1227/1261 Press Cuttings, etc.
Principal: Alfred Hockey, FSA etc.
The staff consists of seven resident masters, all of whom are experienced, having received a special training & gained certificates

and testimonials of the highest character. This seminary is not a mere boarding-house in which the Tutors
do  maps  and  drawings  to  be  carried  home  by  the  pupils,  and  wherein  educational  discipline  and
proficiency  are  unknown,  nor  are  a  few  of  the  pupils  selected  and  crammed  for  the different public
examinations, to the neglect and damage of the bulk; but the course of study is modified so as to meet the
most advanced requirements of the present day in every department. The principal is experienced (having
been a very successful tutor for over twenty years) and endeavours to be awake to the duties of his
responsible position: kind and firm in government, influencing every department and individual in the
Institution, and so organizing and preparing his classes as to be able to present ALL the scholars in
course for  Oxford or Cambridge or similar tests, care being taken that the preparation is solid, - that all the

boys (not the clever ones  only) are made to work.
... A sound and liberal English Education, including Classics and Mathematics is given .... prominence is given to French, Sciences,

Book-keeping, precis, land surveying and Drawing and special attention is paid to regulating the studies

of each Pupil with a special regard to the position he is to occupy in after life:
Every convenience for Bathing, Cricketing, etc. ...

A new School Room, Dining Hall, Dormitories, Bath Room, Lavatories, etc. have been added.
The School Room is 72ft long, 21ft wide, 15ft high. Dining Hall 40ft long, 21ft wide and 15ft high.
The locality is considered one of the most healthy in the kingdom, Beccles being mentioned as one of the most healthy towns in

England.
The Domestic arrangements are assimilated as much as possible to those of home, and are under the personal superintendence of

Mrs Hockey.
A baker, cook and ten servants are kept.
The number of Boarders is strictly limited to 110; Day Boys to 15.
FEES:
Boarders  (according  to  age  and  subjects taught) 22-30 guineas per annum, includes all extras except Railway fare and pocket

money.  The  Senior  Classical  Tutor  receives  six  Private  Pupils  (above  seventeen  years  of  age) at 40
guineas per annum.

Day School 4 guineas.  
BECCLES COLLEGE
Alfred Hockey took over a school in 1878 in Northgate, Beccles run by William Clowes, known as Clowes Academy. He bought

new  premises  (the  building  was mostly 18th century) near the centre of the town in Ballygate above
Beccles  Cliff  and  built  a  number  of  new  buildings  to  accommodate  the  boys:  a  dining  hall,  some

classrooms and dormitories, etc.
The  property  in  Ballygate  was  purchased  by  Alfred  Hockey  in  December  1878  and  within  a  couple  of  years  he  had

 

completed the rebuilding programme and school numbers had reached eighty-nine boys.
In 1881 the boys attending the School as Boarders were born in the following areas:

 
Suffolk 
Norfolk 
London 
Elsewhere in East Anglia
The North 
The South 
The West of England 

 
 
 

30
25
19

3

3
3

1
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Ireland 
 

 
In 1851 Cowles Academy had 41 boy pupils. Most of them were born in Norfolk or Suffolk, 4 were born in Kent and one in

2

the North of England. There were none from London.
This was before the arrival of the Railway, which made it possible to obtain cheaper boarding education away from London in

towns on or close to a  railway such as Beccles.

1922
1926
1928
[1933

 
 
 

 
Mr Hall retired to his farm, run by his son, at Mettingham and Mr E Harvey became Principal

 
 
CC Hall

the School moved to Ashman’s Hall .
Situated in one of the highest and most healthy parts on the south outskirts of the Town is Beccles

Town Guide page 27 

 
Ashman’s Hall, with  
school under the Headmastership of E Harvey, MA  
good commercial and general education the pupils receive]

 
College.  This school for boys has recently been moved to the fine old building of
 
 
extensive  park  and  playing  fields.  This  is  an  excellent
 
 
(Cantab)  and  is  noted  for  the
 
 

The buildings remained empty for some time, were pulled down and the Regal built in its place.  
 

1933 +
 
Cinema Company Ltd 
Regal Cinema
William Cowles was Church Warden of St Michael’s from 1844 to 1859, during the period of the Restoration of the Church. He was a

member of the Borough Council and Mayor in 1858-59.
Alfred Hockey was also a member of the Council and was Mayor for two years between 1887-89.
The School is said to have closed in 1936 when there were only five pupils left.

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BALLYGATE 18 & 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ballygate CC

Listed Building: No 18
Early Seventeenth Century. Timber framed. Two storeys. Two windows, near-flush-frame sash now with central glazing bars only.

Pargetted front, lime washed. Ground floor, sash window, left, with eighteenth century six-panel entrance
door in wood case. Pantiles. Brick gabled end, north. Interior: stop chamfered hewn crossbeams; First

floor, massive curved brace.
Listed Building: No 20
Early Seventeenth Century. Two storeys and attic. Two windows. Pantile roof with small gabled dormer. Rendering with pebble

dash. Red brick gable end, south, with barge boards and loft casement. Interior: timber framing. Winding
stair full height in stone half circle up to loft with original timbers. Hewn boarded partition, ledged doors
with wrought hinges. Early eighteenth cupboard with arched head and shaped shelves.

 
1576
 
1593
 
1620.1
1644
1649
1671
 
1693
1703
 
 
 

1729
1751
1761
1765

 
Task Bal 25 

Thomas Robert Peck for 2 tents. late Robert Peck his father, before John
Forman’s & Hunter’s 
Heirs of Robert Peck tent. newly built in Ballygate late Thomas Peck
his brother 
Mr Daynes [died 1640]
Thomas Daynes, heirs, formerly Peck 
Thomas Daynes, heirs, formerly Peck 
William Gibbs in his own use 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Task Bly 60 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 3d 1/2d
Rent 3d 1/2d
Valuation £4

 
Survey 
 

[William & Martha Gibbs had a child in 1641]
John Rising for a tent, late Lamb & Gibbs 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
Thomas Elsom tent. late Rising before Peck’s formerly Baine’s in Ballygate 
[Thomas Elsom was born in 1648 & married Elizabeth Humphreys in 1693 ;
they had 5 children between 1694 & 1703. He became a member of the

 
 
 

Rent 3d 1/2d
Task 8d

Task E15B 

 
 
 

XXIV in 1703}
Thomas Elsom late Rising
Nathaniel Morse late Gibbs
Nathaniel Morse late Elsom
Nathaniel Morse late Eliz Elsom’s formerly Rising & Gibbs 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 2s 9d
Rent 3d 1/2d
Rent 2s 9d
Rent 3d 1/2d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 

BALLYGATE 18 
1772
1774
1792
1799
1818

THE DUKE  closed in 1907
William Clarke of Bungay for west side of a messe. in Ballygate
William Clarke of Bungay, brewer, tent. late Morse’s, Elsom, Rising 
John Kerrick, Esq. tent. in Ballygate, Elsom’s since Morse 
Mr Kerrick - tenant: John Lack 
John Kerrick Esq., eldest son of John Kerrick Esq., his father, deceased, tent. or Public House in Ballygate
called the Duke of Cumberland, formerly Elsom’s since Morse & late John Kerrick
SALE:
Harleston Brewery, malting Offices, 47 Public Houses for sale T & E Kerrick proprietors, including “Duke
William” at Beccles
FW Farr. A public House called the Duke William late John Kerrick, Esq., formerly Morse’s

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 1s 4d
Rent 1d 3/4d
Rent 1d 3/4d
Land Rate £1

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

Land Tax 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
Rent 1d 3/4d

1828
 

Norwich Mercury 14 Jun
 
1829
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
FW Farr Esq., late Kerrick
SALE of BECCLES BREWERY: Lot 16:
The Duke in Ballygate, late in the occupation of James Davey.
Bar,  Tap  Room, 2 Parlours, 3 Bedrooms, large attic, cellar, enclosed yard & garden at back.  Right of
carriage way over adjoining property. Covered Ten-Pin ground. Two stables containing 7 stalls & lean-to
hay house.
Land Tax 8s 6d; Free Rent to Manor of Beccles 1d 3/4d; to Rosehall 1s 4d.
(Sold to Jordan for £390- note considerable drop in 1906-Sold for £275)

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d 3/4d
 

1829
1852
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Rent 1d 3/4d
28 April 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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1857
1859

 

TO BE LET the Duke Inn, apply Robert Jordan
S Walne returns thanks for encouragement of 12 years while she lived at the White Horse - now taken the

Beccles Paper 6 Dec 

Duke’s Head.
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 11 December 1860 Page 4, column 2
BECCLES INQUEST--On Monday the 10th inst., an inquest was held at the Duke Inn, before B.L. GROSS, Esq., on the body of
Mary Anne, the wife of John TYRELL, tailor, of this place, aged 47, who died suddenly on Friday evening the 7th inst. From the
evidence it appeared that the deceased was of consumptive habits, and previous to her marriage, which event took place only 12
weeks since, had an attack of hoemorrage [sic] on the lungs. On Friday evening she was in her usual state of health, but upon
retiring to rest was seized with a fit of coughing, and asked her husband to get her some water, as she began to spit blood; and also
requested him to fetch their next door neighbour, Mrs CAGIL. As he was complying with the latter request, he heard deceased fall,
and upon re-entering the chamber with Mrs CAGIL, he found she had fallen on the floor, and was lying on her right side, and
bleeding at the mouth. In about four minutes after this she expired. The jury returned a verdict, "Died by the Visitation of God from
natural causes."
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 12 January 1864 Page 4, column 4
DEATHS

On the 6th January, at Beccles, Mr Robert DARKEN, landlord of the Duke Inn, aged 57 years.
1868
1868
1872

 
 

TO BE LET the Duke Inn, apply Robert Jordan
Transfer of Licences: The Duke Inn from Robert Jordan to Samuel Fisk
LICENSING: These were given leave to open at 5.30 am instead of 6 am: [incuding] Edward Bailey (Duke) -
all granted
SALE: Executors of late Robert Jordan, butcher
Lot 2: The well-frequented Public House called the Duke Inn in Ballygate in the occupation of Samuel
Fiske, a yearly tenant. Only outgoing: Land Tax 5s 2d

East Suff Gaz 1 Oct 

1870
 

Beccles Paper 25 Jan 
 

1870
1878
1879
1879

Beccles Paper 4 Oct 

SALE at Duke Inn of Furniture of Samuel Fiske, who is retiring
LICENSE TRANSFER: Duke Inn Edward Bailey to Luke Smith
LICENSE TRANSFER:  Duke Inn: from Edward Bailey to Luke Smith
POLICE COURT: Robert Gosling accused of stealing cap from John Gooch a marine store dealer living at
the Angel, Ballygate, kept by Frederick Hall. Incident happened at the Duke.

 
East Suff Gaz 24 Dec
East Suff Gaz, 11 Feb 
East Suff Gaz, 1 Jul 
1883

POLICE COURT:Mark Peat, labourer, disorderly, put out of The Duke pub by the Landlord, Luke Smith,
but returned and  police called. Fined 10s.
LICENCES:  4) The Duke to William Walpole Moore
COUNCIL: PLAN passed: additions to the Duke Inn.
SALE: Colchester Brewery Co to sell the “RED Cow” in Ingate. Also the “Victoria Arms”, Ingate. Also
The “George & Dragon”, Hungate Lane. Also “The Duke” in Ballygate.

East Suff Gaz 4 Sep 

1893
1899
1907

East Suff Gaz 3 Oct 
East Suff Gaz  29 Aug 
East Suff Gaz 18 Jun 

BALLYGATE 18 The Duke
 

OWNER 
OCCUPIER

1814
1818
1820
1824
1828
1829
1832
1834
1839
1841
1841
1841
1849

1849

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FW Farr 
 
census 
Justices Book 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

John Loveday
described as “Duke of Cumberland”
George Pleaants
William Algar
William Notley
described as “Duke William” also refered to as “The Duke”
William Bansbey
Primett   
George Crowe
George Crowe 
George Crowe 
George Crowe 
 

Palmer

 
Beccles Justice Minute Book

 
 

 
 
 
£13-5s-0d

55 Innkeeper 
Transfer of licence refused to James Barkway

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1851
1851
1853
1861
1863
1868
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS
 
 
1891

1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914
1922
1933
1936
1937
1965

FW Farr 
census 
Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan 
Justices’ Book 
 
Thomas Read 
census 
Worthington 

 
 

James Davey 
James Davy 

 
M 25 

 
publican

 
 

 
b. Kessingland 

£11-0s-0d
 
 
 

Richard Warner 
 
 
Edward Bailey 
 
Luke Smith 

 
 
Samuel Fisk

 
Robert Darkin

 
 
£11-0s-0d

 
Edward Bailey 

The Duke 
M 34 
Duke Public House

£9-0s-0d
innkeeper & butcher 

wife, dau
b. Budsell, Suffs
 
£20-0s-0d

Luke SMITH 
Mary Ann SMITH
census 

Colchester Brewing Co 
Colchester Brewing Co 
survey 
 
 
 
 
Albert Jordan 
 
 
 



 

43 
41 
Luke Smith 

Sam Godbold


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
M 52 

Head 
Wife
b. Beccles

Innkeeper & Butcher
butcher & publican

Arthur Coe 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert Jordan 
 
 
 

 
Arthur Coe 
Inn closed by this time
Lowestoft Steam Laundry Co Receiving Office
Henry Millichamp
Henry Millichamp

 
4 bedrooms, 4 sitting , Public House 

 
 

£24-0s-0d
4 occupants

 
 
house & office

outfitter
outfitter

 
Albert Jordan
AE Jordan 
Hodge & Spurgeon Ltd

 
Foresters’ Order
LOT 7. [Ballygate 18:   24 June 1905]
In Ballygate Street.

A CAPITAL BRICK, STUCCOED & TILED HOUSE WITH SHOP,
THE ‘‘DUKE’’ INN PUBLIC HOUSE,

FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Having a Frontage to the Street of just over 31. feet. The House contains Kitchen, Large Shop, Two Sitting

Rooms, Pantry, and 2 Bedrooms. In paved Yard at back of
House are Wash-house, open Shed, and Domestic Offices.

This Property is let to Mr. William Henry Spoore, on a quarterly tenancy, at the annual
rent of £15, tenant paying rates.

The Tenant is desirous of taking a lease for a term of years.
TENURE FREEHOLD.
Subject to Land Tax as assessed, and an annual Free Rent of  1d three farthings., payable to the Manor of Beccles.

All the Shop Fittings and Fixtures, and also Settles and Seating in Kitchen, wire and other blinds belong to the
Tenant, and are not sold with the Property.

The Owner of the Property on the North-east side of this Property and at the back thereof, enjoys the privilege of light and air for windows from his Property looking Out on to this

Property  by  payment  of  2/6  per annum for such privilege. An agreement is in existence granting such privilege, which will be produced at the
Auction for inspection, and will be handed to the Purchaser on completion of the Purchase. The Property is sold subject to this agreement,

(Purchased for £275 by W Poll)
BALLYGATE 20

1770
1772
1795
 
1799
1803
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

Thomas Ward moiety of tent. late Nathaniel Morse in right of his wife Elsom 
Thomas Ward for the south side of a messuage in Ballygate 
William Smith “Inn Holder”; one divided moiety of tent in Ballygate late

Rent 1d 3/4d
Rent 1s 5d

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

Thomas Ward, Nathaniel Morse, in right of his wife, formerly Elsom’s
William Smith - Tenant: John Nicholds
John Nicholds, butcher, one divided moiety of tent. in Ballygate, formerly

 
Rent 1d 3/4d
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

Elsom’s, since Thomas Ward & late William Smith 
[John Nicholds married Ann Reynolds in 1770.; they had 9 children between

 
 
 
Rent 1d 3/4d
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1806

 

1771 & 1788. He died in 1808 aged 63. She died in1827 aged 78.]
John  Nicholls  (butcher)  south  end  of messuage in Ballygate, Thomas Morse, Thomas Ward, William

Rosehall Manor Court 

 
1s 5d
Anne Nicholls, widow of John Nicholls, butcher, tent late John Nicholls, before William Smith, sometime

 
Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1808
Beccles Manor Court 

 
1d 1/2d
Ann Nicholls, widow of John Nicholls, butcher; south end of a messuage in Ballygate in her occupation

 
since Ward and formerly Elsom 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
1808
Rosehall Manor Court 

 
1s 5d

 
(later Jeremiah Taylor) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent

1827
 
 
1827

SALE: Norwich Mercury:
Ballygate: House & Butcher’s Shop (large rarden, spacious yards, slaughter

Sale 

 
 

house, pound, stable, cart lodge etc) late Mrs Nicholls, decsd
Jeremiah Taylor, Tenement on west side of Ballgate adjoining the Duke, in his own use, late Ann  

Rosehall Manor Court 

 
1s 5d
Jeremiah Taylor, butcher; messe. on west side of Ballygate, late Ann Nicholls

 
Nicholls, widow, John Nicholls (Robert Jordan 1840)
 
 
 
Rent

1829
 
 
1829
1838
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

formerly Smith’s
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d 1/2d

[He became a Trustee of The Independent Church in 1809 & died in 1823.]
J Taylor  late Nicholds 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
SALE 17 September 1838
Eligible situation for a butcher in Beccles.
A very excellent Dwelling House, with a Butcher’s Shop, Capital Slaughter House, Pound, Stable, Cart

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d 1/2d
Sale 

 
 

 
a small paddock
building upon. Situated in Ballygate, late in
butcher, deceased, are all freehold, in excellent repair, and subject  
annual Land Tax of  9 shillings
Robert Jordan of Wilingham, Suffolk, butcher, messe. on west side of  Ballygate,

 

Lodge, Piggeries and every other convenience for carrying on an extensive trade; also
 

 
adjoining,  containing  about  35  rods  of  land,  well  adapted  for
 
 
the  occupation  of    Mr  Joseph  Taylor,
 
 
only    to    an

1839
 
1840
 
1870
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 

late Jeremiah Taylor, formerly Ann Nicholls wid, before of John Nicholls. 
Robert Jordan, butcher, tent on west side of Ballygate adjoining the Duke

Rent 1d 1/2d
Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 
 

William, late Jeremiah Taylor, Ann Nicholls, John Nicholls 
SALE: Executors of Robert Jordan, butcher: [Robert Jordan died 14 December 1869 aged 62]
Valuable property late in the occupation of the deceased, in which a well-established family trade has
 
LOT 1: The Dwelling House & domestic offices, Garden & Summer House occupied by the deceased in

 
 
Rent 1s 5d
 
been carried on for many years.
 
 

 
convenient offices also  

 
Ballygate.  Large  Slaughter  house,  Stables,  bullock  &  sheep  pounds,  piggeries,  &

 
Shop & Counting House standing in a coomanding position in the New Market
The above are all freehold. Only outgoing: Land Tax 19s 6d.
With this Lot will be sold the goodwill of the Butcher’s business, which has averaged 6 bullocks & 25
 

 
in Ballygate.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
sheep weekly besides pigs & calves.

 
1871

 

Purchased by William Beckett of Great Yarmouth for £660
LAWSUIT:  Richard  Bohun  [16 Ballygate] against William Beckett, butcher [20 Ballygate] for allowing

Beccles Paper, 15 Aug 

 
Richard Bohun: “ I live in Ballygate near the premises. He suffered from a severe smell. The stench was a

 
slaughter house, with blood put in a muck bin etc, so that it was injurious to health.
 
 

 
of Nuisances: I  
complain of in the slaughter House, but  
beyond there was a blood pit, which contained a great quantity of  
three quarters full and into it thrown two or three bushels of fresh grain. The blood was in

 

serious nuisance and the house was poisoned by it. Inspector Cole was also Inspector
 

 
inspected  the  premises  on  Friday  28  July.  There  was nothing to
 
 
several  pigs  were  kept  in  a  court,  and
 
 
blood,  almost

 
an advanced stage of decomposition and the pigs had been fed from it, the trough and floor being
 

 
saturated as well as the pigs. The smell was most dreadful and I had to go away to get
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some fresh air  
 
 
before I could see what I wanted.
 
 

On the 31st of July there was not so much blood in the pit and the pigs were not so dirty. In the muck
bin  
the animals and were  
laid there some time.

 
 

there was a great deal of filth, which had been emptied from the stomachs of
 

 
 
smelling very high. The muckbin was full and had
 
 
 SW Rix said he lived on the opposite side of the road and suffered from the smells. Six weeks ago he

 
windows, there came in  
would have rather sat up all night than slept in  
great pains to prevent smells. James Mullett [4 Ballygate] said the smell
intolerable. Mr Beckett’s premise were to the west. Mr Kerrison [23 Ballygate] gave similar

 
was  called  into  one  of  the  bedrooms  next  the  street,  and  on  opening  one of the
 
 
such a stench as he hoped he should never smell again. He
 
 

that room. Mr Jordan had taken
 

 
was

 
 
Mr Beckett: “There is a paved yard at the back of my house [20 Ballygate], with a fall of four feet

evidence. Mr Fiske [25 Ballygate] the same.
 
 

 
month and when the  
house there is a tank which will hold 12 pails of  
this blood & the pigs devour it faster than I can get it. There were two  
a calf killed yesterday and the blood will all be eaten by tonight. The muck bin is at the  

 
towards the garden. I have a flagged slaughter house, which is limewashed once a
 
 
killing is done it is washed down. Adjoining the slaughter
 
 

blood.  We  mix  the  grain  with
 

 
bullocks   and

 
further end of the yard & the entrails when thrown into the bin are covered with stable muck. In the

 
becomes disagreeable.  
with a water cart at 11 o’clock at night and the  
next morning and everything cleaned up. The pig sty is white washed once a  

 
middle  of  this  bin  there  is  a  pump  by  which liquid matter is taken away before it
 
 
The  muck  bin  is  cleared  out every full moon: men come
 
 
whole  thing  is  done  by  5  the

 
fortnight. There is no other way of emptying cesspools than carrying it away in carts. The place was not

 
the hay.”

 
emptied until two days after the usual time last month because the men were busy with
 
 
The Magistrates: The muck bin is to be emptied at once and in future emptied every seven days. If the

 
SALE; 25 March 1904:

 
nuisance continued the slaughter house would have to be moved elsewhere.

1904
 

Bec Paper 25 Jan 
 
Dwelling House, with frontage of 73ft, Range of Stabling, Slaughter House, Loose-Boxes, Pounds and

 
Poll.

 
other convenient premises, with large Yard & Garden now in the occupation of Mr C
 
 
(withdrawn £450, afterwards sold to WHP £450)

 
1781
1814
1820
1824
1828
1832
1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
census 
 
census 
 
 
census 

OWNER  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Jordan 
 
Robert Jordan 
 
Robert Jordan 
William Beckett

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Jordan
 
Robert Jordan
 

OCCUPIER
Thomas Ward
Mrs Nicholds
Mrs Nicholds
Mrs Nicholds
Sue Nicholds
Jeremiah Taylor
Robert Jordan 

 
 
 
 
 
 

house & slaughter house
 35  
house & slaughter house
M 42 
house & slaughter house
 
M 37

 
£13-5s-0d
 

 
Robert Jordan 

butcher

 
b. Beccles

£14-0s-0d
 

 
Robert Jordan 
William Beckett

butcher

 
 
2 dau, 2 sons 

£24-10s-0d

 
Elizabeth Beckett 

 
Butcher’s wife 

 

 
Norf 

 
b.   St  Faiths,

1881
1881 CENSUS

 
Clement Poll 
 
Clement Poll 
house & buildings 
 
 
£26-0s-0d

Clement P. POLL 
Susan E. POLL  
Jonas C. POLL
George A. POLL 

M  
M

34  
38 
M 
M

M  
F
Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Beccles, Suffolk, England

Bedingham, Norfolk, England 
Ovington, Norfolk, England  

Head 
Wife
Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 
 

Butcher Master Employing 2 Men

10 
7 

Son 
Son

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Florence M. POLL 
Constance N. POLL
Reginald E. POLL 
Walter H. POLL 
Catherine I. POLL 
Clare KNIGHTS 

5  
4 
1

F  
F 
M 
24 
31 
19

Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England
M  
F 
F

Daur 
Daur

 
 
 
 
 
 

Scholar

Son
Bedingham, Norfolk, England  
Bedingham, Norfolk, England
Haddiscoe, Norfolk, England 

U  
U 
U

Brother
Sister 
Servant

Butcher
Inn Barmaid
Domestic Servant General

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 
1914-18 
1927
1936
1933+
1965

census 
 
 
survey 
 
 

 
Clement Poll 
Walter Poll 
Mrs CP Poll 
 

Clement Poll 

M 44 
Clement Poll 
Clement Poll 
WH Poll
Mrs Poll
Frankland, Robert

Butcher

 
 
 
5 bedrooms, 4 sitting, disused Slaught Ho

b. Beddingham, Suffs 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

£30-0s-0d

 
 
 
Ernest G Moore, of the Middlesex Regiment

 
3 occupants

 
 

 
War 
War 

Walter S Moore, of HMS Eagle
 
 
Walter Poll 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Mrs Alice Smith
George Suggate
George Suggate
John Reeve

 
 
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BALLYGATE in the Stepping Hill area.

These properties were not owned by either of the Manors of Beccles & cannot be identified earlier.
LOT 2 was the row of cottages along Stepping Hill
1838
 

 

SALE: Philip Dykes: Monday 17 December 1838:  LOT 2
Five Capital brick & tiled Cottages or Tenements, with Yard, Stable & Pump with fine spring water,

Sale brochure
 

 
&  
tenants,) at rents amounting to £17

situate in or near Ballygate, and now occupied by George Algar, George Norman, James Laws,
 

 
Henry  Larke,  (the  first  as  a  yearly  tenant  and  the  last  three  as  weekly

 
A small part of the Yard at the back of the Cottages, with the Pump & outbuildings thereon, is Copyhold
 
This Lot is exclusive of the Wall next the Street & is sold subject to the use of the pump & privy by the
 
Apportioned Land Tax 
Quit Rent to the Manor of Beccles
Free Rent to Manor of Beccles 
As to Lot 3, and a small part of Lot 2, the title shall commence with the will of Orpha Gooch dated

 
per annum, or thereabout
 
 
 
of the Manor of Beccles; the remainder of the LOT is freehold.
 
 
 
owners & occupiers of Lot 3

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

6s
4d 1/2d
5d 1/2d

 
estate in

13th December 1788, and shall be presumed to have then been seized in fee simple. [a freehold

 
Lots 2 & 3 are sold subject to the free use by the public of the present way or passage through or over
 
Reserve £145. Bidding reached £135. Bought in

 
land which passed at death to the common law heir]
 
 
 
the same from Ballygate to Puddingmoor

 
1838

 
 

SALE : Philip Dykes: LOT 3
An excellent freehold brick & Tiled Cottage (nearly new) situate in PUDDINGMOOR adjoining Lot 2,

Sale brochure
 
 

 
untenanted.

 
and  late  in  the  occupation  of  George  Weeds,  at  the  rent  of  £5  per  annum.  Now
 
 

The owners & occupiers of this Lot are to have the right of using the pump & well and the northernmost
 
Apportioned Land Tax 
As to Lot 3, and a small part of Lot 2, the title shall commence with the will of Orpha Gooch dated
 
Lots 2 & 3 are sold subject to the free use by the public of the present way or passage through or over
 

 
privy upon Lot 2, paying one-fifth part of the expense of repairing & cleansing them.

 
 

 
 

 
 
2s
13th December 1788, and shall be presumed to have then been seized in fee simple.
 
 
 
the same from Ballygate to Puddingmoor
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BALLYGATE 22 Stepping Hill - to the south of the steps
These cottages were on the southern side of the steps going down Stepping Hill. Two of them were usualy listed under Ballygate
and one under Puddingmoor.

by 1838 
1882
 
 
 

 
SALE of Harriet Meen’s property 21 June 1882
Brick & Tiled cottages in  three tenements in Ballygate with side entrances from Puddingmoor
in the occupation of Alfred Cobb, Edward Weavers, Matilda Spall.
Map showing position & information above

Harriet Meen, cottage of three tenements in Ballygate with side entrances from Puddingmoor
Sale 

 
 
 

BALLYGATE 22 [STEPPING HILL]

1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881 CENSUS

 
 
census 
 
 
census 
 

Meen, Harriet 
Meen, Harriet 

 
 
M 34 
 
 
W 55 
 

Chipperfield, Jane 
Hood, William 
tailor
Goffin, Elizabeth
Goffin, Eliza 
greengrocer 
Cobb, Alfred 

 
 
b Royton, Norf
 
 
1 son, 1 dau 
 

 
£4- 10s

£5
 

William Hood 
Meen, Harriet 
Meen, Harriet 

 

 
 

£4- 5s
£4- 10s
 
£4- 10s

Elizabeth Goffin
Meen, Harriet 

b Barsham 
 

 
 

Alfred COBLE 
Mary Ann COBLE 
Naomi WEAVERS 
Benjamin WEAVERS

M 
M 

44 
45 
F 
M 

M 
F 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Labourer General

 
 

Wife
Step Daugh ((Daughter In Law))
Step Son ((In Law))

13 
10 

Scholar
Handicap: Imbecile From Birth

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1933+
1936

census 
 
 
survey 
 
 
 
 

Robert Smith 
Walton, Joshua 
Walton, Joshua 
JP Walton 

M 40 
 
 
 
Smith, Robert 
Burnham, Mrs
 
Roe, Mrs

basket maker 
Smith, Robert
Smith, Robert 
Robert Smith 

b. Hixton, Suffs
 
 
£6

2 bedrooms, 2 sitting, greengrocer’s shop
greengrocer 

3 occupants
 

 
 

 
listed as No 22

 
Woolner, Wm 

Roe, Mrs 
 
 
£16
 
 
 BALLYGATE 22a [STEPPING HILL]

1871
1882
1896
1904
1906

census 
 
 
 
survey 

house uninhabited

 
Walton Joshua 
Walton, Joshua 
JP Walton 

 

Spall, Matilda
 
 
 

Mayhew, John
Bellward 
Mr Bellward 

 
 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting 

 
 

£4
£4

8 occupants
STEPPING HILL 22b

1841
1841
1851
1851
1861
1871
1871
1881
1881

 
census 
 
census 
 
 
census 
 
CENSUS

Meen, Harriet 

 
30 
 
M 43 
 
 
M 34 
 

Lockwood, John
agricultural labourer
Lockwood, John
agricultural labourer 
Dennington, Robert 
Weavers, George
agr lab
Weavers, Edward 

 
 
£1- 5s

John Lockwood
Meen, Harriet 

 

 
b. Ipswich
 
 

£1- 10s

John Lockwood
Meen, Harriet 
Meen, Harriet 

£4- 5s
£4- 10s

 
wife, 2 sons, 1 dau, father, mother, sister  

George Weavers
Meen, Harriet 

 
b. Beccles
 
£4- 10s

 
 
 

M 
M 

30 
38 
F 
F 
F 

M 
F 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 

Edward WEAVERS
Ellen WEAVERS 
Emma SMITH 
Rose H. WEAVERS
Rhode C. WEAVERS

Labourer General

 
 

Wife
Step Daugh ((Daughter In Law))
Daughter
Daur

8 
3 
1 

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1891
1896
1904
1907

census 
 
 

Sarah Reeder 
Walton, Joshua 
Walton, Joshua 

W 68 
 
 

 
Reeder, Sarah 
Rowley, H 

(2 rooms only)

b. Thursford, Norf
 
 

 
 

£4
£4

BALLYGATE 22.1 also PUDDINGMOOR 27.1

 
on the west side of Ballygate & the east side of Puddingmoor
 

 
 
 
Pud BB
Plot opposite the Old Rectory

There were no houses on this plot in 1841.
The southern part was the Cliff House garden & was split between Messrs Crowfoot & Stone.

1600.1
1693
1736
1743

Beccles Manor  

Hawke
John Brewster & William Boonfellow, for part of a tent late Hawkes in Puddingmoor 
Robert Smyth, part of a tent in Puddingmoor, late Brewster &Bunfellow, before Hawkes 
Thomas Baxter & Robert Roe, hold tents late Brewster in Puddingmoor

Beccles Manor Rental 

Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
     Rents 2d & 2d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

PROPERTY A
1751
1783
1812
1818
 
1819
 
 
 
 
PROPERTY B
1751
 
1761
1794
 
1799
1800
 
1818
 
 
1832
 
1832
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

Thomas Baxter, for part of a tent in Puddingmoor, late Brewster, formerly Hawke
Henry Baxter, tent in Puddingmoor, late his father, Thomas Baxter, Brewster, Hook
Richard Roe, tent in Puddingmoor, formerly Henry Baxter, before Thomas Baxter

Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

Rent 2d
Philip Dykes, freehold tenement in Puddingmoor, formerly Henry Baxter, before Thomas
Baxter, late Richard Roe (later Mrs Stone part, & WE Crowfoot) 
Philip Dykes Esq., liberty given to enclose part of waste lying
BETWEENthe footpath leading down Roe’s Hill
and the wall on the left hand side thereof
which adjoins a garden belonging to Philip Dykes on the SOUTH
and extends there up to the extremity of the wall on the NORTH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 
Richard Roe, for part of a tent in Puddingmoor, late Brewster, formerly Hawke, & late
 

John Rookins 
Richard Roe, in Puddingmoor, late Hooke, Brewster, late John Roe, his father, decsd 
Elizabeth Roe, widow, messe in Puddingmoor, late Richard Roe, decsd, her husband,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
before John Roe
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2d
Value 10s

Land Tax 

Widow Roe,  Herself 
Richard Roe, carpenter, messe in Puddingmoor. late Elizabeth Roe, widow, his

Beccles Manor Court 
 

grandmother, & before Richard Roe, his grandfather
Philip Dykes, freehold messe in Puddingmoor, late Richard Roe, before of Elizabeth

 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

Roe, his grandmother, before Richard Roe, his grandfather & formerly Hooks (later

Mrs Stone & WE Crowfoot)  
Elizabeth Stone, widow, part of a tent in Puddingmoor, late Philip Dykes, before

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 

Richard Roe & formerly Baxter 
Elizabeth Stone, tent in Puddingmoor, late Philip Dykes, before Richard Roe, formerly
Hooke
These last two pieces are laid into and situate at the south west corner of a piece of  
 

[Mrs Elizabeth Stone was the aunt of WE Crowfoot’s wife, Ellen.]
WE Crowfoot, late Dykes, Roe’s free [late Stone] 
WE Crowfoot late Dykes before Baxter [late Stone] 
[It  seems  that Philip Dykes and subsequently William Crowfoot (by 1860) owned all the property

free 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d
 
 
 
free 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 1d
 

 
land, now walled in and lying opposite the said Mansion

 
1860
1860
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d
Rent 1d

 
both Ballygate &

 

 
 

between the steps to the south of Stepping Hill and Cliff House Steps, in
 

 
Puddingmoor. This is one of those properties]
OTHER RELATED PROPERTIES:
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
75
1832
Beccles Manor Court 
Elizabeth Stone for a piece of land (now likewise laid into the land above opposite the mansion and

 
enclosed by

situated  in  the  NORTH  EAST  corner  thereof, being late part of the Waste of the Manor,

 
1860
 

 
 
 

Philip Dykes on the EAST side of Roe’s Hill.)  
WE Crowfoot, part late Dykes, near Roe’s Hill 
[It  seems  that Philip Dykes and subsequently William Crowfoot (by 1860) owned all the property

 
 

 
 

 
 

Apportioned Rent 8d
 

Rent 8d

 
both Ballygate &

 

 
 

between the steps to the south of Stepping Hill and Cliff House Steps, in
 

 
Puddingmoor. This is one of those properties]
1860
Beccles Paper 21 Feb 
WALL: Letter from Mr Crowfoot: The wall which has fallen down opposite the residence of Mrs  

 
predecessor. The
waste. It was not coneted to Mrs  

 

Charles Clarke was not his property, and had not been the property of Mrs Clarke, his
 

 
wall had existed before the adjacent ground was enclosed from the

 
The Parish Records did not go back before 1810 (called the Parish Books)

 
Stone.
 
 
Ballygate Stepping Hill Area
 

 
This  plot  partly  fronted Ballygate and partly fronted Puddingmoor. The tenement was in the south west cormer of the site in

also PUDDINGMOOR PP
Puddingmoor PP
Puddingmoor.

1600.1
1630

Beccles Manor  

Julia Parminter
John Parminter: John Parminter was admitted and after the death of Julia Parminter his mother, at a

Beccles Manor  

 
Thomas Manthorpe
Edward Dennington deed of feoffment under Thomas Manthorpe on 7 April 1649, the said Thomas,

court in the fifth year [1630] of King Charles

1630.1
1651

Beccles Manor  
Beccles Manor Court 

 
gardens
land belonging to the  
Puddingmoor in part of the WEST

above,  confirmed Edward Dennington and Margaret, his wife, all messe or tents, yards and
 

 

BETWEEN the messe late Thomas Falks, after John Newstead in part & the
 

 
 
Hospital    of    Mary    Magdalene    in    part    &

 
 
 

 
 
 

and one head abutteth upon the common watercourse, NORTH
Lands 21ft by 9ft at the west end of the said messe & between the messe and Puddingmoor.
John Parminter was admitted and after the death of Julia Parminter his mother, at a court in the fifth year

 
Copyhold to the
bailiffs to seize the parcel of land  
Edward Dennington did fealty for one messe with yard on west side of Ballygate, late

 

[1630] of King Charles. Dennington said it was his freehold & refused to take it as a
 

 

disinheritance of the lord of the manor and therefore commanded the
 

 
into the lord’s hands etc.

1653
 
1654

Beccles Manor Court 
 

Thomas Manthorpe 
Edward Dennington surrenders a parcel of land of the demesne of the manor containing by estimation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
Manthorpe and  
Puddingmoor NORTHWARDS

 

21ft,  lying  in  the  west  end  of  a  messe  which  Edward  late  puchased  of  Thomas
 

 
 
BETWEEEN  the  messe  &  Puddingmoor  &  abutting  on

 
 

 
 

and upon the ground belonging to the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene SOUTHWARDS
which was lately taken into the lord’s hands as forfeited because Thomas Manthorpe, son, the same

 
John Botswaine,

 

amongst other hands to the said Edward Dennington by final deed ? To the use of
 

 
 
cooper?

 
1657

 

(25 April 1743 Matthew Spencer admitted)
John Botswaine was admiited (16 Nov) upon the surrender of Edward Dennington to a parcel of the

Rix Coll Div IV p 188 
Bec

Demesne  of  this  manor  containing by estimation 21ft lying at the west end of a messuage
which the said  

Manor 16 Nov

 
BETWEEN the messuage and Puddingmoor and Abuts on Puddingmoor Northwards [in fact WEST]
upon the ground belonging to St Mary Magdalene in Beccles, SOUTHWARDS
which the said Edward Dennington had at the Court 14 April 1652
John Botswaine, son of John Botswaine admitted (3 September) to the premises

 
Edward heretofore  purchased of Thomas Manthorpe and

 
 
 
1677

 
 
 
 

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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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1680
DEED of Covenant betweeen numerous people from surrounding area, but including from Beccles
Deed 

 
weaver :-

 
William  &  Ann  Denny,  locksmith  granting  to  Stephen  Alden  of  Beccles, worsted
 
 
All that messe or tent, yards, gardens & grounds thereunto belonging with appurtenances, sometime of

 
Payne, situate  
called Puddingmoor,

 

Edward Dennington, deceased, afterwards of John Botswaine and late of the said John
 

 
and  lying  and  being  in  Beccles  aforesaid or near a certain street
 
 

BETWEEN a certain watercourse next unto a hill through which lieth the common church path on the
 
the messe and grounds sometime of Francis Warne in part and the messe and grounds now or late of
 
Rose Hawke admitted
Elizabeth Bunfellow & Mary Brewster, daughters & co-heirs of Rose Hawke admitted.
Elizabeth Bunfellow & Mary Brewster lately dead. Bailiff to seize: 21ft of land;
at the end of a messuage late Botswayne to the WEST

 
part of the NORTH,
 
 
 
John Botswaine in part and grounds sometime of John Mason, in part of the SOUTH

1681
1687
1739
 
 
1743
 
1756

 
 
 
 
 

abuts on Puddingmoor to the NORTH
Matthew Spencer, bricklayer, land late Elizabeth Bunfellow and Mary Brewster

Beccles Manor Court 
 

(John Bradnam 1756)
John Bradnam, the younger, cordwainer, for Copyhold land of Matthew Spence, 21ft of land at the end

Beccles Manor Court 

 
BETWEEN late Botswaine to the west, [in fact EAST]

 
of a messe,

 
 
1765
1807
 
1829

 
 

abutting on Puddingmoor to the north.[in fact WEST]
Bradnum - Bunfellow: 21ft of Cophold land, late Brewster late Matthew Spence
William Bradnum, gardener, messe in Ballygate, late Isaac Mayhew, before

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 

Blowers, widow  (later Dykes) 
Philip Dykes, Esq., from William Bradnum, 21ft of land lying at the east end of a messe between/ late

 
 
 
 
 
               Rent 1d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
for £15
Dykes, Philip, Esq. William Sayer of Thurlton,  Copyhold,  Rows Hill late Bradnum            Rent 4d 1/2d

Botswaine to the west;/ Puddingmoor to the north;/ with the pump and outbuildings thereon
 

 
(later William Sayer 1839)

“1829”Beccles Manor Rental 
1838

SALE:  Number 27 is the part in bold type.  

 
A substantial COTTAGE,in Ballygate Street, Beccles, with Yard and Garden, now in the occupation of  

 
Sale 
LOT 4

 
thereabout.

 
EIizabeth Cullingford, and William Pallant, at weekly rents amounting to £7. per annum, or
 
 

This Lot has a Frontage of 165 Feet, and includes the wall next Ballygate Street, and that adjoining Lot 5.  It is subject to the use of the Pump by
 

 
the Owners and Occupiers of Lot 5].
And also the COTTAGE OR

DWELLING HOUSE, in or near Puddingmoor, with detached Wash-house,
Pump of  excellent water, and Garden ; now occupied by  the

 
 

 
tenant, at the rent of  

 
Widow Root, as a yearly
 
 
£10.
 
 
BOTH PARTS are

 
Copyhold of the Manor of Beceles, Fine arbitrary. 

 
 
 
This part has a Quit Rent of 4d 1/2d; the Ballygate Mount section of 9d.
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 
Apportioned Land Tax
Quit Rent .. . 

 

 
 

 
 
 

£ 
0   


 8   

d
 0 
1 1/2

.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 1/2
 
1839
Beccles Manor Court 
William Sayer of Thurlton, farmer, from the executors of Philip Dykes, (received 13 Jan 1829 on  

 
Puddingmoor (later Miss
towards the west

 
surrender   of   William   Bradnum)   Copyhold,   21ft   of   land   and   outbuildings   in
 
 
Howman)  at  the  east  end  of  a  messe  late  Botswaine,

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Abutting Puddingmoor to the north, with the pumpand outbuildings thereon.
Better described as:
21ft & outbuildings abutting on premises of Willaim Balls to the NORTH
Premises lately purchased by Dorothea Howman EAST
Premises purchased by William Sayer SOUTH & in part WEST

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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
77

 
 
1839

 
 
 

ALSO all part of the Cophold tenure (if any)
Fine 30s
Dorothy Howman, messe in Ballygate, formerly Blowers, afterwards Mayhew, since Bradnum, late
 

Miss Howman admitted Book G page 5
 
Philip Dykes Rent 1d 1/2d

 
1845

 

ALSO a piece of land, part of  waste of the Manor, on the east side of Roe’s Hill  Apportioned Rent 4d
Dorothea Howman, spinster, admitted on surrender of William Sayer of Thurlton, for £25, 21 ft of land

Beccles Manor Court 

 
ABUTTING
upon premises lately purchased by and now belonging to Miss Dorothea Howman to the EAST;
 upon premises lately William Sayer and since purchased of him by Dorothea Howman to the SOUTH;
and part to the WEST, and by almshouses in part to the WEST;

 

with pump and outbuildings,
 on the premises of William Balls to the NORTH;

 
 
 
 
 
1860
1862
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Received in 1839 from the executors of Philip Dykes.
Dorothea Howman 21ft of land with pump.   Copyhold

 
SALE: Monday 9 June 1862 by order of the executors of Miss Howman:
[Well Situated and genteel Residence, with Conservatory, Garden, Coach House, Stable, etc.]
LOT 2; [lot 1 was No 27 Ballygate, Ballygate House]
A brick and tile cottage in Puddingmoor Street, with pump, shed, yard and garden adjoining Lot 1.

 
Rent 4d 1/2d
Rentals Book of Manor
Sale 

 
 
 

 
Michaelmas, next.

 
Occupied  at  the  yearly  rent  of  £5  by  William  Jarrell,  under  notice  to  quit  at  Old
 
 
(This lot is sold subject to the public right of way from Ballygate and Puddingmoor and is exclusive of

 
expense of the  

 
the wall on the east side, the doorway in which is to be bricked up by, and at the

 
Of this Lot 21ft of land with the pump and outbuildings are copyhold of the Manor of Beccles, fine
 

 
 
purchaser of Lot 1.)
 
 
 
arbitrary. The Residue is freehold.

 
1863
 
 
 
 
 

 

Land Tax 3s 4d 1/2d       Quit Rent 4d 1/2d
Edmund Hollond, (on the death of Doroth Howman) 21ft of land with pump and outbuildings

Rentals Book of Manor

 
 
 
 
 

ABUTTING on William Balls to the north;
premises late of Dorothea Howman towards the EAST and SOUTH
& in part towards the WEST
and by almshouses in other part WEST.
admitted 1845 from William Sayer

PUDDINGMOOR 27

1841
1851
1861
1871
1881
1896
1904
1907

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sayer, William 
Howman, Dorothea 
Howman, Dorothea 
Hollond, Rev Edw
Hollond, Rev Edw
Hollond, Rev E exors 
Hollond, Rev 

 

Lawes, James
Jerrold, William

Jerrold, William
Gardiner, William jun
Gardener, William

Gardener, William
 
Gardener, Williamchimney sweep

Gardener, William
 
 
BALLYGATE  YS

1600.1
1600.2
1670

Beccles Manor  

William Matchett. [He died  1688]
Henry Ferryman
John Herod, one piece of Land, late parcel of the waste of this Manor, containing in length 82ft, and in

Beccles Manor  
Beccles Manor Court 

 
BETWEEN

 
breadth  49ft,  with  a  cottage  thereon  built,  situate  in  Beccles  upon  the  cliff  there

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

The highway called Puddingmoor on the WEST
The Lord’s waste on part of the EAST
Lands formerly of John Stpleton towards the SOUTH
and abut on the Lord’s Waste towards the NORTH
ALSO

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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
78
 
 
a Tenement or Cottage with orchards & gardens to the same belonging, containing together 2 1/2 roods,

 
BETWEEN

 
parcel  of  the waste of this Manor called Ballygate Mount situate, lying in Beccles

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The King’s Highway called Ballygate on the EAST
The Common Street & the King’s Highway called Puddingmoor in part on the WEST
abuts upon Common Land called Water Lane on the SOUTH
and upon Ballygate to the NORTH
ALSO
to one Cottage with an orchard to the same adjoining upon the Cliff near Puddingmoor formerly  of
 

Robert Harman, now in the occupation of Francis Bunfellow

1671
1723
1739

 

John Herrod - his tenement in Puddingmoor
Thomas Yull
Thomas YULL of Pulham, surgeon, two COTTAGES, formerly of Thomas Thornton TO Edmund  

 
 
 
 
 
Value £1 10s
Beccles Manor  
Beccles Manor Court Book

 
(surrendered to  

 
Ward, Yeoman, One TENEMENT formerly in the occupation of Mary Blowers, widow

 
The other TENEMENT formerly in the occupation of William Matchet & since of Henry Ferryman, with

 
Caleb Dunn, admitted 1740)
 
 

 
Edmund Ward, tent formerly in the occupation of William Matchett and since of Henry

 
yards etc (1752 William Gowing & Isaac Morse admitted)

1739
 
1752
 
 
1765
1769

Beccles Manor Court 
 

Ferryman , with yards etc.
William Gowing, late Edmund Ward, tent formerly in the occupation of William

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

Matchett, since Henry Ferryman and now of Eizabeth Ward, widow, with yards and
appurtenances

Poor Law List 

[Widow Ward 10 shillings, No 34 out of 35]
Elizabeth Lee, wife of Joseph Lee, yeoman, heiress of Edward Ward, her father, (in the occupation of

Beccles Manor Court 

 
Mutford,
Elizabeth Ward, now Ann Lee,  
John Herod 5 October 1670
That Elizabeth Lee, widow, and Ann Andrews, lately the wife of John Andrews of Barnby, husbandman.

Isaac  Moore,  deceased),  also  Ann, grand-daughter of Ward, and wife of John Andrews of
 

 
wishes  to  inherit  subsequently.  Late  William  Matchett,  Henry  Ferryman,
 
 
with  the  yard.  Abutments  in  the  admission  of
1782
Beccles Manor Court 

 
the will of Edmund  
Lee the sum of 20s per year, or Sarah  
Sarah Russell, wife of Edward Russell, a gardener, says  
Asks for power of entry to premises. Formerly in the occupation of William Matchett,  

 
Elizabeth admitted for the term of her life, Ann Andrews, late called Ann Lee, under
 
Ward: Ann Andrews to have the house, but pay to her sister Sarah
 
shall  take  the  profits  until paid. Sarah Lee, now
 
 
that
default     made.

 
since of Henry Ferryman, late of Elizabeth Ward and then of Ann Lee. Sarah Russell, to have possession

 
reaching the age of  
Edward Russell to Philip Dykes, Esq., subject nevertheless for life of  Sarah Russell [died 1829 aged 73]

 
of property, but must pay John Andrews, the son of Ann Lee, deceased, £21 on his
 
 
twenty-one.
1797
Beccles Manor Court 

 
of Henry
all the yards and grounds and  
1670. On the east side thereof another small tent or  
Philip Dykes, Esq

 
 

and Edward Russell, to tent formerly in the occupation of William Matchett, afterwards
 

 

Ferryman, since of Elizabeth Ward, widow, and late of Ann Lee, with
 

 

appurtenances  belonging.  Abutments  5 October
 

 
cottage hath since been erected.

1797
1838
 

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

SALE: of Philip Dykes’s estate: Lot 4 comprised two properties, this,  and
27 Puddingmoor. This property is in heavy type:

LOT  4.      A  substantial  COTTAGE,
occupation  
amounting to £7. per annum, or thereabout.

in  Ballygate  Street,  Beccles,  with  Yard  and  Garden,  now  in  the
of  Elizabeth  Cullingford,  and  William  Pallant,  at  weekly  rents

 
 
 
 
 
 

This Lot has a Frontage of 165 Feet, and includes the wall next Ballygate Street, and that adjoining Lot 5.  It is subject to the use of the
 

 
Pump by the Owners and Occupiers of Lot 5.
 
 
[And also the COTTAGE ORDWELLING HOUSE, in or near Puddingmoor, with detached Wash-house, Pump of

 
of £10.]

 
excellent water, and Garden ; now occupied by  the
Widow Root, as a yearly tenant, at the rent
 
 
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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BOTH PARTS: Copyhold of the Manor of Beccles, Fine arbitrary. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

[Quit rent on this part is 9d; and on the Puddingmoor part is 4d 1/2d] 
 
 
 

 
Apportioned Land Tax
Quit Rent .. . 

 

 
 

 
 
 

£ 
0   


 8   

d
 0 
1 1/2

.  

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1 1/2
 

“1829”Beccles Manor Court 
1839

Dykes, Philip, Esq.  WE Crowfoot, late Russell, Copyhold 
WE Crowfoot, for  £185, Copyhold. tent formerly in the occupation of William Matchett, after Henry

 
 
 
Rent 9d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
John  

Ferryman, late of Elizabeth Ward , widow, and since of Ann Lee, with yard etc. Abutments of

 
[It  seems  that Philip Dykes and subsequently William Crowfoot (by 1860) owned all the property

 
Herod 1670. Ballygate Mount.
 
 

 
both Ballygate &

WE Crowfoot, late Dykes, Copyhold.
WE Crowfoot, late Dykes, copyhold

 

 
 

between the steps to the south of Stepping Hill and Cliff House Steps, in
 

 
 
 

Puddingmoor. This is one of those properties]
 
 

1852
1862

Book of Manor rents 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 9d
Rent 9d

Book of Manor rents 

RATES  BALLYGATE 22.1
1838
RATES BALLYGATE  22.2
1838
LAND OPPOSITE THE OLD RECTORY
1832

Dykes, Philip Esq
Cullingford, Eliz
Dykes, Philip 
 

Elizabeth Stone: PART of a tenement in Puddingmoor, late Philip Dykes, before Richard Roe &  
 

 
formerly Baxter
BALLYGATE 24  26, The Cliff  Cliff House

Built in 1866
The Cottages on this site were pulled down in 1865 and 1866. Cliff House had been built by January 1867. There were 6 cottages

here, two in Ballygate and four in Puddingmoor.

1600.1
1670

 

Yells
John Herod, one piece of Land, late parcel of the waste of this Manor, containing in length 82ft, and in

Beccles Manor Court 

 
BETWEEN

 
breadth  49ft,  with  a  cottage  thereon  built,  situate  in  Beccles  upon  the  cliff  there

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The highway called Puddingmoor on the WEST
The Lord’s waste on part of the EAST
Lands formerly of John Stpleton towards the SOUTH
and abut on the Lord’s Waste towards the NORTH
ALSO
a Tenement or Cottage with orchards & gardens to the same belonging, containing together 2 1/2 roods,

 
BETWEEN

 
parcel  of  the waste of this Manor called Ballygate Mount situate, lying in Beccles

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The King’s Highway called Ballygate on the EAST
The Common Street & the King’s Highway called Puddingmoor in part on the WEST
abuts upon Common Land called Water Lane on the SOUTH
and upon Ballygate to the NORTH
ALSO
to one Cottage with an orchard to the same adjoining upon the Cliff near Puddingmoor formerly  of
 

Robert Harman, now in the occupation of Francis Bunfellow

1693
1700
1739

Beccles Manor Court 

Widow Gardner, tent in Puddingmoor, late Yells 
Widow Gardner, tent in Puddingmoor, late Yells 
Thomas Yull of Pulham, surgeon surrendered to Edmund Ward, yeoman two cottages, formerly of

COPY
COPY

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d
Rent 1d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
ALSO

 
Thomas Thornton & Elizabeth, his wife, formerly in the occupation of Mary Blowers
 
 
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David Lindley, 1990-2004 
 
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to another Tenement formerly in the occupation of William Machett & since of Henry Ferryman with the

 
Edmund Ward  
7 Aug 1752)
Edmund Ward, formerly in occupation of Mary Blowers, widow, now in occupation of Caleb Dunn,

 

yards etc, see abutments of John Harrod 1670. Thomas Yull received 26 February 1723.
 

 
surrenders to his Will. (later William Gowing & Isaac Moor admitted
1740
Beccles Manor Court 

 
1d

carpenter, with half a well & 4 rods of land set out with a hedge & pales
 
 
Rent

 
1751
1757

 

To Caleb Dunn, carpenter (received 12 Nov 1739) (James Smith admitted 1757) 
Caleb Dunn, [carpenter] for a tent in Puddingmoor, late Yells, before Gardner  COPY 
Caleb Dunn surrenders to James Smith, single man, tenement formerly of Mary Blowers & now in the

 

Rent 1d
Rent 1d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
with a hedge &  
Ann Smith, widow 22 Oct 1779) -
Ann Smith, widow of James Smith, tent formerly in the occupation of Mary Blowers, widow, and now in

 

occupation of James Smith, [died 1777] with half a well, ALSO 4 rods of land, set out
 

 

pales. Received 8 Dec 1740 on the surrender of Edmund Ward (later
 

 
 
surrenders to his will. 
COPY  Fine £2-12s-6d
1779
Beccles Manor Court 

 
Ann Smith, widow, relict of James Smith, tent formerly in the occupation of Mary Blowers, widow,

 
the occupation of James Smith, formerly Caleb Dunn
 
1792
Beccles Manor Court 

 
November 1740)
Thomas Rede, on surrender of daughters of Ann Smith. Tent formerly Mary Blowers, James Smith, &

lately  of  James  Smith,    then  of  Robert  West  &  half  a  well  &  4  rods  of land (received 17
1792
Beccles Manor Court 

 
Philip Dykes, from Thomas Rede, formerly of Mary Blowers, widow, lately of James Smith & since of

 
since of Robert West & half a well & 4 rods of land
1810
Beccles Manor Court 

 
of Ann
WE Crowfoot, tent formerly Mary Blowers, widow, lately James Smith, & since Robert Ward & half a

Robert West, with half a well & 4 acres of land  (received 19 October 1792 at absolute surrender
 

 
Smith, widow)  (WE Crowfoot admitted 1839)
1839
Beccles Manor Court 

 
water. Late Philip

 
well & 4 rods of land Copyhold, as were set out with a hedge and pales. Free to carry

 
 
[It  seems  that Philip Dykes and subsequently William Crowfoot (by 1860) owned all the property

 
Dykes -received 27 July 1810 on the surrender of Thomas Rede, Esq.
 
Rent 1d
 
 

 
both Ballygate &

CORPORATION & PARISH MEETING: Letter from Mr Crowfoot: The wall which has fallen down

 

 
 

between the steps to the south of Stepping Hill and Cliff House Steps, in
 

 
Puddingmoor. This is one of those properties]
1860
Beccles Paper 21 Feb 

 
property of Mrs
ground was enclosed from the waste - it  

opposite  the  residence  of  Mrs  Charles  Clarke,  was not his property and had not been the
 
 
Stone  his  predecessor.  The  wall  had  existed  before  the  adjacent

 
CHANGES TO SITE 
The evidence that this site was filled with cottages before 1866 is:

 
was not conveyed to Mrs Stone.

1860s
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

i  )  a  map  showing  the  plan  of Beccles water works dating from 1854. This lists WE Crowfoot as  
owning
the names in the rate book
listed after 1841) are listed in Ballygate & four in  

 
 

the property and the names of three tenants, one of whom tallies with one of
 

 
of  1851:  Charles  Wells.  Three  cottages  (only  two  are
 
 
Puddingmoor.
 
 

ii)  The  Rate  Books  of  1863 show the cottages as being owned by WE Crowfoot and occupied by
tenants.
housing the same families. By  
again and now belong to Mr Joseph Kent. They are now  
they are listed as being “pulled down.”

 
 
That  of  1855  shows  the  ownership  to  have  changed  to  Mr  Jecks,  but
 
 
January1866   they   have   changed   ownership
 
 
empty.  In  April  1866

 
 

 
 

By 1867 there is a new (the present) house on the site.
Joseph L Kent, also owned the ironmongery shop, No 2 Hungate. It seems that his son was living in

 
a lovely view. He

DEATH of Mr W Ayrton, FRMS of the Cliff, Ballygate died on Saturday at Belfast. He was best  

 

Hungate and probably running the shop, while his father moved out to an area with
 

 
pulled down the other houses, giving himself a fine garden.
1916
Beccles Paper 25 Jul 

 
special study of Broadland. He was a native of  
and Pauline Fleischman. He married Ellen Graham Brown  

known locally as a landscape painter who made a
 

Chester, the son of Wm Francis Ayrton
 

 
on    1    August    1898.
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Educated at Chester, he also studied in Munich. He added to his recreations of  
shooting the study of microscopy and published “The Discovery and Life History of  

 

golf
 

and

Zoothamium Geniculatum.”
SALE: Household effects, Mrs Ayrton, who is leaving town. The CLIFF, BALLYGATE
SALE: The Cliff, Ballygate: Sale by Read Stanford & Owles on 3 July 1922

1922
1922
 

Beccles Paper 19 Jun 
Suff Rec Off 1117/36/28
 

A very substantially built brick & slated Residence standing on high ground overlooking the Waveney
 
IN BASEMENT: entrance Hall with brick pavement floor, hlazed sides and fanlight to door.
HOUSEKEEPER’S ROOM 11ft 6ins x 10ft 6in; Hob Stove & 2 recessed cupboards.
Capital Store Room, Pantry with small wine bin
Large KITCHEN with brick pavement floor, cooking range with boiler, 4 recessed cupboard & shelves
Scullery with brick pavement floor, large iron oven, copper, sink with sanitary trap & tap over & soft

 
Valley, within five minutes walk of the River.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Cellar .

 
water pump, “All Night” No 2 Stove & heating apparatus to bath, shelving. Large Coal

 
 

 
 

GROUND FLOOR: Entrance Hall with stained glass Window.
DINING ROOM 14ft 6in x 12ft 10ins with large front & small side Windows, slow combustion Stove
 
DRAWING ROOM 22ft 3in x 13ft 10in, with 2 large windows, slow combustion Stove, tiled hearth &
 
BREAKFAST ROOM 11ft 8in x 9ft 5in, slow combustion Stove with tiled hearth & sides, marble  
 
FIRST FLOOR: 4 BEDROOMS: 14ft 8in x 14ft 2in; 14ft 2in x 12ft; 12ft x 9ft 7in; 13ft 2in x 8ft 5in
Three fitted with Stoves & hanging cupboards.
BATH ROOM with porcelain enamel Bath, Lavatory basin & WC
SECOND FLOOR Box Room & storage
TERRACED  GARDEN,  three  parts  of which is walled-in & planted with ornamental trees & shrubs;

 
with tiled Hearth & sides; Marble Mantlepice. & kerb.
 
 
 
 
 
sides, Marble Mantlepiece & kerb
 
 
 
 
 
mantlepiece;  2 recessed cupboards, eight book-shelves over each

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
combined, with  
closet. Brick boarded & corrugated

 

Balcony  with  Summer  House  under.  Brick & glazed Greenhouse & Summer House
 

 
potting shed under; brick & tile lean-to stick house, oil shed & earth

 
Mains Water. 
The property is in the occupation of Mrs Ayrton (whose tenancy expires 31 July 1922)
The Title to commence 15 March 1889.
Property by indenture 31 May 1889 conveyed in contemplation of marriage to Trustees upon trust to

 
iron poultry house with wire netting front.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Gas piping & Meter.

 
at sea during the
before 20 May 1920 (when the wife was  

 

husband & wife or survivor of them. The husband is believed to have been drowned
 

 
late  war  &  the  purchaser  shall  assume  such  death  took  place
 
 
appointed to be trustee for conveyance.)

 
 
1931

 

Agents for Messrs Sidney James Gammel & Julius Bertram, the vendors
(Bought Mrs Hallam £800)

Beccles Paper 31 Oct 
TO BE LET on LEASE: CLIFF HOUSE, BALLYGATE.
 
 

BALLYGATE 24
COTTAGE 1

1841
1841
1851
1851
1851

1861
1863
1865
1866 Jan 
1866 Apr 

 
census 
 
census 
census 

 
 
 

Crowfoot, WE 

 
60 
 
W 53 
U 21 

 
 
 
 
 

Francis, William
labourer
Grimson, Edward
agricultural labourer 
tailor

Stimpson, Robert
Stimpson, Robert
Stimpson, Robert
-
pulled down

£2- 10s

William Francis
Crowfoot, WE 

£2- 10s
Edward Grimson

b. Toft Monks
b. Beccles

John Grimson 
Crowfoot, WE 
Crowfoot, WE 
Jecks, William 

 

 
£3- 10s
£3-10s
£4-10s

Kent, Joseph 
Kent, Joseph 

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COTTAGE 2
1841
1851
1851
1861
1863
1865
1866 Jan 
1866 Apr 
COTTAGE 3 
1841

 
 
census 
 
 
 

Crowfoot, WE 
Crowfoot, WE 

 
 
W 78 
 
 
 
 
 

Wells late 
Walker, Mary 
 
Hunt, Widow 
Sprunt, Widow
Sprunt, Hannah
-
pulled down

£1
£1- 5s

Mary Walker 
Crowfoot, WE 
Crowfoot, WE 
Jecks, William 

£1- 5s
£1-5s
£2

Kent, Joseph 
Kent, Joseph 

 
Crowfoot, WE 
 
Press, late 
£1- 10s
24 BALLYGATE  Cliff House

1867
1871
1871
1881 CENSUS

 
 
census 

Kent, Jos
Kent, Jos

 

Kent, Jos 
Kent, Jos 
M 59 

Ho etc

 
 
wife, f-in-law, 2 visitors, 1 fem ser

£28
£30 

 
Joseph L Kent 

Cliff Ho
ironmonger 

 
b. Beccles

Joseph L. KENT  
Charlotte KENT
Mary Ann RICHES 

M  
M 
U

69  
69 
36

M  
F 
F

Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Silsoe, Bedford, England
Beccles, Suffolk, EnglanServant

Head 
Wife
Domestic Servant Housekeeper

 
 
 

Ironmonger Firm Of Kent & Son

1891
1896
1904
1906
1907
1914
1914-18 War 
1922
1933+
1936
1965

 
 
 
survey 
 
 

Phoebe De Vine
De Vine, Mrs PC
De Vine, Mrs PC
Trustees of Mrs Devine 

M 24 
 
 

living on own means 
Ayrton, Wm 
Ayrton, Wm 

b. Lucknow, India
Cliff Ho
Cliff Ho
4 bedrooms, 5 sitting 

 
£48 

30
30

William Ayrton
Ayrton, Wm
Ayrton, William

6 occupants
 

 
 

 
2nd Lieut William Ayrton

RAF 
Ayrton, Mrs
Rt Rev Bishop Gray
Hartley, Mrs
George Haworth

joined up 1917
discharged 1919
had flying accident

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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BALLYGATE 26  28,   LEMAN HOUSE

Listed Building:
Sixteenth  Century  with  considerable  later additions. Two storeys and attic with four dormers. Frontage about 75ft with seven

windows with label mouldings and wood four-centred arched heads, some original perhaps.  1672 (see
below). Small porch at back with ogee brick arched window with sashes in flush frame, and curious glazing
bars reflecting ogee curves. Over this porch is a bell turret. One original sixteenth century window frame at
back, and seven replacements of probable sixteenth century casements. One sixteenth century, remains in

attic.
The front is of worked flints with many red brick headers. Suffolk yellow brick quoins and window jambs. Brick gable ends corbelled

at eaves. Wood cornice with pointed arched enrichment above bed mould. Two doors six-panel (modern)
in eighteenth century wood case in sixteenth century style with four-centre wood frame under square
lintel with stone label moulding. There is an inscription in slate surrounded with stone moulding on end

wall stating that
“Sir John Leman, Knt., Alderman of London founded this school ..... AD MDCXX[X?]I and ... This building was prepared and

beautified  under  direction  of  O  Holmes  and  E  Brooke  ....  Portreeves  of  the  Corporation  and  other

Governors of this Charity MDCCLXII”.
There is a small apparently contemporary inside with Latin inscription stating that Sir John Leman endowed the School in 1631, and

a date in iron wall ties of 1670 on the north gable end. There is evidence of the earlier date of the building
in Sir John Leman’s will dated 8 July 1631 which reads:- “I give and bequeath all that Messuage ... now
used  for  a  school house ... situated in Beccles ... in a certain street called Ballygate”. Regarding the
extensive alterations made at the date 1762, all records of the administration of the Charity exist, and the
minutes of the meeting in 1762 and 1763 have been referred to and the following extract made:-

The Buildings of England: Suffolk: by Nikolaus Pevsner:
The house itself is originally of the sixteenth century with considerable later additions. Straight gable end with depressed arched

windows.  Front  of  nine  widely  spaced  bays, bays 2 and 8 being doorways. The windows look early
nineteenth century Tudor, but some of them may be original. The alterations of c 1762 may well have
included the refacing of the front with its present flint with red brick headers.

1500.1
1576
1593
1631
1762

Task Book 

John Thorne [his will probably dates from 1559]
Thomas Russells, for his new tenement, late John Thorn 
Thomas Russell, for his tenement, late John Thorne

Task Book 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d

Task Book 
 
 

WILL: Sir John Leman: house purchased of William Russell “now used for a School House.”
141 timbers and 1 Pollard sold to Mr Randall Abbot for £235, 33 Pollards for £14.7 to pay for  

 
Governors Jan

 
Alterations and additions to the School house indicated and described in certain estimates and plan by
Mr  
The sum of  £272 16s 6d was ordered to be laid out in and about certain alterations to the school house

 
alterations now being done.
1762
 
Governors 8 Jan
 
 
Chas Wright
1763
Governors 6 Mar 

 
whereas several
other ones adjudged still necessary. It is  
sum not exceeding £100 shall be raised as soon as may be by the sale of
timber off lands belonging to the said school.”  The above sum would cover very extensive  

 

which  were  undertaken  to  be  done  for  that  sum  by  Chas  Wright  of  Beccles and
 

 
 

subsequent alterations and additions have been made and
 

 
 

therefore  hereby  agreed  that  a
 

 
wood
and

 
century the  
made.
LEMAN SCHOOL: SS Jones, Master. Term starts 21 July.

alterations, including facing the front with flint and bonding with brick headers. In the present
 
 
house  became  a  private  residence  again  and  internal  alterations

1861
 
1873
1910
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 
 

Mrs Jones is desirous of receiving three or four little Girls to educate with her own.
COUNCIL: A step should be laid to the door of the Leman School

Beccles Paper 18 Nov 

 
 

SALE: 26 September 1910: by  East Suffolk County Council
17 Century Leman School on the outskirts of the Town with grounds, commanding a fine & extensive
 

 
view over the Waveney Valley. (Bought S White £600)
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1915
 

 
 

Funeral of Dr Oscar William Owles of Leman House, Beccles.
He has practised in Beccles for about seven years as assistant to Crowfoot, Fox and Wood Hill, on the

 
panel doctor when  
own.

 
death of Mr William Crowfoot. He remained with them five years. He then became a
 
the National Insurance Act came into operation and practised on his

LEMAN SCHOOL 26 28 BALLYGATE
1841
1841
1851
1851
1871
1871
1881 CENSUS

 
Census 
 
Census 
 
Census 

Free School 

Sayer, CJ 
 
Jones, SS 
 
Boyce, Hy 
 

Leman House 
Schoolmaster, 5 pupils living in
Leman House 
 
Leman House 
Schoolmaster 

£25 
32

Charles Sayer 
Free School 

25 

£21.15
Master, sir John Leman School 

32

Samuel Jones 
Free School 

M 27 
b. Beccles

£21 
wife, 3 dau, 1 son 

32
Henry Boyce 
M 52 
b. Shipmeadow

 
 
 
 

Henry BOYCE 
Mary A. BOYCE 
Rosa E. BOYCE 
Albert H. LIVOCK 
Alice E.M. LIVOCK
Alice M. LIVOCK 
Gertrude M. LIVOCK
Emma LINDER 

M 
M 
U 
M 
M 

62 
55 
22 
27 
26 
F 
F 
15 

M 
F 
F 
M 
F 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
F 

Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England 
Ellingham, Norfolk, England 
Pakefield, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Daur
Boarder
Wife

Schoolmaster Head Master,  Sir John Leman  School

 
 
 
 

Music Professor

3 
1 m 

Daur

Daur
Pimlico, Middlesex, England 

U 
Servant
Domestic Servant General

1891
1904
1907
1914
1922
1936
1937
1965

Census 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PNEU School 

Henry Boyce 
Free School 
Boyce, Henry 
Owles, Oscar 
Owles, Mrs Oscar
Owles, Mrs
Owles, Mrs Oscar
Miss Pagan 

 
Boyce, Hy 
Leman House
Leman House

M 72 

schoolmaster 
Leman House 

 
 

 
32

b. Shipmeadow
Principal
1893
Beccles Almanack 

The will of the worthy alderman of London, who endowed the Leman school, was made in July.
1681. It provided for the education of 48 scholars, whereof 44 from time to time to he of the
inhabitants of Beecles before others, two of Ringsfield and two of Gilliugham. The Portreeve and
“24 chief men of the Corporation
the master, usher, and scholars of the same. It was provided by
under the original scheme, that the master “shall receive of the abler parents 12d, and of the less
able 6d., but of the poor nothing. which the overseers of the school shall judge of.” A more recent
scheme, sanctioned by the Charity Commissioners, provides for the working of the school under
twelve governors, and the payment of school fees not exceeding £3 per annum for each boy. Eight
scholarships of £3 each are provided, and three exhibitions, if the income of the Foundation allows,
of £20 each; to be awarded by examination as vacancies occur. The endowment is derived from
land and tenements in
amounting to about £115. As a result of inquiry by the Charity Commissioners it is probable that
further alterations in the scheme will shortly be made. Mr. H. Boyce is the present Headmaster.

were appointed to be for ever governors of the school, and of
the orders of the Free School,”
the neighbourhood of the town, of decreasing value, the income in 1891
Leman House
from Eugene Ulph’s Scrapbook in Beccles Museum
A valuable and interesting addition to the collection of old documents relating to the original Sir John Leman School at

Ballygate, was found recently by Mr. C. Brumfitt in the cellar of his business premises at the New
Market. This property formerly belonged to the late Mr. Samuel White, who purchased the old
school house and did much to preserve its historic character. Mr. White must have come into

possession of the document and probably was unaware of its historic importance.
It bears the date February 28th, 1633, and is the licence of alienation granted to Robert and William Leman, Executors of

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the will of Sir John Leman, onetime Lord Mayor of London. They were entrusted with the task of
transferring certain buildings, including the school house at Ballygate and farmlands in surrounding

villages, to the “Reeve. Surveyors and Commonalty of Beccles Fen, in the County of Suffolk.”
It is of interest to recall that by his will, dated July 8th. 1631, Sir John founded the free school at Ballygate for 44 children

born in the town, two from Ringsfield and a like number from Gillingham. For the support of the
foundation he bequeathed certain lands and tenements to the Corporation. The “rents, issues and
profits arising therefrom were directed to be used in meeting the cost of educating, teaching and

instructing the children in writing. cyphering, casting accounts and learning.”
For his “pains and maintenance” the usher was to receive the sum of £18 annually, while the master was awarded the

residue of the rents and profits after all charges had been met. Both men were required to live in the
school house. They had the doubtful privilege of paying for the repair of the “said messuage or
tenement” used for the house, and for its walls, pales and fences. One-third of this money was to
be found by the usher, the master being responsible for the remainder

Written in Latin
Sir John died in 1632 at the age of 88 and was buried in the church of St. Michael’s, Crooked Lane, now one of London’s

lost  places  of  worship.  By  his will the executors were commanded to procure a ‘licence of
mortmain” to convey to the Portreeve and Corporation the various properties which were the

subject of the bequest to the free school.
It is this document which has been brought to light. Written in Latin, it consists of a piece of heavy parchment. Only a

fragment of the Great Seal now remains, the rest having been broken at some time or other. The
parchment is graced by a portrait of Charles the First, and across the top runs an elaborate border

of crowned lions, roses and leaves. The signature of the Lord Privy Seal, Wolseley appears.
Miss Lilian J. Redstone, the County Archivist has provided a translation. A copy of this, together with the document itself

will  be  preserved  among  the muniments of thp Corporation. The properties conveyed by the
licence, apart from the school house, are given as “commonly called or known by the names of
Willoughbies  and  Girdles  with  the  lands  thereto  belonging,  situate  in  Gillingham,  Gelston
(Geldeston). Wyndell and Wynstan (the now non-existent parish next to Gillingham). also parcels
of meadow, pasture and wood, containing by estimation some 30 acres near Barsham Bridge, and
of other free lands. tenements, closes. etc called or known by the names of Great Cobbs. Little
Cobbs, Cobblesmeadowe. Fooclnell. Blanchards Acre and the Horseclose with a grove thereto

adjoining, these latter lying in the parishes of St. Andrew in Ilketeshall. Ringsfield and Barsham.”
A deed found at the same time bears the date 1773 and refers to the redemption of estates at Beccles (Ingate), Worlingham

and Weston It was drawn up between the Rev. John Leman. of Wenhaston and Mr. Robert Purvis.
a Beecles surgeon and apothecary.

1950

 
 

 
BALLYGATE Leman Cottage (actually Leman House)

1933+
1936

White, Sam 
 

Jarvis, Chas 
 

Ho Gdn Bldgs 
Jarvis, Chas

 
 
 
£25
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HEADMASTERS OF THE LEMAN SCHOOL

Marten, Thomas 
Rawlyngs 
Coppinge, Robert 
Nuttell, Henry 
Wells, Simon 
Forby, John 
Browne, Thomas 
Cole, Michael 
Audley, Edward 
Moore, Thomas 
Davey, Robert 
Burrows, William 
Sayer, Charles 
Jones, Sam 
Boyce, Henry 

1633-
1639 
1640-1649   
1650-1657 
1657-1667 
1667- 1672 
1672-1676 
1676-1710 
1710-1726 
1726-1761 
1762-1797 
1797-1838 
!838-1847 
1848-1866  
1866-1908 [1904?]died 1908 aged 89? 

 

forced to resign
died March 1649
 
 
induced to resign
 
died 1714 
died 1727, schoolmaster
died 1761 
died 1797, aged 51 
died 1838, aged 72 
 
died 1866 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Licensed 1637
 
 
Licensed 1662 
Licensed 1667 
 
 
Licensed 1711 
Licensed 1735 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

HM 9 years
HM 7 years
HM 10 years
HM 5 years
HM 4 years
HM 34 years 
HM 16 years
HM 35 years
HM 35 years
HM 41 years
HM 9 years
HM 18 years
HM 42 years

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

USHERS OF THE LEMAN SCHOOL
Maplezden, Richard 
Vycars 
West, William 
Hawes, Robert 
Sherwood, Robert 
Layer, Thomas 
Cooke, Anthony 
Collins, William 
Mason, Henry 
Yallop, William 
Mason, Henry 
Bull, James 
Cole, Michael 
Andrews, Thomas 
Rede, Edward 
Audley, Edward 
Smyth, James 
Lincoln, John 
Clarke, Henry 
Fryer, Henry 
Cooke, John Thomas 
Burrage 
Sayer, Charles James 
Bezant, Robert 
Cotton, James 
Lush, Henry 
Hayward, John 
Adamson, FE 
Piper, James Henry 

1640

 
1643-1652

1643

1652-1657
1657-1662

1662-1671 
1671-1681
1681-1684 
1684-1701
1701-1704 
1704-1708
1708-1711

 
 
Licensed 1662
 
 
Licensed 1677
died 1705

1711-1713
1713-1730

died 1730
1730-1745
1745-1751 
1751-1775
1779-1792 
1792-1802

died 1751

1802-1818
1818-18?

 
1835-1838

1835

1838-1840
1840-1841
1841-1842
1842-1845 

died
to Australia

1848-1854 
1855-?

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Ballygate
1670
Beccles Manor Court 
John Herod, one piece of Land, late parcel of the waste of this Manor, containing in length 82ft, and in

 
BETWEEN

 
breadth  49ft,  with  a  cottage  thereon  built,  situate  in  Beccles  upon  the  cliff  there

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The highway called Puddingmoor on the WEST
The Lord’s waste on part of the EAST
Lands formerly of John Stpleton towards the SOUTH
and abut on the Lord’s Waste towards the NORTH
ALSO
a Tenement or Cottage with orchards & gardens to the same belonging, containing together 2 1/2 roods,

 
BETWEEN

 
parcel  of  the waste of this Manor called Ballygate Mount situate, lying in Beccles

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The King’s Highway called Ballygate on the EAST
The Common Street & the King’s Highway called Puddingmoor in part on the WEST
abuts upon Common Land called Water Lane on the SOUTH
and upon Ballygate to the NORTH
ALSO
to one Cottage with an orchard to the same adjoining upon the Cliff near Puddingmoor formerly  of
 

Robert Harman, now in the occupation of Francis Bunfellow
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BALLYGATE MOUNT: [This became part of St Mary’s land after its purchase by Robert Rede]

Copyhold of the Manor of Beccles
1634
1649
1651

 
 

Arthur Thornton and Elizabeth, his wife

Robert Harman, COPYHOLD 
Proclamation:  Whosoever did claim any right to the tenement in which Robert Harman, deceased, did

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
and part of the  

 
dwell and where he died, with yard and gardens, by estimation two and a half roods,

 
BETWEEN Ballygate on the EAST
and the street called Puddingmoor in part and the land on which the lord’s pound formerly stood, in part,
 
 abutting upon the land called Watery Lane towards the SOUTH
and upon Ballygate towards the NORTH
In the 36th year of Queen Elizabeth [1594] granted to Robert Herring and his heirs by quarterly

 
waste ground, three roods, anciently called Ballygate Mount lying

 
 

 
 

 
and a footpath leading from Beccles Market Place to Puddingmoor in the WEST;

 
 
 
 
1652
 
 
 
 
 
 
1652

 
 
 
 

rent of 12d.
The lands and tents of Robert Harman were handed back to the manor, to Joseph Harbor:

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 
 
 

a messe or tent and one rood of land at the south end of the Free School,
BETWEEN Spittlehill on the SOUTH
 and a messe late John Thorne of the NORTH [Leman House]
abutting upon Ballygate towards the EAST
and Puddingmoor towards the WEST  

Received 1634 on the surrender of Arthur Thornton and Elizabeth, his wife.
Ann Harman, late wife of Robert Harman, deceased, a cottage or tent with yard and garden called  

Beccles Manor Court 

 
died.
Alice Stone, a tenement late Harbour at the Hospital COPY (now William Bendy)
Alice Stone, a tenement late Harbour at the Hospital COPY (now William Bendy)
William Bendy, a tenement by the Hospital, late Stone COPYHOLD 
William Bendy, [born 1667] tanner, died, William Bendy to inherit the messuage or tenement and lands

 
Ballygate Mount, counting eastward 2 roods west, where Robert Harman lived and

1693
1700
1736
1746

Beccles Manor Rental 

Rent 10d
Rent 10d
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Rent 10d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
BETWEEN a piece of land called Spittal Hill on the SOUTH
The messuage of John Thorne on the NORTH [Leman House]
Ballygate to the EAST
Puddingmoor to the WEST

 
of one rood lying at the south end of the Free School in Ballygate

 
 
 
 
 
1755

 
 
 
 
 

(see Mary Bendy admitted 1755)
Mary Bendy, [born 1729] daughter of William Bendy,[William Bendy died in December 1754]   

Beccles Manor Court 

 
Bridges.[see  
John Leyland & Mary, his wife, formerly Bendy [John Leyland married Mary Bendy in July 1763],  

 

messuage and land adjoining the Free School, now in the occupation of Liddiman &