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FEN LANE: TO BE SORTED
1833

SALE in Port of Beccles: Dwelling House with Granaries & outbuildings & a Quay of 140ft. 50 Yards
from Beccles Bridge. 3 adjoining Houses with Bake Office & Rope Makers Shop.
Down the Score Boat Builder’s Yard & a previous Dwelling House.
BUILDING LEASES
South Side of and adjoining Wharf of the New Dock.
SALE at White Lion: Benefit of Creditors: Edward Arnold:
1.) House now used & converted by Boatbuilder down The Score near Old Market, with Frontage of
80ft on Waveney.
2.)  House with Granaries, Outbuildings, Yards & Garden & Quay 140ft within 50 yards of Beccles
Bridge. Brewing Trade has been & is now carried on by late Proprietor. Possession Michaelmas.
3.) ALSO other Property.
SALE of TREES: Auction Sale, Beccles. To be Sold by R Oswald the entire Stock of Fruit & Forest
Trees, evergreens & flowering shrubs of HW Gill, Nurseryman near the Bridge. c 400,000 finest trees.
Most Trees including ash, alder, beech, birch, horse & Spanish chestnut, elms, firs, poplars, hazels,
holly, hornbeams, limes and  oaks, sycamore; 10,000 Evergreens & flowering Shrubs. Variety of Roses.
SALE or TO BE LET: Extensive Warehouses & Granaries capable of containing 500 lasts of Corn &
150 Caldrons of Coal, Malting Office, 2 Malt Kilns, Wharf or Quay 88ft in width alongside of Waveney
& 150ft to Northgate.
ADVERTISEMENT: Just landed by Charles Hursthouse at Beccles & Lowestoft. Cargo of best Bangor
Slates for Sale at Timber Yard, New Quay, Beccles & New Harbour, Lowestoft.
TO BE LET: In Bridge Street, House with Stables & wash house adjoining River, suitable for small
Mercantile man, now in posession of Messrs Charles Hursthouse & Co.
SALE:  House,  Yard  &  Garden  &  Quay  (140ft)  within 50 yards of Beccles Bridge, on lease to Mr
Hursthouse. Sale by Oswald.
BANKRUPT:  A  fiat  in  Bankruptcy  awarded and issued against Richard Thornton the younger of
Beccles, beer brewer, dealer & chapman
Mancroft, Norwich at 11am & (at other times) including 7 May at the White Lion, Beccles - to make a
full disclosure of his estate.
SALE of BREWERY: Beccles Brewery: Sale by Mr Oswald under Bankrupcy of Mr Richard Thornton,
on 23 April.
Modern  &fashionable  Household  Furniture:  Plate,  Paintings, richly cut & plain Glass, Services of
Dinner, Breakfast & Tea China, excellent bed & table linen, a very general assortment of copper, tin &
iron boilers, kettles & saucepans, etc. Paintings included 1 by Edwin Cooper, 4 by George Fenn, jun
Also 50 packets of fine Hops.Large quantity of excellent beer casks of various sizes, 300 malt sacks
etc. Live & dead farming stock: 3 Mares, 1 Gelding, waggon, etc. Excellent Phaeton.
Fast sailing Latten Rigged Boat called the Navarino with 3 suits of sails.
SALE: Wharf, Granaries & Warehouses late occupied by Richard Thornton (foot of Beccles Bridge in
Gillingham) for Sale by B Rix

Norwich Mercury 20 Apr

 
1833

 
for a Term of 50 Years TO BE LET by AUCTION in 5 Lots: Corporation Land on
Norwich Mercury 25 May

1833
 

Norwich Mercury 10 Aug
 
 
 

 
1834

 
Norwich Mercury 4 Jan  
1834
Norwich Mercury 19 Jul 
1835
Norwich Mercury 27 Jun  
1836
Norwich Mercury 12 Mar
1838 
Ipswich Journal 15 Sep 
1839 
Ipswich Journal 30 Mar 
- to surrender himself on 6 April at the Swan iin St Peter
1839 
Ipswich Journal 13 Apr 
 
 
 
 

 
1839 

 
Norwich Mercury 16 Nov
1841
Bury Post 7 Jun 

SALE: NORTHGATE: Mr Oswald to sell Mercantile Property of late Robert Crickmer, by the side of
the Waveney. Warehouses & Granaries capable of containing 500 Lasts of Corn & 150 Chaldrons of
Coal,  Malting  Office,  Two  Malt  Kilns,  Wharf  or  Quay  88  ft  beside  River  &  150  ft  length  from
Northgate.
SALE of BANKRUPT Charles Crickmay, Houses, Granary. Quay 140ft long.

1841 
Norwich Mercury 18 Sep
1842 

SALE of Estate of WM Atkinson, Bankrupt. (To Maltsters, Merchants & Capitalists) Postponement of
Sale until 2 May. JC Webster, Fiske & Clarke
SALE  of  ATKINSON’S  Property:  Two  Malting  Offices  with  patent pumps & Furnaces & cement
drying floors ... Granaries & Store rooms, Coal sheds, Maltser’s Dwelling House: House with halls,
breakfast, dining & drawing rooms, kitchen, store room, pantry, wash house, cellarage, 6 Bedrooms,
garden & his cottages adjoining.
RESCUED: As a Party of Ladies & Gents coming up the River intending to land near the Bridge after
an afternoon’s excursion, one of the party, Miss Everett of Corton injudiciously leaned over the Boat

Norwich Mercury 9 Apr 
1842 
Norwich Mercury 16 Apr 
1843 
Norwich Mercury 26 Aug
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and fell in. No assistance was near, all hope of saving her life was lost until Mr Garnham (although no
swimmer) sprang into the stream & succeeded in landing her on a barge.... she recovered.
SALE of TIMBER: Gillingham & Beccles: R Oswald to sell 40 Oak Trees, Ash, Elm, Poplar, Willow.
Proprietor, Stephen Bartram of Beccles, who has taken the Wounded Hart Inn at St Peter’s, Norwich &
declines the Timber Trade. Part of Sale on Green near Gillingham Tollgate, the rest near Hermitage
Quay.

1846 
Norfolk News 25 Jul 
1848 
Norfolk Mercury 15 Jan 

BUSINESS: Sam Haward’s Business as Stone, Brick & Tile Merchant taken by Sam Stearn in Bridge
Street

1849 
Norfolk News 26 May 

SALE: near BRIDGE STREET: George Fenn to sell Residence close to Beccles Bridge: Stables, Coach
House, Walled-in Garden etc, now occupied by Mr C Hursthouse & his undertenants.
MALT OFFICE COLLAPSES: One of the large Malt Offices of J Crisp, jun (built on site of Thornton’s
Brewery)  collapses.  Entire  Gable  ends,  floors  destroyed.  Many  Hundreds  of  Coombs  of  Malt
scattered. Poor Contruction?

1850 
Norfolk News 24 May 
PLANNING COMMITTEE

1904 
1889 
1904 
1908 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

6 Dec 
21 Jun 
6 Dec 
21 Jan 

Fen 
Fen Lane 
Fen Lane 
Fen Lane 

 

Gas Engine at Pumping Station. Elliott & Garrood tender 110 14s
Alteration to Mr Smith's Maltings in Fen Lane
Additions to Malt Store in Fen Lane for Messrs Clifford Smith
Letter from Mr Porter occupier of Watermere House

approved 
approved 

 

1894 
1885 
1885

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

6 Mar 
3 Feb 
7 Jul 

Gas Co 
Gas Works 
Gas Works 

approved 
protest 
approved 

New Retort House for Gas Co
Houses to be erected by JE Symonds near Gas works: Scale required
6 New Houses near the Gas Works by Mr JE Symonds

 
QUAY

1885 
1904 
1906 
1907 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

15 Dec 
3 May 
16 Oct 
8 Oct 

Quay 
Quay 
Quay 
Quay 

approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

New Timber Sheds etc for Mr Saul on the Quay
Granary to be removed from Quay to Woodroffe's in Northgate
Shed at Gas Works
Addition to House at Gas Works

FEN LANE & QUAY
FEN LANE: THE STREET

1872: 
 
 

Saturday night a man returning to Norwich with carriage drawn by a pair of horses did not TURN
 
narrowly avoided going into the River.

Beccles Paper 12 Mar 
LEFT at the bottom of Northgate, but went STRAIGHT AHEAD THROUGH THE NEW CUT,  
 
FEN LANE 2 & 4

1912 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Stabling, Cart Shed, and Cow House, well adapted for a carter, Cowkeeper or Dealer.
 
Vendor.
 

SALE by George Woolnough: Nos 2 & 4 Fen Lane, Freehold Property, with spacious Yard,  
No 4 is occupied by Mr George Howell at 10 10s pa. The rest of the Property occupied by the  
[withdrawn 225]
FEN LANE 6, 8, 10,12

1922 
 
 

Beccles Paper 15 Jun 

SALE: Trustees of Mr Thomas Alfred Poll: Nos 6, 8, 10, 12 FEN LANE: brick & Tile COTTAGES  
in occupation of Mr GG Hembling, Mrs Gower, Mrs Rumsby & Mr TE Riches
 

 
 

[Mr Wigg 135]
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QUAY: Fen Lane 14,Watermere House
This was a Beer House from at least 1851. It seems to have been called Harbour End in 1859, but later it appears to have
been known as The Waterman’s Arms..
1859

INQUEST at “Harbour End” Beer House on William Pye, aged 48, broom maker of Fritton. Samuel
Darby said that at 6 pm Pye came into the Hermitage - worse for liquor - but did not drink much. My
man Knights helped him into his cart & my boy led the horse to the Bridge - but he then turned to
come up the street. Rebecca Neech of Fen Lane saw him between 8pm & 9 pm driving very fast round
the Corner and heard the Horse & Cart plunge into the Corporation Basin. He was found dead under
the cart.

Bec Wkly Nws 8 Mar 

1858 
1861 
 
1864 

 
MARRIAGE:  Matilda Wigg married Philip Hayward September 1858
Register Sep
Bec Wkly News 2 Jul 

DEATHS On the 25th June, aged 23 years, of rapid consumption, and deeply regretted by his  
relatives and friends, George WIGG, only son of Mr George WIGG, of Beccles.

 
Bec Wkly News 12 Jan 
DEATHS: On the 2nd January, at Beccles, after a long affliction, Mr George WIGG, aged 75 years.
1908 
Planning 
21 Jan 
Fen Lane 
 
Letter from Mr Porter occupier of Watermere House

1911 
 
 

SALE: WATERMERE HOUSE, a Brick & slated Residence, with Cottage & Garden, abutting on  
the Quay, and a Boarded & Slasted Workshop & Garden adjoining in Fen Lane.
 

Beccles Paper 17 Jul 

 
 

[purchased CC Betts 400]

RATES
owner 

 
Wigg, George 
Wigg, George 

date 
1845 
1850 

occupant
Wigg, George 
Wigg, George 

 

 
 
 

value 
14 
15.05

age 
 
 

occupation 
 
House, Garden, Outbuildings

 
 

 
 
2r 24p

born
No 65
No 73

 

CENSUS 1851
Wigg, George 

1851 
 
 
 

Wigg, George  (born 1789) 
Wigg Jemima 
Wigg, Matilda 
Wigg, George Dan d 1861 @ 23   

 
 
 

M 62 
M  53 
U   21 

Beer House Keeper
Wife 
 
U   13 

 
 
 
 

Beccles
Carlton
Beccles
 

 
 
 
RATES

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
Barnby

Wigg, George 
Wigg, George 
Wigg, Jemima 
 
Wigg, Jemima 

1855 
1860 
1865 
1869 
1875 

Wigg, George 
Wigg, George d 1864 @ 75 
Wigg, Jemima d 1886 @ 88
Wigg, Jemima 
Wigg Jemima 

 

19.05
15.19
16 
 
16

 
 
 
 

Beer Ho Gdn, Outbldgs 
Public Ho, Garden, Outbuildings 
Ho, Gdn, Bldgs 
 

 

No 86
1r 24p  No 88
No 90

 
cow keeper

    1r 34p
 

 
 

 
1881 CENSUS

Dwelling:
Phillip HAYWARD 

Quay no 14 Fen Lane
M
50 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Cooper (Master Employing 2

Sons)
Matilda HAYWARD d 1909 @ 79 
Fred HAYWARD 
Herbert HAYWARD 
Ellen HAYWARD 
Alice M. HAYWARD 
Jemima WIGG 

M

50 
21 
18 
15 
12 
83 






Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Carlton Colville, Suffolk 

Wife
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Mthr In Law ((Brder))

U
U

Cooper Journeyman Master
Cooper Journeyman Master
Scholar
Scholar

W

RATES
Hayward, Philip 

1885 
1899 
1904 
1907 
1906/7
1912 
1914 
1922 
1928 
1936 

Hayward, Philip 
Holland, George 
Hayward, Fred P 
Hayward, Fred
empty 
Foulger, Jas 
Rouse, Jas 
Rouse-Foulger, Jas
Rouse-Foulger, Jas
Larke, Mrs

 
 
 

16
20 
 

Hayward, Matilda
 
 
Hayward, Mrs 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
cooper & ham smoker
 

survey
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

cooper
cooper
cooper
cooper

Beccles, Streets, Fen Lane & Quay . 
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1948 
1954 
1965 

Larke, Mrs
Larke, Arthur
Larke, Arthur 

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FEN LANE: These are the Maltings on the West side of Fen Lane,
now made into town houses

1842 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday 2 May 1842:
SALE: at the King’s Head by Mr Oswald:
William Milner Atkinson, of Carlton Colville, a Bankrupt.

Sale Notice

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Coal Sheds, Maltster’s Dwelling House, Counting Houses, Stables, & every requisite convenience.  
The whole in immediate contiguity with the Town Quay, and about 50ft distant from the Corporation  
Basin communicating with the River Waveney, navigable for seaborne vessels; erected in a most
substantial manner with brick & tile.
 
 

 
with patent Pumps & Furnaces, & cement drying floors; also spacious Granaries & Store Rooms,

LOT 1:-  Two capital Malting Offices. One having a steep of 80 coombs & the other of 40 coombs
Type Your Caption

 
 
 

 

 
 

All Freehold, sold subject to a first mortgage of 1,500 at 4.5% interest.
Land Tax 2-16s-6d & a small free rent.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
frontage, & a paled fence enclosing the whole west frontage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Warehouse, lean-to & brick & stone wall 9ft high, & a paled fence extending the whole north-east

LOT 2:- A piece of freehold Garden Ground, situate next the Fen Lane, opposite the Malting
Offices
, containing with half projected private road at the east end thereof, 1r 9p, with a large Coal

 

 
 
oven, well & brick & stone wall extending whole of north front.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
subject to taking water therefrom by tenants of Miss Meen.
 
 

Tithe rent charge 1s 6d Ditto as Market Garden 3s 6d; Land Tax 1s 7d.
LOT 3:- Garden 22 rods next the Corporation roadway leading past the Gasometer, with cinder  

LOT 4:- Garden adjoining Lot 3 of 27 rods & brick & stone wall & paled fence on north part.
LOT 5:- Garden adjoining Lot 4 containing 1r 6p with paled fence at north end.
Purchaser to keep in repair fence on east side next land of  William Leman, Esq. & is sold subject to
right of way over to Lots 6, 8 & 9.
LOT 6:- Garden adjoining 5, 1r 6p. Purchaser to keep fence in repair (as above)
LOT 7:- Garden adjoining 6, 1r 37p. Purchaser to erect fence on north side
LOT 8:- Garden adjoining 7, 2r 10p. Purchaser to erect fence on north side
LOT 9:- Garden adjoining 8, 1r 39p. Purchaser to erect fence on north side and west
LOT 10:- Garden  next Fen Lane & adjoining Lot 2, 1r 15p, paled fence next lane.
LOT 11:- Double Brick & Tiled Cottage next the Fen Lane with a well & a Garden 1r 18p. Well  

Private Road to be kept in repair by proprietors abutting them.
[Lots 292 on Tithe Map]

1841
Bridge St
Bridge St
Bridge St
Bridge St

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 

corn merchant 
corn merchant 
corn merchant 
corn merchant 

Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 
Atkinson, WM 

Malt Offices 
Barn 
Cinders Oven 
Coal House 

77
3
2
2

 

1861
Fen 
Fen 

 
 

 
 

Crisp, Jn jun 
Crisp, Jn jun 

Malt/Corn/Coal 
Malt/Corn/Coal 

Clarke, Rev 
Clarke, Rev 

Malting
Granaries

 
 

160
12.05

1881
Nor 
Nor 

 
 

 
 

Smith, Cliff 
Smith, Cliff 

Maltster
Maltster

 
 

Smith, Cliff 
Smith, Cliff 

Maltho 1,2  Gran
Maltho 5/6 Granary

  96
120

1904
No 5 Office: 
No 6 Office: 

 
 

Smith, Dawson, Crisp 
Smith, Dawson, Crisp 

 
 

Fen Lane:  
Fen Lane:  

Malthouse, coal shed & granaries
Malthouse, coal shed & granaries

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1859 
 
1862 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1889 
 
1893 
1910 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1918 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 10 May 

SALE: HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, upon the premises near the Corporation Wharf, lately
occupied by Mr JS Bulmer, who has removed from Beccles.

 
Beccles Paper 16 Dec 

SALE: by order of the Mortgagees
 
adjoining Corporation Quay in the occupation of Richard Thornton
 
occupied by William Bent & John Sprunt
 
occupied by Richard Thornton

 
 
 
 
 
 

LOT 1: Brick & slated dwelling, large Garden in front & entrance from a private road, outhouses -
LOT 2: Two Dwelling Houses adjoining & Garden with front & back entrances - 24 perches  
LOT 3: Garden adjoining Lot 1: Large Coal Shed & outbuildings fronting Corporation Quay,  

On Sunday afternoon about 3pm a boat was hired from John Mills, waterman, Northgate [Fen Lane]
 
 
Beccles, all of whom were worse for drink.
 
 
 
accident, quickly rowed to the spot & succeeded in rescuing the woman Gardiner. Clark, who could  
swim well, swam on shore, and with his assistance Newson, who was an indifferent swimmer, also
reeached the bank, but the man West and the woman Press, sank.
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 11 Jun 

 
Walter West, fisherman, Barsham, Harry Newson & William Clarke, employed at the Tannery,  

by a party of five: Mrs Nelly Gardiner, Miss Kitty Press (classed as “unfortunates” & three men,
 

 
hoisted a sail, and when  in one mile reach a sudden gust of wind upset the boat, throwing the wole  
party in the water. A young man Henry Shiplee, who was in the boat not far from the scene of the

Imprudently enough, the wind being very strong & blowing in sudden & dangerous gusts, they

 
 

 

 
pretty successful, had been about Beccles for a week without going to his own home, and had been  
spending his hardly earned money in dissipation.

It is stated that the man West, who had for some time on a fishing voyage, in which he had been
Beccles Paper 18 Jun 

SALE: In 2 LOTS: 4 freehold Cottages in the occupation of Mrs Mary Ann Ward, Charles Beales,
Charles Brady, Mrs Maria Barber

 
Mr Toll’s flour and saw mills.
Beccles Almanack, 1893

SALE: LOT 1: A Capital Brick & Tiled COTTAGE with Dairy, neathouse for five cows, root shed
 
Ward.
 
 
 
 
 
 
suction Gas Engine, 2 pairs of French Burr Mill Stones, Oat Crusher & spacious Granaries & Store
Rooms; Brick & Tiled Cart Sheds, Workshop, Counting House, Stabling, Small Garden & Yard, in
which an extensive business has been caried on for many years.
 

Property Advert 25 Apr
and Garde, abutting upon the Quay and New Road, now occupied by Messrs Hayward & Alec  
 

 
 
Ward.
 
 
60 yards of the Waveney, comprising Brick, Boarded & Slated CORN MILL, with Crossley’s 15hp

[Purchased by Betts, CC for 150
LOT 2:

A Brick & Slated COTTAGE with Garden, adjoining Lot 1, in the occupation of Mr Alec

[Purchased by Larkman for 60]
SALE: late Henry Toll: BUSINESS PREMISES, having a frontage of 50ft upon Fen Lane & within

 

 
 

 
[withdrawn? the name A Hawes in pencil 110 & 175}
GAS WORKS

1885 
the same year. This Act empowered the Company to purchase, for 3,500, the old Gas Works which were erected in 1837 by Mr
James Malam, and afterwards sold by him to Mr Samuel Brown, of Birmingham. The Company’s capital is 20,000, in 10 shares,
of which 7,100 is paid up. the Company supplies the town with gas; but the waterworks which they were authorised to
construct have been abandoned.

 
 
Beccles Water & Gas Company, formed in 1854, was incorporated by an Act of Parliament passed in
1844 
 
The Gas Works belong to Mr James Malam, and were erected in 1837. They have a gasometer of
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1862 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
10,000 cubic feet, and supply 108 street lamps, paid for by the Crporation.
Beccles Paper 26 Aug 

DEATH: On the 24th August, much respected, Mr Simon PRESS, manager of the Beccles Gas  
Works, in the 57th year of his age.

 
Beccles Almanack 

Gas Works: Gas is manufactured by a private company incorporated in 1854, with parliamentary  
 
Geldeston, Ringsfield and Worlingham.
 
 
undertaking for the year ended 31 May, 1892.  The price of gas to private consumers is 4s 4d per
1,000 feet. By agreemebt with the Urban Sanitary Authority, the ordinary public lamps are lighted
from sunset to about 11 p.m. at 1d 1/2d per night. and the all-night lamps from sunset to sunrise at
4d per lamp per night, this arrangement extending over ten months of the year, commencing 1st of
August. The lighting of the Swine’s Green district is effected by oil lamps, at a cost of about 20 per  
annum.

powers to supply gas, not only to the inhabitants of Beccles, but also to Barsham, Gillingham,  
 

 
which 9 per cent interest, and 8 per cent on the remaining 1,500 was paid out of the profits of the

The capital of the “Beccles Water and Gas Company” called up amounts to 8,600, on 7,100 of  
 

 
 
 
 

 

1901 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

The town is illuminated by Gas, supplied by the Beccles Water & Gas Company, whose works  
situated naer the Quay, approached by way of Northgate, were much enlarged in 1894.
 

 
 

The price of gas is at present 4s 8d per 1,000 cubic feet.

1906 
1907 

Planning 
Planning 

16 Oct 
8 Oct 

Quay 
Quay 

approved 
approved 

Shed at Gas Works
Addition to House at Gas Works

CORPORATION WHARF

1861 
 
 
1861 
 

Beccles Paper 23 Apr 

SALE: Good Mercantile Premises on Corporation Wharf in occupation of WH Leavold, the  
 
Tower Mill, Beccles.

proprietor, for many years carried on business in Corn, Coals, Slate, Tar, etc. Information Ingate  
 
Beccles Paper 3 Sep 

WH Leavold given up Coal, Salt & Slate Trade; to be carried on by Mr William Hochkins. Leavold
carries on trade at Ingate Tower Mill.

 

1874 
1874 
 

Beccles Paper 21 Apr 

COUNCIL: Declined to purchase building on the Wharf from Mr Jecks.
Granary in occupation of Mr Eastaugh owned by the Corporation under repair on the Wharf. Arthur
Pells to do work 86 - 17s

Beccles Paper 18 Nov 
 
 

1884 
1888 
1890 
 

Beccles Paper 6 Jun 

Superior Oak Wreck arising from the breaking up of the Brigantine “John Hellen”. wood, iron, etc.
Corporation Wharf: Wreck of Althea

Beccles Paper 23 Mar 
Beccles Paper 10 Jun 

Wreck of Fishing Smack “Royal George” at Corporation Wharf. 2700 ft of oak planking & 1000 ft
of Deck Planking; Wooden Pump?; 9 Oak Beams, 250 Oak Posts.

 
LAND
including Devereux’s Mill
& (probably) the site of the Gas Works

1742 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE between Elizabeth Yallop of Southwark, widow, relict of Thomas Yallop, citizen &  
fishmonger of London of ONE PART; & Edmund Skipper of Beccles, butcher, the OTHER PART
 
 
 
 
 
Schouldham & Yards & Lands of Robert Bond SOUTH;
 
 

Deeds 99; 27 Dec 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

for 5s in one year.
[also land in Blyburgate]
ALL THAT Land of 4 Acres in use of Edmund Skipper
BETWEEN: Beccles Fen or Common on the NORTH;
A piece of Land of John Schuldham, gent, now of William Blake in part; & other ground of John

One head on a Lane leading from Bridge Street to Beccles Fen WEST;
The other Head on part of the Common EAST

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1813 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1816 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1820 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Yallop 1720
 

Sometime Ann Ward, Roger Ward, her cousin, & Ann his wife.
To William Brook & Frances his wife, to John Carter of Sibton, clerk in June 1720. To Elizabeth  

Deed 98;  24 Sep 

INDENTURE between Edmund Skipper, gent, of Oulton & Ann his wife FIRST PART;
 
 
 
on:-
 
 
 
yards of divers people on the WEST;
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frances Schuldham, spinster, SECOND PART; Joshua Clough, Westhall, yeoman, THIRD PART;
Robert Oswald, tanner FOURTH PART; Abraham Clarke, gent, FIFTH PART;
ALL THAT Barn with Stables, Sheds & Yards & Enclosures of Arable Land of 10 acres abutting

road of Beccles Fen NORTH & EAST;
Upon the road from Ravensmere on the SOUTH or SOUTH EAST;
On Ravensmere in part & another Way leading from Northgate to the Fen in part, & the houses &

in the occupation of John Francis Barlow.
Whereas default was made in the payment of 1000.

Deed 98; 25 Apr 

MORTGAGE: Robert Oswald FIRST PART; Abraham Clarke SECOND PART; Gurney &
[Dawson] Turner of Yarmouth, THIRD PART;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northgate to the Fen together with Yards & Gardens containing 11 rods, abutting on;
 
 
 
 
 
 

[Recites lease & Release with William King, husbandman in 1813] also
ALL THAT arable land of 5 acres 1 rood 28 perches:-
abutting Common Road to Beccles Fen on NORTH & East;
a piece of land late Edward Arnold & then in his occupation & now of Edward Arnold SOUTH;
Upon Ravensmere in part, the Houses & Yards of divers people in part & a certain Way or lane from
Northgate to the Fen, WEST;
In occupation of Robert Oswald.
ALSO all that messuage in 4 tenements, lately erected on east side of lane leading from the end of

the lane to the WEST;
premises now or late belonging to Edmund Skipper & William West, EAST & NORTH;
Messuage late in the occupation of Edmund Smith & now of his widow, SOUTH;
Were in the occupation of Edward Kent, Thomas Stubbs, James Hambling, & John Fosdick,
lately in the occupation of John Cowles, James Graves, William Hooke & Jeremiah Aldrich
& Now in the occupation of Jeremiah Aldrich, James Fosdick, Daniel Dunnett & James Mills.

Robert Oswald a bankrupt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arnold by Mr James Hardy on which a Messuage & buildings have been erected, in other part, upon  
Ravensmere in part & in houses of others SOUTH;
 
 

Deed 98; 9 Nov 

 
PART;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward  Cranston Bacon, Esq., in other part, & another piece of land lately purchased of Edward

Henry Jermyn of Sibton, Esq., James Taylor of Bungay, gent, Edward Colby Sharpin, gent, FIRST

Edward Arnold, tanner & William Grimmer of Toft Monks, gent, SECOND PART;
Gurney & Turner, THIRD PART;
Rev. Robert Leman of Brampton, clerk, FOURTH PART;
W.H. Crowfoot, surgeon, FIFTH PART for 1023.
ALL THAT arable land 5 acres 1 rood 28 perches abutting:
on the road of Beccles Fen NORTH & EAST;
on a piece of land lately purchased of Edward Arnold by Joseph Devereux on which a Post Mill has
lately been erected, in part, Upon another piece of land lately purchased of Edward Arnold by  

 
 

 
the Fen, WEST.

On Ravensmere in part & houses of divers people in part & road leading from end of Northgate to