Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
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HUNGATE

Hungate was a short street until the 19th century. On the west side, the town ended at what is now the Conservative Club. The
earliest  of  the  houses  built  further  out  of  the  town  on  the  London  Road  seems  to  have  been  “The  Larches”,  built  by the
Independent Minister Heptinstall at the end of the 18th century. This was probably followed by Ingate House soon after 1814 and
Gothic House in the 1820s.
 
increasing in size until the advent of the car in this century. The Foundry & Brass works were built in the 19th century. A printing
works was developed there towards the end of the century. Some of the east side of the road was owned by the  properties in
Blyburgate which backed on to Hungate. The owners of the Conservative Club premises also owned some land on the east side of
the road.
 
According  to  the  Sale of  the estate of a subsequent owner, John Day in 1856 earlier conveyances are mentioned: To Bence
Sparrow, later called Bence Bence, conveyances of purchase were dated 1783, 1784, 1807 & 1816. A portion was taken in exchange
with  Robert Rede in a deed of 1807.
 
one time to Blythburgh. Before the advent of the railway the roadway passed up what is now the bottom of Frederick’s Road, then
called Wash Lane, straight on to Swine’s Green, up Darby Road, eventually joining the present main road at Cromwell Road. When
the Turnpike Road was built in 1802 the London Road undoubtedly became the principal road to the south. Before this time, in the
18th century, it  was however already known as the London Road.

The east side was developed for industrial purposes in the 19th century.The Carriage Works was  put up in the 1820s,
The building that is now the Conservative Club was probably built by the Rector, Bence Bence in the late 18th century..
Hungate may not have been the main road to the south in earlier periods. Blyburgate, as the name implies, was the road at
Hungate, Unidentified

1862 
1872 
 
 
1890 

Beccles Paper 18 Nov 

Thomas Neal, Watch & Clock Maker & Jeweller, Hungate
Miss Harriet Cattermole moved to Hungate [from Ballygate?]; compelled to quit the one she has
occupied several years. The agency of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge has been
placed in other hands.
SALE: Mr EO Chenery leaving the Town: Household Furniture, Bay Cob, 3 Carts, harness etc

Beccles Paper 10 Nov 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 28 Oct 

PLANNING COMMITTEE
1888 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

5 Jun 
18 Jul 
20 Mar 
17 Apr 
8 May 
2 Oct 
2 Oct 
2 May 
20 Feb 

Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 
Hungate 

approved 
approved 
protest 
protest 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

Additions & alterations to property in Hungate belonging to AW Jordan
Name board on his house over pavement 10ft above ground
Obstructions by Mr Page in Hngate objected to
New Foundry for Messrs SF Field referred back for details
Alterations to Walton's premises in Hungate occupied by Wicks
Addition of swinging sign to Cross Keys for Dowsing
New Buldings for Messrs SF Field near Hungate
Mrs Garrall to erect Hairdresser's sign on her shop in Hungate
Temporary building in Hungate for Mr Dowsing

1905 
1906 
1906 
1906 
1906 
1906 
1911 
1912 

 
HUNGATE, Wine Vault Cottage
 
 
 
 
1974 
Strowger, R
HUNGATE, Shop next to Wine Vaults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1974 
Pryce, RJ & Co 
hardware merchants
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
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HUNGATE: THE MEETING HOUSE

Listed Building:
 
level. Doric pilasters and pediment with louvered opening. Centre ground floor window, and entrance each side.

Early 19th century with alterations & additions. Yellow brick front to red brick main portion. 3 window casements at gallery
1687 
Rix Eccl II p255 

Indenture between Robert Smith (of Wrentham) gent, & Sarah his wife & Abigail Nevill of Beccles, 30 May
widow of  Samuel Nevill (grocer), decsd, of the one part & Edmund Artis (timber merchant) & Francis  
Haylouck, (gent) of the other.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1687 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1696 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1723 
 
 
1739 
 
 
 
 
 
1809 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1803 
 
 
 
 
 

Samuel Nevill in his lifetime & Abigail conveyed to Sarah Smith, by name of Sarah Lincoln, widow, two
messuages anciently called Greenscornell & Sherrings with the yards etc. by the common way called
Hungate on the west;
& a messuage formerly Barmby’s [Blyburgate 4 - 10] in part & messe, sometime Utting’s, on the east
[ Blyburgate 12 & 14];  
one head abutting upon Blythburgh street north;
and the other head upon a messe late Mason then of  Joseph Cutlove’s south  [Hungate 1 - 7];  
for 1000 years from 18 May 1682 for securing £165 10s for Sarah, her exors etc.
And for reciting a further charge, 26 December 1682 to Sarah Lincoln upon said premises for £86 15s
for another term of 1000 years.
West side 72ft, east side 67 1/2ft; in breadth at the north end 42ft
Indentures of lease & release between Francis Haylouche of the first part & John Killinghall, (clerk),
Robert Sherwood, (hosier); William Crowfoot, (grocer), John Primrose, (linen weaver) Nathaniel  
Newton, (baker) John Utting, (baker) & Thomas Feaver (turner) of the second part & Elizabeth Artis,
widow & executrix of the will of Edmund Artis, decsd, of the third part.
ALL THAT piece of land with a house thereupon , newly built, being parcel of the garden & orchard
late of Abigail Nevill & to her messes or one of them anciently called Greensconnell & Sherrings.
Schedule: the said house to be kept in good & decent repair & continue to be emloyed for a house to
meet in for public worship.
Item: when the present feoffees ot trustees as only three of them shall remain alive, shall make a new
feoffment.
Lease & Release: John Killinghall (Queen Street, in the Park in Southwark & of Eltham in Kent) gent,
John Primrose, Nathaniel Newton & John Utting of one part & Philip le Fabeur, (dish turner), John
Crisp, (yeoman) John Courbould, (baker) & James Wyatt, (tailor).

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

 
 

 
 

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

John Killinghall (of St Saviour’s, Southwark), gent, John Utting, John Crisp, John Courbould, & James
 
 
 
 
Utting, (of Great Yarmouth, watchmaker).

 
 
 
 
 

Wyatt  of  the  one part, and Thomas Tingay, gent, Benjamin Dawson, (linen weaver), Robert Taylor,
(cordwainer,  Edward  Utting,  (baker)  Benjamin  Primrose,  (linen weaver), David Barber, (grocer), John
Bird, (glover) William Courbould, son of John Courbould, John Strowgler, (cordwainer), Thomas
Lincoln, (blacksmith) John Morse, (grocer) & Thomas Wake, (of Southwold, merchant) & Thomas

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

Lease & Release between Benjamin Primrose (of Southwold, gent, eldest son & heir at law of Benjamin
 
 
 
 
other part
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Primrose, decsd), the Rev Isaac Sloper, Thomas Ebbs (of Mutford,) gent & Thomas Ebbs, his son, &
William Crisp, (soap boiler), John Crisp,(merchant, William Crisp, junior (miller) Daniel Delf, (draper) &
Daniel Delf, his son, Robert Chapmanm (grocer) & Robert chapman, junior, his son, Jeremiah Taylor,
(butcher) & Jeremiah Taylor, jun, his son, Robert Ward, (grocer), & Thomas Fuller, (grocer) of the

Abigail Nevill’s land, since of Nathaniel Newton & then of Thomas Woodroffe [Blyburgate 2]  towards
the north;
Matthew Mason’s afterwards Joseph Cutlove, since of John Morse & then of Damant  
Knights towards the south. [Hungate 1 - 7]
Title of land purchased by Trustees of Mr Robert Ward (forming part of the site of the Chapel built in
1812)
Indenture between John Doggett, (of Mendham, farmer) & Esther his wife, John Foulger (of Burnham,
farmer) & Mary, his wife & Sarah Simpson (of Great Bealings, widow) - the three daughters &  
co-heiresses of Francis Harmer, grocer, decsd in the first part & Thomas Woodroffe, (carpenter) of the
second part. & Daniel Delf, (mercer) of the third part.

 
Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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1810 
 
 
 
1810 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Woodroffe had contracted to purchase the hereditaments at price of £315.
ALL THAT formerly two messes anciently called Greensconnell & Sherrings & the gardens orchards &
tents, sometime since in the occupation of William Leman, Esq & then to Thomas Woodroffe; [north,
Blyburgate 2]
 Hungate to the west;
 & the messe formerly of Thomas Barmby, [Blyburgate 4-10] decsd & since of Joseph Martin, (in part)
& messe sometime of Easly Utting [Blyburgate 12 & 14] in part of the east:
& the other lands formerly of Matthew Mason, decsd, [Hungate 1 - 7] afterwards of Jos Cutlove to the
south.

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

Lease & Release between Thomas Woodroffe of the first part, Daniel Delf of the second part &  
 
 
price of £600.

 
 
 

[Robert Ward 3rd part?] Jeremiah Smith, gent of the fourth part.
Thomas Woodroffe had contracted with Robert Ward for  sale to him of premises [Blyburgate 2] at

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

Indenture of lease & release between Robert Ward of the first part, Jeremiah Smith, of the second part
 
 
son, Robert Chapmanm (grocer) & Robert Chapman, junior, his son, Jeremiah Taylor, (butcher) &
Jeremiah Taylor, jun, his son, Robert Ward, (grocer), & Thomas Fuller, (grocer)  Trustees or Feoffees  
of the Dissenters’ Meeting House of the third part.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rev Isaac Sloper, Thomas Ebbs (of Mutford,) gent & Thomas Ebbs, jun, his son, & William Crisp, (soap
boiler), John Crisp,(merchant), William Crisp, junior (miller) Daniel Delf, (draper) & Daniel Delf, his

 

Robert Ward had contracted for the sale at the price of £100.
ALL THAT ground on Hungate Street, in a little part & the Meeting House towards the west;
upon the messe sometime since of Easly Utting & then of Thomas Aldis [Blyburgate 12 & 14] towards
the east;
one head abutting upon the Meeting House in part, on the messe & land late of Joseph Cutlove & since
of John Morse & then of Damant Knight [Hungate 1 - 7] (in part) & upon the garden of Thomas Aldis
[Blyburgate 12 & 14] (in part) south;
& the other head abutting on the residue of the yard & ground of Robert Ward [Blyburgate 2] in part &
upon an outbuilding & land belonging to George Roberts [Blyburgate 4 - 10] in part towards the north;
 intended to be separated by a brick wall, to be 10ft high & 9ins thick.
The original Chapel was pulled down. A new Chapel building was put up, partly on new ground.
The Protestant Dissenters, through Rev Isaac Sloper, requested the use of the Assembly Room as a
place of worship for morning and afternoon worship on a Sunday only until their new Chapel be
completed. Agreed.”
[Gowing’s Diary: December 1812: Old Meeting House began to be taken down this month.]
[Gowing’s Diary: 7 February 1813: The first preaching at the New Meeting House. Mr Sloper] 
Non Conformist Chapel Extension 1836. Possibly designed by James Fenton (1805-1875)
Ref: HM Colvin: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 (1978: John Murray p. 305)
“Architect & Surveyor & Engineer, Chelmsford & London.
In 1830 married the daughter of John Copland, a wealthy Non Conformist solicitor. Fenton specialised
in designing Non Conformist Chapels.”

 

 
 

 
 
 
1812  
1812 
 
 
1812 
1813 
1836 
 
 
 
 
1840 
 
 
the  
 
 
 
 
1873 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corp Beccles Fen  25 Feb

 
 

 
 

Gowing’s Diary 
Gowing’s Diary 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Rix Eccl II p255 ff 

Agreement reciting that Robert Ward, jun, had pulled down & rebuilt the wall 9ft high & 9ins thick &
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taylor, jun, Robert Ward, sen & with the approval by John Flower, Sam Tovell, J Mayhew, deacons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

erected thereon a building with span roof of  three feet, perpedicular height from the top. The Trustees
agreed that the wall continue to be the property of the Trustees & Mr Ward, jun, agreed not to suffer
wall to be weakened & to put up & keep properly cleaned water troughs from the south side of the roof
away from the wall & not to put any window in the wall. The Trustees agreed that Robert Ward, jun,
may continue the building, but not more than four feet perpendiclar height from the top of the wall.
Robert Ward, jun, Thomas Barlow, elder, John Crisp, William Crisp, Jeremiah Taylor. sen, Jeremiah

Beccles Paper 14 Oct 

Retirement Meeting of Rev John Flower. £325 collected for presentation.
Presided over by SW Rix, with R Ward & JL Kent (deacons), Rev J Blake, SK Bland & H Stacey  
(Beccles) Rev J Brown (Wrentham) etc.
RIX: “They met that night under very afflicting circumstances. It was not merely that they were parting
with their old Pastor; but one could not help feeling the singular fact that another Minister in the town,
only yesterday had left his church - had left it in good old age ... Never, truly had a Minister or man left
this town more universally respected than their friend Mr Wright.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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1874 
 
 
1874 
 
1874 
 
1878-80
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Ward gave a History of Congregationalism in Beccles, ending with Mr Flower - then gave him
the present.
Mr Kent gave Mrs Flower a plated tea & coffee service.
Mr Flower: He came to Beccles on a Summer evening forty yeras ago, and during the earlier part of his
visit he wept as he walked about to think that his future years would be passed where no hills arose to
vary the landscape, and  to send gladness into the soul, but he had since learned to drink in joy from
communion in nature in her gentle aspects, & to believ there is a beauty everywhere.
Soon he was ill for eleven months commencing with pleurisy. He recovered , against all expectation &
resumed his duties. After twelve years he broke down utterly and suffered from nervous debility. Rev
Hickman was appointed to assist him and for the last seven years Rev Henry Stacey has been the
afternoon preacher.
There had been changes to the chapel over these years. Enlargig the church & adding galleries had cost
£1,000; The schools cost more than £400.
He had seen several Ministers who by remaining too long in the pastoral office had outlived their own
usefulness, & in some degree at last lost the love & esteem of their people. He had gradually found
 
That for so long a period they had laboured so harmoniously & successfully together would do much to
commend Congregationalism, for that could not be a bad system under which the pastoral labours of
three ministers had covered a whole century.

himself getting weaker..
Beccles Paper 16 Jun 

INDEPENDENT CHAPEL: Mr John Robinson, late of Springhall College, has accepted the cordial
invitation of this church to become their Pastor. It is expected that he will commence is duties on 28th  
June.

 
 

Beccles Paper 23 Jun 

Rev Henry Stacey who has assisted in the Independent Chapel for eight years is leaving the town. He
was presented with £30 from members of the Church. [another 17gns presented 30 June]
Rev Henry Stacey & his wife killed in a train crash at Thorpe. They had been staying a few days at
Yarmouth.
Alterations & additions & attached School Buildings 1878-1880
Ref: Norfolk Record Office, 10 drawings: BR 35/2/194. Contract Invitation: Architect 20/12/1879. 
Foundation Stone 14/4/1879.  School Building: Architect: 17/8/1878 opposite page 92
Square headed windows at front & side replaced with arched ones. Ref: Lowestoft Journal 11/9/1880
Architect: Edward Boardman & Son (father 1833-1910)
Norwich architect articled to JL Clemence founded firm in 1860. Assisted in rebuilding Norfolk &
 

 
 
Beccles Paper 15 Sep 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Norwich Hospital 1879-83. Converted Norwich Castle from a prison into a museum.

1600.1
1682 
1687 
1696 
1728 
1729  
1761 
5d
1772 
1780.1
1809 
1812 
“1829”
1865 
1878c ?
1933+
1974 -

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sam Nevill, for 2 tents in Hungate, late Crowe & Thomas Murton
Sarah Smith by name of  Sarah Lincoln
Edmund Artis & Francis Haylock
John Killinghall
Philip le Febuer
Peter Frabure, late his Father, the Meeting House (Newton’s)
Meeting House late Febure 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 5d
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent
Rosehall Manor Rental 

Benjamin Dawson,  for the Meeting House
Benjamin Primrose
Rev Isaac Sloper
John Crisp
John Crisp & other Trustees of the Chapel
Henry Read 
About 1878 they presumably bought the land to build the new schoolroom
Congregational Trustees
Chapel became the United Reformed Church

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 5d

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Congregational Trustees
schoolroom 
 
 
£6
Rates 
 
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HUNGATE 1-7

This property is to the south of the Independent Chapel, where the Chapel Hall now stands.
Nos 1-5 was a shop for riding equipment. 2004: Now a Bookie’s shop
1600.1
1613c 
 
1620  
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roger Crome
Matthew Mason, for a tent in Blyburgate late Roger Crome (post 6d part to
Joseph Cutlove (folio 58)
WILL:
Beccles, with yards, orchards, gardens & appertunances bought of Thomas Bacon, lying between
lands of  Roger Crome & Matthew Mason on the north; & lands bought of Robert Bunfellow on the
south, abutting on Blythburgh on the east & on a street or highway on the west. On their deaths to
 

Task M5 
 

 
John Manthorpe: to son in law, John Soane & his wife, Alice, testator's daughter, tent in

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
 
Will

 
 
 
 

go to their children, John, William & Margaret Soane. [see Blyburgate also]
DIVISION OF PROPERTY [this is part of the property in Hungate]

1646c 
 
 
1704 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1713 
1779 
1810 
1810 
 
 
 

Task C45 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
other grounds late of Abigail Nevill, now of Nathaniel Newton, in part; & the Lands or grounds of
Samuel Mason, in part; & the lands late of Edward Tyrell, and now of Edward Wiggon in the NORTH;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
since

Thomas Aldis [Blyburgate 12 & 14] (in part) SOUTH;
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph Cutlove, late Matthew part of Capital Messuage late Matthew Mason,
which paid 16d - about a third part. Cutlove is to pay  vid Matthew Mason
(post John Morse) (folio 183) 
INDENTURE between Joseph Cutlove of Ipswich, clerk, Isaac Brand of London, draper, Robert  
Snelling of Ipswich, gent, John Russell of London, merchant, John Mann of Norwich, mercer, & Joseph
Brooke of Norwich, worsted weaver of ONE PART & John Schuldham, gent, the other.
ALL THAT  piece of Land where a Messuage lately stood & lately wasted with fire; with outhouses,
late in the occupation of Mary James, widow & Robert Whale.
BETWEEN the Lands late of Abigail Nevill, widow, now called the Meeting House Yard, in part; &

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 6d
Deeds 38

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

And the Lands late of John Manby, now of Isaac Debnam in right of Margaret, his wife, late widow &
relict of John Manby on the SOUTH;
Abutting on Hungate to the WEST;
And the grounds of Samuel Mason in part; & houses & lands of William Cawston, in part; & lands late
of John Manby, now of Isaac Debnam to the EAST.
Received 1689 from Joseph Cutlove, draper. [Joseph Cutlove died in November 1689]
John Morse, tent in Hungate late Joseph Cutlove 
Francis Knights, tent in Hungate formely Cutlove & lately Moss 
Damant Knights
ORIENTATION of Congregational Church:
ALL THAT ground on Hungate Street, in a little part & the Meeting House towards the WEST;
upon the messe sometime since of Easly Utting & then of Thomas Aldis [Blyburgate 12 & 14] towards
the EAST;

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d

Task M43
Task K8 
Deed 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

one head abutting upon the Meeting House in part, on the messe & land late of Joseph Cutlove &
of John Morse & then of Damant Knight [Hungate 1 - 7]
 (in part) & upon the garden of  

 
 

 

 
 
1816 
 
1841 
1858 
 
1858 
1865 
1865 
1872 
1875 
 
1875 
 

& the other head abutting on the residue of the yard & ground of Robert Ward [Blyburgate 2] in part &
upon an outbuilding & land belonging to George Roberts [Blyburgate 4-10] in part towards the NORTH
ORIENTATION: Deeds for buildings in the yard of 18 & 20 Blyburgate:
Damant Knights in occupation of James Warne
TITHE List: James Dodds etc, occupied by Alfred Boon
ADVERTISEMENT: Thomas Brown, (late assistant to Mrs Shreeve) Baker & Confectioner, Hungate:
Wedding Cakes made on shortest notice. Family baking carefully attended to.
ADVERTISEMENT:  James Beales, Messenger, Bill Poster & Distributor, Hungate Street
James Beales, Bill Poster, Auctioneer’s Assistant has moved to Hungate.
Fire in row of houses next to the Independent Church. This row of houses is very old.
COUNCIL order Mr James Beales to remove encroachments created by his new shop in Hungate
COUNCIL: A connection to the sewer to be made from cottages in Hungate occupied by Markwell &
Beales & tenants be required to discontinue keeping pigs.
SALE: by William Sayer of Four Freehold Dwelling Houses with 40 rods of excellent Garden Ground at
the back in Hungate, now in the occupation of Joh Fairweather, William Beales, John Woolner & Robert

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Sep 
Beccles paper 14 Nov 
Beccles Paper 3 Sep 
Beccles paper 26 Jan 
 
 
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
 
 
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1875 
 
1875 
 

 
 

Steward.
COUNCIL: Mr William Sayer: work must be done on his property in Hungate or proceedings will be
taken against him (Committee Meeting 2 March)
COUNCIL: Reported that Mr Sayer & Miss Dodds asked Mr Fenn to sell property (Committee Meeting
6 Apr)

Beccles Paper 27 Apr 
 
 
Beccles Paper 27 Apr 
 
 

1879 
 
 

Beccles Paper 25 Mar 

TO BUILDERS: Sole or separate tenders are invited for the erection of four dwelling houses in Hungate
for Mr William Harper. Plans, etc to be seen at proprietor’s or Mr N Pells & Son, Surveyor

 
 
 
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David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
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1879)
HUNGATE -3 & -1 (destroyed to make way for Congregational Chapel Hall

1877 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Hungate Street, Beccles, James Beales; Bill Poster, Auctioneers Assistant &
Town Crier.  Umbrellas & Parasols Manufactured & neatly repaired. All frames recovered.

 
 

Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1
Hun -1

Palmer
Crome
Mason, Matt 
Cutlove, Jos 
Mason, Sam 
Morse, Jn
Knights, Francis 
Knights, Dammant ?1810 
Dodds, Jas 

 
 

1600.1
1600.2
1600.3
1600.4
1600.5
1713 
1779 

 
 
1.04 
0.06 

0.06 
0.06 
 
1851 

 
 





 
£4.10 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beales, Jas 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
Hun C
 

 
 
 
Hun C
1841 
 
 
TITHE List: James Dodds etc, occupied by Alfred Boon
HUNGATE -3
1851 CENSUS 
James Beales 
aged 47
born Wisbeech 
messenger 
 
wife, 3 sons, 8 lodgers

1858 
1865 
1865 

 
 

ADVERTISEMENT:  James Beales, Messenger, Bill Poster & Distributor, Hungate Street
James Beales, Bill Poster, Auctioneer’s Assistant has moved to Hungate.
Fire in row of houses next to the Independent Church. This row of houses is very old.

Beccles Paper 26 Sep 
Beccles paper 14 Nov 

1861 CENSUS 
Hun -3

Frederick Fish 
Dodds, Jas 

aged 40
1871 

 born Beccles 
£7 

tailor 
Beales, Jas 

wife, 1 son, 2 lodgers
 
 
 
 
Hun C
HUNGATE -1

Hun -1
Hun -1
1851 CENSUS 
Hun -1

see 1.1 Hungate 
Dodds, Jas 

1841 
 

 
1851 
aged 72
1861 

 
£4.10 
born Norwich 
£6 

 

 
Page, Robt 
glove maker 
Fish, Fred

 

 
 
wife, son
 

Hun C
 

 
Hun C

Robert Page 
Dodds, Jas 

 
Tailor 
 
Hun C

1858 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT: Thomas Brown, (late assistant to Mrs Shreeve) Baker & Confectioner, Hungate:
Wedding Cakes made on shortest notice. Family baking carefully attended to.

 
 

Hun -1
1861 CENSUS 
Hun -1

Dodds, Jas 
 

1861 
age 38
1871 

£6 
born Beccles 
£7 

Browne, Thos 
confectioner & baker 
Markwell, Jas 

Baker/Confec 

Hun C
wife, 1 son, 1 dau, mother
Hun C

Thomas Brown 
Dodds, Jas 

 
 

 
 
1871 
Beccles Paper 1 Aug 
Fire at Mr Markwell’s near Congregational Chapel.Put out without harm.
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
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HUNGATE 1
Built in 1880
1833

SALE: STOCK IN TRADE: James Crowfoot & William Browning, Coach-Builders, Beccles. Catalogues
from Jarman’s Printing Office

Ipswich Journal 14 Dec 

1869 
 
 
1872 
 
1894 
 
 
1903 
 
 
1933

Beccles Paper 3 Aug 

SALE: Hungate: from William Sayer in one Lot. Freehold
4 Cottage Tenements & about 30 perches of land. Frontage of 74ft on Hungate. “A pleasant &  
improving part of the Town.”
TO BE SOLD: 4 Cottages in Hungate with good size gardens, apply to W Sayer, Thurlton. NB This site
is well adapted for building purposes.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 25 dec 

Partnership between Henry Read, John Read & George Alfred Stanford in business as Auctioneers &
 
Read & GA Stanford together with Henry G Read & Kilton Gayford as Read, Stanford & Gayford,

 
 

Valuers at Beccles & Carlton Colville under firm “H & J Read” dissolved. Now carried on by Henry
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Read, Stanford & Gayford, Auctioneers, Valuers, & Land Agents; Hungate
Street, Beccles; Fortnightly Sale of Horses & fat & Store Stock of every description, at Beccles Stock

 
 

 
 

Mart
ADVERTISEMENT: Read, Owles & Ashford, Established 1867; Telephone and Telegrams Beccles 45 and
Bungay 42.

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Hun -1
Hun 1 
occupants

Hun 1 
 
 
 
Hun 1 
Hun  
Hun 
Hun 
 
 
 
 
 

Sayers, Jn
Crisp & Son 

 

1841 
1906  

£13.10
Bryant, EJ 

Crowfoot, G late 
 

Coachmaker 
Dwelling & Shop

Hun C
Printing Office 

2 bed, 2 sitting rooms & shop
4

 
 
 
 
Dowsing, Wm 



 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922
1927 

Bryant, Edward 
Bryant, Edward 

steam printer 
printer

 

Greengrass, Percy
£45 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1965 
1974 
1974 

confectioner
 
Dowsing, Wm 
Goldsack, Mrs Rose
Sago, JB
Battell & Son Ltd
Medland, Rodney
Hughes (Lowestoft) Radio [nos 1-5]
Link, Roy
Hughes & Norfolk Radio, television sales [Nos 1-5]

1933+ 
Dowsing, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lines, A

 
warehouse 
confectioner 
shpkeeper
china dealers 

Ho & Shop 

 
 

 
 
£10 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
[owned 16 Frederick’s Road 1943-60]

Hun 3 
1881 CENSUS
5477 
5478 
5479 
5480 
5481 
5482 
5483 
5484 
5485 
5486 

Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
 
 
 
1933+ 
 
 
 
 
 

Harper, Wm 
1881 
 
Field, Sam 
 
Foundry foremn 
Hun C

Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 
Hun 3 

Harper, Wm 
Crisp, J Edw 
Crisp & Son 
 
 
 
Read, Owles & Ashford  £30
 
 
 
 
 

Samuel F. FIELD
Esther W. FIELD 
George F.H. FIELD
Ellen V. FIELD 
Francis F. FIELD
Amy E. FIELD 
Henrietta M. FIELD
Winifred R. FIELD
Harry FIELD 
Harriet PLAYFORD



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£16 
Read, Stanford & Gayer 
Read, Stanford & Owles 
Read, Stanford & Owles 
Read & Owles 
Read Owles & Ashford 
Read, Owles & Ashford 
Cross, JNT 
Harris, Philip
Robinson, Miss
Hughes (Lowestoft) Radio 

36 
31 






1 m 
17 












Read/Gayer/Stanfd
Read/Gayer/Stanfd

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Stockton, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
(British Subject), India 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur
Son

Iron & Brass Moulder (Foreman)

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Serv 
Auctioneer 
Auctioneer 
Offices
auctioneers
auctioneers, estate agents & valuers
auctioneers
offices
auctioneers
 

General Serv (Domestic)
Hun C
Hun C

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

1936 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

 
chartered accountants
[Nos 1-5]
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
10
 
 
 
1974 
Hughes & Norfolk Radio, television sales [Nos 1-5]
HUNGATE 3

Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 5 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
1881 CENSUS
5467 
5468 
5469 
5470 
5471 
5472 
5473 
5474 
5475 

Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
 
 
 
Hun 5 
 
 
 
 
 

see 1.1 Hungate 
Sayers, Jn
Sayers, Jn

1835.1
1841 
1851 

 
£4 
 
aged 71
1861 
age 32
1871 
£16 

 


born Redisham 
£6 
born Beccles 
£7.10 

 
Dodds, Jas 
Piper, Jas

 
 

 
 
 

Hun C
 
Hun C

 
 

 
 
tailor 
Fairweather, Jn 

Hun C

 
widower

Isaac Piper 
Sayer, Wm 

 
Labourer Agr 

Hun C
wife
Hun C

John Fairweather
Sayer, Wm 
Harper, Wm 

agricultural labourer 

Wells, Thos 

 

 
1881 

Fairweather, Jn 

Labourer Agr 
Tailor master 

Hun C

Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 
Hun 5 

Harper, Wm 
Crisp, J Edw 
Crisp & Son 
 
 
 
 
Crisp, JR exors 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas WELLS 
Anna WELLS 
Anna E. WELLS 
Rachel WELLS 
John S. WELLS 
William T. WELLS
Albert E. WELLS 
George E. WELLS
Harry F. WELLS 





 
 
 
 
 

 
£16 
Coddle
Coggle, George 
Singer Sewing Machine Co 
Singer Sewing Machine Co
Singer Sewing Machine Co 
Singer Sewing Mahine Co 
Singer Sewing Machine Co
Barlow, John

46 
45 
19 
16 
14 
12 
11 




dwelling & shop 










Childs, Chas 
Ward, Jas

St Marylebone, Middlesex,  
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
St Pancras, Middlesex 
St Pancras, Middlesex 
St Pancras, Middlesex,  
St Pancras, Middlesex,  
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
 
 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 

Hun C
Hun C

Tailor (Employing 1 Apprentice)

Tailors Machinist
Daur 
Son 
Gasfitters Apprentice
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Dressmakers Apprentice
Tailors Apprentice

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954
1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

 

4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
Sewing Machine Agent

7 occupants

 
 
 
 

(Frederick Sherwood)

(Ernest Moore)
£36

 
 
 
 
 

Hughes (Lowestoft) Radio 
Hughes & Norfolk Radio, television sales [Nos 1-5]

[Nos 1-5]
7 HUNGATE

HUNGATE PRINTING WORKS
DIRECTORIES
1888  
1892  
 
 

AW Jordan & Co Ltd Undated photograph shows the exterior of the premises with 9 workmen and the Propietor.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Jordan, Arthur William, printer 4 Hungate
Jordan, Arthur William, printer, bookbinder, publisher & account book manufacturer, Hungate Printing Works.
(by this time they were at 7 Hungate)
The firm is listed in 1900 but had disappeared by 1904.

1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1903 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: All Classes of Printing Well & Expeditiously done by AW Jordan, Printer &
Bookbinder, Hungate Works, Beccles
Long numbers turned out at shortest notice.  Handbills, 3s 6d per 1000; 20,000 for 20s; Memorandun
Forms, 5s per 1000; 5000, 17s 6d; Ruled Bill Heads, 3 sizes, from 6s 1000; A specially good Business
Envelope, with name printed on Flap in any coloured Ink, at 5s per 1000. Business Cards from 7s 6d per
1000.
The Type used in this Office is of the very Newest Designs, & excellent Machinery & Appliances are
fitted for facilitating the rapid output of work.  Your orders respectfully Solicited.
ADVERTISEMENT: North Suffolk Printing Co; Printers, Publishers, & Bookbinders, Hungate Works,
Beccles. Manager - TL Price.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
11
HUNGATE 7 Dwelling

Hun 7 
Hun 7 
Hun 7 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 7 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 7 
Hun 7 
1881 CENSUS
5462 
Boys)
5463 
5464 

Hun 7 
Hun 7 
Hun 7 
Hun 7 
 
 
 
 
Hun 7 
 
 
 
 
 

Sayers, Jn
see 1.1 Hungate 
Sayers, Jn

 

1841 
1841 
1851 

£2 
 
£1.15 
aged 47
1861 
aged 55
1871 
£16 


 

born Beccles 
£3.10 
born Beccles 
£4 

Walker, Rhod 
 
Browne, Jeff 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Shoe Maker 
wife, dau
Shoe Maker 
 

Hun C
Hun G
Hun C
wife, son

 
 

 
shoemaker 
Stuart, Robt 
shoe maker 
Stuart, Robt 
 

Jeffrey  Browne 
Sayer, Wm 

 
Hun C

Robert Stuart 
Sayer, Wm 
Harper, Wm 

 
1881 


Hun C
 
Hun C
Hun 7 
William HARPER
66 
Wenhaston, Suffolk, England
Head 
Ironfounder (Master. 5 Men & 2

Hun 7 
Hun 7 

Harper, Wm 
Crisp, J Edw 
Crisp & Son 
 
 
 
 
 
Balls, Alfred 
 
 
 
 
 

Hannah HARPER
Sarah UTTING 



 
£17 
Biggart
Hungate Cycle Co
Balls, AJ
Seppings, WJ 
Balls, AJ
Sepping, WJ  
Balls, Alfred 
Balls, Alfred

68 
53 



 



Jordan, Arth 
Galley, H
dwelling

Minories, Middlesex, England
Wheatacre, Norfolk, England

Wife

Serv 
Printer
 
6 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms

General Serv (Domestic)

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948
1954  
1965 
1974 

 
 

Hun C
Hun C

 
 

5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 

butcher

pork butcher [& no 9]
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hill, Mrs
Balls, Mrs
Ball, Mrs

AW JORDAN
produced the Beccles Almanacks, the Beccles Parish Church Magazine & the East Brooke Deanery Magazine. Established in 1885
(Beccles Almanack 1896 advert) in Hungate. Ceased in the early 1900s.
In December 1895 premises enlarged “so as to enable the proprietor to meet the increasing demands of his numerous customers”
and new machinery installed..
Extract from “A Visit to the Hungate Printing Works”, by RHC:
“An  electric  bell  apprises  that  gentleman  (Jordan)  of my visit, and also assures me that I am in an up-to-date establishment.
Specimens of posting bills, etc of various sizes are arranged on the walls, thereby displaying at the same time the splendid selection
of large type, suitable for this class of work, together with the elegant and tasty manner in which the bills are printed. Remarking
that I supposed the bills shown were specially selected ones, I am at once assured that such is not the case, the posters etc., being
indiscriminately taken from the ordinary everyday work... I learned that Mr Jordan commenced business in August, 1885, in a very
unpretentious way, but soon found that larger premises were needed, and removed to his present address in December of that year.
Here again, the accommodation soon proved inadequate to the constantly increasing business which flowed into his hands, and
extensions and additions have been necessarily made at frequent intervals.
Taken upstairs, the first room I am shown into is the Composing Room. This is a well-lighted room of about forty feet or more in
length, containing a double row of frames, each filled with numerous partitioned trays or “cases” for holding the metal type, of
which several tons must here be stored....we ... visit the Machine Room, a large room on the ground floor, added to the works
during the present month (December).
Here are several platen machines busily engaged working off various orders, some in black ink, some in colour... The machinery in
this room is capable  ... of turning out 100,000 handbills or circulars per day. Sufficient space is left for the fixing of a machine of
much larger size, and for the application of steam power, which it is the proprietor’s intention to add shortly.
The Binding and Finishing Room ... occupies the whole front of the building, and several hands are here busily engaged folding,
collating, and stitching the numerous sheets of printed matter as they come up from the machine room. The beautifully finished and
ingeniously contrived machines for stitching attract my attention, as does also the powerful guillotine or paper-cutting machine,
which will cut through a solid block of paper 26 inches in width by 5 inches in depth with the greatest ease and smoothness.
Separate warehouses are utilised for the large stock of plain and fancy paper, cards, and drapers’ and bakers’ bags, etc.

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
12
HUNGATE 9
now Seppings, butchers

The buildings facing the street were built in the 1880s.
But something was designed by Arthur Pells in 1906 for Mr Field [see Pells Drawings list 19 no 18]
The foundry had been set up in 1837. It probably started in Hungate lane and moved here by 1861.

IRON WORKS & FOUNDRY

1863 
 
1868 
1881 
1882 
 
at  
 
1890 
 
1903 
 
 
 
 
1906  
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 17  Feb 

ADVERTISEMENT: William Harper, Ironfounder: Chaff Cutters & Horse Powers, Cake Mills, Ploughs,
Harrows, Rolls, Turnip Cutters & Pulpers
ADVERTISEMENT: William Harper: Ironfounder & Agricultural Implement Maker: Hungate.
SALE: Iron & Brass Foundry. Executors of William Harper. Stock in Trade
ADVERTISEMENT: Iron & Brass Foundry, Hungate Street, Beccles.
Upon succeeding to the Old-Established Business carried on for the last 45 years by the late W Harper
the above premises, respectfully calls the attention of all Agriculturalists to his Chaff Cutters & Horse
Powers. [etc]
ADVERTISEMENT:  Agricultural engineers, etc. Washing Machines, Wringers,
Spades, Shovels, Forks, Rakes
ADVERTISEMENT: SF Field & Son, Agricultural Engineers, Iron & Brass Founders etc.
Sole makers of Harper’s celebrated Chaff Cutters & Horse Gears, Oil CakeMills, Turnip Cutters,  
Ploughs, Harrows, Rolls, Water Carts, Cultivators, etc. Agent for all the Leading Implement Firms both
English & American for: Binders, Mowers, Reapers, Rakes, Leaders, Swarth, Turners, Toplers, Hand
Rakes.    Hungate Street, Beccles.
SALE:- Late SF Field:  Block of residential Buisness Premises Brick & slated Residence, extensive
premises in rear comprising Store Shed with loft & cellar, Paint Shop with loft & coal cellar, Warehouse,
spacious Foundry, Blacksmiths' shop, Pattern Shops, Stabling & Yards having a frontage of 51ft on
street. Well adapted for a Motor or Cycle Factory, Shops or any business requiring large warehouse
accommodation. (Withdrawn £550)

 
 
Beccles Paper 3 Nov  
Beccles Paper 31 Oct 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 
 
 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sale30-04-1906 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

FOUNDRY

DIRECTORY
1850   
1855   
1882   
1907 
RATES

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

William Harper     
William Harper     
Samuel Field        
Redhead & Co 

Iron Founder         Hungate Lane
Iron & Brass Founder      Hungate
Iron Founder & Agricultural Implement Maker  
Cycle Agents

& Agent, Hungate

1861   
1871   
1881   
1896   
1904   
1906 
CENSUS

 
 
 
 
 
House Survey 

 
 
 
 
 

William Harper     
William Harper     
William Harper     
Samuel Field              ""                         
Frank Field         

Shop, Foundry & Yard      
Shops, Yard & Foundry     
Foundry Buildings         

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

£23-10-0
£30-00-0
£66-00-0

Foundry & Show Room 2 Cottages & Buildings 
 
 
 
£110-00-0

1881  
1881  

 
 

 
 

William Harper  66 married, 1 female servant, Iron & Brass
Samuel Field    36 married, Forman Iron & Brass Moulder

Moulder  Employs 5 men &  2 Boys

1906 
 
coal cellar,  
on street. Well  
accommodation.
 
1914 
1922
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

Sale 30-04-1906 

SALE: Late SF Field Block of residential Buisness Premises
Brick & slated Residence, extensive premises in rear comprising Store Shed with loft & cellar, Paint Shop with loft &
 
 

 

 
 
 

Warehouse, spacious Foundry, Blacksmiths' shop, Pattern Shops, Stabling & Yards having a frontage of 51ft
 

adapted  for  a  Motor  or  Cycle  Factory,  Shops  or  any  business  requiring  large  warehouse

 
 

 
 

(Withdrawn £550)
Field, Samuel Frederick & Son Ltd 

agricultural implement manufacturers
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
13

DIRECTORIES:
 

 
 
The firm continued to advertise in 1908 & 1912 as SF Field & Son, but had gone by 1922.

NEWSPAPERS
1922 

 
 
First & Second Day: Spades, Forks, Rakes, etc, Galvanised pails, Ash Fork Shafts, Spade, Pick And Hammer Handles, Plough Trace, Scythe Sticks and
Rabs,Whippletrees, 25 Iron Pig Troughs, Quantity of nails & Screws, 230 lots of Fittings for various makes of ploughs & Cultivators used in the
District, 67 lots of various Chaff Cutter, Grinder, and Root Cutter Fittings, 81 lots of Grass Mower, Reaper & Binder Fittings. New & Secondhand
Agricultural Machines & implements, including 8Chaff Cutters, 2 Intermediate motions.Set of Horse Gears. "Bulldog" Petrol Engine, Grover's Oil
Engine. 2 Cake Breakers, 8 Root Cutters & Graters, 4 Gangs of Harrows, 2 Sets of Chain ploughs, 4 "Despatch" Bean Drills, Root Drill, 5 Grass
Mowers, 8 Reapers & Binders, 3 Seperators, 2 Churns, Horse-Clipping & Sheep-Shearing Machines, "Challenge" Pump, about 80 lots of Ironmomgers
Castings, Ladders, Steps. 3 Trade Carts, Truck, 2 Hand Trucks, Harness, & Chestnut Gelding.
The Third Day's Sale will include: Crossley's 10 hp Gas Engine, Shafting, Pullets and Belting. Punching, Shearing, Drilling & Screwing Machines, Screw-
Cutting Lathe, Set of Plate Rollers, Atterton's Lawn-Mower Grinder, 2 Emery Grinders, Vices, 5 Anvils, 4 Blacksmiths' Bellows and quantity of
Blacksmith's & Engineers' Tools. Fully Equipped Foundry Plant, large Quantity of assorted Iron & Steel Bars, Castings etc, also Whitfield's Fireproof
Safe & Office Furniture.

Sale Messrs Field Whole of excellent & Valuable Engineers', Iron Founders', and Agricultural Implement Manufacturer's
Plant, Tools, And Stock in Trade

28 April 
 
 

1922 
A large sale of the engineering implement and foundry machinery plant tools and stock in trade of Messrs Field and Son, foundry, Beccles, was held on
Tuesday May 9th and the two following days. The sale was well attended each day and on Wednesday mustered about 150 comprising farmers, builders,
engineers, etc. from a wide area. Competition was keen throughout the sale and high prices were realised, including the following:
56—inch circular pig trough 39s: 30—inch ditto 31s: breast, slade and 6 shares for Ransomes RND ploughs £6 6s: large stack cover 62s.6d:  pair of No.
4 plates for Bamfords Rapid corn grinding mill £6: pair of No. 6 ditto 55s: 10 inch power chaff cutter £8: 10 inch horse power or power chaff cutter
£8: 2 1/2 horse power new petrol engine £20: cake breaker 85s: pair of handled crab harrows and pulling tree £5 lOs: gang of three zig—zag harrows
and pulling tree £5 5s: Field’s horse hoe £14: ditto £12.lOs: Cambridge rolls £18, £17, £18 lOs: 5 foot binders £15 lOs, and £17: new 5 foot binder with
usual extras £45: chestnut gelding £14.10s:
cask of vacuum tractor oil £8 lOs: ditto Mobil oil A £9: ditto B £l0: ditto BB £10: screwing machine for hand or power £11: Lawn mower grinder £16:
6 inch centre SSS lathe £26: drilling machine £5 15s: hand power ditto £6 15s: set of 4 inch plate rollers £8 lOs: hand morticing machine with 8 chisels
£8 2s 6d: oak stationery cabinet with 16 drawers £7 lOs: fire proof safe 27 x 16 x 20 inches £8.lOs: 120 moulding boxes £23: quantity of iron patterns
£32 lOs: cast iron scrap £12. The sale was personally conducted by Mr Henry Butcher, the well known metal trades valuer and auctioneer, 65 and 64
Chancery Lane, London WC 2, in conjunction with Messrs Read, Stanford and Owles of Beecles.
1922 

Beccles paper 15 May 
Sale of Agricultural and Foundry Tools and Stock
 
Report of an argument regarding sale of Field’s premises and change of use.
Beccles paper 22 Jun

1867 
blazing
1922 
 

Beccles paper 16 Apr 

House of  Mr Mills, tailor, Hungate narrowly escaped being burnt down. A wooden beam running across the chimney
while workpeople absent at their dinners.
Council purchased property [see 1922 notes on Hungate by Dorothy Smith]
According to Dorothy Smith mr WJ Seppings married a Miss Field

 
 
 

 
 
 

HUNGATE 9 Dwelling

Hun 9 
Hun 9 
Hun 9 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 9 
1861 CENSUS 
1861 CENSUS 

Hun 9 
Hun 9 
1881  
5462 
Boys)
5463 
5464 

Hun 9 
Hun 9 

Sayers, Jn
see 1.1 Hungate 
Sayers, Jn

 

1841 
1841 
1851 

£2 
 
£1 
aged 57
1861 
age 68
age 17

1871 
£20 


 

born Shipmeadow
£3.10 
born Shipmeadow
born Bungay 

£4 

Rouse, Wm 
 
Mills, Mary 

Gardener
 

 
 
 
1 son, 1 dau
 
1 son, 2 lodgers
 

 

Hun C
Hun C
Hun C

 
 

 
no occupation 
Mills, Mary 
no occupation 

Mary Mills 
Sayer, Wm 

 
Mary Mills 

 
Hun C

Emma Davison 
Sayer, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
CENSUS
Hun 

silk worker 

Harper, William

2 lodgers
 

 
Mills, Jas
 
Hun C

1881 
 
William HARPER

66 
Wenhaston, Suffolk, England
Head 
Ironfounder (Master. 5 Men & 2

Hun 
Hun 

Harper, Wm 
Crisp, J Edw 

Hannah HARPER
Sarah UTTING 



 
£24 

68 
53 




 
Galley, Edw 

Minories, Middlesex, England
Wheatacre, Norfolk, England

 

Wife
Serv 

Hun C
Hun C 

General Serv (Domestic)

1896 
1904 

 
Engineer

 
 

Printing Wks
HUNGATE 9a Dwelling

Hun 9.1
Hun 9.1
Hun 9.1
1861 CENSUS
Hun 9.1

Sayers, Jn
Sayers, Jn
Sayer, Wm 

 
 

1841 
1851 
 

£2 
£1.15 
1861 
aged 57
1871 



£3.10 
born Toft Monks 
£4 

Cattermole, Hen 
Smith, Jas 

 
 
Hun C

Iron Found Wrk 
Smith, Jas 
trimmer in iron foundry 
Woolnough, Jn 

Hun C
Iron Found Wrk 

Hun C

James Smith 
Sayer, Wm 

wife, dau
 

 
 
Hun C
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
14
Hun 9.1
Field & Sons 
1906 
Field & Sons 
dwelling 6 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms 
 
7 occupants

IRON FOUNDRY
Hun 9.2
Hun 9.2
Hun 9.2
Hun 9.2
Hun 9.2
Hun 9.2
 
 
 
Hun 9.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
Field, Sam 
Field & Sons 
 
 
 
Seppings, WJ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 
 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1965 
1974 
1974 

£23.10
£30.00
£66 
 
1904 
Redhead
Field, Francis





 
 

Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 
Field, Sam 

business premises only

Iron Founder 
Iron Foundry 
Iron Foundry 

Hun C 
Hun C 

Foundry
Foundry
Foundry

Hun C 
Iron Founder 
 

 
Field, Sam 

Hun C 
Iron Founder 

Foundry
Hun C 

Foundry

 
 
 

Seppings, WJ 
Seppings, WJ 
Seppings, Wm 
Seppings, Wm 
Seppings, Wm J 
Seppings, WJ 
Moser, Miss 
Seppings, WJ 
Sylvias, ladies hairdressers

pork butcher 
 
butcher
butcher
butcher
butcher
ladies’ hairdresser
butcher

[& no 7]
house, shop & buildings

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hun 9.3
 
 
1974 
Smith, Peter C
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
15
HUNGATE 11 & 13

1853: 
 
 
1881 
1886 
1894 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SALE: Executors of Mr John Woolner, decsd.
Substantial brick built & tiled Dwelling Houses in Hungate, with offices & gardens, lately occupied by
Miss Margaret Woolner & Mr Henry Gilbert at £10 & £14 pa.
SALE: Sam Alecock leaving town. New household furniture.
SALE: late Mrs Horsley, senior: Furniture.
SALE; Miss Margaret Woolner’s Estate in Hungate & Blyburgate: Lot 2
Two well-built brick & tiled residences, Frontage 34ft.
One House in the occupation of James Piper; Rent £12; Parlour & stove, small Sitting Room, Keeping
Room with cooking range, Pantry, 3 Bedrooms, sunk cellar, detached wash house, small garden & W.C.
The other: in the occupation of Miss Barber Rent £11.

Sale: 28 July

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 30 Dec 
Sale 20 February 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

HUNGATE 11

Hun 11
Hun 11
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 11
1861 CENSUS
Hun 11
Hun 11
Hun 11
Hun 11
 
 
 
Hun 11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woolner, Sarah 
Woolner, Sarah 

1841 
1851 

 
£7.10 
aged 94
£7.10 
 
£9 
£9 
 
Barber, Miss E 
Barber, Miss



born Earsham 

aged 63


Woolner, Sarah 
Woolner, Sarah 

Resident
Resident

 
 

Hun BX
Hun QA

Part Bly KC

Sarah Woolner 
Gilbert, Ann 

Annuitantwidow, 2 daughters
Hill, Louisa 
born Mendham 
Piper, Jas
Alecock, Sam 
Barber, Eliz 
 

1861 

Fund Holder 
fund holder 
 
 
Resident
3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms

Hun QA
u.m. 1 female servant, 1 visitor
Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA

Louisa Hill 
Gilbert, Ann exors
Gilbert, Ann 
 
Aldous
 
 
 
Rev W Davies 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1871 
1881 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1965 
1974 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

dwelling
1 occupant

Kerridge, Harold 
Cleveland, Florence
Lincoln, Mrs 
Gee, Frank 
Gee, Frank 
Page, Mrs R 
Page, Leslie
Coles, MA 

greengrocer
 
confectioner
 
 
confectioner, tobacconist

 
house & shop

 
 
 
 
 
 

confectioner
confectioner

 
confectioner
HUNGATE 13

Hun 13
Hun 13
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

Hun 13
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 13
Hun 13
1881 CENSUS
5458 
Boys)
5459 

Hun 13
Hun 13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woolner, Sarah 
Woolner, Sarah 

1841 

£10 
£8.15 
aged 34
aged 27
aged 25
aged 20

£8.15 
aged 53
£10 
£10 



M  


um 


born Sculthorpe, Norfolk 

Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
coachmaker, employs 16 men
wife 
Visitor 
servant

Horsley, Chas 

Coachmaker 
Coachmaker 

Hun QA
Hun QA
Beccles
Middlesex
Middlesex
Walpole

Hun QA

Part Bly KC
Part Bly KC

1851 
Henry Gilbert 
Susan Gilbert 
Mary Horne 

 
 

 
Farmer’s wife 
 

 

 
 

Coach Builder 
coach builder employs 19 men & 4 boys
Coach Builder 
Coach Builder 

Susan Calkver 
Gilbert, Ann 

 
1861 
Part Bly KC

Charles Horsley 
Gilbert, Ann exors
Gilbert, Ann 

wife, dau
Part Bly KC
Part Bly KC

1871 
1881 

Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 

Hun QA
Hun QA

Hun 13
Charles HORSLEY
74 
Sculthorpe, Norfolk,  
Head 
Coach Builder (Master  44 Men & 6

Hun 13
 
Aldous
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ann HORSLEY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Watson, Geo & Leyneech 
Field, HE

74 


Watson, Geo 

Little Rainham, Norfolk,  

Wife
coal Carter 
3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms

1904 
1906 
1914 
1922
1927 
1933+
1936 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 

Hun QA
3 occupants

Part Bly KC
dwelling
Telephone Exchange

Telephone Exchange
Warnes, James
Elvin, Cyril
Page, Mrs

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
16

 
 

 
 

 
 

1965 
1974 

Page, Mrs
Page, Mrs MS

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
17
HUNGATE 15 & 17 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     HUNGATE PP

1808 
 
 
 
 
 
1824 
1824 
 
 
1827 
 
1847 
1879 
 
1881 
1896 

Rosehall Manor 

John Brown, from Benjamin Mayhew, Blyburgate [see Blyburgate 38 & 40]
 
 
ground formerly John Warren, now John Brown WEST[Bly 38 & 40]
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

BETWEEN formerly Mary Barber, widow, since of David Barber & now of Nicholas Boby  [Bly 32] &
others on the NORTH; garden, formerly Thomas Plumsted, now Thomas Farr [Bly 42] SOUTH; &

ALSO at the WEST END of the copyhold above, formerly Mary Barber, since of David Barber, now
Nicholas Boby [Bly 32] NORTH (later HB Bence p 131)
Rev Bence Bence, deceased to Henry Bence of Thorington Hall, Suffolk, only son. Copyhold Land.
Henry Bence Bence, an orchard (on which a coachmaker’s shop has been lately erected) at the west end
of the Copyhold premises, late John Brown and now of FW Farr, abutting on Hungate) (later Thomas
Gilbert 1827)   
Thomas Gilbert, coach maker: orchard (now coach maker’s shop)  (later Henry Gilbert Book D p5)
 
Henry Gilbert
Death of Henry Gilbert: estates to go to his aunts: Margaret Woolner, spinster & Sarah Johnson, &
Matilda Langton, deceased. (Admitted 9 April 1847 as heir)
Henry Gilbert
Edward Masters

Rosehall Manor 
Rosehall Manor 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           Rent 1d & 1/2d
Rosehall Manor 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           Rent 1d & 1/2d
Rosehall Manor 
Rosehall Manor 

 
 
 

 
 
 

GILBERT COACH MAKERS
Poor Rate:

1814   

 
1820   
1820           
1824           
1824          
1824          
1828           
1832           

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Gilbert            
Thomas Gilbert   Shop         
""        Stock                
""                             
 
 
""       as 1824                
""                             
""        Shop                
""        Stable               
""        Barn & Stables       
""        Barn (late Cowfoot)
""        Land                 
""        Shops, Yard etc     
""        Barn                 
Henry Gilbert                       
Charles Horsley Workshops,Yard  
""              "            etc 
""              "            
Edward Masters  Carriage Show Rooms, Buildings, Plant

 
 
 

 
£6-16-0
 
£5-00-0
 
 

£5-00-0
 
£0-04-0

 
""        Shop                
""        Stock                

 
 

£7-16-0
£0-04-0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

£5-00-0
 
 
£3-00-0
£1-00-0
 
£34-10-0
 
£39-00-0
£56-10-0
 
£90-00-0

 
 
 
 

£14-00-0
£5-00-0

 
1841           

£3-10-0

 
1851   
1861   
1871           
1881           
1896   

£2-00-0

 
 

 
 

£60-00-0
 
 

1813 
 
 
 
Norwich Mercury
1826 
1830 
 
 
1834 
pair of
 
 
 
1840 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Marriage Thomas Gilbert married Ann Woolner; (The Woolner family owned Nos 11 & 13 Hungate
and from 1812 Nos 28 & 30 Blyburgate, where Gilbert lived. Gilbert in 1841 owned the neighbouring
property, the Coach Works in Hungate)
It seems that his son ? Henry inherited these properties.

 
 
 
 

To Coach Smiths:  Good workman wanted by T Gilbert, Beccles
Carriages for sale, T Gilbert, Beccles: New light barouche, one horse Phaeton, Two Pony ditto, new &
second-hand gigs, etc.
Coach Painter wanted.
 
cobs; neat light ladies Phaeton; several pony Phaetons; two very light & modern Stanhopes: 3 good
second-hand; neat good light posting charriot; light neat green Landau for one horse or pair; light post
chaise; 3 light sporting gigs.
Vacancy: 2 apprentices to coach painting & coach trimming, harness making etc.
Gilbert's Coach Manufacturing, Beccles: 2 new light & modern cab Phaetons; new Briestcha, 2 Phaetons
with folding seats; new Stanhopes: nearly new Tilbury, Sporting & other Gigs; light second-hand Post

5 August
17 July  

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

T Gilbert, Beccles: New Britylex with shifting seat in front to post or drive. Light Phaeton for a
20 September

 
 
 
 

 
13 June
 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
18

 
1846 
 
1854 
1860 
 
 
 
 
 
1862 
 
1862 
 
 
 
1868 
 
 
1870 
1872 
1873 
 
 
 
1874 
 

 
 

Chaise, ditto Fly.
 Death: On Saturday last in London, Mr Thomas Gilbert, Coach Builder of Beccles in 59th year of his
age.
Carriage Manufactury, Beccles, Mr Henry Gilbert having retired Charles Horsley & Son succeeds him
ADVERTISEMENT: Messrs Horsley & Son having completed the purchase of extensive premises
occupied by them during the last six years & being about to make large alterations & additions to their
Coach Factory & Show Room. Mr Fenn to sell by Auction surplus stock to make room for their new
Workshops, Steam Engine House, Carriage Lofts:
Pair of Horse Family Carriages with front & hind seats, mail axles, painted & lined brown; a Landau Fly
on eliptical springs painted green, drab lining etc.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1862: Messrs Horsley & Son, Coach Builders, exhibiting a miniature
Brougham - entirely executed by Beccles workmen.
ADVERTISEMENT:  International  Exhibition:  Horsley  &  Son,  from  the  continued  success attending
their light, elegant & roomy Broughams, respectfully inform the Public that they are now, by the aid of
Steam Power, enabled to offer them at great advantage in price & workmanship; to be seen at their
Establishment. Finish to order in a variety of colours.
ADVERTISEMENT: Charles Horsley, Carriage Manufacturers. Light & fahionable Landaus,  
Broughams, Barouches, Phaetons, Waggonettes, Dog Carts
ALSO London establishment: 76 High Street, Portland Place, London, W1
Horsley & Son in liquidation. Paying 10shillings in the Pound.
BANKRUPTCY of Horsley & Son, Coac Builders. To pay 3s in the £
THEFT: John Maddis stole horse hair from Wm Horsley & Son. William Harmer, a coach
Maddis employed by Horsley. At the dinner hour after the bell had rung, he saw Maddis in the Engine
House putting a quantity of horse hair (which he was employed to pick) into the lining of his coat. The
whole of the bottom of the coat was filled with horse hair, valued at 2s 6d. Given 3 weeks hard labour.
BEANFEAST: Messrs Horsley’s workmen to Lowestoft on Saturday. Set off at 6.30am. Conveyances
supplied by Mr Webster [landlord of the King’s Head] & Mr Shore [landlord of the White Lion]

Norwich Mer 21 Feb 
 
 
Beccles Paper Oct 
Beccles Paper 3 Apr 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 15 Apr 
 
 
Beccles Paper 21 Oct 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 3 Nov 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
Beccles Paper 30 Jan 
Beccles Paper 24 Jun 
trimmer    said

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 21 Jul 
 
 

CENSUS
1861  

 
 

 
 

Charles Horsley aged 53 Wife & daughter, Coach builder employs  
Charles Horsley  aged 74 married  Coach builder, employs 44 men
Horsley & Son’s Carriage Works where some sixty hands find constant employment
there were 60 employees

19 men & 4 boys (Born Sculthorp, Norfolk)

1881  
1893 
1894  

Beccles Almanack 
 
 

HUNGATE 1900   SALE   20-07-1900  (Site of Job Centre)
Mercantile property: sale by mortgagee
Known as Horsley & Sons Carriage Works.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Bought by JE Crisp for £600)

Frontage of 82ft on Hungate, depth 160 ft
Well built brick & slated Showroom 36ft x 28ft with glass front, abutting on street
Range of brick, boarded & tiled buildings, 94ft in length abutting at one end on the street, & comprising 2 body-makers
shops, 2 counting houses, storeroom, withshowrooms & varnishing rooms over.
Smith's shop with 3 forges adjoining the above.
In the centre of the property adjoining the side entrance are range of brick, boarded, tiled & slated buildings 52ft in length,
consisting of hanging & wheelwrights' shops, with workshops over, & withbrick & tiled boiler & engine houses adjoining.
In rear of hanging shop are brick & tiled smiths' shop, with 4 forges, body-makers' shops & 2 stall stable with loft over.
At the east end of the yard are large timber drying sheds, paint shop, and covered-in saw-pit.
There is a pump & well of good spring water upon the property. The workshops are all heated by hot water pipes & gas is
laid on throughout the buildings.
The premises are admirably adapted for a motor car factory, cycle works or any other important manufacturing purpose
requiring extensive buildings.

A Different property?
1859 
Beccles Paper 25 Oct 
TO BE LET: Garden, Orchard, Vinery, Barn, Shed with saw-pit & premises in London Road, belonging
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
19
 
 
 
to Mr Henry Gilbert & now occupied by John Crisp, jun. Apply John Garnham
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
20
HUNGATE 15 on continued

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun  

15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 
15 

Mayhew, Benj 
Brown, Jn 
Bence, Bence 
Bence Bence Hen
Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 
Masters, Edw 
Field & Sons 

1790.1
1808 
1810.1
1824 
1827 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 
1906 

 
0.015 
 
0.015 
0.015 
£34.10
£39 
£50.10
£60 
£90 
£110 
Field & Sons 


 








 
 
 
 
 
Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 
Masters, Edw 
implement sheds

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Coachmaker 
Coachmaker 
Coach Builder 
Coach Builder 
Coach Builder 
Ironmonger 

 
 
 
 
 

Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP
Hun PP

Carriage Wks
Carriage Wks
Carriage Wks
Carriage Wks
Carriage Wks
Carriage Wks

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 

17 
17 
17 
17 
17 

Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
Gilbert, Ann 
Gilbert, Ann 
Gilbert, Ann 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

£2.00 
£1.15 
£1.15 
£2 
£2 





Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 
Horsley, Chas 

Coachmaker 
Coachmaker 
Coach Builder 
Coach Builder 
Coach Builder 

Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA

Barn
Barn
Barn
Barn
Barn

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1912
1922
1927

19 
19 
19 
19 
19 

Gilbert, Thos 
Gilbert, Hen 
Gilbert trust 
Gilbert, Hen 
Crisp, Jn

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

£10 
 
£8.15 
£10 
£10 





Gilbert, Thos 
various
Horsley, Chas 
Knights, Wm 
Knights, Wm 

Coachmaker 
 
Coach Builder 
 
 

Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA
Hun QA

land
land
land
land
land

 
 

 
 

 
GARAGE

1929 
your  
 
1933

 
 

ADVERTISEMENT: William Robinson, Hungate: “What shall I Ride for 1930? Let me solve
problem.

Beccles Paper  

 
 

 
 

Motor Cycle & Cycle: Sunbeam, Raleigh, Matchless, BSA, New Hudson, Armstrong, James, Swift.
ADVERTISEMENT: William Robinson, exor, Motor, Cycle & General Engineer, Hungate, Beccles; Repairs
and Overhauls promptly executed on the premises by competent mechanics; Everything connected with
Motoring, Wireless, etc, stocked. Agent for Leading Makes; Official Repairer to RAC, AA, GPO, ACU;
Garage 50 Cars; Established 1888; Phone: Beccles 40; Grams: Robinson, Motors, Beccles

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Hun  
 
 
 
1965
1974
in Horsley’s Yard A

19 
 
 
 

Robinson, William
 
 
 

1933+ 
1948 
1954 
1965 

Robinson, William Ltd 
Robinson, William
Robinson, William
Robinson, William

Service Garage 
garage
motor engineers 
motor engineers 

Anglian Garage

 
 
 

 
 
 

Anglian Motor Works
Anglian Motor Works

Hun 
Hun 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5453 
Hun 
Hun  
 
 
 
Hun 
 

21 
21 

Woolner, Sarah 
Woolner, Sarah 
Thomas Pain 
Gilbert trust 
Gilbert, Ann exors
Gilbert, Ann 

1841 
1851 
aged 39
1861 
1871 
1881 

£2.10 
£2.15 
born Henstead 
£4 
£4 
£4 


Paine, Thos 
Paine, Thos 
groom 
Paine, Thos 
Paine, Eliz 
Pain, Eliz

 

 
 

Hun QA
Hun QA

 
wife, 3 sons, 2 daus

21 
21 
21 



 
 
 

 
 
 

Hun QA
 
Hun QA

Hun QA
 

Hun 
21 
21 
 
 
 
21 
 

Elizabeth PAIN 
Hopson, Hen 
Hopson, Hen 
 
 
 
Sharp, Richard 
 


1904 
1906 
1914 
1922
1927 
1933+ 
1936 

67 
£4 
Bird, Mrs
Bird, Mrs



 

Ditchingham, Norfolk, England 
Saunders, Emma 
dwelling

Head 
Hun QA
2 occupants

Charwoman

 
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms

 

 
 
 

Flowerdew, Chester
Oxborough, William
Stannard, C 

 
motor engineer
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
21

1948
1954
1965
1974
in Horsley’s Yard B

1851 CENSUS 
1881 CENSUS

5455 

Sarah Hadingham
aged 52
born Shipmeadow
no occupation 
niece’s dau 
Hun 
Stephen RUTH 
78 
Redisham, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Gardener Jobbing (N D)

Hun  
 
 
 
Hun  
1936
1948

23 
 
 
 
23 

Hopson, Hen 
 
 
 
Sharp, Rich 

1906 
1914 
1922
1927 
1933+ 

Saunders, Mrs 
Saunders, Mrs

dwelling
2 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms
1 occupant 
 

 
 
 

Saunders, Miss
Saunders, Emma

HUNGATE 2 was The White Hart -  & Clatworthy’s, now Bailey’s
 
 
 
 
Hungate AB

Listed Building: Early 19th century. Yellow brick. 3 storeys. 3 windows, sash with glazing bars and flat arches. Slate Roof. Small
eaves soffit. Somewhat later ground floor shop front, with wood case. central entrance, left. Group Value

[I suspect that the structure is much older than 19C when it was refaced in white brick]
This property probably included No 4 Hungate until just before or just after 1800 when it appears to have been sold as a separate
property. There is no record to prove this, but the valuation of No 2 fluctuated in the Poor Rate records..
Benjamin Dawson was a linen weaver and must have owned weaving premises. It seems that often - or usually - the weaver’s shop
was within his own house. Weavers needed plenty of light and consequently had their workshops on the first floor with large or
numerous windows. Where was the weaving shop? Could it have been on the first floor above No 4 Hungate?

1500.1
1500.2
1593
1649c
1653
 
1678

Hylwell
Stacey

Task Bly 75 

John Baker (d 1602) for a tenement late John Stacy before Hylwell 
Francis Keeble, (d 1667) sometime John Baker after John Stacey before Hilwell (folio 180)    Task 4d
ORIENTATION Thomas Baker, for one messuage in Hungate or Sheepgate between
the messuage of Francis Keeble on the south & abutting to the street on the west?
John Manby, (Yeoman, Member of XXIV 1683; d 1690) tenement sometime Stacey & Hilwell late Francis
Keable, vid Francis Keable (folio 267)
Widow Manby, for the White Hart in Sheepgate 
Isaac  Debnam,  (Cordwainer,  XXIV  1680,  XII  1698,  Portreeve 1699; Died 1712) in right of his wife,
widow of John Manby, tenement called the White Hart, late Keable 
Robert Dawson, [died April 1737] tenement sometime John Baker after John Stacey before Hillwell since
Francis Keable  
Benjamin Dawson, (Linen weaver; born 1704; died 1773)  for the White Hart, formerly Manby 

(post Keable) 
Task 4d
Task K3 

 
 

 
Task M30  
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Rent 6d

1693
1696

Beccles Manor Rental 
Task D42a  
 
 
Task 4d
1722
Task D46  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
1736
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
Benjamin Dawson, messuage in Sheepgate late Manby
Benjamin Dawson, tenement in Sheepgate late Rachel Dawson formerly Manby 
Benjamin Dawson, one tenement wherein he now dwelleth 
Benjamin Dawson, tenement late Robert Dawson, his father, formerly Baker, heretofore Hillwell

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 1s 2d

1740
1749
1750
1754
 
1760
1773

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
Rosehal Manor Court 
 
 
Task D 
 

 
Benjamin Dawson, late his brother 
Sarah Dawson, widow, (died 1791, aged 77, nee Wake) messuage formerly called the White Hart in
Sheepgate, ate Benjamin Dawson 
Robert  Dawson, late Benjamin Dawson, his father, formerly of Robert Dawson, his grandfather, before
Baker 
Robert Dawson, linen weaver, The White Hart in Sheepgate, late Sarah Dawson, widow, his mother

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Rent 1s 2d

Rosehal Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
1774
Task D49   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
1776
Beccles Manor Court 

 
An Advertisement states the the Business was established in 1796. In 1799 John Kent was living at No 8
Smallgate. Perhaps the business was commenced there. John Kent had moved to Hungate by 1804

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
1796
Advert on shop 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
22
1806
Rosehal Manor Court 

John  Kent.  [brazier;  1772-1852;  Member  of  Congregational  Church.  Disagreed  with  appointment
&preaching of Rev Isaac Sloper, the Minister. With Joseph Oldrin, the miller of Haddingham’s Mill,
excommunicated.  Founder  member  of  Baptist  Church,  c  1803.  Buried  in  Baptist  Chapel  Cemetery
December 1852, aged 80]
 messuage in Sheepgate 
John Kent, brazier, tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Manby, since Rachel Dawson, late
Benjamin Dawson (later Jos Kent) 
ADVERTISEMENT: GAS! GAS!! GAS!!!
Kent & Son succeeded Mr Hall in his late business as Gas fitter & have also taken his entire stock of gas
fittings & glasses: Newest designs in Gas Brackets, Pendants, Chandeliers etc which will be offered upon
such terms as to present a strong inducement to private families to introduce gas into their dwellings, as at
once the most elegant & economical light. Manufacturers of Copper, Zinc, Tin & Iron Goods.
Joseph Kent , brazier, tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Richard Dawson, Benjamin Dawson, late John Kent

 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 2d

1815
 
1849
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Advert Rix Coll 
 
1852
Beccles Manor Court 

 
Joseph Kent, [born 1812, married at Malden Baptist Chapel June 1840. Probably retired from business
when he built Cliff House in Ballygate in 1867. He Died 15 Nov 1881, aged 70]
late John Kent  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
1852
Rosehal Manor Court 

 
1857

 
 
 
 

 
JL Kent, [2]

 
Hungate, Brazier, Ironmonger, kitchen range for roasting, baking, boiling

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 2d

ADVERTISEMENT:
or steaming

Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Mar
1858
Beccles Paper 27 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT:  JL  Kent,  Manufacturer  of  Copper,  Tin  &  Iron  Goods  [with  illustration]  Stoves,
Fenders, & Fire Irons; Garden Tools, Nails & Ironmongery. Hip & & Shower Baths. White Lead, Red Lead
& Paints, Linseed Oil, Machine Oil, Colza Oil & Turpentine
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Retiring Councillors: C Horsley, H Read, JL Kent, A Kent.
Elected C Horsley 245, Read 225, Kindred 165, WW Garnham 137.
Failed: JL Kent 112, A Kent 99, W Thornton, W Wright, R Block, A Brown 88.
ELECTIONS  to  COUNCIL: Peskett, Pells, Mullett, Kent. “an entire absence of that noise & excitement
which have too frequently characterised these elections.”

1865
 
 
1866

Beccles Wkly 7 Nov 

 
 

Beccles Wkly 6 Nov 
1867
Beccles Paper 

Manufactory of copper, tin & iron goods (established 1796) JL Kent has taken his son into partnership,
continuance of patronage so long experienced by himself and his late father. Exchange Square [now called
Hungate.]
[This was the year that JL Kent moved out of  this house and built himself a new house, Cliff House, in
Ballygate.]
ADVERTISEMENT: JL Kent & Son, Ironmonger: Velocipedes: The improved Bicycle £7 - 7s
COUNCIL ELECTION. Metcalfe, Kent & Mullett re-elected; TM Read elected to the Council in place of H
Read.. WW Garnham elected an Alderman after resignation of SW Rix. H Read re-elected in place of WW
Garnham (as Alderman).
DEATH: KENT-- On the 25th January, at Beccles, aged 74 years, Susan, relict of Mr Thomas KENT, of that
place.
VELOCIPEDES! The Improved Bicycle Velocipedes. J. L. KENT & Son, Ironmongers, Beccles, Are now
having these Machines made of the very best materials and Workmanship, with Turned Steel Spindles and
Bearings, adjustable Spring, and Saddle that can be raised or lowered 3 inches, at pleasure, to suit different
lengths  of  leg,  and  other  new improvements. These machines are very strongly made, and accurately
fitted. Weight from 50 to 60 pounds. Price of the Best Machines, for Cash, 7 Pounds 7 Shillings. Cheaper
ones made to price required. Purchasers will do well to inspect these Machines before ordering.

 
 

1869
1869

 
East Suff Gaz 30 Nov 
1869
East Suff Gaz 2 Feb 
1869
East Suff Gaz 27 Jan 

1870
1871

Beccles Paper 6 Sep 

COUNCIL: Mr JL Kent not to place goods on the pavement on north side of shop near Corn Exchange.
DECORATIONS FOR THE SHOW: In Station Road there were 14 arches at intervals of 25 yards down the
whole length of the road, with flags and greenery. In Ballygate a neat little arch of evergreens spanned the
entrance to EJ Crisp’s grounds and further on at the entrance to St Mary’s, at the brow of the hill leading
into  the  town  from  Bungay,  Rev  St  john  Reade  had  erected  a  very  neat  arch,  dressed  with  pretty
contrasting sprigs of laurel and fir. On it were three inscriptions in white letters on a red ground, more
classical and appropriate than intelligible to the majority of those who looked at it.
In the Old Market, Mr Barber at the Bear and  Bells had two flags and in Hungate Mr Ward & Kent had the
prettiest arch.
RETIREMENT of Rev John Flower; £325 collected for presentation.

Beccles Paper, Jul 
 
 
1873
East Suff Gaz 14 Oct 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
23
 
 

Presided  over  by  SW  Rix,  with R Ward & JL KENT (deacons) & Rev J Blake, SK Bland & H Stacey
(Beccles), Rev J Brown (Wrentham) etc.
COUNCIL: JL Kent storing petrol in various places; in the shop, in  a warehouse behind the shop, in
licensed  store  in  Ballygate,  under  the  wall  near  the  street  by  his  house  in  Ballygate,  in  a  loke  in
Puddingmoor. Kent only allowed to store 3 gallons behind his shop.
COUNCIL: Alderman Laws said there was a public complaint of the gathering of young men and boys on
Sundays near Mr Kent’s shop [No 2 Hungate] to the great annoyance of passers by. When remonstrated
with the boys took no notice except to jeer. It was also complained that young men congregated near the
church gates.
The Mayor promised to see Inspector Cole on the subject.
A COPPER: JL Kent & Son just completed a brewing copper for Beccles Brewery. Height 9ft; Diameter 9ft
9ins; weight 30cwt. will contain 3,000 gallons.
ADVERTISEMENT: Kent & Son, ironmongers, tinmen, braziers & gasfitters, Hungate
Congrgational Schools. Superintendents: E Masters & JL Kent,; Treasurer W Read; secretary C Chase. Mr
Flower resigned secretaryship after 13 years, who recalled that he took over from Mr ward, who on the
night he resigned the post of Superintendent, died.
TRANSFER of BUSINESS: BW Kent of Beccles (Trading as Kent & Son, ironmongers, which has been
carried on by his family since 1796) has disposed of his business to Mr AR Clatworthy,
ADVERTISEMENT: Established 1796; AR Clatworthy (late Kent & Son) Hungate Street, Beccles, Bar Iron
Merchant,  Wholesale  &  Retail,  Furnishing  &  General  Ironmonger,  Tinman,  Brazier,  Coppersmith  &
Gasfitter.
Repairing in all its branches; Paints ready for use. Oils, Colours, & Varnishes. Window & Picture Glass cut
to size. Petroleum Heating & Cooking Stoves. Corrugated Roofing.
[Augustine  Clatworthy  was  living  in  High  Street,  Tenby,  Pembrokeshire  in  1881  trading  as  an
ironmonger, with his wife Rose Ann, 30; & his children Frank, 5; Henry, 3; & John, 3 months & a Tutor,
Thomas Thomas, 62 & a cook & a domestic servant nurse.
He was Churchwarden of St Michael’s Church in 1909 when some of the bells were recast. His name is
on the 4th, 6th & 9th bell. There is a photograph of him & others with the bells in “Beccles & Bungay,
Vol 2” by Sylvia & Michael Porter, page 34]

ELECTION  of  Councillor    on  account  of  Mr  T  Pert  leaving  the  area.  Mr  TA  Woodroffe, 297; Mr H
Copeman, 189; Mr AR Clatworthy, 33.
DEATH: Rose Ann Clatworthy, wife of AR Clatworthy, aged 44
SUFFOLK  QUARTER  SESSIONS:  Arthur  White,  alias  Mason,  wood  carver,    charged  with  obtaining
money by false pretences, two sums each of one shilling from Mr Benjamin Revell and Mr Clatworthy. He
had gone round with a book and pretended he was collecting money for the Norwich Deaf and Dumb
Home. There was no such home. The whole thing was a swindle. Sentenced to three months hard labour.
COUNTY COURT: Augustus Clatworthy v Benjamin W Kent. Kent was the owner of  No 2 Hungate and
Clatworthy the tenant. There was disagreement as to cost of repairs. The Judge ordered them to pay half
each.
SCHOOL BOARD WM Crowfoot (Chairman), H Read, JE Crisp, FS Rix and William Read.  Estimate for gas
for at boys’ & girls’ school of £10 12s 6d by Clatworthy; James Mann’s estimate of £16 10s for water too.
To  be  considered.  Mr  Woodroffe’s  offer  of  desks  for  35s  6d  each  &  for altering the gallery for 45s
accepted
CHURCH SERVICES: Whilst the troops are stationed in Beccles, the time of morning service will be 11 am
instead of 10.45. FG Millar , Rector; AR Clatworthy & Womac Broks, Churchwardens.
CORPORAL CLATWORTHY (2 Hungate) injured in fall from his bicycle near Woodbridge.
VESTRY MEETING: election of Churchwardens: The Rector, Rev FG Millar, said he had great pleasure in
nominating Mr Clatworthy as his warden for the ensuing year. He did not think any one  had anyone had
any idea of the amount of time he had spent in getting their accounts into working order. Sometimes he
fancied he would be heard in his sleep to mutter figures; he was quite certain that in his waking moments
figures had got possession to a large extent of his mind. It was fortunate for them it was so, because it was
so easy get accounts into a muddle and very difficult to keep them straight. It was a great relief to him to
know it was unnecessary for him to think about the accounts because they always worked out correctly
under Mr Clatworthy’s management.
VESTRY  MEETING:  AR  Clatworthy  &  Womack  Brooks  re-elected  Churchwardens.  Mr  HG  Read was

1876
East Suff Gaz, 4 Jan 
1879
East Suff Gaz, 7 Jan 

 
1879

 
East Suff Gaz, 18 Feb 

1880
1880

East Suff Gaz 6 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 2 Mar 
1887
East Suff Gaz 15 Mar 
1893
Beccles Almanack 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1893
Beccles Paper 28 Nov 

1894
1894

Beccles Paper 13 Mar 
Beccles Paper 23 Oct 
1895
Beccles Paper 12 Nov 
1895
Beccles Paper 19 Nov 
1914
East Suff Gaz 29 Sep 

1915
1915

East Suff Gaz, 23 Mar 
East Suff Gaz, 13 Apr 
1917
East Suff Gaz 24 Apr 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
24

elected  an  auditor  in  place  of  Mr  A  Pells,  who  has  left the Town, to act with Mr GA Stanford, at a
remuneration of £1 1s each. “Darkening the Church “ cost about £70.

1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT: Clatworthy & Sons, Wholesale & Retail Ironmongers, Hungate, Beccles; Telephone:
Beccles 91.

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5158 
5159 
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5161 
5162 
5163 

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Hillwill
Stacy, Jn
Baker, Jn
Keable, Francis 
Manby, Jn 
Manby, Wid 
Debnam, Isaac 
Dawson, Robt 
Dawson, Benj 
Dawson, Benj 
Dawson, Benj 
Dawson, Sarah 
Dawson, Robt 
Dawson, Robt 
Kent, Jn
Kent, Jn
Kent, Jn
Kent, Jn
Joseph Kent 
Kent, Joseph 
Kent, J L
Joseph Kent 
Kent, J L
Kent, JL & BN 

 
 
 

1500.1
1500.2
1593 
1600.3
 
1693 
1696 
1722 
1740 
1749 
1754 
1773 
1774 
1776 
1806 
1815 
1841 
1851 
aged 39
1852 
1861 
age 49
1871 
1881 

 
 
0.04 
 
1678 
0.06 
0.04 
0.04 
0.06 
0.06 
0.04 
0.06 
0.04 
0.06 
 
0.06 
£13.05
£11.15
born Beccles 
0.06 
£31.00
born Beccles 
£35.00
£40 

 
 

 
0.04 












 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kent, Jn
Kent, Jn
brazier, employs 1 man, 2 apprentices
 
Kent, J L
ironmonger, harness maker
Kent, J L
Kent, Benj 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ironmonger 
Ironmonger 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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wife, 1 son, 1 neph, 1 serv
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White Hart
White Hart
White Hart
White Hart
White Hart

 
 
 
 



 
Ironmonger 

 

 
 

White Hart
 


 


Ironmonger 

 
Ironmonger 

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Hun 2 
Benjamin W. KENT
39 
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Head 
Ironmonger (Master. 3 Men 2 Apprentes & 1

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Emma KENT 
John KENT 
Lillie Emma KENT
Alice C. KENT 
Sarah AMOS 
Fanny ROBINSON

Kent, Ben 


 
 
 

 

 

39 
12 


24 
13 

1896 







 

Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Gorlestone, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Serv 
Serv 

Ironmonger 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
General Serv (Domestic)
Nursemaid (Domestic Serv)

Clatworthy, Aug 
Hun AB

 
 
 



 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Augustine Clatworthy  
Rose Ann Clatworthy 
1 female servant

Clatworthy, Aug 
Clatworthy AR 
 
 
 
Clatworthy, Frank
 
 
 
 
 

age 46
 


age 40

Taunton

 
Bradwell, Suffilk 

Ironmonger
wife

1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

£55 
Clatworthy AR 
Clatworthy 
AR Clatworthy & Sons 
AR Clatworthy 
Clatworthy, Frank
Clatworthy & Son
Clatworthy & Son
Clatworthy & Son
Clatworthy & Sons
Watson, RG (Clatworthy & Son) 

Clatworthy, Aug 
5 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms
 

Ironmonger 

Hun AB
3 occupants

 
ironmonger
ironmongers
ironmongers
house & shop 
ironmomngers
ironmongers
ironmongers
ironmongers, paint merchants & tool dealers

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
£70

 
 
 
 
 

ironmonger etc
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
25
HUNGATE 4

Listed Building:
Early 18th century with alterations and additions. 2 storeys and attic, 2 windows, with 2 storey 2 window wing south. 4 windows at
1st floor with glazing bars and near-flush-frames. Stucco, lined and painted. Shop windows ground floor with wood cases. Steep
pantile roof, right half, with small dormer and massive chimney.

On the facade of Fair Trading in Hungate Lane, which is all part of the same property, there is a slat plaque which reads:
D

RI
1774

Plaques of this sort usually commemorate the building of the house & a recent marriage. I cannot identify the people concerned
I think this was at one time part of the property of No 2 Hungate. The valuation of No 2 fell from £8 to £7 to £7-10s, £5 in 1775, 1781,
1804, 1807. All property went up in value about 40% in 1804 and came down again in 1807.

1893 
 
 
1903 
 
 
1918 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT:  Established 1820: AM Money, Confectioner, Bread & Biscuit Baker, Dealer in
Corn & Flour of the Best Quality.  Attention is especially called to our Hollow Biscuits, which are
unequalled in quality.

 
 

 
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT:  WJ  Money,  Fancy  Bread and Biscuit Maker, Confectioner, etc, Hungate Street,
Beccles. Agent for “Hovis” Bread.  Bride Cakes of Superior Quality.  Bread Rolls made to order. Fancy
Biscuits.Tea, Coffee & Refreshments. Teas & Parties catered for.

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: late Nathaniel Pells; LOT 13: 4a & 6 HUNGATE. Two well-situated DWELLING HOUSES in
occupation of Mrs T Garrett, at rent of £37.

 

1832 
1838 

 

Money, James 
James Money, bake office

 
£4

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5165 
Men & 1 Boy
5166 
5167 
5168 

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Money, Jas 
Money, Jas 
James Money 
Money, Jas 
James Money  
Money, Jas 
Money, AM Mrs 

1841 
1851 
aged 45
1861 
aged 56
1871 
1881 

£14.10
£13.05
born Worlingham
£17.10
born Worlingham
£38.00
£38.00


Money, Jas 
Money, Jas 
baker & cornchandler 
Money, Jas 
baker & confectioner 
Money, Jas 
Money, AM 

Baker 
Baker 

 
 
wife, 2 sons, 2 daus
 
 
 
 

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Baker 

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widower, 1 son, 1 dau
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Baker 
Baker 

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Anna Maria MONEY 
43 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Head 
Confectioner & Corn  2

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William Jas. MONEY 
Ellen Mary MONEY
Harriet ELLIS 

Money, AM Mrs 
Money, Jas 
 
 
 
Money, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 

 

28 

£14.10
£14.10
Money, William 
Thorn & Tufnell
Clarke, CD & Son
Clarke, Chas 
Clarke, C & D & Son 
Drury 
Ford, Reginald 
Ford, Reginald 
Ford, Reginald 

16 




Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Money, AM 
Money, Ann 
machine bakery, confectioner & caterer
bakers
bakers
 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Scholar
General Serv (Domestic)

Hun AB
Hun AB

Ironmongers Apprentice

 
 

1896 
1904 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Daur 
Serv 

 
 

Baker 
Baker 

 
 
 

house & shop 
bakers 

 
£60

 
 
 
 
 

 

baker
baker
baker
baker

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
26
HUNGATE [6A] & 6 
 
Half the building, No 6A, was pulled down to widen the road May 1963
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hungate G
Listed Building: Early 18th century with alterations. 2 storeys and attic. Stucco, painted. 1 window, 1st floor, altered casement.
Rather steep roof. Wood cornice. Mid 19th century shop front with wood case with pilasters and vertical glazing bars.

1576 
 
1593 
 
1653c 
1653 
 
1671 
1697 
 
1715 
 
1727 
1729 
 
1767 
 
1767 
 
1768 
1772 
1790 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Merriman, for his tent he dwelleth in and his brother’s late Harry
Wild & Edwards
Richard Merriman, for the part of the tent late Edwards & Wylde, the which
16d 
Peter Burroughs (folio 189) 
Edward Blowers [I], for a tent late Peter Burroughs, anciently Richard Merryman
(folio 189) 
Edward Blowers[II], his tenement in Hungate  
Benjamin Blowers [I], entered his tax an Assembly holden 27 May 1697 (post
Isaac Blowers) 
Isaac Blowers [I], for a tent late Benjamin Blowers, before that Edward Blowers, formerly
Burroughs 
Isaac Blowers, [II], for a tent late Benjamin Blowers, before that Edward Blowers,
Isaac Blowers, late his Father 
before that Burroughs, late Isaac Blowers, his Father
Isaac Blowers, [III], for a tent late his Father, before of benjamin Blowers & formerly
of Burroughs 
Sale: To be let or sold in Beccles, large house late occupied by Mr Isaac Blowers,
outhouse, orchard, small distance from Church & market; enquiries Isaac Blowers, draper.
Isaac Blowers, messe in Hungate, late his Father’s (....James Holmes) 
Isaac Blowers, A house on the south side of Ingate [Hungate]
James Holmes, messe in Hungate, late Francis Belward (later Francis Beane) 

Task Bly 96
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
Task Bly 77
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 1s
Task

Task 
Task B48 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 1s
Value £3-10s

Survey 
Task B49 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task B88 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task B97 
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 4d
Task 1s

 

 
 
 

Task B118
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Norwich Merury 4 April
 
 
Rosehall Manor Court 

 
 

 
 
 

Rent 4d
Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
Rosehall Manor Court 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

PART A
1815 
 
1822 
 
1852 
1866 
PART B
1820 
 
1837 
1852 
1868 
 
 
1870.1
1869 
1869 
1918: 
 
 
 
 
tenants.Entrance
with  
 
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

James Beane, messe in Hungate in his own occupation, late Bohun, before Belward 
apportioned Rent 2d 
Daniel Hill, messe in Hungate in own occupation, late Holmes, before Belward &
since Beane. Rent 2d part of rent of 4d 
Nathaniel Pells [number 26 on Rix’s list]
Nathaniel Pells - exiting [number 26 on Rix’s list]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Rosehall Manort 
Rosehall Manor 
Rosehall Manor Court 

Benjamin Hellen, shoemaker,  messe in Hungate, formerly Holmes & late William
Aldis (later Mary Hillen 1837) 
Mary Hellen,  widow, messe in Hungate, late Aldis, Benjamin Hellen, decsd 
William Neal, late William Neal, carpenter 
Simon Borrett, Ale & Porter Dealer, Hungate, thanks for patronage of 12 years, disposed of business to
Mr John Green. He has moved the above business to premises late occupied by Mr Frederick Mills [No
10 Hungate]
Nathaniel Pells perhaps bought this, which was sold below?
TO BE LET: House & Shop in Hungate, in occupation of Simon Borrett. Apply N Pells
SALE: Furniture of Simon Borrett. Leaving Town.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 4d
Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Rosehall Manor Court 
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
Beccles paper Oct 

 
 

 
 

Rosehall Manor  
 
 
 
Rent 4d?
Beccles paper 27 Apr 
Beccles Paper 7 Sep 
Sale 20 August 

SALE: Property of Late Nathaniel Pells: 
 
 
SALOON with Closet, and TWO HAIRDRESSER’S SALOONS on First Floor.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

LOT 13.
Nos. 4A and 6, HUNGATE, comprising TOBACCONIST’S SHOP, with Counter, HAIRDRESSER’S

TWO WELL-SITUATED Shops and Dwelling House,

The adjoining SHOP, which is at present in the occupation of the Military Police as sub-
 
Earthen Sink and Water laid on, Larder and Coal Cellar, Large Sitting Room with Tiled Stove and
Closet, and Bedroom on First Floor, and Two Attics.
Brick and Tiled Warehouse, W.C., and Yard in rear with Back Entrance.

Hall from  Hungate Lane, with  Closet, Sitting  Room with Register Stove and Closet, Kitchen

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
27

 
 
 
1926  
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

This Lot is now in the occupation of Mrs. T. Garratt, as a yearly tenant, at the annual Rent of £37.
OUTGOINGS:  Land Tax as assessed;  Free Rent to the Manor of Rosehall and Ashmans 4d.
(Bought JP Larkman £450)
SALE: Mrs Garrett, No 6, Tobacconist shop, Hairdresser's Salon House & Carpenter's Shop
(Bought by Fiske Balls £900)

1963 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AGREEMENT 14 May 1963 BETWEEN
1. The Mayor of Beccles, etc
2. GH Hipperson, Station Road
Alterations to 6 Hungate and the demolition and disposal of 6a Hungate
AND 1a, 2a, 2, 4, 6 & Warehouse Hungate Lane
for £2,078
The Warehouse ex Clatworthy
Improvements to 6 Hungate to form self-contained flat
Disposal of terrace of 5 Brick & Tile Cottages & outbuildings, making good the gable ends of 6  
Hungate.
New windows put into first floor of No 6 at the back.

Lowtft Rec Off 33/15/3/2 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HUNGATE 6

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Wild, Harry 
Edwards
Merriman, Rich 
Merriman, Rich 
Blowers, Edw 
Burroughs, Peter 
Blowers, Edw 
Blowers, Benj 
Blowers, Isaac I 
Blowers, Isaac 2 
Blowers, Isaac 3 
Belward, Francis 
Holmes, Jas 

1500.1
1500.2
1576 
1593 
1653 
1653 
1671 
1697 
1714 
1727 
1767 
1770.1
1790 

 
 
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£3.10 




 
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1890 
1901 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Bowles & Son, Watchmakers
ADVERTISEMENT: Watches! Watches!! The noted House for Watches. Established 1885
WG Bowles, Practical Watch & Clock Maker, Jeweller & Optician, Hungate Street, Beccles.
A Choice assotment of Gold & Silver Watches, Clocks, & Jewellery. Solid Silver & Electroplated
Articles suitable for Wedding Presents & Presentations. Guinea Gold Wedding Rings. WGB has had
over 20 years experience in the Watch & Colock Repairing Trade. 

Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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1851 CENSUS
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1861 CENSUS
1861 CENSUS

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1881 CENSUS
5345 
5346 

Hun 

6.1 
6.1 
6.1 
6.1 

Beane, Francis 
Hill, Dan
Hill, Jas
Pells, Nath 
George Jarman 
Pells, Nath 
Peels, Nathaniel 
Pells, Nath 
Simon Borrett 
Sarah Foster 

Pells, Nath 
Pells, Nath 

1814 
1822 
1841 
 
aged 27
 
1855 
 
aged 42
aged 69

 
 

0.02 
0.02 
£18 
1851 
born Beccles 
1852 
£11 
1861 
born Stradbrooke
born Garboldisham

1871 
1881 




£9.50 

 
 
Hill, Dan

printer (compositor) 

Borrett, Simon

Wine cooper & beer house keeper
retired farmer’s widow 


 
 
 
Jarman, Geo 

 
 
Grocer

 
 
 
 
wife, 2 daus, 1 lodger
 

Hun G
Hun G
Hun G
 

 
 

Hun G

6.1 
6.1 
6.1 

0.02 

£13 

 
 
 
Hun G
Borrett, Simon 
Beer Ho keeper 
Hun G

6.1 
6.1 

£13 
£13 

Bullock, Edw 
Carr, MA

 
 

 
 

Hun G
Hun G

 

Hun 6.1
Hun 6.1

6.1 

Mary Ann WATTS
Mary Ann CARR 

Pells, Nath 



 

48 
50 

1896 



 

Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk 
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk 

Head 
Partner

Watchmaker 

 
 

Boot & Shoe Maker Seller
Boot & Shoe Maker Seller

Hun G

Bowles, Walt 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
28

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6.1 
6.1 
 
 
Balls, Fisher   ML Powell exors 
 
 
 
 
 

Pells, Nath 
Pells, N exors 
 
 

 
1906 
1914 
1927

1904 
Bowles, WG 
Bowles, Walter 

£15 


2 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms
watchmaker 

Bowles, Walt 

Watchmaker 
 
 

Hun G
3 occupants

 
 

 

1933+ 
Dade, Miss 
White, Stanley 
White, Stanley 
White, Stanley 
White, Stanley 

Harper, Charles 

Hawley & Co
ladies’ & gents’ hairdresser
gents’ hairdresser
gents’ hairdresser
gents’ hairdresser
gents’ hairdresser

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

HUNGATE 6.2
see photograph of Beverly Brothers shop from 1907

1899 
 
 
 
1926 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT:  The Beccles Toilet Club; Haircutting, Shaving, Shampooing & Singeing by
Experienced Man.  Our Motto: Cleanliness, Civility & Ability. Gentlemen waited on at their own  
Residences. Schools attended at Special Terms. Distance no object.
Beverley Brothers, Hungate Street, opposite Congregational Chapel, Beccles
SALE: Mrs Garrett: 6 HUNGATE: Old Established Business carried on. Ladies & Childrens  
Hairdressing SALLOON. Bathroom, Front SHOP with Tobacconist & Fancy Trade, Electric Light, with
or without DWELLING HOUSE & smaller SHOP, the only Ladies’ Saloon in the district. Owner  
retiring from business.
[purchased Mr Fiske Balls £900]

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 29 Jan 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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1851 CENSUS 

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1861 CENSUS 
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1881 CENSUS
5348 
5349 

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6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

Aldis, Wm 
Hellen, Benj 
Hellen, Mary 
Pells, Nath 
Ann Knights 
Elizabeth Oakes 

Neal, Wm 
Pells, Nathaniel 
Pells, Nath 
Elizabeth Oakes 
Pells, Nath 
Pells, Nath 

 
1820 
1837 
 
aged 31
aged 36

 
1855 
 
aged 44
 
 

1800.1
0.04 
0.04 
1851 
born Beccles 
born Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk

1852 
£8.1 
1861 
born Thorpe, Norfolk 
1871 
1881 

 


£8.05 

 
 
 

milliner & dressmaker 

 
 
 
Knights, Ann 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
u.m., 1 visitor

 

 
Hun G
Hun G
 
u.m., sister

Hun G
Hun G

dressmaker 

Oakes, Eliz

6.2 
6.2 
6.2 

0.04 

 

 
 
 
Hun G

Oakes, Eliz 
dressmaker 
Mayhew, Chas 
Mayhew, Chas 

Dressmaker 
sister
Chemist
Chemist master 

Hun G

6.2 
6.2 

£11 
£11 


 

Hun G
Hun G

Hun 
Hun 

6.2 
6.2 
6.2 
 
 
 

Charles N. MAYHEW 
Maria MAYHEW 

Pells, Nath 
Pells, Nath 
Pells, N exors 
 
 
 


54 

1896 
1904 
Beverley Bros 
Garrett, Mrs T 
Garrett, Mrs Thirza
Garrett, Mrs T 

50 

 
£17 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 



shop only
 
 
 

Southwold, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife

 
Tobacconist 

Chemist (Master)


 
 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 

Vasey, Thos 
Beverley, Septms

 

Hun G
Hun G

 
 
 

tobacconist
hairdresser
tobacconist

HUNGATE 4a 6a 

 
1914 

 
Bryant, Edward 

 

 
 
 
Hun 6a
 
 

 
 
 
Balls, Fisher   ML Powell exors 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Pollard, Frederick
Pollard, Mrs Charles 
1933+ 
On the Square Library Ltd
Bickers, Ralph

shopkeeper
confectioner
confectioner
Hawley & Co

1922 
1927 

 
Harper, Charles 

 
 

 
 

1936 
1948 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
29
HUNGATE - Blacksmith’s Shop

Behind No 12
1809 
 
 
1832 
 
1836 
1844 
1843/44
1850 
 
 
1859 
Moved to  
1862 
 
1874 
 
1890 
 
 
1893 
 

Manor Court Book 

William Aldis, Blacksmith:
Piece of Waste Land abutting on land leading from Hungate on the EAST, SOUTH & WEST
& upon a Garden belonging to James Holmes on the NORTH contains 1 & 1/2 Rods 
George Pleasants, blacksmith, land near Hungate Street [in 1830 George Pleasants, blacksmith and

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 2s 6d

shoeing smith had been listed in Rooks Lane] 
SALE: by Robert Oswald of Real Estate of Insolvent George Pleasants, Blacksmith, Hungate  

 
 
Ipswich Journal 31 Dec 

 
 
 
 
 

George Pleasants, blacksmith, Hungate
John Pleasants of Holton, Suffs, farmer, Land late George Pleasants
Philip C Benns, shoemaker; piece of land, late waste, abutting lane leading from Hungate Street on
EAST, SOUTH & WEST
late property of John Pleasants  
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT: William Alecock’s Shoeing  Forge & General Smithy (near the Cross Keys) singes
horses by Gas.
William Alecock, Shoeing Forge & General Smithery. Thanks for last 38 years support. Has taken his
son into partnership.

Directory

 
 
 
 

- & upon a garden late of James Holmes [6 Hungate] on the NORTH

(later William Alecock) 
W Alecock, shoeing smith etc, near the Cross Keys, Hungate. Thanks for the last 23 years.
shop formerly occupied by George Pleasants.

 
 
Rent 2s 6d
Bec Paper Jan 
 
Beccles Paper 21 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper 22 Sep 
 
 
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: EO Chenery, Shoeing & General Smith, Mill, Bill & Edge Tool Maker,
Locksmith, Bellhanger & Gasfitter; Hungate Street, Beccles; Knives & Scissors Ground. Horses &
Traps to Let.

 
 

 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: JC Sharpin, Registered Shoeig Smith, Hungate Street, Beccles. Certified by the
Worshipful Company of Farriers.

 
 
 

1869 
1879 

 
 

 
 

William Alecock, shoeing smith d 1885
William Alecock, shoeing smith

1881 CENSUS
5375 
5376 
5377 
5378 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kent, BW exors 
 

William ALCOCK
Hannah ALCOCK
Bessie ALCOCK 
Samuel ALCOCK

 
 
 
 
 
 





1889 
1892 
1907 
1912 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 

70 
68 
27 
34 

Edward Chenery, blacksmith
John Sharpin, blacksmith
John Sharpin, blacksmith
John Sharpin, blacksmith
Arthur Payne, blacksmith
Arthur Payne, blacksmith
Arthur Payne, blacksmith 
Arthur Payne, blacksmith




Beccles, Suffolk 
Cratfield, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Head 
Wife
Daur
Son 

Shoeing & General Smith (Master 1 Man)
Shoeing Smith

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
£30 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
30
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
31
HUNGATE  8  
was the Blue Bell
- later The Dispensary 
 
 
 
Hungate A

Number 8
Listed Building; 18th century. 2 storeys and attic. Brick, painted. Rather steep slate roof. Eaves soffit. 4 windows, sash in flush
frames. Mid 19th century shop front [designed by Arthu Pells in 1891] with wood case with pilasters and vertical glazing bars.

1600.1
1649 
1660c 
1664 
1670 
1671 
1685 
1693 
1696 
1718 
1736 
1749 

Beccles Manor  

John Merriman
Heirs of John Merriman 
Samuel Nevill, for a tent late Merriman (folio 216) (post John Manby) 
Samuel Nevill, tent called the Blue Bell & shop at Sheepgate, formerly John Merriman 
Samuel Nevill for messuage called the Blue Bell in Sheepgate
Samuel Nevill, his tenement called the Blue Bell 
John Manby, late Sam Nevill, sometime Merriman 
Widow Manby, for the Blue Bell, Sheepgate
Isaac Debnam, in right of his wife, widow of John Manby, late Nevill 
John Crisp, tent in Hungate late Samuel Nevill, before that Manby 
John Crisp, for part of the Blue Bell, late Manby 
William Crisp, messe in Sheepgate, the Blue Bell, late John Crisp, before Manby

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2s 4d
Task 1s
Rent
Rent 1s 8d
Value £3
Task 1s
Rent 1s 1d
Task 1s
Task 1s
Rent 1s 1d
Rent 1s 1d?

Task 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Survey 
Task 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Task 

 
 
 

Task 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

DIVISION A 
1797 
 
1803 
 
1803 
1815 
 
1820 
 
1822 
 
 
 
 
 
1826 
 
1830 
 
“1829”
1845 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1851 
1893 
 
1903 
 
1904 

 

No 8 HUNGATE,
Mary Carpenter, widow, messe in Sheepgate, formerly called the Blue Bell, William
Crisp, since of John Price
Mary Carpenter, of Beccles, widow: To my daughter Mary Ann Foster messuage in
Beccles or Ingate next Beccles in my own use & all my wearing apparel.... etc
Mary Ann Foster or her husband
William Carpenter, of Aldeby, Esq, messe in Sheepgate, formerly called the Blue Bell,
formerly Wiliam Crisp, after of John Price, Esq , late Mary Carpenter (later Thomas Farr) 
Elizabeth Johnson [will dated 15 Feb 1820: I give my messuage in Hungate, now in my
occupation & all other real estate, to my friend Lydia Garnham of Beccles, spinster]

Became Beccles Dispensary. It was specifically aimed at the poor. - In the year 1827-28 it dealt with 238
people -  45 of them were described as being relieved, 6 as incurable, 1 discharged for non-attendance &
3 discharged at their own request. 11 died and 57 remained on their books. It was staffed by a  
permanent, but completely unqualified, Matron, plus three doctors who attended gratuitously - two
Crowfoots & a Davy. One of the stipulations was that no apprentices nor servants would be admitted, -
presumably because they were considered to be the responsibility of their masters.
Lydia Garnham, spinster. [will proved 1828: Executors to sell and dispose of my
mesuage in Hungate Street.]

Thomas Farr, messe on west side of Hungate, formerly William Carpenter, purchased
of Lydia Garnham  (later Miss H Cooper) 

The Dispensary
 
 
 
 
 
Hungate Z
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 7d
Will proved 31 Mar 
 

 
 

Mother’s will
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 

Rent 7d
Will 
 
Printed Accouns 1834 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Will 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Rent

Rent 7d
Beccles Manor Rental 

Thomas Farr, for house in Hungate, late Lydia Garnham, formerly Foster
 
 
 
occupation of Mrs Clarke & adjoining the premises of Mr Lionel Swan, - to hold the said premises &  
appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Harriot Cooper & her heirs for ever
 
 
 
 

 
WILL OF THOMAS FARR, retired brewer, of Waveney Hous, Puddingmoor
I give to Harriot Cooper of Beccles, spinster, now residing in my family, a messuage in Beccles used as a
Dispensary [8 Hungate] & also a messuage in Beccles near the Church Gate [37 Newmarket] in the

Will: 30 July

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[Harriot Cooper was born in 1804 and was the daughter of Henry Cooper, cabinet maker & landlord
of the White Swan Public House, 36 Newmarket , who died in April 1845. She died unmarried &
intestate 26 May 1881. The properties were inherited by her brother’s son Henry Cooper, of 105
Murray Street,  Hoxton, London.]

Harriet Cooper, messe on west side of Hungate, formerly Lydia Garnham, late  T Farr 
ADVERTISEMENT: J Ward, Outfitter & Purchaser of Ladies & Gentlemen’s Left-Off Wearing  
Apparel, Hungate
ADVERTISEMENT: SA Ward, Outfitter & Purchaser of Ladies’, Gentlemen’s  & Children’s Left-off
Wearing Apparel, Hungate Street, Beccles
Mrs Sarah Ward

Beccles Manor Court 
Rent 7d
Beccles Almanack 
 
 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
32
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
ADVERTISEMENT: Branford, Watchmaker and Jeweller; Hungate, Beccles; Repairs: Town and Country.
HUNGATE 8

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1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 







Carpenter, Mary 
Mary Anne Foster
Carpenter, Wm Esq
Johnson, Eliz 
Garnham, Lydia 
Farr, Thos 
Farr, Thos 
Robert Atkins 
Susan Atkins 
Charles Atkins 
2 Paupers

1800.1
1803? 
1815 
1817.1
1826 
 
 
70  
70 
10

 
 
0.07 
 
 
1830 
1841 
born Beccles 
born Beccles 

 
 

 
 
0.07 
£18 

 
 
 
 
 


plasterer
Matron of Dispensary

 
 
 
 
 
 
Atkins, Jas 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hun Z
Hun Z
Hun Z
Hun Z
Hun Z
 
 

Hun Z
 

Hun Z

Hun 
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1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
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1861 CENSUS:  
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1881 CENSUS
5351 
5352 

Hun 
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Hun    
 
 
 
Hun 
 
 
 
 
 


Cooper, Harriet 
Cooper, Harrt 
Mary Maplestone
Cooper, Harrt 
Cooper, Harrt 
Mary Maplestone
Cooper, Harrt 
Cooper, Harrt 

1851 
1851 
aged 56
1855 
1861 
age 66
1871 
1881 

0.07 
£15.15
born Beccles 
£12 
£14 
born Beccles 
£14 
£14 


 
Maplestone, Mary
matron of dispensary 
Maplestone, Mary
Maplestone, Mary
Matron of Dispensary 
Beccles Dispensary
Reynolds, Jane 

 

 
Dispensary Matron

 

Hun Z
Hun Z
visitor

 



Dispensary Matron
Hun Z

widow, granchild, 1 patient
 
Dressmaker 



 

Hun Z
Hun Z

Hun 
Hun 




 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Jane REYNOLDS
Sarah REYNOLDS

Cooper, Harrt 
Ward, Sarah, Mrs
Ward, SA  Bowles
 
 
 
Branford, Herbert
 
 
 
 
 



1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

55 
44 

 
£23 
Ward, SA





 

Shadingfield, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Ward, Sarah Mrs 
Ward, Sarah Mrs 
shop & dwelling 

Head
Dressmaker (Employing 6 Hands)

Hun Z

Sister 
Resident
wardrobe dealer
4 bedrooms, 1 sitting room & shop 

 
2 occupants

 
 
 

Branford, Herbert
Branford, Herbert
Branford, Herbert
Branford & Son 
Branford & Son 
Branford & Son 
Branford & Son 
Brandord & Son 

Watch & Clock maker
Watch maker
 
watch makers
watch makers
watch makers
watchmakers
watchmaker

house & shop 
 
£35

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
33
HUNGATE 10  (my numbering) [before 1753 see Hungate 8] [Blue Bell]

Listed Building: 18th century with alterations. 3 storeys 2 windows, near-flush-frame, mainly sash with glazing bars, somewhat
altered. Stucco, lined and painted. Wood reeded doorcase. Group value. [Building wrecked since then.]

1753 
 
1753 
 
1775 
 
1788 
 
1799 
1820 
 
“1829”
1830 
1862 
 
1866 
1867 
1867 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
same..
 
1874 
 
1874 

Task 

 
 

John Price, two thirds of a tent in Hungate, late of John Crisp, before Manby, formerly
Nevill at 8d, the whole 1s
John Price, Esq., messe in Hungate, the Blue Bell, in occupation of Robert Mann, late
William Crisp, before John Crisp 
John Boost, the younger, for two thirds part of a tent in Hungate, formerly John Crisp
before Manby & since of John Price, Esq 
Samuel Kent, messe in Sheepgate or Hungate, formerly called the Blue Bell, late John
Crisp, before Manby 
LAND TAX: William Carpenter: empty 
John Norman, carpenter, messe in Sheepgate, formerly called the Blue Bell, formerly
John Crisp, since Sam Kent, lately William Carpenter, Esq. 
John Norman, late Carpenter 
John Norman, carpenter, messe on westside of Hungate, late William Carpenter, Crisp 
DEATHS: On the 20th September, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr John NORMAN; in the 92nd year of
her age.
Rosehall Manor Rental extinguished for this property
SALE: Household Effects of John Norman, deceased
SALE: LOT 1:  Compact Dwelling House in Hungate, late in the occupation of John Norman, deceased,
Containing Entrance Hall, good front sitting room, 3 bedrooms, large attics, Kitchen & Offices, with an
entrance into the back Yard.
Freehold. Apportioned Land Tax 6s; Free Rent to the Manor of Rosehall & Ashmans  5d;
The owners & occupiers of this Lot will have a right of way to and taking water from the pump standing
in the property belonging to Mr William Neal, on paying one eighth of the repairs of the same.
Lot 1: Indentures dated 17 & 18 November 1819, being a conveyance.
Apportioned land-tax   6s.
Free Rent to the Manor of Rosehall and Ashmans  5d
The owners and occupiers of this lot will have a right of way to and taking water from the pump
standing on the property belonging to Mr William Neal, on paying one-eighth of the repairs of the

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 7d
Task 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Value 16s

Land Tax
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 5d

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rosehall Manor Court 
Beccles Paper 23 Sep 
 
 
Rosehall Manor 
Beccles Paper 10 Sep 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0d. 
 
 

SOLD to Mr Simon Borrett for £134
SALE [No 10]: FURNITURE of Rev Henry Stacey [Assistant Congregational Minister], who is leaving
the Town, on the premises in Hungate.
Henry Stacey and his wife killed in the train crash at Thorpe

Beecles Paper 9 June 
 
 
Beecles Paper 15 Sep 
1927 
SALE: No 10 HUNGATE; SHOP & RESIDENCE containing Hall, 3 Sitting Rooms, Kitchen etc, 5 Bedrooms & 5 Attics
Beecles Paper 17 May 

Hun 
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1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
 
 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS: 
Hun 
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1881 CENSUS
5354 
5355 
5356 
5357 

10 
10 

Norman, Jn 
Norman, Jn 
John Norman 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 
Norman, Jn 
Norman, John 
Green, Jn
Green, Jn

1841 
1851 
aged 76
1855 
1855 
1855 
1861 
age 86
1871 
1881 

£18 
£8 
born Diss
£10.05
£6.1 
£1.1 
£12 
born Diss, Norfolk
£12 
£12 



 



Norman, Jn 
Norman, Jn 
carpenter, employs 2 men 
Norman, John
Norman, John 
Jarman, Geo [empty] 
Norman, Jn 
retired carpenter 
Stacey, Hen Rev 
Meehan, Emma 

Carpenter 
Carpenter 

Hun H

Hun H
wife,  3 grandchild, 1 lodger

10 
 
 
10 

Shop, Yard, Outbuildings

Printing Office 
Carpenter retd 
widower, 2 grandchildren
Clergy 
Boarding Ho 

Hun H

10 
10 

 
 


 

Hun H
Hun H

Hun 10
Hun 10
Hun 10
Hun 10

Emma MEEHAN
Isabella MEEHAN
Thomas MEEHAN
Emma MEEHAN


 
 
 

40 
15 
13 
11 




Broowick, Norfolk, England
London, Middlesex, England
London, Middlesex, England
London, Middlesex, England

Head 
Daur
Son 
Daur 

Boardinghouse Keeper

Grocers Assistant
Scholar

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
34

5358 
5359 
5360 
5361 
5362 

Hun 10
Hun 10
Hun 10
Hun 10
Hun 10

Ernest MEEHAN 
Charles MEEHAN
Herbert MEEHAN
Walter VINIE 
Frederick CURTIS

 
 
 




20 
19 





London, Middlesex, England
Wymondham, Norfolk, England 
Wymondham, Norfolk, England 
Holbrook, Suffolk, England
London, Middlesex, England

Son 

Scholar
Son 
Son
Grocer (Journeyman)
Cooper (Journeyman)

Scholar

Boarder
Boarder

HUNGATE 12 (my numbering) [before 1753 see Hungate 8] Hungate Stores

1867 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
premises  
said yard with or
 
 
 
 
 
 
1873 
 
1893 
 
 
 
1894

Beccles Paper 8 Oct 

SALE : LOT 2: John Norman, deceased.
 
 
 
 
 
building with the loft over unoccupied & fronting Hungate Lane.
 
 
 
 
 
 
pump & well standing & being in the said Yard & drawing & taking water from the same pump or well  
on paying one fourth part of the expense of keeping the said pump or well and all the going gears
belonging thereto in good repair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT desirable Dwelling House in Hungate, now occupied by Mr Robert Aldous, at the annual
rent of £16.
Containing: Two front Sitting Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen & Offices, together with BUSINESS  
PREMISES adjoining, occupied by Edward Raven at the annual Rent of £12.
Comprising Spacious Yard, Range of Carpenter’s Shops, Loft, Stables, Outbuildings, Sawpit & the

Freehold; Apportioned Land Tax 16s 11d;
This Lot is sold subject to a right of way & passage for the owners & occupiers of the adjoining
premises into, through & out of the two several great gates opening into the Yard of the premises,
comprised in this Lot & into Hungate respectively, & through & over the said Yard with or without
horses, carts & carriages, for conveying coal, fuel, muck & sand.
The owners of this Lot will have a right of way into, through and over the said Yard, to & from the

 

Lot 2: indenture dated 9 February 1818, being also a conveyance on a sale.
Apportioned land-tax  l0s. 1d.
This lot is sold subject to a right of way and passage for the owners and occupiers of the adjoining
 
 
 
The owners and occupiers of this lot will have a right of’ way into through and over the said yard to and
from the pump or well standing and being in the said yard, and of drawing and taking water from the
same pump or well on paying one fourth part of the expenses of keeping the said pump or well and all
the going gears belonging thereto in good repair.
As to Lot 2, with an Indenture dated the 9th February 1818, being also a conveyance on a sale.
SOLD to Mr Ecclestone for £570
SALE of FURNITURE, 3 Carpenter’s Benches, Vices, Iron Cramps, Ladders, Grindstone, Handstone &
Stock-in-Trade of Edward Raven
ADVERTISEMENT: Wine, Ale & Stout Stores, Hungate Street, Beccles
Champagne 5s a bottle; Port 1s 3d, 2s, 2s 6d, 3s, 3s 6d, 4s per bottle.
Ales & Stout from the Wood: Extra Strong Old Burton Ale 1s per Pot; Best London Stout 5d per Pot.

premises into, through and out of the two several great gates opening into the yard of the
 
without horse, carts and carriages, for conveying coal, fuel, muck and sand.

comprised in this lot, and into Hungate street respectively, and through and over the

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 22 Jul 
 
 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Samuel C Turner
POLICE COURT: Samuel Turner, Hungate Stores, [12] HUNGATE, accused of serving drink after hours.
Constable found 6 people with empty glasses in room at the back. Turner said there had been no drink
sold after 11pm. Case one of grave suspicion, but dismissed. Samuel Turner said that he had occupied the
premises for 18 years.
LICENCES: Mr Everitt of Watson & Everitt formally applied for renewal of licence of Hungate Stores. The
tenant had served in the South African War & was now fighting abroad.

East Suff Gaz 2 Oct 
1917
East Suff Gaz 6 Mar 
1919 
 
 
ALE STORES CLOSED
HUNGATE 12
1868 
Beccles paper Oct 
Simon Brett, Ale & Porter Dealer, Hungate, thanks for patronage of 12 years, disposed of business to
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
35

 
 

 
 

 
Mills [No 10 Hungate]

Mr John Green. He has moved the above business to premises late occupied by Mr Frederick  

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1861 CENSUS : 
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12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 

Merriman, Jn 
Merriman, Jn heirs
Nevill, Sam 
Nevill, Sam 
Manby, Jn 
Manby, Wid 
Debnam, Isaac 
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Wm 
Price, Jn
Price, Jn [part] 
Boost, Jn
Kent, Sam 
Carpenter, Wm Esq
Norman, Jn 
Norman, Jn 
Norman, Jn 
Norman, Jn 
Mary Gibson 
Norman, Jn 
Ann Mitchell 
Green, Jn
William Harper  46, Wife, 2 daughters & 1 female servant, Iron Founder employing 6 men (Born at Westhatton)
Green, Jn
Marion Jarman 

1600.1
1649 
1664 
1671 
 
1693 
1696 
1700.1
1736 
 
1753 
1753 
1775 
 
1799 
1820 
1829 
1841 
1851 
aged 84
1861 
aged57
1861 

 
 

£3 
1680.1
1.01 


 
1749 
0.07 
0.08 
0.08 
1788 
16 
0.06 
0.06 
£16 
£14 
born Worlingham
£14 
born Kilburn 
£14 

 
 







 



0.06 




 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
Gibson, Mary 
Gibson, Mary 
freeholder 
Harper, Wm 
owner of freehold houses 
Jarman, Thos 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Resident
Resident
 
Iron Founder 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 lodger, 1 servant

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Hun A

Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Hun A 
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Hun A 
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Hun A 
Blue Bell
Blue Bell
Blue Bell

Blue Bell

 
 

Blue Bell
 
 
Blue Bell
12 

Hun A
widow, 1 son
 

12 
 
 
Hun AC
12 
 

1851 
age 66

£11 
born Hempnall 

Mitchell, Ann 
fancy draper 

 
1 dau

 
Hun AC

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1881 CENSUS
5368 
5369 
5370 
5371 
5372 
5373 

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Hun  
occupants

 
 
 
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12 
12 

Green, Jn
Green, Jn

 
 

1871 
1881 

£15 
£15 


Green, Jn
Turner, Sam 

 

 
Beer Ho

 
 

Hun AC
Hun AC

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10 &12
10 & 12
10 &12

Samuel C. TURNER
Sarah TURNER 
Gertrude M. TURNER 
Samuel J. TURNER
Sarah K. TURNER
Mary A. OSBORN

Ind Coope 
Ind Coope 
Ind Coope 


30 
23 


11 m 
16 

1896 
1904 
1906 







 
£35 
Keen, Thomas 

Bramerton, Norfolk
Norwich, Norfolk,
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ashfield, Suffolk, England 


Head 
Wife

Lisenced Victualler (Beer House Keeper)

Daur 
Son 
Daur

Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 

 
 
 

Serv 
Eglington, Geo 
Keene, Thos 
dwelling & public house 

General Serv (Domestic)
 
Beer Retailer 

 
Hun AC

Hun AC
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

7

 
 
 
10 & 12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Elliott, Alex 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1936 
1948 
1948 
1954 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Turner, Ernest 
Girling, John 
Girling, Mrs Mary
Frost, Wm 
Leech, Arthur
Prudential Assurance Co
Leech, Arthur
Prudential Assurance
Leech, Arthur
Bibby, JJ & Sons 
Norwich Union Insurance
Pagoda Restaurant

beer retailer
shopkeeper

 
 
house & shop 
 
£20

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
cattle food manufacturers

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun  
Hun  

10a 
10a 
12a 
12a 
12a 

 
Elliott, Alex 
 
 
 

 

1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 

Middleton, Thomas
Miles, Lucy 
Miles, Lucy 
Miles, Evelyn 
Moser, Mrs R 

 
 
 
 

house & shop 
ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser

 
£35

 
 
 

 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
36
HUNGATE 14 (my numbering)
Ellough Manor

1700.1
1700.2
1798 
1799 
1823 
1851 
 
1864 

Ellough Manort 

Stanford
 
Peter King, tailor, messe in Hungate, late Stanford 
Peter King, owner, occupied by himself 
Rev Dashwood, messe in Hungate, late William Aldis, before Peter King 
BOOT & SHOE MAKER: Robert Claxton, & Leather Cutter, taken Shop lately occupied by Mr  
Mitchell. October 1851
SALE: Rev Jarret Dashwood’s property by order of Charles Burton Dashwood, Esq.
LOT 2: Comfortable Dwelling House with large front shop, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 3 large attics &
convenient offices in Hungate
James Ecclestone [ No 12] applies for licence to sell all intoxicating liquors - to be consumed on & off
the Premises. Owner or lessee John Shardelow, from whom he rents them. Lately occupied as Grocer &
Draper
ADVERTISEMENT: The Golden Canister:  JT Ecclestone, Family Grocer & Draper, Provision  
Merchant & Italian Warehouseman, The New Supply Stores, London Road, Beccles [Hungate]; Choice
Groceries & Provisions; Mild Wiltshire Breakfast Bacon - Special Cure; Prime Suffolk-Cured Hams &
Bacon; Chaps & Tongues;  Agents for Palethorpe’s Royal Cambridge Sausages & Pork Pies; Received
twice a week; Crosse & Blackwell’s Pickles, Jams & Jellies, Bottled Tart Fruits, Etc; Huntley & Palmers
& Peak Frean’s Biscuits.

William Aldis
Ellough Manor 
Ellough Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Rent 2d
Value 12s
Rent 2d

 
 
Land Tax 
Ellough Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Jul 

 
 
1873 
 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Aug 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hun 
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Hun 

10 
10 
10 
King, Peter 
10 
10 
 

Aldis, Wm 
Stanford
King, Peter 

 
1700.2
 
1799 
1823 
1841 
1855 

1700.1
 
1798 
12 
0.02 
£13.05
£11 

 
 
0.02 



 

 
 

 
 
Flowerday, Ed 
Claxton, Robert

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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10

 
Dashwood, Jar Rev
Dashwood, Jar Rev
Dashwood, Jar Rev

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1881 CENSUS
5380 
5381 
5382 
5383 
5384 
5385 
5386 
5387 
5388 
Apprentice
5389 

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14 
Shardalow, Jn 
1881 
£43 
Ecclestone, Jas 
Grocer master 
Hun A

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James ECCLESTONE 
Mary ECCLESTONE 
Min ECCLESTONE
Ellen ECCLESTONE 
Tom ECCLESTONE
Elea ECCLESTONE
Lillian. BLAND 
Charles F. JEMNER
Albert E. BR AY 



13 
 

20 
23 
15 
15 

39 
40 






Barford, Norfolk,

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Scotland
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England 
Plymouth, Devon, England

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Grocer & Draper (Master Employg 5 Hands)

Wife
Scholar
Daur 
Scholar
Drapers Assistant
Assistant
Assistant
Apprentice 

 

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar

 



 

Son 
Niece 
 

 
 

Milliner
Grocers Assistant

 
Grocers

Hun 14
14 
14 
14 
 
 
 
14 
 
 
 
 
 

Jane Sarah WELLS
Shardalow, Jn 
Price, Rich 
Price, Richard 
 
 
 
Dowsing, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 


1896 
 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965
1974

17 
 
1904 
International Stores
Dowsing, William
Dowsing, Arthur 
Dowsing, Wm Arthur 
Dowsing, Wm 
Dowsing, Wm 
Jays house furnishers
Beccles Working Men’s Co-opfurniture Dept



£50 

London, Middlesex, England
Ecclestone, Jas 

Grocery Stores only
furniture dealer
house furnisher

Serv 
 
 

General Serv (Domestic)
Hun A
 

Grocer
Nat Tea Co 

Hun A

 
 
 

furniture dealer
 
furniture dealer

house & shop 
 
£75

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
37
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
38
HUNGATE 14a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungate D

Listed Building: 18th century with alterations. 2 storey & attic. Red brick. 5 windows, sash with glazing bars and flush frames. 3
dormers. Pantile roof. Wood eaves band. 4 panel door with eliptical arch and radial fanlight. Shop front, right, with wood case.
Group value.

see Print of shop, late Cherney, then Aaron Mobbs from Read Crisp’s Almanack 1859
1593 
1613c 
1654 
1657 
 
 
 
1659 
1669 
1669 
2d
1681 
1681 
1817
 

 

Symon Smith, for the tent in Hungate late Mr Rede, before Wetherles 
John Russell, two tents in Hungate, late Thomas Smyth, one 6d, the other 2d (folio 63) 
Thomas Murton, for a tent in Hungate, late Russell 
Ann Murton, widow, tent in Sheepgate.
BETWEEN Edward Blowers, on the NORTH;
Thomas Scarlett on the SOUTH;
Edward Blowers on the WEST;
Samuel Nevill, tent in Hungate, late Russell vid John Russell
Stephen Watson, for two tents in Hungate, late Russells, sometime Smith 
Stephen Watson, the other 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 8d
Task 6d

Task Bly 99
Task R2 & R3 
 
 
 
 
 
Task M 35
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

(folio 211) 

 
 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d
 

Task N14
Task W34
 
 
 
 
 
Task
Task W 34

 
 

Robert Gardner, for two tents in Hungate, sometime Smith 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 2d

Task G32

Robert Gardner, the other
SALE: LOT 1:  HUNGATE  at the King’s Head, by Samuel Crowe
A small Freehold Messuage, with the Appurtenances In Hungate Street, Beccles, In good repair, lately in
the occupation of Mr Suggate, Surgeon, and now untenanted.

 
 
 
 
Task G32
Norwich Mercury 11 Oct
 

1841 
1857 
 
 
 
1863 
 
1863 
1890 
 
1893 
 
 
1903 
 

 
 

Joseph Chinery
ADVERTISEMENT: Hungate Street, Beccles; Aaron Mobbs, (late Mr J Chenery) Wholesale & Retail
Grocer, Tea Dealer, Cheesemonger & General Provision Merchant. An assortment of Glaas &  
Earthenware constantly onn hand at the Lowest Prices for Cash Only. Also Retailer of Kaye’s  
Worsdell’s Vegetable Restorative Pills. Terms - Cash only.
SALE: of Aaron Mobbs, junior, Grocer, Hungate : Glass, China & Earthenware & Household Furniture  
(Benefit of Creditors)
James Ecclestone taken business of Aaron Mobbs, General Grocer, Opens Friday, 13th February 1863

Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Bec Paper 10 Feb 
 
 
Bec Paper 10 Feb 
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT:  George Smith, Pork Butcher, Grocer, Tea Dealer, Tobacconist, Fancy Draper,
London Road, Beccles

 
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: George Smith, Pork Butcher, London Road, Beccles [Hungate], First class Home
Made Sausages Daily at 8d per lb. No better to be had in the Trade.  Fresh Home-Tried Lard, 6d, 7d &
8d lb. Home-Cured  Hams, Breasts & Chaps. London Road Stores

 
 

 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: G Smith, Pork Butcher, Hungate Street, Beccles; Pork & Sausages of the Best
Quality. Pure Lard 8d per lb.

 

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1851 CENSUS 
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1861 CENSUS 
1861 CENSUS

14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 

Wetherley 
Rede, Mr
Smith, Symon 
Russell, Jn [2] 
Murton, Thos 
Murton, Ann wid
Nevill, Sam 
Watson, Steph [2]
Gardner, Robt [2]
Chinery, Jos 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Joseph Chenery 
Chinery, Sarah 
Chinery, Josh 
Aaron Mobbs 
Sarah Boon 

 
1500.2
1593 
1600.1
1654 
1657 
1659 
1669 
1681 
1839 
1841 
1851 
aged 65
1856 
1861 
age 25
age 91

1500.1
 
0.06 
0.08 
0.06 
 
0.06 
0.08 
0.08 
0.06 
£16 
£15.15
born Wilby, Suffs 
0.06 
£16 
born Ellingham 
born Carlton 

 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
grocer, draper, hardwareman
 
Mobbs, A
Grocer, master 
old servant, living on annuity

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grocer
Grocer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun D
Hun BX
Hun BX
Hun BX

Hun D
 

wife, 1 dau, grandson, 1 visitor, 1 servant
 
Grocer, master 
wife, son

14 
14 


 
 

 

Hun B
Hun BX

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
39

Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5391 
5392 
5393 
5394 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun  
 
 
 
Hun 14
 
 
 
 
 

14 
14 

Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 

1871 
1881 

£18 
£18 


Ecclestone late 
Smith, Geo 

 
 

 
Dealer general 

Hun BX
Hun BX

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 

14 
14 
14 
 
 
 
Suggate, Alfred   Harrod, Miss
 
 
 
 
 

George SMITH 
Elizabeth SMITH
Esther SMITH 
Clara SMITH 

Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Mrs 
 
 
 



 
 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

38 
37 
16 
14 

 
£18 
Page JE
Page & Co 
Buckenham, G 
Buckenham, George & Son 
Buckenham, George & Son 
Buckenham, George & Son 
Buckenham, G 
Buckenham, RC 
Buckenham V 
Buckenham V 







 

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

Smith, Geo 
Page, Ernest 
Shop & dwelling 
 
 

Head 

General Dealer Pork Butcher ... Shopkeeper
Wife
Daur 

(Assistant In General Shop)

Daur 
 
Watchmaker 

(Assistant In General Shop)
Grocer/Butcher 

Hun BX
Hun BX

2 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
Jeweller
Home Dairy
dairymen
 
dairymen
dairyman
dairyman
grocer
grocer

3 occupants

 
 
 

house & shop 
£35

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

[and No 16]
[and No 16]

 
 
 
HUNGATE 16-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungate B

No 20 & 20a date from 1699 according to the date on the brickwork on the south gable
Listed Buildings: Nos 16 & 18
18th century with alterations. 2 storey and attic. Red brick. 5 windows, sash with glazing bars and flush frames. 3 dormers. Pantile
roof. Wood eaves band. 4 panel door with elliptical arch and radial bar fanlight. Shop front, right, [14a] with wood case. Group
value.
Number 20 & 20a
17th century, with alterations. 2 storeys and attic. red brick. 1st floor band. Dutch gable with 99 in iron ties (16...is missing). 3
windows, at first floor with glazing bars and flush frames. Pantile roof. Moulded eaves cornice. 2 dormers. Coupled entrances with
elliptical radial-bar fanlights.

1649 
2s 2d
1653 
 
 
1660.1
 
1670c 
1671 
1693 
1699 
1711 
1730 ?
1736 
1736 
1739 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Richard Cotton, Sheepgate 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent
Beccles Manor Court 

Thomas Scarlett, tent & yard & gardens on west side of Sheepgate or Hungate,
next the house sometime of Simon Merryman on the NORTH.
Purchased of  Richard Cotton & William Wright 
Robert Margerom, messuage in Hungate, one moiety purchased of Nicholas
Barmby, the other descended to his wife, as co-heiress of Thomas Scarlett 
Robert Margerom, tent in Hungate, late Thomas Scarlett (folio 243) 
Robert Margerom, [1663-1726] blacksmith, His tent in his own use 
Widow Margerom, a tent in Sheepgate, west
The Houses were built in this year according to the brickwork on the south gable
William Margerom, for above tenement 
Inventory of Robert Margerom?
William Margerom, part of tent in Sheepgate, west 
William Margerom, 3 tents in Sheepgate late William Margerom 
Three freehold tents in Sheepgate
John Wigg] 
William Margerom 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 2s 8d
Task 1s 4d
Value £3

 
 

Task  M27
Survey 143
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
Task M28 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s 2d
Rent 1s

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
[Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 10d
Rent 1s

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
40

 
4d
1750 
 
1761 
 
1777 
1782 
 
1782 
1782 
1803 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
Jonathan Turner [He was the son-in-law of Robert Margerom] 
 
 
 
Rent

 
 

Robert Margerom, in Hungate, late of William Margerom, his Father,
formerly of Thomas Scarlett   
Robert Margerom, messe in Hungate, William Margerom, late Jonathan Turner
[Churchwarden, put up new peal of bells. Died 1777] 
Ann Margerom, widow [died 1781]of Robert Margerom, Jonathan Turner 
John Dady, Hungate, late Robert Margerom, before William Margerom decsd
[He was the nephew of Ann Margerom] 
John Dady, three tents in Sheepgate, late Anne Margerom, decsd 
John Dady, messe in Hungate, late Anne Margerom
Isaac Smith of Ringsfield, yeoman, tents in Sheepgate, late John Dady,
Robert Margerom  

Task M51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s 4d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
Rent 4d

Rent
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

Task D53 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 1s 4d
Rent 1s
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 4d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

DIVISION A : Hungate 18-20?
1832 
 
1856 
 
 
1857 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

Joseph Chinery, grocer, messe & tent on west side of Hungate, part of tent
formerly Margerom, after Dady, late Isaac Smith (later Sarah Chinery) 
Sarah Chinery, widow, messe on west side of Hungate (called by mistake
Sheepgate), now in her own occupation, formerly Margerom, Dady, Isaac
Smith, late Joseph Chinery
Mrs Sarah Chinery, two dwelling houses (late Fuller) in Hungate in the occupation
of Mrs Sarah Chinery & R Lefley

 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Schedule June 1857 
 
 

DIVISION B: Hungate 16? 
1803 
 
1812 
 
1818 
 
1838 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“1829”
1839 
 
 
 
1856 
1857 
 
1870 
 

 
Nicholas Ingate, Sheepgate, part of premises formerly Robert Margerom, since John
 Dady & late Isaac Smith
Susan Ingate, spinster, tent in Hungate, formerly John Daddy, before Margerom, since
of Isaac Smith & late Nicholas Ingate 
Philip Dykes, tent in Hungate, formerly John Dady, before Margerom, after Isaac Smith,
since Nicholas Ingate, late Susan Ingate, spinster (later Jos Chinery) 
SALE: LOT 1: Philip Dykes deceased.
Two substantial brick & tiled Dwelling Houses in Hungate with outbuildings & extensive Yard &
Garden Ground in the several occupations of Charles Copeman & Isaac Piper [carrier] as yearly tenants
at Rents amounting to £17 p.a.
This Lot is Freehold, and has a frontage of 74 ft; Annual Land Tax 12s; Free Rent to the Manor of
Beccles 1s.
Conditions of Sale: Eighth: A small part of the garden of Lot 1 having been taken in exchange several
years ago, of Mr Joseph Chenery, an adjoining proprietor, for the mutual improvement of the properties,
but which exchange was never perfected by conveyance, the purchaser of that Lot shall take his
conveyance subject to such exchange, and shall not require the vendors to perfect the same. etc.
Joseph Chinery, tent Hungate, late Dykes, before Ingate 
Joseph Chinery, tent in Hungate, formerly Margerom, after Isaac Smith, since Nicholas
Ingate & Susan Ingate, spinster, late Philip Dykes (after Sarah Chinery)
ALSO part of a messuage on west side of Hungate, formerly Robert Whincop, late
Philip Dykes 
Sarah Chinery, widow, tent in Hungate, formerly Philip Dykes, late Joseph Chinery 
Mrs Sarah Chinery, Three dwelling houses in Hungate, purchased of executors of late
Philip Dykes: present occupiers: Pells, Eade & Cox
TO BE LET: Dwelling House, Shop & Premises formerly, & for 37 years in the occupation of the late
Joseph Chenery, Grocer, Draper & Dealer in China & Glass etc. Apply Mrs Chenery, London Road.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungate BX
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Rent 6d
Sale Dec

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Rent 6d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Court 
Schedule June 1857; A 
 
 
Beccles Paper 23 Aug 
 
 

DIVISION C 
1815 
 

 

 
John Norman, freehold tent in Hungate, formerly John Dady, before Turner & late
Isaac Smith 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hun AEA
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
41
“1829”
John Norman, late Isaac Smith 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Rental 212

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
1861 CENSUS 
1861 CENSUS 

Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5391 
5392 
5393 
5394 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
 
 

 
 
 
Hun 16
 
 
 
 
 

16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 

Cotton, Rich 
Scarlett, Thos 
Margerom, Robt [2]
Margerom, Robt 
Margerom, Wid 
Margerom, Wm 
Margerom, Wm 
Margerom, Wm part 
Margerom, Robt [3]
Margerom, Robt 
Margerom, Robt 
Margerom, Anne wid 
Smith, Isaac 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Richard Gent 
Chinery, Josh 
Elizabeth Cox 
Charles Roby 
John Taylor 

Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 

1649 
1653 
1670.1
1671 
1693 
1700.1
1710 

2.02 
2.02 
2.08 
£3 
 
1.04 
1.04 
1736 

1.04 
 
1777 
1.04 
£8 
£6.10 
born North Cove 
£9 
born Weston 
born St George’s Hanover Sq
born Eton Socon, Beds 

£11 
£11 








1.02 



0.04 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Cutting, Hen 
Gent, Rich 
landed proprietor
Cox, Eliz
lodging house keeper 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tailor 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
 
Hun B
Hun B
Hun B
 
Hun B
Hun BX
 

Hun B

1740.1
1750 
1761 

Hun B

1803 
1841 
1851 
aged 50
1861 
age 64
age 33
age 22

1871 
1881 

Hun BX

widower, 1 son, 3 daus
Lodging Ho 

16 
 
Hun BX

1 niece
Inland Revenue, excise dept

u.m.

journeyman ironmonger 
Sayer, Wm 
Smith, Geo 

16 
16 


 
Dealer general 

Hun BX
 
Hun BX

Hun 16
Hun 16
Hun 16
Hun 16

16 
16 
16 

George SMITH 
Elizabeth SMITH
Esther SMITH 
Clara SMITH 

Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Mrs 



 
 

1896 
1904 
1906 

38 
37 
16 
14 

 
£11 
Smith, G







 

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

Smith, Geo 
Smith, Geo 
dwelling & pork shop 

Head 

General Dealer Pork Butcher, . Shopkeeper
Wife
Daur 

(Assistant In General Shop)
(Assistant In General Shop)

 

Daur 
Butcher/Grocer 
Butcher pork 

Hun BX
Hun BX

 
4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms

3 occupants

 
 
 
 
Suggate, Alfred  Harrod, Miss
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936
1948
1954
1965 
1974 

 
Smith, George 
Smith, George 
Smith, George 
Buckenham, Rupert

 

slaughter house for pigs end of yard
butcher
pork butcher
butcher
 

house 
 
 
£16

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Buckenham V 
Buckenham V 

 
 

grocer 
grocer

[and No 14]
[and No 16]

Hun 
16.1 
Dady, Jn
 
1782 
 
 
 
 
Hun B 
3 houses

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 

16.2 
16.2 
16.3 
16.3 
16.3 

Dady, Jn
Norman, Jn 
Ingate, Nicholas 
Ingate, Sue spins 
Dykes, Phil Esq 

 

1782 
1815 
1803 
1812 
1818 

0.04 
0.04 
0.06 
0.06 
0.06 





 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hun B
Hun B
Hun BX
Hun BX
Hun BX

HUNGATE 18

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5402 
5403 
5404 
5405 

18 
18 
18 

Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Sarah Chinery 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 

1841 
1851 
1861 
age 59
1871 
1881 

£8.10 
£6.10 
£9 
born Henstead 
£11 
£11 



Thornton, Esth 
Smith, Sarah 
Chinery, Sarah 
retired grocer & proprietor of houses 
Chinery, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 

 
 
Grocer retd 

 
 

Hun BX
Hun BX
 
widow, 1 dau, 4 grndchd
Hun BX
Hun BX

Hun BX

18 
18 


Grocer Retd 
Property owner 

Hun 18
Hun 18
Hun 18
Hun 18

Sarah SUGGATE
Jessie SUGGATE
Frederick SUGGATE 
Ada MATTHEWS


59 
26 

28 



23 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Head 
Owner Of House Property

Daur
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Costume Maker (Dress)

Civil Engineering Student
Visitor 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
42

5406 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
 
 
 
Hun 18
 
 
 
 
 

Hun 18
18 
18 
18 
 
 
 
Suggate, Alfred  Harrod, Miss
 
 
 
 
 

Flor MATTHEWS
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Mrs 
 
 
 


1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

26 
 
£11 
Suggate, Mrs 
Suggate, Alfred



Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 
dwelling

Visitor 
Property Owner 

Costume Maker (Dress)
Hun BX
Hun BX
3 occupants

Property Owner 
4 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms

 
 
 

Suggate, Alfred
Suggate, Alfred 
Suggate, Alfred
Suggate, Alfred
Harrod, Miss
Harrod, Miss

 
house 
 
 
£15

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

HUNGATE 20

1851 
 

Advert Rix Coll 

ADVERTISEMENT: 12 June 1851:  H Johnson, Hungate Street, is running the DEFIANCE Coah  
instead of his Omnibus on the same days.

 
 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5408 
5409 

Hun 
Hun 20
Hun 
Hun  
 

20 
20 
20 
20 

Chinery, Jos part
Chinery, Jos part
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Robert Claxton 
Chinery, Sarah wid
Chinery, Josh 
Jane Barker 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 

1832 
1839 
1841 
1851 
aged 29
1856 
1861 
aged 62
1871 
1881 

0.06 
0.06 
£6 
£5.05 
born Bungay 
0.06 
£7.10 
born Framlingham
£8 
£8 




 
 
Woodward, Wm 
Claxton, Robt 
leather cutter, journeyman 
 
Barker, Miss 
retired governess 
Church Engl Assoc
Draper, Mary 

 
 

 
 
Hairdresser 
 

 
 

Hun B
Hun AEA
Hun B
Hun B

 

wife, 1 son, 4 daus, 1 servant
 
Governess retd 
1 female servant
 
Farmers wid 

20 
20 


 
 

Hun BX
Hun B

20 
20 


 

Hun B
Hun B

Hun 
Hun 

20 
Suggate, Alfred   Harrod, Miss
20 
20 
 

Mary DRAPER 
William R. BAX 

Suggate, Sarah 


 

1896 
1933+ 
1936 
1954 
1974 

72 
16 

 
Doolan, Chris 
Doolan, Chris
Doolan, Chris
Doolan, Christopher



Ditchingham, Norfolk, England 
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England 

Lequir, Geo 
 

Head 
GrandsonNo Occpation

Hun B

Retired Farmers Widow

 
 

 
£15

house 

 
 
 

 
 
 

HUNGATE 20a

1903 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1933

Beccles Almanack 
ADVERTISEMENT: TA POLL, established 1872; Painter, Paperhanger, Decorator, Gilder, Writer &

 
 
 
 
 
 

Grainer;
 
 
 
 
 

Artistic Wall Papers & all the Latest Art Productions for the Decoration of Walls, Ceilings, etc for
Mansion, Villa or Cottage. Sanitary Water Works & General Plumber, Gas Fitter & Bellhanger. Pumps
of all kinds. Baths, Lavatories, & Water Closets fixed on Modern Scientific Principles. Repairs promptly
attended to. Personal Superintendence given to all works, and executed by experienced workmen, in

every branch of the Trade. Hungate Street, Beccles.
ADVERTISEMENT:  A  Bartholomew  &  Sons,  FRHS,  The  Beccles  Florists;  Choice  Fruits,  Fresh  Cut
Flowers, Wedding Boquets, Wreaths, Crosses; Hungate, Beccles

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5411 
5412 

20.1 
20.1 
20.1 

Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 
John Chandler 
Chinery, Josh 
Chinery, Josh 

1841 
1851 
1861 
aged 73
1871 
1881 

£10 
£9.05 
£13 
born Wenhaston 
£12.10
£12.10



Copeman, Chas 
Johnson, Hen 
Chandler, Jn 
retired farmer 
Raven, Edw 
Poll, Thos 

 
 
Farmer retd 
wife, dau
 
 

 
 

Hun B
Hun B
Hun B

20.1 
20.1 


 
Decorator 

Hun B
 
Hun B

Hun 
Hun 

Thomas A. POLL
Marie A. POLL 


34 
36 


Diss, Norfolk 
Wilby, Suffolk, 

Head 
Wife

House Decoratar Plumber & C (Master 1 Man)
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
43

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
 
 
 
Hun 20a
 
 
 
 
 
 
mew, Miss
 

20.1 
20 
20 
 
 
 
Suggate, Alfred   Harrod, Miss 1933+ 
 
 
 

Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Sarah 
Suggate, Mrs 
 
 
 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922
1927 

 
£30 
Poll, TA
Poll Thomas 



dwelling

Poll, Thos 
Poll, Thos 
4 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms
plumber & house decorator

 
 

Decorator 
Decorator 
2 occupants

 
 

Hun BX
Hun B

 
 
 

Gilbert, William
Batholomew, Albert  Miss K
Bartholomew, Leonard
Bartholomew, Leonard
Bartholomew, Leonard

 
 
 
£36 
£15

 
 
 

 
 
 

1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
Bartholo

1965
 
 
 
1974 
Bartholomew, Miss
HUNGATE 20b altered & divided in two  1933+ [This could be the old Anglia Rubber Stamp premises]

Hun 20b
 
 

Harrod, Miss 
 
 

 
 
 

1933+ 
1936 
1948 

Norman, LE 
Bartholomew A & Sons 
Bartholomew KA & AR 

 

shop & premises 
fruiterers
florists

 
 
£22

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
44
HUNGATE 22
 
The Cross Keys 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungate AE

The Building is described as “newly erected” at a sale in 1855. Probably built in the early 1850s. The Windows are without
“horns”.

Listed Building:
Early 19th century. 2 storey and attic. Slate roof. Eaves soffit. Red brick. Gauged flat arches to wide sash windows with glazing bars.
Added cast iron guards at first floor. Later entrances including one on splay and shop, right, with wood case with enriched
consoles. Group value.

1730 
 
1769 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1838 
1847 

SALE: Cross Keys in Beccles. Ancient & well accustomed, with good stable, wash  house, pump
belonging thereto, garden & hempland, £9 freehold. Enquiries, William Cutlove, wig maker.
INDENTURE: 23 April 1769 between
Robert Whincop, the younger of King’s Lynn, gent, of the first part &
Flower Ann Bellman of South Lynn, spinster of the second part, &
Thomas Case, gent & Thomas Bagge, merchant of King’s Lynn of the third part.
WHEREAS a marriage is intended between Robert Whincop & Flower A Bellman, Robert Whincop
doth give, grant, alien, release & confirm, for one whole year:
All that messe in Kings Lynn....[etc] &
ALL THAT Messuage or tenement & blacksmith’s shop with the stable, outhouses & buildings & one
moiety or half part of a well & pump in Beccles or Ingate,
BETWEEN the messe. & ground formerly of Matthew Cutlove, since of Jonathan Bellward & now of
Thomas Fiddes, on the SOUTH;
and another messe or  tent [16-20 Hungate] formerly of Thomas Margerom, since of  William  
Margerom & now of Robert Margerom in part AND the orchard and ground late of William  
Margerom on the NORTH;
and abutting upon a certain lane formerly and now a Bowling Green to the WEST
TO a certain street called Hungate towards the EAST
To the use of Robert Whincop, his heirs & assigns.
In 1803 Robert Whincop died without having made any appointment with his wife , of the above estates,
leaving the said Flower Ann, his widow & three children, all of age: viz: George Rayner Whincop,
Catherine & Rebecca.
In 1805 Catherine married Lewis W Jarvis & a settlement was made.
In 1806 Catherine died without issue.
In 1813 they now wish to sell the Beccles Estate
Counsel’s Opinion: Mr Jarvis must have his share of the estate

Norwich Paper:  30 May
 
 
Nor Rec Off B-L X(33)
Part 5 Deeds Misc 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In 1813 The Beccles Estate was sold for £525.
SALE: at Furniture Warehouse near Cross Keys, Hungate by Oswald.
COURT: Case of Illegal Manslaughter of Sam Pillar of Beccles by Suckling Hunt, fishmonger, near Cross
Keys, Hungate.

Ipswich Journal 8 Oct 
Norfolk Mercury 3 Apr 
1841 
 
 
James Reeve [owner of the Halesworth Brewery]

1851 
1855 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
17ft x 15ft, Parlour, 3 good sleepingrooms with shifting partitions: & 3 attics; Store Room & an  
excellent cellar in the basement. With detached wash-house & knife-house.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Cracknell [owner of the Halesworth Brewery]
SALE of the Halesworth Brewery at the Three Tuns Halesworth, 13 June 1855 by B Rix.
LOT XX: The Cross Keys at Beccles:
Situate in Hungate, occupied by John Catchpole.
The house, newly erected, brick & tile building, containing Private Bar, Tap Room. Market Room,

 

A commodious Yard, with front entrance from street, around which are arranged extensive buildings
adapted to the market Business, comprising 2 new brick built stables for 18 horses, Market Stables for
10 horses with granary over. 2 Covered Lodges for about 50 gigs; & out houses.
A pump & well of fine spring water.
Land Tax 15s 8d

Free Rent to the Manor of Ilketshall, Ellis & Strattens 1s
ADVERTISEMENT:

James Dunscombe, Hungate, Inn, Cross Keys, taken over Inn
LAW: Harriet Miall, alias ‘Swap’ a woman of ill fame in this town, & Henry Barnard, her paramour

1857
1858 

Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1865

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

charged with stealing from William Clarke, labourer of Willingham, a silver watch, silk handkerchief &  
parcel containing pair of trousers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clarke met Miall in the Falcon - treated her with a pint of beer. When he paid for it, Miall took the
change of 9d. He left the Falcon and went to the Cross Keys for a parcel he had left with the ostler. He
then started home, He was overtaken by the two prisoners, who began to talk to him about the change.
Miall put her arms around his waist. After they left he was missing his watch, pocket handkerchief and
parcel.
Barnard discharged. Miall admitted stealing watch & trousers, but withdrew & pleaded not guilty. To be

tried at next Quarter Sessions.
BECCLES PETTY SESSIONS Friday---Before J.F. VINCENT, Esq., (chairman), the Rev R.C. DENNY, the
Mayor,  and  Dr  CROWFOOT.  Aggravated  Assault.---John  REYNOLDS,  waterman,  of  Beccles,  was
charged with assaulting Harriet SEYMOUR, wife of William SEYMOUR, hawker, on the 2nd September.
Mr  KENT  appeared  for  the  defendant.  William  SEYMOUR,  deposed:  I am a licensed hawker, and at
present reside at Beccles. On Saturday last I and my wife went to Lowestoft. We returned to Beccles
about half past eleven the same night. I took my horse to the Cross Keys to put it up while my wife went
to the "Pickerel," where we lodge. After I had put up my horse at the Cross Keys, I also went to the
"Pickerel." When I got into the house I saw REYNOLDS and his wife there. ... etc

Beccles Wkly 29 Aug 

1866
1875
 
1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1876

MARKET TEA at Cross Keys, Hungate, repast by Mr Dunscombe. Horsley in Chair. 40 Farmers.
LICENCE transfer: Pickerel: Clarke to Samuel Aldred;
Cross Keys from Susannah Dunscombe to Robert Meen.

Beccles Wkly 15 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 6 Jul 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SINGULAR OCCURRENCE: A most singular & unusual occurence happened at the Cross Keys Public
House on Friday night. It appears that about nine o’clock, as a number of persons were sitting in the
public rooms at the back of the house, the landlady walked in for the ostensible purpose of replenishing
the fire. No sooner had she done this than a loud explosion took place, which, with the falling of
shattered glass and a room full of smoke, caused the utmost confusion, some of those present not
escaping without injury. Besides other trivialities, the adjoining wall and counter were damaged by the

force of the explosion.
COURT: William Harper v Susannah Dunscombe. Unpaid bill of £2 6s 9d. Told that she had been out of
her mind for two years. She had ordered the sign on the Cross Keys to be mended but did not consider  it
her duty to pay as it was broken by a load of hay passing. She was ordered to pay.
POLICE COURT: Barrington Copeman, guilty of disorderly conduct in the Cross Keys & refusing to leave.
Fined £1.
ENTERTAINMENT given by the Mayor (Eastaugh) entertained the workmen recently engaged in altering
his house [No 14] to dinner at the Cross Keys. Catering of Mr & Mrs Mean
DEATH: Robert Meen, landlord of the Cross Keys. Heart attack. Came to Beccles 18 months ago.
SALE: Furniture of CC Green at Cross keys
ATTACK by John Dowe, labourer, on William Newsom near the Cross Keys, while waiting to help empty
Mr Horsley’s muck bin. Sentenced to a month’s hard labour.
LICENSE TRANSFER: Cross Keys from Mrs Mean, deceased to James Walpole.
LICENSE TRANSFER: Cross Keys from Samuel Coker, executor of Ellen Meen to James Walpole

East Suff Gaz, 30 May 
1877
East Suff Gaz 8 May 
1877
East Suff Gaz 19 Jun 

1878
1878
1878

East Suff Gaz, 5 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 29 Oct 
East Suff Gaz 3 Dec 

1878
1879
1881

 
East Suff Gaz 24 Dec
East Suff Gaz, 21 Jan 

SALE  of  FURNITURE:  HUNGATE:  Cross  Keys:  Wiliam  Wright  (who  is  giving  up  housekeeping),
Furniture, Pony, 2 Pony Carts
RATIONAL  SICK & Burial Society: in Cross Keys. 28 members to dine. Henry Edwards, Secretary in
Chair. Vice Chairman: S Sarbutt.
LICENCES: Cross Keys, Hungate to Ellen Walpole, widow of late occupier;
FOUND DEAD IN BED: Susannah Dunscombe, widow, aged about 65, in St George’s Road. She was a
retired inn keeper, widow of James Dunscombe, formerly of the Cross Keys.

East Suff Gaz 22 Mar      
1882
Beccls Paper, 2 May 

1885
1889

East Suff Gaz 17 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 4 June 
1906 
2 Oct 

 
ADVERTISEMENT: Prams and Baby Carriages - Splendid value at DOWSING’S, Cross Keys, Beccles.
DEATH OF DAVID MERRELLS, farmed at Barsham for 20 years, and was Churchwarden. Took over the
Cross Keys, Hungate, retiring in 1904.
FAILURE  TO  CULTIVATE  Ground  in  Grange  Road  next  to  Mr  Banham’s  house  rented  by    James
Crickmore of the Cross Keys in Hungate. Notice was served on him to plant potatoes, but he did nothing.
He said there were 10 loads of bricks & rubble on the land. He had no plough or horses and he considered
it too difficult. He was fined £5 and costs of £2 2s. He said he would appeal as he considered he had do
no wrong.

approved 
Hungate
Addition of swinging sign to Cross Keys for Dowsing
Planning

1911
1918

East Suff Gaz 3 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 28 May 
1918
East Suff Gaz 20 Aug 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
46
1939-45   Men Serving 
LEE, Robert G.,  enlisted 1939,  lived at Cross Keys, Hungate to Royal Navy, Chief  Yeoman of Signals.

LIST OF PROBABLE LANDLORDS OF THE CROSS KEYS taken from the Poor Law & Rate Books:
 
1756 
1758 
1775 
1799 
1807- 1814 
1820 
1823 
1830 
1839 
1844 
1850 
1855 
1858-64
1874 
1881 
1882 
1892 
1896 
1904 
1907 & 1908 
1914 
1933 
1936 & 1954 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Landlord 
William Fisher 
Thomas Cooper
Mrs Boyce 
Edward Morgan
Robert Barber (married Elizabeth Mills c 1800) 
Robert Barber 
Robert Barber 
William Goate (d 1837 aged 54) 
Sarah Goate (d 1839 aged 51)
Robert Warner
James Catchpole
John Catchpole
James Dunscomb
Mrs Susannah Dunscomb
James More 
James Walpole
David Merrells
 
James Warne 
William Dowsing
James Crickmore
James Crickmore
Robert George Lee

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Owner
 
 
 
Robert Reeve

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Poor Rate Assessment
£5
£5
£5

 
 
 
 

 
£5
£8
£8

 
 
 
£3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

James Reeve 
Thomas Cracknell 

 

£26-10-0
£23-5-0

 
 
Thompson George 
£26
 
 
Croft & Flick

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Colchester Brewing Co
 

 
 
£30
 
 
 
£38

 
 

 
 
E Lacon & Co

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5414 
5415 
5416 
5417 
5418 
5419 
5420 
5421 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Keys
Hun  
occupants
Hun  

Hun 
 
 

22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 

Reeve, Jas 
Reeve, Robt 
Reeve 
Reeve, Jas 
Cracknell, Thos 
Cracknell, Thos 
James Catckpole 
George, Thompson
Thompson, Geo 
George, Thompson
Samuel Dunscomb
Croft & Flick 
Croft & Flick 

 
1799 
1841 
 
1851 
1851 
aged 33
1861 
1861 
1871 
age 45
1881 
1881 

1759.1
 
£26.10
1841 
 
£23.05
born Easton 
£26 
 
£26 
born Norton Fitzwarren, Soms
 
£30 

 


 

 
 
Warner, Robt 

 
Catchpole, Jas 
inn keeper 
Dunscombe, Jas 
 
Dunscombe, Susnh

 
 

 
 
Innkeeper 
 
 
Innkeeper 
 
Innkeeper 
 
Innkeeper 

 
 

 
Hun AE
 
 
Hun AE

Hun AE
 

Hun AE
Hun AE

Cross Keys

 
 

 
 

 
wife, 2 servants, 2 visitors

Hun AE
Cross Keys

22 
22 
22 



 
Hun AE
 
wife, 1 son, 1 dau
Hun AE
 

Hun AE
Cross Keys
 
 
Hun AE
Cross Keys

inn keeper 
 
Walpole, Jas 

 
 
Innkeeper 

22 
22 


 
 
Hun AE
Cross Keys

Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22
Hun 22

22 
22 
22 

James W. MORE 
Ellen MORE 
William MORE 
Ellen MORE 
Jessie MORE 
Alice MORE 
William WRIGHT
Emma SPALDING

Colchester Brewery
Colchester Brewery
Colchester Brewery



 
 
 
 


1896 
1896 
1904 

41 
31 
11 



70 
17 

 
 
£38 











Haddiscoe, Norfolk, England
Wheatacre, Norfolk, England
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Saxlingham, Norfolk, EnglandFather In Law 
Barsham, Suffolk, England 

 
Merrels, David 
Warne, Jas 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur

Licensed Victualler

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Cattle Dealer
General Serv (Domestic)

Hun AE

Serv 
 
Innkeeper 
 

 
 

 
Innkeeper 

Hun AE
 

Cross Keys
Hun AE

Cross
22 
Colchester Brewery
1906 
Dowsing, WA 
dwelling & public house 
6 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & bar  4

22 
22 
 
 

Colchester Brewery
Lacon Ltd 
 
 

1906 
 
1914 
1922 

Dowsing, WA 
1933 
James Crickmore
James Crickmore*

brick & tile stables

Cross Keys

 
 
 
 
 
Hun AE

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
47

 
Hun  
 
 

 
22 
 
 

 
Lacon E & Co 
 
 

 

1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 

James Crickmore
James Crickmore
Robert Lee 
Robert Lee 

Cross Keys
Cross Keys
 
 

 
 

Cross Keys
Cross Keys

HUNGATE 22 Cross Keys continued

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1954 
1965 
NO LONGER A PUB 

Robert Lee 
 

 
Cross Keys PH
 

Cross Keys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1974 
Blythe, WA

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 

22.1 
22.1 
22.1 

Whincop, Robt 
Dykes, Phil Es prt
Stone, Eliz part 

1769 
1830 
1832 

 
0.1 
0.1 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Hun AEA
Hun AEA
Hun AEA

Manor of Ilketshall, Ellis & Strattons:
1739 
18C late
1822 
1825 

Ilk, Ellis, Strattons 

Elizabeth Cutlove late Juth Belward
Fiddes, Thomas
Reeves, James, late Robert Rede, before Fiddes, Cross Keys at Beccles
Reeves James, Cross Keys at Beccles occupied by William Goate 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s
Rent 1s

Ilk, Ellis, Strattons 
 
 
Ilk, Ellis, Strattons 
Ilk, Ellis, Strattons 
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
48
HUNGATE 24 & 26

The Sale details of 1856 state “erected within a few years” - probably built in 1820s
Listed Building:

Early 19th century. 2 storeys. Suffolk yellow brick. Number 24:- 2 windows, painted. Number 26:- 3 windows.
Slate roof. Wide eaves soffit. Gauged flat arches to sash windows with glazing bars. Arched entrances in shallow recesses with
radial bar fans and 6-panel doors.
1769 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1828 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1856 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ORIENTATION:  INDENTURE: 23 April 1769 between
Nor Rec Off B-L X(33)
Part 5 Deeds Misc 

Robert Whincop, the younger of King’s Lynn, gent, of the first part &
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
now of Thomas Fiddes, on the SOUTH [ie number 24];

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wash house & cellar; with small garden at the back.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Flower Ann Bellman of South Lynn, spinster of the second part, &
Thomas Case, gent & Thomas Bagge, merchant of King’s Lynn of the third part.
WHEREAS a marriage is intended between Robert Whincop & Flower A Bellman, Robert Whincop
doth give, grant, alien, release & confirm, for one whole year:
All that messe in Kings Lynn....[etc] &
ALL THAT Messuage or tenement & blacksmith’s shop with the stable, outhouses & buildings & one
moiety or half part of a well & pump in Beccles or Ingate,
BETWEEN the messe. & ground formerly of Matthew Cutlove, since of Jonathan Bellward &  

and another messe or  tent [16-20 Hungate] formerly of Thomas Margerom, since of  William  
Margerom & now of Robert Margerom in part AND the orchard and ground late of William  
Margerom on the NORTH;
and abutting upon a certain lane formerly and now a Bowling Green to the WEST
TO a certain street called Hungate towards the EAST
It appears that the houses 24 & 26 Hungate were built between 1828 and 1832 on the site of smaller
properties.
In 1824 there were three properties on the site worth together £6-13s-4d pa.
In 1828 the Rate Book goes straight from the Cross Keys [No 22] to “the Conservative Club”.
In 1832 the two houses were valued at £13-10s, whereas the Cross Keys continued to be valued at the
same price £8
Perhaps the houses had been pulled down in 1828 or were being renovated.
SALE: Estate of John Day, Esq, decsd: Lot 2:
Two Residences erected within a few years. With modern white brick elevations; adjoining Lot 1 [now
the Conservative Club] in the occupation of Henry Gilbert & Miss Sophia Thompson at rent totalling
£35 pa.
i  ) A Dwelling House: Front Entrance from street, Dining & Drawing Rooms in front, 5 Sleeping  
Rooms, Kitchen, Wash House, Store Room & pantry: with good cellars in the basement; a pleasant
Garden & Tool house behind.
ii ) A Dwelling House containing front entrance, Sitting  Room, 4 Sleeping Rooms, Kitchen, Pantry,

Sale 21 July

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With Rights of way & drawing water as reserved & restricted in particulars of Lot 1.
Tenure: Leasehold for the remalinder of 1000 years from 28 April 1733 at a pepper corn rent except a
very small portion of freehold.

 
 

 
 

 
 

Land Tax 18s 5d
 

 
 

1894 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
glazed bok shelves & cupboards, Drawing Room, Front Kitchen with cooking stove, Pantry &  
storeroom, Back Kitchen with iron oven, cooking stove, copper & sink, sunk cellar, landing, 5  
Bedrooms, walled-in Garden & W.C.
 

SALE : Miss Margaret Woolner’s Estate in Hungate & Ballygate: Lot 1:
[Margaret Woolner was born in 1800 & the property was sold in 1894 after her death]
Two pleasantly situated & substantially built white brick, slated & tiled residences. Frontage of 49ft.
One house in the occupation of Rev LH Collis at £25 pa; Entrance Hall, Dining Room with stove &

 
 

The other: occupied by Mr BG King rent £16 pa, Entrance Hall, Parlour, 4 Bedrooms, Garden, WC.
HUNGATE 24
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David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
49

Hun 
Hun 
1851 CENSUS 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5423 
5424 
5425 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
 
 
 
 
Hun 
 
 
 
 
 

24 
24 

Day, Jn
Day, Jn
Sophia Thompson
Woolner, Mary 
Rachel Johnson 
Woolner, Mary 
Woolner, Margt 

 
 

1841 
1851 
aged 77
1861 
age 66
1871 
1881 

£11 
£9.15 
born Blythborough
£10 
born Flixton 
£12 
£12 


Hall, Eliz
Thompson, Sophia
house owner 
Grimmer, M 
retired farmer’s widow 
Chandler, Sarah 
Foulsham, Noah 

 

 
 
u.m., 1 cousin, 1 visitor 
 

Resident
 

Hun QB
Hun QB

24 
 
Hun QB

1 son, 1 female servant
 
Farmer retd 

24 
24 


 

Hun QB
Hun QB

Hun 24
Hun 24
Hun 24

24 
24 
24 

Noah FOULSHAM
Sarah FOULSHAM
Hannah CANDLER

Woolner, Margt 
Anderson, Mrs 
Anderson, Mrs 




1896 
1904 
1906 

68 
66 
67 

£12 
£16 
Spong, WH late Ward 





Middleton, Suffolk, England
North Cove, Suffolk, England
Mutford, Suffolk, England 

King, Benj 
Ward, Harry 

Head 
Wife

Retired Farmer

Visitor 
 
Print Reader 
dwelling

Annuitant
 

 
Hun QB

Hun QB
3 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

 
3 occupants

 
 
 
24 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
May, Edward 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Davey, Mrs & Raynor Mrs 
Miss Annie Davey, dressmaker
Miss Davey 
Davey, Anna 
Davey, Miss 
White, Alfred George
White, Alfred Geo
Woodridge, Miss VE
Howell-Davies, Mervyn

dress makers

dress maker
 
dress maker

house & garden

 
 
 
 
 

HUNGATE 26

Hun 
Hun 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
Hun 
Hun 
1881 CENSUS
5428  
5429 
5430 
5431 
5432 
5433 

Hun 
Hun 
Hun  
 
 
 
Hun 
 
 

26 
26 

Day, Jn
Day, Jn
John Flower 
Henrietta Flower 
1 female servant
John Flower  
Henrietta Flower 
John Flower 
William Flower 
Edward Flower 
David Flower 
William F Clarkson
Charles Clarkson
John Clarkson 
Eliza 
3 female servants

Woolner, Mary 
Mary Ann Sloper
Woolner, Mary 
Woolner, Margt 

 
 

1841 
1851 
aged 30
aged 25

£16 
£14 
 



 

Flower, Jn Rev 
Flower, Jn Rev 
Independent Church

Clergy Ind 
Clergy Ind 

 
 

Hun QB
Hun QB

 42 
37 




11 
10 


um 

1861 
age 87
1871 
1881 

born Botley, Hants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26, 21, 14

£18.10
born Ludgate Hill
£20 
£20 

independent Minister of Hungate Chapel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

wife, 4 sons, 3 neph, 1 niece, 3 serv

wife 
scholar
Scholar
 
 
nephew
nephew
nephew
niece 

Wickham
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Bombay
Surat
Baroda
Beccles

 
26 

Sloper, Mary 
owner of money invested in securities 
Harper, Wm 
Horsley, Rich 

Investments 

Hun QB
1 female servant
Hun QB
Hun QB

26 
26 


Iron Foundry 
Coach Builder 

Hun 26
Hun 26
Hun 26
Hun 26
Hun 26
Hun 26

26 
26 
26 
 
 
 
26 
 
 

Maria HORSLEY
Richard  HORSLEY
Mary HORSLEY 
Ernest HORSLEY
Emily  HORSLEY
Maria E.C. DRAVEL 

Woolner, Margt 
Anderson, Mrs 
Anderson, Mrs 
 
 
 
White, William 
 
 



 
 
 

34 
20 
15 
11 


 
£24 
Mc Comb, E 
Campling Walter
Bartholomew & Son 
White, Wiliam
White, William 
White William Charles






20 


Brooke, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Mc Comb, Wm 
Mc Comb, Evelyn
 

Head 
Step Son
Step Daur 
Step Son

Coach Builders Widow
Coach Builder (Journeyman)

No Occupation
Scholar

Step Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
General Serv (Domestic)

Serv 
Surgeon
Surgeons Wife 
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948

 

Hun QB
Hun QB

dwelling
2 occupants 

 
 
 

florist
 
house & garden

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
50

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1954 
1965 
1974 

White, William Charles
White, Mrs MW
Bourne, CJ

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
51
LONDON ROAD  2
SEE LONDON ROAD

1825 
 
 

Ipswich Journal May 

SALE Mansion House in good repair, situated at the entrance to the town, with the offices, stables,
coach houses, vineries, green-houses, gardens, orchards and paddocks, late the residence of Rev Bence
Bence, deceased. All freehold. The furniture may be taken at valuation.

 
 

 
 

See Sale particulars 21 July 1856

Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
1861 CENSUS 
 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 
Hun 

28 
28 
28 

Day, Jn
Day, Jn
Crisp, Jn
John Crisp 
 
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, J Edw 

 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
 
 
1871 
1881 
1896 
1904 

£93 
£81 
£82.10
aged 53
 
£110.00
£110.00
 
£85 




born Beccles 
 



Day, Jn Esq 
Day, Jn Esq 
Crisp, Jn

Resident

 
 
 

Hun AG
Hun AG
Hun AG

Cons Club
Cons Club
Cons Club

Resident
Corn Merchant 

corn merchant & maltster employs 57 men and 4 boys
wife, 1 son, 1 dau, grand dau, 3 female servants
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn
Turner, Thos Rev
Turner, Thos Rev

 
28 
28 
28 
28 

 
 
 
 

Corn Merchant 
Corn Merchant 

 
 
 
 

Hun AG
Hun AG
Hun AG
Hun AG

Cons Club
Cons Club
Cons Club
Cons Club

Clergy 
Clergy 

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
52
HUNGATE LANE

Hungate Lane was originally the back street to the New Market Place and many of the properties in the Market
stretched through to Hungate Lane. With increasing population some of the owners built or adapted buildings as
dwellings in the 18th and 19th centuries, others developed small industries at the back, mostly, if not all, on the north
side of Hungate Lane.
The number of houses and the population increased, so that according to the 1881 Census there were 137 people
living in Hungate Lane.
Hungate House was built about 1795. It may have been one of the houses that Chateaubriand lived in during his stay
at Beccles, when an emigree from the French Revolution. He later became a writer of importance and Frech Foreign
Minister.  
The first mention of a Pub in Hungate Lane was in 1728, when number 21a was called “The Adam & Eve”. It
changed its name to “The George & Dragon” about 1795. It closed as a Pub in 1904. Next to the George &
Dragon on the west side was a Bowling Green.
As far as I can tell from the Deeds, the area to the south of the Lane was open farm land in the 1630s
In the 1930s 18 of the houses were declared unfit for human habitation, but they seemed to have remained standing
until the 1950s when the car park replaced them.
In amongst a lot of small buildings behind, or on the site of, Woolworths there was a Cockpit, used at the time of the
Beccles Races, and there are advertisments for cock fighting there between 1733 and 1802. (It may have been used
before and after this. Cock fighting was more or less banned in the late 1830s.) John Wesley, the itinerant preacher
held a meeting/service in the Cockpit in 1776, for lack of any more suitable accommodation.
According to this advertiement for a property sale in 1818 the Cockpit was no  longer functioning as such by 1818

1818 Sale 
 

 
 

 
 

Lot 2: A very commodious brick & tiled warehouse (lately used as a Cock pit) situate at the
south end of  Lot 1 [part of Woolworths] with chambers over the same. No outgoings.

 

After it stopped being used as a Cokpit it was taken over as a building by a printer. Somewhere in this area the first
Beccles local newspaper was printed from 1857 by Read Crisp.
There were other industries in Hungate Lane too as these newspaper extracts show:

1866 
 
 
 
1868 
 
1869 
 
 
1869 
 
1873 
 

Beccles Paper Nov 

Read Crisp & Moore Have disposed of their retail business of Bookselling, Stationery & Fancy  
Departments to Mr WH Tayler of London
Read Crisp & Moore will continue in their printing & Wholesale Stationery business as heretofore in
Hungate Lane until the erection of their new Printing Works.
Corbyn, Baking Powder Manufactury moving from Newmarket to larger & more commodious premises
lately occupied as Printing Office by Messrs Read Crisp & Moore in Hungate Lane.
There is a building against the old Printing Office wall which takes up half the width of the lane. The
stench is distressing & the buildings are very unsightly, besides being built on a public way. What with
this & the bone boiling not far off, who would not pity the cottagers nearby?
COUNCIL:  Mr Julens’ Bone Boiling business in Hungate Lane creating a nuisance by its smell. Decided
it should not be carried on in the town, but moved elsewhere.
TO BE LET: Warehouses in Hungate Lane. Two large Rooms lately occupied as a Baking Powder
Manufacturing. Apply RA King, builder

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 6 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper 3 Nov 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 7 Sep 
 
 
Beccles Paper 27 May 
 
 

PLANNING COMMITTEE
1902 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

4 Mar 
17 Jan 
17 Apr 
17 Apr 
23 Apr 
18 Feb 
7 Apr 

approved 

Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane

4 WCs at Corset Factory in Hungate Lane approved
Edged Path 2ft 6ins wide extended to Stay Factory, Hungate Lane
Alterations to buildings in Hungate Lane. Additional WCs
New Stables in Hungate Lane for JS Branford
Colchester Brewery to remove Urinal from former George & Dragon
Wm Elliott to divert fot path near Hungate Lane. Council no powers
Conversion of George & Dragon into 2 dwellings for Wm Elliott

1905 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1908 

 

approved 
approved 

 

no power 
approved 

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David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
53

1913 
1913 
1913 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

5 Aug 
5 Aug 
16 Sep 

 
 

Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane

Doors opening outwards to open inwards in Horse & Groom Lane
Doors opening outwards to open inwards in Hungate Lane
2 Small Cottages nearHungate Lane for Mr Brooks

approved 

There was also a Corset or Stay Factory which was owned by a firm named Pretty & Son, which was operating in
1902 and was employing 60 girls four years later, but closed down by 1919 when corsets went out of  fashion.

The following 18 properties were listed as unfit housing in the 1930s out of a total of 36 in the road:

Stones Yard 1, 2, 3 & 4 owned by the executors of Womac Brooks [who owned 11 Newmarket, now Woolworths]
In a Yard near No 2 Hungate Lane. Owned by Mrs Kent of Northants.
Hungate Lane 2, 4 & 6 owned by Kenneth Brooks - on the north side of the road.
Hungate Lane 7, 11, 13 & 15 owned by Mrs Kent of Northants. - on the south side of the road
Hungate Lane 8, 10, owned by Mrs Kent of Northants
Hungate Lane 14, 16, 18, 20 owned by Mrs Kent of Northants - These houses have now been pulled down and were to the south
 
 

and west of No 12, Hungate House, but still on the north side of the road. A new house was built in their place in the later
1990s

1963 
 

Waveney Dis Council 

Alterations to 6 Hungate & disposal of 6A Hungate.
ALSO 1A, 2A, 2, 4, 16 & warehouse Hungate Lane by Hipperson

 
 
1836 

PROSTITUTES Mary & Sarah Fairweather & their brother James convicted of assault on William Arnold,
16, son of Rev Arnold of Ellough. Each fined 10s; imprisonment 1 month if not paid.
[They probably lived in Hungate Lane - see 1841 Rates List]

Ipswich Journal 23 Jul 
 
 
]
Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
54
HUNGATE LANE
HUNGATE LANE - UNIDENTIFIED
SALE: John Norman, Hungate Lane: 5 tenements in occ of Mr Fryer & others £24 - 9s p.a.

1857
 

Beccles Wkly News 16 Jun
 
 
[These are listed as belonging to James Fuller & include the Falcon Yard in 1855]

1872 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Feb 

SALE: A well-built commodious freehold Family Residence known as The Red House in Hungate Lane.
Apply Thomas Laws.

 
 

SOUTH SIDE 
1870 
 
 
 
 

 

Probably No 27 & its neighbour
SALE: by direction of WC Jecks, Esq
ALL THOSE two brick & tiled Cottage Residences in Hungate Lane with large productive Gardens,
well planted with fruit trees & bushes; one occupied by James Read & the other lately held by Mr
Jecks’s gardener. Freehold
see 1870 in Hungate Lane 1841-1974: - 390 

Beccles Paper 17 May 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Read, Jas 
Jecks, Wm 
£6 10s

 
1890 
1902 
1954 

 
 

A Lying-in Charity has its headquarters in Hungate Lane
A Stays Factory was in Hungate Lane from at least 1902 to 1914
The Devonshire Dairy was in Hungate Lane from at least 1954-

Beccles Almanack 1890

 
 

 
 

HUNGATE LANE E
The Cock-Pit
NORTH SIDE

From 9 NEWMARKET, The FALCON
1733  
 
1734 
 
1744 
1740s 
 
 
 
1776 
1802 
 
 
 
SALE OF 11 NEWMARKET
1818 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and all
 
 
 

 

June 13th & 14th Cocking at the Falcon, John Burrell of Beccles during Races. NB a gold ring of 15s
value fought for at the Falcon on the Monday before the day of weighing of  Battel Royal.
At the sign of The Falcon in Beccles during Races, Main of cocks -gents of Norfolk v gents of Suffolk.
31 cocks each side a main & 4 gns a battel & 40 gns the odd battel.
Cocking: Benjamin Lambert at The Falcon [during the Races]
“There will be a maine of cocks between the gentlemen of Suffolk and Norfolk at Mr  Benjamin  
Lambert’s at the sign of the Falcon Inn at Beccles [during Race Week] to shew forty-one in the maine,
ten byes; the maine two guineas a cock, the byes one guinea, and the oddd battel ten guineas, and to
fight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”
John Wesley preached in the cockpit
The Falcon: Mrs A Good - Ordinary at The Falcon [cocking]
Premises at the back of the Falcon used for cock fighting till the time that cock fighting was supressed in
the early 19th century.

Nor Paper 26 May
 
 
 
Nor Paper 11 May
 
 
 
Nor Paper 28 April

 
 
 
 
 

Nor Paper

 
 
 
 

 
Nor Paper 21 August

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
spacious chambers over the same.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale:  
 
Room over the same 20ft x 16ft & elegant balcony in front; breakfast parlour 16ft x 10ft; excellent Store  
Room, Pantry, Kitchen, Wine & beer cellars: five good sized bedrooms, attics & extensive leaden
platform at the top of the house commanding a delightful prospect. Also a freestone yard (with pump  
therein), walled-in Garden, Wash, Brew House & other convenient offices, Stable & Gig house & 2

 
Lot 1: A Capital freehold Mansion, comprising an excellent Dining Room, 17ft x 16ft with Drawing

 
[Norfolk Record office]
11 July 1818
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The whole of this lot has lately undergone considerable alterations & improvements, is in complete
 
fixtures will be included in the sale.
Land Tax 
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles
Free Rent to the Manor of Ellough

repair & in every respect worthy of the attention of a Gentleman, Manufacturer or tradesman
 
 

 
 
 

£2-4-0 pa
£0-0-10
£0-1-0

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David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
55

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1818 
1854 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
end of  Lot 1 with chambers over the same. No outgoings.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Rent to the Manor of Barham Hall,
a bushel of salt, usually commuted by
the annual payment of 
Lot 2: A very commodious brick & tiled warehouse (lately used as a Cock pit) situate at the south

 
 
£0-5-0

Lot 3: Excellent 3 stalled Stable with hay chamber & coach or gig house adjoining situate in the Horse &
Groom Lane at the west end of lot 2 and now in the occupation of Mr S Walker. No outgoings.
Lot 4: Excellent 3 stalled stable with hay chamber over the same situate in Horse and Groom Lane &
adjoining to all the above lots. Land Tax 4s p.a.
Solicitor: Mr Sharpin
Robert Jarman occupied the premises as a printing shop
ADVERTISEMENT: 10 April 1854:   RB Jarman after 36 years, disposing of Business (printing) to his
son George Jarman. Letterpress, & Copperplate Printer & Bookbinder. [He had moved from the Cock
Pit many years before]

Advert Rix Coll 

 
 

 
 

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56
HUNGATE LANE   D
 
NORTH SIDE

1706 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1712 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1721 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS PROPERTY WAS PROBABLY OWNED BY THE OWNERS of (my numbering) Sheepgate 2 & 3

 
PART;
OTHER PART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE, 3 October, between Joseph Clarke, (butcher) [died 1721] & Elizabeth his wife of ONE
Henry Green of Blundeston (yeoman) AND James Shyman (worsted weaver of Beccles) of the  

Deeds 41

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the south end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Part of which premises are in the occupation of Joseph Clarke & the other part in the occupation of
Charles Fever.
INDENTURE, 1 October, between Joseph Clarke, (butcher) & Elizabeth his wife FIRST PART  
Nathaniel Welham of Carlton Colville (gent) AND John Mitchells of Carlton Colville (yeoman) of  
SECOND PART; Mary Clarke of Carlton Colville spinster of THIRD PART; Thomas Singlar   
Innholder) & Mary his wife AND Anthony Aldridge (joiner) & Sarah his wife (Mary Singlar & Sarah
Aldridge are only daughters & children of Joseph Clarke & Elizabeth his wife) FOURTH PART
ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the SOUTH end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Part of which premises are in the occupation of Joseph Clarke & the other part in the occupation of
Charles Fever.
INDENTURE, 22 January, between Elizabeth Clarke (widow of Joseph Clarke, (butcher)) [died 1721]
AND Robert Smith of Ilkesthall (baker) & Mary his wife (who was the wife of Thomas Singlar late of
Beccles (innholder) deceased AND Anthony Aldridge (joiner) & Sarah his wife (Mary & Sarah only
daughters of Joseph & Elizabeth of ONE PART 
John Schuldham the OTHER PART;
ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the south end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Formerly in the tenure or occupation of John Herod, Thomas Bilby & Rebecca Symonds or their
assignees & were late in the occupation of Anthony Aldridge, Charles Fever & Joseph Clarke.

Deeds 44

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds 46

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
NORTH SIDE OF HUNGATE LANE
HORSE & GROOM LANE

1869 
 
 
PLANNING COMMITTEE

Beccles Paper 3 Nov 

There is a building against the old Printing Office wall which takes up half the width of the lane. The
stench is distressing & the buildings are very unsightly, besides being built on a public way. What with
this & the bone boiling not far off, who would not pity the cottagers nearby?

 
 

 
 

1899 
1901 

Planning 
Planning 

2 May 
8 O)ct 

approved 
approved 

H & Groom Ln
H & Groom Ln

Alteration to Premises in Horse & Groom Lane for Henry Thrower
New Workshop in Horse & Groom Lane for Womack Brooks

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PRETTY’S FACTORY

1919 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Aug 

TO LET: Premises in HUNGATE LANE lately in the occupation of Messrs William Pretty & Son.
Particulars from Miss Whitman at the above address.

 
 
HUNGATE LANE A
 
NORTH SIDE
This had at one time been part of  Newmarket 15

Printing Works/ Baking Powder Manufactury, Warehouses
1814
 
1824
 
1838? 
 
 
 
1842
 
1842 
 
1844
 
1846 
1850 
1850 
1866 
 
 
 
1868 
 
1873 
 

Bec Man Court 18 

Thomas Fuller, Grocer, The residue of the aforesaid tent called the White Lion (later Jemima Fuller)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Bec Man Court 6 

Jemima Fuller (2nd wife of Thomas Fuller [nee Woods]), part of a tent formerly the White Lion late
Thomas Fuller  
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

(later Simon Loyns) 
NOTE by RIX in his transcription of Feoffees 1725:
“The White Lion comprised the house in the Newmarket lately occupied by the widow of Jeremiah
Smith, Esq [Nos 17 & 19] & by Simon Loyns, the latter having new-fronted the portion purchased by
him in 1832 [No 15] [between 1838 & his death in 1843]
Simon Loyns, bookseller, part of tent. formerly called the White Lion, late Jemima Fuller, before  
Thomas Fuller 
Simon Loyns bought 15 Newmarket [see above], of which these buildings in Hungate Lane formed a
part. [these buildings must be those on the 1884 map to the east of the crinkle-crankle wall]
Rebecca Loyns, widow, part of White Lion, late Simon Loyns & Thomas Fuller (later Robert Jordan)
 
Loyns Printing Office. Improved additional tables sold with Almanacs by R Loyns.
ADVERTISEMENT: Read Crisp purchased business of Mrs Loyns 1 October 1850
Read Crisp’s Printing Office
Read Crisp & Moore Have disposed of their retail business of Bookselling, Stationery & Fancy  
Departments to Mr WH Tayler of London
Read Crisp & Moore will continue in their printing & Wholesale Stationery business as heretofore in
Hungate Lane until the erection of their new Printing Works.
Corbyn, Baking Powder Manufactury moving from Newmarket to larger & more commodious premises
lately occupied as Printing Office by Messrs Read Crisp & Moore in Hungate Lane.
TO BE LET: Warehouses in Hungate Lane. Two large Rooms lately occupied as a Baking Powder
Manufacturing. Apply RA King, builder

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Bec Man Court 9 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Bec Man Court 3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Card in Rix Collection 
Advert Rix Coll 
 
 
Beccles Paper Nov 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 6 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper 27 May 
 
 
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HUNGATE  LANE  C  
NORTH SIDE

This had at one time been part of Newmarket 17
 
1791 
standing  
Owen
1799 
1s
1814 
at the
 
1818 
the south  
of  
 
 
1820 
 
William
 
1852 
south end of  
1s

 
 

see Newmarket 15
 
 
Holmes
 

William Howes, grocer; small piece of ground enclosed with pales at the front of two cottages
at the SOUTH END of the yard belonging to the premises which William Howes purchased of
 
William Hatton, junior, tenements late of William Howes 

Beccles Manor 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s
 

Rent
Beccles Manor 

 
south end of yard belonging to Susan Smith, which she lately purchased of william Hatten, formerly
Howes (later Brightwen)
 
 
 

John Ward, freehold piece of ground enclosed with pales at the front of two cottages standing
Beccles Manor 

 
 

 
 

 
John Brightwen, Esq, small piece of ground enclosed with pales at the front of two cottages at
end of the yard belonging to the executors of Jeremiah Smith, Esq., which they lately purchased
William Hatten, formerly Howes, since William Hatten, late John Ward (later Benjamin Hillen)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Manor 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
Hatten, John Ward & John Brightwen 
 
 
 

 
Benjamin Hillen, shoemaker, piece of ground at south end of yard belonging to the executors of
Jeremiah Smith, Esq., which they lately purchased of William Hatten, formerly Howes, since

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Manor 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Martha Hellen, spinster; Small piece of ground enclosed by pales at front of two cottages at
yard of Jeremiah Smith; formerly Benjamin Hillen, late Mary Hellen, deceased. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Manor 
 
 
Rent
HUNGATE LANE C

Hun Ln C
Hun Ln C
Hun Ln C
Hun Ln C
Hun Ln C
Hun Ln C

 
 
 
 
 
 

Holmes, Owen 
Howes, Wm 
Hatton, Wm 
Ward, Jn
Brightwen, Jn Esq
Hillen, Mary 

1770.1
1791 
1799 
1800.1
1818 
1837 

 


 






 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

HunL C
HunL C
HunL C
HunL C
HunL C
HunL C

 
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HUNGATE LANE called Plant’s Yard in 1906
NORTH SIDE

The houses are not numbered with Hungate Lane, but are in a yard between 20 & 22
Between 1957 & 1972 the houses had been amalgamated, making two houses out of four.

Built between 1816 & 1838
1816 
 
 
CONVEYANCES: to Lot 3 dated 25/26 & 27/28 February 1816

1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPANTS of HOUSES  
Tills, late
Bachelor, Eliz 
Cameran, Chas 
Seggins, Wm 

OWNER
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1

1865 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE 17 July: under the Will of William Sayer, deceased
LOT 3: A Range of Four very substantial Cottages with front Yard, and now in the several occupations
of John Laws, Edward Pitchers, George Taylor & Jethro Francis at rents amounting to £16 10s per
annum
This Lot is subject to the Right of Way to & of using the Pump as reserved to Lot 2 [Hungate House]
These Premises were built by the late Mr Sayer, and are in clean & healthy situation between Lots 1 & 2
Apportioned Land Tax 11s 7d 3/4d
The Lots are entirely of Freehold Tenure

Sale Notice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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60
HUNGATE LANE   
NORTH SIDE

1869 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 7 Sep 

COUNCIL:  Mr Julens’ Bone Boiling business in Hungate Lane creating a nuisance by its smell. Decided
it should not be carried on in the town, but moved elsewhere.
This property was rented from Samuel Steel & was listed as a warehouse & Stables in 1870 Rates.
[Steel owned number 11 Newmarket, so it was probably part of that property.]

 
 
 

 
 
 

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HUNGATE LANE 12, Hungate House   NORTH SIDE 
HunLB
1795 
Beccles Manor Court 

Butcher, Thos, bricklayer, - a piece of  ground, part of the waste of the Manor,
lately enclosed with pales at the front of his new built messuage at the back of
Ballygate and opposite in part to the garden belonging to the messuage or public
house called the George and Dragon.   
Butcher, Thos (owner)     Butcher, Thos (occupant)
Smith, Susan, - a piece of ground enclosed with pales in front of a messuage in
Hungate Lane, late Thomas Butcher (later William Sayer)  
Sayer, William, glazier, - piece of ground enclosed with pales in front of a
messuage in Hungate Lane, late Jeremiah Smith, Thomas Butcher (later

 
 
 
1799 
1829 
 
1833 
 
 
1864

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
Rent 6d
 
Land Tax

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Rent 6d
 

Rebecca Sayer)  
CONGREGATIONAL TEA: 30 years of Mr Flower’s Pastorate in the Assembly Room. 300 attended. Rev J
Flower spoke. Only 15 of the Members 30 years ago remained - Mr Ward was one of them. During those
30  years  -  enlargement  &  improvement  of  Chapel  at  £1,000  cost, & commodious schoolrooms.  The
number of members had almost doubled. Rev C Hickman had been assistant to Mr Flower for 16 years. Mr
& Mrs Corbyn in charge of the Choir.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
 
Beccles Wkly Nws 23 Feb

1865 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE 17 July 

SALE under the will of William Sayer, deceased:   Lot 2
The Convenient and comfortable sash-fronted DWELLING -HOUSE
now in the occupation of the Rev Charles Hickman, at the yearly rentof £16,
situate between the Ballygate and Hungate Streets: comprising Entrance, Two
good parlours, Kitchen, Wash-house, Store-room, Pantry, detached Wood-house,
Three excellent Bed-rooms on the First Floor, and Two good Attics; Coal and
Wine Cellars; with side entrance to the back, and small gardens before and
behind the house.
The owners and occupiers of this Lot are to have a right of way to and from
of taking water at the pump on Lot 3, paying one half part of the expense of
repairs to the Pump and Well.
The Residence is very snug, as well as light and airy, with pleasant views from
several of the rooms over adjacent gardens and pleasure grounds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Apportioned Land Tax
Free Rent to Manor of Beccles  

 

OUTGOINGS:-
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

12s  
 

0d
6d

 
 
OWNER 
 
 
OCCUPANT 

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 census 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1879 
1881 census 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1900  
1906 survey 
1895-1927 
Area)
 
 
 
1936-74

 
 
 

Sayer, William  
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm 
 
Sayer, Wm 
Sayer, Wm exors
Sayer, Wm exors
Panchard, John 
Copeman, Robert
Copeman, Robert
 
Copeman, Harriet
Copeman, Harriet
Copeman, Harriet
 
Bellward, agent 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joshua Barnes  
 
 
Harper, Wm  
 
Hickman, Rev C 
Rev Charles Hickman 
Corbyn, Jos B 
Copeman, Robert
Mrs Mary Copeman, 
Jones, Sarah 
Mrs Sarah Seymour Jones 
Nicholls late 
Bellward, Hubert 
HW Bellward,  
Bellward, Hubert
 

 
Harper, Wm 
Harper, Wm 

 
 
 
36 
curate of St Michael’s
 
 
 
 
 
56 
 
 
 
Clerk to the Feoffees

 
 
 
iron founder, empoys 3 men & 1 boy

£17
 
 

£15
£15

 

M  
Abbott, Rev AD 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
retired school mistress
 
 
 

£15-10s
 
£15
£15
 

£15

 
 

£15
 
W   

 
 
 
 

£15
£15
£15

 
 
 

 

5 bedrooms, 3 reception, 3 occupants
HW Bellward 

 
 
School Attendance Officer, Wangford Union, (Beccles

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Haddingham, Hector 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Registrar of Births & Deaths
Relieving Officer
Vaccination Officer

 
Registrar of Births & Dearhs etc.
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1974 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Haddingham, Hector 
 
Registrar’s Office of Births,  Deaths and Marriages
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HUNGATE LANE 21a,  
SOUTH SIDE

formerly The Adam & Eve/ George & Dragon licence transferred to the Ingate in 1907
NEWSPAPERS

1728 
 
 
1732 
 
 
 
 
 

1734  
 
1767 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1795 
 
 
 
 
1807 
 
 
 
1851 
 
 
1851 
 
 
1852 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1858

Norwich Paper 22 June 

Florists’ Feast, Francis Delf: The Adam & Eve, Beccles on July 5th .... There will be a piece of plate
given at each place [Florists feasts were held in a number of towns] to that person who shall have
the best flower.

 
 

 
Norwich Paper 15 July 

Florists’ Feast. Francis Delf. Adam & Eve, Beccles.  Gold Ring valued at one guinea, something for
second Flower. Good Dinner.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

[Francis Delf does not appear to have been married in Beccles, but he and his wife Ann had 4  
children between 1728/9 and 1736. The eldest died within three days of birth,  the rest seem to have
survived, but neither their deaths nor marriages are recorded in  Beccles. Francis Delf died in
1764].

Show of July flowers, John Alcock’s Adam & Eve, Beccles. Silver Punch Ladle value 30s. Friday, 19
July
SALE: Sale of property of Mrs Le Grys. Mr Le Grys was a “surgeon” or doctor who died in 1767.
He lived in what is now the Waveney House Hotel and owned numerous properties.
Lot 5: Also, Adam & Eve, with a large Bowling Green, Garden & Yards in occupation of Widow  
Alcock, at yearly rent of £12.
[John Alcock and his wife Susan do not appear to have been married in Beccles, but they had 5
children between 1734 and 1740. Three of these children were dead by 1749, also another son who
was does not seem to have been born in Beccles.  John Alcock “Innkeeper” died in 1753. I have no
record of the death of Susan Alcock]

ORIENTATION: Thomas Butcher, bricklayer, a piece of ground, part of the waste of the Manor,  
lately enclosed with pales at the front of his new built messuage at the back of Ballygate and opposite
in part to the garden belonging to the messuage or public house called the George & Dragon  
 
[This describes the building of Hungate House]
Thomas Farr, Esq part of the Waste of this Manor lying near the land last mentioned [land formerly
Waste of the Manor enclosed by a serpentine wall to the North east of the land - and belonging to - 29
Ballygate - the Old Rectory] & taken into a piece of land lately converted into a Bowling Green  
belonging to the George & Dragon & enclosed by a serpentine wall   
John Prime, farmer and landlord of the George & Dragon, Beccles, according to the Police Book 1851:
Apprehended in Yarmouth, left his family destitute and a charge on Board of Guardians of Parish of
Beccles for 3 months. Given three weeks hard labour.
Maria Prime, wife of John Prime (above) according to the Police Book 1851:
Chargeable to Parish of Beccles for 3 months, when in fact her husband had left her money. Given 3
weeks hard labour.

Norwich Newspaper 6 July
 
 
Ipswich Journal 17 October

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Norwich Newspaper

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Rent 1s
Police Book 18 Aug 

 
 

 
 

 
Police Book 21 Aug

 
 

 
 

Sale Brochure 

 
 
Copeman. Consisting of Bar, Tap, Parlour, Three Sleeping Rooms, Two Attics, Pantry etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: Farr’s BECCLES BREWERY:
LOT 14: The George & Dragon at Beccles: situate in Hungate Lane; in the occupation of Mr David

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Open Yard & Stable in front, & an open Yard behind.
Land Tax 6s 0d. Subject to rights-of-way across part the yards thereof.
LOT 15: Bowling Green situated near the George & Dragon in Hungate Lane; in the occupation of John
Press.
Substantial Building thereon, used as a Summer House & Refrehment Rooms; enclosed with a  
substantial brick wall, and containing altogether 35 Rods.
Land Tax 4s

Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles.
RAILWAY ACCIDENT: On Friday near the Station George Cutts of Rumburgh, a navvy engaged at 8 am
in coupling waggons. The Engine Driver started the engine. Cutts was knocked down & both wheels of a
Waggon went over his right foot and leg. Six men carried him to the George & Dragon where he had been
lodging, Dr Peskett found no fracture - but foot jammed & bruised.

Beccles Wkly Nws 22 Jun 

1859 
 

Beccles Weekly News 

Court Case: James Pitcher’s, (defendant) movements on Saturday night, when accused of stealing 3s.
“I went to the George & Dragon at 8 o’clock, where I stopped till about 10; I then went to the  

 
 
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1859

 
 
 

 
 
 

Dolphin [In Newmarket] and stopped there till 11, and was at the Falcon [9 Newmarket] till 12. I  
then went as far as the George and Dragon, but the company was all gone. I then went past the  

Black Boy to the railway crossing ....
DINNER to Mr Thornton for over 100 at the George & Dragon, Hungate Lane, landlord Mr Girling. “I
started in business in the Town 35 years ago & there was a Day of Trial & I succomed to circumstances
[he went bankrupt], producing ale & beer. A large business.

Beccles Wkly Nws 27 Sep

1861 
 
1862
1862
1862

Beccles Paper 23 Apr 
George & Dragon, Hungate Lane, reopened by George Marlborough. Brandy 22s a gallon; Whiskey 16s
 
 

a gallon.
INN: George and Dragon Tavern  Hungate Lane reopened.  R.B. Snowden.
PUBLIIC HOUSE: Geoge & Dragon, Advertisement: Whiskey 2s/9d a bottle.
SKITTLE PLAYING at the George & Dragon. Ben Sexton, champion Skittle Player matched for £10 to
knock down 700 skittles in 100 throws - & he easily accomlished his task in one hour & ten minutes.
CRICKET: Bungay defeat Beccles on Beccles Common: 180; 77 & 43 for 6
All Day: Lunch by Mr Snowden of the George & Dragon. May spectators

Beccles Wkly Nws 6 May
Beccles Wkly Nws 8 Jul 
Beccles Wkly Nws 19 Aug

1863
 

Beccles Wkly Nws 21 Jul
 

1867 
1867 
1868

George & Dragon, Hungate Lane, furniture of James Fox. -    is quitting
Beccles Paper 19 March
Beccles Paper 9 April 

George & Dragon, transfer of licence to George Snowden.
CORPORATION:  6.)  New  Legislation  required  Petrol  storage  to  be  licenced.  Applications  made.  Mr
Masters 37 Gallons in Shop behind Newmaket; Kent & Sons, Hungate 175 Gallons & in building George &
Dragon 200 Gallons,; JK & WH Garrod 100 Gallons near Newgate. Refused. Dangerous quantities near
centre of Town.

East Suff Gaz 21 Jan 

1868 
1871 
 
1872 
1872 
1873 
1883 
1892 
 
 
 
1893 
1896 
 
 

Beccles Paper 24 Mar 

Licence of George & Dragon from RB Snowdon to William Collier
Licence: George & Dragon closed for last six weeks. John Girling the tenant having gone away. Licence
given to Owner, Mr Thornton.
Licence transfer: from Thomas Read to Alfred Grice.
George & Dragon Inn now reopened. Alfred Grice invites custom.Thornton’s Special Ales.
Mr Grice, Landlord of the George & Dragon
LICENCE: George & Dragon, HUNGATE LANE: licence to RB Snowden approved.

Beccles Paper 5 Sep 
 
 
Beccles Paper 9 Jul 
Beccles Paper 16 Jan 
Beccles Paper 20 Jan 
Beccles Paper 4 Sep 
Beccles Paper 13 Dec 

POLICE COURT: James Read, landlord of the George and Dragon found guilty of cards  for money
being played on his premises illegally. Had previously been warned.  Colchester Brewery, the  
owners, had given him 14 days notice. Fined £10 & 17s 6d costs. The Licence was endorsed. The
publican would not be allowed to run licensed premises in future.

 
 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 10  Jan 
LICENCES: The George & Dragon from James Read to Charles Baldwin of Holton.
Beccles Paper 3 Mar 

BECCLES POLICE COURT Magistrates: C Smith, Esq (Chairman for this session), WM Crowfoot,
JE Crisp, FT Dowson, Esqs. & Rev FM Arnold
 

 
 

LICENCE: James Parr to George & Dragon

1907 
1908 

23 Apr 
7 Apr 

 

Hungate Lane
Hungate Lane

Colchester Brewery to remove Urinal from former George & Dragon
Conversion of George & Dragon into 2 dwellings for Wm Elliott

Planning
Planning

approved 
from a list of Beccles pubs [typescript] by AE Smith 7 December 1929
In Hungate Lane was the George & Dragon, which was closed, and the licence transferred to the Ingate Hotel in 1907.
POOR RATE LISTS

1756 
1760 
1765 
1770 
1775 
1781 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Widow Alcock
Susan Alcock 
Susan Alcock 
Susan Alcock 
Mrs Alcock 
?

 
 
 
 
 

£6
£6
£6
£6
£6

List of Publicans of the George & Dragon compiled mostly from Directories:

 
 
1823 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
John Piper 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

[1814 Poor Rate List, Hungate, Samuel Aggar £3 10s]
[1816 Poor Rate List, Hungate, Ben Barber]
[1820 Poor Rate List, Hungate, No 16 late Ben Barber now Isaac Piper £3-10s]
[1824 Poor Rate List, Hungate, No 28 Isaac Piper jun £4-13s-4d]

 
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65

1830 
1839 
1844 
1850? 
1852 
1855 
1858 
1864 
1870 
1872 
1874 
1882 
1892 
1902 
1904 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Michael Roberts
John Press
John Press 
John Prime 
David Copeman
Robert Mills, junior
Robert Mills, junior 
Robert Snowden
transfer of licence from William Collier to John Girling
transfer of licence from Thomas Read to Alfred Grice
Alfred Grice
Robert Snowden
James Read
James Parr
James Parr

 
[1832 Poor rate List Hungate, No 29: Michael Roberts £4 3s 4d]

 
 

[He had moved to the White Swan (now Swan House) by 1850]
[imprisoned for abandoning his wife, 1851]

[He had moved to the Falcon by 1864]
Those living at 21a Ingate Lane

1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Catchpole
Albert Smith
Roy Mc Donald
Alfred Pipe
David Jackson Hedley
Arthur Woolnough
Arthur Woolnough

1852 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale Brochure, 28 Apr 

SALE of BECCLES BREWERY, 28 April 1852, Owner Frederick Farr. (1799-1855)
[He was the son of Thomas Farr who died in 1850 and had built up the Brewery. He lived in what is
now Waveney House Hotel]

LOT 14:  George & Dragon in Hungate Lane in the occupation of Mr David Copeman
Bar, Tap, Parlour, 3 bedrooms, 2 attics; Open Yard, small stable in front & open Yard behind
Land Tax: 6s 0d
[bought by Mr Butcher for £180.]
LOT 15: Bowling Green, occupied by John Press [the former Landlord] Substantial building used as a
Summer House & Refreshment Rooms; enclosed with a brick wall; 35 rods.
Land Tax: 4s od;
[bought by Oswald for £105]
The title to Lots 14 & 15 starts on 1 May, 1802.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles: 1s 0d
Beccles Paper 24 Jun 

LOT 6. No. 21,Hungate Lane, A CAPITAL Red Brick and Slated Dwelling House, Standing recessed
 
 
 
 
WASH-HOUSE, TENPIN SHED, WC,  and Dust-bin, and Urinal at entrance to same.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

and fronting the Lane, and formerly known as THE “GEORGE AND DRAGON” INN.
The House contains 2 Sitting Rooms, large Bar or Shop with counter and extensive shelving therein,
small Sitting Room, underground Cellar, 2 Staircases and 3 Bedrooms. On the West side of the House
there is a side passage way into the Yard at back of the property,. in which are Brick and Slate built

ALL FREEHOLD. Subject to Land Tax as assessed,
and an annual Free Rent of 1/. payable to the Manor of Beccles.
POSSESSION ON COMPLETION OF THE PURCHASE.
There is a Well of good water to this Lot, and the Pump to it is fixed in the division wall between this  
Property and the Property on the West side of it belonging to Mr. JAMES FLAGG, who has the right to
take water at all times from the Well on this Lot by paying a moiety of the cost of keeping the said Well
and the Pump and the going gear thereof in repair; there is also a Soft Water Well and Pump in the back
yard.
The Timber and Tiled Building forming archway on the West side of the house does not belong to this
Property. There is a public right of way over the yard at back of house

Beccles, Streets, Hungate Properties 
David Lindley updated March 2004 
 
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HUNGATE LANE 23 & 25

SALE: HUNGATE LANE 01-03-1920
Late James Flegg
Nos 23 & 25; & 2 stall Stable, Coachhouse & large Garden surrounded by brick wall
(Withdrawn £445)

HUNGATE LANE  SOUTH SIDE; BOWLING GREEN
 

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Farr, Thos 
Farr, FW
Morse, Fred 
Barkway, Sam 

 
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Bowl Grn
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HUNGATE LANE  26-06-1905
Walled in Garden 18 perches. Occupied JS Branford
(Bought (Hopson H) JS Branford £140)

HUNGATE LANE 25 June 1831
Robert Oswald to sell house and carpenter’s shop & cottages adjoining. Late Stevens, carpenter, opposite Bowling Green in
Hungate Lane

HUNGATE LANE on the North Side?
1880
 

East Suff Gaz 1 June 

SALE: by executors of Benjamin Thrower:
LOT 1: Freehold Residence & Confectioner’s Shop with convenient offices, occupying a commanding
position  in  the  Market  Place  now  occupied  by  Rober  Took  under  a  lease  of  4  years  at  rent  of
£32.(purchased by Mr RA Took for£540
LOT 2:  Block of Three Freehold Cottages in Hungate Lane, occupied by Stephen Oxborough, Robert
Freestone  and Harriet Baker, quarterly tenants at total of £15. (purchased Edward Ford at £165)

 
 
 
 
 
 
[Since Thrower owned 13 Newmarket, it is probale that these are directly behind 13 New Market]

1912
1922
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974