Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
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NEWGATE: THE STREET

1866 
 
 
1876 
 
1878 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1879 
1880 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 24 Apr 

CORPORATION MINUTES: Land to be taken in Newgate from Mr Moss’s garden to widen road.
Compensation 10. Iron pallisade to be built in front of his cottage.
 

 
 

Mrs Chinery to receive 25s and rail to be carried to her cottage.
Beccles Paper, 25 Jan 

LIGHTING. only one light in Newgate between Mr Stanford’s House [Ravensmere House] and the
back of the White Lion. Most of street in darkness. Many collisions.

 
Beccles Paper 16 Jul 

STRANGE BEHAVIOUR - Some excitement was occasioned amongst the inhabitants of Newgate
Street on Wednesday evening, by the strange behaviour of a young woman named Kate Simmonds.  
Between eight and nine o’clock Simmonds declared she would drown herself, and ran down  
Ravensmere in the direction of the river, followed by a small crowd. Some of her friends and  
neighbours tried to persuade her to act like a rational creature, but she implored them to leave her
alone, that she might drown herself, and finally her well-wishers were obliged to use physical  
violence to take her home. It is thought the woman was mad drunk.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 29 Apr 
COUNCIL: Newgate: Mr W Woolnough not to obstruct street near his house by a fish stall there.
Beccles Paper 13 Jan 

OVERCROWDING: Inspector of Nuisances, AG Love brought to Court, John Farrow, labourer of
Newgate. A room 15ft by 9ft rented by defendant occupied by himself, his brother and wife and their  
seven  children, ranging from twenty to three years. The cubic feet of air being sufficient for one
person only. Room to be occupied by one person only within seven days.

 
 
 

 
NEWGATE UNKNOWN:

 
1858 
 
1867 
1875 
 
1875 
Mr  
1875 
 
1875 
 
1880 
 
1883 

SALE: A substantial Double Cottage in Newgate in the occupation of Mrs E Davey, Mr John Darby &
Fred Barber at annual Rents together of 11 2s
SALE: Dwelling House in Newgate occupied by Mrs Whitehead. Purchased by Mr Copeman of Loddon
COUNCIL;  Newgate: Property occupied by Robert Read etc. to improve privy accommodation &
remove pig sty.
 
Watson, chemist, to be closed under Sanitary Acts.
TO BE LET: Stable & Chaise House & two capital store houses adjoining in Newgate, late occupied
by W Moore. Apply Flick & Sons, Land Agents, Saxmundham

Beccles Newspaper 4 May
 
 
Beccles Paper 12 Mar 
Beccles Paper 31 Aug 
 
 
Beccles Paper  
COUNCIL: Pump & Well belonging to WW Garnham in Newgate at back of house occupied by
 
 
Beccles Paper 31 Aug 
 
 
Beccles Paper 31 Aug 

COUNCIL; 4. Newgate: Property occupied by Robert Read etc. to improve privy accommodation &
remove pig sty.

 

TO  LET: Cowkeepers & others: from Michaelmas premises in Newgate now occupied by Mr Robert
Read. {SEE ABOVE}
SALE: In liquidation: Mr William Woolnough, fish dealer. Furniture.

Beccles Paper 17 Aug 
 
 
Beccles Paper 4 May 

1890
 
1895
 
 

 
 

 
 

SALE: Substantial brick & tiled freehold Cottage occupied by Robert Copeman at weekly rate of
2s 6d
SALE: Newgate
Instructed by Mortgagee to sell: Brick & tiled Freehold Cottage in occupation of James  
Cleveland at Rent of 2s 6d per week.

Beccles Paper 4 March

 
 

 
 

1904  
1904  
1904  

 
 
 

Stanton, M & Co
Cracknell, Jn 
Dunn, Geo 

Laundry
Marine Store Dlr
Undertaker 

NewG

 
NewG
NewG

 
 
 

Directory
Directory
 
 
Directory

1883 
1885 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1892 
1893 
1894 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

30 Oct 
6 Jan 
25 Aug 
2 Feb 
4 Oct 
21 Aug 
13 Aug 
5 Jul 
4 Jul 
3 Apr 

Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 

approved 
approved 

Printing Works plans for Caxton Works
Additions & alterations to Caxton Printing Works
Possible site for Public Convenience: NE corner of White Lion
Additions & Alterations to premises belonging to Mr Cutler in Newgate
Alterations to property in Newgate belonging to WB England
Additions to Caxton Works
Queen's Head registered as a Common Lodging House
Alterations at Caxton Works
Alterations to Caxton Works
New buildings for WB England in Newgate

 

approved 
approved 
approved 

 

approved 
approved 
approved 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
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1911 
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1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 

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

8 Jun 
18 Aug 
18 Aug 
17 Jan 
21 Feb 
3 Oct 
16 Jul 
17 Sep 
21 Jan 
7 Apr 
16 Feb 
20 Sep 
7 Mar 
21 Mar 
2 May 
16 May 
20 Jun 
22 Apr 
19 Nov 
19 Nov 
3 Dec 
17 Dec 

Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 

approved 
approved 
protest 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

New Building to cover the engines at Messrs Clowes
New Workshop for Anglia Motor Co [Newgate?]
Mr Robinson erected building in Newgate without planning OK
Store 2 tons of Petrol in Newgate
Converting Mrs Suggate's Cottages in Newgate to Carpenter's Shop
Stables at the Police Station [Newgate]
Addition to Caxton Woks
Letter from Boardman, architect about surface water in Caxton Wks
New Boiler House for Caxton Works
Conversionof Stables at back of Stead & Simpson to 2 shops. No WCs
New Adult School in Newgate for Dr Fox
3 cases of overcrowding in Newgate, 22,24,26. Owners make habitable
Mr Walpole to erect small crane on premises in Newgate
Extra Room above Old Meeting House for Dr Fox in Newgate
Additin to Caxton Works. Outside walls to be 14 ins thick not 9 ins
Temporary building for Messrs Clowes at back of Dacre Place
Addition to Engine Room at Caxton Works
New  Stables & Warehouses in Newgate for Masters & Skevens
Take Electric wire over road to Picture Palace in Public Hall
Mr Welham to send plan of building for engine at White Lion
Mr Welham's Engine House approved
Masters & Skevens sign over pavement at Warehouse in Newgate

 

approved 
protest 
approved 

 
 

approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

 
 
 
 
 

1914-1918 WAR [these are said to have lived in Newgate; so far their houses have not been identified]
CATTERMOLE, Alfred 
 
HARROD, Edward 
 
SMITH, William S 
WOOLNOUGH, Frederick
WOOLNOUGH, Edward
WOOLNOUGH, James 
WOOLNOUGH, Frank 
WOOLNOUGH, Charles

 
Newgate 
 
 
1916 
2nd Queen's  
 
Cpl 
 
 
Newgate 
 
 
 
Royal Engineers
Spr 
 
 

 
[b 1881 s of George & Lucy] 
 
 
 
 

Newgate near 
 
 
HMS Orion 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Royal Army Service Corps Motor Transport
[b 1885 s of George & Lucy] 
[b 1889 s of George & Lucy] 
[b 1892 s of George & Lucy] 
[b 1897 s of George & Lucy] 

1st Norfolks 
2nd 
8th East Surreys
Essex Regiment

 

 
l/Cpl 
Cpl 
 

 
 
 
 

Norfolks 

 
 

NEWGATE 1, 3, 5
[On  west side of Newgate, behind 5-11 Blyburgate]
NEWGATE 1 

1854 
1870 
1906 
1915 

 
 
 

According to a plan of sale of 5-11 Blyburgate Newgate 1, 3 & 5 were owned by  late Mr JB Garrod
Owned by Isaac Vertien at this time
Mrs Wheeler, owner;  Agent, Bellward

Sale 19 Jul
 
Survey 

 
 
 
 
from the Waterworks laid on, now in the occupations of Mr. Robert William Parnell, Mrs. Jemima
Baldry and Mr George Bradnum, as Weekly Tenants, at the Rents of 2/2,
producing an aggregate Annual Rental of 18 12s 8d.
 
 

SALE:  LOT 2:  Three Brick and Tiled Cottages, Under Instruction from the Trustees of Isaac  
 
 
with Heater Stove and Iron Pan, Pantry and Two Bedrooms, with W.C. and Yard in rear, and Water

Sale 25 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 

Vertigen’s Will
Numbers 1, 3 and 5, Newgate, each containing Front Sitting Room with Stove and Closet, Kitchen

 
 
 

 
 

2/6 and 2/6 respectively,
 

 
 

OUTGOINGS: 
The Gas Fittings in No. 3 are the property of the Beccles Water & Gas Company and are not included in

Land Tax as assessed.  
Free Rent 4d.
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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3

 
 
1914-18
 
1933

 
 

 
 

the Sale.
(Bought W Brown 145)

Published ListFIRST WORLD WAR
 
 

Wiliam G Parnell enlisted in 1914. He was a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery
ADVERTISEMENT: WJ Artis, 1a Newgate & The Quay, Beccles, for Choice Dairy Fed Pork and Poultry
direct  from  the  Farm;  Sausages  a  speciality,  100%  Pork;  Yachts  catered  for  at  Quay  Dairy.  Phone
Brampton 25; Adjoining...

Beccles Advert Cttee 


1881 CENSUS

Vertigen, Isaac 
1870 
 
Nicholds, Wid

6154 
6155 

NewG

Dwelling: 
William R. PARNELL  M 

Newgate Street

No 1 

 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

 
owner: Vertigan, Isaac 
 
3

NewG 
6156 
6157 
6158 
6159 
6160 
6161 
6162 
6163 
Compositor 

38 
39 
18 
14 
 
 
 
10 
37 

Head 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 



Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Manchester, Lancashire, England 

Cordwainer 
 
Printer Machine Minder 
Tailor Errand Boy
Son 
Son 
Son 
Scholar
Boarder ((Lodger))

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Harriett PARNELL
William PARNELL
Thomas PARNELL
Clayton E. PARNELL 
Edward R. PARNELL 
Ernest B. PARNELL 
Edith GRAY 
Robert J. TYE 



 








Wife 
Son 

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

Scholar
Scholar
 

 

Niece 
Printer

1 

1 
1 

1
 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

 
Bellward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parnell, William sen
Parnell, RW 
Parnell, William sen
Panell, Willam sen
Parnell, William, sen
Laws, George
Moore, Mrs
West, John
Sharratt, John
Skippings, drapers
Skippings, draper

 
2 bed; 
3 sitting
5 people
 

1.1 
1.1 
1.1 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1936 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 

Saunders, Mrs shop
Irvine, Joseph
Warnes, William

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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NEWGATE 3

1854 
1870 
1906 
1915 

 
 
 

According to a plan of sale of 5-11 Blyburgate Newgate 1, 3 & 5 were owned by  late Mr JB Garrod
Owned by Isaac Vertien at this time
Mrs Wheeler, owner;  Agent, Bellward

Sale 19 Jul
 
Survey 

 
 
 
 
from the Waterworks laid on, now in the occupations of Mr. Robert William Parnell, Mrs. Jemima
Baldry and Mr. George Bradnum, as Weekly Tenants, at the Rents of 2/2,
producing an aggregate Annual Rental of 18 12s 8d.
 
 
 
 

SALE:  LOT 2:  Three Brick and Tiled Cottages, Under Instruction from the Trustees of Isaac  
 
 
with Heater Stove and Iron Pan, Pantry and Two Bedrooms, with W.C. and Yard in rear, and Water

Sale 25 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 

Vertigen’s Will
Numbers 1, 3 and 5, Newgate, each containing Front Sitting Room with Stove and Closet, Kitchen

 
 
 

 
 

2/6 and 2/6 respectively,
 

 
 
 
 

OUTGOINGS: 
The Gas Fittings in No. 3 are the property of the Beccles Water & Gas Company and are not included in
the Sale.
(Bought W Brown 145)

Land Tax as assessed.  
Free Rent 4d.

 
 

 

1914-1918 
 

 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
James Haddingham was a Private in the 3rd Norfolks

 


1881 CENSUS

Vertigen, Isaac 
1870 
 
Page, Mrs

6164 
6165 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Charles WHITE 

Newgate Street

No 3 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Vertigan, Isaac 
 
3

33 
30 




1 m 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 

Stonemason Labourer 
 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 
 

6166 
6167 
6168 
6169 
6170 
6171 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Ellen WHITE 
Amy C. WHITE 
Charles J. WHITE
Susan M. WHITE
Sarah E. WHITE
George WHITE 


 
 
 
 
 






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



3 
3 

3
 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 

 
Bellward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spall, Mrs
Spall, Geo 
Spall, Mrs
Baldry, Mrs
Clutton, William
Burnham, Herbert
Pitches, William
Pitches, Miss VE
Pitches, Miss VE
Pitches, Stanley
Elden, Aubrey

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
1 person
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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NEWGATE 5

1854 
1870 
1906 
1915 

 
 
 

According to a plan of sale of 5-11 Blyburgate, Newgate 1, 3 & 5 were owned by  late Mr JB Garrod
Owned by Isaac Vertien at this time
Mrs Wheeler, owner;  Agent, Bellward

Sale 19 Jul
 
Survey 

 
 
 
 
from the Waterworks laid on, now in the occupations of Mr. Robert William Parnell, Mrs. Jemima
Baldry and Mr. George Bradnum, as Weekly Tenants, at the Rents of 2/2,
producing an  aggregate Annual Rental of 18 12s 8d.
 
 
 
 

SALE:  LOT 2:  Three Brick and Tiled Cottages, Under Instruction from the Trustees of Isaac  
 
 
with Heater Stove and Iron Pan, Pantry and Two Bedrooms, with W.C. and Yard in rear, and Water

Sale 25 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 

Vertigen’s Will
Numbers 1, 3 and 5, Newgate, each containing Front Sitting Room with Stove and Closet, Kitchen

 
 
 

 
 

2/6 and 2/6 respectively,
 

 
 
 
 

OUTGOINGS: 
The Gas Fittings in No. 3 are the property of the Beccles Water & Gas Company and are not included in
the Sale.
(Bought W Brown 145)

Land Tax as assessed.  
Free Rent 4d.

 
 

 

1914-1918 
 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
George Bradnum enlisted in 1914. He was a Lance Corporal in the 8th East Surreys. He was  
taken Prisoner. He died on 15 November 1915. 

 
 

 
 


1881 CENSUS

Vertigen, Isaac 
1870 
 
Wyatt, Thomas

6172 
6173 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William CHARLISHM 

Newgate Street

No 5 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Vertigan, Isaac 

 
Post Town Letter Carrier (C S M)

3
35 
Head 

 
6174 
6175 
6176 
6177 
6178 
6179 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Harriett CHARLISHM 
Annie B. CHARLISH 
William  CHARLISH 
Harriett CHARLISH 
James C. CHARLISH 
Albert CHARLISH

28 
 
 

 






Corton, Suffolk, England 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Corton, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
Daur 
Son 
Scholar
Son 
 

Scholar
Scholar

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
 
Son 

5 

5 
5 

5
 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 

 
Bellward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Levold, Mrs
Farrow & Miss Wright 
Farrow, Mrs
Bradnum, George
Bradnum, George?
Bradnum, Mrs
Bradnum, Mrs
Sampson, Ronald
Sampson, Ronald
Payne, Wilfred
Payne, Frances

2 bed 
2 sitting
2 people
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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CLEMENTS’S YARD off NEWGATE 

6198 
6199 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Robert J. THIRTLE

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Clement's Yard

 
Head 

 
Butcher Jobbing 

31 
30 

5 m 
68 

6200 
6201 
6202 
6203 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Mary A. THIRTLE
Clara L. THIRTLE
Robert J. THIRTLE
Easter THIRTLE


 
 




Aldeby, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Mother

 
 
 
Messengers Widow

5.1 
5.1 
5.1 
5.1 
5.1 
5.1
 

 
Clements
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Parnell, William jun
Parnell
Parnell, William jun
Clark, Mrs
Smith, William
Smith, William

 
 
2 bed 
1 sitting
6 people
CLEMENTS’S YARD off NEWGATE 

1914-1918 
 

 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Herbert Kerry was Chief Soker on HMS Shannon 

 
 
 

6204 
 

6205 

NewG
2.1

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street
 
 
Clement's Yard
owner: Woolnough, George 

William TUTHILL
Sarah A. TUTHILL
William TUTHILL
George TUTHILL
Anna E. TUTHILL
Frederick TUTHILL 
Edith F. TUTHILL



 
 
 

39 
38 
12 


 







Henham, Suffolk, England 
Sutton, Suffolk, England 
Sotherton, Suffolk, England
Wangford, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 

Domestic Servant Gardener 
 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Son 
 

6206 
6207 
6208 
6209 
6210 
6211 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
 
Daur 

5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
5.2 
5.2
 

 
Clements
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kersey, Samuel
Carsey, Samuel 
Kersey, Samuel
Kary, Mrs
Poll, Mrs
Poll, Mrs

 
2 bed 
3 sitting
4 people
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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NEWGATE 7

6180 
6181 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
George TAYLOR

Newgate Street

 

 
Geldeston, Norfolk, England

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH
 

3
1870 list

44 
38 
21 
12 



3 m 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 

Malster Labourer
 
Tanner Journeyman
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 

6182 
6183 
6184 
6185 
6186 
6187 
6188 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Sarah TAYLOR 
James G. TAYLOR
John TAYLOR 
Henry TAYLOR 
William TAYLOR
Thomas TAYLOR
George TAYLOR



 
 
 
 
 







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

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

7 

7 
7 

7 
7 
7 
7 
7 
7 

 
Clements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922
1927
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 

Taylor, George
Taylor, George 
Taylor, George
West, Mrs

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
5 people

 
 
 
 
 

Smith, Mrs
Barnard, Reginald
Barnard, Reginald
Joiner, George
Joiner, George

NEWGATE 9

1914-1918 
 

 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Charles Sayer was on HMS Lucifer.

 
 
 

6189 
6190 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
George W. MAYES

Newgate Street

 

 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH

 
Baker & Confectioner (Journeyman)

2.1 
34 
Head 

 
6191 
6192 
6193 
6194 
6195 
6196 
6197 

 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

1870 list
Caroline  MAYES
Eliza C. MAYES 
Robert W. MAYES
George W. MAYES
Harry J. MAYES 
Charlotte MAYES
Arthur E. MAYES


 
 
 
 
 
 

32 
11 
10 



4 m 







Halstead, Essex, England 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Son 

 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 

9 
9 

9
 
9 
9 
9 
9 
9 

 
Alexander, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wooltorton, Charles
Poll, Stephen 
Poll, Stephen
Sayer, Charles
Himbury & Harvy
Himbury, Alb printer
Poll, Wm (Sayers Yd)
Legood, Rt (Sayers Yd)
Legood, Rt (Sayers Yd)
Legood, Rt (Sayers Yd)
Legood, Rt (Sayers Yd)

 
2 bed 
1 sitting
2people No yard whatever. Loft over WC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
printers
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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NEWGATE 11

1841 
1893 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1910 
 
 
 
 
1914-18
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This property at that time Newgate 11 & 13 only was owned by the owner of 1 Smallgate
This propery Newgate 11-19 was owned by the owners of 1 SMALLGATE, but was here sold as
separate Lot.
SALE: Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all
now used for trade purposes, & large Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working
 
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin [No 15]  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner [No 15.1] at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham [No 17] & Sam Lutkins
[No 19] 13 pa
Annual rental 74 10s;  (Withdrawn 500)
SALE: late Mrs Harriet Pert [see Plans of Sale]
5 brick and tiled Cottages in rear of No 1 Smallgate (Total Rental 27 3s 4d Purchased CC Betts
220) and abutting on Newgate, with frontage thereon of 58ft 6ins
No 11,  containing Large Front Living Room, with Bath Stove; and 3 Bedrooms, 1 with Stove.  
Occupied by Mrs Barrett, Rent 5 10s  
FIRST WORLD WAR
George Barrett enlisted in 1915. He was a Private in the 3/5th Suffolks 

Sale, 19 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's Association; Rent 40 [Nos 11 & 13]
 
 
AND
Beccles Paper 12 Apr 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Published List 
 
 
 
 

1881 CENSUS
6212 

6213 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Thomas HEGGIE

Newgate Street

 

 
Scotland

No 11 

Thompson? 
Baker Journeyman

 
 

 

30 
27 

Head 
Fersfield, Norfolk, England 
London, Middlesex, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

6214 
6215 
6216 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Sarah HEGGIE 
Robert HEGGIE 
Agnes HEGGIE 


 
 



Wife 
Son 
Daur 

 
Scholar
 

 
 
 

11 
11 
11 
11 
11 
11
 
11 
11 
11 

 
 
Pert 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1907 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Barrett, Miss
Barrett, Mrs
Barrett, Harriet 
Barrett, Mrs
Barrett, Mrs
Carey, Thomas
Pearl, Bertie
Parnell, Alfred
Parnell, Alfred

 
3 bed 
1 sitting
2 people
NEWGATE 13 

1841 
1893 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1910 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This property at that time Newgate 11 & 13 only was owned by the owner of 1 Smallgate
This property Newgate 11-19  was owned by the owners of 1 SMALLGATE, but was here sold as
separate Lot.
SALE: Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all
now used for trade purposes, & large Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working
 
AND
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham & Sam Lutkins 13 pa
Annual rental 74 10s;  (Withdrawn 500)
SALE: late Mrs Harriet Pert
5 brick and tiled Cottages in rear of No 1 Smallgate (Total Rental 27 3s 4d Purchased CC Betts
220) and abutting on Newgate, with frontage thereon of 58ft 6ins
No 13, containing Front Room with Stove and 1 Bedroom. Occupied by Mr George Barrett , as a  
weekly Tenant at the Rent of 1s 9d.

Sale, 19 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's Association; Rent 40
Beccles Paper 12 Apr 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1881 CENSUS
6217 

6218 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Harriet BROWN 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

No 13 
owner: John Thompson 
 

 
1870 list

59 
36 
13 

Head 
Daur 
Grand Daur 

Charwoman 
Charwoman 

6219 
6220 

NewG 
NewG 

Harriet BARRETT
Harriet BARRETT


 


Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
No Occupation 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
9

6221 
 
6222 
 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 
13 

NewG 
Emma E. BARRETT 
 
12 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Grand Daur 
Scholar
NewG 
Robert H. BARRETT 
 
10 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Grand Son 
Scholar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1907 
1914 
1922
1927
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 

Barrett, Miss
Barrett, George
Barrett, Geo Picture Fr

 
 
 

Smith, Mrs M
Callor, Mrs
Callor, Mrs

NEWGATE 15 

1841 
1893 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1910 
 
 
 
 
1914-18 WAR
 

 
 
separate Lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This property, Newgate 15 - 19 was owned by the owner of 3 - 9 Smallgate.
This property Newgate 11-19   was owned by the owners of 1 SMALLGATE, but was here sold as

Rates 
Sale Details
 

SALE: Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all
now used for trade purposes, & large Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working
 
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham & Sam Lutkins 13 pa
Annual rental 74 10s;  (Withdrawn 500)
SALE: late Mrs Harriet Pert
5 brick and tiled Cottages in rear of No 1 Smallgate (Total Rental 27 3s 4d Purchased CC Betts
220)
No 15 containing Front Living Room with Stove; Pantry; and 2 Bedrooms as weekly Tenant, at the Rent
of 2s 1d 1/2d occupied by Mrs Annie Thompson

Sale, 19 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's Association; Rent 40 
 
 
AND
Beccles Paper 12 Apr 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Thomas S Kerry enlisted in 1915. He was a Private in the Royal Dublin Fusilirers
 
 

1881 CENSUS
6223 
6224 

6225 

NewG
NewG

NewG 

Building: 
Dwelling: 

Edward TURRILL

Newgate Street    
Newgate Street

 
 

 
 

Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England

Uninhabited  
No 15 

Thompson? 
owner: John Thompson 

 
 

 
 


Mary Ann TURRILL 

46 

Head 
North Cove, Suffolk, England

Gardener (Journeyman) (M)
Wife 

6226 
 
6227 
6228 
6229 

NewG 
38 
Charwoman 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Eliza TURRILL 
Walter TURRILL
Eliza VINEYARD

 
 

13 

68 



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

Daur 
Son 
Mother

No Occupation 
 
Agriculture Labourer Widow

 
 

15 
15 [13?]
15 
15 
15 
15
 
15 
15 

 
Pert 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Drewell, Mrs
Balden, Mrs 
Baldwin, Wm news agent
Davey, William
Carey, Thomas
Welham, Sidney
Hammond, George
Moore, Mrs

 
2 bed  
1 sitting
2 people
NEWGATE 17 

1841 
1893 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
separate Lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 

This property, Newgate 15 - 19 was owned by the owner of 3 - 9 Smallgate.
This property Newgate 11-19   was owned by the owners of 1 SMALLGATE, but was here sold as

Rates 
Sale Details
 

SALE: Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all
now used for trade purposes, & large Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working
 
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham & Sam Lutkins 13 pa

Sale, 19 Jun

 
 
 
 
 

Men's Association; Rent 40 
 
 
AND
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
10

 
1910 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Annual rental 74 10s;  (Withdrawn 500)
SALE: late Mrs Harriet Pert
5 brick and tiled Cottages in rear of No 1 Smallgate (Total Rental 27 3s 4d Purchased CC Betts
220)
No 17 containing Front Living Room with Stove; Pantry; and 2 Bedrooms as weekly Tenant, at the Rent
of 2s 4d occupied by Mrs Maria Newson

Beccles Paper 12 Apr 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1881 CENSUS
6230 

6231 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William PAYNE 

Newgate Street

 

 
Barnby, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: George Woolnough


Esther PAYNE 
Florence A. PAYNE 
Joseph W. PAYNE
Jane PAYNE 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

23 
21 
 

6 m 
Payne, Mrs
Goldsmith Mrs 
Goldsmith, George
Balls, William
Godfrey, Percy
Godfrey, Percy
Tubby, William
Tubby, William
Tubby, William

Head 
Malster Labourer

6232 
6233 
6234 
6235 
17 
17 [15?]
17 
17 
17 
17
 
17 
17 
17 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
 
Pert 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Daur 
Scholar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Son 
Daur 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
2 bed 
1 sitting
2 people
NEWGATE 19

1841 
1893 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1910 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
separate Lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This property, Newgate 15 - 19 was owned by the owner of 3 - 9 Smallgate at this time.
This property Newgate 11-19   was owned by the owners of 1 SMALLGATE, but was here sold as

Rates 
Sale Details
 

SALE: Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all
now used for trade purposes, & large Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working
 
AND
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham & Sam Lutkins 13 pa
Annual rental 74 10s;  (Withdrawn 500)

Sale, 19 Jun

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men's Association; Rent 40
Beccles Paper 12 Apr 

SALE: late Mrs Harriet Pert
 
 
 
heater Stove, Iron Pan, and Sink.; and 2 Bedrooms as weekly Tenant, at the Rent of 2s 1d 1/2d occupied  
by Mr Henry Goffin
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 brick and tiled Cottages in rear of No 1 Smallgate (Total Rental 27 3s 4d Purchased CC Betts
220)
No 19 containing Front Living Room with Stove; Pantry  with small Kitchen adjoining in Rear, with

In the Rear of the Cottages is a stone faced Yard with side Entrance leading to Newgate, and tange of
Brick and Tiled Outbuildingd containing WC and 5 Washouses and with water laid on from the  
Waterworks.

1881 CENSUS
6236 

6237 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Maria LAWS 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: George Woolnough
66 

Head 
owner: George Woolnough

Nurse (Out Of Employment) (S M S)

6238 
6239 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
James A. ELVIN 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 

23 
24 

Head 
Wife 

Tannery Engine Driver
6240 
NewG 
Martha ELVIN 
Horsham, Norfolk, England

19 
19  
19 
19 
19 
19
 
19 
19 
 

 
Pert 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Goffin, Henry
Goffin, Henry jun
Goffin, Henry
Goffin, Henry
Edwards, James
Edwards, James
Callow, Percy
Cousens, Mrs

 
2 bed 
1 sitting
3 people
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
11
NEWGATE 19.1
This seems to have disappeared after 1906

1881 CENSUS
6238 

6239 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
James A. ELVIN 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: George Woolnough

23 
24 

Head 
Wife 

Tannery Engine Driver
6240 
NewG 
Martha ELVIN 
Horsham, Norfolk, England

19.1 
19.1 

 
Pert 

 
 

1902 
1906 

 
 

Weavers, Harry
Goffin, William 

 
2 bed 
1 sitting
3 people
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
12
NEWGATE 21 & 23
   West side
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newgate A
and the entrance to 13 Smallgate

Initials on the Gateway: BF  EE 1720   possibly the initials of Benjamin Folkard and Elizabeth Elmy or Ely
This property seems to have been part of  Smallgate 11 & probably Smallgate 13 at one time. 
1593 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Widow Edmonds or heirs of Matt Browne for the headhouse late Legends and a garden.
(division: Murdoch 4d Task;      Chapman 8d Task)
William Chapman for a tenement called Legions sometime Brown,  folio 132 
There is 8d part of the tenement to William Chapman & 4d, the other part to Ann Chapman

Task Bly 84
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s 1634c
Task 1s

Task C 26
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

DIVISION A
1669 
1671 
1701 
1713 
1715 
1723 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1725 
1725 
1740 
 
 
 
 
 
DIVISION B:  NEWGATE 21 & 23
1669 
1671 
1671 
 
1701 
1709 
1720 
1720 
 
 
 
1723 
1723 
1780 
1799 
1841 
1852 
 
 
1862 
 

Task C57 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ann Chapman tenement in Newgate sometime Legions vid Wm Chapman 
Ann Chapman Her Tenement in Newgate Street in the tenure of John Sharlee 
Robert Dowsing tenement late Ann Chapman 
John Greenleaf for a tenement in Newgate late Ann Chapman
POOR RATE: John Greenleaf: Rated at 3
INDENTURE: between i ) John Greenleaf of Lowestoft, gent, eldest son of John Greenleaf of Beccles:  
ii ) John Alexander, linen weaver; iii) Nicholas Bruning of  Beccles, bricklayer;
Reciting indenture of 12 December 1712: between Dorothy Wyatt, widow of Thomas Wyatt, tailor, &
Thomas Wyatt, eldest son, & Daniel Wyatt, another son, sold to John Greenleafe, yeoman,
Messuage, being an equal part of the houses called Fisher’s and a moiety of the .......
and a pump with the upper & lower enclosed yards, taking in the ground with the post which is marked
TW made of iron, fixed and made fast to the post in a straight line to the middle stud of the Great Gate
abutting on a street called Newgate Street,  formerly in the occupation of Thomas Neville Griffith, James
John Farrow and Thomas Bircham. 500 year mortgage of 240 4s
INDENTURE between i ) John Alexander; ii ) John Crisp of Beccles, beerbrewer.
INDENTURE between i ) John Crisp; ii ) Francis Howes of St Andrews Ilketshall, yeoman
INDENTURE between John Bruning of Beccles, schoolmaster, only son and heir of
Nicholas Bruning. ii ) Jefrey Ely, bricklayer
Between the land of John Clark, on the north; and a certain lane from Smallgate on
the south; one head abutting Newgate Street on the east; and the other head towards
the lands of Daniel Moories on the west.
The premises in the occupation of Jeffrey Ely & Mary Rymur.

 
 
 
 

Task 4d
Survey 2
Task 4d
Task 4d

Survey 
 

 
 

 
 

Task D 42F
Task G 37

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Chapman for part of a tenement late William Chapman
William Chapman in his own use 
William Chapman in the tenure of Wid Sewell 
Chas Chapman tenement sometime Legions late Wm Chaplin his Father
Robert Dowsing tenement late Charles Chapman formerly Wm Chapman 
Joshua Lincoln tenement formerly Wm Chapman late Dowsing
Benjamin Folkard tenement late Chapmans where he now dwells 
Gateway to back of No 13 inscribed:
BF (on the left), EE (on the right) probably refers to a marriage between Benjamin
Folkard and Elizabeth Elmy, although I cannot at present find proof of the wedding.
The Folkards came from Gillingham.
Benjamin Folkard sometime Legions after Wm Chapman and after Chas Chapman
Ann Bales, wid, tenement in Newgate sometime Ann Chapmans late John Greenleaf 
Abraham Schuldham Tenement in Newgate Formerly Greenleaf late Ann Beals 
Hellen (owner) Hellen (occupier) 
Mrs Hellen
SALE: of Elizabeth Hall’s Property: Two dwelling houses situate in Newgate with large yard, stables
and workshop in the occupation of Noah Edwards and William Crickmore at rentals of 13-10s-0d p.a.   
Land Tax 4s-0d

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Task 4d
 
 

Task 8d
Value 3
Value 2
Task 4d

Task C 27
Survey 
 
 

 
 

Survey 
Task C 67
Task D 42G
 

 
 

Task 1s
Task 1s

Task L 29D
Task F I SB

 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Task F 27

Task 4d
Task 4d
Value4s-0d

Task B 96

 
 

Task S 75 
Land Tax 177 
Land Tax 
 
 
 
Rates 

 
 
 
 

Sale 3 May

 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Sept 

TO BE LET: Cottage in Newgate to let with large Yard, double stalled stable & sheds. Suitable for
dealer or cowkeeper. Apply PC Benns

 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
13

1866 
 
1887 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Sept 

SALE: Three substantially built brick Cottages in Newgate. Rental of 17 pa the property of Robert
Hellen of Halesworth. Apply M Neal, watchmaker, Hungate
SALE: Lot 2: Smallgate & Newgate: Executors of PC Benns
Smallgate:-  House & Fruiterer’s Shop occupied by William Knights [13 Smallgate]
Newgate:-  Baker’s Shop, shed & Yard occupied by C Reynolds
{6 September: Purchased G Harrison 300]

 
 
Beccles Paper 2 Sept 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
14
NEWGATE 21

1914-1918 
1914 
1916 
1917 

 
 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
William C Wood enlisted in 1914. He was a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery
Samuel W Wood enlisted in 1916. He was a Private in the Durham Light Infantry.
Frederick J Wood enlisted in 1917. He was a Private in the Ordnance Corps 

 
 
 

 
 
1881 CENSUS

6241 
6242 
list
6243 
6244 
6245 

NewG 
NewG 

Dwelling:
William WELLS 

Newgate Street 

 
42 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: George Woolnough 

 
Waterman 

 
Head 
 
1870

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Elizabeth WELLS
Hannah BEALES
Dwelling:

44 

 



 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
No 23 

Wife 

 
Scholar
 

 
 
10.1 

 
Newgate Street 

Niece 
owner: Benns, PC reps 

21 
21 
21 
 
 
21 
21 
21 
21 
21
 
21 
21 

Mrs Hellen 
PC Benns exors 
Ford 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1870 
1906 
1907 
1907 
1902 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

1841 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Morse, William
Wood, Chas 
Charles Wood
Mrs Wood
Wells, William
Wood, William
Wood, William
Wood, Mrs
Wood, Mrs
/
Barber, Albert jun

Hannah Ward 
 
4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
6 people

1887
 

Beccles Paper 2 Aug 

SALE: by H & J Read for Executors of PC Benns:
LOT 3: A substantial Doiuble Cottage, Stable, Lime House & Large Yard in NEWGATE [No 23], occupied
by Mr S Wiggett, bricklayer.
[6 september: Purchased Mr E Ford for 170]

 

 
 

 
 
 

See Advertisement of Samuel Wiggett in Almanack
23 
23 

Mrs Hellen 
PC Benns exors 

 
1870 

1841 
 

 
Noah Edwards

Noah Edwards 
 
 
Pump Maker
1881 CENSUS

6245 
6246 
&  
6247 
6248 
 
6249 
 
6250 
 
6251 
 
6252 
6253 
6254 
6255 
6256 
6257 

NewG 
NewG 
 
NewG 
NewG 

Dwelling:
Samuel WIGGATE
 
Sarah WIGGATE
Arthur WIGGATE

Newgate Street 

 
45 
 
46 
22 

 

 

No 23 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: Benns, PC reps 

 
Bricklayer & Master Employ 6 Men
3 Boys
 
Bricklayers ((Son)) Journeyman

10.1


 

Head 
 
Wife 
Son 

 
 
 
NewG 
Samuel WIGGATE
20 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Son 
Bricklayers ((Son)) Journeyman
NewG 
William WIGGATE
18 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Son 
Bricklayers ((Son)) Journeyman
NewG 
George WIGGATE
 
16 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Son 
Bricklayers ((Son)) Journeyman

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Elizabeth WIGGATE 
Priscilla WIGGATE
Emily WIGGATE
Walter WIGGATE
Laura WIGGATE
Harriett WIGGATE

 
11 



14 





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

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Daur 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 

No Occupation 

 
 
 
 
 

Daur 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 

23 
23 
23 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1904 
1902 
1904 

 
 
 

Wiggett, Sam 
Wiggett, Sam  
Wiggett, Sam 

 
 
 

builder 
builder
builder

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
15

23 
23 
23 
23 
23
 
23 
23 
23 
23 
23 

Ford 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wiigett, Sam 
Wiggett, Sam exors
Wiggett, Sam exors
Wiggett, A & WJ
Wiggett, A & W
Barber, Albert
Barber, Albert jun
Barber, Albert
Speed, James
Speed, James

 
5 bed 
3 sitting
3 people

 
 

builders
builder

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
16
NEWGATE 27 & 29
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newgate E

1700 
1736  
1751 
1751 
1765
1776 
 
 
1799 
 
 
1837 
1852 
1914-1918 
1916 
 
1915 

Beccles Manor Rental 

Thomas Warner, tent in Newgate
Warner, Widow a tenement in Newgate late Warner
Elizabeth Jay, tent in Newgate, late Thomas Warner
Francis Warner, widow, tent in Newgate late Warner
Woods, Sam, Bridgell, Mr., Hillen,  for a tenement in Newgate late John Warner
ORIENTATION of 13 Smallgate: “abutteth on street there called Smallgate to the west
and another street called Newgate Street in part and the yard of the said Warner in part
towards the east.”
Bradford, John
Hillen, Benj, Messuage on West side of Newgate, late his Father, before John Bradford, formerly
Bridgell (later Mary Hillen 1837) 
Hillen, Mary, Messuage on west side of Newgate formerly John Bradford, Benj Hellen  

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Rent 3d 1/2d
Rent 3d l/2d
Rent 3d 1/2d
Rent 3d 1/2d
Rent 3d 1/2d

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

 
 
 
 

Indenture

 
 

           Land Tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
Value 8s 1829
Land Tax 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 3d l/2d
Rent 3d l/2d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

Hillen, Robt, Messuage on west side of Newgate formerly Benj Hellen late Mary Hellen
 
 
Prisoner. 
 

Rent 3d l/2d
FIRST WORLD WAR
John West enlisted in 1916. He was a Private in the 7th Norfoks. He was wounded twice and taken

 
 
 

Harry West enlisted in 1915. He was a Private in the Suffolks. He was wounded.0.
1881 CENSUS

6258 
6259 
6260 
6261 
6262 
6263 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Dwelling:
Edward ROUSE 
Alice E. ROUSE 
ROUSE
Robert HARVEY
Amelia FAIRHEAD

Newgate Street 

 
23 
21 

58 
54 

 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 

No 27 
Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England

owner: Wigg, Sarah

 
Head 
Wife 
 
Boarder ((Lodger))
Nurse 

2.1 
Malster Labourer
 
 



1 m 

 
 
 

Daur 
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England
Southwold, Suffolk, England

Labourer General
Nurse (Monthly) 

 

27 
27 
27 
27 
27 
27
 
29 
29 
29 
27 
27 
27 
 

 
Cousin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

West, Samuel
West, Samuel 
West, Samuel
West, Samuel
West, Samuel
West, Samuel
Porter, William
Payne, Alfred
Payne, Alfred
Payne, William
Crisp, Eric
Crisp, William

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
7 people
29 NEWGATE

1914-1918 
1911 
 
1913 
1915 
1917 

 
 
 
 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
John Ashley enlisted in 1911. He was a Captain in the 15th South Lancs. He was wounded and received  
DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal)
George Ashley enlisted in 1913. He was a Petty Officer on HMS Gopper
Herbert Ashley enlisted in 1915. He was a Sergeant in the Rifle Brigade. He was wounded.
Robert H Ashley enlisted in 1917. He was a Private in the 1st Suffolks. He was wounded.

 
 
 
 
 

 
1881 CENSUS

6264 
6265 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Rhoda CHAPMAN

Newgate Street

 

 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

No 29 
owner: Wigg, Sarah 

 
Malsters Labr Widow 

2.1 
63 
Head 
1870
list?

29 
29 
29 
29 
29 

 
Cousin (Beccles) 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 

 
 
 
 
 

Morter, Meshach
Reader, Jas R 
Reader, James
Ashley, John
Ashley, Mrs

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
6 people

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
17

29 
27 
27 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
 

Ashley, Mrs
Ashley, Mrs
Ashley, Mrs

29 
29 

 
 

 
 

1965 
1974 

 
 

Phillips, Hy
Hood, John E

Quaker Hall before this: the Adult School, then the Library & next the Museum

1909 
1975 

 
 

 
 

Built as an Adult School with money given by the Peckovers of Wisbech
Museum opened in June 1975 

(see article in paper by Frank Denson 4 Feb 1983)

29.1 
29.1 
29.1 
29.1 
29.1 
29.1 
29.1 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1922 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 
1975 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adult School
Adult School
Adult School/Library
Adult School/Library
County Library
County Library
Museum

 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
18
***STATION ROAD IS HERE***

BACK of PUBLIC HALL (formerly called the Assembly Hall, then the
Town Hall)
BACK of WHITE LION
WHITE LION BARN (in the early 18th century called the Town Hall)

NEWGATE 29.2 (my numbering)

This building was at the back of the property of 25 Smallgate. This may have built by WB England who owned 21, 23 & 25
Smallgate facing Newgate. The buildings behind the Newgate entrance have subsequently been pulled down and it is now a car
park..

29.2 
29.2 

29.2  
29.2  

 
 

England, WB 
England, WB 

 
 

1880 
1884 

1885 
1895 

probably not built 
shown on the Map in this year.

England, WB 
England, WB 

 
 
 
 
c 1340

 
 

Warehouse & Stable 
Warehouse & Stable 

15 
15 

1474, 5 & 6
1474, 5 & 6

29.2  
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 
29.2 

England, WB 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

England, WB 
Ward, Jarvis A
Ward, Jarvis A
Ward, Jarvis A
Ward, Jarvis A
Ward, Jarvis A
Ward, Jarvis A
Clifford, RH & CoWine & Spirit Merchants
/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wrehouse & Stable 
mineral water manufacturer [Bridge Street Works]
mineral water manufacturer
mineral water manufacturer
mineral water manufacturer
mineral water manufacturer
mineral water manufacturer  

15 
1474, 5 & 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Newgate Works
NEWGATE 31a back of Chequers called The Sun

see 27 Smallgate
1875 
 
1880
1880
1885
 
1887
1887

Beccles Paper 19 Jan 
Transfer of Licence of Chequers to the building which had been erected at the bottom of the Yard;
 
 

Proposed to call it “The Sun”.
LICENCE; Sun Inn from Mr Buggs to Robert Cock.
LICENCES: Sun Inn, Mr RA Cock;  
POLICE COURT: LICENCES :
William Chipperfield, late of the Greyhound, Westhall to the Sun
POLICE COURT: LICENCES: The Sun Inn to Joseph Bilke
SUNDAY CLOSING MOVEMENT Large attendance: The Rector: He considered the Sunday closing of
public houses would be an almost incalculable moral blessing to the country.
LICENCES: Sun from Mrs Bilke to Benjamin Reeve
LICENCE: Henry Davey of Framlingham to take the Sun, [Newgate]
*** SALE: Newgate & Smallgate: House formerly “The Sun” Inn & cottages formerly “The Chequers”.

East Suff Gaz 9 Mar 
East Suff Gaz 6 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 1 Sept 
 
East Suff Gaz 18 Jan 
East Suff Gaz 22 Feb 

1891
1893
1911

East Suff Gaz 14 Jul 
East Suff Gaz 7 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 22 Aug 
1881 CENSUS

6298 
6299 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Robert A. COCK 

Newgate Street

 

 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

No 31 The Sun 

owner: Tacon, William 
Head 

 
10.1

36 
31 
12 

Printer Compositor
 
Scholar

6300 
6301 

NewG 
NewG 

Patience P. COCK
Robert COCK 


 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Son 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
19

6302 
6303 
6304 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Henry COCK 
Nelly COCK 
Edith COCK 

 
 
 





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

Son 
Daur 
Daur 

Scholar
 
 

31 
31 
31 
31 
31   
31 
31 
31 
31 
31 
31 
31 
31 

Harwod, Sir H 
Colcheter Brewery
 
 
Colchester Brewery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1885 
1890 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cock, Robt A 
Davey, Henry 
Davey, Henry 
Davey, Hen 
Davey, Henry 
Davey, Henry 
Taylor, George
Taylor, George
Spalding, Arthur
Spalding, Arthur
Spalding, Arthur
Spalding, Arthur
Spalding, Arthur

Sun, Pub
Sun Pub
 SUN INN
beer retailer 
PH & dwell 
 SUN INN

 
 

10.1 
12 

1383
1477

 
 

3 bed  
1 sitting & bar 
3 people
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

31.1 
31.1 
31.1 
31.1 
31.1
 
31.1 
31.1 
31.1 
31.1 
31.1 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

England, William
England, Wm  
/
Ward, J
Ward, J
Ward, J
Ward, J
Ward, J
Clifford RH 
/

 
 
corn store

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

mineral water manufacturer
mineral water
mineral water
mineral water
mineral water
 wine merch

NEWGATE 33

1914-18 WAR:  
1916 
1915 

 
 
 

 
 

PADDLE, Edward 
OXBOROUGH, Bert 

33 Newgate 
33 Newgate 

enlisted
enlisted

1916 in
1915 in

Royal Army Service Corps   Pte
 1/5th 

Suffolks
 
L/Cpl
1881 CENSUS

6305 
 

6306 

NewG
Dwelling: 
Newgate Street
 
 
No 33 
owner: Woolnough, Charles jun 
 
6

NewG 
NewG 

Geo WOOLNOUGHM 
Charlte WOOLNOUGH  M 

39 
41 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ditchingham, Norfolk, England 

Head 

Tanner Journeyman
Wife 

1870 list
 

6307 
 

33 
33 
33 
33 
33 
33
 
33 
33 
33 
33 
33 
 

 
Woolnough Chas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woolner, Chas
Woolnough, Chas
Woolner, Chas
Paddle, Edward
Paddle, Edward
Paddle, Edward
Paddle, Mrs
Paddle, Mrs
Paddle, Miss Ivy
Paddle, Miss Ivy
Paddle, Miss Ivy (she died in the early 1990s)

3 bed 
3 sitting
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
20
NEWGATE 35:-  NATIONAL SCHOOL SITE

1800.1
1837 
 
 
 
1837 
 
 
Lane,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Rev Taylor
SALE: Two Dwelling Houses in Manor House Lane in the occupation of Elizabeth Boyden & James
Brewer, with a Walled-in Garden, fruit trees, Gig House & Stable, opening into Newgate Street, lately
occupied by Rev Taylor the Proprietor, deceased. (Held for the residue of 1000 years from 7 August
1675)
ARGEEMENT 26 June 1837 between James Barnes of Beccles, bricklayer & William Edward  
Crowfoot.
James Barnes shall within 14 days become the purchaser of a garden situate near the Manor House
late the property of Henry Taylor, clerk, deceased. James Barnes agrees to sell a piece of ground, part of
the said garden, to contain in length from NORTH to SOUTH 55ft and in breadth from EAST to WEST
45ft, and to abut on the said Manor House Lane towards the NORTH and Newgate on the EAST, but
exclusive of the walls, buildings, bushes and plants at the price of 50. And it is agreed that James
Barnes shall at his own expense clear the ground of the walls, buildings etc within three weeks from the
time he shall purchase the garden,
Later agreed that it should be 55.
11 August 1837 a Deposit of 10 paid.

Norwich Paper 17 Jun 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rix? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NATIONAL SCHOOL’S APPLICATION 
1. Population 1831:  3827,
2. Provision at present (gratuitous)  44 boys (no girls)
3. School intended for 125 boys & 125 girls in two rooms. Sunday & Day Schools, supported by  
4. Charges: one penny per week for each child and one penny per week in addition for each child taught  
5. Estimate charge for Master & Mistress, books, etc.
6. Accommodation provided in Parish Church. At present 150, but can be enlarged to 250.
7. The Boys’ Room is to be 43 & 1/2 ft long and 17 & 1/2 ft wide & 14 ft high to the ceiling.
 
8. Foundation, floor, walls and roof of: hard burnt kiln bricks and slate.
 
9. The entire estimated cost 375. Ground 60. Building 275.
10. Money from subscriptions 194.

[for other details see Education File: National School]
now 4,000
voluntary contribution.
to write.
The Girls’ Room the same.
Property held on legal tenure: residue of term of 1000 years of which not 200 years expired. Subject to no ground rent or other outgoing.
Hugh Owen, Rector;   John Day, Secretary
12 August 1837

BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL 1837
Received

11 August 1837 

} Amount od Donations received as per list 
}
Interest on banking account
 
of John Day Esq from Annual Subscription Fund 
Grant from National Society
 

 
 
 
244

31 October 1838
12 November 1838
 
8 December 1838
15 December 1838
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1- 16s 10d
0-0s-4d
14-3s-6d
50-0s-0d
310-0s-8d

 
Cash 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Total 
 

24 January 1839 
7 February 1839 
19 February 1839
 
Paid

Parliamentary Grant 
John Norman for 3 pr of thresholds (stone in lieu of wood)
John Day Annual Subscription
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
0-5s-3d
0-3s-9d
125-9s-0d

125-0s-0d

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Total 
 

11 August 1837 
 
16 March 1838 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deposit for purchase of land
 
John Pedgrift (bricklayer) & John Norman (carpenter) 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Remainder purchase & interest 

 

10-0s-0d 
45-4s-0d 



 

55-4s-0d
 
188-10s-0d

 
 
 
 
 
 

in part of the contract of 313-10s-0d
John Norman extra work 
John Pedgrift extra work 
George Taylor (brazier) 
Lionel Swan (painter) for etra work 
Samuel Haward (stonemason)

       ]
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

35-13s-1d
7-15s-9d
6-19s-4d
4-16s-3d
3-14s-9d

 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
21

 
 
 
 
7 February 1839 
 
 
FINAL SUM  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
John Pedgrift & John Norman; full contract 
 
 
 

William Welch (whitesmith)
Messrs E & W Sharpin, solicitor: conveyance, stamps, etc.
Note Stamp 
Total 

 
 
 

2-14-6d
4-9s-6d
0-3s-6d
310-0s-8d
 
 
125-9s-0d
435-9s-8d

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

125-0s-0d
0-9s-0d

 
 

for two 4s 6d stamps (one spoilt) 
Total 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

1868 
 
1868 
 
 
1869 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 16 Mar 

SALE: Old National School Buildings; two of 42ft x 18ft & convenient Dwelling & Yard attached. The
buildings may easily be converted into Dwellings. All fixtures remaining included. Sold 29 June for 175.
Opening of Working Man’s Newspaper & Reading Room in old Boys’ School, purchased by the Mayor,
Mr Garnham for this purpose. At 7pm 100 working men sat down to tea provided by the Mayor & his
friends.

 
 
Beccles Paper 13 Oct 

 
 

 
 

 
 
placed this room at their disposal. The room is supplied with several of the leading daily and weekly  
papers, and contains a library of about 500 volumes; the expenses are principally borne by the above  
gentleman, the members contributing a nominal sum.

The Working Men’s Newspaper & Reading Room, Newgate, which was opened 5th October 1668,
originated with the late Mayor, Mr William Garnham, who convened a meeting of working men and  

Directory

 
 

1875 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 11 Aug 

IN LIQUIDATION; BECCLES:  MESSRS. H.& J.READ Have received instructions from the  
TRUSTEE of Mr. WILLIAM WOOLNER GARNHAM’S ESTATE, to Sell by Auction, at the WHITE
LION HOTEL, BECCLES, on Tuesday, 11th August, 1875, at Four for Five o’clock in the Afternoon,
THE following Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES, namely—

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

LOT 2. A Block of Brick and Slated BUILDINGS in NEWGATE STREET and MANOR HOUSE  
 
 
 
now occupied by the 4th Suffolk Artillery Volunteer Corps as a Drill and Orderly Room, and the other is  
occupied by Mr. PASSMORE as a Lecture Room; the whole producing a rent of 19

 
 
 
 
 

LANE, consisting of DWELLING HOUSE, containing Sitting Room, Kitchen, Two Bed Rooms, with  
Coal House and Small Yard at Back, and TWO SPACIOUS ROOMS, formerly used as a National
School, each Room being 44ft. in length, by 17 ft. in width. The Dwelling House and One Room are

 
 
 

35 
35 
1881 CENSUS

Garnham, WW 
Garnham, WW 

1870 
1870 

 
 

Garnham, WW 
Garnham WW 

Reading Room
Orderly Room

6308 
6309 

NewG

Dwelling: 
Charles BARKHAM

Newgate Street

 

 
Swaffam, Norfolk, England 

No 35 
owner: Masters, Edward 
 
3

NewG 
Instructor  
6310 
6311 
6312 
6313 
6314 
6315 


 
Bridget BARKHAM
Charles BARKHAM
Eliz.  BARKHAM
Florence BARKHAM 
James BARKHAM
Arthur BARKHAM

39 
 
37 
13 
11 
 

Head 
 
 
 
 
Bristol, Somerset, England 

Military Sergt Maj R. A. Drill
 
 
Scholar
Scholar
Daur 
Son 
Son 

 

 

 
 

 





 
Canada
Canada
Canada

East Indies 
East Indies 

 
 
 
 

 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 

4th Suffolk AG 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

 
 

 
 

 
 

35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35
 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 

 
Col Wilson 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Norman, Sam
Norman, Sam 
Norman, Sam
Carr, George
Carr, George
Carr, George
Carr, George
Carr, Harry
Whitewood, Herb
Whitewood, Herb
Whitewood, Herb

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
3 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Parish Clerk
Parish Clerk
Parish Clerk

 
The Buildings
 
The buildings themselves are in a bad state of repair, but could easily be improved and made to look more attractive.
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
22

 
suggest it is a stone building. The two schoolrooms, one for girls and the other for boys  have different facades. The angles of the
gable roofs appear not to be the same and the stone dripstones above the windows are straight on the right and centre buildings
but oddly stepped up on the left. This feature is carried through to the pattern over the doors where the left one is curved, in
contrast to the others which are straight. [What interpretation would Freud have given to this contrast? Unfortunately we do not
know which was the boys’ classroom and which the girls’!]
The Headmaster’s house is a two storey building, the others single storey. The only light admitted to the classrooms on the east
side is through the fairly small windows in the gables [what happens on the west side?] was it very dark inside?
 

The schoolrooms are in red brick, but the Master’s house between them has been rendered and lined in such a way as to
The date is given in the gable of the Headmaster’s house.
*** MANOR HOUSE LANE HERE***
NEWGATE 37 & 39
This was part of 37.1 Smallgate, now Taylor’s Electricals, until 1868

1868 
 
 
 
1917 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 24 Nov 

SALE OF ESTATE OF ABRAHAM CLARK, gent
LOT 2 FOUR CAPITAL Well built COTTAGES on the east side of Lot 1 adjoining Manor House Lane
and Newgate, occupied by Martha Mobbs, Fred Waters, Edward Bulwer and George Woolnough
[purchased R Thornton 205] [two of these in Newgate & two in Manor House Lane?]
SALE:-
Dwelling Houseslate,  JW Thacker
Nos 37 and 39 Newgate and Nos 8 and 9 Manor House Lane, each containing Living Room, Scullery
and two Bedrooms, four brick and tiled Wash-houses with Coppers. Water from the Mains is laid on;
now occupied by Messrs H Dyer, [No 37]  J Whale [No 39], CW Meadows and G Dow, weekly  
Tenants, at Rentals amounting to 33 16s the Owner paying Rates.  Freehold; Land Tax 8/8
[Sold to: Ellwood 205] (conveyed to JW Thacker 26 June 1873)

 
 
 

 
 
 

Sales Notice 14 Aug 
Lot 5. In NEWGATE and Manor House Lane. - a Corner Block of four brick and tiled

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 37

1914-18 WAR:
 
1916 

 
 
 

 
 

DYER, Henry G
CRISP, Alfred G

37 Newgate 
37 Newgate  enlisted  1916 in Queens Royal West Surreys   Pte   Wounded 

HMS Tiger 
 
 
 
 

1841 RATES
Lee, Eliz

 
Tripp, Han 
Weavers, Wm 
Holdron, Wm 
1870 
1870 

Clarke, Abr 
 
Clarke, Abr 

 
Clarke, Abr 


 


Bulwer, Walter
Woolnough, George

NewG 

NewG 
NewG 

935 
NewCi 
937 
938 

 
936 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sma
 
Sma
Sma

Sma

 
 
1870 
1870 

Clarke, Abr 
Thornton, Richard
Thornton, Richard

 
 

1881 CENSUS

6316 
6317 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Henry HALL 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

No 37 
owner: Thacker, William
 
2.1

67 
24 
11 

Head 
Daur 
Boarder ((Lodger))

Bricklayer Journeyman 
Housekeeper 

6318 
6319 

NewG 
NewG 

Mary A. HALL 
Alice PULFORD 


 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar

37 
37    Thacker (Gillingham) 
37 
37 
37 
37
 
37 
37 

 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robinson, Mrs
Alden, Mrs 
Alden, Mrs
Dyer, Henry
Ellwood, John
Ellwood, John
Smith, Albert
Sarbutt, Miss

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
5 people

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
23

37 
37 
37 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 

Sarbutt, Miss
/
Etheridge, Claude

NEWGATE 39
1881 CENSUS

6320 
6321 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
John STARLAND

Newgate Street

 

 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

No 39 
owner: Thacker, William

 
Painter Journeyman

3
73 
Head 

1914-18 WAR:
1914 

 
 
 
 
WHALE, Joseph E 
39, Newgate 
enlisted 1914 
2nd Suffolks 
Pte 
Shell Shock

39 
39 
39 
39 
39 
39
 
39 
39 
39 
39 
39 

 
Thacker, JW 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ellwood, Robert decorator
Grimmer, G 
Grimmer, George
Whale, Joseph
Whale, Joseph
Whale, Joseph
Whale, Joseph
Whale, Mrs
Whale, Mrs
Whale, Mrs
Whale, Mrs

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
5 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 41 -47

NEWGATE 41
This building has been destroyed

Nos 41 & 43 Newgate belonged to 41-45 SMALLGATE. Mentioned in will of Thomas Wyatt in 1710. [See Biography: Wyatt]
1922 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

SALE: late Nathaniel Pells: a Pair of Cottages i NEWGATE
[purchased W Woolnough 270]

 
 
1881 CENSUS

6322 
6323 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Samuel HURREN

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Freestone, D 
 
 


Harriet A. HURREN 
Alice HURREN 
Mary A. HURREN
Agnes HURREN 

48 

23 
22 
19 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Coach Painter Journeyman
Wife 
Printer Book Folder
Printer Machine Minder ((Woman))
Printer Book End Paperer (Lab)

6324 
6325 
6326 
6327 
 
6328 
6329 
6330 
 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

47 



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

 

 
 



Daur 
Daur 
Daur 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

John A. HURREN
Fanny A. HURREN
Sarah SPALL 

 
 

15 

20 



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

Son 
Daur 
Boarder

Bricklayer Labourer
Scholar
Printer Bookend Paperer 

 
 
 

41 
41 
41 
41
 
41 
41 
41 
 

Pells, NW 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

1906 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Edwards, Lazarus
Edwards, Lazarus
Edwards, Lazarus
Pipe, Royal
Rolfe, Mrs
Driver, Gordon

Bradnum, George
 
2 beds 
1 sitting
3 people
no open yard 

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 43
This building has been destroyed

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
24

1922 
 
1914-18 WAR: 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

SALE: late Nathaniel Pells: a Pair of Cottages i NEWGATE
[purchased W Woolnough 270]

 

 
 
 

 
BRADNUM, Arthur 
43  
Newgate 
RE, Farrier Mounted Section  
Wounded
1881 CENSUS

6331 
6332 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Henry ROBINSON

Newgate Street

 

 
Sittingbourne, Kent, England

 
owner: Freestone, D 
 

68 
 

Head 
 

Domestic Servant Butler (Out Of
 

 
 
6333 
6334 
6335 
6336 
6337 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment) 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Rebecca ROBINSON 
Walter ROBINSON
Martha BECKETT
Alice L. BECKETT
Frederick BECKETT 


18 
29 

 

58 




Pimlico, Middlesex, England
Pimlico, Middlesex, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Bishopbourne, Kent, England

Wife 
Printer Machine Labourer 
Laundress

Laundress
 



 

Son 
Daur 

 

Grand Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
Grand Son 

 
Scholar

 
 
 

43 
43 
43 
43 
43 
43
 
43 
43 
43 
43.1 
 

 
Pells, NW 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948
1954 
1902 

 
1906 
 
 
 
 
 

Bradnum, Alfred
 
Bradnum, Alfred
Bradnum, Alfred
Bradnum, Alfred
Bradnum, Alfred
Bradnum, Alfred

Bradnum, Alfred 
 
2 bed 
2 sitting
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Wrattle, John
Fairhead, Mrs

NEWGATE 45

45 
45 

 
 

 
 

1902 
1904 

 
 

Larke, Henry builder
Larke, Hen 

 
 
Builder
 
 

45 
45 
45 
45 
45 
45 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1906 
1907 
1914 
1927
1936 
1948 

 
 
 

Larke 
Larke, Hery builder
Taylor Bros builders

 
 
carpenter’s shop

 
 

Fairweather, Art firewd
Fairweather, Art firewd

NEWGATE 47
1881 CENSUS

6400 
6401 
6402 
47 
47 
47
 
47 
47 
47 
47 
47 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dwelling:
Sarah GIRLING 
James GIRLING 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Newgate Street 

 
28 

Stanton, Miss  
Robinson, Geo 
Robinson, Geo  
Robinson, Geo  
Leggatt, Jas  
Leggatt, Jas  

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Son 

Charwoman
Scholar

1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965
1974 

laundry
haulage contractor
haulage
haulage
haulage
haulage

 
Knights, Mark  
 
motor eng
BACK OF OLD MARKET 1

1908 
 
 
 
 
1926 
 

Sale Catalogue14 Sep 

SALE: Old Malting & Yard, with frontage of 65ft 6ins to Newgate Street, comprising also the building
materials thereon. Depths range from 74ft to 71 ft, and an area of  Sixteen Rods, well adapted for  
Mercantile Purposes or a Building Site, with possession on completion.
The Purchaser shall within six months pull down the buildings on the property.
[Bidding 50 & 100, but withdrawn at that price.]
By this date the buildings had been pulled down, but nothing built in their place according to the 1926
map.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Map of 1926
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
25

1972 
 

 
 

 
Wilson’s Removals.

By 1972? a large warehouse filled this and neighbouring properties. In 2002 it is still there, used for
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
26
NEWGATE at the back of 23 Smallgate WEST SIDE

1816 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1817 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AGREEMENT: William Schuldham of Lion Street, Kent Road, London of ONE PART
& Wiliam Abraham Schuldham of Marlesford, Suffolk, barrister, acting for William Schuldham of
Marlesford SECOND PART
in consideration of 2,500 paid by William Schuldham of Marlesford unto William Schuldham of
London, conveys ALL ESTATE as Cousin & heir of Frances Schuldham, late of Beccles, ALL  
MESSUAGES, LANDS, etc of which Frances Schuldham died EXCEPT three Messuages or  
tenements in Beccles in the tenures of Mr Pymar, Mr Cross & Mrs Berry & Mrs Groom.
INDENTURE between William Schuldham of London & William Schuldham of Marlesford of ONE

Deeds 66

 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds 67, Jan 24 

 
 
 
 
 

PART
 
 
 
 

& William Schuldham of Stanley Road the SECOND PART
ALL THAT messuage in Newgate [presumably on the West side] with Yard & Garden now let to
Widow Groom & Widow Dunnett EXCEPT the Chaise House & chamber over, not included in the sale.
[also Saltgate 5 & 7 and property in Smallgate]

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
27

EAST SIDE
BLYBURGATE 17  
Formerly NEWGATE G  

 
This is now numbered 17 Blyburgate, but could be part of Newgate.

East side 
 
 
 
Newgate G

1693 
1736 
1751 
1765 
1800.1
1800.2
“1829”
1837 
 
1852 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Burke, Esq., for a tent near Newgate (later Donn) 
Edward Donn, a tent in Newgate, late Buck
Edward Donn, for a tent in Newgate 
Edward Donn, tent in Newgate 
Mary Donn
William Crisp
Richard Thornton, late William Crisp, before Donn 
Richard Thornton, tent in or near Newgate, late William Crisp, formerly of Edward
Donn (later John Crisp, junior) 
John Crisp, junior, Esq., tent in or near Newgate, late Richard Thornton, before
William Crisp & formerly Mary Donn 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Rent1s 6d
 

Rent 1s 6d
Rent 1s 6d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Rent 1s 6d
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 6d
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 6d
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 6d
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
28
NEWGATE 2
This has been pulled down
1881 
 
Henry Read owned this

2524 
2525 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William K.E. LARKM 

Newgate St 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

No 2? 
owner: Read, Henry   
 
4

57 
42 
18 
19 

13 
 

Head 
Wife 
Son 

Carpenter Journeyman 
 
Labourer General
Labourer General
Daur 
Scholar
Son 
Scholar
Scholar

2526 
2527 
2528 
2529 
2530 
2531 
2532 
2533 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Jessy LARK 
William E. LARK
Robert Eade LARK
Anna Mary E. LARK 
John Eade LARK
Frederick Eade LARK 
George Eade LARK
Jessy Eade LARK






15 

10 

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

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Dressmaker 
 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar

 
 

Son 
Daur 

1914-1918 
 

 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Ernest E Parnell enlisted in 1915. He was a Private in the 3rd Suffolks 

 
 
 

2 

2
 
2 
2 
2 

2
 
2 
2 
2 
2 

 
 
 
Elliott  Downing 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

1902 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Riches, Wm antiques
Smith, Edgar antique furniture
Riches, Wm 
Riches, R
Riches, Wm cutler
Turner, Alfred
Turner, Alfred ?
Parnell, Ernest E
Burnham, Herbert
Godbolt, Mrs
Playford, Mrs
Wood, Alb [4a]

cutler 
 

 
4 bed 
2 sitting
7 people
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
29
NEWGATE 4
This has been pulled down

1841 
in 1862
1881 
1914 
 
 
 
 
1914 
 
 
 

rates 874 
 

Hellen, Robt (occupant)
Number 4 Belonged to Robert Hellen (see Sale Plan of neighbouring property 27 August 1862)
Appears to have been owned by JK & WH Garrod
SALE:-
Block of Freehold Property, frontage of 46 ft  upon Newgate, comprising Dwelling House and Shop
with paved yard in the rear, shed and warehouse, occupied by late Mrs Turner. Also Office, Warehouse,
Sheds and spacious Yard, with separate entrance, now in occupation of Messrs Wigg ans Sons.
(Withdrawn 210. Sold WJ Rose 175)

Hellen, Mrs (owner)  
 
 
[New E]
        Valuation 5   
Property Sales 27 Aug 
 
 
Beccles Paper 16 Feb 
No 4 Newgate; late Mrs Sarah Turner

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Jan 

SALE: 4 Newgate, brick & tiled Dwelling House & Shop, with Yard & Offices in rear, as occupied
by the late owner, Mrs Sarah Turner, Frontage of 46ft on Newgate
 
 

 
 
 

ALSO:  Office,  Warehouse,  Stable,  Sheds & spacious Yard with separate entrance, in occupation of
Messrs Wigg & Sons (withdrawn 220).

NEWGATE 4

1914-1918 
 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Albert E Wood enlisted in 1915. He was an Engineman on HMS Vera Creina
Charles Rose was in the Norfolks

 
 

 
 

1881 CENSUS:
2534 

2535 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 

Newgate St 

 

 
Brockdish, Norfolk, England

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH
 
12

George FINCH 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
 
 
 
Turner, AC 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

58 
55 
32 
16 
14 
13 
11 
58 
Turner, Mrs shopkeeper
Turner, Sam 
Turner, Sam 
Turner, AC 
Turner, Mrs shopkeeper

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Boarder

Miller Journeyman Corn 
 
Butcher Journeyman 
 
Blacksmith Apprentice 
 
Scholar
Boot & Shoe Maker

2536 
2537 
2538 
2539 
2540 
2541 
2542 
4 



4 
4 

4
 
4 
4 
4 

Ann FINCH 
Zepho FINCH 
Eva FINCH 
Jesse FINCH 
Silas FINCH 
Amy FINCH 
Charles DENNANT
 
 
 




 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 







Dunmow, Essex, England 
Dickleburgh, Norfolk, England
Dickleburgh, Norfolk, England
Dickleburgh, Norfolk, England
Hoxne, Suffolk, England 
Hoxne, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

1902 
1904 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

Mineral Water Mfr
Tobacconist 
shop & Dwell 

NewG 
NewG 
4 bed 

2 sitting & shop 
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Rose, Walter J
Rose, Walter J
Wood, Albert
Wood, Albert
Beccles Engineering Co

4.1 
Turner, AC 
1906 
 
Ellward, RH 
shop only
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
30
NUNN’S YARD

In the 1930s these four houses, which were behind Newgate (now part of the Car Park - their back walls
are still in existence), were listed as unfit housing, but were repaired by the owner. They have
subsequently been pulled down.

1862 
 
 
 
 
1862 
 
 
 
 
1881 
1876 
1897 
1898 
1901 
1904 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Aug 

SALE: 27 August of WK & JW Garrod
LOT 4: Four Brick & Tiled Cottages, with small Gardens in front, & entrance from Newgate, three of
which are now occupied by the Widow Page, James Nunn & Albert Lockwood, & one is at present
untenanted. Total Rental 17 - 17s  [see plan in Sales File]
Copyhold of the Manor of Frostenden; Fine Atbitrary. Apportioned Quit Rent 3d; Land Tax 16s 3d 1/2d
SALE: 27 August of WK & JW Garrod
LOT 5: The Coach House & Granary, Cart Lodge, Three Stables with Hay Lofts, Chaff & Harness
Houses, & convenient Yard on the East Side of Newgate, adjoining Lot 4, & opposite the back of Lot 3
[in Sheepgate]  [see plan in Sales File]
Copyhold of the Manor of Frostenden. Apportioned Quit Rent 3d; Land Tax 5s.
Presumably these prioperties did not sell in 1862 as they were still in the Garrods’ ownership in 1881
COUNCIL: Water unfit to drink in Messrs Garrod’s premises in Newgate.
John Garrod’s Will 11 September 1897: To his son-in-law, John Edward Tanner of Earls Court, London
William Henry Garrod died intestate 18 November 1898
SOLD to Charles Gooch of Halesworth
NEWGATE  30-08-1904
LOT 1. Four brick and tiled Cottages now occupied by Mrs Barber, W Neech, A Bates and S Adams as
weekly tenants, at the aggragate annual rent of 21 9s
(Withdrawn 170)
LOT 2. Pleasantly situated brick and tiled Cottage adjoining last lot, with small garden, occupied by C
Neech; also Boarded and tiled Cottage adjoining, and valuable garden now occupied by J Cracknell,
quarterly tenants at aggegate annual rental of 12 4s
(Not offered)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Aug 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 25 Jan 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1930s:

Newgate, Nunn's Yard 
Newgate, Nunn's Yard 
Newgate, Nunn's Yard 
Newgate, Nunn's Yard 

owner:
owner:
owner:
owner:

Gooch, E, Halesworth 
Gooch, E, Halesworth 
Gooch, E, Halesworth 
Gooch, E, Halesworth 

 
 
 
 

repaired
repaired
repaired
repaired



1881 CENSUS:
2543 

2544 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Edward SHIPLE 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH
 
2.1

36 
33 

 
2 m 

Head 
Wife 

Post Rural Postman (C S M)
 
Scholar
Daur 
 

2545 
2546 
2547 
2548 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Susanna SHIPLE 
William SHIPLE 
Edith Maria SHIPLE 
Anna SHIPLE 


 




St Andrews, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 
Daur 

2549 
2550 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Arthur Cook SIMPER 

Newgate Street

 
27 

 

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH

 
Tailor Journeyman

2.1


24 


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

Head 
 
Scholar
Scholar
 

2551 
2552 
2553 
2554 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Betsy SIMPER 
Ellen SIMPER 
Robert SIMPER 
William SIMPER


 
 
 




Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Son 

2555 
2556 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
John ALDEN 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH
 
2.1


Alice ALDEN 
Arthur  SPALDING
John ALDEN 
James Thos. ALDEN 
Rosanna ALDEN

29 
40 
11 

 

Head 
Wife 
Stepson

Labourer General
 
Scholar
Scholar
Son 
 

2557 
2558 
2559 
2560 
2561 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 


 
 





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

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
 
Daur 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
31

2562 
2563 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
James HAMMOND

Newgate Street

 

 
Wymondham, Norfolk,          Head 

 
owner: Garrod, JK & WH

 
Millwright Journeyman/ Engine

2.1
46 

Fitter
2564 
2565 
2566 
 
2567 
2568 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
 
NewG 
NewG 

Charltte HAMMOND 
Elizb HAMMOND
Eliza HAMMOND
 
Priscilla HAMMOND 
Agnes  HAMMOND 


22 
19 
 

48 


 
15 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Printer Book Sewer
Schoolmistress Pupil Teacher (Board
School)
Daur 
Scholar

 



 

Daur 

Daur    
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 
 
 
Daur 

4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
4.1 
 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 
4.2 

 
Gooch 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Small, James 
White, Alfred 
White, Robert 
White, Robert 
White, Alfred 
White, Alfred 
Schuurman, Heindrik 
Gilbert, Eric 
Etteridge, Mrs 
Etteridge, Claud 
Etteridge, Claud 

 
 
 
 
 
 

4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
2 bed 
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.1  Nunn’s Yd 1
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
 
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1

1 sitting
1 person
4.1 "Nunn's Yd 1

 
 
 
 

 
Gooch 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Neach, William 
Hurren, Henry 
Goldsmith, George
Goldsmith, George
Goldsmith, George
Parfittt, Arth 
Chase, John 
Hard, Mrs 
Payne, Mrs 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
 
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.2 Nunn’s Yd 1
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.2 "Nunn's Yd 1

2 bed 
1 sitting
3 people

4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
4.3 
 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 
4.4 

 
Gooch 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pitchers, Henry 
Davey, Mrs 
Huggins, Mrs 
Harvey, Alfred 
Payne, Wilfred 
Sampson, Bertie 
Sampson, Bertie 
Sampson, Bertie 
Sampson, Bertie 
Sampson, Bertie 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
 
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3  Nunn’s Yd
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.3 "Nunn's Yd 1

2 bed 
1 sitting
1 person

 
Gooch 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adams, Steven 
Keable, Mrs 
Cable, Mrs 
Poll, William 
Burnham, Herbert
Ward, Benjamin 
Ward, Benjamin 
Ward, Benjamin 
Ward, Benjamin 
Randlesome. Mrs E

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
 
 
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.4  Nunn’s Yd
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1

1 bed 
4.4 "Nunn's Yd 1

1 sitting
1 person
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
32
NEWGATE 6-14  east side 
 
 
NewG X
Numbers 6, 8, and 10 are still standing, the others have been destroyed

1593 
1617c 
1665 
1671 
1681 
1707/8
1712 
 
 
 
 
 
1734 
1738 
1739 
 
 
 
 
1751 
1765 
1771 
 
1789 
1789 
 
 
 
 
 
1789 
 
 
1799 
1805 
1868 
 
 
 
 
1867 

Task Book NMar 46 

John Denny for backside, late Silk
Richard Denny for a Tenement and Lands before Silk  (folio 81) 
John Denny for a Tenement called Silks in the Backside 
John Denny for a Tenement called Silks in the Backside
William Denny a Tenement called Silks, late John Denny, vid John Denny (folio 275) 
Benjamin Primrose, a Tenement called Silks late John Denny, since William Denny 
William Denny, Copyhold tenant, surrenders his Orchard
BETWEEN the Free[hold] Lands sometime of John Denny on the SOUTH;
a Lane called Fair Lane or Fair Close Lane on the NORTH;
a Lane called Hacon’s Lane to the EAST,
received from William Denny, his father.
To Benjamin Primrose, linen weaver, of Beccles
DEATHS: Benjamin Primrose [Sept 1734]
Benjamin Primrose for a Tenement called Silks late John Denny since John Denny 
Benjamin   Primrose   died   1734.   Benjamin   Primrose,   only   son   &   heir   admitted   to   one   Yard
BETWEEN freehold Land formerly of John Denny on the SOUTH;
a Lane called FAIR LANE on the NORTH;
A Lane called HACON’S LANE on the EAST.
Received 1712 from William Denny.  
Benjamin Primrose for one Yard late Denny
Benjamin Primrose, for a Yard late Denny COPY 
Benjamin Primrose, linen weaver & whitester leaving off business. House, Whiting Office, Yards,
Weaving Shops etc TO LET
John Wright, Tenement formerly Silk, since John Denny, late Benjamin Primrose
Benjamin & Frances Primrose, to John Wright & Elizabeth, his wife for their lives & those of their
three children, To One Yard [part of the whole property]
BETWEEN the land of John Denny, formerly, now of John Wright on the SOUTH,
a Lane called Fair Lane or Fair Close on the NORTH
and Hacons Lane on the NORTH
Received 1738
INDENTURE between:
(1) Benjamin Primrose & his wife Frances (2) John Wright & Elizabeth, his wife (3) Thomas Rede
(4) Richard Rayner (5) Robert Beane
John Wright, carter,  Himself and others 
Charles Dashwood
INDENTURE Between
(1) Mary Ann Wigg of Beccles, spinster (2) John King Garrod, tanner (3) William Henry Garrod
for 100. Land with cottages & buildings standing thereon.
On the NORTH by the roadway [ie Institute Pathway]
On the SOUTH by land lately sold to Henry Rede, Esq.
SALE: late John Wright, at the King’s Head

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Task 1s 4d
 

Task 1s 4d
Task Book D10 
Task Book D35 
 
Task 1s 4d
 
 
Task Book D38 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d

Task Book P43 
Beccles Manor Court, Mar

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court, Oct
Task 1s 4d
Beccles Manor Court, Mar
Beccles Manor Court, Mar

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 2d 1/2d.
Rent 2d 1/2d
Rent 2d 1/2d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Norwich Mercury 15 Jun
 
 
Task Book W53 
 
Task 1s 4d
Beccles Manor Court, Dec

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indenture

 
 

 
 
 
 
           Valuation 2 4s
Land Tax
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Indenture

 
 
 
 

24 June 
DIVIDED PROPERTY:

1841 Rates
Tillett, Wm 

Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
 

885 
886 
4.1 

No 6 
No 8 
887 

 
 
garden 0-3-0 acres

 
 

east side
east side
 

NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
east side

 

east side
east side
 

Woolnough, Jn 
Arnup, IsI 
side
Arnup, Isl 
Adams, Thos 
Oxborough, Jn 
Smith, Edw 


Wright, Jn  

 
NewG X 259 

east

Wright, Jn  
Wright, in 
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  



1.1 
12 

887 
888 
889 
890 

No 10 
behind 6, 8 & 10 
behind 6, 8 & 10 ?
12 Beer House: Queen's Head

 

 
 
 

east side
east side
east side
east side

NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 

 
 
 
brewer 

east side
east side
east side
east side

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
33

King, Stis
Beane, Eliz 
Shickle, Wm 
Youngman, Dor 
Wiggate, Jas jun 
Balls, Eliz 
Charlish, Wm 
Denny, las 
side

 

Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
Wright, Jn  
 


1.05 
1.1 
1.05 

I .05 

891 
892 
893 
894 
895 
896 
897 

No 14 
Queen's Head Yard
Queen's Head Yard
Queen's Head Yard
Four Cottages   
Four Cottages   
Four Cottages   
898 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
 

NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
NewG X 259 
east side

 
 
 
 
 
 

east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
east side
 

I .05 
Wright, Jn  

 
Four Cottages   

 
NewG X 259 

east
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
34
NEWGATE 6, 8, 10:    

 
1867  

 
 
[May 2001: these houses are between the two entrances to the Car Park]
Property Advert 1 Jan 

SALE: late the property of John Wright of Barsham
 
 
 
Yard at the back, and  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1871 
 
 
 
1917 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
frontage of 49ft. 4in. next Newgate street. Beccles, adjoining the property of Messrs. J. K. and W. H.  
Garrod, now occupied  by Samuel Jude [No 6], James Ellis [No 8], and James Jessup [No 10], with

LOT 1. THREE SUBSTANTIALLY BRICK BUILT & TILED COTTAGE TENEMENTS, with a   
 

 
 
William Delf, containing altogether 0a. 0r 28p. more or less, the whole tenanted at an apportioned
annual rent of 19 5s.
 
 
 
 
 

 
ALSO COTTAGE Occupied by William Flowers, also the Shed and part of the Garden occupied by

 
 

Annual. OUTGOINGS: Apportioned Tithe Rent Charge 1s;  Land-Tax 4s -8d
The purchaser of this lot is to erect and maintain a fence on the North and East sides, to divide it from
lots 2 and 6, as shewn upon the plan, and will have a right of way through the opening from the street
over lot 2, as now staked out and shewn on the plan.
(Purchased by Mr Thornton)
SALE: Instructions from Mr Thornton & others to sell Freehold Property:
LOT 1: Three substantial & well-built Brick & Tiled Cottages in Newgate, with offices & Yards;  
occupied by Jas Jessop, Jas Ellis, Samuel Jude.
SOLD to William Thacker 250

Beccles Paper 18 Jun 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SALE: Late JW Thacker:- A Block of brick and tiled Dwelling Houses and Shops
No. 6 contains Shop, Living Room with Range, Pantry and four Bedrooms; Paved Yard, brick and slated
Wash-house with copper and heater Stove.
No. 8 has three Living Rooms and two Bedrooms; Yard with brick and slated Coal House.
No. 10 comprises Shop, Living Room, Pantry, and three Bedrooms; Yard with brick  And slated Shed.
There is a side Entrance by Public Path leading to Fair Close.
Water is laid on, and Gas to No. 6, but the Gas Pipes and fittings belong to the Tenant, all Shop Fittings,
brass Door Knocker and fittings in Yard are the property of the tenants and are not included in the Sale;
tenanted by Mr RH Ellwood, at a Rental of 9 -10s and Rates, excluding Water Rate, Mr WA Brown, at
9, and Mrs E Jessup at 10, both including Rates; the whole amounting to 28 -10s per annum.
TENURE: Freehold  OUTGOINGS: Land Tax 7/6
[Sold: Ellwood 375]

[see Sale Plan]
August 14
NEWGATE No 6

1914 
 
1914-18 WAR:
ELLWOOD, Robert 
 

DISCHARGE FROM BANKRUPTCY. Agnes Ellwood, draper & outfitter of 6 Newgate. Liabilities
of 212. Wife of journeyman printer. Started her business in 1905.

Beccles Paper 15 Sep 
 
Newgate 
 
1918 
 
Royal Air Force
3rd Air Mech 
 
 

1867 
CENSUS 1881

Jude, Samuel 
 
general shopkeeper

Samuel JUDE 
Susannah JUDE 
Elizabeth TILLOTT
Alice Louisa PARR

M 
M 
U 
 

54 
68 
41 
4 

M 
F 
F 
F 

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

Head 
Wife 
Step Daur
Granddaur

NewG
NewG
NewG
NewG

General Shopkeeper
Tailoress
Tailoress

 










 
 
Thacker (Gillingham) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

1902   
1904 
 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

White, Chas shopkeeper
White, Chas  shopkeeper 
1906 
Ellwood, Mrs 
Ellwood, Mrs  
Ellwood, Mrs Ae 
Ellwood, Mrs AE
Ellwood, Mrs AE
Ellwood, Mrs  
Coleby, Bertie

Ellward
shop & dwell 
3 bed 
2 sitting & shop 
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

draper 
confectioner
confectioner 
confectioner 
confectioner 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
35


 
 

 
 

 
 

1965 
1974 

Ward, Stanley  
Ward, Stanley 

confectioner
confectioner

NEWGATE No 8  
1867 
Ellis, James 
 
boot & shoe maker [in 1844, 1850 & 1855 in Smallgate]
CENSUS 1881

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 










Mary Motley MANN  
James ELLIS 
Sarah BARWOOD
 
Thacker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


62 
92 
1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

62 


Clarke, John F 
Clarke, JH 
Clarke, John F 
Brown, Walter 
Ellwood, Robert H
Ellwood, Robert H
Driver, AJ 
Driver, AJ 
Driver, John 
Coe, Henry
Coe, Henry J


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Blunderstone, Suffolk, EnglandBoarder

Aldgate, Middlesex, England

Head 
Shoemaker Jobbing Retired ((Master))
Ag Lab Wife

Nurse (S M S)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boarder

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

2 bed 
2 sitting
3 people
decorator
NEWGATE 10
1867 
Jessup, James 
 
umbrella maker
 
 
 
 
CENSUS 1881

NewG 
NewG 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 
10 

Elizabeth JESSUP
Sarah LUSHER 
 
 
Thacker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

45 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 



Jessup, Eliz  
Jessup, Eliz Mrs 
Jessup, Eliz 
Jessup, Eliz  
Jessup, Eliz  
Jessup, Eliz 
Lusher, Misses  

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Fancy Shopkeeper

Granddaur
shopkeeper   
fancy repository 
2 sitting & shop 
shopkeeper
shopkeeper  
shopkeeper
shopkeepers  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
2 bed 
 
 
 
 

 
3 people

 
 

Pollard, Fred 
Phillips, Hery E  
Meadows, Edward C
Meadows, Edward C

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
36
NEWGATE 12:
QUEEN’S HEAD
[These houses have been pulled down, and the entrance to the car park is now here.]

1857
Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 21 January 1862 Page 4, column 4
DEATHS

On the 19th January, at Beccles, aged 69 years, Harriett, wife of Mr Eddy SMITH, of the "Queen's Head."

ADVERTISEMENT:
Eddy Smith,  Queen's Head, Newgate: Home brewed beer from 6d to 1s a gallon
Beccles Wkly News 26 May
1867  
Property Advert 1 Jan 

SALE: late the property of John Wright of Barsham
LOT 2. [12 Newgate] THE  “QUEEN’S HEAD” PUBLIC HOUSE, with Yard and Outbuildings  
occupied by Robert Cutler, a Pump of excellent spring water, and
ALSO COTTAGE [14 Newgate] occupied by William Copeman with a frontage of 68ft. next Newgate
Street;
ALSO [14.1 & 14.2 Newgate] Two Cottages at the back occupied by Robert Barrett and William  
Woolnough or his under-tenants, and a small piece of the Garden occupied by William DeIf, containing
altogether, more or less, 0a. 0r. 36p. and tenanted at an apportioned rent of 24 10.
ANNUAL OUTGOINGS: Apportioned Tithe Rent Charge 1s; Land-Tax  4s - 8d
The purchaser of this lot is to erect and maintain a fence on the North and on the East, to divide it from
lots 3 and 5, and the lot is sold subject to a right of way from the street to lots 1, 4, 5, and 6, as staked
out and shewn on the plan.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1868
1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1872 
1880 
 
1881 
LOT3
1867  
 
 
 
 
 
 
1871 
1881 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Purchased by Mr Thornton 315)
CORPORATION:  Mr Thornton given permission to “case” the front of the Queen’s Head

East Suff Gaz 21 Jan 
Beccles Paper 18 Jun 

SALE: Instructions from Mr Thornton & others to sell Freehold Property:
LOT 2: The well-frequented Public House in Newgate called the Queen’s Head occupied by Robert
Cutler with newly erected Brick & Tiled Stables, large Cart Shed & Chaff & Harness House, Piggeries,
a large plot of ground in the rear, partly cultivated as a Garden.
ALSO: Three Cottages adjoinig the pub occupied by William Copeman [16], Mrs J Rose [18], & Robert
Barrett [20]. 
SOLD to RA King for 495
Transfer of Licence: from Robert Cutler to James Cutler
RETIREMENT: Mrs Elizabeth Ingram, Station Road, retiring from businesscarried on by her late  
husband. James Cutler, bricklayer, plasterer, builder, Newgate, taking over.
AB Worthington owned the property

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Beccles Paper 9 Jul 
Beccles Paper 17 Feb 
 
 
Census & Rates 
Property Advert 1 Jan 

SALE: late the property of John Wright of Barsham
 
 
Stable now occupied by Robert Cutler, and a piece of Garden Ground occupied by William Delf,  
containing altogether 0a. 0r. 36p. more or less, and tenanted at an apportioned annual rent of l6 l0s.
 
 

 
Spall, William Woolnough, Benjamin Woo1nough, and Charles Turner, with the Yard at the back a

LOT 3, FOUR COTTAGES, with frontages of 70ft. 6in, next Newgate Street, occupied by Matilda

 
 

 

 
 

ANNUAL OUTGOINGS: Apportioned Tithe Rent Charge 1s; Land-Tax  4s 9d
The purchaser of this lot is to erect and maintain a fence to the East to divide it from lot 4.
SALE: Instructions from Mr Thornton & others to sell Freehold Property:
Worthington, AB of Beccles Brewery, Northgate was the owner at this  time

Beccles Paper 18 Jun 
 
 
1889 
Planning 
13 Aug 
Newgate 
 
Queen's Head registered as a Common Lodging House

1915 
 

 
 

SALE:- Recently known as THE “QUEEN’S HEAD” INN,
well situated in Newgate and comprising large brick and tiled DWELLING HOUSE and SHOP

Sale Notice

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

containing Cellar, Corner Shop with counter, settle and shelving, large Tap Room with stove, two settles
and two benches, Private Sitting Room with stove and corner cupboard, Kitchen with cooking stove and
settle, Pantry, Coal House, two Bedrooms with  two closets and wardrobe and two Attics; also large
Bedroom and Attic approached by separate staircase in rear

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Lean-to brick and Tiled Wash house adjoining with heater stove and iron pan
Spacious Yard partly concreted and approached from Newgate, containing brick and tiled Travellers’
Kitchen with stove, long table, bench and sink with water laid on, two W.C.s, Range of brick and tiled

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
37

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STABLING comprising two loose boxes, harness house and gig house, with boarded and tiled Shed
adjoining in rear and GARDEN Ground, about 40 ft. by 34 ft., with back entrance from Newgate. Brick
and tiled
ALSO COTTAGE adjoining the Dwelling House, being No 14 Newgate, containing large Living Room
with stove, coal closet, pantry, kitchen with iron pan, wood  
tiled Workshop in rear, now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph PAYNE, as sub-tenant,  at the weekly rent
of 3/-; also brick and tiled
AND COTTAGE in rear, containing Living Room with stove and coal closet, kitchen, pantry and two
Bedrooms, now in the occupation of Mrs. Belsey, as sub-tenant, at the weekly rent of 2/-.

house and two Bedrooms, with brick and

 
 
the

 
 
 

 
 
 

The Property has a frontage of 58 ft. 3 in. upon Newgate, with an area of about 5,600 square feet
and affords an excellent site and space for Business Premises, or Workshops, the whole being now in
occupation of Mr. William Payne. OUTGOINGS: Land Tax as assessed, 14/1.

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

The Fish Frying Stove and Window Board in Shop, and Shed in Garden are the property of the Tenant
and will not  be included in the Sale, and 1/ic property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all rights
of way or other easements affecting the same.

 
 

1922 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Nov 

SALE:- Sale Colchester Brewing Co
Queen's Head [Newgate 12] : Dwelling House with Shop
AND 2 Cottages, Spacious Yard, Stabling, Outbuildings & Garden; Occupied by Wm Payne
58ft frontage to street & area of 5,600 sq ft
(Bought Charles Gooch 360)

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1914-18 WAR

BELSEY, Frederick T 
 
PAYNE, Oscar 
 
PAYNE, William B 
 

12 
Newgate 
 
1914 
 
Suffolks
 
Pte 
 
 
 
12 
Newgate 
 
 
7th 
Suffolks
 
 
 
 
12 
Newgate 
 
1915 
 
Suffolks
 
Pte 
 
 
 

1869 
1872 

 
 

 
 

1869 
1872 

 
 

Cutler, Robert 
Cutler, James  

beer retailer [he had previously in 1865 been a beer retailer in Ingate]
licence transferred from Robert to James

1881 
 
 
Worthington, AB of Beccles Brewery, Northgate was the owner at this  time
1881 CENSUS

2603 
AB 

2604 

NewG
 

NewG 

Dwelling: 
12

James CUTLER 

Newgate Street 12  "The Queens Head" 
 
 
 
owner: Worthington,


 

 
 
 

36 
 
32 
14 
11 

29 


 




Carlton Colville, Suffolk, England 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Employing 7 Men And 4 Boys
12 
Bricklayers Boy 
Scholar
Scholar
Printer Machine Minder

Bricklayer & Publican

 
2605 
2606 
2607 
2608 
2609 

 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

 
Emma CUTLER 
Robert CUTLER 
Florence CUTLER
James CUTLER 
Charles SMITH 

 
 
 

 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Boarder

 
Inkeepers Wife

12 
12 
12 
12   Colchester Brew Co 
12
 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
12 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1889 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cutler, James 
Payne, Wm  
Payne, Wm 
Payne, Wm 
Payne, Wm  
Payne, Wm  
Payne, Wm  
Payne, Wm  
Payne, Wm marine Store 
Payne, Joseph W
Payne, Joseph W

pork butcher 
beer retailer 
beer retailer 
dewll & PH 
beer retailer 
beer retailer 
beer retailer 
 

 
 
3 bed 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12 Qu Hd

3 sitting & bar 
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd
12 Qu Hd

8 people
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
38
These Properties fitted in somewhere here, I cannot identify which:

2610 
2611 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Emily GARROD 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Worthington, AB
 

 
 

50 
11 
15 

Head 
Nephew
Niece 

Dressmaker 
Scholar
Printer Book Sewer

2612 
2613 

NewG 
NewG 

Robert WORTLEY
Clara WORTLEY

 


Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

 
 

2614 
2615 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William COPEMAN 

Newgate Street 14 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: Worthington, AB

 
Fish Dealer 

48 
Head 
1870

list
2616 
 
2617 
 
2618 
2619 
2620 
2621 
2622 
2623 
2624 
2625 
 
2626 

NewG 
Elizabeth COPEMAN 
42 
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Wife 
 
NewG 
Arthur LEGGETT
17 
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Wifes Cousin 
Fish Hawker

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

William COPEMAN 
Lorina COPEMAN
Robert COPEMAN
Walter COPEMAN
Martha COPEMAN
Jessie COPEMAN
Louisa COPEMAN
Catherine COPEMAN 

 
10 





12 






25 


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

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 
 
Visitor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charwoman 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Daur 
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Joseph FURZE 

Newgate Street

 

 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

 
owner: Cutler, Jas 
 


 

2627 
2628 
2629 

23 
22 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 

Tanner Journeyman
 
 

NewG 
NewG 

Adeline  FURZE 
Beatrice FURZE 


 


Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

 
 

2631 
2632 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Frederick CHALKER 

Newgate Street

 
61 

 

 
Normanston, Suffolk, England

owner: Cutler, Jas 

 
Miller Unemployed Corn

10 
Head 

 
2633 
2634 
 
2635 

NewG 
NewG 

Sarah CHALKER
Charlotte CHALKER 

68 


30 

Broome, Norfolk, England 

Wife 
Loddon, Norfolk, England 

Retired Dressmaker
Daur 

 
Shopkeeper General

NewG 
George CHALKER
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Grandson
Scholar
 

2636 
2637 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Benj WOOLNOUGH 

Newgate Street  

 
28 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: Cutler, Jas 

 
Carpenter Journeyman

Head 

 
2638 
 
2639 

 
NewG 

Har WOOLNOUGH
30 
Littleport, Cambridge, England 
Wife 
Charwoman 
NewG 
Benj WOOLNOUGH 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Son 
Scholar
 

2640 
2641 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
James HADINGHAM 

Newgate Street

 
26 

 

 
Westhall, Suffolk, England 

owner: Cutler, Jas 

 
Fish Dealer 

Head 

 
2642 
2643 

NewG 
NewG 

Lorina HADINGHAM 
Wilm HADINGHAM 


 

25 
11 m 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Son 

 
 

 
 

2644 
2645 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Wilm WOOLNOUGH 

Newgate Street

 
47 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: Cutler, Jas 

 
Fish Dealer 



 
 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Nephew

2646 
2647 
2648 
Labourer
2649 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Lrina WOOLNOUGH 
Eliza WOOLNOUGH 
William COPEMAN 

42 

15 



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

 
Scholar
Agriculture Stockman

 
 

NewG 
Wal OXBOROUGH
 
13 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Nephew
Scholar
 

2650 
2651 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Ann TURNER 

Newgate Street

 

 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England

 
owner: Cutler, Jas 

 
 

2.1 

52 
13 

Head 
Daur 

Laundress
 

2652 
NewG 
Alice TURNER 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 

14 
14 
14 

 
Colchester Brewery
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 

 
 
 

Burgess, George
Payne, Joseph 
Payne, Joseph

 
1 Bed 
1 Sitting
4 people
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
39

14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
 
14.1 
14.1 
14.1 
14.1 
14.1 
14.1 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Payne, Joseph
Payne, Joseph
Payne, Joseph
Payne, Joseph
Parfitt, Arthur
Parfitt, Arthur
Perfitt, Arthur

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Warren, Geo dairyman
Link, Mrs
Gardiner, Hermon
Gardiner, Hermon
Jordan, Francis T
Legood, Wm

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
40
QUEEN’S YARD or the INSTITUTE PATHWAY

1911 
 
 
 
1922 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SALE: A Range of Three Well Built Brick & Tile BUNGALOW COTTAGES, Nos 1,2 & 3, Fair Close
Pathway, with Garden & Shed, and let to good Tenants at rentalsamounting to 13 13s pa. The Property
is Freehold.
[Withdrawn, but subsequently sold for 105.]

Beccles Paper 17 Jul 

SALE: late George Smith: FAIRCLOSE PATHWAY: 3 good brick & tiled COTTAGES Nos 1, 2 & 3
FAIRCLOSE PATHWAY. Situate at the rear of the Queen’s Head Inn, Newgate. In occupation of Miss  
Cable, Miss Runacres & Mr J Hadingham
 

 
 
 

[purchased Mrs E Tilmouth 105]

1881 CENSUS
2581 

2582 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Sarah REEDER 

Newgate Street

 

 
Gt Snoring, Norfolk, England

 
owner: Cowles, Nathaniel

 
Charwoman 

2
60 
Head 

2583 
2584 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Mary Ann STONE

Newgate St 

Newgate Street

 
 
owner: Cowles, Nathaniel

 
Charwoman 

56 
58 

Toft Monks, Norfolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Workman 

2585 
NewG 
William COSSEY
Boarder

2586 
2587 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Erasm FRANKLAND 

Newgate Street

 
61 

 

 
Aylsham, Norfolk, England

owner: Cowles, Nathaniel

 
Harness Maker 

2.1


Head 
Wife 

2588 
NewG 
Charlt FRANKLAND 
66 
Gillingham, Norfolk, England
 

2589 
 

2590 

NewG
Dwelling: 
Newgate Street
 
No 4.4  Nun’s Yard 
 
owner: Cowles, Nathaniel

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Stephen ADAMS
Margaret ADAMS
Fredk. Wm. ADAMS 


23 
22 
 



7 m 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 

Gardener Journeyman 
 
Son 

2591 
2592 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 

12.1 
12.1 
12.1   
12.1 
12.1 
12.1 
12.1 
12.1 
12.1 
12.1 

England, Mrs 
 
Survey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1899 
 
Cable, JG  (1 Queen's Head Yd; 1 storey)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Keable, George 
Cable, Miss 

 
 
Owner : England 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
12.1 Qu Hd Yd

1902 

 
Cable, Miss 
Cable, Miss 
Cable, Miss 
Cable, Miss 
Cable, Miss 
Ling, Roy 
Link, Roy 

dwelling
12.1 Qu Hd Yd
12.1 Qu Hd Yd
12.1 Qu Hd Yd
0.1 Inst Pth 1
0.1 Inst Pth 1
0.1 Inst Pth 1
 

2

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1965 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

0.1 Inst Pth 2

12.2 
12.2 
12.2 
12.4 
12.2 
12.2 
12.2 
12.2 
12.2 
12.2 

England, Mrs 
 
 
Survey 1906/7 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1899 
1902 
1906 
Neech, Mrs (4 Queen's Hd Yd; 1 storey)  owner: 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 

Lowe, Eliz 
Chivers, Henry 
Chivers, Henry 

 
 
 

 
12.2 Qu Hd Yd
12.2 Qu Hd Yd
Gooch 
12.2 Qu Hd Yd
12.2 Qu Hd Yd
0.3 Inst Pth 2
0.3 Inst Pth 2
0.3 Inst Pth 2
0.3 Inst Pth 2

3

 
 

dwelling
2 bedrms
2 sitting
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Runacre, Miss 
Runacre, Miss 
Robinson, Mrs 
Todd, Henry 
Payne, Arthur 
Larke, Henry S 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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41

12.2 
 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
12.3 
 
12.4 
12.2 
occupant
12.4 
12.4 
12.4 
12.4 

 
 
1965 
 
Larke, Henry S 
 
0.4 Inst Pth 3

England, Mrs 
 
Survey 1906/7 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1899 
1902 
Watson, Mrs (3 Queen's Hd Yd; 1 storey) 
1907 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1954 
1954 
1965 

 
 

Watson, Esther 
Watson, Mrs 

 
 

3
12.3 Qu Hd Yd
owner:
12.3 Qu Hd Yd
12.3 Qu Hd Yd
0.4 Inst Pth 3
0.4 Inst Pth 3
0.4 Inst Pth 3
0.2 Inst Pth 1
0.2 Inst Pth 1

 
England
dwelling
1 bedrm
1 sitting
1 occupant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watson, Mrs 
Hadingham, James
Hadingham, James
Hadingham, James
Pearl, Victor 
Hindes, Mrs E 
High, Miss MM 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Survey 1906/7 

 

1902 
Barber, Mrs (2 Queen's Hd Yd 1 storey)    owner:

 
Read, Lewis 
 

12.4 Qu Hd Yd
England

dwelling
1 bedroom 
1sitting rm 
1

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1922 
1927 
1965 

 
 
 
 

Barber, Mrs 
Wood, Alexander
Wood, Alexander
unfit house demol 1940 

 
 
 

12.4 Qu Hd Yd
12.4 Qu Hd Yd
0.4 Inst Pth 4
0.4 Inst Pth 4

12.5 
12.5 
12.5 
12.5 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1922 
1927 
1936 
1965 

 
 
 
 

Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
Crisp, John 
unfit house demol 1940 

 
 
 

0.5 Inst Pth 5
0.5 Inst Pth 5
0.5 Inst Pth 5
0.6 Inst Pth 5

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42
16 NEWGATE [East side]

This building is still standing, to the north of the car park.
[***1881 CENSUS: PEDDARS LANE***

4862 
4863 
4864 
4865 
4866 

Ped 
Ped 
Ped 
Ped 
Ped 

Dwelling:
William ROBINSON 
Sarah ROBINSON 
Wilm ROBINSON 
Henrietta MYALL 

Peddars Lane



 

23 
23 
8 m 
24 




Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Halesworth, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Wrentham, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Son
Serv 

Engine Driver Engineer At Railwy Works
Nurse (S M S)]

1893 
1900? 
 
 
 
 
1929 
your  
 
 
 
1906? 
 
 
 
 
 
show
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Picture Frame Maker, Denmark Road, also Agent for Hudson’s Bicycles
THE ANGLIAN MOTOR COMPANY:
The Anglian Motor Company was alredy in existence in 1900. In that year it advertised in the Directory:
“William Robinson, cycle manufacturer; sole maker of the Clifton machine; wholesale and retail agent
for leading manufacturers; Station Road; works, Newgate Street.” It seems to have moved its premises
from 16 Newgate to 19 Hungate about 1929, according to an advertisement: 
 
problem.”
Motor Cycle & Cycle: Sunbeam, Raleigh, Matchless, BSA, New Hudson, Armstrong, James, Swift.
From 1900 - 1922 there were premises of the Company at 6 Station Road. This later became Gale’s

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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

Beccles Paper  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Garage.

Low Rec Off 1227 

[SCRAP BOOK]
their annual Motor & Cycle Show at Beccles induced me to pay a visit to their Engineering Works at the
Company to see how matters are progressing there.
I was aware that extensive alterations had been going on for some time on the Newgate Street premises;
but I confess I hardly expected to see the transformation that has actually taken place. Instead of a small
shop which had borne traces of struggling merit, there appeared a well appointed room adapted for
purposes, wherein motor bicycles and accessories will be displayed as distinct from the cycle showroom
in Station Road, while on the floor above is the Director’s room comfortably furnished, also a snug
room for the clerks and a well-lighted room for the use of the designer.

The announcement that the Anglian Motor Company Ltd would shortly be holding

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 
16 

 
Anglian Motor Co
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robinson, Wm cycle works
Anglian Motor Co
Anglian Motor Co
Robinson Motor & Cycle
Robinson Motor & Cycle
Robinson, Wm Motor engineer
Dobson, Fred shopkpr
Tuppen, Norm shopkpr
Tuppen, Norm shopkpr
Jordan, FT grocer
Zodiac Cafe

 
store room

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16.1 
16.1 
 
16.2 
16.2 

 
Anglian Motor Co
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 

 
 

Hadman, James
Anglian Motor Works 

 
works

 
 

1902 
1936 

 
 

Lacey, James
Dunn, Charles

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43
NEWGATE 18 & 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newgate F

These buildings have been demolished and the site forms part of Warwick Shurbrook Garage Forecourt in 2002
1600.1

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
mariner, deceased and only daughter of Charles Thacker & heir of Anne of One Part and Robert Swayne  
of Beccles, yeoman of the Other Part. For 27.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Bransby
Charles Thacker, [married Anne Bransby, daughter of William] his tent in his own use 
Charles Thacker, tent in Newgate late Bransby 
INDENTURE between Anne Thacker late of Beccles, now of Great Yarmouth & relict of Charles  
Thacker, deceased, daughter of William Bransby, formerly of Beccles, carpenter & Margaret, his wife,
deceased & Elizabeth Wright of Great Yarmouth, widow, relict of - Wright, late of Great Yarmouth,

1671 
1693 
1712 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1716 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1716 
 
 
1724 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1728 
 
 
 
 
1728 
 
 
1751 
1758 

Survey 

Valuation 2
Rent 8d

 
 
 
 
 
Deeds 88

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT messuage lately called the south part of a Messuage or Cottage lately in the occupation of
Charles Thacker, wherein part thereof Anne lately dwelt in part, Ursula Howes doth now dwell, with
Garden & outhouses, enclosed with a hedge on the east & south & the moiety of a Well next Newgate, -
being a way leading to Beccles Fen on the WEST; & the Garden & Orchard formerly of John Denny &
Ann Denny in part, and the lands formerly of Richard Deny on the EAST; One head abutting on the
north side of the Messuage, Cottage and Garden, sometime of John & Ann Denny to the NORTH; The
other head upon land late of Richard Denny, now Benjamin Primrose to the SOUTH. 

Deed 88, 14 Jan 

INDENTURE between Elizabeth Swayne, widow and relict of Robert Swayne, yeoman, deceased and
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elder, gent, OTHER PART, in consideration of 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Susan Swayne, spinster one of their daughters of the FIRST PART;  John Morse, grocer, of SECOND
PART; James Absolam, linen weaver, THIRD PART
Robert Swayne’s Will left:
1. Messuages in Old Market, in the occupation of William Skipper;
    Messuage in Saltgate in the occupation of Thomas Baker after his said wife’s decease unto the said
    Sussanah, his daughter.
2.   And did also give a messuage which he purchased of the Widow Thacker to be sold for paying his
    debts, legacies and funeral expenses
In consideration of the intended marriage of Elizabeth Swayne, paid by Jane, for purchase of the said
messuage.[??]
To John Morse for one whole year.
[Susannah Swayne married James Absolam in February 1716.]
John Morse. ALL THAT messuage in Old Market & the Yards in the occupation of Thomas Barker
And the Messuage in Newgate, late Widow Thacker, in occupation of Robert Crickmer and John
Seaman
INDENTURE between Abraham Sewell of Beccles, cordwainer, of ONE PART; and John Elmy, the

Deeds 88

 
 

Deeds 88

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT messuage where Widow Browne dwelleth
BETWEEN the messuage and Yard, sometime of William Waller and now of John Rogers on the  
SOUTH; the Messuage & Yards late of Richard Smelt on the NORTH; Newgate to the WEST; Lands
late Vesey now Donne’s, late occupied by Matthew Britton & now William Donne EAST (the Fair
Fields)
INDENTURE between John Elmy, woolen draper & Francis Brewster, woollen draper, the messuage
where Widow Browne dwelt - now John Skipper, butcher dwelt
BETWEEN the messuage and Yards late William Walker, now John Rogers SOUTH; late Richard
Smelt NORTH; the lands late Voysey, now Donne’s late in the occupation of William Dennow and
Thomas Churchman, EAST. [The Fair Fields]
John Morse, grocer of ONE PART; Joshua Nunn, gent the OTHER PART. for 40
ALL THAT tenement in Newgate, late Robert Swayne, before Widow Thacker, late in the occupation of
John Seaman & Robert Crickmore & now John Boast & Robert Crickmore as tenants of John Morse
Susan Morse, widow, tent in Newgate late John Morse, Swain, Thacker
John Morse, tent in Newgate, Swain, since John Morse, deceased, late Susan Morse 

Deeds 88

 
 

Be Man 
 
 

Rent
Rent 2d?

Bec Manor
1778 
Deeds 88, 10 Oct 

John Morse of Denton, farmer & Eleanor, his wife FIRST PART; Seth Land of Beccles, blacksmith,
SECOND PART; Henry Skipper, butcher, THIRD PART;
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

ALL THAT Messuage in Newgate BETWEEN the Yards of John & Ann Denny, formerly William
Barber, now of James Stubbs [NewG 24] NORTH, The Yard of Benjamin Primrose SOUTH
[NewG 2-16]; The Yard & Garden of Benjamin Primrose EAST [NewG 2-16]; Newgate Street WEST.

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44

1781 
1787 
 
 
 
1787 
1788 
1799 
1818 
 
“1829”
1842 
 
1842 
1852 
 
1855 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE: John Morse to William Sparkes
INDENTURE: Henry Skipper, butcher, Eleanor Morse of Denton, widow, relict of John Morse, late of
Denton, farmer, deceased. To be Sold by Thomas Morse of Denton, eldest son ONE PART; Robert
Rede, gent, the OTHER PART; Premises in Newgate Street, now in the occupation of Robert Crickmer,
Joseph Percival & Thomas Baxter.
INDENTURE: Daniel Pettit
Daniel Petit, tent in  Newgate, Swain, late John Morse
Daniel Petit, turner,  Himself 
Richard Shaw, one of executors of Daniel Petit, deceased, freehold in Newgate,
formerly Swain, since John Morse, late Daniel Petit (later Ann Shaw)  
Daniel Petit, exors of  (Richard Shaw) 
Ann Shaw, spinster, one of the executors of Daniel Petit, tent in Newgate late Daniel
Petit, before Morse, formerly Swain
INDENTURE: James Shaw to Messrs Brundell & Thompson
Brenda Brundell of Gillingam, tent in Newgate, late Ann Shaw as one of executors
of Daniel Petit, formerly John Morse 
INDENTURE: Martin Read to John Thompson, under will of John Petit

Deeds 88
Deeds 88

 
 
 

Deeds 88

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 8d
 

Bec Manor
 
 
Valuation 8s
Land Tax
Bec Manor
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 8d
Rent 8d

 
 
 
Bec Manor
Bec Manor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d
Deeds 88
Bec Manor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d
Deeds 88

18 
18 
18 
18 
18 
18 
18 

 
 
Anglian Motor Co
 
 
 
 

 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927 
1936 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Goffin, Wm shopkeeper
Goffin, Wm 
Bates, Austin 
Bates, Austin
Bates, Austin
/
Grinter, Charles

 
 

Fish Dealer
3 bed 

3 sitting
6 people

 
 
 
 

 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
 

 
Anglian Motor Co
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Girling, Miss
Ling John 
Ling, John
Grummitt, Wm fried fish
/
/
Reynolds, FH funeral dir
Reynolds, FH funeral dir

 
2 bed 
2sitting
6 people

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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45
NEWGATE 22 - 28

These buildings were demolished first in 1912 and then again in the 1980s or 90s and the site forms part of Warwick
Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002
)
1872 

Beccles Paper 23 Jul 

SALE by Mr Benjamin Brundell’s exors:
LOT 4: Four good Cottages in Newgate with Yard, Stables & other outbuildings in the occupation of
Charles Woolnough, Thomas Niker, Samuel Kersey, James Thurtle at aggregate Rent of 21 - 16s
ALSO Large Shed in the occupation of Robert Copeman; Rent 2 - 2s.
SOLD TO: Charles Woolnough 240

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1904 
 
 
 
 
1911 
 
1912 
 

Beccles Paper 18 Jul 

SALE:
LOT 2:-
boarded & tiled sheds. Occupants E Mayhew, B Woolnough, A White, Florence Clarke. Aggregate rent
23-08-0
(Bought C Woolnough 330)

Late Chas Woolnough

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Range of 4 Cottages Nos 22 24 26 28 adjoining Lot 1 having large Yard in rear with brick,
Beccles Paper 27 Feb 

SALE: Chas Woolnough
 
 
with a Show Room & Bar & Iron Warehouse.

 
 
 

Nos 22-28, frontage 50ft, depth 65ft Large Yard in rear  (Withdrawn 230)
On the site were built new Stables & Warehouse for Masters & Skevens, designed on two floors,

NEWGATE 22

1870 
1881 CENSUS

Brundell & Thompson 
1870 
 
Copeman, Robert

2653 
 

2654 

NewG
3.1 

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street  22 
 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 

Wilm WOOLNOUGH  M 
Marg WOOLNOUGH 

74 


68 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Carpenter Unable To Work
Wife 

2655 
 

NewG 
 
 

 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
22 
28 
22 
22 
22 

 
Woolnough, Chas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1922 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mayhew, Edward
Fiske, Mrs 
Thirtle, John
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron

 
 
1 bed 
1 sitting
1 person

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 24

These buildings were demolished first in 1912 and then again in the 1980s or 90s and the site forms part of Warwick
Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002
)

1881 CENSUS
2656 
 

2657 

NewG
Dwelling: 
Newgate Street 24 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 
 
3.1
NewG 
Walt OXBOROUGH 
32 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Bricklayer Journeyman

 
2658 
2659 
2660 
2661 
2662 
2663 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Eliza OXBOROUGH 
Eliza OXBOROUGH 
Lrina OXBOROUGH 
Chas OXBOROUGH 
Eliz OXBOROUGH
Geo OXBOROUGH


 
 


33 







Byker, Northumberland, England 
Biggs Main, Northumberland, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Biggs Main, Northumberland
Biggs Main, Northumberland

Wife 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
 

 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Son 

24 
24 

 
Woolnogh, Chas 

 

1902 
1906 

 
 

Woolner, Benjamin
Woolnough, Benjamin 

2 bed 
1 sitting
3 people
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46

24 
24 
28 
24 
24 
24 
24 
24 
24 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woolner, Benjamin
Masters & Skevens Iron 
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron

[see photograph Beccles Guide 1933]
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
47
NEWGATE 26

These buildings were demolished first in 1912 and then again in the 1980s or 90s and the site forms part of Warwick
Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002
)

26 
1881 CENSUS

Brundell & Thompson 
1870 
 
Nicker, Thomas 

2664 
 

2665 

NewG

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street  26 
 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 

Thomas NICKER
Samuel NICKER 


71 
40 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Son 

Butcher Jobbing 
Handicap: Deaf General Labourer

 

2666 
 
26 
26 
26 
26 
28 
26 
26 
26 
26 
26 
26 

NewG 

 
Woolnough, Chas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

White, Alfred
Goddard, Martha 
Goddard, Mrs
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron

 
1 bed 
2 sitting
11 people1wc for 26 & 28; not sanitary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 28

These buildings were demolished first in 1912 and then again in the 1980s or 90s and the site forms part of Warwick
Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002
)

28 
1881 CENSUS

Brundell & Thompson 
1870 
 
Woolnough, Charles

2667 
 

2668 

NewG
 

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street  28 
 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 
Chas WOOLNOUGH 
66 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Carter 
 
1870

list
2669 
2670 
 
2671 
 

NewG 
NewG 
 
NewG 

Jane WOOLNOUGH 
Chas WOOLNOUGH 


61 
29 


Blythburgh, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Son 

 
Carpenter Journeyman

 
Wilm WOOLNOUGH 
20 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Son 
Carpenter Journeyman

28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
28 
 

 
 
Woolnough, Chas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woolner, Mrs shopkeeper
Clarke, Florence
Dyer, Harry 
Dyer, Henry
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron
Masters & Skevens Iron

 
1 bed 
1 sitting
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
48
NEWGATE 30 & 32

These buildings have been demolished and the site forms part of Warwick Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002)
1904 

Beccles Paper 18 Jul 

SALE: Late Chas Woolnough
i  ) Substantial brick & tiled Double Cottage Nos 30 & 32 with stable accommodation for 2 horses, hay
loft, cart shed & yard in rear. Occupants E Ford & W Gent quarterly tenants rent of 17
(Bought JH Balls, William IV, Kings Road Chelsea 325)

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

SNOWLING, Arthur 
SPORNE, Walter 
HEMBLING, Arthur
 

30 
30 
30 

Newgate 
Newgate 
Newgate 

 
 
 

 
 
1915 

1st 
75th 
1st 

Bedfords, 
Canadians
Suffolks 

 
 
 

 
L/Cpl 
Pte 

 
Killed 
Died of Wounds;  Prisoner 08/05/15  

 
30/09/18 

 
 

 
 

1278
1312

 691

1881 CENSUS
2672 
 

2673 

NewG
4

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street  30 
 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 

Edward FORD 
Matilda FORD 
Matilda FORD 



 

36 
33 
14 



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

Head 
Wife 
Daur 

Carter 
 
Scholar

2674 
2675 

NewG 
NewG 

30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30
 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 

 
 
Ball (London) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ford, Edward carter
Ford, EdwCarter 
Ford, Edward 
Ford, Edward carter
Hall, Samuel
Hambling, Ernest
Hambling, Mrs
Fairhead, Herbert
Finch, Joseph
Finch, JW decorator
GALES GARAGE
GALES GARAGE

 
 

 
2 bed 

 
2 sitting

4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 32
These buildings have been demolished and the site forms part of Warwick Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002)

1881 CENSUS
2676 
 

2677 

NewG
4

NewG 

Dwelling: 
Newgate Street   32 
 
 
 
owner: Woolnough, Charles 

Ben WOOLNOUGHM 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
 
 
Ball, (London) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

39 

 
 
10 
 
 
2 m 
Smith, John
Gent, Walt 
Woolnough, L 
Woolnough, Maurice
Woolnough, Maurice
Pooley, Walter
Pooley, Walter
Francis, Charles
Francis, Charles
Francis, Charles
GALES GARAGE
GALES GARAGE


36 
14 
12 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 



Beccles, Suffolk, England 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wells, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Carpenter Journeyman 
Wife 
Daur 
Daur 
Scholar
Son 
Daur 
 

2678 
2679 
2680 
2681 
2682 
2683 
2684 
32 
34 
32 
32 
32 
32 
32
 
32 
32 
32 
32 
32 

Thrza WOOLNOUGH 
Isabel WOOLNOUGH 
Marn WOOLNOUGH 
Len WOOLNOUGH 
Harry WOOLNOUGH 
Maud WOOLNOUGH 
Ben WOOLNOUGH 
 
 

 
Scholar
Scholar

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Handicap Blind 
 

 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
2 bed 

Taxidermist 
2 sitting

 
 
4 people

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
49
NEWGATE 34

These buildings have been demolished and the site forms part of Warwick Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002)
1890 

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 

SALE: NEWGATE: Robert Leavold: Cottage occupied by Robert Copeman; Rent weekly 2s 6d
(Withdrawn 55)
SALE: Newgate by Robert Leavold: Substantial brick & tiled Freehold Cottage. Two Front Rooms & 2
Bedrooms, with side Entrance Yard, Shed & Offices, now occupied by Messrs EH Cocksedge, (scale
makers, Ipswich) Rent 2s 6d [Advertised again 6 June 1893]

 
1892 
 
 

 
 
Beccles Paper 8 Nov 

 
 

 
 

 
1881 CENSUS

 
 
(No offer)

2685 
2686 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk,  

No 34 

owner: Leavold, Robert 
Head 

 

Robert COPEMAN
1870 2687 

50 
Frances COPEMAN

Marine Store Dealer (Genl Shop) 
Chedgrave, Norfolk, Wife 

 
 
34 
34 
34 
34 
34 
34 
34
 
34 
34 
34 
34 
34 
 

NewG 
48 
 
 

 
 
Suggett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
19004 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948
1954
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Morter, Mrs
Temple, Chas 
Fiske, Mrs 
Brown, Arthur
Wooltorton, Charles
Wooltorton, Mrs
King, Percy W
Payne, George

 
 

Umbrella Maker 
 

 
2 sitting

2 bed 
1 person

 
 

GALES GARAGE
GALES GARAGE

*** Here is Station Road ***
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
David Lindley December 1998/  May 2001 
 
 
 
50
BEHIND NEWGATE 24-34
  East Side, near Baptist Chapel 
 
 
 
Newgate D

These buildings were demolished first in 1912 and then again in the 1980s or 90s and the site forms part of Warwick
Shurbrook Garage Forecourt (in 2002
)

1638 
1671 
1693 
1742 
1742  
1769 
 
1774 
1800.1
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
DIVISION A
“1829”
1829 
 
1852 
 
1856 
 
1866 
 
 

 

 
 

Joseph Garrard, formerly Davy
Widow Skeet, her tenement in her own use
Widow Skeet, a tent in Newgate East 
William Barber, tent in Newgate, late Tibnam & Mirabel Wild, formerly Skeet 
William Barber married Elizabeth Tests
Elizabeth Barber, widow, messe in Newgate late William Barber, Tibnam & Mirabel
Wild 
Ann wife of Thomas Claybyn, messe in Newgate, Elizabeth Barber, Skeet 
Wiliam Nudds

Survey 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Value 1 10s
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 205
Beccles Manor Court 5 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court Nov
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Court, Jan
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Ives, late Nudds
Rebecca Ives, tent in Newgate near Baptist Chapel, late William Nudds, part of
premises late William Barker (later John Chinery)  
Joseph Chinery, shopkeeper, tent in Newgate, near the Baptist Chapel, late Rebecca
Ives, formerly Nudd 
Sarah Chinery, tent in Newgate near Baptist Chapel, formerly Rebecca Ives late
Joseph Chinery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
Beccles Paper 24 Apr 

CORPORATION MINUTES: Land to be taken in Newgate from Mr Moss’s garden to widen road.
Compensation 10. Iron pallisade to be built in front of his cottage.
 

 
 

Mrs Chinery to receive 25s and rail to be carried to her cottage.

1841
owner 

 
Ives,. Robert 
Ives, Robert 
Ives, Robert 
Ives, Robert 

 
 
 
 
 

occupant
Reeve, Thomas
Youngman (late)
Pleasants, Mrs
Reynolds (late)

1870 
Chenery, Joseph, exors 

Ling, John
Blake, Hannah
Cole, Amy
Hall, Matilda

Chenery, Joseph, exors 
Chenery, Joseph, exors 
Chenery, Joseph, exors 

1881 CENSUS

2688 
2689 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Samuel CARSEY 

Newgate Street

 

No 24 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Chenery reps 
 

4.1 
1870 list

50 
49 
16 
14 
11 

26 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Niece 

Coach Smith 
 
Baker Unemloyed
Domestic Day Girl
Scholar
Scholar
Charwoman 

2690 
2691 
2692 
2693 
2694 
2695 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 

Emma CARSEY 
Herbert CARSEY
Alice CARSEY 
Ernest CARSEY 
Henry CARSEY 
Joanna NUNN 



 
 
 






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

 

 
 

 
 

 
1881 CENSUS

2696 
2697 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William MYALL

Newgate Street

 

 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Chenery reps 
 

 
 

66 
56 

Head 
Wife 

Tailor Journeyman
 

2698 
NewG 
Sarah Ann MYALL
Rushall, Norfolk, England 
 
1881 CENSUS

2699 
2700 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
William THORPE

Newgate Street

 

 
Langley, Norfolk, England 

 
owner: Chenery reps 
 


 

65 
59 

Head 
 

Labourer General
 

2701 
NewG 
Hannah THORPE
Suffolk, England 
Wife 
1881 CENSUS

2702 
2703 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
James Kirby ALGAR 

Newgate Street

 
72 

 

 
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England

owner: Chenery reps 

 
Shoemaker Journeyman

Head 
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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1870 list

DIVISION B the old Baptist Chapel
1805 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph Oldring, baker, John Kent, tailor & Sam Carver, wheelwright, ground upon
which the Baptist Chapel is largely built, part of freehold, which William Nudds holds. 
John Kent & Others, Trustees of the Baptist Chapel on land owned by Charles Dashwood. George
Wright (Minister), John Kent, (brazier), John Bird, (baker), Robert Bird, (baker), William Alecock  
(blacksmith), Simon Loyns (bookseller), Henry Winter (yeoman), William Fountain (cordwainer), Henry
Cooper (cabinet Maker), William Spratt (tailor) & William Reynolds (cordwainer)
SALE: Brick & Tiled building: Old Baptist Chapel, situate near the road leading to the Railway Station
[Station Road] and adjoining the new Chapel with freehold ground and small piece in front lately
forming part of Chapel Lane.

 
1829 
 
 
 
1861 
 
 

Rent 3d
Beccles Paper 7 May 

 
 

 
 

ALSO SOMEWHERE IN THIS AREA

TOWN COUNCIL:
1848 
 

 
 

 
 

Premises belonging to Maria Titshall in Baptist Chapel Lane, foul and offensive privy, prejudicial to
health. Town Clerk to act.

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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52
NEWGATE W    East side 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newgate W

Part, or all of this, was pulled down to build Station Road
1700.1

 
 

Collins
John Richmond, late Collins (later Edward Blowers)
Edward Blowers, the Turkey Cock, late Richmond 
Nathaniel Newson, tent in Newgate, late Edward Blowers
Nathaniel Newson, late Edward Blowers, a house in Gaol Street called the Turkey Cock 
Elizabeth Newson, freehold tent in Newgate late Nathaniel Newson, her husband
Thomas Woodroffe
Alexander Grant, messe in Sheepgate, formerly John Schuldham, late Thomas
Woodroffe, formerly the Turkey Cock 
Elizabeth Grant, widow, messe in Newgate, formerly called the Turkey Cock, now in her
occupation, late Alexander Grant, her husband, late Thomas Woodroffe
[Alexander Grant 1835]
Alexander Grant, of London, tobacco broker, messe in Newgate, the Turkey Cock, late
Elizabeth Grant, Alexander Grant, his father, Woodroffe 
HB & H Railway Co [to make way for approach road to station]

1729 
1761 
1763 
1772 
1776 
1800.1
1812 
 
1830 
 
 
1836 
 
1854 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 
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THE GAOL

The Gaol building that was pulled down in 1937 had been built 1802/03. The architect was Francis Sandys, who was at the
time also working on the design of Worlingham Hall for Robert Sparrow, J.P. and Lord of the Manor of Beccles.

GAOLS in the c18 mainly took the form of holding-cells until the fate of the prisoner could be decided, there being very few long-
term prisoners before the 20th Century: transportation to Australia after 1787 or hanging at any time was preferred. Conditions
slowly improved after the Acts of Parliament of 1778 and 1782, and new buildings appeared designed for the purpose. Treadmills
were set up in Gaols to occupy and discipline the prisoners.

The first two entries must relate to a different Gaol, as the Gaol in Newgate had not been built at that time. In  1660 Quakers
were  imprisoned at a gaol at Blythburgh.[see Quaker Records]

1657 
1665 

Paid to Mr Brewster's Clerk for a warrant to carry Mary Miles to the Gaol.  Six pence.
To buy a sheet for Print when he was hanged   Five shillings

Feoffees Accounts 
 
 

1679 
 
1679 
1679 
1680 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1680 
 
1688 
 
1689 
1725 
 
 
1726 
 
 
1733 
 
 
 
 
1735 
 
 
1736 
 
 
 
1739 
 
1739 
 

The Portreeve do attend the Justices of the Peace of this County at their several meetings and treat with
them about the building of a House of Correction and a Workhouse within the Town of Beccles...
It was agreed that the House of Correction should be placed on the Game Place.
Paid towards the building the House of Correction for the lands in Worlingham.   Seven pence.
Indenture 12 July 1680: Demise of land for the House of Correction.
Between John Morse etc. present Feoffees of the Town Lands of the one part and Sir John Playters, Sir
Henry Bacon etc. of the other part.
For 450 Sold all that parcel of land of 11,366 square feet lying
BETWEEN the lands of Robert Yallop, Knt [Lord of the Manor of Beccles] to the NORTH,
a workhouse belonging to the Town of Beccles and a certain passage leading through the lands of
Richard Veasey, gent [the Fair Fields] towards Beccles Fenn to the SOUTH,
and abutting on the workhouse and its lands and the lands of Richard Veasey EAST,
and Newgate WEST.
On the humble petition of the poor debtors in the gaol at Beccles to be given 21 shillings towards their
relief.
John Allen, the Gaoler shall be paid for his pains and trouble in taking care of Richard Gardner for the
time he shall remain in custody.
Forty shillings to be paid to Robert Gardner regard of his great charge with his son.
Will Woodword a man of dark complexion, about five foot high and about 25 years old, his hair cut off
and wears a cap, made his escape on Sunday night last out of Beccles gaol. Whoever secures him to
Tobias Chandler, keeper of Gaol one guinea Reward.
Thomas Wright a tall black man wearing his own black hair of a sanguine complexion broke out of
Beccles Gaol 13th inst. at night, being committed on suspicion of horse stealing. One guinea reward for
apprehension. Tobias Chandler, gaoler.

Corp. of Beccles Fenn 
 
 
Corp. of Beccles Fenn 
Feoffees Accounts 
Feoffees Accounts 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corp. of Beccles Fenn 
 
 
Corp. of Beccles Jul 
 
 
Corp. of Beccles 21 Jul 
Norwich Paper 15 May

 
 

 
 

Norwich Paper  17 Jul 

 
 

 
 

Broke out of Beccles Gaol on Shrove Sunday night last -George Harrison, a short thick fellow, very
much pock-marked, about forty years old and had on when he went away a dark coloured coat and light  
wig as also one Robert Daniel, a thin fellow, with a dark coat and white wig, and dressed like a Quaker  
about 35 years old. Whoever apprehends them and brings them to Beccles Gaoler shall have two guineas
reward, paid by me Tobias Chandler.

Norwich Paper 10 Jan 

 
 
 
 

Broke out of Beccles Gaol on 4 July Mary White, alias Mary Willis. She is a stout woman with pale
face, is very much pock-marked and black hair. Whoever shall give tidings of the said MW to Tobias  
Chandler, Keeper of Beccles Gaol shall receive a guinea reward.

Norwich Paper 13 Sep 

 
 

Norwich Paper 5 Feb 

Made his escape out of Beccles Gaol Saturday 8 Jan one Will Aldis, a low squat man between 30 and 40
with a pale face and black eyes: wore a worsted cap and had on a white coat. Is an inhabitant of  
Fressingfield, but belongs to Cratfield and mends shoes. Whoever secures said WH and brings him to
Beccles Gaol shall have a guinea reward paid by me. Tobias Chandler, Gaoler.
Escaped from Beccles Gaol between 7 and 8pm. Robert Barber of Romburgh, Charles Wright and
Henry Skeoll. 3 guineas reward. Tobias Chandler.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Norwich Paper 10 Mar 
 
 
Norwich Paper 28 Jul 

Broke out of Beccles Gaol in the night, Robert Smith, sometimes wears a wig. One guinea reward. T
Chandler.

 
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1739 
 
1751 
 
1757 
1759 
the  
 
 
 
 
 
1771 
 
 
1773 
1777 
 
1776 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1785 
 
1787 
 
 
women.
 
 
 
1787 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
laid  
1792 

A person committed to Beccles Gaol, who is imagined to be one of the two Highwaymen who robbed so
many people this day fortnight going home from Norwich Market. His horse also secured.
On Saturday last James Beard committed to gaol, charged by James Goll, a prisoner, with stealing a box
of goods from Beccles Carrier, which they sold in several places about the country.
William Beecraft enlisted out of Beccles Gaol, a labourer.
One Joseph Payne, a notorious offender whose family lived in Bungay and was suspected of some of
many Robberies committed in that neighbourhood and lately confined in Beccles Gaol handcuffed, his
legs cross-shackled with double Bazzels and chained down to the floor in a room enclosed with brick
wall and lined two inch oak plank, did, notwithstanding break prison: and being seen in this City about 6
or 7 o'clock on Friday evening was (by an information given to Nockold Thompson, Esq., Mayor)
apprehended in about two hours (by means of a general search through the City) and committed to our
City Gaol, where he is properly secured.
Woodsman Burrell, vagrant about seventy-five, committed to House of Correction: wears brown wig,
little old hat, blue coat and apron and dark cloth breeches. Had offered silver spoon to Robert Harmer,
said he found it on the road. For wandering and begging in Beccles.
Mary Culyer , Ely Sparks of Beccles to Bridewell. Reeling false yarn.

Norwich Paper 27 Oct 
 
 
Norwich Paper 2 Feb 
 
 
Norwich Paper 29 Jan 
Norwich Paper 22 Dec 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Norwich Paper 16 Nov 

 
 

 
 

Norwich Paper 3 Jul 
Norwich Paper 5 Jul 

Will Maplestone to Beccles Bridewell stealing 1-2-6 from shop of Mr Matchett of Ellingham. Many of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
year for coals. When prisoners work they have half the profit.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

the shillings were marked with two letters of Mr Matchett's name.
VISITS OF JOHN HOWARD to BECCLES GAOL from 1776
The Prison was visited by Howard, the philanthropist, in 1776, 1779, and again in 1782. He thus  
describes it:-
“A room on the ground floor, called the ward; a chamber for women, called the upper ward; a day room
with a fireplace, and a dungeon, seven steps under ground. In the ward is a window in the street, which
is highly improper, as I have always seen numbers of idle persons crowding about it. No proper  
separation of the men and women. Only one court, The keeper has a large garden. Salary 11 10s 0d.
Licence for beer (a riotous alehouse). Clauses against spiritous liquors not hung up. Fees 6s/8d.
Allowance, a twopenny loaf a day (weight July 9, 1782, 20oz.) Thirty shillings a year for straw. 5 a

1776 
1779 
1782 
William Page with his wife and son to Beccles Gaol charged with stealing money etc. from the house of
Rev Lodington.
JOHN HOWARD’S VISIT 1787
Beccles. Many new rooms are added (twelve feet by seven) in which are bedsteads, but even these
 
Spinning wheels and blocks are now provided by the magistrates; prisoners have no part of their
earnings. Keeper’s salary 35.
No. of prisoners 1787 
See EA Goodwyn: “A Century of a Suffolk Town, Beccles 1760-1860 Part 1” Chapter 18, page 115

 Feb 6
April 2
July 8

Prisoners 3
Prisoners 9
Prisoners 15”

Norwich Paper 24 Dec 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

rooms are not clean. A good court, with a pump, is enclosed for men; and a smaller one for
3
Feoffees Accounts 

Conveyance 24 March 1787 By indenture of Feoffement between Le Grice Bohun, gent, Collector [and
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Close on the south; a yard or piece of ground belonging to the division of Beccles whereon a Jail or  
House of Correction has been lately erected on the north; The Fair Close to the east
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

others] and Sir Edmund Bacon [and 10 others] Justices acting for the Division of Beccles parties of the
and part.
Contracted to purchase the messuage of the Feoffes called the Workhouse as a place for the habitation
or employment of paupers belonging to the Town and which since the incorporation of the Hundred and
since the Hundred Workhouse has been built had become unnecessary, as for the purchase of all
buildings at the price of 100 to be paid on 24 June 1791 with interest. Which premises were situate
BETWEEN: A way leading from Newgate to an enclosure of land of Edward Donne called the Fair

The Old Jail or House of Correction to the west
At the General Sessions held at Beccles 8 January 1787
to the intent that the said messuage and buildings should be taken down and the yard and ground be
and added to the building and premises of the Jail.
The employment of the prisoners was said to be in spinning wool & tow, knitting and making skewers,

Beccles Paper Jan 1940
Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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1792 
1794 
 
1801 
 
1801 
 
1802 
1802 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1811 
 
1821 
1830 
 
1834 
1837 
 
1837 
 
up.
1840 
 
1840 
mare  
 
1841 
 
 
 
exceed
1844 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1845 
 
 

 
 

shoes and gloves
Average number of prisoners 10, sometimes only 5. Probably never more than 25. [but see below 1834]
Ely Leggett for leaving the Poor House at Shipmeadow and taking away apparel belonging to the same.
Sentenced to two months hard labour and solitary confinement in Beccles Gaol.
William Cooper and William Balls convicted of a riot and assault: solitary confinement in Beccles Gaol,
6 months and 3 months.
Robert Aldred sentenced to one year for illegally removing poor pregnant woman from Corton to
Shipmeadow House.
First mention of a treadmill
Quoted in Newspaper of  29 January 1821: Because of the rumours about the costs altering the building
at Beccles Bridewell have wrongly been circulated the costs since 1800 are given by the four magistrates
of Wangford.
February 1802 
January 1803 
January 1803 
January 1805 
From 1806 
Paid architect’s bill 
Paid purchase money for land 
Paid fines, fees & expense of conveying some to magistrates
Paid Hall for superintending the work 
 
Charles and Mary Chapman and Edward Cox committed to gaol charged with circulation forged Bank
of England notes.
see above: February 1802
William Clash, 54, for stealing seventeen hens and chickens from Castle Farm, proprietor Robert  
Newman [landlord of the King's Head] 6 months imprisonment.
Now 51 prisoners in Beccles Gaol, more than has been known for many years.

Beccles Paper Jan 1940
Norwich Paper 18 Jan 
 
 
Norwich Paper 24 Jan 
 
 
Norwich Paper 19 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper Jan 1940
Norwich Paper Feb 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paid Norman for repairs to Beccles Bridewell
Paid Mr Sandys the architect 
Paid Springhall and others
Paid Norman & others 
Paid tradesmen’s bills as per architect’s accounts 

 
 
 
 

24-18s-9d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL

 
 
 

14-14s-6d
75-11s-9d
19-10s-4d 1/2d
4723-18s-11d
321-17s-6d
11-5s-4d
8-1s-0d
60-5s-11d
5046-10s-11d

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Norwich Paper Feb 
 
 
Norwich Paper 6 Jan 
Norwich Paper 23 Oct  
 
 
Norwich Paper 22 Mar

Samuel Girling, 35, indicted on three charges of felony. Evidence of Larber?, Beccles Police Officer.
House full of articles suspected to have been stolen. Transportation for seven years.

Norwich Paper 28 Jan 
 
Norwich Paper 8 Jul  

Mr Piper, elderly and respected tradesman convicted of robbing Mr Snowden, the draper of Norwich of
various articles found in his possession. Sentenced to eight months. Cut his throat in the Dock. Sewn

 
 
Norwich Paper 4 Jul  

Robert Edmonds aged twelve, labourer, Halesworth for stealing a pocket knife and comb (had two
previous convictions) sentenced to seven years transportation.
Two young men, Carsey and Lovett, to prison. Charged with having the previous night destroyed a
belonging to Mr T Buck, while at marsh, by cutting her throat.. may have destroyed others for the
purpose of getting the job of flaying the carcass and selling the flesh.
the rural police consists of one Deputy Chief Constable, two Superintendents and 60 Constables.
During the quarter ending 31 December 130 persons in custody.
Visitors of Gaol reform, Beccles Gaol. Insufficient for carrying out plan proposed by Secretary of State
so far as relates to silent and separate systems of imprisonment. All prisoners whose punishments
one month should undergo their punishment at Ipswich.
WHITE'S DIRECTORY 1844
The Gaol or House of Correction, for Beccles Division of the county is in Newgate street, and stands
apart from other buildings in an airy situation. It was much enlarged and improved about twenty years
ago. A part only of the area, enclosed by the boundary wall, is occupied by the prison buildings and
yards; the remainder being garden ground in the occupation of the Governor. The buildings consist of a
centre, two wings, and irregular projections, and comprise cells, and day rooms for 18 males and 6
females, besides a ward for vagrants and others committed for short periods. The tread-mill is in two
partitions, so that felons working in one, can have no communication with misdemeanants working in
the other. Mr Samuel Drewell is Governor, and Mrs Drewell, Matron.

 
 
Norwich Paper 1 Aug  

 
 

 
 

Norwich Paper 16 Jan  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Directory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Kerrick, Chairman at Beccles Quarter Sessions to the Grand Jury stressed: "the importance of
seeing that the Poor in your neighbourhood attend at least once at Divine Service... necessity of
providing the means of educating their children, for unless you instil into the minds of the rising

Norwich Paper 15 Mar

 
 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Newgate Properties 
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1846 
 
1847 
 
 
1849 
successor's  
1854 
 
 
 
1854 
 
 
1854 
 
1860 
 
 
 
 
1861 
 
 
1861 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1861 
 
1863 
 
1865 
 
 
 
1867 
 
 
 
 
 
1873 
 
him.  
1874 
1874 
 
1874 

 
 

generation the great principles of religion, it will be in vain to expect them to grow up sturdy and
industrious men and women."

 
Norwich Paper 4 Jul  

Kerrick continues: "vigilant attendance to comfort, cleanliness and even appearance of labourers'
cottages and gardens."
James and Sam Cossey, watermen found guilty of stealing two stones of flour, the property of Leavold,
miller of Beccles. Sentenced to one year each.
Adoption of the silent system at Beccles House of Correction.
Cutting, schoolmaster and turnkey resigns through age. His pension is to be two thirds of his
 
Beccles: Fire at George Syder's, cabinet maker and upholsterer opposite the Town Hall; [2 The Walk]
"In less than three quarters of an hour the whole building was one mass of fire." Damage estimated at
1200. Furniture removed from neighbouring houses to the Town Hall. Wind blowing hard. Children
removed wrapped in shawls and counterpanes.
Information given to the Police by Fenn, Chairman of the Fire Engine Committee, that several persons
had claimed and received remuneration for rendering assistance at the late fire, who were not even
present upon the occasion. A meeting was convened to take the same into consideration.
W. Hammond and H Starling junior sentenced for obtaining money for their assistance whilst in bed.
They were paid two shillings each. Given fourteen days hard labour.
Amalgamation of Divisions & discontinuance of Beccles Gaol. In the opinion of Mr Kerrick, the Court
[in Ipswich] ought to hesitate before it resolved on a matter which would carry the Justices, the Grand
Jury and Petty Juries, the prosecutors, prisoners, witnesses and others, a distance of forty-two miles
every quarter. The matter should be considered by a committee. The present committee was  
reappointed.
DEATH: 28 January, at Beccles, Martha, relict of the late Mr Samuel DREWELL, many years  
Governor of the Beccles House of Correction, aged 77 years. The deceased was the Matron of Beccles
Gaol for 44 years. Her end was peace.

 
 
Norwich Paper 3 Jul  

 
 

 
 

 Norwich Paper 17 Mar
 
salary. Sam Druett to be new turnkey.
Norwich Paper 15 Feb  

 
 
 

 
 
 

Norwich Paper 25 Feb 

 
 

 
 

Norwich Paper 15 Mar 
 
 
Beccles Paper 10 Jan 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Feb 

 
 

 
 

All prisoners were removed from Beccles Gaol on 10 June to Ipswich. The Visitors to Beccles Gaol, J
 
 
served 18 years; Henry Vincent (warder) aged 43, served 15 years.
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 9 & 16 Jul 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kerrick, JC Safford, WJ Crowfoot, RC Denny suggest the following should be given pay for the quarter:
Samuel Drewell (turnkey & schoolmaster), aged 55, served 12 years; Henry Cutton (cook) aged 48,

There had been 17 prisoners and 2 waiting for trial, who were moved to Ipswich.
The late Governor had become the Master of the House of Industry at Oulton. He had been Governor of
the Gaol for 17 years, his wife was Matron. He had been for 4 years assistant-governor to his father,
who was Governor for 46 years. The men had been “worthy and efficient servants of the County”.
At Beccles Gaol on Friday last the Officers were discharged. The premises were handed over to the
Chief Constable.
Gaol Committee: Conversion of two cells in the south front into day rooms for the police. Also 3 new
windows in the upper room now used as a bedroom by the police.
The House of Correction is at present used as a police station and lock-up, the prisoners being now
taken to Ipswich Gaol.
Quarter Sessions have long been held here for the Goldable district of Suffolk; the petty sessions are
held in the Town Hall.

Beccles Paper 23 Jul 
 
 
Beccles Paper 27 Oct 
 
 
DIRECTORY 1865 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rix Geographical 

SW Rix: “William Jarrell told me, 8th May 1867, that in his boyhood the old Gaol was a house very
similar to the Manor House and stood in the south-west part of the site, the entrance being exactly  
opposite to the back entrance of the Chequers public house [Newgate 31a]. Jarrell says the Gaol was  
kept by Mr Cattermer and that there was a yard on the south, and at the corner was a dungeon down
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

steps.  The prisoners used to be supplied with work & had beer handed in between the bars from the
public house opposite, but he does not remember the building called the Workhouse.”
There is a well-built House of Correction formerly capable of containing thirty prisoners, but which is
now used only as a residence for the superintendent of the police , and the constables stationed with
The Quarter Sessions have discontinued, and all prisoners for trial are sent at once to Ipswich gaol.
Beccles Gaol: Tenders for alterations.
Beccles Gaol: Selling piece of Land on NORTH side 185ft x 90ft, together with the walls on the North,
East & West sides.
New Court Room in Old Gaol: Commodious & well-lighted room on the first floor.

DIRECTORY 1873 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 28 Apr 
Beccles Paper 28 Apr 
 
 
Beccles Paper 22 Dec 
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1885 
 
 
 
 
1888 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
1904 
 
 
1904 
1914-1918  WAR:
1914 
1916 
1917 
1928 
 
 
 
 
1932 
 
1933 
1937 
1950s?

 
 
 
 
 

On the removal of the Quarter Sessions to Ipswich in 1863, the old Gaol or House of Correction, was
discontinued, and has since been used as a County Police Station. The building was remodelled in 1874,
and the Petty Sessions, hitherto holden in the Town Hall, are now held in it. There is accommodation for
a married inspector and family, and for three constables, and the station contains eight cells and a large
airing yard.
Here is a large room in which Petty Sessions are held. Over the Gateway leading to this is the motto
“PROHIBERE quam PUNIERE” cut in the stone.
In 1879 alterations were made in the prison buildings, the governor’s bedrooms and the old chapel being
converted into a spacious court house, the left and right wings remaining very much as before, for the
residence of the local police, and as a lock-up for prisoners needing detention for a few days on remand.
The outbuildings were all removed, and part of the property sold for building purposes, the row of
cottages known as Dacre Place occupying the site. Police courts are now held at the court house.
The old Gaol or House of Correction was altered in 1874, the centre being converted into a spacious
Court House, and the left wing into a residence for the police; the right wing is used as a lock-up,
prisoners being sent to Norwich. Petty Sessions and County Courts are now held at the Court House.
Reeve, Wm 

Directory

 
 
 
 

BECCLES GUIDEBOOK
 
 
BECCLES ALMANAC 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Directory

 
 

 
 

Police Inspector
Newgate,  Old Prison
Directory

 
 
 

 
 
 

NORMAN, Harold C 
NORMAN, Frank R 
BIRD, George W
 
 
 
The west end is retained as the residence of the Police Inspector and Constables, & the east end is a
Gaol for temporary detention.
CAPTION to PHOTOGRAPH: Inspector RD Howe, in charge of Beccles Police Station, locking up for
the last time at the old Police Station, which has been closed by the County Authority.
In its last four years it was used as a clubroom for the local unemployed.
Demolished to make way for extension to Caxton Press.
Prison Gateway pulled down

Newgate, Police Station 
Newgate, Police Station 
Newgate, Police Station 

enlisted 1914, 
enlisted 1916, 
enlisted 1917 

1/7th Essex  
HMS Topaz 
RGA  

Pte
Signalman
Gassed

 
HOUSE OF CORRECTION: Comprised the Gaol, the Governor’s apartments, Chapel etc. In the
Courtyard of the Prison were a Treadmill, Pump etc. The central potion of the building was then
converted into a Court House for Petty Sessions & County Court.

Sgnr 
Beccles Paper  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 
 
 
 
Beccles Paper Jan 1940
Beccles Paper Jan 1940
 
 
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BECCLES HOUSE OF CORRECTION
Demolition of Historic Building; The End Of The Old House Of Correction.

One by one the gaols of the county are being demolished, owing to the fact that the number of offences for which imprisonment is
given have considerably lessened.
 
seventy-five years been used by members of the East Suffolk Constabulary as a police station. It was originally a prison built at the
start of the nineteenth century, and was the successor of an even older place of internment.
 
new police station and inspector’s house at Beccles, and a sub-committee was given authority to accept tenders. A site has been
ear-marked  on  London  Road,  where  stands  the  old  bowling  green  of  the  Adult  Schools  Bowling Club. The question of the
provision of a new station has been in the air a long time, as the present old building, hidden away at the back of Station Road, has
become very dilapidated and out of date. By means of patching it has been made to hold together for a time. Great cracks are
appearing everywhere in this massive building, which is constructed of red brick. Much of the ground once occupied by prison
buildings is now devoted to gardens, but the massive gateway still remains. The Court room is one of the largest in Suffolk, and has
been the cause of much local comment, because of its size and lack of warmth.
THE COURT HOUSE
 
honour at the Beccles Mayoral Banquet on November 10th, 1930. His Honour, it may be mentioned, holds his County Court every
alternate month in the Court room. “I come to the town once in two months, he said, . “I go to what used to be the prison. I march
through long corridors, and I find myself in a poky little room overlooking what I am told, was the old exercise yard. Then to
commence business I go into one of the coldest and most disagreeable Courts I have ever seen.”
 
the late SW Rix, and now kept by Beccles Corporation. These were examined some time ago by Mr W Fowler, the Hon secretary of
the Beccles Historical Society, and the prison formed the subject of a paper given by Mr Fowler to the members on February 2nd,
1929, from which extracts are taken,
 
previously an older building on the site, which had a front facing Newgate and Gaol Lane, and the grounds of it extended to the
confines of the old Manor House, which stood nearly opposite Manor House Lane, north of Dacre Place. The land on which Dacre
Place is built was at one time part of the old prison grounds.
 
Robinson who has bought the massive building from Wm. Clowes & Sons. Ltd. The firm will, however, continue to retain the site
on which it is expected that their Caxton Press works will eventually be extended.
 
the demolition of big buildings, told our representative that he thought the work would take at least two months. He estimated that
the  building  contains  1000  tons of brick, stone, and woodwork. It is intended to dispose of most of the material locally. It is
estimated that there are a million bricks in the building.  These were probably made in the town, and are in good condition. The
walls are two feet in thickness, and in the building are many brick arch floors. The old court room is now roofless and everywhere is
to be seen twisted woodwork.
 
and inspector’s house in London Read. Beccles. Thus the fate of the old building in Gaol Lane was sealed. It was nearly four years
ago that the police left the building and the property was later purchased by Wm. Clowes & Sons, Ltd.. with a view to the site being
used for ultimate development of their printing works. This firm lent it to the Mayor’s Committee for the welfare of the unemployed,
and since then those out of work have made good use of the building as their club room.
 
Sessions were held at Beccles until 1874.
 
This old gaol was visited by John Howard, the prison reformer who stated that men & women were kept together and worked, as in
many other gaols, for the Governor, whose interest it was to keep them in custody as long as he could. The money they received
from the Governor they were allowed to spend on beer.
 
Office at Ipswich]. From then it appears that scurvy was the most prevalent disease. From 1796 to 1802 the prisoners’ employment
included spinning wool and tow, knitting and making skewers, shoes and gloves. January 10th 1802 , is the date of the first mention
of the treadmill, after which it figured very largely in the work provided for the prisoners. From 1792 to 1804 the average number of
prisoners was ten and it is likely that there were never more than 25 in the building at one time. [this is wrong - see the entry for
1834]. On the walls of the exercise yards are many complaints about the time men were kept in custody awaiting trial. Mr Robinson

The  latest,  to join them is the old House of Correction, the largest public building in Beccles, which has for the last
At the meeting of the East Suffolk Standing Joint Committee on Tuesday, it was agreed to proceed with the erection of a
Several  interesting  remarks  about  the old Police Station were made by Judge C Herbert-Smith when he was guest of
Valuable information about the old prison is contained in the collection of manuscripts and newspaper cuttings made by
The actual years of its erection are not known, but they were probably between 1792 and 1802. Without doubt there was
Workmen are  engaged in demolishing the old house of correction in Gaol Lane, Beccles. They are employees of Mr. G. F.
None of the walls surrounding the property are to be disturbed. Mr. Robinson, who has had considerable experience of
It was in May, 1931, that the East Suffolk county authority decided to proceed with the erection of a new police station
The big, gaunt building was first used as a police station in 1863. Before this it was a house of correction, as Quarter
The building was erected between the end of the 18th and the start of the 19th centuries and replaced an older structure.
The prison records from 1792 are in the custody of the Beccles Corporation at the Guildhall [they are in 2001 at the Record
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intends to make available as
available, as souvenirs, bricks that bear interesting inscriptions. The high walls of the yards have been carved by many hands, and
in our columns in the past some of the inscriptions have been quoted.
 
prison which existed before 1790-1800. It bears the inscription “Prohibere quam punire”, meaning that crime should be prevented
rather than punished.
 
Police Station at the Beccles Mayoral Banquet in November 1930. This is what he said:
I find myself in a poky little room overlooking what I am told, was the old exercise yard. Then to commence business I go into one
of the coldest and most disagreeable Courts I have ever seen.”

It is not proposed to pull down the massive and imposing gateway in front of the building. It was probably part of the
His Honour Charles Herbert-Smith, then judge of the County Court, had some severe comments to make about the old

BECCLES GAOL
from undated newspaper of the 1930s
 
Smith remembered the old Gaol, which was a house similar in appearance to the Manor House, and was situated on the south-west
side of the present House of Correction and yards. The entrance of the old gaol was exactly opposite to the back entrance of the
Chequers public house which faced Gaol Lane . An old photograph in this collection shows three barred prison windows in the wall
to the west of the big stone entrance in Gaol Lane, and proves that the old building was situated in the south-west corner of the
present grounds.
The old prison was nearing its last days when John Howard, the prison reformer, came here between the years 1770 and 1799. Men
and women were shut up together, he wrote, and they worked as was the practice of the times, for the Governor, whose interest was
to keep them interned as long as he could. It may be mentioned that Governors were unpaid services in those days. [this is wrong
see 1776 & 1787]
 The existing conditions in the prisons were intolerable, and the people of Beccles, as elsewhere, woke up to the
fact that something must be done to remedy the state of affairs. Hence the old building was pulled down between 1791 and 1806,
and the present massive structure erected.
PRISON RECORDS
 
and lists of prisoners, being intact from that date. These volumes are now preserved by the Corporation in the Muniment Room at
the Guildhall [in 2001 in the Record Office at Ipswich]. It is not likely that more than 25 prisoners were ever interned here at one
time, and from 1792 to 1804 the average number was but ten. At other times the number increased to 12 and then declined to five.
Their occupations about this time consisted of spinning wool, spinning tow, knitting, making skewers, shoes and gloves, and some
were apparently so busy that they were able to maintain themselves.
 
providing one of the main means of work for the prisoners. It was in two partitions, so that felons working in one could have no
communication with misdemeanants working in the other.
 
to  impose  heavy penalties for very small offences. So unhealthy was the life that more than one prisoner died before he had
finished his time. John Dean was among them, as he died with his sentence uncompleted in 1794, and Tony Ward wrote to a similar
effect on the wall of the exercise yard. Bread, gruel and potatoes were the staple foods, and it is recorded and  quoted by Mr Fowler
in his paper that a prisoner suffering from an excess of animal spirits was soon subjected to a restricted diet of bread and water for
24 hours with solitary confinement.
A BUSY DOCTOR
 
called a watchman for the night. Then there was the chaplain and a doctor, who had to pay frequent visits. There is little doubt that
the doctors had a busy time, and the most common disease they had to contend with was scurvy. References to this and other
diseases are made by the late Dr Henchman Crowfoot, who was the Medical Officer in 1830. On January 27th 1831, he says of one
James Bassingthwaite:- “ James B. should be removed to the infirmary. He is suffering severely from scurvy, which disease is very
common in the felon’s yard, but not in other parts of the prison, and is probably attributable to the damp of the day room.”
 
and oranges. This case was due to long confinement,” he adds.
On June 2, 1832, the same doctor found Robert Smith and William Smith with symptoms of incipient scurvy, and he mentioned that
these men were both in the convicted felon’s yard, where the room was damp and close. The doctor also had to be in attendance at
the various punishments of prisoners at the House of correction.
VICIOUS PUNISHMENT
 

From an old resident named William Smith [?] Mr Rix got the following information for his collection:-
Prisoners have been in the present House of Correction since the year 1802, the prison records consisting of charge books
The  first  mention  of  the  treadmill  was  on  January  10th 1803 [?] and this was kept going for a long time afterwards,
Conditions of prison life then, although an improvement on the preceding fifty years, were very bad, and it was customary
The staff of the House of Correction consisted of the keeper or Governor, one turnkey, two warders for the day, and one
Of Thomas Ringrose, who on February 6th 1830 was ill with scurvy, he writes: “Not to work. Diet, green vegetables, apples
There is much of interest in the older books relating to prisoners confined and discharged. The following are among them:
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“July 9th, 1792, convicted of petty larceny, committed for one calendar month to hard labour, and to be whipped in Halesworth
Market on the Market Day previous to the expiration of his sentence,” and on October 7th of the same year: “William Barnard,
sentenced at Quarter Sessions to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years ordered to Ipswich Gaol.” The Quarter
Sessions were at this time held at Beccles.
 
1850: April 1st - Visited the different wards and saw all the prisoners, and inspected their cells. Attended the whipping of Samuel
Cooper, who received 15 lashes.”
April 19th - Received the body of John Ball into custody, who upon examination was found to be swarming with vermin, and upon
being questioned as to how he came in that state, he said it was in consequence of being confined in a small back room used as a
lock-up at Westleton, where he was obliged to sleep upon some filthy barley straw.
July 2nd 1850 - Inflicted 15 lashes upon George Davey, as per sentence.
July 8th - Edward Noye whipped; received 16 lashes.
July 11th , 1851. - Samuel Reynolds refused to put on his stockings; ordered him to be kept in his cell until he did, which was not
until 1 p.m.
SOME STRANGE INSCRIPTIONS
 
brick walls, which after a century still shows up very clearly. They are an indication of what was happening in the country and the
building at that time, They show that prisoners came from Lowestoft, Bungay and Halesworth, among other places. Among the
carvings are the following:- “Keep your hands from picking and stealing.- George Flower.”. “Tony Ward is my name. I have been  
.... times. It is  a shame. This is the last.  I tell you all that I am afraid 14 years will  me ...”
“Wm Mickleburgh, Halesworth 1834 - 14 weeks before trial.”
“Abraham Parsons from the Kelseel, 14 weeks before trial. Age 16, when this you see.”
“J Baker is my name, and England is my nation, Lowestoft is my dwelling place and Christ is my salvation.”
“Remember me and bear me in your mind - J Mounser, housebreaker.”
“J Gurney, Bungay, 1 day longer to stop.”
“There is no-one like your mother if ever so poor.”
“G Woolner, 15 years, 1819.”
“John Brown, currier, Beccles, Mar 20, 1850.”
Others have references to the qualities of various local beverages. One says “Good Beer at the Blue Hawker Yarmouth,”
another: “What think you of the Pickerel gin at Bungay.” “Good Porter at the Fleece, Bungay”
THE  OLD ORDER CHANGETH
 
For 68 years the Quarter Sessions had been held in the town [surely they had for centuries?]. but by 1859 difficulties were apparent,
and the town was too inconveniently situated to be any longer a central Court of trial. The trial of prisoners was removed to
Ipswich, and the present building was considerably altered. The house of the turnkey in the yard was pulled down, and the Court
room now in use was reconstructed out of cells and smaller rooms. Other cells were converted to provide living accommodation for
the officers, and ever since the place has been used as an ordinary police station and temporary lock-up.
 
difficult, owing to the strength of the material. Perhaps it will be used as a storehouse by local people, but one thing is certain and
that is its occupation by the custodians of the law will pass before many months are over.
1892 
 
 
 
1940 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Governor from 1850 to 1855 was George Drewell, and the following are extracts from his diary:-
When out in the exercise yard those prisoners who had a few minutes to spare from duty cut rough inscriptions in the
Towards the middle of the last century the building lost its main use, and the House of Correction as such ceased to exist.
What the future of the former House of Correction will be is not known, but if it is to be pulled down the work will be very
Directory 1892 

The old Gaol, or House of Correction, abutting on Newgate, was altered in 1879, the centre being into a
spacious Court House, and the left wing into a residence for the Police; the right wing is used as a
lock-up, prisoners being sent to Norwich Petty Sessions and County Courts are now held at the Court
House.

 
 
 

 
 
 

BECCLES GAOL: Latin inscription on gateway: “Prohibere quam punire” - crime should be prevented
 
 
 
 
 
 
skewers, shoes and gloves.
 
 

Beccles Paper Jan 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

rather than punished.
Demolished 1937 for extension to Caxton Press. Used as Gaol until 1863, then became a Police Station
for 70 years. During its last four years spent as a clubroom for local unemployed.
Staff of Prison: Governor, Turnkey, a couple of Warders for the day and one for the night called a
Nightwatchman. A Chaplain and Doctor, who visited at least once a week.
Employment 1796-1802: spinning wool & tow [the fibre of flax, hemp or jute], knitting and making

10 January 1802 first mention of treadmill.
1792-1804: Average number of prisoners 10, sometimes only 5. Probably never more than 25.

34.1 
 
 
1902 
 
Police Station
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34.1 
34.1 
34.1 
 
34.1 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 

Police Station
Police Station
County Police Station
Charles Norman, Inspector
Police Station

FIRE STATION & SOUP KITCHEN
This was situated next to the Gaol, perhaps in the same building after it became a Police Station

1893 
1901 
 

Beccles Almanack 

Three serviceable fire engines are stored there, with sand, hose reel
A Fire Brigade, controlled by the Corporation, has its headquarters in Newgate Street, adjoining the
Public Soup Kitchen.

Beccles Almanack 
 
 

34.2 
34.2 
34.2 
34.2 
34.2
 
34.2 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fire Station
Fire Station
Fire Station
Fire Engine Station
Fire Station
Fire Station

***Here was Dacre Place*** pulled down to extend Clowes factory
NEWGATE 36

This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory between 1936 and 1948
1914-18 WAR

 
Prisoner
 
 

 
 
SNOWDEN, Cyril A 
36 
Newgate 
 
1917 
1/4th 
East Yorks
 
Pte 
Wounded;  

 
 

 
 

SNOWDEN, Ernest JM
SNOWDEN, Francis L

36 
36 

Newgate 
Newgate 

 
 

1915 
1915 

1/4th 
1/4th 

Suffolks 
Suffolks 

 
 

Pte 
Sergt 

Wounded
Prisoner 

36 
36 
36 
36 
36 
36
 
36 

 
Cutler  Clowes 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Snowdon Robert
Snowden RW 
Snowdon Robert
Snowdon, Robert
Snowdon, Robert
Snowdon, Robert
Larke, Wm T

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
9 people

 
 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 38
This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory

PARNELL, Ernest 
PARNELL, Albert J 

38 
38 

Newgate 
Newgate 

 
 

1916 
1914 

 
1/4th 

Royal Field Artillery 
Suffolks 

Gnr 
Pte 

 
Killed 

 
 

 
30/03/05 

 
 

1002
1001

 

38 
38 
38
 
38 
38 
38
 
38 
 

 
Cutler  Clowes 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parnell, Edward
Parnell, EB 
Parnell, Edward
Parnell, Ernest
Parnell, Ernest
Parnell, Ernest
Baldry, Chas

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
4 people

 
 
 
 
 

***Here was Gosford Terrace*** pulled down to extend Clowes
factory
NEWGATE 40
This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory between 1927 and 1936
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40 
40  
40 
40 
40 
40 
 

 
Clowes & Son 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Burton, Robert
Burton, RJ 
Burton, Robert
Burton, Mrs
Ellwood, Mrs
Ellwood, Mrs F

 
 
2 bed  
2 sitting
5 people

 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 42
This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory between 1927 and 1936
BRIGHTON, Alfred S 
42 
Newgate 
 
1914 
 
Royal Field Artillery 
Gnr 
 
 
 
 
202

42 
42 
42 
42 
44 
42
 

 
Clowes & Son 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Soanes, Albert
Soanes, Albert 
Soanes, Albert
Brighton, Alfred
Brighton, Alfred
Brighton, Alfred

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
4 people

 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 44
This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory some time between 1914 & 1922

2822 
2823 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Charles FRYETT

Newgate Street

 

No 44?
Yoxford, Suffolk, England 

owner: Sutton, George 

 
Upholsterer Master

6


Charlotte FRYETT
Walter Gent FRYETT 
Annie  FRYETT 
Lily FRYETT 

52 
42 
 

Head 

2824 
2825 
2826 
2827 

NewG 
NewG 
NewG 
NewG 




Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
Son 
 
 

Scholar

 
 

Daur 
Daur 

44 
44 
44 
44 
44
 

 
Clowes & Son 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 

Harvey, William E
Moore, Herbert 
Moore, Herbert
Hurrin, Mrs
Ling, Harry

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
5 people

 
 
 

NEWGATE 46
This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory some time between 1914 & 1922

2828 
2829 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
George SIMMONDS

Newgate Street

 

No 46?
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

owner: Sutton, George 

 
Railway Platelayer

6


Mary SIMMONDS
William SIMMONDS 

47 
50 

Head 

2830 
2831 
Pressman
2832 
2833 

NewG 
NewG 


22 

Bungay, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
Son 

Printer Book Binder

NewG 
NewG 

Mary SIMMONDS
Emma S. SIMMONDS 

19 


17 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Daur 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Dressmaker 
Daur 

Dressmaker Apprentice

 
46 
46 
46 
46 
46 
46 

 
Clowes & Son 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Barkham, Frank
Barkham, Frank 
Barkham, Frank
Dyer, George [46]
Dyer, George
Smith, Bernard

 
2 bed 
2 sitting
3 people

 
 
 
 

NEWGATE 50 

This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory some time between 1914 & 1922
1881 CENSUS

2834 
2835 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 
Isaac STONE 

Newgate Street

 

No 50?
Orford, Suffolk, England 

owner: Sutton, George 

 
Chimney Sweeper

6

73 
12 

Head 
Grand Niece 

2836 
NewG 
Lucy RICHES 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Scholar
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50 
50 
50 
50 
 

 
Clowes & Son 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 

 
 
 
 

Hurrin, Samuel
Hurrin, Mrs 
Hurrin, Mrs
Hurrin, Mrs [44]

 
2 bed 
3 sitting
4 people

 
 

NEWGATE 52

This property was pulled down to extend Clowes Factory some time between 1914 & 1922
1881 CENSUS

2837 
2838 

NewG
NewG 

Dwelling: 

Newgate Street

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
owner: Sutton, George 
 
6

Charles BORRETT
NewG 
NewG 
 
 
Clowes & Son 
 
 

40 
36 

Borrett, Chas  
Borrett, Chas 
Borrett, Chas 
Borrett, Chas boot maker

Head 
Wife 
Nephew

Cordwainer Journeyman 
 
Scholar

2839 
2840 
52 
52 
52 
52 
52 

Eliza BORRETT 
Chas OXBOROUGH 
 
 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 

 
 
 
 
 

boot maker
boot maker 
2 bed 

3 sitting
3 people

 
 

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MANOR HOUSE “Bowes”
-also The Manor

This was pulled down in 1868 to enlarge Clowes Printing Works
The Manor House in Beccles was not large. When the Monastery of Bury St Edmunds was Lord of the Manor the house would

have been used for the Steward or Bailiff. After the Dissolution of the Monastery of Bury in 1539 it was used by William Rede III as
a dwelling. It seems likely that he was living there himself in 1576, before the death of his step-father Sir Thomas Gresham.
1576 
1593 
1593 
1602 
 
 
 
 
 
Fourteen  
callled the  
One  
 
1652 
1655 
 
1665 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1669 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Mr William Rede, Esquire for his House and Lands late Edward Tasborow & Bowes 
William Rede, Esq, the Head Tent sometime Bowes, after Mr Tasburgh & lands to it  
William Rede, Esq., and for a garden late Abbies before Hills
INDENTURE between William Rede, Esq of Osterley to Robert Cobbe of Beccles, gent.
Lease of Capital Messuage and Land, where Robert Cobbe dwelleth commonly called by the name of
Thornes, of Edifices, Houses and belonging one Barn, one Stable, one Dovehouse, Yards and one
Garden together with all Lands, Tenements, Meadows, Pastures, Feedings, Commons, Right of Coming
whatsoever to the said Messuage appertaining as hereafter followeth (That is to say)
ALL THAT great Close lying on the EAST side of the said Messuage containing by estimation
 
 
Allocar in Gillingham of 1/2 Acre  .....  late were in the occupation of John Gosling, deceased.  
35 pa
Robert Yallop lets Hall Close containing 26 acres to John Baldwin
WILL of Robert Yallop of Thorpe, near Norwich, leaving 1000 each to his four daughters & money
also to his sons.
Sir Robert Yallop of Bowthorpe, Norfolk: Grant of next Presentation to:
Robert Brownrigg of Beccles, Esq.
John Seaman 
Joseph Harbor, sen 
Joseh Harbor, jun 
William Girling 
Robert Girling 
Nicholas Dodson, sen 
William Welton
John Nicholls 
Thomas Green 
Abraham Browne
Thomas Munns
Daniel Rayner holdeth by leave dated 10 January 1669, made to him of the Capital Messuage called
Bowes, with the demesne lands and tenements thereto belonging in Beccles from Michaelmas 1669, for
10 years at yearly rent of 50, with covenants to do certain days’ work towards repair of house.
The Lands, tenements and premises in the lease last mentioned consisteth of the following:
A large-built timber dwelling house with a tenement at the end of it and necessary house of office & a
decayed malt house, the yards, hempland and coachyard containing 2-1-20 altogether worth p.a. 
 
The Holme Close being arable containing 12-2-9 @ 20s per acre 
Powes Close being arable next adjoining to the last containing 4-2-2 @ 20s per acre 
Porlingham’s Pightle of arable, heretofore divided into two containig 4-3-26 @ 20s an acre 4-15-08
Porlingham’s Pightle of arable, lying north-west, containing 4-1-36 @ 20s an acre
The Close called the Ten Acre Close containing 11-2-33 @ 15s an acre
One parcel of land laid into the Mill Close next mentioned with late Rainweather’s 2-0-0 @ 15s per
 
One Tenement with one Hempland thereto adjoining late Rainweather
One Close called the Mill Close containing 10-1-6 at 15s per acre 
 
Note: there is a small parcel of a meadow lying in the said Close & belonging to Beccles Fen now in
lease to Sir Robert Yallop for 21 years at 10s per acre, which is not computedin the measurement of the
said Close,  but is enjoyed by the said Rayner by the allowance of Sir Robert Yallop, the said Rayner
paying unto him yearly rent of 10s-00d over and above the 5 yearly rent above said.

Task 9s 6d
Task 10s 6d
Task  

Task Bly 125
Task Bly 123
 
 
 
2d
Task Bly 124
Rix Proprietary 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Acres; four Pytels lying towards Worlingham containing by estimation Ten Acres; One Close
Broome Close ... Six Acres, One Meadow in Rigbourne Hill called Rigborne Meadow ... 6 Acres.

 
 

Rent
Rix Collection, Manors 
Rix Collection, Manors 
 
 
Rix Collection, Manors 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

draper
fellmonger 
tanner
yeoman
fellmonger
barber
notary public
grocer
baker
malster
linen weaver 

[Churchwarden 1654]

 
 

 
[Churchwarden 1659]

 
 
 
 
 

[curchwarden 1668] 
Rix Collection, Manors 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
acre 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

14-00-00
12-10-06
4-10-00

4-05-00
 

 
8-12-06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1-10-00
 
 
 

3-00-00
7-13-09
60-17-05

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1671 
1689 
 
1689 
 
 
 
 
1690 
1690 
 
 
1721 
 
1724 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1730 
1810 
1841 
1845 
 
 
 
1868 
 
 
1869 
 

 

Widow Vesey [owner]  Daniel Rayner [occupier] 
LEASE for a YEAR from Robert Yallop to Edmund Bence, Esq. & John Bence, of the Manor of  
Beccles
6 June 1689: Sir Robert Yallop of Howthorpe, Norfolk, Knt
To Edmund Bence of Benhall, Suffolk, Esq & John Bence
Settlement of Manors of Beccles & Wadehall etc upon himself for life & his wife Dorothy
Then to Charles Yallop, his eldest son & heir for his life, his heirs (then to many others including - last -
William Yallop of Beccles, for 300 pa.
3 January 1690: Previous Deed revoked.
19 January: Settlement on the marriage of Chareles Yallop & Eleanor Barkham, daughter of Sir William
Barkham of High Cross, Middlesex:
Manors of Beccles, Wadehall & Pishwell Castle (not the advowson)
Grant by Arthur Braithwaite, Esq, by direction of Charles Spelman, alias Yallop and Edward Spelman,
alias Yallop to Hugh Naish of Advowson of Beccles [amongst others]
Edward Spelman Yallop to his father:
Mr Bence, being very much employed about this time in Suffolk, he thought proper I should wait on you
with your 200 & your writings. That he advised you to execute towards carrying on this suit against
Nash. I was preparing myself for my journey when Nash, hearing of my errand, and that I was coming
over to you with a supply of money, in order to keep that from you, has arrested me in a very  
considerale detention and thrown me into the Fleet [prison], where I am now. I have endeavoured all I
could to extricate nmyself, but finding it impossible, have sent the bearer of this into Suffolk to Mr
Bence to receive his orders, from whence he will wait on you with all expedition.
Hugh Nash to Harry Williams: Grant of next Presentation to the Rectory of Beccles. 
The old Manor House Barn pulled down.
Owner: Gosford, Earl of 
SALE of the Earl of Gosford’s Estates: Lot 1
Manor House: a double-fronted tenement with gardens, fronting Newgate, in the occupation of James
Atkins & John Sago, under-tenants of HS Davey, Esq [a surgeon, who lived at Ravensmere House]
 
Manor House pulled down [this does not appear to have been reported in the press]
Rix description: The picturesquely projecting upper storey, the high pitched roof, the massive chimneys
and iron studded door of the old Hall.
The Manor House, built in the time of Elizabeth, and formerly occupied by the Redes, was pulled down
in 1868.

 
 
 
 
24-00-00
Survey 
Rix Collection, Manors 
 
 
Rix Collection, Manors 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rix Collection, Manors 
Rix Collection, Manors 

 
 

 
 

Rix Collection, Manors 
 
 
Rix Collection, Manors 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gowing’s Diary, 31 May
Tithe List 275 (part) 
Occupant: Davey, Henry SMarket Garden  1a 1r 13p

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale 15 Aug

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         Land Tax 8s 0d
Directory
 
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CAXTON PRINTING WORKS [Clowes]
From the Beccles Official Guide  1972

Over 100 years ago, in 1867, a major printing works was established in the borough, though a smaller printing establishment had
previously existed there.

In  1873  CLOWES  &  CLOWES  acquired  the Caxton Printing Works at Beccles, which in 1880 was merged with the London
company of William Clowes & Sons Ltd. The London Company was founded in 1803 and by 1829 had the largest printing works in
the world. It was there that the first steam-driven printing press for book production in London was installed and where the binding
of books in the same building as they were printed was pioneered. William Clowes & Sons Ltd. continued to operate the two
factories, one in London and the other at Beccles, until 1942 when the London property was destroyed by enemy action. In 1946
William Clowes & Sons Ltd. became part of the world-wide group of printing companies of McCorquodale & Co. Ltd.

Since the war William Clowes & Sons Ltd. has developed its Beccles factory rather than restart in London. At the end of the war
the Beccles factory employed 391 people, now there are 1,150 [down to 765 in 1976]. To assist with the housing of these additional
employees, the company in 1948 promoted an industrial housing society known as William Clowes & Sons Housing Society Ltd.
This Society, with the help of the Borough Council, developed the Merrylees, Forbes Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Drive estates
and has built more houses on an estate between Kemp’s Lane and London Road. The Society has also purchased a small number
of houses in the town and now owns 194 houses and eight flats which are occupied by employees or pensioners of the company.

William Clowes & Sons Ltd. uses both Monotype and Linotype machines; the Monotype installation is the largest and most
versatile in England. Photographic composition work is also produced by the firm on Monophoto machines. The company also has
factories at Colchester and Great Yarmouth.

Printing is by letterpress and photo-lithography and there is a large and versatile bindery. Among the 3,500 different titles printed
at Beccles each year are legal, educational and scientific text books and works of reference, Bibles in many languages, hymn-books,
periodicals and novels. Some of these books are for the home market and approximately half the total output is exported.

William Clowes & Sons Ltd. was early in providing sports facilities for employees and since 1880, the date when the firm came to
Beccles, has been associated with the Beccles Caxton Club, a sports and social club for employees and associate members which
can include visitors to Beccles who comply with the rules of the club.

The clubroom in Gaol Lane contains three billiards tables, a club bar, television room, lounge, fruit machines, juke-box, darts and
other club facilities. Adjoining the building are the bowling greens, one of which was laid with special Cumberland turf. East of the
railway, by Beccles station, approached by a public footbridge over the railway line, is a sports field in which there are two hard
tennis courts and a hard netball court, also a grass area which is used for cricket in the summer and football in the winter and a fully
floodlit practice pitch. There is a grandstand which will accommodate 200 spectators, also changing rooms with full toilet facilities
and showers. Near the grandstand is a pavilion which is used for dances, table tennis and many other forms of similar activity. A
piscatorial section of the club has been formed and its facilities are enjoyed by many anglers. All sporting sections are affiliated to
their respective County Associations.

1866 
 
 
 
1867 
 
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.
Caxton Printing Works erected 1867 by Messrs Lucas of Lowestoft for Messrs Moore. Additions to
composing rooms and warehouses. Nearly 300 employees.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Guide to Beccles 1888 
 
 
Beccles Paper 11 Nov 

Clowes Works: An accident of a serious character at the building in course of erection at William Moore
 
slipped, cutting his head in a fearful manner. Mr Nash quickly in attendance.

 
 

& Co, Printing Works. Henry Youell, a carpenter in the employ of Lucas Bros, working on the roof
MOORE, William; The extraordinary Swindling Case
1875 
 
 

The son of a non-commissioned officer in the army, born at Cape Town. In 1868 the prisoner went to reside at Beccles
and shortly after negotiated with Mr Read Crisp, a printer living there, to take over the printing business carried on by Mr
Crisp. The latter after a time, retired, and Mr Moore covenanted to pay him an annuity.
 
with two of the partners in the firm of Clowes & Sons of London & in 1873 went into partnership  with them, which
continued for about two years.In the early part of 1875 Moore banked with Messrs Lacon & Co and about this time the
bank had occasion to consult their solicitors with reference to the state of Moore's account at the Bank, as Moore had
deposited with them the deeds of certain properties, as security for advances. Upon enquiry it transpired that Moore had
also a banking account with Messrs Gurneys & Co, but the prisoner had managed things for a time so cleverly that neither

Moore soon increased his printing business, which he called "The Caxton Works." In 1872 he became acquainted
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firm knew of the account with the other. He had also deposited deeds with Gurneys. At this time Messrs Clowes who
were men of large means, made certain discoveries which excited their suspicions as to the honesty of their partner, but he
evaded the matter & made an appointment to see them in London on 2 March 1875. He failed to keep the appointment and
they accordingly went down to Beccles and looked through their books and ascertained that Moore had grossly deceived
and swindled them, and in fact he had at that time absconded.
 
22,500 was due to unsecured creditors - an enormous amount of money for a man in his position, while his assets were
only 500. No explanation was received of what had become of the money.
 
at the time deposited, alleged to be the deeds of reputed valuable property at Beccles, whereas they were only very ancient
deeds of the property, he having previously deposited the recent deeds with Messrs Gurneys. Moore ought clearly to have
been prosecuted for that and other matters, but it seems he was allowed to escape.
 
the money to pay for it, sumptuously furnished it, bought a lot of horses and drove a carriage and pair. He kept a lot of
servants, gave dinner parties, and lived like a lord.
 

Messrs Lacon the bankers thereupon petitioned to have him made bankrupt. His liabilities were 42,181 of which
Moore had committed a direct fraud upon Messrs Lacon - he had made up a fictiicious bundle of deeds, which he
In 1876 he was traced to Manchester. In 1877 to Scotland, where he bought a large estate for 45,000, borrowing
In 1879 the estate was sequestrated and he absconded. He was in prison in 1882, given 5 years penal servitude.
from: The Borough of Beccles: 1800-1900 by Pauline Burchell:

By 1871 23 compositors & 2 pressmen. The day from 6am - 6 pm; apprentice’s wage 1 shilling for 60 hours. Into partnership with
Messrs Clowes in 1873. Compositors came from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, London, Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth &
Bungay. A spacious wooden-framed structure built (later covered with mechanical tiles) for paper warehouse & compositors above.
Cottage & garden bought next door from Harry Hopson, a milkman. Cottage used as foundry, and rooms above as storage. Large
machine room built on garden. On ground adjoining Moore’s house (no 1 Old Market) was built an office/counting house, East
Suffolk Gazette Office. Bindery added to the east. Bought Northgate House as boarding house to house single workers, & built
Douglas Terrace on the eastern side of the garden for married employees, and also the Caxton Arms Pub. Also built Dacre Place.
both named after his sons. Had co-operation from employees, no union. Annual outing eg to Lowestoft in 1874 with 100 people to
Suffolk Hotel. Moore absconded. Had taken all the money in the bank, had debts of 40,000. Terraces of houses had not been paid
for, Lowestoft builders went bankrupt. His lawyer Copeman of Lodden unravelled the estate & subsequently acquired the office as
his Beccles branch office, [Caxton Press Mag May 1932] He was later imprisoned for fraud; after jail became a tramp and finally
casual vagrant in a workhouse
By 1876 valued at 20,000 & had 15 power-driven presses and 4 type setting machines soon after. Mr T Wilson was the manager
[History of firm in Clowes Press Magazines] Many athletic, rowing etc clubs formed. By 1892 300 people employed..

1888 
 
 
 
 
 
1920: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guide to Beccles 1888 

In 1875 the business passed into the hands of Clowes. In 1880 the firm was converted into a Limited
 
 
 
 
strongest in County.

 
 
 
 
 

Liability Company, and is now carried on under the style of Clowes and Sons (Limited). E xtensive
additions have been made to the composing rooms and warehouses, and at the present time the
employees number nearly 300. In connection with the works are cricket, football, angling, rowing &
quoits clubs, all receive liberal support from the firm. The Caxton Football team (Rugby) one of the

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

CAXTON PRESS ROLL OF HONOUR: 1914 - 1918 WAR
Balls, J
Barnard, WS 
Barnes, AG 
Bloomfield, H 
Brown, MW 
Byford, EJ 
Churchyard, W
Copeman, JA 
Cushion, A 
Day, ER
Finch, J
Freeman, BW 
Harper, D 
Judge, AW 
Knights, WM 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

L-Cpl 
Cpl 
Sgt 
Pte 
Pte 
Gnr 
Pte 
Pte 
Pte 
Pte 
Pte 
Pte 
Pte 
Cpl 
Pte 

8th Batt East Surrey 
5th Batt Suffolk Regt 
London Fuseliers
1/5th Batt Gloucs Regt 
8th Batt Suffolk Regt 
RFA 
5th Batt Suffolk Regt 
8th Batt Suffolk Regt 
5th Batt Suffolk Regt 
1/5th Batt Suffolk Regt 
7th Batt Suffolk Regt (att RFA) 
Devonshire Regt
5th Batt Suffolk Regt 
2/6th Batt Suffolk Cyclists
2/1st Batt Oxford & Bucks LI 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Building Dept
Machine
Composibng
Warehouse
Composing
Composing
Composing
Binding
Composing
Machine
Binding
Composing
Composing
Composing
Machine

 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 

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Laws, FW 
Leon, H
Oxborough, FS
Pipe, EG
Prime, W 
Rackham, H 
Stimpson, ER 
Ward, JW 

 
Pte 
Cpl 
2/4th Batt Ox & Bucks LI
Pte 
Pte 
Cpl 
L Cpl 

2nd Batt, Suffolk Regt 
Royal Fuseliers
4th Batt Suffolk Regt 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Monotype
 

Composing
Composing
Composing

 
 
L Cpl 

 
4th Batt Suffolk Regt 
6th Batt Queen’s Own Royal W Surreys 
7th Batt Suffolk Regt 
2nd Batt Suffolk Regt 

Composing
Machine
Composing
Composing

 
 

 
 

1955
Beccles Official Guide 

Employs 800 persons. Messrs Clowes have been engaged on book production for over 150 years, having
been founded by William Clowes at Chichester in 1803, later moving to London, where eventually an
extensive business in Duchy Street was built, to be completely destroyed through enemy action in 1941.
The firm’s connection with the borough began in 1873 when on the look-out for a country branch, they
acquired the business of Wm Moore & Sons. From that time development and extension have gone on
almost  unceasingly  and the factory is now one of the leading book producing establishments in this
country. Between the wars the site of the old Beccles Gaol was purchased and recently a litho department
built upon the land on which up to a century ago, prisoners exercised and worked the prison treadmill.
Legal, technical and scientific works roll off the modern presses, together with fiction and biographies,
while  the  company  -
producing Hymns Ancient and Modern. Bibles in a variety of languages are constantly in production, as
are several monthly magazines devoted to art, literature, medicine, etc. A notable work entrusted to the
company in 1931 was the General Catalogue of Books for the British Museum, the execution of which will
spread over a number of years.

 
 
it  is  now  a  member  of  the  McCorquodale  Group  -  has  the  exclusive  rights of
NEWGATE 54: CLOWES FACTORY

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Clowes & Son 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers
Clowes, W Printers

 
printing works

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FARMING

1254
1307.1

Geoffrey Muriel of Stow was taken for a cow which he stole at night from the home of Henry Sirike of Beccles worth 8s. They put
themselves  on the country. Beatrice is acquitted. Geoffrey is found guilty and is  to be hanged. His chattels worth nothing (Crime
in E Angl)

1314 
asaulted her men & servants & took 1000 geese from the River worth 20.
(Pat  Rol)
1330.1
that there are 10 acres of Glebe Land worth 10s a year. Also a rent of Assize 10s. Also tithes of  hay 13s 4d. Also tithes of turf and

 
Beatrice of Yaxham was taken for a shirt stolen at Watton worth 5s

St Michael's Rectory valued at 18-13-4
 
Joan, late wife of Wm Rocelyn, had close at Aldeby and in Beccles broken into, her goods carried away and
 
(Edward III) Also they say that the worth of corn, wool & lamb of the church of Beccles is 8-13-4 and no more;
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rushes worth 13s 4d. Also tithes of 5 mills worth 10s. Also tithes of milk and calves worth 26s 8d. Also offerings for 3 chief days
[Festivals] worth 8. Also tithes of flax & hemp worth 10s. Also tithes of curtilages [area attached to dwelling  house] worth 10s.
As is testified by Jn Robt de Capilton, Robt de Mutford, Peter Maynard, Wm Grym & Robt Banard sworn before the Abbot & [his
companions] (Rix Eccl I 145)
1331
Linen, drapery and other merchandise. corn horses, oxen, sheep & other animals, nets,cords & other small things taking toll for all
things sold. River leads to Beccles & Bungay. (Inqu)
1363 
money beyond the assessment, for expenses of archers & the late Tenth & Fifteenth, & detained some to their own use, & done
many tresspasses & oppressions. (Pat Rol)
1391 
St Edmund's 7 Roger atte Lee & ten others (inhabitants of Beccles), defendants. Verdict: Roger unjustly deprived the Abbot of 1400
acres of pasture worth 200  marks (133-6-8 which is about 1s 11d per acre for the fee of the land). Abbot Sampson [1182-1211] was
seized of the 1400 acres in the time of King Henry, son of King John [it was in the reign of King John!] as parcel of his Manor of
Beccles. The Abbot to recover the Fen.(Corp of Bec Fen)
1422.1
great ground, of marsh, fen and pasture called Beccles Fen being parcel of the Manor of Beccles ." So that there should be common
feed and pasturing for the beasts of the inhabitants of Beccles, with the privelege of taking thatch, rushes etc, paying the Abbot
6-13-4. Inhabitants were in a manner incorporated, as they consisted of two orders, the 24 and the 48 called the Common Council
and made orders and constitutions for regulation of the Fen. It was never part of the Waste of the Manor.(Corp of Bec Fen p 5n)
1483 
worth 100s to him. (Pat Rol)
1512 
John Waters, John Herring, John Thorne & Rich Buck, Fenreeves of the Town of Beccles for the yearly ferme of the Fen 10 Marks.”
(Corp Bec Fen p 5)
1623 
part at prices below the market for the Poor & have forfeited some, which was sold to brewers & maltsters, though the owners
threaten to sue for damages. (Cal SP)
1640 
payments. Farmers have to pay most, but rich landlords do not have to pay as they used to have to pay through Subsidies. Trading
is so dead, and cheese, butter, corn and all other commodities do yield so little price, as they are not able to live and pay their rents.
(Suckling p xxviii)

 
Grant of Charter to Great Yarmouth deprived people of Gorlestone &  Little Yarmouth trade in English Wool &
 
Geoff de Suthegate & Reynold Hakun, Constables of Beccles, collected much corn & other victuals & sums of
 
Inhabitants of Beccles took possession of the Fen to themselves.Action between William [of Cratfield], Abbot of
 
In the beginning of the reign of Henry VI, the Abbot by deed grant under divers persons by name "A certain
 
Thos Shellys late of Beccles Yeoman for not answering Wm Aslak, Clerk for a debt of 9 and he render 104 sheep
 
Receipt:- “I ,Henry Furmage, servant of Mr Chambryer of the Monastery of Bury St Edmund's hath received of
 
April. Justices: Insufficient corn to last till harvest. Brought in from Norfolk & abroad. Have persuaded the sale of
 
High Constables of Wangford: Ship Money not paid as well as in former years being impoverished by former

1724
Now  begins  that  that  part which is normally called High Suffolk, which being a rich soil is for a long tract of ground wholly
employed in dairies, and they again famous for the best butter and perhaps the worst cheese in England. The butter is barrelled or
often pickled up in small casks and sold, not in London only, but I have known a firkin of Suffolk butter sent to the West Indies and
brought back to England again and has been perfectly good and sweet as at first.

TOUR THROUGH THE EASTERN COUNTIES : Daniel  Defoe

In these parts are also several good market-towns, some in this county and some in the other, as Beccles, Bungay, Harlston, etc.,
all on the edge of the river Waveney which parts here the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk,

Besides the towns mentioned above there are Halesworth, Saxmundliam, Debenham, Aye or Eye, all standing in this eastern side
of Suffolk, in which, as I have said, the whole country is employed in dairies or in feeding of cattle.
This part of England is also remarkable for being the first where the feeding and fattening of cattle, both sheep as well as black
cattle, with turnips was first practised in England, which is made a very great part of the improvement of their lands to this day; and
from whence the practice is spread over most of the east and south parts of England, to the great enriching of the farmers and
increase of fat cattle, and though some have objected against the goodness of the flesh thus fed with turnips and have fancied it
would taste of the root, yet upon experience it is found that at market there is no difference, nor can they that buy, single out one
joint of mutton from another by the taste, so that the complaint which our nice palates at first made, begins to cease of itself, and a
very great quantity of beef and mutton also is brought every year and every week to London from this side of England, and much
more than was formerly known to be fed there.

I cannot omit, however little it may seem, that this county of Suffolk is particularly famous for furnishing the City of London and
all the counties round, with turkeys, and that it is thought there are more turkeys bred in this county, and the part of Norfolk that
adjoins to it, than in all the rest of England,   I received an account of from a person living on the place, viz., that they have counted
300 droves of turkeys (for they drive them all in droves on foot) pass in one season over Stratford Bridge on the river Stour,  about
six miles from Colchester on the road from Ipswich to London. These droves, as they say, generally contain from three hundred to a

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thousand each drove, so that one may suppose them to contain 500 one with another, which is 150,000 in all, and yet this is one of
the least passages, the numbers which travel by New-Market-Heath and the open country and the forest, and also the numbers that
come by Sudbury and Clare, being many more.
For the further supplies for the markets of London with poultry, of which these counties particularly abound, they have within
these few years found it practicable to make the geese travel on foot too, as well as the turkeys, and a prodigious number are
brought up to London in droves from the farthest parts of Norfolk, even from the Fen country about Lynn, Downham, Wisbich and
the Washes, as also from all the east side of Norfolk and Suffolk of whom it is very frequent now to meet droves with a thousand,
sometimes two thousand in a drove. They begin to drive them generally in August, by which time the harvest is almost over and
the geese may feed in the stubbles as they go. Thus they hold on to the end of October, when the roads begin to be too stiff and
deep for their broad feet and short legs to march in.

Besides these methods of driving these creatures on foot, they have of late also invented a new method of carriage, being carts
formed on purpose with four stories or stages to put the creatures in one above the other, by which invention one cart will carry a
very great number, and for the smoother going, they drive with two horses abreast, like a coach, so quartering the road for the ease
of the gentry that thus ride; changing horses they travel night and day, so that they bring the fowls 70, 80 or 100 miles in two days
and one night. The horses in this new-fashioned voiture go two abreast, as above, but no perch below as a coach, but they are
fastened together by a piece of wood lying cross-wise upon their necks by which they are kept even and together, and the driver
sits on the top of the cart, like as in the public carriages for the army, etc.

In this manner they hurry away the creatures alive and infinite numbers are thus carried to London every year. This method is
also particular for the carrying young turkeys, or turkey-poults in their season, which are valuable, and yield a good price at market,
as also for live chickens in the dear seasons, of all which a very great number are brought in this manner to London, and more
prodigiously out of this country than from any other part of England.

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1724

In this vast tract of meadows are fed a prodigious number of black cattle which are said to be fed up for the fattest beef, though
not the largest in England, and the quantity is so great as that they not only supply the City of Norwich, the town of Yarmouth, and
county adjacent, but send great quantities of them weekly in all the winter season to London.

And in this particular is worthy remark, that the gross of all the Scots cattle which come yearly into England, are brought hither,
being brought to a small village lying north of the City of Norwich, called St. Faith’s, where the Norfolk graziers go and buy them.

These Scots runts, so they call them, coming out of the cold and barren mountains of the Highlands in Scotland, feed so eagerly
on the rich pasture in these marshes that they thrive in an unusual manner and grow monstrously fat, and the beef is so delicious to
taste that the inhabitants prefer them to the English cattle, which are much larger and fairer to look at, and they may very well do so.
Some have told me, and I believe with good judgment, that there are above 40,000 of these Scots cattle fed in this country every
year and most of them in the said marshes between Norwich, Beccles and Yarmouth.
1733: 10 January: On 26th & 27th of February large quantity of Scotch beasts for sale at Mr Page’s. Sharfield & Beccles.
1740: 5 April: Last year’s Fair at Beccles was not provided with sufficient number or assortment of Cattle. This year the gentlemen
Drovers  agreed  to  furnish  the  fair on Monday, 15th with all sorts of Scots and English cattle to the number of three or four
thousand.
1749 
1753
 
1755: 3 May: 
depasture Beccles Common at 10s a head between 10 may and 10 December: Geldings, Mares or Colts (not stoned) Cows & Heifers)
on producing proper certificate of health.....any person may put on the said common any of the aforesaid cattle by application to Mr
Chambers...”
1757: Dwelling house, Yard & Stable with Millhouse and all other implements necessary for bunching of hemp & heckling of tow in
Beccles, late occupied by James Thallow. Enquiries: Caleb Dunn, carpenter of Beccles.
1766 
1767: 18 April: 

 
 

Cattle fever in kingdom. No Scotch Cattle on Fen
No geese on Common. Order repealed.
“Corporation of Beccles Fen have empowered John Chambers, Portreeve to take in the several sortsof cattle to

 Wall on Fen to stop flooding
First cattle on Beccles Fen: 12 May onwards. 10 shillings a head.
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AGRICULTURE OF SUFFOLK 1885. 
from White’s Suffolk Directory, 1885

 
agriculture elsewhere adopted which are not here put in practice where the nature of the district warrants their application. The
diversity of soil is quite a characteristic feature of the county, and hence every approved method of cultivation has a chance of trial
somewhere within its borders. With the exceptions of cider and cheese, there is scarcely a product of British husbandry which is
not a staple commodity of sale with the Suffolk farmer. Meat, corn, and wool, in all their varieties; milk, butter, and hops, flax, rabbits
and sugar beet, are, in their turn,  articles upon the production of which the industry of the rural population is more or less her
employed.
 
consistency, from a stiff-clay loam, yielding the finest of crops of every description,  to a grey gravel, many degrees below the
sterility of common sand. There are also rich strips of all alluvial deposit skirting the coast or bordering the rivers, and some twenty
thousand acres at the north-west corner of the county form the extremity of that immense tract of peaty reclamation known as the
‘fens.’
 
 
 
 
 
yellow clay, with a cultivated depth of from three to six inches, is not so productive; and the tenacious blue clay of the north-east
parts is an uninviting staple under the best of management; and when badly farmed and insufficiently drained yields but a poor
return in any shape. More than two-thirds of the county of Suffolk would come under these varieties of heavy Land.
portion of this is upon the chalk, a foundation extending from the centre of the county, miles west of Ipswich, in a south-westerly,
west, and north-westerly direction to the borders of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
 
borders of Essex, its eastern boundary would run in a line more or less direct to the town of Hadleigh, and on in a northerly
direction,  bending  a  little to the east, to the neighbourhood of Needham Market, a little town some eight miles north-west of
Ipswich. From this point it would take an easterly turn to Gosbeck and Ashbocking; then, bending directly south towards Ipswich
the line would run through Witnesham and Culpho; turning again to the north through Grundisburgh, Debach, Charsfield and Hoo,
would  continue  its  northward  direction  through  Peasenhall,  Halesworth,  and  on  to  Beccles:  this  would  complete  its eastern
boundary. The valley of the Waveney from Beccles to Hopton, on the borders of Norfolk, would be its northern limit, excepting of
course, such isolated modifications of character as may be explained by the contiguity of the river-bed. From Hopton the line would
turn southward to the vicinity of Ixworth and on to Tostock, where it would again bear due east to Haughley, the Bury junction on
the Norwich and Ipswich Railway. Here it would leave a narrow tongue of the West Suffolk mixed soil district, embracing the end of
the valley of the Gipping, a fresh water continuation of the estuary of the Orwell. From this point the boundary line would again
turn westward through Drinkstone, Hessett, Bradfield St George,
and Hawstead, running through Ickworth Park, leaving the town of Bury St. Edmunds about four miles to the north. From Ickworth
it would continue its westerly direction by Chevington, Hargrave, Ousden, and Lydgate to the borders of Cambridgeshire, the limits
of this heavy land district terminating with the county till we get to Melford again.
 
between the soil just described and the sands of a still lighter nature. A large tract of this lies east of Melford, a line thence to
Hadleigh and Needham Market, and back to the north of Ipswich, then following the river Orwell to Shotley and the Stour, and from
there to Melford, forming the boundary of the first portion. Starting from Ipswich by the East Suffolk Railway, the line  as far north
as  Saxmundham  would  run  through a narrow reach, varying from two to six miles in breadth. Then again from Halesworth to
Beccles, and on to Yarmouth, there would be another district, with the old coach road and the river Waveney as the westerly
boundary,  extending  as  far  east  as  the  sea  coast,  from  Southwold  to  Yarmouth.  Another  breadth  of this description of soil
commences with the narrow tongue at the head of the Gipping and extending to Cambridgeshire, on the confines of the heavy land
before  described; with a north-westerly boundary from Newmarket through Cavenham and West Stow, and on to Euston and
Hopton, where it again joins the heavy land from thence to Tostock, on the Bury and Ipswich turnpike.
 
by the narrow strip of mixed soil, through which the East Suffolk Rail runs from Woodbridge to Saxmundham. There is also a narrow
strip commencing at Ipswich, which includes the parishes of Foxhall, Brightwell, Kesgrave, Martlesham and Waldringfield, a district
which produces the richest beds of coprolite in the country. This tract of poor land is all upon red sand, more or less underlaid with
the Suffolk crag. The light land of West Suffolk occupies a strip between the mixed soil as there described, and the fen lands which

Few  unique  systems  of  cultivation  are  specially  connected  with  this  county,  but  there  are  no  sound  principles  of
The  capabilities of the county for supplying these are comprehended in a variety of soils, embracing every shade of

The soils of the county may be thus classified
HEAVY LANDS.—Stiff loam, yellow clay, blue clayey loam.
MIXED SOILS.—Common mixed soil, rich deep mould, fen lands, rich marshes.
LIGHT LAND.—Eastern sands, poor chalk of West Suffolk.
The greater part of Suffolk is, however, composed of the first of these. The stiff loam is generally a deep surface soil: the

A
great
With the ordnance map as our guide, this great corn-growing district may be thus traced: starting from Melford on the
The next most important division would be the mixed soil, not confined to one well-defined area, but found in most cases
The light sandy soil of the extreme eastern part of the county extends from the Deben to Southwold, bounded on the west
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form  the  extreme  north  western  corner  of  the  county.  The most notable part of this is the district from Thetford to Brandon
extending a few miles south of these towns—a tract of land which, for unconvertible sterility, would vie with any uncultivated part
of the kingdom. This is all upon the chalk, and is chiefly devoted to game-preserving and rabbit warrens, with occasionally a range
of fir forest, affording an abundant supply of posts for the Eastern Counties’ telegraph lines.
 
subsoil, lying between the mouths of the rivers Deben and Orwell extending not more than one or two miles in width. There is a
similar reach between the Orwell and the Stour, of rather a lighter nature and of less depth of soil. That part east of the Orwell stiff
enough to grow beans, and friable enough for turnips of all descriptions: it produces the best of wheat and barley, and although
there is little upland pasture, nearly all the farms have a range of marshes by the river side.
 
matter from ancient beds of rivers, now either reduced to well-defined fresh-water channels, or reclaimed from the estuaries of the
sea by substantial earth works, with tidal sluices or  the water is pumped into raised canals, with artificial outlets; kept in repair by
rates on the district so relieved. These are chiefly in grass, and form the only rich grazing lands which are to be found in the county
of Suffolk. The Stour, the Orwell, the Deben, the Aide, the Blythe, and the Waveney are all bordered more or less by these deposits,
and the extensive range of marshes near the town of Beccles is of the same nature, although more akin to the fen lands. The letting
value of the grazing marshes, when farming was a more flourishing occupation, varied from 2 l0s. to 4 per acre, but although the
depreciation of the best grass marshes has not been equal to that of  the arable lands very few now let at more than 8 per acre.
Those cultivated as arable land yield great crops of wheat, beans, and mangold when the season for sowing is favourable. They are
of a strong tenacious nature, and require close watching for ploughing and planting, as they are of slow drainage, and when wet it
is almost impossible to do anything in the way of cultivation.
 
so it is frequently let either by auction, tender, or agreement, to the great inland stock farmers, who are thus enabled to keep a
quantity of cattle in summer, commensurate with the capabilities of their holdings for winter grazing.
 
mangold  or  tares,  succeeded  by  barley, to be followed by clover, trefoil, or beans. Artificial manures are used for barley and
mangold, but the stall feeding, with liberal allowance of linseed cake, and summer grazing of sheep on tares, &c., are the main
sources of fertilization. The average yield of wheat on this description of soil would be something under 4 1/2 quarters per acre, and
of barley one quarter more. Small patches of flax are occasionally to be found, but the price of labour has prevented the spread of
this crop; and with the tendency to shorten the supply of juvenile labour, which threatens to accompany the introduction of recent
Acts of Parliament, the cultivation of flax will in all probability be abandoned in this county.
 
beet-root. Many of the farmers in the neighbourhood were successful in supplying the raw material, but the factory was closed
after a seven years’ trial. The crop varied from 12 to 20 tons per acre, with an average perhaps of about 15 tons, and the price was
1 per ton. The area appropriated to the culture was limited by the distance for carriage, as the carting in the autumn in the busy
season of the year was a heavy drawback to the profits of the grower. The root was cultivated much the same as the common
feeding mangold; the plants were, left thicker, and required to have the earth  moulded up, as that part of the root exposed to the air
has less sugar in it than that which is below. The pulp, after the saccharine matter had been extracted, was sold back to the graziers
at 12s per ton. A company has now been formed to start the factory afresh, with an improved system of extracting the sugar, and
offering somewhat better terms to the growers.

The richest and most valuable arable land in the county of Suffolk is a small tract of deep vegetable mould on a dry
There is yet another description of land in Suffolk not touched upon, and that is the rich alluvial deposit of vegetable
A great deal of this kind of land is isolated property, not belonging to the proprietors of the adjoining uplands. Where it is
The method of cultivation adopted for the heavy land district is the usual four-course shift of wheat, then fallow with
About the year 1867 an establishment was started at Lavenham for the manufacture of. sugar from

Pasture farming in Suffolk is not considered to be a strong point in the agriculture of the county, and heavy land meadows are no
exception. These are poor, poorly farmed, and till the continued depreciation in the value of corn crops turned the attention of the
farmers to the raising of more live stock not many failed to take advantage of a landlord’s consent to break them up. The temptation
to this, however, was more often to be found in the anticipation of repeated croppings without manure, than on the supposed
permanent increase of the value of arable above that of pasture land. As a convenience for the dairy, or a dry lodging for sheep in
wet weather, the grass field by the homestead had alway a recognised value. But the high price of labour, and the repeated failure
of corn corps on heavy land during the last seven years, have materially altered the relative value of arable and pasture land, even
in the dry climate of the eastern counties. Few farmers would now break up their grass lands, and the practice of laying down in
artificial grasses, or in permanent seeds, is daily gaining ground in the county of Suffolk.
 
are the staple corn crops, but the enhanced price of meat has suggested all kinds of expedients in cropping which will enable an
extra head of neat-stock, or a few additional sheep to be kept, where formerly a certain quantity of each were yearly bought, fatted,

In the mixed soil district a far greater variety of farming is to be found than on the heavy land. Here, too, wheat and barley
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and sold, with the same regularity, which determined the acreage of corn crops. The four course shift is the basis upon which the
best cultivated farms are managed. A forced root crop is made the beginning of that system of high farming which tends to the
keeping of more stock, the making of more manure, and the production of more corn. Covered yards, comfortable sheds, and a small
quantity of roots, supported with a liberal allowance of artificial feeding stuffs, make up the routine of beast feeding. Late stone
turnips, on early cleared stubbles; green crops, folded off in time for late roots; and coleworts (rape), on broken up layers, and fed
off in time for wheat, are some of the extras introduced to enable the farmer of the present day to carry a flock of 20 score on the
same farm where his fore-fathers barely fed eight. The use of the double plough, drilling and horse hoeing, steam thrashing, reaping
and mowing by horse power, and tending, raking, and pitching hay by machinery, are some of the means employed to meet the turn
in the labour market which threatens to add a new difficulty to farming operations in this, as in other agricultural counties.
 
is not an uncommon sight. The value of stock and the price of labour both point in the same direction: the ‘rouen,’ or aftermath, on
the hay lands is an excellent beginning for the new bought beasts intended for winter grazing; and a pasture, if good for anything
and not fed after September, is a capital change for ewes and lambs when the turnip crop is nearly over.
 
better land near enough to help the large tracts of its more sterile surroundings. To this may be attributed the success which
attends the farming of such soils. Indeed one can hardly point to an instance of successful cultivation of a tract of very poor land
without the assistance of something better, or a range of marshes (rich deposit by the river side) within a day’s cattle drive. This is
especially the case with the sands which lie between the Deben and the Blythe. Sheep breeding and close folding on the arable
lands of the flock at night which has grazed or rather browsed on the heathland in the day is the system chiefly relied upon for
fertilizing the arable lands. Liberal treatment for roots on such parts of the farm as can be made to grow any worth carting home
enables  the  sandling  farmer  to  fatten some of the beast. which his marshes have kept during the summer. But after the lamb
breeding on such lands, with liberal keep till the time of sale is the great rent-paying item with the present state of prices.
 
above it, covered with a short velvety herbage of grass or moss, and studded more or less with furze or whin bushes. In other
places it is covered completely with ‘ling’ or heather. Sheep readily browse on the young shoots of the furze and eat the early grass
on the ground, but if either gets beyond a few inches in length neither the one nor the other is useable for sheep feed. Such lands,
the better spots at least, are occasionally broken up and cultivated as arable land for a few years, and then laid down again, on a
self-sown herbage for a ten, twenty, or perhaps thirty years’ rest.
 
of Suffolk. It was then essentially a dairy county. In many districts at the present day there is scarcely milk enough to supply the
wants of the immediate neighbourhood. The decrease in the number of cows commenced when the war prices of the first decade of
the century remained long enough to impress the farmers of that day with the idea that the permanent price of wheat would be 100s.
per quarter. Pasture farming, with its herds of milch cows and butter at 9d. a pint could not stand before the temptation of 8 a
coomb for wheat, and old bottomed grass lands which had been cow grazed for centuries became corn fields, never again to the
present time to be seen in permanent grass. A further decrease in the number of dairy farms has taken place within 115 years. The
introduction of isolated centres of manufacturing industry in the provincial towns, has done much to reduce the number of cows
during the last few years, as the tempting prices did at the time of the war. - What with shoe-binding, stay-stitching, and the sewing
machine, other means of earning a livelihood are open to the girls in the rural districts besides the dairy; or indeed domestic service
of any description. The difficulty of procuring good dairy servants is getting greater year by year; and dairy after dairy has been
given up on this account, and from no other reason. There are, however, many more cows kept in Suffolk than there were 10 or 15
years ago. Many dairies have been abandoned, but the milk trade by rail to London, Yarmouth, and Lowestoft has vastly increased.
Where the station is near enough to send milk twice a day without inconvenience, some have availed themselves of the facility
afforded by the Great Eastern Railway Company for carriage to a distance. The price realised after all deductions amounts to a little
over 8d. per imperial gallon a sum few dairymen can show by the sale of butter and skimmed milk. The nature of the pasture in this
county seems ill adapted for cheese. The old ‘Suffolk Bang’ is a thing of the past, and only cheese now produced is a kind of
Stilton-like article, made on a few picked farms for private use only, the cost of which precludes its competition with the products of
the lime-stone counties.
 
lb. is now taking the place on the labourer’s table, where 30  years ago the only viand of the kind ever seen in his house was the
miserable 2d. a lb. cheese, which has now disappeared.
 
from the steady spread of these useful animals, it appears the tee experience has decided in their favour. The pasture land in Suffolk
is in general very poor: rich upland pasture is almost unknown, and in most places the meadows are low down by the river-side and
woodbound as well. These are infested with flies, and the thick skin and rough hair of the Suffolk is a necessary protection. Of all
sorts of cattle the polled home-bred seems most at ease in such places. As milk producers, they have always had a well deserved

Pasture land on mixed soil is made more use of than on the stiff clays. Indeed a new laid down paddock of permanent grass
The light sandy soils of East Suffolk are, happily, rarely so continuous as not to have an oasis in the shape of a patch of
The heath land, or ‘sheep-walks’ of which much of this district is covered, is a sandy gravel with no apparent depth of soil
At the, beginning of the present century a large portion of the dairy produce sent to the metropolis came from the county
Suffolk Bang was made entirely from flet milk—milk from which the cream had already been removed; and ‘Derby’ at 9d. a
As a cattle breeding county Suffolk does not stand high. The ‘Blood Red’ of the district to a certain position, and judging
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reputation, and the attention which has of late been paid to their form has resulted in far better carcasses of butchers’ meat, an
improvement accompanied in some cases with a sacrifice of milking properties.

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NEWGATE SALES 1890-1926

NEWGATE  08-07-1890
Sale Robt Leavold
Cottage occupied by Robt Copeman Rent weekly 2s 6d
(Withdrawn 55)

NEWGATE  19-06-1893
Frontage of 71ft on Newgate: Substantial Dwelling House   & spacious Shop, with Offices, all now used for trade purposes, & large
Warehouses & stabling in rear occupied by Beccles Working Men's Association; Rent 40
And
Dwelling House & Fish Shop & Offices occupied Geo Drake & W Goffin  Rent 15
AND Cottage adjoining, recently occupied Mrs Turner at 6-10-0
AND Double Cottage in rear with Offices & garden occupied Jas Haddingham & Sam Lutkins 13 pa
Annual rental 74 10s
(Withdrawn 500)

NEWGATE  19-06-1893
Sale Robt Leavold
Cottage occupied Messrs Cocksedge & Co Rent 2s 6d weekly
(No offer)

NEWGATE  18-03-1895
Sale by Mortgagees
Substantial brick and tiled Freehold Cottage in occupation of John Cleveland, at weekly rent of 2s 6d.
(Witdrawn 25)

NEWGATE  30-08-1904
i  ) Four brick and tiled Cottages now occupied by Mrs Barber, W Neech, A Bates and S Adams as weekly tenants, at the aggragate
annual rent of 21 9s
(Withdrawn 170)
ii ) Pleasantly situated brick and tiled Cottage adjoining last lot, with small garden, occupied by C Neech; also Boarded and tiled
Cottage adjoining, and valuable garden now occupied by J Cracknell, quarterly tenants at aggegate annual rental of 12 4s
(Not offered)

NEWGATE 10-09-1924
late William Stanford
iii) Garden at corner of Newgate & Caxton Road frontage of 57ft on Newgate, 76ft to Caxton Road. Suitable Building Site, planted
with fruit trees.
(Bought Frank Relf 160)