Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
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SALE of FURNITURE by S Crowe at Beccles of Furniture late Mrs Keddington ... quantity of orange
& lemon trees. At White Lion:-
SALE of new-built HOUSE, 6 Sleeping Rooms, Dairy, Stabling for 3 Horses, Workshop, Saw-Pit for
Carpenter or a Wheelwright. James Hardy, proprietor.
SALE: Auction by Sam Crowe, under deed of assignment for benefit of creditors at King’s Head
Very excellent NEW-BUILT brick and tiled Messuage, with sash front: containing parlour, kitchen,
dairy and other convenient offices & six sleeping rooms; also stabling for three horses, workshop,
saw pit, spacious yard, and newly planted garden, containing more than a quarter of an acre of land,
now in the occupation of Mr James Hardy, millwright.
The  above  estate  situate  in  Beccles,  and  in every respect calculated for carrying on the trade of
carpenter or wheelwright. Possession at Lady Day next.

Norwich Mercury 6 Jun 
 
 

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Ipswich Journal 12 Jan
 
 
 

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Rix Coll Geog 

SALE : by Instructions from late Miss Howman; [see Plan of Sale]
 
 
less, in the occupation of Daniel Dennant, as a yearly tenant, under the terms of an expired  
agreement at the Rent of 5. The tenant is under notice to quit at Old Michaelmas next. Freehold;
Land Tax 5s 7d 1/2d; Apportioned Tithe commutation Rent Charge 6s.

 
purposes, having an extensive frontage next Ravensmere Street, and containing 0a 2r 7p more or

LOT 3: A valuable piece of Garden Ground used as a Market Garden, well adapted for Building  
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Nov 
SALE: Two substantially built brick & tiled Cottages, Freehold in Ravensmere occupied by Mary

Reynolds & George Elvin. Rents 13- 10s together.
 
 thoroughfare of 53ft 6ins & an entire depth on Rosemary Lane.

 
 

ALSO piece of excellent Garden Ground attached with frontage, with eastern aspect on principal
Beccles Paper 9 Jul 

SALE: Furniture of Mrs Carter in Ravensmere [6 Titshall Alley]
SALE: late Sarah Thornton; Sale of Household Furniture.

 
 

SALE: Mrs Rachel Gill: RAVENSMERE: DOUBLE COTTAGE in occupation of Messrs W Spall 30 &
& D Honeywood, with Yard & brick, Boarded & Tiled Outbuildings, consisting of Cartshed, Stable,  
Harness House & COW HOUSES in occupation of Mr W Robinson. Total rent 34 5s 4d.
 

Beccles Paper 8 Dec 

 
 

[withdrawn 350]
Beccles Paper, 21 Jan 

NEW BUILDINGS:  Town Clerk: The Council have power to make a bye-law that before new  
houses are built intending builders shall submit plans of proposed buildings.
 
 

 
 
 

Mayor: I should think that very necessary. It is the case in other towns, and I think it would prevent
good many unsightly buildings if the plans were submitted to the proper authorities for their

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
empower the Council to refuse a building being erected on private building land.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
have undone or remade.
 
with them afterwards. He did not know that there was any special Act of Parliament which would

before the buildings were erected.
Mayhew: It would not do to interfere with the appearance of buildings, would it?
Town Clerk: Not altogether; but the safety and healthiness of the buildings.
Deputy Mayor: Building lines are adopted in other towns: Lowestoft for instance.
Mayor: In many towns plans have to be submitted before any buildings are allowed to be erected.
Darby: Would this apply to those new buildings I am now making? That is on private property.
Crowfoot: I think it would be a very good thing, particularly as regards drainage arrangements. It is
very possible builders in ignorance might make arrangements which the Council would afterwards

The Mayor also thought it very desirable, as builders would then be less likely to have fault found
 

 
 
would take some steps. I want to see about the drainage there.
 
builders should lay their plans before the Council for approval.
 
 
 
 

Darby: I am building some houses in Ravensmere, and I want to make a proper street. I shall keep to
a line, and I should think such a matter would not apply to a private road. I wish the Corporation

Masters: I think it is very desirable in regard to sanitary matters that before building new houses

Town Clerk: The matter was brought before the notice of the Mayor the other day, how necessary it
was to keep an eye on new buildings. I am under the impression that the power to make a bye-law on
the subject exists under the Sanitary Act.
Crowfoot moved that the Sanitary Committee frame a bye-law that this should be done. Agreed.

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additions to National School
New houses: specifications required from EC Darby in Ravensmere
House on land near Ravensmere for Mr Gowen
Addition of 2 WCs by John Moore in Ravensmere
Addition to house in Ravensmere for Mr Huson; Cow shed, Stable
Additions to House in Ravensmere for Thomas Bent
2 New Cottages for Mr JC Read in Ravensmere
Gas Co (with plan) erect transporter over road near Puddingmoor
2 New Houses for Mrs Bent in Ravensmere
2 New Houses for JC Read in Ravensmere
Addition to JC Read's House in Ravensmere
3 New Houses for Mr HA King in Ravensmere.
3 New Houses for WL Clarke in Ravensmere
4 New Houses for WL Clarke in Ravensmere
Addition to the National School
Building Estate in Ravensmere by George Elsy - referred back
Mr Elsey's new building estate in Ravensmere. Bye laws ignored.
Mr Elsey's plans for estate in Ravensmere
Regret Mr Elsey withdrew offer to widen road by land near Railway
Slaughterhouse in Ravensmere 20 yds of Children'sHome lose licence
Mr Bent's Slaughter House run by J Turner can continue. Plans awaited
Reconstruction of Slaughter House in Ravensmere
2 new Houses in Ravensmere for John Ellwood
Slaughterhouse in Ravensmere occupied by Turner be recognised
Elsey offerred to widen Ravensmere & Rav East for 60. considering
Surveyor inspected Titshall Alley: everything satisfactory
Council not to accept Mr Elsey's offer ref Ravensmere widening
Elsey comply with Bye Laws: Party Walls between WCs Ravensmere
15 Houses for Messrs Hindes in Ravensmere
Alterations to cartshedin Ravensmere for Mr Bent occ Wm Hall
Wm Le Grice owner of Slaughter House near North Ho; keep no pigs
4 Houses in Ravensmere for Messrs Hindes
4 Houses in Ravensmere for Messrs Hindes
Slaughter House near North House occ CJ Sampson registered
4 Houses in Ravensmere by Messrs Hindes
1 Cottage in Ravensmere at entry to Pound Rd for Irah Read
2 New Houses in Ravensmere East for George Elsey
Elliott, WJ & Keable give land between houses if path laid
Nuisance of van dwellers on S side of Ravensmere East of Mr Elsey
1 House in Ravensmere Road east for Mr Herbert Hindes
4 Houses in Ravensmere East for Mr Hindes
5 Houses in Ravensmere East for HG Jackson
Wash Houses for 16,18,20,22 Ravensmere East for Messrs Hindes

 
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DOUGLAS PLACE

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House
 

 

Beccles Paper 1 Sep 
Transfer of Licence from Dolphin to new house in course of construction in Ravensmere granted
Beccles Paper 11 Aug 

I, William Moore, printer of Beccles apply for a licence to sell liquor retail, on or off the premises in
Newgate Street opposite the National Schools, at present unoccupied.
 
READ (jointly concerned) are favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction, at the
 
Afternoon, by  direction of the Trustee of Mr. WILLIAM MOORE’S Estate,
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

East Suffolk Gazette, Tuesday June 8, 1875; AT BECCLES, MR. FENN & MESSRS. H. & S.  
LION HOTEL, BECCLES, on Tuesday, the 29th ofJune, 1875, at Four for Five o’clock in the  

THE following Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY-
The following five Lots are a range of newly-erected Brick and Slated Residences and Public
in Ravensmere, described as Douglas Place.

Lot 12. A free Public House called THE CAXTON ARMS, occupied by Robert Norman.
Lot 13. A Double Residence occupied by Robert Cock and William Goffin

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corner of the new Public House. He to pay half the cost.

Lot 14. A Double Residence occupied by Charles Mitchell and Charles Cornish
Lot 15. A Double Residence occupied by William Lee and Charles Barnard
Lot 16. A Double Residence occupied by Alfred Cattermole and Henry Woolner
The above property is all Freehold and Land Tax redeemed.
COUNCIL: The path in front of Mr Moore’s new Cottages be made & continued to the  

 

 
experience of fixing electric bells & telephones. Crank bells converted to electric bells.

ADVERTISEMENT: WR Buck, locksmith, bell hanger, gas fitter, etc. 5 Douglas Place,
Beccles Paper  
 
 
1  DOUGLAS PLACE Caxton Arms

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1885     East Suff Gaz 28 Apr        LICENCES: Caxton Arms temporarily to Benjamin Revell.
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TO LET: Caxton Arms, Beccles. Apply Steward, Patteson & Finch from 11 Oct.
POLICE COURT: The Caxton Arms from Thomas Wright to Robert Collett
LICENCES: Caxton Arms: temporary licence to Robert S Norman;

East Suff Gaz 28 Sep 
East Suff Gaz   25 Jan      
East Suff Gaz 22 Mar      
East Suff Gaz 7 Jul        LICENCES: Caxton Arms to Benjamin Revell
East Suff Gaz 6 Sep 

LICENCE: Caxton Arms, Ravensmere  to C Bolingbroke
PRESENTATION at the Caxton Arms, to MF BUCK ,of a marble clock, by members of the Caxton
Athletic Club “as a slight recognition of his valued and faithful service as honorary secretary since its
formation - December 15, 1893.” He had been connected to the Club for 27 years.
A PAIR of Young HORSES belonging to Mr RJ Read run away through the town. The driver William
George, pluckily sticks to the animals, but they fall after rounding the Caxton Arms corner. George
receives a fractured leg and a scalp wound, and the horses are much cut about.
ENTERTAINMENT: A Smoking Concert in connection with the Ancient Order of Shepherds takes
place at the Caxton Arms.
WORKS PARTY: The employees of the Ingate Iron Works hold their annual meeting at the Caxton
Arms; Mr. W. Edmunds in the chair.
DEATH  OF  SAMUEL  LARKE  of  Lowestoft,  aged  75.  Eldest  son  of  Mr  Robert Larke, builder of
Beccles, whom he assisted with his business until 1874, when he went as foreman to James Nelson,

East Suff Gaz 19 Dec 
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Almanac 10 Oct 
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Almanack 12 Apr 
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Almanack 9 Sep 
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East Suff Gaz 4 Jun 

builder of Lowestoft, who built the Caxton Arms & the terrace, Douglas Place.
TRANSFER OF LICENCES: The Caxton Arms from Robert Rowe, deceased, to his widow May Rowe.

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1881 census 
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1901 census  
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2842 

52 
A 111 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Norman, Robt 
Norman, Robt S 
Bolingbroke, Chas
Bolingbroke, Chas
Hall, EM   

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


S Patterson 
S-Patterson 

Steward Paterson

56 

Innkeeper/Gas 
30 
35 
Printer, compos 
3 bedrooms    3 sitting rooms & bar 

Beccles
 

 
 

41 
Bungay
2 occupants 
3 DOUGLAS PLACE

1841 
1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2852 

 
A 110 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Upcraft, Wm 
Upcraft, Wm 
Cousins, Jn 
Cousins, John 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Gt Yarmth Inv 
Gt Yarmth Inv 

29 

printer, compos 
10 
10 
carrier 

Yoxford
 

 
 

58 
Gt Melton 
53 
Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
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1906 survey 
 
Cousins, John      
Lovewell Blake 

 
5  DOUGLAS PLACE

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1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2858 
 
54 
A 109 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Goffin, Wm J 
Goffin, Wm J 
Goffin, Wm J 
Goffin, Wm 
Riseborough, Wm  

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Gt Yarmth Inv 
Gt Yarmth Inv 

Lovewell Blake 

35 
printer, reader 
Kirby Cane 
 
 
10
 

10 
printer reader 

55 

Kirby Cane 

7 DOUGLAS PLACE

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1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2865 
55 

A 108 
Borrett, C             

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Rye, Joseph 
Rye, Josp R 
Rye, Joseph 
Rye, Joseph 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Gt Yarmth Inv 
Gt Yarmth Inv 

30 

printer, machine 
10 
10 
printer, machine 

Norwich
 

 
 


Lovewell Blake 

50 

Stoke Cross 
 
9  DOUGLAS PLACE

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1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2870 
 
56 
 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Buck, Mark 
Buck, Harrt 
Dunn, Wm 
empty 
Dunn, Wm            

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Gt Yarmth Inv 
 
 
Lovewell Blake 

29 
newsp reporter 
Ditchingham 
 
 

 
 

10 
Gt Yarmth Inv 
 

10 
 

 

 
11 DOUGLAS PLACE

1841 
1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2875 

57 
A 107 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Lee, Wm
Lee, Wm
Lee, Wm
Lee, Wm
Douglas Pl 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Gt Yarmth Inv 
Gt Yarmth Inv 

32 

printer, compos 
10 

Colchester 
 

 
 

10 
53 
Balls, John            

printer compos 

Brantham
Lovewell Blake 

3 bedrms
3 sitrms
6 occ 
13 DOUGLAS PLACE

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1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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David Lindley, July 2000 
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2879 

58 
A 106 
 

Barnard, Chas 
Chaston, Chas 
Barber, Wm 
Barker, Wm 
Barber, Wm          


Gt Yarmth Inv 
Gt Yarmth Inv 

Lovewell Blake 

38 

printer, warehse 
10 
10 
horse dealer 

London
 

 
 

58 

Stockton

15  DOUGLAS PLACE

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1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2887 
 
59 
A 105 
15 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Catchpole, Alf 
Burton, Jas 
Burton, Jas 
Barker, Jas 
White, Charles        Lovewell Blake 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

35 
Masters, Edw 
Masters, Edw 
52 

printer, machine 
Bungay
 

 
 

10 

10 
printer, cutter 

Norwich

17  DOUGLAS PLACE

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1845 
1851 
1855 
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1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2891 

60 
 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Woolner, Hy 
Woolner, Hy 
Woolner, Hy 
Woolner, Henry 
Kearns, F

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Masters, Edw 
Masters, Edw 
58 
Lovewell Blake 

38 

printer, letpress 
10 

Beccles
 

 
 

10 
printer, overseer 

Beccles
2 sitting

 
3 bedrms
7 occupants
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David Lindley, July 2000 
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RAVENSMERE 19 & 21 
 
 
& Northgate 14-16
Northgate
BH
Plans IV & XIII

1576 
4d
1593 
 
1671 
1671 
10
1672 
1674 
1675 
1680 
1693 
1693 
 
1700 
1704 
4d
1715 
1736 
1743 
4d
1741 
1778 
 
1780 
1809 
 
1829+
1830 
 
1851 
 
1863 
 
 
1875 
 
1902 
 
 
 
1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAVENSMERE 19

Task NMar 45 
 
John Wrythock for his house in Northgate..... late Preston 
 
 
Task 1s

 
 
 
 

The Widow Clerk, for the tent. late John Wrythock before Preston  
Post Edmund Clarke 
Christopher Hassett his tenement late Welton 
Christopher Hassett, Survey: his tenement late Welton 

Task Nor 53
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 1s 4d
 

Value 2
Value 2-

Survey 
 
 
Poor Rate Nor 37 

Christopher Haslett, Poor Rate 
Christopher Haslett, Hearth Tax: 2 Hearths
Christopher Hassett for a tent late Murdoch in Northgate 
ORIENTATION: The lands of William Welton towards the north 
Mary Haslet a tent in Northgate late Welton
Youngman for a tent late Hassett in Northgate in occ Widow Warner
(post John Schuldham) 
John Youngman tent. late Haslett in Northgate 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Rate 2
 
 
Beccles Manor  
 

 
 
 

Rent 8d
 
Deeds 16
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 8d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 8d
Rent 8d

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
John Youngman for a messe. late  Christopher Hassett before thta Wrythock 

Task NMar 45 
Task 1s
Beccles Church Rate 

John Youngman’s shop
John Schouldham a tent late Youngman before Haslet, formerly Welton
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Value 3
Rent 8d
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Task NMar 45 
William Leman, messe late Mr Schuldham before Youngman 
Task 1s
Beccles Manor Rental 

Wiliam Leman, gent, tent. in Northgate late Schuldham before Youngman 
John Pleasants, tent. late William Leman before Schuldham & formerly
Youngman 
Robert Chinery, tent formerly Youngman late William Leman
Charles Chinery, tent. in Northgate late William Leman, formerly Schuldham,
Robert Chinery, his father
Thomas Farr, house in Northgate late Chinery formerly Leman
Thomas Farr, tent on east side adjoining premises of Rev Mr Howman, late
Charles Chinery before Leman (later  Farr) 
HS Farr, tent. on east side of  Northgate adjoining premises of Miss Howman,
late T Farr, before Charles Chinery
SALE of Property of HS Farr:
Two Cottages in Ravensmere in the occupation of Jas Borrett & Daniel Dennant.
[Reached 145, Reserve 200. Not sold]

Rent 8d
Task P64 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s 4d

Task C118
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 8d
Rent 8d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d
Beccles Paper 28 Jul 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Jan 

COUNCIL: Mr Pells to be offered 5 for the front Gardens of his two Cottages opposite the  
National School. [refused]

 

 
 
 
occupation of  Mrs Thain & A Spalding

SALE: Tuesday 29 July 1902. Executors of Mr Nathaniel Pells
Lot 7:
RAVENSMERE: Pair of good brick & tile Cottages, by entrance to Mr Allen’s Yard in the

Sale Notice

 
 

 

 
 
Sitting Room with Register Stove and Closet, Kitchen with Cooking Stove, Iron Pan and Stone Sink  
with water laid on, Pantry, Coal House, Two Bedrooms one having Stove, and Attic.
 
 
 
 
Passageway on the North side of this Lot
 

SALE: late Nathaniel Pells 20 August 1918: Lot 15
Good brick & tiled Double Cottage, Nos 19 & 21 Ravensmere, each tenement containing Front  

Sale Notice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With WC’s and small Gardens in rear, now in the occupation of Messrs Alfred Andrews and William
Simmonds, as quarterly tenants, at the aggregate annual Rental of 17-7s-4d
Outgoing: Land Tax as assessed;  Freehold
The owners & occupiers of this Lot will have a Right of Way to and from Ravensmere over the  

[purchased by AE Mickleburgh 225]
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Dennant, Dan 
Dennant, Dan 
Dennant, Dan 
Dennant, Dan 
Dennant, Dan 
Martin
Harper, Robt 
George, Wm 
George, Wm 
Spalding, Albert 
Spalding, A;bert 
Sam,pson, Jn 

Farr, Thos 
Farr, Thos 
Farr, Thos 

Farr, HS
Pells, Nath 
Pells, Nath 

Pells, Nath 
Pells, N exors 

Pells, N exors 

 
 
 
cowkeeper 
5.1
 
 
tailor, journeyman
 
5.1
engineer labourer
3 bedrooms 2 sitting7 occupants

5
4.1
4

75 
 

 
Kirby Cane [no 71]

 
 
 

 

6.1
6.1

63 
Bungay

 
 

5.1
42 
Barsham
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Wells, Ben 
Steward, Chas 
Steward, Chas 
Dennant, Jer 
Dennant, Jer 
Borrett, Jas 
Thain 
Thain, Emma 
Thain, Emma 
Thain, Emma 
Thain, Emma 
Thain, Emma 

 
Farr, Thos 
Farr, Thos 

Farr, HS
Pells, Nath 
Pells, Nath 

Pells, Nath 
Pells, N exors 

Pells, N exors 

Farr, Thos 

 
 
 
cordwainer 
5
 
 
charwoman 
 
5.1

3 bedr 

5

4.1
4

64 
 

Beccles

 
 
 

5.1
5.1

 
36 
Starston

 
 

5.1
57 

 
2 sitting

Sparston
4 occupants

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RAVENSMERE Winter’s Yard & NORTHGATE 18
Northgate UU & YM

[Entry  to the North of Ravesmere 19 & 21]
Listed Building in Northgate:
17th century. 3 storeys. Red brick with bands. Dutch gable with arched window. Wrought iron ties in gable with initials ER. 5, 2
windows sash with flush frames, glazing bars and flat arches. Powder closet on 1st floor. At the entrance to the cellar under the
main building is a part of the “Old Beccles harbour wall”. A wooden platform and steps on each side have been erected to
circumnavigate it.
see Plans IV & XIII

1593 
 
1615c 
1620.1
1657c 
 
1664 
1669 
 
1671 
1679 
 
1693 
1700 
1736 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

John Sames for a tenement late Nicholas Bradley before Seages &
others (post Cully) 
Alice Kidd for tent. sometime Berry after John Soames (folio 81) 
Nathaniel Cully
William Chesten [gent. died 1670] for tenement in Northgate sometime Sames
late Nath Cully called Seggs (folio 204) 
William  Chesten late Cully, east  
Francis Haylock, [gent; d 1701] for a tenement formerly Seggs & Sames
late Chestens vid  
Edward Wiggon, his tenement late Haylock, now William Baker 
William Barber, [married Joan Blowers 1677] messuage late Wiggons in
Northgate 
William Barber  for a tenement in Northgate late Wiggons 
William Barber tenement in Northgate late Wiggons
Edmund Skipper, [butcher; born 1690;  married i ) Ann Doughty 1719, died 1720.  
ii) Rebecca Mickleborough 1727 died 1768;  aged 70; member of the XXIV 1730,
died 1771]
, late Barber before Wiggins 

Task Nor 54
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d

Task K2 
 
Task C52 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 

Task H28
 
William Chesten  (folio 248) 
 

 
 

 
Valuation 3

Task 6d
Survey 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 8d
Rent 8d

Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
 
Beccles Manor Renta 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Rent 8d

 
1765 

 
 

Initials in gable of the house: ER:- standing  for Edmund & Rebecca; probably  dates from the  year of their
 marriage 1727

 
 
 
Beccles Manor Renta 

Edmund Skepper, for a tenement in Northgate late Barber formerly Wiggons 
Henry Skipper [butcher; born 1729 died 1797]
Edmund Skipper for a tenement, Henry Skipper, his father & Edmund Skipper
his grandfather.
Henry Winter, [seedmerchant] part, late Edmund Skipper 
SALE of Edmund Skipper’s properties, but not including this property.

Rent 8d

1770.1
1797 
 
1829+
1836 

 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Beccles Manor Renta 
 
 
Rent 3d
 
 
 
 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

 
 

 
 

 
 

Northgate, apportrionned rent: 3d;
Ravensmeer A: apportioned rent 2d;  Ravensmeer B: apportioned rent 3d.

RAVENSMERE ‘A’: Winter’s Yard

1829 
1837 
 
 
1852 

Beccles Manor Renta 

Bexfield, Jos & James, part late Skeppers 
Bexfield, Joseph & James, Cottage or tenement in three dwellings on EAST side of messuage now of
Henry Winter in Northgate being part of premises of Edmund Skipper & before Henry Skipper, his
 
Bexfield, Joseph & James part late Skipper

 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Renta 

 
 

 
father

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Apportioned Rent 2d
 

Beccles Manor Renta 
 
Rent 2d
RAVENSMERE ‘B’: Winter’s Yard

As for Northgate 18 & Ravensmere ‘A’ until 1829:
1829 
1837 
 
1862 
1930s 
 

Beccles Manor Renta 
Last, Samuel, part late Skepper, Edmund
Beccles Manor Renta 

Last Samuel of Norfolk, a Cottage situated on the EAST side of Ravesmere ‘A’, abutting on  
Ravensmere  

 

 
King, Robert A, late Bexfield, Joseph, Samuel Last 
UNFIT HOUSING: 4 & 5 Winter’s Yard (called Mickleborough’s Yard)
No date given for notice. No details given of demolishing. Owner AJ Mickleborough, Lowestoft

 
 
 
 

 
 

Apportioned Rent 3d
 

Beccles Manor Renta 
 
Rent 3d
Local Government 
 
 
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21.1
1  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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D 73 



 
13 
64 
A 97 
 

Carsey, Hen 
Carsey, Henry 
Kent, Maria 
Weavers, Geo 
Dixey, John 
Turner, Esther 
Pitchers, Jas 
Ellis, JaneU 
Ellis, Jane 
Chatten, Geo 
Chatten, George 
Green               

Bexfield, Jos 
Bexfield, J & J 
Bexfield, J & J 

Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 
39 
Bexfield, Thos 
Mickleburgh 

Mickleburgh 


1.15 
1.15
maltster

28 
 
Harleston

 
 
 


housekeeper 

 


cordwainer 
2 bedr 

Mettingham 

 
 

 
60 

Leiston
1 occupant

1 sittingr
21.2
2  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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Steward, Chas 
Halesworth, M 
Kindred, Alf 

Bexfield, Jos 
Bexfield, J & J 
Bexfield, J & J 


1.15 
1.15

 
 
 




 
14 
65 
A 98 
 

Steward, Chas 
Spalding, Sam 
Mills, John 
Lacey, Jas 
Lacey, Jas 
Balls, Harrt 
Balls, Harrt 
Fairweather, Edwin

Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 
 
 
Mickleburgh 

Mickleburgh 




Bexfield, Thos 

23 
maltster lab 
N Walsham 

 
 



labourer's wid 
4 bedr 

45 

Norfolk
7 occupants

2 sitting
21.3
3  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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1906 

 
 
 



Pleasants late 
Carsey, Jos 
Pleasants, Chas 

Bexfield, Jos 
Bexfield, J & J 
Bexfield, J & J 


1.15 
1.05

 
 
 




 
15 
66 
A 99 
 

Dennant, Chas jn
Farrow, Robt 
Shiplee, Mary A 
Pitchers, Wm 
Whisker, Chas 
empty 
Drew, William 
Butcher, Mrs   

Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 
Bexfield, Jas 

Bexfield, Thos 
Mickleburgh 

Mickleburgh 


2.1 
2.1 
marsh drainage 
3.05 
3.5 
labourer
1 bedr 

73 
Ringsfield

 
 

 
25 

 
1 sitting

Bungay
1 occupant

 
21.4
4  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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Press, Mary 
Calver, Chas 

Last, Sam
Last, Saml 

 


 

1.15 
 
 
 
 
 
 


D 74 



 
16 
67 
100 
 

Starling, Jn jun 
Starland, John 
Wigg, Susan 
King, James sen 
Maddis, Hannah 
Pitchers, John 
Pitchers, John 
empty 
Smith, George 
Davey Herbert  

Last, Sam
M  
Last, Saml 
King, Robt A 
King, Robt A 

 
24 

1.05
painter/glazier 
 


labourer

A
butcher
2 bedr 

Norwich

 
 
 

31 
 
Beccles

 
 

King, Robt A 
King, Anna 



Mickleburgh 

40 

 
1 sitting

St Andrews 
6 occpants

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21.5
5  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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D 75 



 
17 
68 
A 101 
 

Ellis, Eliz
Ellis, Eliz
Starling, Jn 
Starland, John 
Starland, Jas sen 
Hindes, Geo 
Buck, Jas
Buck, Jas
Buck, Jas
Farrow, Hannah 
Cooper, MA 
Naylor, Miss    

 
 

Last, Sam
Last, Saml 
Last Sam

Last, Saml 
King, Robt A 
King, Robt A 
41 
King, Robt A 
King, Anna 

Mickleburgh 

 


 
1.1
plumber/glazier 
 


cordwainer jour 
4.15 
4.15 
seamstress 
2 bedr 

1.15 
 
 
 
 
 

 
44 

Norwich

 
 
 

 

 

 
Ditchingham 

 
 

48 

 
2 occupants

Beccles
1 sitting
21.6
6  Winter’s (Mickleburgh’s) Yard
 

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D 76 


 9 
 
18 
69 

Hindes, Wm 
Hindes, Wm 
Hindes, Wm 
Hindes, Wm 
Hindes, Wm 
Jarmy, Benj 
George, Wm 
Woolnough, Jos 
Woolnough, Jos 
empty 
empty 

Last, Sam
Last, Saml 
Last, Sam

Last, Saml 
King, Robt A 
King, Robt A 

King, Robt A 
King, Anna 
Clarke, D

 


 
2.05
shoemaker 
 


tailor journ 

2.15 

 
65 

 
Beccles

 
 
 

3.1 
35 
 
Beccles
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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RAVENSMERE - Titshall Alley, Ravensmere 23 & Northgate 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northgate BC
See Plans IV & XIII

1600.1
1653 
1661 
 
1664 }
         }
1674 
1693 
1736 
1751 
 
1765 
1765 
 
 

1781 
 
1789 
1799 
 
1818 
 
1832 
 
 
1832 
1833 
 
1877 
 
1878 
 
1884 
 
 
1897 
 
 
 
 
1897 
 
1907 
1913 
1936 
1951 
1951 
1985 
DATE
1799 
1838 
1841 
1851 

 
 

Bradley
Charles Carter [physician] messe with yards in Northgate late Bradley
ORIENTATION Messe & yards now in the occupation of Mary
Carter, widow to the north

Beccles Manor Court 
 
Rent 2d

 
 

Deed 28 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental        Widow Carter

 
 

 
 

The heirs of Charles Carter, gent late Coleman’s; east side 
Widow Carter, Hearth Tax: 2 Hearths [excused payment]
Charles Carter for a tenement in Nortgate late Coleman’s 
Edward Whincop late Hunter before Carter & Colman
William Bendy [born 1701 Portreeve in 1742] tenement in Northgate late
Whincop in juxor before Carter 
Avis Bendy, widow, tenement in Nortgate, Whincop, Carter 
Thomas Osborne [baker; he married Sarah about 1738 and had 11 children.
He was elected into the XXIV in 1767 and resigned in 1788. He died in 1791
aged 84]
 tenement in Northgate late Bendy, Whincop formerly Carter
Thomas Osborne (baker) tenement in Northgate late Whincop, Carter,
Bendy, freehold    
Osborne Savage, tenement in Northgate late Osborne, Whincop 
Osborne Savage, an infant, heir of Osborne Savage & Hannah Savage,
Bendy, tenement in Northgate 
William Titshall, (baker; member of the XXIV 1823), Freehold tenement in
Northgate, formerly Thomas Osborne, before Bendy, late Osborne Savage 

 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
Rent 2d

Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

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

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d

WILL of William Titshall: he left “ALL THAT baking Office and ten Tenements or Dweling  
 

Osborne Savage” to his daughter Kezia

Deeds of 20 Northgate 
Houses with their appurtenances situate on the East Side of Northgate, which I purchased of  
 
Beccles Manor Rental 

Keziah Titshall late William Titshall late Savage 
Keziah Titshall, spinster, mesuage & baking office on eastern side of
Northgate, formerly Osborne Savage late William Titshall 
Mortgaged by Mr D Titshall to Mr Samuel Burton for 50 @ 5% p.a.:
20 Northgate, 1-7 Titshall Alley & 23 Ravensmere
RAVENSMERE property of Deverson Titshall. Two closets to six houses. Offensive state. Ordered
to provide proper water supply. (At present depended on rain water).

 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Deeds of 20 Northgate 
 
 
Beccles Paper 8 Oct 
 
 
Deeds of 20 Northgate 

Will of Mr Deverson Titshall, shoemaker, [died 1884 aged 92] leaving his property to his daughter
Maria, the wife of Mr Gill, the Elder [He was a florist. He married Maria Titshall in 1838. He died  

 
1894 aged 77]
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
3 Attics with Confectioner’s Shop & Bake Office, 2 Stall Stable, Cart Shed, Hay loft, paved Yard.
 
 
 

SALE : Mrs Maria Gill, [she died in 1897 aged 80] Dwelling House: 2 Sitting Rooms, 3 Bedrooms,

Occupation Fred Gibbs; Rent 16 pa
AND Titshall Alley: 7 brick & tiled Cottages occupied Matilda Spall, William
Tillett, Georgiana Winsdale, Ann Stone. Rents:- 13 (3 unoccupied) 

[Bought F Gibbs 300]
Deeds of 20 Northgate 

Convyance to Mr Fred Gibbs of  House, Bake Office, stableyard & 7 freehold premises in Titshall
Alley (4 in occupation, 3 empty) & Cottage [23 Ravensmere] (Shadrach Moore)

 
Deeds of 20 Northgate 

Conveyance of properties from Frederick Gibbs & R Aldous to Charles Clarke for 500.
Conveyance of 1-5 Titshall Alley & 23 Ravensmere (shop & dwelling house) to WE Wigg
UNFIT HOUSING: 1-5 Titshall Alley; owned by Mrs Utting, 11 Ballygate. DEMOLISHED 1938
Abstract of Title of Mrs Faith Clarke 20, 22 & 24 Northgate & Salvation Army Hall
Conveyance of 22 Northgate to Alan Clarke
Conveyance of 20 Northgate to Peter & Pat Hopes.
OWNER 
Mark Savage 
Keziah Titshall
Keziah Titshall
William Crickmer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPIER 
 
 
 
 

 
Mark Savage 
James Aldred b 1814 
James Aldred 
James Aldred 

OCCUPATION
 

 
gardener 
baker 
baker 
baker & confectioner 

VALUATION
 
 
 

 
6-10
15-10
10-10

1

 
 

 
 

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1861 
1871 
1881 
1891 
1896 
1904 
1907 
1908 
1922 
1933+

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Crickmer
William Crickmer
Titshall
 
Mrs Gill
Frederick Gibbs
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Aldred 
James Aldred 
James Aldred 
George Kerridge b 1846 
Frederick Gibbs
Frederick Gibbs
Frederick, Gibbs
Charles Clarke 
Charles Clarke 
Daniel Clarke 

 
 
 

baker & confectioner 
baker & confectioner 
baker & confectioner
baker
baker
baker 
baker
baker & confectioner
baker
 

10
12

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
17

 
 
 
 

 
 
22
23 RAVENSMERE

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D 77 
10 
10 
10 
 
19 
70 
A 96 
 

Doy, Money 
Doy, Money 
Stone, Isaac 
Stone, Isaac 
Stone, Isaac 
Cooper, Sam 
Gill, Wm
Pitchers, Wm 
Simmonds, Sarah 
Simmonds, Sarah 
Simmonds, S        

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Miss 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 

Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

Clark, C


4.1 
chimneysweep 
5.1 


florist, journ 
8.1 
8.1 
charwoman 
2 bedr 

40 
Orford

 
 
 

 
38 
Beccles

 
 

47 
 

Lowestoft 
2 occupants

2 sitting
No 2
TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

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167 
167 
D 61 
196 
197 
205 
 
270 
71 
A 92 
 

Starland, John * 
Starland, John 
Fosdick, Eliza 
Thrower late * 
empty*
Aldred, Jas* 
empty 
Hembling, Fred *
Weavers, Amos 
Simmonds, Geo 
Drew, William     

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Miss 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
 
Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

Clark, C

1.05 
1.05 
seamstress 
3.1 


 


wood seller 
2 bedr 

 
37 
 
Mutford

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

48 
 

Beccles
6 occupants  [No 2 in 1907]

2 sitting
No 3  
TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

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166 
166 
177 
 
195 
196 
206 
 
271 
72 
A 94 
 

Shiplee, Edw* 
Shiplee, Edw * 
Shiplee, Edw 
Shiplee, Edw * 
Shiplee, Edw * 
Shiplee, Edw* 
Shiplee, Edw 
Riches,  Maria * 
Riches, Maria * 
Winsdale, George
Winsdale, Georgia
Pitchers, Henry  

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Maria 
Crickmer, Wm

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 

Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

Clark, C

1.05 
1.05 

 
65 


3.1 


housekeeper 


charwoman 
2 bedr 

 
Haddiscoe

 
 
 

15 
Bungay

 
 

71 
 

Beccles
4 occupants [No 3 in 1907]

2 sitting
No 4
TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

1841 
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1855 
1865 

 
 

168 
168 

Laws, Jem * 
Laws, Jem 

Titshall, Miss 
 

1.05 
Titshall, Maria 

1.05 
 
 
 
 
 
 

179 
D62 
197 
198 

Laws, Wm 
Barber, Fred 
Dennington late*
empty*

 

Crickmer, Wm 
24 

1.05
 

labourer
2.15 
207 

Beccles

 
 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 

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272 
73 
A 93 
 

Shiplee, Rebecca*
Mills, John * 
Simmonds, Kate *
Peak, Mark 
Johnson, John 
Forder, S             

Crickmer, Wm 

Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

Clark, C


coal heaver 


cattle dealer 

50 
 
Beccles

 
 

50 

East Harling 
[No 4 ?? in 1907]

No 5
TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

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169 
169 
D 63 
198 
199 
208 
 
273 
74 
 
 

Freestone, John*
Freestone, John 
Oxborough, Wm 
empty *
empty*
Lane late* 
Spall, Matilda * 
Caston, Paul * 
Punchard, Wm 
A 91 
Davey, Walter    

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Maria 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
 

Gill, Emma Mrs 

1.05 
1.05 
bricklayer 
2.15 

 

 
Beccles

 
 
 
28 

 
 
 

 
 


Crickmer, Wm 
32 


dressmaker 


43 
2 bedr 

 

 
 

Gibbs, Frank 
Fairweather, Edw


 

labourer
2 sitting

Beccles
3 occupants [No 5 in 1907]

Clark, C
 
No 6 TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

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170 
170 
181 
 
199 
200 
209 
 
274 
75 
 
 

Carter, Mary * 
Carter, Mary * 
Carter, Mary 
Carter, Mary * 
Carter, Mary * 
Carter, Mary* 
Beales late* 
Edwards, Jas* 
Edwards, late * 
Tillett, Wm 
empty
empty

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Maria 
Crickmer, Wm 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 

Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

1.05 
1.05 
1.05
 
2.15 


shipwright jour 

 
54 
 
Brampton 

 
 
 

54 
Gillingham 

 
 

 
7 TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

1841 
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1902 
 

 
 

171 
171 
 
200 
201 
210 
 
275 
76 
A 95 
 

Hammond, Wm*
Hammond, Wm*
Hammond, Wm*
Hammond, Wm 
Hammond, Wm*
Long, Chas* 
Aldred, Emily* 
Aldred, Emily* 
Clutten, Geo 
Clutten, Wm 
Mayhew, Edward 

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Maria 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 

Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

 

1.05 
1.05 

2.15 


dom serv unem 


carter 

 
 

62 
Lound 

 
 
 

35 
Ringsfield

 
 

50 
 

 
Bungay
 
8 TITSHALL ALLEY - usually under Northgate

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1885 
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1901 census 

 
 

172 
172 
D 66 
201 
202 
211 
 
276 
77 
empty

Aggas late* 
Aggas late * 
Oxborough, George
Starling, Henry 
Farrow, Henry* 
Calver late* 
empty 
Davey, Jane * 
Spall, Matilda 

Titshall, Miss 
Titshall, Maria 

Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
Crickmer, Wm 
 
Gill, Emma Mrs 
Gibbs, Frank 

1.05 
1.05 
bricklayer 
2.15 


 

 
31 
Beccles
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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RAVENSMERE (Shaw’s Yard) [north of 23] &
 

NORTHGATE 22, 24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northgate D, DA, DB & Ravensmeer C

1576 
1593 
 
1620c 
1632c 

 
 
 
 
 

Nicholas Bradley for his house he dwelleth in new builded late Gibsons
Nicholas Bradley, jnr or the Widow Bradley for the head house late her
husband’s  (later Thomas Horth 1s)
Thomas Horth for a parcel of a tent sometime Bradley (folio 88)  
John Walpole [yeoman] tent. sometime Bradley after Thomas Horth (folio 125) 

 
Task 1s 4d
Task Nor 44
Task Nor 46
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s
Task 1s

Task H2 
Task W12
 
 
 

Will: 6 March 1633/34, proved 17 March 1633/34:
No mention is made of the house. “ I give 100 to my son Thomas on condition he releases my
son-in-law Joseph Garrard from a bond by which he stands surety in the sum of 100 for the
 payment by my son Thomas of 50 to Mr Smith of Bungay..... I give 20 to my son-in-law
Joseph Garrard and my best bedstead and the furniture belonging to it... and to my grandson
Joseph Garrard, 5 at his age of 21.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1635c 
 
1636 
 

 
 
 
 

Joseph Garrard [brewer] for part of a tent. sometime Bradley, after Walpole,
before Horth vid Walpole
Joseph Garrard in jur ux. for a tent in Bridge Street [Northgate] sometime
Bradley  (post Wm Bendy jnr) [Joseph Garrard married Jane Walpole in 1630 &

Task G13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task G15 
 

 
Renaldo Pitfield tent. formerly Bradley late Horth (folio 231) 
Charles Carter, gent, tent. late Nicholas Bradley in Northgate (folio 177)
William Bendy jnr for tent in Northgate late Charles Carter 
William Bendy jnr tent in Bridge Street [Northgate] sometime Garrard
late Mr Rede 
William Bendy, late Pallants before Pightlings 
William Bendy the younger tent in Northgate late Charles Carter 
Widow Bendy tet. on east side of Northgate late Pallants 

 
 

 
 
Task 1s 4d
 

Task 1s 4d
Task 1s

 
 
 
Elizabeth Davey in 1635] 
 
 
 

1664? 
1641 
1660.1
1703 
 
1729 
1741 
1761 
1763 
 
 
 
 
1764 
 
 
 
1765 
1772 
1773 
 
1774 
 
1786 
 
 
1788 
 
1801 
1805 
 
 
1808 
 
1810 
 
1811 

Task P27 

 
 
 
 
 

Task C40 
Task B28 
 
Task 1s 4d
Task B78 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Task 1s 4d
Rent [R] 1s 2d
Task 1s 4d
Rent [R] 1s 2d

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
Task B110
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 

 
 
BETWEEN Messuage and yards of John Ayers in pat & yards of Sam Woods on the North;  
Messuage & Yard of Avis Bendy in occupation of Thomas Osborne [no 20] on the South; Northgate  
West; Ravensmeer East. -- Late in occupation of John Hawk & William Bendy

Avis Bendy, widow & relict of William Bendy, decsd & Richard Bendy, one part & William  
Ketteridge, mariner, the other part, for 41 ALL THAT Messuage, Barn, Stable, Yard & Garden:  

Deeds 91
 
 
 

 
 
Bishopsgate 4th Part; William Leman 5th Part; Edward Brooke of Beccles, currier, 6th part. Edward
Brooke paid 102, 40 also due.

Avis Bendy of Bishopsgate, London 1st Part; Richard Bendy & Mary his wife 2nd Part; William
Bendy of Beccles, tanner, eldest son & heir of William Bendy, deceased, 3rd Part; John Leyland of

Deeds 91
 
 
Task Nor B120 

Edward Brooke tent. late Bendy in Northgate formerly Rede 
Widow Bendy tent on east side of Northgate late Pallants 
Edward Brooke: Will: Rent charges on building. To his niece Mary Moore, wife of Robert Moore,

 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
Rent [R] 1s 2d

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 

 
grocer.
 
 

Robert Leman & John Worts & Deborah his wife: 5 houses, 1 Barn, 2 Stables, 2 Gardens & common
pasturage.

Deeds 91
 

 
 
occupation of William Oswald & John Lincoln.

Robert Moore & Mary his wife 1st Part; William Oswald, tanner 2nd Part; Edward Holl 3rd Part,  
stone cutter. Purchased at 160. Premises lately in the occupation of Jacob Heath, then in the  

Deeds 91
 
Task O1 

 
 

Wiliam Oswald tent. in Northgate late of Edward Brooke before Bendy
& formerly Rede

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s 4d
Rent [R] 1s 2d

Rosehall Manor Court 

William Oswald messe late Moore on east side of Northgate 
 
William Barnard, gent 4th Part. For 300 paid by Chinery. In occupation of Charles Chinery, Barber,  
Widow Alecock, Widow Clay & Robert Cattermole.

 
William Oswald 1st Part; Edward Holl 2nd Part; Charles Chinery, plumber & glazier, 3rd Part;  

Deeds 91

 
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

Charles Chinery, messe formerly Edward Brooks, since Moore’s, late
 
 
Bennyfield
 

 

Mr Oswald on east side of  Northgate 
In tenure of Charles Chinery, Nicholas Bacon, John Ward, John Allcock, Widow Press & Edward

 
 
 
 
Rent [R] 1s 2d
Deeds 91
 
Nicholas Bacon 1st Part; Samuel Shaw of Gillingham St Mary carpenter 2nd Part; Abraham Clarke
Deeds 91
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down on East side of Northgate & newly erected stables and coach house at the East & South  
ends thereof next Ravensmeer & the Yard, Ground & half pump & well,in the Yard of Avis Bendy,
since of Thomas Osborne, late of Osborne Savage & then of ... to the South; now in occupation of
Robert Ecclestone.

3rd Part; Purchased for 370. ALL THAT ground whereon lately stood a messuage then pulled  
 

 
 
 

1812 
 
 
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

Samuel Shaw of Gillingham, messe in Northgate now wasted upon the
ground thereof several cottages & a schoolhouse have been lately erected
& built, formerly of Edward Brooke, afterwards Moore, since of Wm Oswald
afterwards of Charles Chenery late of Nicholas Bacon, Esq..

 
Rent [R] 1s 2d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

[The cottages formed Shaw’s Yard in Ravensmeer. The building appears to have taken place between 1811 and 1812. The Schoolhouse
the  National School, set up here  in 1812, which moved to the Assembly Rooms in 1823, presumably because the premises were too small]

was  
 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

RAVENSMERE PART OF PROPERTY
1830 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1830 
 
 
1845 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
appurtenances abutting on Ravensmere EAST; The Yard formerly of Avis Bendy, since Thomas
Osborne, Osborne Savage, now William Titshall,  late garden in part [Nor 20]; & premises of John
Ayers, now John Lay in part [Nor 26] & upon messuage & premises of Hannah Smith in further part  
[????] on the WEST ; Premises of John Lay in part [Nor 26]; & Yard & premises of Edward  
Meachem in part [Meachem’s Yard]  & Yard & premises formerly of Sam Woods & now of James
Martin [Fox & Hounds Rav 35] on the NORTH;
 
 
Atkins & Fred Banton.
 
 
 

Richard Shaw, Ann Shaw & Benjamin Brundell of one Part; Samuel Taylor of Aldeby, wheelwright
2nd Part;
 
CONVERTED & now consisting of 12 Cottages with the Gardens, Pump, privies, buildings &  

Deeds 91
ALL THOSE messuages or tenements formerly used as Stables & Coach Houses but since  
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
Baldwin, Widow Webster, Robert Atkins, Widow Money, John Balls, Bartholomew Musk, James

Now in the occupation of John Jarvis, Richard Gyett, Charles Windsdale, John Barrett, Nicholas
 

 
Premises in the occupation of Nicholas Bacon, late John  Whitehead.
 

Premises formerly Stables and Coach Houses, late Samuel Shaw and now of Jer. Ebbs East; --
 
1s to Manor of Beccles [sic]; Land Tax 2s.
 
For 125.

Jeremiah Ebbs of Gillingham, yeoman, several cottages [12] abutting on
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Winsdale, Elizabeth Bachelor & the Widow Marfrey together with the passage from  
Ravensmeer used in common by the occupiers of this & the following lot: also a pump with fine  
spring water conveniently situated for the several occupiers of the property.
 
 
 
 
passage forming part of Lot 1, and the right of usingand taking water at all times from the said pump,  
subject to the payment of half the expense of repairing, renewing & cleansingthe pump & well when  
needful.
 
 
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

 
 
 
 
situate in or near Ravensmeer & now in the several occupations of Nicholas Baldwin, Simon Press,  

Ravensmeer to the east late Samuel Shaw before Nicholas Bacon, before
Charles Chinery  (William Ebbs later) 
SALE: Will of Jeremiah Ebbs, deceased:
LOT 1: Range of 6 neat & substantial brick & tile built cottages with small paled-in garden to each,

 
 
Apportioned  
Rent [R] 6d

 
 

 
 
 
White, Joseph Dean & William Chaney, together with free right of way at all times through the  

Land Tax 13s 6d; Free Rent to Manor of Rose Hall 1d.
LOT 2: Another range of six substantial cottages: on the south side of & opposite to Lot 1, with the
gardens attached, now in the occupation of:- John Tillett, Mary Walker, Benjamin Jermy, Charles

 
 
 

 
 
 

Land Tax 12s 0d;  Free Rent to Manor of Rosehall 1d.
The above compact & well arranged property is in excellent repair, the houses having been erected
within a few years: is of a character to let readily, & produces a rental of 48 p.a.

 
building
the Manor of Rose

 
 

 
 
 

[No mention is made of any lavatory accommodation. On the 1884 map the pump is shown,  there is also a small
 
 

which might be a lavatory presumably installed some time after the sale.]  [The advertised Free Rent  to
Hall is 2d for the two plots, although previously the rental was 6d.]

1847 
1854 

Rosehall Manor  

William Ebbs
Ann Rogerson

Rosehall Manor  
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1857 
1865 
1865 
 
1865 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1865 
1872 
 
1874 
1874 
 
1881 
1898 
1900 
1906 
1914 
1916 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1928 
1935 
 
1937 
1943 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 15 Dec 

SALE: Peremptory Sale of 11 Houses in Shaw’s Yard. Rental 50 p.a.
SALE of Cottages in Shaw’s Yard postponed. (advertised by handbills)

Beccles Paper 10 Jan 
Beccles Paper 14 Feb 

SALE: 12 substantial cottages known as “Shaw’s Yard” in Ravensmere producing annual rent of
51. Pump in the Yard. Cottages in capital condition.

 

INDENTURE 7th of April BETWEEN:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press, Charles Winsdale, Elizabeth Bachelor, the Widow Marfrey, John Tillett, Mary Walker,  
Benjamin Jermy, Charles White, Joseph Dann and William Chaney and now in the occupation of:
 
 
John Goffin

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

 
of FIRST PART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land Tax & a yearly free rent of 6d to the Manor of Rosehall & Ashman’s. 
 
pump thereto belonging in or near Ravensmere late in the occupation of Nicholas Baldwin, Simon

Josiah William Stevens Rogerson, late of Geldeston & now of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, brewer,

James Francis of Raveningham, yeoman of  SECOND PART
Whereas by an Indenture dated 6 July 1853 in consideration of 83 lent  BETWEEN
Richard Bohun, gentleman to
Ann  Alger Rogerson, spinster
Also a sum of 50 on 8 May 1854 borrowed.
Whereas an Indenture 10 October 1855 BETWEEN
Ann Rogerson of the FIRST PART
Josiah William Stevens Rogerson of the OTHER PART;
Mortgages not repaid.
SALE at King’s Head 21 February 1865, purchased by Samuel Francis for 360 plus, subject to  

 
ALL THOSE Messuages or Tenements consisting of twelve Cottages, with Gardens, buildings,  

 
 
 

 
Baldry, Samuel Baldry, Samuel Jacobs, James King, Bailey Bird, John Starland, Benjamin Fryer and

Hannah Tovell, the Widow Hillen, William Haddingham, the Widow White, James Buck, Robert  
 
Rosehall Manor  
James [Samuel?] Francis
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Will of Samuel Francis of Raveningham, woodman: His son Jethro Francis of Beccles & Robert  
Alexander King of Beccles, builder executors & Trustees for his son Jethro.

 
Beccles Paper 19 May 
SALE: Furniture of Charles Balls, deceased, Ravensmere
Beccles Paper 19 May 

ACCIDENT: Workman digging beneath house in Ravensmere occupied by Mr Smith; South wall
collapsed.

 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Samuel Francis died
Robert Alexander King died 30 October
Will of Jethro Francis. His son Jethro & son-in-law John Gooch, executors.
Jethro Francis died 5 January
Sarah Francis, widow of Jethro Francis died

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Conveyance 16 July BETWEEN
 
 
 
 
 
Clark; [No 9]  Robert Plummer; [No 7] Albert Roe; [No 8] Reginald George Wright; [?] Benjamin  
Philip Tells; [?] - Rayner, [No 11] Charles Elvin & [?] - Bird.

 
Lowestoft, brickmaker of ONE PART
 
 
occupatioin of: [No 1] William Isaac Dye, [No 3?] - Bunken; [No 4] Harold Herbert Rushmer, [?] -

Jethro Francis of 33 Eve Road, Woking, Surrey, compositor & John Gooch of 35 Seago Street,  

William Wasley Youngman of Beccles, butcher of the OTHER PART for 300.
ALL THOSE Twelve freehold Cottages known as 1 to 12 Shaw’s Yard, Ravensmere now in the  

 
 
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
Death of William Wasley Youngman 6 March.
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Ellen Ashton Flaxman [daughter of WW Youngman?] appoints her husband Edward George  
Flaxman a Trustee of Youngman’s will
 

 
 

It does NOT appear in the list of unfit housing.
Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Conveyance 28 December BETWEEN
 
Edward George Flaxman of ONE PART
 
 
 
Cottages formerly stood

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ellen Ashton Flaxman, wife of Edward George Flaxman of 2 Valley Close, Ipswich, bank clerk &  

Thomas Playford of 2 Newgate, Beccles, dealer of the OTHER PART
for 90
ALL THAT parcel of freehold Land in Ravensmere known as Shaw’s Yard on which Twelve  

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1947 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1949 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1954 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1979 
 
1979 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Conveyance 12 August BETWEEN
 
 
OTHER PART
 
 
Ravensmere, known as Shaw’s Yard, on which 12 Cottages formerly stood.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Playford, general dealer,  of 26 Northgate, Beccles of ONE PART
Benjamin Robert Shreeve, company director, of the Beeches, Normanston Drive, Lowestoft of the

for 450
ALL THAT piece of Land on the west side of and having a fropntage of 57 feet 3 inches to  

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Barclays Bank: Lowestoft Branch to Beccles Branch: Valuation of Property:
26 Northgate: House & Shop & Garage at the rear [in Ravensmere]
Freehold Cost 650 on 12 August 1947, but large alterations done since then & improvements made.
Now worth 2,000. House 850; Garage 1,156
The house has been recently renovated and the shop front removed.  
At the rear is a brick and corrugated iron garage large enough to take six coaches, it appears that the
alterations at the rear may not yet be complete.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

Conveyance 1 January BETWEEN
 
PART
 
OTHER PART
 
 
Ravensmere, known as Shaw’s Yard on which 12 cottages formerly stood, together with the Garage  
built thereon.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Robert Shreeve of the Beeches, Normanston Drive, Lowestoft, company director of ONE
Alfred George Stockdale of 26 Northgate, coach manager & Joan Ethel stockdale, his wife of the

for 500
ALL THAT piece of Land on the west side of the road having a frontage of 57 feet 3 inches to  

Until the expiration of 21 years from the death of the survivor of the purchasers.
Declaration by Alfred George Stockdale of 26 Northgate on 25 July
Property conveyed to myself & my late wife known as Shaw’s Yard shown on plan [in yellow]

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 
 
 

Conveyance, 10 October, BETWEEN
 
 
 
 
 
plan to use in the event of fire. Reserving the right of the Vendor a Right of Way, with or without
vehicles over the strip of land 8 feet wide, [marked blue].

Deeds R Kirkpatrick 

 
 
 
 
Yard), Ravensmere [yellow in the plan] together with the right to maintain a door marked X on the

Alfred George Stockdale of 26 Northgate, the VENDOR
BR Shreeve & Sons Ltd of 2 Belle Coach Works, Horn Hill, Lowestoft, the PURCHASER
In consideration of [blacked out in photocopy]
ALL THAT freehold Garage & Land known as Nightingale’s Garage (formerly part of Shaw’s  

 
 
No 1
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

10 
 
D 78 
11 
12 
12 
 
21 
78 
A 90 
 

Chenery, Wm 
Cheaney, Wm 
Tillett, Jas 
Tillett, Jas 
Fryer, Benj 
Fryer, Robert 
Fryer, Eliz 
Fryer, Eliz 
Freal, Pam 
Francis, Chas 
Baldry, Robert  

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 
 
 
 
Francis, Sam 
 
 
 

Francis, Jethro 

10 

2.15 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 

48 

dredger
3.1 
4.1 

 
Norwich

 
 
 

4.1 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
28 

53 

seamstress 

 
Gt Glemham 

 
 


engineer labourer
2 bed 

Beccles
3 occupants

1 sitting
No 2
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 

 
 

11 
 
D 79 
12 
11 
11 
 
20 

Dann, Joseph 
Dann, Joseph 
Dann, Jos
Dann, Jos
Goffin, John 
Hadingham, Wm 
Hadingham, Wm 
Hadingham, Mary

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 

11 
 
pauper
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
labourer

2.15 
 

 
 

79 
Beccles

 
 
 

70 
 
St Andrews 
 
Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
20

1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 

79 
A 89 
 

Hadingham, Mary
Hadingham, Mary
Francis, Mrs      

Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 


parish relief 
2 bedr 

80 

Flixton
1 occupant

1 sitting
No 3
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

12 
12 
D 80 
13 
13 
13 
 
22 
80 
A 88 
 

Vertigen, Jas 
White, John 
George, Jnthn 
Starland, Jas jun 
Starland, John 
Grimson
Smith, Robt 
Stanford, Wm Ed
Fairwether, Geo 
Fairweather, Mary
Fairweather, Geo  

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

 


 
maltster
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
matster lab 


soldier's wife 
2 bedr 

2.15 
 

26 
St Andrews 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
27 
 
Beccles
27 

Grundisburgh 
10 occupants

1 sitting
No 4
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

13 
13 
D 81 
14 
14 
14 
 
23 
81 
A 83 
 

Jermy, Robt 
Jermy, Benj 
Jermy, Benj 
Wells, Wm 
Bird, Baley 
Downing, Robt 
Downing, Robt 
Goffin, Geo 
Howe, Wm 
Howard, Wm 
Bryant, Jas        

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
M  
Francis, Jethro 

 


 
gardener
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
tailor, journ 


carter 
2 bedr 

2.15 
 

49 
Blofed 

 
 
 

45 
Beccles

 
 

40 

 
1 sitting

Wroxham 
3 occupants

No 5
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

14 
14 
D 82 
15 
15 
15 
 
 
82 
A 86 
 

Walter, Mary 
Walter, Mary 
Walker, Mary 
Elvin, Chas 
King, Jas jun 
Wright, John 
Wright, John 
Wright, Sarah 
Harvey, Robt 
Fish, John 
empty                 

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
 
Francis, Jethro 

 


 
milliner, retd 
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
scavenger


55 

2.15 
85 
Halesworth 

 
 
 

75 
 
Bury St E
24 

 
 

woodman
 
Bungay
No 6
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

15 
15 
D 83 
16 
16 
16 
 
25 
83 
A 85 
 

Spence, Geo 
Gill, Wm
Bulwer, Thos 
Bulwer, Thos 
Jacobs 
Farrow, Robt 
Farrow, Robt 
Farrow, Robt 
Farrow, Robt 
Farrow, Mary 
Harrod, Mrs      

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

 


 
dealer 
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
bricklayer journ 


parish relief 
2 bedr 

 

2.15 
 

47 
Barningham 

 
 
 

 
50 
Pulham

 
 

62 

Gillingham 
3 occupants

1 sitting
No 7
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 

 
 

16 
16 

Morfrey, Cath 
Morfrey, Cath 

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

 


 

2.15 
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1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
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1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 

D 84 
17 
17 
17 
 
26 
84 
A 84 
 

Morfrey, Cath 
Morfrey, Cath 
Baldry, Saml 
Wales, Jas 
Goffin, Arthur 
Cross, Jas
Harrod, Emma 
Harrod, Emma 
empty                 


Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

73 

pauper
3.1 

 
Ireland

 
 
 

4.1 
Francis, Sam 
23 

4.1 
well-sinker lab 


charwoman 

Beccles

 
 

 
55 

Beccles
0

 
No 8
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

17 
17 
D 85 
18 
18 
18 
 
27 
85 
A 87 
 

Love, Wm 
Love, Wm 
Dennant, Jer jun 
Dennant, Jer jun 
Baldry, Robt 
Hook, Chas 
Hook, Chas 
Hook, Chas 
Read 
Reed, Louis 
Drew, Chas       

 
 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 
36 

 

 
cordwainer 
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
labourer


naval pensioner 
2 bedr 

2.15 
 

Beccles

 
 
 

62 
 
Beccles

 
 

 
76 

Walsingham 
6 occupants

1 sitting
No 9
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

18 
18 
D 86 
19 
19 
19 
 
28 
86 
A 82 
 

Winsdale, Chas 
Winsdale, Chas 
Sampson, Wm 
Hindes, Geo 
Buck, Jas
Foulger
Hook, Jas
Hook, Jas
Beak 
Beck, Alf
King, Samuel    

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

 


 
ag lab 
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
labourer


railway servant 
2 bedr 

2.15 
 

28 
Redisham

 
 
 
 
 
 

29 
 
Beccles

 
 

40 

Simpenhall 
4 occupants

1 sitting
No 10
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

19 
19 
D 87 
20 
20 
20 
 
29 
87 
A 81 
 

Press, Wm 
Press, Simon 
White, Chas 
White, Chas 
White, Phoebe 
Osborne, Thos 
Osborne, Thos 
Blowers, Wm 
Bryant, Geo 
Bryant, Ann 
Bircham, Henry  

 
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

Ebbs, Jos

 
 
Chelsea Pensnr 
3.1 
4.1 
4.1 
labourer


charwoman 
2 bedr 


2.15 

48 
Mettfield

 
 
 

33 
 
Islington

 
 

56 

Becccles
7 occupants

1 sitting
No 11
SHAW’S YARD

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

20 
20 
D 88 
21 
21 
21 
 
30 

A 80 
 

Baldwin, Nich 
Baldwin, Nich 
Baldwin, Nich 
Baldwin, Nich 
Hadingham, Wm 
Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 
Goffin, Edward    

Ebbs, Jos
Ebbs exors 

Rogerson, Ann 
Rogerson, Ann 
Francis, Sam 

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 

 


 
sawyer
7.1 


brewer draymn 


railway labourer 
2 bedr 

 
4.1 
 

69 
St Andrews 

 
 
 

49 
Wenhaston 

 
 

69 

Wenhaston 
4 occupants

1 sitting
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No 12
SHAW’S YARD

1841
1845
1851 census 
1865 
1875 
1881
1885 
1899 
1901 survey 
1906 

 
 
22 

 
 
Francis, Saml 

 
 

 
 
Francis, Sam 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 


88 
A 79 
 

Smith, Louisa 
Walpole, Lucy 
Walpole, Lucy 
Weavers, Alf          

Francis, Jethro 
Francis, Jethro 

Francis, Jethro 



parish relief 
2 bedr 

83 

Ellingham 
3 occupants

 
1 sitting
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RAVENSMERE 25 Fox & Hounds

1830 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1851 

 
 
 
 
appurtenances abutting on Ravensmere EAST;
 
 
messuage & premises of Hannah Smith in further part [Rav??] on the WEST ;
 
 
James Martin [Fox & Hounds Rav 25] on the NORTH;

ORIENTATION  from SHAW’S YARD: Richard Shaw, Ann Shaw & Benjamin Brundell of one  
Part; Samuel Taylor of Aldeby, wheelwright 2nd Part;
 
CONVERTED & now consisting of 12 Cottages with the Gardens, Pump, privies, buildings &  

Deeds 91
ALL THOSE messuages or tenements formerly used as Stables & Coach Houses but since  
 

 
late garden in part [Nor 20]; & premises of John Ayers, now John Lay in part [Nor 26] & upon  

The Yard formerly of Avis Bendy, since Thomas Osborne, Osborne Savage, now William Titshall,  
 

 
[Meachem’s s Yard]  & Yard & premises formerly of Sam Woods & now of  

Premises of John Lay in part [Nor 26]; & Yard & premises of Edward Meachem in part  

 
 

 
 
Norfolk News 20 Sep 

SALE at Fox & Hounds by James Crisp for James Lawes, who quits the House: 2 Stacks of Hay, black
Cob, Cart Mare, Milch Cow, 23 stand ladder, 2 Luggage easels. wheelbarrow, harness, chaff cutter,
Hogs troughs, Furniture.

1872 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1878 
 
 
 
1883

LICENSING: These were given leave to open at 5.30 am instead of 6 am: Robert Mills (Falcon);  
 
Baldry (the Bell); James Cutler (Queen’s Head); William Woolner (Queen’s Arms); Nathaniel Blyth
(Crown, Blyburgate); Philip Jermy (Fox & Hounds); Robert Kent (Hermitage); Jeremiah Brooks  
(Fleece);  Alfred Grice (George & Dragon); Edward Bailey (Duke) - all granted
 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Oct 
John Green (beer house Hungate); Charles Howlett (Refreshment Rooms, Blyburgate); William  
 

 
 

 
when Foresters attend.

Additional hour till midnight refused to Mr Webster (king’s Arms); James Barkway (Red Lion); -

SALE: Messrs Leny & Smith to sell Fox & Hounds beerhouse in Ravensmere, a very improving  
 
Philip Jarmy; large yard with stabling, loft, chaise house & shed. ALSO a brick & tiled Cottage &
workshop held by George Gray.

Beccles Paper 19 Nov 
area, from which a new road to the Railway Station is now being formed. For many years held by
 
 
East Suff Gaz 24 Jul 

POLICE  COURT:  LICENCES:  The  Fox  &  Hounds,  Ravensmere  to  James  Potter,  as  manager  for
executors of Philip Jarmy, deceased.
SALE of FURNITURE at FOX & HOUNDS: Mrs Philip Jamy leaving.
POLICE COURT LICENCES:  Charles Barkway to the Fox & Hounds, Ravensmere

1887
1887
1895 
1895 

East Suff Gaz 13 Sep 
East Suff Gaz 22 Nov 
 
Beccles Paper 24 Sep 

SALE of FURNITURE: by Charles Barkway of Fox & Hounds, RAVENSMERE
LICENCES 1.) Fox & Hounds, RAVENSMERE to Frederick Walpole

Beccles Paper 12 Nov 

1756 
1760 
1765 
1770 
1775 
1781 
1804 
1807 
1810 
1814 
1820 
1824 
1828 
1832 
1841 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1870 
1874 
1881 census 
1885 
1890 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Henry Jordan 
Henry Jordan
Thomas Holmes
John Lawes 
James Lawes 
James Lawes 
Philip Jarmy 
Philip Jarmy 
Philip Jarmy 
Philip Jarmy
Philip Jarmy 
JS Potter
Charles Barkway 

 
 
 
2-10

 
 

 
James Martin 
 
Jos Chinery
Sarah Chinery 
Sarah Chinery 

 

3-6s-8d
6-10s
13-10s

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
age 75 
born Henstead  inn keeper

 
 
 
 

16
16

Age 74
Youngs & Preston
Youngs & Preston

 
born  Shipmeadow    publican

 
 

 
22
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1896 
1901 census 
1902 
1906 survey 
1907 
1908 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1937 
1948 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fred Walpole 
Fred Walpole 
Walpole, Fred 
Walpole, Fred 
Walpole, Fred  
Walpole, Fred 
Walpole, Fred 
Walpole, Fred  
Walpole, Fred  
Walpole, Emma 
Walpole, Mrs Frances 
Walpole, Mrs

Youngs & Preston

Youngman Preston
Youngman Preston
 

22
publican
22 
5 bedr 
beer retail

43 
 
Shipmeadow
 
2 sitting
8 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Lacon, E & C 

 
 

beer retail
beer retail
25 

RAVENSMERE 25.1

1841 
1845 
1851 census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 

 
 

 
21 
 
22 
22 
23 
 

Barber, Robt 
Barber, Robt 
Barber, Robt 
Barber, Robt 
Gray, Geo 
Gray, Geo 
Gray, Geo 

Martin, Jas 
Martin, J

Chinery, Jos 
Chenery, Sarah 
Chenery, Sarah 

1.1 
D 89 
carter 
4.05 
4.1 

carpenter, jobng 

1.05 
52 

 
Beccles

 
 
 

66 
St Andrews
RAVENSMERE 25.2

1841 
1845 

 
 

22 
 

King, Henry 
Martin, Jas 
 
 
 
 
 
 
empty
Ravensmere 27
 
 
 
 
 
ORIENTATIONS from Meachem’s Yard, Northgate:

1822  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
yards, gardens & moiety of a well & Pump.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indenture between John Cuddon, turner, 1st Part; Edward Meachem, 2nd Part; Richard Goldsmith,
3rd Part; Quoting:
 
Edward Meachem, bricklayer, since deceased, 2nd Part;
 
Richardson, then of Jacob Moore [No 32].
 
occupation of William Draper & then of William Draper & Widow Press, [Meachem’s Yard] with

Deeds 93
Indenture of 1803 between John Cuddon the Elder of Norwich, yeoman, since deceased, 1st Part;
ALL THAT messuage late Thomas Clarke, deceased, sometime since in the occupation of John  
ALSO all that messuage formerly a stable at the back or East end sometime since in the

 
 

 
formerly of Robert Moore, SOUTH;
 
 
 
 
in part of 60.

BETWEEN messuage & Yards late of Thomas Clarke, deceased in part, & messuage & Yards  

Messuage & ground formerly of Thomas Boast NORTH [32 & 34 Northgate];
Northgate WEST;  
Messuage & Yards formerly of John Harmer & since of Charles Aldred EAST.  [Nos 27 ]
Sold by John Cuddon to Edward Meachem. Sum of 60. Did pay on 5 July 1804 John Cuddon 20

 
 

1756 
1760 
1765 
1770 
1775 
1781 
1804 
1807 
1810 
1814
1820

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Warner, Stephen 
Warner, Stephen 
Thornton, Wm 
Alded, Chas 
Aldred, Chas 
Aldred, Chas 
Aldred, late empty
Gray for part late Aldred  
Kemp, D

 
 
 
 
 
 
4-10-0

3
3
3
3
3
3-10

1-3-4
 
1-3-4
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1824
1828
1832
1838
1841

29 RAVENSMERE
*** numbering uncertain here 
***

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

26 
24 
D 92 
 
27 
28 
 
37 
94 
 
 

Thirkettle, Sarah
Spence, Geo 
Spence, Geo 
Spence, Geo 
Gardner, Fred 
Fiske, Wm 
Warnes, Jas 
Warnes, Henry 
Cooper, Robt 
empty
Barnes, Mrs 

Taylor, Nath 
Taylor, Nath 

Taylor, Nath 
Rayner, Joseph 
 

Rayner, Joseph 
Young Preston 

2.1 
2.15 
shoemaker 
4.05 

53 
 
Southwold 
25 

 
 
 

4.1 
Rayner, Joseph 
48 

4.1 
maltster lab 

Southwold 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Holmes (agent) 
1 bedr 
2 sitting
1 occupant
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RAVENSMERE: Long’s Yard
[north of 29] & NORTHGATE 36 & 38
Northgate G

1576    Task Nor 41 
1576    Task Nor 42 
1593    Task Nor 43 
 
1617    Task F6 
1649    Beccles Manor Rental 19 
1650c  Task  M34 
 
1657    Manor Court
 
 
 
1664    Manor Court Rental 28 
1671    Manor Book
1671 
1672    Manor special 26
 
1672    Poor Rate Book
1677    Task B70 
 
1689    Task M39 

 
 
 
 
 

Henry Nursey for his tent late Gibson 
Henry Nursey, for the tent next  late Nursey
Heirs of Henry Nursey, for a tent Gibson  6d; And for the tent next late Green 6d
now united 
Margaret Fleming, for a tent formerly Gibson (folio 82) 
Robert Mickleburgh, late Nursey 
Robert Mickleburgh, for 2 tents in jur ex sometime Gibson & Green after Henry
Nursey
Priscilla Mickleburgh, wid, tent late Nursey in Northgate between house of
Richard Powers, late Brissingham, [Nor T no 40] on north & messe of Joseph
Harbor, late Myles [Gregory] [Nor KK no 34] on the south. Abutting street
westwards
Widow Michleburgh: east
Robert Mickleburgh, [late ?], late Gibson & Green later Nursey
Roger Bransby, Survey: his tenement in Northgate 
Roger Bransby,  messe in Bridge Street which descended to him after the death
of Priscilla Mickleburgh, widow 
Roger Bransby [tanner] 
Ann Bransby, relict of Roger Bransby, for 2 tents united sometime Gibson &
Green after Henry Nursey & Roger Bransby in Northgate vid Henry Nursey 
John Martin, tent in Northgate in right of Ann his wife late Ann Bransby, wid 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Task 1s
 

Task 1s
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent [B] 6d
Task 1s
Value 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent [B] 6d
Poor Rate 2

 
 

Task 1s
Task 1s

 
 
 
[despite this entry Martin does not appear in the Manor Rentals, Wid Bransby does]

1693    Beccles Manor Rental 36 
1700    Beccles Manor Rental 
1736    Beccles Manor Rental 74 
 
1751    Task  C101 
 

Widow Bransby, a tent in Northgate late Mickleburgh (later John Carsey) 
Wid Bransby, Tent in Northgate late Mickleburgh 
John Carsey, [baker; XXIV 1737; died 1765] late Bransby before
Mickleburgh 
John Carsey, in right of Mary his wife for 2 tents in Northgate late John Martin
in right of Ann his wife before Ann Bransby

Rent [B] 6d
Rent [B] 6d

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
 
 
 
[Priscilla Bransby b 1676 married John Dobson in 1714; John Carsey married Mary Dobson in 1732]

1751    Beccles Manor Rental
 
1754    Deed 83, 13 Aug
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1761    Beccles Manor Rental 43 
1765    Beccles Manor Rental 
1765 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gosling & Widow Meek.
 
& Yard late of Matthew Spence to the SOUTH;
 
 
lately conveyed by John Carsey & Mary his wife to Lady Bacon & Elizabeth Castell [Nor 44 Staithe  
House]
 
 

John Carsey tent late Bransby before Mickleburgh in Northgate
(now Sam Lillistone) 
INDENTURE between Edmund Skipper of Beccles, butcher First Part,
and John Carsey, baker & Mary his wife, who was the only child
& heiress of John Dobson, linen weaver & also devisee in the will of Anne Mallard
of certain messes; of the 2nd Part:
ALL THAT messuage BETWEEN  the messuage heretofore of  Thos Rede, afterwards of Edw
Chettleburgh, & since of Wm Sheriff on the SOUTH [Nor 32 & 34];    
Ravensmere on the EAST:  
Northgate on the WEST;    
Then or late in the several occupations of Widow Chitock, John Harbor, Widow Skepper, Thomas

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
ALSO Messuage or tenement: Northgate WEST; John Farr the Younger NORTH [Nor 40]; House

In the occupation of, John Carsey, Phenwick Dyer, John Dolling & Thomas Boast
Late part of Estate of Anne Mallard devised to Mary Carsey together with the Capital Messuage

For 157-10s in 1752 in his Mansion House.
To Mr Obed Aldred for payment of 160 at rate of 4 per annum.
Carsey, late Martin 
John Ayers, late Carsey, Bransby
INDENTURE between John Ayers of Beccles, cooper 1st Part; William Grimmer, gent, of

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent [B] 1s ?
Rent [B] 6d

 
Herringfleet 2nd Part; Joseph Knights of Bungay, saddler 3rd Part; Thomas Roe of Sotterley,  
bricklayer, 4th Part; Thomas Dade of Hedenham, gent, 5th Part for 150 [Mortgage]

Deeds 83
Lowest Rec AR
887/1 
 
 
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1765    Indenture 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
William Strowger, deceased. Afterwards by John Strowger, his brother.
 
 

ALL THAT dwelling House or Cottage with a shop adjoining in use of John Carsey the younger.
ALSO another Dwelling House or Cottage with a Baking Office thereunto adjoining, late in the  
occupation of John Dann.
ALSO 2 other Dwelling Houses adjoining with outhouses, Yards & backside, late in the occupation
of Frances Waller & John Gibbs.
ALSO the messuage or tenement of John Ayers, Yards etc. occupied formerly by the estate of  

To William Grimmer as Mortgager
Indenture between  Negus, Mary Carsey, widow of John Carsey; John Ayers,
cooper, Joseph Knight of Bungay, saddler; Ayers to buy premises for 135.
Money outstanding on mortgages. Edward Grimmer is involved in dealings.
Indenture between Grimmer 1st Part; Ayers 2nd Part; Mary Verdon, late of
Raveningham then of Beccles, 3rd Part;  Verdon agreed to purchase for 200
Tent with houses and outhouses belonging in Northgate in the use &
occupation of Mary Verdon & John Ayers, undertenant
Mary Verdon, 1st Part; Daniel Bonhote of Bungay, gent, 2nd Part;  Henry
Doughton of Bungay, peruke maker, 3rd Part: In consideration of the natural love
& affection which Mary Verdon has towards Lydia, her grand-daughter
Thomas Hart, plumber & glazier, [ XXIV 1777, resigned 1784] purchased premises
for 168 or part of 340 for the whole from Lewis & Lydia Doughton
Thomas Hart sells to Sam Chamberlain, malster
Samuel Chamberlain, yeoman, messe in Northgate late Moss before Hart &
formerly Carsey
Samuel Chamberlain, 2 tents in Northgate late John Martin in right of Ann
his wife before Ann Bransby 
Robert Liffen of Ratingdon, Essex, farmer: All that messe consisting of 3
tenements or dwelling houses late of S Chamberlain, decsd, with houses,
outhouses, stable yards, garden & backside situate in Northgate or  Bridge
Street formerly in the use & occupation of Thomas Hart &   Haywood & now
or late of Samuel Chamberlain, Eliz Clarke, wid, & William Claxton.... which
premises Sam Chamberlain purchased of Thomas Hart, plumber & glazier 6 October 1792.
Robert Liffen, yeoman, messe in Northgate formerly Sam Chamberlain late
Sarah Chamberlain  (later Mrs Liffen) 
Eliza Liffen, widow of Robert Liffen, yeoman, messe in Northgate formerly of
Sam Chamberlain since Sarah Chamberlain, wid, late Robert Liffen
(later Charles Long) 
Indenture between  Eliza Liffen  of 1st Part;  Charles Long, yeoman, 2nd Part;
James Copeman,  & John Cole of 3rd Part:-  ALL THAT messe consisting of
three tents now in several occupations of Eliza Liffen, Henry Winter, George
Knights... John Cooper & John Martin
Charles Long, basket maker, messe in Northgate late Sarah Chamberlain, wid,
since Robert Liffen, late Eliz Liffen

 
 
1770    Indenture 
 
1773    Indenture 
 
1774    Indenture 
 
 
1779    Indenture 
 
1792    Indenture 
1794    Beccles Manor Court 5 
 
1796    Task C 125 
 
1809    Indenture 
 
 
 
 
 
1814    Beccles Manor Court 18 
 
1828    Beccles Manor Court 6 
 
 
1828    Indenture 
 
 
 
1852    Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent [B] 6d
 
 
 
[Eliza Liffen married Charles Long in 1828]

1897 
 
 
1908 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Walter Fenn, tailor, prosecuted under the Factory acts and fined 25s for
having three apprentices with him in a small workshop of 500 cubic feet;
the Act requires 250 cubic feet per person.

SALE: LONG’S YARD: by Executors of Mrs Elizabeth Copeman:
 
Clarke, Richard Gilding, Edward Dowe and Clara Woolston as weekly tenants at Rent of 2s each;
 
weekly tenant at 2s 6d per week. The whole producing Rent of 27 6s
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 

 
 
 
 
 

Range of FOUR Brick & Tiled COTTAGES: Nos 3, 4, 5 and 6 Long’s Yard occupied by Charles  
ALSO on the opposite side of the Yard a Brick & Tiled COTTAGE occupied by John Wadham as
[Purchased James Aldous 235]
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LONG’s YARD or KNIGHT’S YARD

1936 
 

 
 

 
 

UNFIT HOUSING 
DEMOLISHED 1938

Numbers 1 & 2 Longs Yard: Owner Miss Knights, 9 Denmark Road

33.1 
 

1 KNIGHT’S YARD

 
1841 
1845 
1851 Census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census  
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey 

 
28 
26 
D 94 
27 
29 
30 
 
39 
96 
A 72 
 

OCCUPANT 
Reynolds late 
Calver, Benj 
Bird, BenjM 
Bird, Benj 
Chilvers, Joseph 
Cox, Stephen 
Warnes, Fred 
Shiplee, Edw 
Wadham, JH 
Wadham, John 
Wadham, John    

OWNER
Long, Chas 
Long, Chas 
38 
Long, Chas 
Long, Charles 
Long, Chas 

Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  

Pye (agent) 

 
 

3.1 


confectioner 

 
4.05 


labourer


malsters lab 
 

Beccles

 
 
 

26 
 
Beccles

 
 

46 

Barnastaple 
3 sitting

3 bedr 
8 occuants

33.2 
1841 

2 KNIGHT’S YARD

 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1899 
1906 survey 

30 
28 
D 93 
29 
31 
31 
 
40 
97 
 

Pallant, Robt 
Purland, Robt 
Wright, Wm 
Cagill, Ben 
Stone, Chas 
Martin, Robt 
Syder, Chas 
Brown, John 
Pluck, Herbert 
Minns, Chas        

Long, Chas 
Long, Chas 
M  
Long, Chas 
Long, Charles 
Long, Chas 

Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  
Knights, Chas 


2.15 
labourer



gardener ret 


2 bedr 

 
32 
 
Beccles

 
 
 

77 
Oulton

 
 

 
2 sitting

 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 

33.3 
1841 

3 KNIGHT’S YARD

 
1845 
1851 Census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey 

29 
27 
 
28 
30 
32 
 
41 
98 
A 70 
 

Laws, Philip 
Laws, Philip 
Laws, Philip 
Laws, Philip 
Laws, Philip 
Laws, Philip 
Foyster, David 
Shiplee, Jack 
Gilding, Jacob 
Gillings, Jacob 
Clarke, Charles  

Long, Chas 
Long, Chas 

Long, Chas 
Long, Charles 
Long, Chas 

Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  

Pye (agent) 


2.15 
cordwainer 



tailor/gardener 


labourer
 

 
 
43 
 
Geldeston

 
 
 

79 
St Margarets 

 
 

65 

 
2  bedr

Norfolk
2 sitting

3 occupants
4 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.4 
1841 

 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census  
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey 

31 
29 
D 97 
30 
32 
33 
 
42 
99 
A 69 
 

Farrow, Jn 
Farrow, John 
Farrow, Eliz 
Farrow, Eliz 
Lodge, Saml 
Wigg, Willis 
Artis, Eliz 
Grimmer, Chas 
Youngman, Fred 
Youngman, Fred 
Gilding, Richard  

 
Long, Chas 

Long, Chas 
Long, Charles 
Long, Chas 

Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  

Pye (agent) 

Long, Chas 
 

2.15 
 



 


fisherman 
 

67 
 
Uggeshall

 
 
 

45 
washerwoman 
Brampton 

 
 

29 

Norfolk
2 sitting

2 bedr 
3 occupants
5 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.5 
1841 

 
Reynolds, Chas 

 
32 
Long, Chas 
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1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census  
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey  

 

30 
D 98 
31 
33 
34 
 
43 
100 
A 68 
 

Rose, John 
Rose, Marianne 
Knights, Geo 
Stimpson, John 
Stimpson, John 
Aldis, Wm J 
Simpson, Sarah 
Godfrey, Fred 
Godfrey, Fred 
Dowe, Edward     

 

Long, Chas 
Long, Charles 
Long, Chas 

Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  

Pye (agent) 

Long, Chas 
32 

2.15 
charwoman 



bricklayer journ 



 

Bungay

 
 
 

39 
Lowestoft 

 
 

26 

 
2 bedr 

Norfolk
2 sitting

6 occupants
6 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.6 
18?? 

 

 

 

 
waterman

 
 

 
Beccles

 
 

 
 
 

 
?? 
?? 
1906 Survey  

 
44 
101 
 

Oxborough, Step 
Brady MA late 
empty 
Woolston, C Mrs  

26 
Copeman, Mrs  
Copeman, Mrs  
Pye (agent) 

 
 

1.05 
1.05 
 

 

 
2 bedr 

2 sitting
3 occupants
7 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.7 
1841 

 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census  
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey  

33 
31 
D 96 
32 
34 
36 
 
78 
102 
A 67 
 

Disney, Wm 
Fosdike, Danl 
Leggett, Benj 
Oxborough, Wm 
Farrow, Eliz 
Farrow, Eliz 
Simpson, Sarah 
Beales, Wm 
Roe, Geo
Roe, Geo
Pipe, Ryal           

Alderson, Lydia 
Rose, Jas

Roses, Jas exors 
Bunyan, Wm 
Manning, Rev C 

Manning, Rev C 
Knights, Jas 

Knights, Jas 


1.15 
tailor 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
charwoman 


railway
2 bedr 

 

 
37 

 
Jersey 

 
 
 

67 
Flixton

 
 

 
 

62 

 
2 sitting

Beccles
3 occupants

8 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.8 
1841 

 
1845 
1851 Census D 99
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census  
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey  

34 
32 
 
33 
35 
37 
 
79 
103 
A 66 
 

Sharman, Ann 
Farrow, Edw 
Bidwell, Sarah 
Blowers, Mary A 
Newson, Wm 
Farrow, Edw 
Panton, Hy 
Painton, Hy A 
Marshall, Wm 
Marshall, Wm 
Garner, John      

Alderson, Lydia 
Rose, Jas

Roses, Jas exors 
Bunyan, Wm 
Manning, Rev C 
 
Manning, Rev C 
Knights, Jas 

Knights, Jas 

1.1 
1.15 
dressmaker 
3.1 
3.1 
3.1 
36 
4

carter labourer 
2 bedr 

 

 
39 

Flixton

 
 
 

painter, journ 
Kings Lynn 

 
 

59 

Wortwell
2 occupants

1 sitting
9 KNIGHT’S YARD

33.9 
1841 

 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey 

35 
33 
D 100 
34 
36 
38 
 
80 
104 
A 65 
 

Howard late 
Neech, Thos 
Hatcher, John 
Hatcher, Margt 
Bishop, Wm 
Bishop, Wm 
Bishop,
Bishop, W 
Reynolds, Hanh 
Reynolds, Hannah
Clark, Wm          

Alderson, Lydia 
Rose, Jas

Roses, Jas exors 
Bunyan, Wm 
Manning, Rev C 

 
Knights, Jas 

Knights, Jas 

1.05 
1.15 
Jn/ innkeeper ret 

4.1 

 

 
73 

Theberton 

 
 
 

4.1 
70 
Manning, Rev C 

Wm 
railway plate lay 
Norwich

 
 



2 bedr 

81 

 
1 sitting

Uggeshall
1 occupant

10 KNIGHT’S YARD 

33.91 
1841 

 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 

36 
34 
D 102 
34.1 

Lovett, Jn 
Wigg, Henry 
Wigg, Hy
Wigg, Hy

 
Rose, Jas
53 
Roses, Jas exors 

Alderson, Lydia 
 
 

 

1.15 
pauper
2.15 


 

 
Beccles
 
Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
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1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1899 
1901  
1906 Survey 

 
 

37 
39 
 
81 
105 
 
 

Wigg, Hy
Wigg, Hy
Wigg, Caroline 
Wigg, Caroline 
Wigg, Caroline 
Chilvers, R       
Knights, Jas 

 
 

Bunyan, Wm 
Manning, Rev C 

Manning, Rev C 
Knights, Jas 



seamstress 

53 
 
Beccles

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2
33.92
11 KNIGHT’S YARD 

1841 
1845 
1851 Census  
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1899 
1901 Census  
1906 Survey 

 
 

37 
35 
D 103 
35 
38 
40 
 
82 
106 
A 64 
 

Brady, Robt 
Smith, George 
Hellen, Martha 
Darby, Wm 
Fairhead, Saml 
Linder, Jas 
Linder, Jas 
Linder, Jas 
Steverson, Sarah 
Stevenson, Sarah 
Francis, William

Alderson, Lydia 
Rose, Jas

Roses, Jas exors 
Bunyan, Wm 
 
 
 
Knights, Jas 

Knights, Jas 


1.15 
schoolmistress 
4.05 

 
26 

Beccles

 
 
 


Manning, Rev C 

Manning, Rev C 


miller journ 

36 
Barsham

 
 



soldiers widow 
2 bedr 

50 

Beccles
5 occupants

1 sitting

1841 
1851 census 
 

 

38 
 
 

Chapman late 
Beales, Wm 
 

Alderson, Lydia 

 


labourer
 

 
 
 

 
Pakefield
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

42 
 

 
 

 
 
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32
RAVENSMERE 35  Plough/Duke of Edinburgh/Royal Oak/Oakies
 
 
 
 
& NORTHGATE 40
NORTHGATE  T

1576 
1593 
1616 
1644 
1649 
1657 
1669 
1671 
1674 
1693 
1700 
1710 
 
 
 
 
 
1713 
1736 
1749 
 
 
1751 
 
1753 
1795 
1851 
 
1853 
 
1858 
 
1865  
 
1867

 
 
 

William Walker for his tent. late Gibson 
William Walker for his tent. in northgate late Gibson & Churches 
John Sallows for a tent. late Walker (folio 75)
Robert Bressingham tent in Northgate late Walker 
Widow Rysing, tent. late Walker 
Richard Power, for a tent in Northgate late Bressingham called Gibson’s
Widow Power for a tent. east 
Widow Power, Survey: her tenement in Gregory Clarke’s use
Gregory Clarke, Hearth Tax: 1 Hearth [tax excused]
Widow Kent, late the Widow Powers 

 
 
 

 
 
Task 6d
 
 
 
 
 

Task 6d
Task 6d

Task Nor 40
Task Bly 66
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task S 16
Beccles Manor Rental 

Rent 3d
Rent 3d
Task 6d
Rent 3d
Value 1-10

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Task Nor 40
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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

Beccles Manor Rental 

Widow Kent, late the Widow Powers 
 
& William Fox, tailor, of theother part,
 
 
Thomas Girling on the north part [I cannot identify this at present]; Northgate on the west; and the  
common way towards the east [Ravensmere] for one year.
 

 
INDENTURE: between Robert Kent, innholder, son & heir of Joan Kent, widow, decsd, of one part

 
 
 
 
 
 

All That part of his messe called Gibson’s now in the occupation of William Fox, between the messe
late of Henry Nursey on the south [38 Northgate] & abutteth upon or near the messe sometime of

William Fox, tent in Northgate late Richard Powers formerly Bressingham 
John Schouldham for  a tent late Widow Kent formerly Powers
James Smith, in right of his wife, daughter of John Schuldham, tent late John
Schuldham formerly Kent, before Power in Northgate. [note: now Mr John
Farr, junior] 
John Farr the younger, tent. in Northgate, late James Smyth & Mary, his wife,
formerly John Schuldham, gent, before Kent, before Power 
John Farr, tent in Northgate late Fox, before power, formerly Bressingham 
Thomas Farr, tent in Northgate formerly Smith, before Schuldham,  
Trustees of Thomas Farr, FW Farr, George Whittacre & WE Crowfoot, tent  
formerly Smith’s in occupation of Chapman & Hines
Trustees of Elizabeth Goldsmith; Robert Read, yeoman, & Nathaniel Pells,
carpenter,; tent late Thomas Farr, late in occupation of Chapman & Hines        Rent 3d 1 /2d

Task 6d
Rent 3d 1/2d

Task Nor 40
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d 1/2d
Task Nor 40
 
 
 

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

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

MARRIAGES: 15 June, at Beccles, by the Rev C H MILLER, curate, Mr John AYERS, of the  
"Plough Inn", to Mary Ann, daughter of the late Mr FAIRWEATHER.

Bec Weekly News 22 Jun
 
DEATH: On the 6th February, at Beccles, Mr John AYERS, aged 64 years, landlord of the Plough
Bec & Bun News 14 Feb
 
Inn.
East Suff Gaz  2 Jul 

COURT: John Playford the younger, William Ling & James Jordan alias Dow of Beccles charged with
assaulting Mary Ann Ayers, Landlady of the Plough, widow. At midnight she asked them to leave,
the refused - scuffle ensued. Fined
COURT: LICENCES:  Mrs Ayers of the Plough, cautioned as to the manner in which she kept her
house.

1868
East Suff Gaz 25 Aug 

1870 
1870 
 
1870 
 
1872 
1874 
1876 
1880 
1883

Beccles Paper, 25 Jan 
POLICE COURT: 2 MEN charged by Mary Ann Ayers landlady of the Plough - dismissed
Beccles Paper, 1 Feb 

BANKRUPT: CHARLES GOLDSMITH, Sale of one fifth share from sale of the Plough of 2  
dwellings and gardens in Northgate

 
Beccles Paper, 20 Nov 
RAVENSMERE: Plough Inn: Mary Ayers, landlady. Drawing liquor before 4 am on Monday  
 
morning.
Beccles Paper 13 Feb 

LAW: 4 men refuse to quit the Plough Public House. Mrs Avers, Landlady.
Transfer of Licence: from RB Snowdon to William Jordan of Carlton Colville
COURT: Assault dismissed. At the Plough - changed its name to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beccles Paper 6 Dec 
Beccles Paper, 29 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 16 Nov 

LICENCES: Temporary Transfer: Royal Oak to Robert Rayner;  
POLICE COURT: Jacob Jacobs, fisherman [probably lived in Northgate] charged with refusing to quit
the Royal Oak on 26 December when requested by the Landlord. He arrived about twelve o’clock, and
as he appeared to be the worse for drink witness objected to his coming in. Defendant asked to be
allowed to enter that he might pay a debt of 2s, and no sooner had he got in than he used most filthy

East Suff Gaz 9 Jan 
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David Lindley, July 2000 
33

expressions,  and  was  too  disorderly  that  witness  had  to  summon the police. The defendant was
further charged with maliciously and wilfully breaking a window at the same time and place. This was
done after he had put the defendant out of the house. Defendant deliberately thrust his fist through a
window in the door, with the threat the he would “do” for the defendant. He was sent to prison for 14
days hard labour.
LICENCE: David Sabutt to the Royal Oak.
ROYAL  OAK, RAVENSMERE; Mr WR Harper (late of the “Hope Gardens” Norwich0 It has been
entirely renovated. Morgan’s Brewery.

1885
1887

East Suff Gaz 31  Mar 
East Suff Gaz 15 Mar 

1890 
 
 

 
 
1890
 
 
1891
1892 
1914

Beccles Paper 10 June 

SALE: Ravensmere & Northgate
Lot 1: Ravensmere: Fully Licencesed Public House: Royal Oak, now tenanted by
Messrs

Lot 2: Northgate: Double Cottage & valuable & productive piece of Garden

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Morgan & Co of Norwich

Occupied by Isaac Amis & Fred Hembling
SALE: RAVENSMEER:
LOT 1 ) Royal Oak tenanted by Messrs Morgan & Co Norwich
(Bought E Morse 305)
LICENCE of Royal Oak transferred to Samuel Sutton

East Suff Gaz 8 Jul 

 
 

East Suff Gaz 5 May 
East Suff Gaz 14 Jun 

TOWN COUNCIL: Royal Oak pub, Ravensmere told to stop keeping pigs.
COUNCIL: Plans approved for  Smoke House at the rear of the Royal Oak in Ravensmere for Mr R
Balls.
A HURICANE IN BECCLES on Monday night between midnight and 3 am, the wind being about 70
mph. It was accompanied by squalls of snow and rain.  
The upper part of a large tree in Dr Wood-Hill’s garden [44 Northgate] was broken off and thrown on
the back bedroom of the Royal Oak, occupied by Mr Mills. It  broke through and smashed a bedstead,
on which Mr Mills’ child had been sleeping only a short time begore. The child, alarmed by the storm,
had fortunately left the bedroom just before the accident occured.  

East Suff Gaz 4 Aug 
1915
East Suff Gaz, 5 Jan 
 
 
RAVENSMERE  35: The Plough

1823 
1830 
1839 
1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 census
1855 
1858 
1864 
1875 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wigg, William
Hatcher, John 
Hatcher, John
Hatcher, John
Hatcher, John 
Godbold, Jeremiah

 
 
 

Farr, Thos
Farr, HS

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Purland, Samuel 
Ayers, John
Ayers, John
Jordan, William  

Goldsmith Trust
Goldsmith Trust
RAVENSMERE 35: The Royal Oak

1880 
1881 
1882 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1901 
1906 

 
 
 
 
 
Morse & Woods 
Morse & Woods 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
David Sarbut 
Robert Harper 
 

John Precious 
Robert Rayner
James Reeves 

 
20

 
Golsmith Trust

Morse & Woods 
Mark Mills jun 
Mark Mills jun 
35 
E & G Morse 

20
Morse & Woods 

 
28

20

 
Mark Mills 
Mark Mills 

Morse & Woods 
printer, machine minder, publican 

born Beccles
4 sitting & Bar 

 
5 bedrooms 
5 occupants
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David Lindley, July 2000 
34
RAVENSMERE No 37

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

44 
41 
D105 
41 
44 
42 
 
84 
241 
A62 
 

Codling late 
Brady, Robt 
Brady, Robt 
Brady, Robt late 
Elvin, Geo 
Sutton, Chas 
Brady, Mary A 
Balls, Robt 
Neech, Jas 
Neech, Jas 
Balls, Ernest 

Horth, Sam 
Horth, Sam 
M  
Horth, Ann 
 
Horth, Sam 

 
 
 
Balls, E

3
2.15 
carter 

 
 

38 
 
Shipmeadow 

 
 
 

4.1
Horth, Sam 

4.1

4.1
30 
Freestone, DE 
Archer, Mrs H 
M  
 

waterman’s wife 

 
4.1
4.1
licensed hawker 
2 sitting

Bungay

 
 

40 
1 bedr 

 
4 occupants

Beccles
RAVENSMERE No 39

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wright, Thos 
Meachem, Chas 
Meachem, Chas 
Meachem, Chas 
Crickmore, Jn 
Pitchers, Wm 
Aldred, Abr 
Bunn, Sam 
Riches, John 
Riches, John 
Neech, William 

Meachem, Sus 
Horth, Sam 

Howlett, Jn 
Howlett, Jn 
Howlett, Jn 

 
Howlett, Emma 

Howlett

3
2.15
sailor 
4.05
4.1

34 
 
Beccles

 
 
 

4.1
56 
Howlett, John 

labourer
 
Ringsfield

 
 

4.1
4.1
own money 
2 bedr 

74 
 

Beccles
4 occupants

2 sitting
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35
41 RAVENSMERE

Built c 1821
1896 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1912 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on east
 All bounded on the north by stable yard and premises belonging to JK & WH Garrod; on the  
south by Waveney Valley Railway on the east by Ravensmere; on the west by Northgate; And  
freehold garden on the west side of Northgate for some time occupied with messe called Montagu
House; bounded on north by part of  Waveney Tannery belonging to JK & WH Garrod, part of  
hereditaments conveyed 5 July 1860 on south by Waveney Valley Railway; east by Northgate; west  
by River Waveney

1st Part: JK Garrod, Gent; 2nd Part: Wm Garrod of Tivetshall, Gent; 3rd Part: John Roger Rush  
Godfrey, Gent; whereas indentures
 
 
 
 
2500;
 
 
 
occupation of  Charles Elvin in the garden in rear of King's House abutting on Ravensmere  

Indenture 28 July

5 July 1860 [Montagu House]
18 December 1864 [Oswald House]
13 January 1874 [King's House] between
1st part: Isaac Preston; 2nd Part: Mary Anne Birkett; 3rd Part: JK & WH Garrod Whereas sold for

All three freehold mess on the east side of Northgate known as Oswald House, Montagu House and
King's House in occupation of William Haverson, [Oswald House], John Godfrey, [Montagu House]
and Charles Toll, [King's House] and gardens and heridataments; Also freehold cottage in  

 
 

 
 
 

 
Sale Catalogue 26 Jul 

SALE: LOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Companies’ Mains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3: Freehold Small Residence known as 41, Ravensmere
 
 
Pantry; and coal house.
 
 
 
 
remove dust and refuse in a sanitary bin.
 

Fronting the Street known as Ravensmere, substantially built of brick & tile, comtaining
On the Ground Floor: Two Sitting Rooms with stoves; Kitchen with range, sink & tap; Lobby;  

Upstairs are 3 Bedrooms, 2 of which have stoves.
Outside is a Yard or Garden in which is a capital brick & tile Shed, with stone fllor, and furnace; and
WC. There is a separate entrance to the Yard from Ravensmetre.
This Lot is sold subject to a Right of Way over the Yard for the owners & occupiers of Lot 2 to  

The property is connected with the Corporation sewers. Gas & Water are laid on from the
 

 
paying Rates.
 
before the expiry of the lease.
 
 
of July, 1896.

This lot is in the occupation of Mr RH Martin, a yearly tenant, at an annual Rent of 14, Landlord
Certain sheds on this Lot are the property of the Tenant, and may be removed by him at any time

The Outgoings are: Land Tax 5s 2d.
The Title shall commence with an Indenture of Conveyance on Sale to the Vendor, dated 22nd day

41 RAVENSMERE A 
 

1841 
1845 
1851 Census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 Census 
1885 
1895 
1901 Census 
1906 Survey 

 
 

50 
47 
D 107 
47 
50 
52 
 
98 
255 
A 60 
 

Barber, John 
Barber, Keturah 
Barber, Keturah 
Barber, Keturah 
Barber, Keturah 
Nunn, Eliza 
Nunn, Eliz 
Nunn, Eliz 
Elvin, Chas 
Elvin, Chas 
Bird, WB

Girling, Eliz 
Girling, Eliz 

Birkett, MA 
Birkett, Mary A 
Garrod, JK & W 
 
 
Godfrey, John 

Harmer (agent) 

 
 
cow keeper 
 
 


3.1 

61 

 
5.05 

11 
cowkeeper 

Brampton 

 
 
 

 

Garrod, JK & W 

61 
 
Mutford

 
 

 
 
gardener domes 
3 bedrmss

10 
13.1 
74 

Ellough
6 occupants

 
4 sitting

41 RAVENSMERE B
1841 

 
 
 
 
 

51 
48 
D 108 
48 
50.1 

Algar, Robt 
Wright, Thos 
Wright, Thos 
Wright, Thos late
Barber, Keturah 

Girling, Eliz 
Girling, Eliz 

Birkett, MA 
Birkett, Mary A 

 
 
labourer
 
 


1.15 
 

1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 

65 
Wheatacre 
 
 
 
 
 
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41 .1 SILLETT’S COTTAGES
 
 
NORTHGATE BLB

1 SILLETT’S COTTAGES
1841 

 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

53 
50 
D 113 

53 
54 
 
101 
261 
A 59 
 

Nicholds, John 
Nicholas, John 
Nicholds, John 
Lark, Wm 
Allen, Robt 
Baxter, Jacob 
Darby, George 
Finch, John 
Ward, Wm E 
Ward, Alice 
Johnson, William

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm 

 
Wright, Wm sen 
Hindes, Anna 

Hindes, Anna 
Beales, Mrs A 

Snell, RW 

 


66 
Wright, Wm 

sergt at mace 
Freethorpe 

 
 
 

7.1 



waterman



3 bedr 

37 
 
Geldeston

 
 

39 

Norwich
2 sitting

2 occupants
2 SILLETT’S COTTAGES

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

54 
51 
D 112 
52 
54 
55 
 
102 
262 
A 58 
 

Waters, Wm 
Waters, Wm 
Wright,Sam 
Wright, Sam 
Revell, Joseph 
Revell, Joseph 
Revell, Joseph 
Revell, Joseph 
Davey, Herbt 
Barkway, Eliza 
Snowling, William  

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm 

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm sen 
Hindes, Anna 

Hindes, Anna 
Beales, Mrs A 

Snell, RW 


3.1 
boat builder jour 
4.1 


railway horse dr 



2 bedr 

66 
Beccles

 
 
 

48 
Mendham

 
 

48 

Reynistone 
1 sitting

2 occupants
3 SILLETT’S COTTAGES

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 

 
 

55 
52 
D 111 
53 
55 
56 
 
103 
 
A 57 
 

Mills, Benj 
Mills, Benj 
Wright, Wm 
Kindred, Alfd 
Taylor, Robt jun 
Whiting, Cleare 
Whiting, Cleare 
Whiting, Cleare 
Whiting, Cleare 
Whiting, Cleare 
Stanford, William

 
 

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm sen 
Hindes, Anna 

Hindes, Anna 
Beales, Mrs A 

Snell, RW 

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm 
63 

3.1 
boat builder 
4.1 


wood sawyer 


sawyer
2 bedr 

Horning

 
 
 

50 
Alburgh

 
 

263 
66 

Aldborough 
1 sitting

 
2 occupants
4 SILLETT’S COTTAGES
 
 
 
 

1841
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 

53 
D 110 
54 
56 
57 
 
104 
264 
A 56 
 

Hopson, John 
Wright, Wm sen 
Wright, Wm sen 
Wright, Wm 
Hindes, Anna 
Hindes, Anna 
Elvin, George 
Copeman, Wm 
Copeman, Wm 
Copeman, William  

Wright, Wm 

Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm sen 
Hindes, Anna 

Hindes, Anna 
Beales, Mrs A 

Snell, RW 

3.1 
boatbuilder 
4.15 
5.1 

house owner 


bricklayerBeccles
2 bedr 

63 
Harning

 
 
 

69 
Beccles

 
 

35 
2 sitting
5 occupants
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38
43 RAVENSMERE

see 76 & 78 Northgate
1842 
 

SALE: Oswald to Sell at King’s Head: [Robert Neech, the Elder, bankrupt:]
LOT 2.  NORTHGATE: [Nos 76 & 78] House & Cottage on the East Side opposite Lot 1, Four slatted
Stable, Two Loose Boxes ... Pump with excellent Spring Water
LOT 3. Cottage fronting Back Street leading from Bridge to Red Lion, occupied by Edward Hindes,
vet, Charles Allen & Sam Neech.

Norwich Mercury 12 Mar
 
 
 

1920 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Jan 

SALE: Executors of John Barmby: Nos 76 & 78 NORTHGATE, frontage of 36ft extending to  
 
pa.No 78 in occupation of Charles Grimmer, rent 10.
 
Premises: Brick & Tile Stable with 2 Loose Boxes, with Shed at end, Coach House with Loft over,
brick & tile FISH CURING HOUSE, cart Lodge, in occupation of Mr RW Balls. Rent 10.
 

RAVENSMERE, Brick & Tile with cement fronts. No 76 in occupation of James Keeble, Rent 6  
 
 
Fronting RAVENSMERE a Brick & Tiled COTTAGE; No 43 RAVENSMERE: Fish curers  
 
 
 
[withdrawn at 475]

1841 
1845 
1851 census 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 

64 
62 
D 114 
71 
72 
73 
 
138 
271 
A 55 
 

Neech, Sam 
Bishop, Wm 
Bishop, Wm 
Barmby, Wm 
Barmby, Sarah 
Legood, Robt 
Legood, Robt 
Legood, Robt 
Keable, Jas 
Keable, Jas 
Keable, Jas 

Neech, Robt 
Barmby, Robt 

Barmby, Robt 
Barmby, Robt 
Barnby, John 

Barnby, John 
Barnby, John 

Keable, Jas 


3.05 
carter 
5.05 
6.1 
6.1 
fish curer
10 
10 
ag lab 
3 bedr 

42 
Norwich

 
 
 

61 
Moulton

 
 

35 

Denton
2 sitting

4 occupants
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RAVENSMERE Nos 45, 47, 49 The Quadrant
RAVENSMERE No 45 
 
 

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1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
139 
272 
A 54 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Jacobs, Geo 
Jacobs, Sam 
Jacobs, Sam 
Jacobs, Sam 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hindes & Co 
Hindes & Co 

Hindes & Co 



labourer
2 bedr 

70 

Gillingham 
3 sitting

2 occupants
RAVENSMERE No 47

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1899 
1901 census 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
140 
273 
A 53 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Leman, Chas 
Bailey, Fred 
Bailey, Fred 
Bailey, Fred 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hindes & Co 
Hindes & Co 
M  
Hindes & Co 



parish 
2 bedr 

42 

 
3 sitting

Bungay
3 occupants

RAVENSMERE No 49

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1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 
1885 
1899 
1901 survey 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
141 
274 
A 52 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Whiting, Wm 
Howell, Maria 
Howell, Maria 
Barnard, Wm C 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hindes & Co 
Hindes & Co 

Hindes & Co 



charwoman 

66 

Brisingham 
3

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NORTHGATE YC & Rosemary Lane No 1 etc
Rosehall ManorNor YC

1600.1
1600.2
1668 
 
1729 
 
1761 
 
1722 

 
 

 
 

Gillingwater
Lockington
Ward, for a decayed tent in Northgate late Lockington 
for a hempland in Northgate late Gillingwater, since Lockington 
Widow Yallop, for a decayed tent.in Northgate late Lockington 
for a hempland late Lockington 
Edward Blowers, tent in Northgate
tent late Lockington 
Thomas Hawke, tent. or house on east side of Northgate late Lockington 

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 

 
 
Rent 1s
 
 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 3d

 
 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 3d
Rent 1s
Rent 3d
Rent 1s 3d

Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

NORTHGATE BK
1806 
1840 
 
1866 
NORTHGATE BLC, & BLA & BLB
1806 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

William Oswald, land 
Richard Burwood, a piece of land, part of estate of Thomas Hawkes & late of
William Oswald
Rebecca Burwood

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
John Norman, messe and yard in Northgate. Other Part Oswald.  
 
Rent 6d
FURTHER DIVISION OF PROPERTY
this became:
ROSEMARY LANE No 1
 
 
 
 
 
NORTHGATE BLC

1814 
1820 
 
1835 
 
also

Rosehall Manor Rental 

James Last. Garden opposite house of James Last purchased of John Norman 
Edward Arnold, piece of Garden opposite his dwelling house, purchased
of James Last 
William Delf, Garden ground on which a cottage is now erected, occupied
by Mr Whitehead. Late Edward Arnold & James Last

Rent 2d
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
ROSEMARY LANE No 4
 
 
 
 
 
NORTHGATE BLA

BUILT c1807
1814? 

Rosehall Manor Rental 
John Killett, land in Northgate, late John Norman, before Thomas Hawke 
Rent 2d

1819 
 
 
 
 

Ipswich Journal, 10 Oct 

Eligible Freehold Dwellings Sale of property of John Killett
 
Fruit Trees; occupied by John Killett, the Proprietor. Lies between two Streets and is suitable for

 
 
building.
 

LOT 1: Excellent Tenement or Cottage: Kitchen, 2 Chambers, Wash House, 2 Gardens, 16 Rods;  
 
 
LOT 2: Cottage adjoining with same Rooms. Garden 4 Rods. In occupation of William Wright
ROSEMARY LANE No ?

1832 
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

John Cross now residing in Ireland. piece of land near Northgate on which
a mese is now erected. late Jn Killett, before Norman

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
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1837 
 
1854 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

Mary Gibson, widow, piece of land near Northgate on which messe. is now
erected, late John Cross, before John Killet (later Thomas Garrod) 
Thomas Garrod

 
 
 
Rent 2d
Rosehall Manor Rental 
ROSEMARY LANE No 5

BUILT c1807
1814? 

 
 

 
 

Patrick
John Killett.
Eligible Freehold Dwellings Sale of property of John Killett
LOT 3: [see above] Cottage near the above. 6 Rods. In occupation of Sam Wigg.
All erected within the last 12 years.
Sam Wigg
WH Leavold & James Copeman (Trustees of Sam Wigg deceased) messe &
premises in occupation of Mrs Feltham in or near Northgate. Late Sam Wigg,
before Patrick 

1814.1
1819 
 
 
1828 
1835 
 
 

Ipswich Journal, 10 Oct 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
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EAST SIDE OF STREET ---------------------------------------------------
Ravensmere: The National Schools [now the site of the Fire Station]

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1872 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1874 
 
 
 
 
 
1874 
 

 
 

DEATH of Robert Sparrow. In his will he devised to Archibald, Earl of Gosford [his son in law] this
land in Ravensmere

Will 2 Apr
 
Indenture 15 Oct 

SALE of Earl of Gosford’s estates: to Dorothea Louisa Howman, one piece of Freehold Land  
0a-2r-7p bounded by property of William Delf, Esq. to the NORTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Houghton, linen draper
& other poorer classes in the Parish of Beccles.

 
 
 
 

Land of Frederick Hayward to the EAST
The Garden of Henry Sallows Davy  to the SOUTH
Ravensmere to the WEST.
WILL of Dorothea Howman: Rev Mr Boycott, clerk & WE Crowfoot, surgeon, Trustees. Sold 100
SALE to Henry Read, Esq.
SALE: John Read to Rector of Beccles for 150: To Rev Talbot Johnston & Read Crisp, printer &

Will 8 Jan
Sale, 20 Dec
Sale, 19 May

 
 

- Churchwardens: For a school only for the labouring, manufacuring   
Beccles Paper 12 Jun 

New National School Rooms: Designs of Messrs Hayley & Dawes of Manchester accepted. Cost
1,500. Sixteen designs submitted.

 
Beccles Paper 18 Sep 

Tenders for building Schools & Teacher’s Residence to be sent to architects Messrs Hayley &  
Dawes, 37 Cross Street, Manchester.

 
Beccles Paper 10 Jul 

NATIONAL SCHOOL: Meeting concerning National School decide to keep it as a church school.
 
 
 
numbers increased. The Corporation & the Feoffees lent one room for boys and another for girls.
This lasted until 1837. 500 was raised and rooms were built [the National Schools buildings in  
Newgate.]. At the same time the British Schools were founded [the Non-Conformist schools]. In
1867 the present schools were built at a cost of 2,000 & could accommodate 400 children.

 
two small cottages almost opposite this room [the girls’ National Schoolroom in Ravensmere] which  
they knocked into one room and there educated 30 or 40 children. This went on for several years,

WE Crowfoot: About 60 years ago a few ladies in the town, with the sanction of the Rector, hired
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 10 Mar 

NATIONAL SCHOOLS: 380 Schloars [corrected to 422] on books, 300 average attendance.
 
 
 
 
Schools & that would explain the state of things.
 
Master of the National School. Thanks Mayor etc for giving him present of 12 guineas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

School must build a fence to separate themselves from neighbouring fields.
Report states that the Religious Education of the children is poor. Rector had been too busy to teach
the children since he arrived, but his Curate would now do so. For nearly two years previous to his
coming, his predecessor from various causes which he could well understand did not visit the  

NATIONAL SCHOOLS; Mr Wiseman leaving Beccles after 34 years Residence & for 29 years  

1888 
1895 
Sunday  afternoon.  The  noise  and  confusion  were  most  alarming,  particularly  when  the  shutters  of  several  shops  were
simultaneously carried away by one of the most furious gusts of wind. The woodwork on the top of the Church Steeple, south
side, was displaced, and two chimneys in the National School [RAVENSMERE] were blown down, considerably damaging the
roof. The Sunday School children were in the building at the time  and were naturally much alarmed. A house in RAVENSMERE  
occupied by Mr Larter, insurance agent, presented most striking evidence of the force of the gale, the entire roof having been
lifted bodily and collapsed as flat as a pancake with the ends extending several feet over the eaves. Fortunately the occupants
sustained no personal injury; but they were obliged to remove their furniture from the  wrecked building..

Beccles Guide Book 

The National Schools have accommodation for nearly 600 children
TERRIFIC  GALE:  The  most  destructive  gale  in  this  country  since  4  August 1879, prevailed on

Beccles Paper 26 Mar 
RAVENSMERE NO 2 
 
 

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72 
107 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Stimpson, Henry 
Stimpson, Hy 
Algar, Geo 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Darby, S
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

38 
 
Darby, EC 

tailor, master 
12 

Beccles

 
 

 
10 
 
 
 
 
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1901
1906 

 
 
Hurren, Henry 
Hurren, Henry 
3 bedr 
3 sitting
4 occupants
RAVENSMERE No 4 
 
 

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1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
73 
108 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Rogers, Thos 
Fiske, Wm 
Bansbury, Walt 
Hurren, Harry 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Darby, EC 
Hurren, Henry 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

46 
Darby, S

innkeper unemp 
 
 
3 ber 

Shropshire 

 
 

12 
10 
3 sitting

 
2 occupants

 
 
 
 

RAVENSMERE 6
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1845 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1906 survey 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
74 
109 
 

 
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Taylor, Wm 
Hewitt
Ingate, Chas 
Ingate, Charles 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Darby, S
Darby, EC 
Darby, AW 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

36 
 

brewer clerk 
12 
 
3 bedr 

Holton

 
 

 

10 
3 sitting

 
6 occupants

 
 
 
 

RAVENSMERE No 8
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1875 
1881 census 
1885 
1899 
1906 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
75 
110 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
not built
Taylor, Wm 
Alecock, Edw 
Atmore, Wm Jn 
Atmore, William

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Darby, S
Darby, EC 
Darby, Sam exors

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

42 
 

plumber/glazier 
12 
 
3 bedr 

Beccles

 
 
 

10 
3 sitting

 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 

DENMARK ROAD IS HERE -----------------------------------------------
RAVENSMERE MISSION ROOM

1890: RAVENSMERE MISSION ROOM: from Beccles Almanack 1890
Services: Tuesday 7.30 p.m.; Sunday 2.30 p.m. Mr RC Dunt’s Class for Lads
A Band of Hope is conducted in connection with each of the Mission Rooms.
The meetings of the CETS are held monthly at the Ingate Street Mission Room.
Church of England Mission Room in Ravensmere on the corner of Denmark Road
This was set up some time towards the end of the 19th century, but was in existence by 1900. I think it replaced the temporary
building in Bridge Street. It was used for various parochial purposes as well as for services on Tuesdays. It could seat 100
people and was sold and converted into a bungalow in 1980.

RAVENSMERE MISSION ROOM
July 20 1962?
Ravensmere Mission Room lost its bell turret and single bell.
Built in 1892-93 [? see above] it replaced a similar building in Bridge Street. Dedicated 24 February 1893 by Canon Rowsell.
Seated 150 people. The gift of Mrs JR Crowfoot in memory of her sister-in-law Miss Mary Crowfoot who died in 1891. The site,

from Eugene Ulph’s Scrapbook 1962-64
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the gift of J Edwin Crisp of Homefield. Restored in 1933, a large Vestry added.
There used to be an annual Wherry Man’s Service held there.

PROVIDENCE   PLACE,   POUND   ROAD   &   RAVENSMERE
EAST ARE HERE ------------------------------------------------------------

RAVENSMERE 38 & 40

1885
 

East Suff Gaz 23 Jun 

SALE: by executors of late Samuel Tovell by H & J Read.
LOT 1 Residence in Ravensmere [No 38] occupied by the Proprietor: Entrance Hall, Parlour, Dining
Room, Kitchen, Back Kitchen & Four Bedrooms & Garden 0a 1r 6p altogether.
LOT 2:  Small Residence in Ravensmere [No 40] adjoining Lot 1 containing Entrance Hall, Parlour,
Lobby, Kitchen, Pantries, Cellar & three sleeping Rooms, with offices. Well planted Garden containing
31 p, occupied by John Browne, a quarterly tenant. Annual Rent 10-10s

 
 
 

1882 
 

Beccles Paper 28 Nov 

DEATH OF COWS: Mr James Bullen, [Nos 36 & 38] copwkeeper turned out 5 cows & 3 heifers  
upon a meadow adjoining his premises in Ravensmere. They all died that afternoon.

 
RAVENSMERE No 38

Owner 
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Kent, Mrs 
Kent, Mrs 
Kent, Mrs 

 

Date 
1851 
1855 
1865 
1875 
1881 
1885 
 
 
 

Occupant
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
Samuel Tovell  
1899 
1901 
1906 

 

Value 
 
12.05
14
15
15

mar  
M  

Age 
79 

occupation 
retired famer 

 
born Wrentham

born

15 
Robert Candler 
Robert Candler 
Freestone, Mrs HC

U   
15
 
 

70 
corn merchant 
Geldeston


4 Bedrooms 

83 

retired farmer 
4 Sitting Rooms 

North Cove
2 occupants

RAVENSMERE NO  40

Darby, William 
Darby, William sen
Darby, William 
Jones, Mrs 
 
Samuel Tovell 
Barker, Charles 
Barker, Charles 

1845 
1855 
1865 
 
1881 
1885 
1899 
1901 

Hochkin, William
Jarman, Jas 
Meen, William 
1875 
Brown, John 
Brown, John 
Brown, John 
Brown, John 

5
9.15

10.1
Darby, Ed Chas 

10.1
M  48 

 

 
10.1
10.1
 

 
journeyman currier
 
Beccles
M  68 
 
currier 
 
 
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RAVENSMERE: NORTH HOUSE

NORTH HOUSE
 Said to have been built in 1866

1848 
Apr. 21 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARRIAGE
WM. HOCHKIN full age bach superintendent of timberyard otp &
MATILDA BARBER full age spin milliner otp by licence
G.F.  HENRY HOCHKIN 
B.F.  ROBERT BARBERcarpenter
by H. Owen Rector
both signed  
 

fellmonger

Witt. 
Mary Ann Barber  

Jonathan Barber X
 
13 OLD MARKET

OWNER 
Woodroffe,  Thos 
Woodroffe, Wm 

 

DATE 
1855 
1861 

VALUE 
14 
14 

 

OCCUPANT 
Hochkin, Wm
Barber, Eliz

OCCUPATION

1861 
 
[1869 
1871 
 
1873 
 
1879 
 
1879 
 
1880
 
1892 
 
 
 
1892 
 
 
1893 
 
1894 
 
1894 
 
1894 
 
 
1906 
1915 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1922 
 

Beccles Paper 3 Sep 

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

 
Post OfficeDirectory  
DIRECTORY: William Hochkin, timber merchant, Corporation Wharf]
Beccles Paper 4 Apr 

SALE by Lady leaving Beccles: A good Bath Chair & Piano, at considerably below their value. Mr
Hochkins, North House.
 
Ravensmere

 
 
 

DIRECTORY: William Hochkin, timber merchant, Corporation Wharf, PR [Private Residence]:  
Beccles Paper,  1 Apr 

SALE IN LIQUIDATION: Mr William Hochkin, timber merchant. Stock in Trade & Household  
Furniture, at North House, Ravensmere.

 
Beccles Paper 29 May 

SALE: Lot 1  Handsome Modern Residence called North House, tastefully arranged Gardens. Late
occupant Mr W. Hochkin.

 
East Suff Gaz 28 Dec 
THE YEAR 1880:

 
6) DEATHS in the YEAR: William Hochkin,

 
 

SALE: Ravensmere - North House - The Commodious & well-built North House, situate in  
 
rear, now in the occupation of Mr E Percival Smith, veterinary surgeon, a yearly tenant, at the Rent
of 40.

Beccles Paper 3 May 
Ravensmere, standing in tastefully arranged Garden, with Surgery & extensive range of Stabling in
 
 
Beccles Paper 4 Oct 

SALE or to be LET: Ravensmere, North House
 
excellent stabling & tastefully laid out Garden, within two minutes walk of the River Waveney.

 
 

Comfortable modern Residence, containing 3 Reception Rooms & 5 Bedrooms, with Vinery,  
Beccles Paper 15 Aug 

SCARLET FEVER: Miss Thompson, of the Post Office has caught Scarlet Fever. The patient has
been removed to NORTH HOUSE, RAVENSMERE, where thorough isolation is possible.

 

COUNCIL: RAVENSMERE: North House: Mr Le Grice’s Slaughter House on the premises be  
registered.

Beccles Paper 13 Feb 
 

COUNCIL   RAVENSMERE: “North House” tenancy not to be renewed. [used as an Isolation  
Hospital]   

Beccles Paper 12 Jun 
 

COUNCIL: Estimate of cost of putting North House, (temporarily used to isolate infectious  
diseases)  RAVENSMERE into tenantable repair, sent in by Mr Le Grice, was 16 10s. He should be  
offered 10.
 

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

 
 
 

The owner William Le Grice was a butcher at 4 Newmarket.

DEATH of Albert W Darby JP, partner in the firm of Daby Bros, timber merchants, aged 64. His  
 
 
Sailed “Sunbeam” and won the Challenge Cup last season.
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 6 Apr 

chief recreation was yachting. He assisted in the revival of the Regatta, whgich fell into abeyance on  
the death of his father, Samuel Darby [who died 31 years before]. He was secretary for 20 years.  

 

 
West Africa, two in London and the youngest is a Lieutenant in the 3rd East Anglian Howitzers.
 
Colin]

He was a Liberal. Leaves a widow, one daughter & six sons, two of whom are in Canada, one in  
[in 1904 & 1913 he lived at North House, in Ravensmere. His Sons: ARM Darby, Frank, Lieut  
East Suff Gaz 24 April 

I, William Henry Cook, late of North House, Beccles, but now residing at Pond Farm, Mutford,  
Hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife Emma Jackson  

 
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Cook. Dated 21 day of April 1922. WH Cook
 

Witness W Bryan Forward, Solicitor, Beccles

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1875 
188 census 
1885 
1899 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1930 
1938 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
83 
83 
 
151 
310 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

not built
not built
not built
not built
Hochkin, Wm 
Hochkin, Wm 
28 
Newson, Henry 
Darby, Albt 
Darby, Albert   
Darby, Albert
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Aldred, Douglas
Adred, DC 
Adred, DC 
Adred, DC 

 

 
Hochkin, Wm 

28 

Hochkin, Wm 
Newson, Hy 


Newson, Henry 
Le Grice, Wm 
Le Grice, W 

41 
34 
20 
5 bedr 

Vet 
Lound 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
4 sitting

 
7 occupants

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

cattle dealer 
cattle dealer
cattle dealer
cattle dealer

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

coal & coke merchant
coal & coke merchant
coal & coke merchant

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LIST OF BOATS REGISTERED IN 1900

Wherries
 
 
1866 built?
1871 
1878? 
1892 
1906 Survey 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1930 
1938 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Adcock
 

 
owner

 
 

North House 
 

 
occupant

Zoe 
 
27 tons

 
 
 

 
 
 
Le Grice, Wm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hochkin
Hochkin
Smith. Percival 
Darby, Albert 
Darby, Albert 
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Freeman, Charles
Aldred, Douglas
Aldred, Douglas
Aldred, Douglas
Aldred, Douglas

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

timber merchant
timber merchant
Vet
timber & brick merchant born 1850
timber & brick merchant died 1915
cattle dealer
cattle dealer
cattle dealer
cattle dealer 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

coal & coke merchant
coal & coke merchant
coal & coke merchant

RAVENSMERE UNKNOWN James Hardy’s House
1818
SALE  of  FURNITURE  by  S  Crowe  at  Beccles  of  Furniture  late  Mrs  Keddington  ...  quantity of
Norwich Mercury 6 Jun 

orange
 
for Carpenter or a Wheelwright. James Hardy, proprietor.

& lemon trees. At White Lion:-
SALE of new-built HOUSE, 6 Sleeping Rooms, Dairy, Stabling for 3 Horses, Workshop, Saw-Pit  

 
 
1820 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
1822 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Deed 98; 9 Nov 

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

 
 

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

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

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

 
 

 
the Fen, WEST.

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

Auction by Sam Crowe, under deed of assignment for benefit of creditors at King’s Head
 
 
saw pit, spacious yard, and newly planted garden, containing more than a quarter of an acre of land,  
now in the occupation of Mr James Hardy, millwright.
 
 

Ipswich Journal 21 Jan

 
dairy and other convenient offices & six sleeping rooms; also stabling for three horses, workshop,

Very excellent NEW-BUILT brick and tiled Messuage, with sash front: containing parlour, kitchen,

 
 

 
carpenter or wheelwright.

The above estate situate in Beccles, and in every respect calculated for carrying on the trade of  

OTHER PROPERTIES
ALSO

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1879 
 
ALSO
1879 
ALSO
1879 
 
ALSO
1879 
 
ALSO
1879 
 
ALSO
1879 
 
ALSO
1879 
 

 
 

 
 

SALE: Newly erected Stable & Coach House, with loft over
latel occupied by William Hochkin

Beccles Paper 29 May 
SALE : Lot 2  Building Land 0a 2r 17p on East Side of Lot 1 and small Barn

SALE: Lot 5:  Small double Residence in Ravensmere  Opposite Lot 1
Occupied by MA Knights & C Ives

Beccles Paper 29 May 
 
 
Beccles Paper 29 May 

SALE: Lot 6:  Residence in 3 Tenements adjoining Lot 5
Occupied by F Laws, FR Ulph & R Turrell

 
 
Beccles Paper 29 May 

SALE: Lot 7:  Small Double Residence next to Lot 6
Occupied by R Woodgate & W Walker

 
 
Beccles Paper 29 May 

SALE: Lot 8: Small Residence next to Lot 7
In the occupation of W Beckett & R Chase

 
 
Beccles Paper 29 May 

SALE: Lot 9: Small piece of building land at the corner of the road, OPPOSITE lot 4
Occupied by W Beckett

 
 

RAVENSMERE
1888 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Jan 

SALE by Mortgagees, recently occupied by James Bullen
 
cow-house & other buildings, well planted garden.. 1r 32p.
 
Common 1 rood.
 

 
 
 
 
 

Lot 1: Newly erected brick & Tiled Double Residence with detached Wash-house, boarded & tiled
Lot 2: Building Land now pasture on west side of Lot 1 and abutting on road leading to the  
Lot 3 Building Land lying on east side of Lot 1 containing 1r 8p

1889 
 

Beccles Paper 11 June 

SALE: 5 Brick & Tiled Cottages, occupied by James Linder, Mrs Caroline Wigg, Mrs M Woodcock,
Mrs Harriet Reynolds, & Mrs Elizabeth Nunn. Aggregate Rent 20-12s

 
 

SALE 23 June 1936 late Mrs Irah Read
LOT 4. Nos. 22 -

28 (even) RAVENSMEER.
THE ADJOINING Block of Four Cottages

pleasingly situated, fronting the ground of Staithe House and abutting on the allotments on the North side.
The Cottages are built of brick and tile with small front gardens. Each contains
LARGE FRONT SITTING ROOM with stove and cupboards;
LIVING ROOM with sink, copper and heater stove; Pantry and
TWO BEDROOMS, that in front having a ~replace.

Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
49

There is a tap of Company’s water over the sink in No. 22, the other three Cottages sharing a tap in the rear.
No. 22 has a small back yard, in which there is a W.C.
There are W.C’s. and  SMALL BACK GARDENS in the rear of Nos. 24, 26 and 28 with side entrances.
The owner and occupiers of No, 22 hate a right of way over the yard on the East side of Lot 3 to and from Pound Road.

These are let on quarterly tenancies to Messrs. R. W. Keeley, L. Aldred, W. G. Alger and Mrs.G. Neech respectively at rentals
aggregating to 52 6s. 8d. per annum.

ANNUAL OUTGOING paid by the Landlord
Parochial Rates, amount payable for the current year 13 5s 9d
Water Rate 2 1s 4d

Conveyance dated 12 October 1911.
Beccles, Streets, Ravensmere Properties 
David Lindley, July 2000 
50
RAVENSMERE EAST

1920 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 23 Mar 

SALE: Nos 20 - 26 RAVENSMERE ROAD EAST:
No 20 occupation A Hardbord 
No 22 occupation P James
No 24 occupation E Sarbutt 
No 26 occupation Swann

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purchased Rump 180
withdrawn at 170
Purchased E Sarbutt 175
withdrawn 170

 
 

No 28 occupation E Rump
No 32 occupation J Thorley 
No 34 occupation A Elliott

 
Purchased J Steer 255

Purchased Mrs Sutherland 195
Purchased Mr A Elliott 195