ROOK’S LANE

1858 
 
 
 
 

John Goffin of Beccles at 1 am created a disturbance in Rook’s Lane after he was refused admittance
 
 
 
succeeded in getting him out & conveyed him to the Station. Reprimanded.

Beccles Paper 25 May 

 
afterwards she saw him hanging to a linen post in the Yard, Cut down, but was nearly strangled and  
afterwards ran down to the River & plunged in, threatening to drown himself. PC’s Baldry & Lay

to the house occupied by Mrs Candler (with whom he was on very intimate terms) - shortly  
 
1914-1918 WAR SERVICE

BARBER, Robert W 
HADINGHAM, GA
COOK, Edward W
MADDIS, Ernest
CHAPLIN, Herbert W 
BAXTER, Henry C
ADAMS, Robert J.,





 

Rook's Lane 
Rook's Lane 
Rook's Lane 
Rook's Lane 

Rook's Lane 
Rook's Lane 

1911 
 
1907 

2nd 
2nd 
 
 
1915 
5th 
 

Lincolns
Norfolks
Essex 
Connaught Rangers
 
Suffolks
Tank Corps,  

 
 
 

Pte 
1914 Star, Wounded

 
 
 

Pte 

Wounded 4 times
Wounded twice
Spr 
Wounded

1914 
Rook's Lane 

Pte 
Royal Engineers 
 

 
 

1914 
1913 

L/Cpl 
Sergt.  

1939-45 WAR SERVICE

ETTERIDGE, Claud C.,  
ETTERIDGE, Edmund W.,

1936 
1943 


Rooks-lane 
Rooks-lane 

Royal Air Force 
Royal Navy 

Cpl. 
Stoker 1st Class. 

ROOK’S LANE A
North side of Rook’s Lane
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rook’s A
These buildings have been destroyed and the Co-op is now built here.

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Philpot
Fisher, Rook’s Lane 
Nicholas Dodson, gent, for a tent in Rook’s Lane late Fisher, sometime Philpot
(folio 208) 
Nicholas Dodson, piece of land in Rook’s Lane, late John Seaman, late Cheston,
between the messe of said Nicholas West & a messe and yard of Samuel Wisher
on the east, containing in length from the street 18ft and in width 9 feet, which he
purchased of John Seaman 
Samuel Fisher, tent late Cheston in Rook’s Lane, north 
Nicholas Dodson, tent in Rook’s Lane, late Horne, north 
Nicholas Dodson, for a tent in Rook’s Lane, late Fisher, north
Robert Smyth, clerk, for a tent in Rook’s Lane late Fisher 
Robert Smyth, clerk, for a tent sometime Cheston 
Robert Smyth, clerk, for a tent in Rook’s Lane, late Horne 
Robert Smyth, clerk, for a tent in Rook’s Lane 
Daniel Wright, [married Elizabeth Bean in 1713] for a tent in Rook’s Lane, late
Dodson
Daniel Wright, tent in Rook’s lane, formerly Fisher, since Smith & late William
Badelow 
Charles Wright, [born 1718, died 1778, son of Daniel Wright. He was the
builder who did the renovations on Leman House, and built the Town Hall]

for a tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Fisher, Smith, William Badelow, late Daniel
Wright
Charles Wright, tent in Rook’s lane, formerly Cheston, Smith, Badelow, late
Daniel Wright 
Charles Wright, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Horne’s, since Smith, late Daniel
Wright
Charles Wright, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Smith, Bardelow, late Daniel
Wright
Charles Wright’s late dwelling house with new and proper offices, a good shop
next the street, a carpentres’ workshop, an Oatmeal mill house and stables and
other outhouses with a convenient yard and a small garden together with a small
tenement adjoining, both of which are now under lease to a substantial tenant for
seven years from Michaelmas last at 15 p.a.
Enquiries: Thomas Lovewell or John Bilby, executors.
John Wright, yeoman, for a tent in Rook’s Lane, Fisher, Smyth, William Badelow,
late Charles Wright 
John Wright, yeoman, tent in Rook’s Lane, Cheston, Smyth, Badelow, late
Charles Wright
John Pleasants, joiner, [born 1726, died 1779] tent in Rook’s Lane,Horne, Smith,
Charles Wright
John Pleasants, joiner, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Smith, Badelow, Charles
Wright
John Pleasants, tent in Rook’s Lane, late of  Charles Wright, deceased, before  
of Daniel Wright, before Dodson
John Pleasants [probably from John Wright]
John Pleasants, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Daniel Wright, before Dodson 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2s 0d 1/2d

 
 
 
 
 
 

Task D30 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Rent 4d
Rent 2d
Rent 8d 1/2d
Rent 4d
Rent 3d
Rent 2d
Rent 8d 1/2d

Rent 3d
Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
 
Beccles Manor Renta 
Beccles Manor Renta 
 

 
 

Task 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 3d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Court 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Task P61 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 4d
Rent ?
Task 10d

Beccles Manor Court 
 
Task P63 

To be Let and entered into immediately at Beccles in Suffolk, a very good House, well situated and
 
Pleasants carried on a very large and extensive business in the above branches. The stock of oak
timbers, wainscot and deals of various dimensions to be sold at a fair valuation. For particulars  
enquire of John Barcham [John Barcham married Susan Pleasants in 1753] or Owen Holmes,  

Norwich Newspaper 
with every desirble convenience for a Carpenter, Joiner and Cabinet Maker, in which the late John
 

 
 
 

 
1780 
 
 
 
 
 
1785 
 
1807 
 
 
 
1826 
 
1832 
 
“1829”
 
 
 
1852 
 
 
 
1858 
 
 

executors to the late Mr Pleasants
Norwich Newspaper 

William Denny, carpenter and joiner, having taken the stock and premises of the late Mr John  
Pleasants, deceased, intends carrying on the trade complete, in all its branches, and therefore humbly  
solicits the continuance of support of Mr Pleasants’s friends and of all who will please to favour him  
with their commands, assuring them, that his constant attention to their interest and approbation shall  
be devoted to their service. He also carries on the cabinet and chair making business in the general  
taste and on the most reasonable terms. [He had previously been at Yoxford]
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

John Barcham, in right of his wife, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Daniel Wright,
before Dodson, late John Pleasants
Charles Baldry, of Westhall, farmer, [Charles Baldry married Esther Barcham
in January 1784]
 in right of his wife, Esther, several tents in Rook’s Lane,
formerly Charles Wright, since of John Pleasants, lately Susanna Barcham,
widow
Esther Baldrey, several tents in Rook’s Lane, formerly Susanna Barcham,
late Charles Baldrey (in 1832 John Aldous)
John Aldous, several tents in Rook’s Lane, formerly Esther Baldrey, Charles
Baldrey and Barcham 
John Aldous, late Baldry:
 
 
 
John Aldous, late Baldry:
 
 
 

Task B129 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
           Rents 2d, 8d 1/2d, 4d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
            Rents 2d, 8d 1/2d, 4d & 3d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
formerly Fisher
formerly Cheston
formerly Horne
formerly Smith 
formerly Fisher
formerly Cheston
formerly Holmes
formerly Smith 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

           Rents 4d, 3d, 2d and 8d 1/2d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 4d
Rent 3d
Rent 2d
Rent 8d 1/2d
Rent 4d
Rent 3d
Rent 2d
Rent 8d 1/2d

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

Joseph Leggett (many years foreman to late Mr J Aldous) Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer & Paper  
Hanger, near the Church, Beccles - succeeded to old established shop & business of late John  

 
Aldous.

 

1884 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 16 June 

SALE: Lot 1: Newmarket & Rooks Lane. Excellent Cabinet Maker’s Shop & Premises.
 
 
buildings comprising: Workshop, Warehouse, Stable, with loft over, Gig House & Saw Shed; Piece  
of Garden Ground, spacious Yard occupied by Mr HB Smith, cabinet maker & upholsterer. [No 10]
 
William Bobbett. [Nos 9 & 8]
 
 
Miss Mayhew & James Elvin
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Late Mrs Ann Aldous
Good Residence at Junction of Newmarket & Rooks Lane, with Front Shop, Show Room, range of

Two small Residences, one recently occupied by the late Mrs Aldous & the other occupied by Mr

ALSO: Double Cottage adjoining occupied by Mrs Browning & Mrs George
Lot 2: Substantial Double Cottage with piece of Garden ground adjoining Lot 1, now occupied by

Lot 3 Good Double Cottage adjoining Lot 2 occupied by James Goffin & Charles Clarke

1911 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: in ONE LOT:  A substantially built Brick & Tiled Residence with Shop, known as Richmond
 
Rook’s Lane. Entrance Hall, Front Sitting Room with register stove, Back Sitting Room with hob  
register stove and closet, Kitchen with cooking range, Pantry, small Back Room with hob stove,  
Store Room, Cellar, 5 bedrooms (2 with stoves and closets) 2 Attics and closets, Front & Back  
Staircases, until recently in the occupation of the vendor, Miss Clarissa Smith.
 
 
tenants at Rents amounting to 19 6s 0d pa; the last two tenants also paying Water Rate. A covered  
Way with room over leads to a Yard, where are large Boarded & Tiled Workshops, Office, brick &
tile lean-to Wash-house, WCs. Water from the Waterworks is laid on, also Gas in Shop and  
Residence and all fittings will be included in the Sale
 
 

Property Advert 27 Feb
House and being No 10 Rooks Lane, containing Shop with a frontage to New Market Place and  
 

 
 
 

 
occupations of Mr Alfred Rouse, a weekly and Miss R Greengrass and Miss MA Barber, quarterly

Adjoining are Three Brick & Tiled Cottages, Nos 9, 8 and 6 Rook’s Lane, in the respective  

 
 

 
 

 
 

Outgoings: Land Tax 19s 10d; Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles 9d.
A Right of Way is reserved through yard to the owners or occupiers of adjoining property on east

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1927 

 
 
 

warehouse accommodation is essential.
 
 
 

side.
 
business

For many years Messrs HB Smith & Son, Cabinet Makers & upholsterers carried on a large  
here, but the Premises are equally adapted for any trade purposes where extensive  
 

 
 
the premises “late Smith”]

The title shall commence with a Conveyance of Sale dated 11 July 1884
[These properties were those listed in 1852 as late Fisher, Cheston & Holmes. They do not include

Beccles Paper 15 Oct 
SALE: Official Receiver House Furnisher’s Stock in Trade of George Sampson: 10 ROOK’S LANE
ROOK’S  LANE B 
South side of Rook’s Lane

This property was at right angles to Rook’s Lane, and was between The Walk 7 & 8 on the west and Smallgate ? on the east.
 
1664 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY  with Smallgate ? on the east.
1693 
1700 
1736 
1751 
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1785 
 
 
1787 
 
1799 

Beccles Manor Rental 
William Welton, late Button, in Rook’s Lane, south
 
 
 
Rent 7d
Beccles Manor Rental 

Edward Daverson, tent in Rook’s Lane 
Jeoffrey Purvis, tent late Daverson
Arthur Artis, tent late Daverson [mistakenly said to be in] Sheepgate 
Arthur Artis, tent late Purvis, before Daverson near Rook’s Lane 
Robert le Grys, tent formerly Purvis, Daverson, late Arhur Artis, near
Rook’s Lane 
Robert Le Grys, Tent in Rook’s Lane, late Arthur Artis 
George Chinery, Smallgate street, formerly of Jeoffrey Purvis & late Arthur Artis,
deceased 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 1d
Rent 1d
Rent 1d
Rent 1d

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d
Rebt 1d

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
Task 4d

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 

George Chinery, by his brother, Robert, tent near Rook’s Lane, formerly
Arthur Artis, Le Grice, Penny 
George Chinery:

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1d
 

 
Himself
Value 1

1815 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Loestft Rec Off film 

WILL of George Chinery, bricklayer; written 1815
Thomas Fuller, grocer & Jeremiah Taylor, butcher executors.
I give to Mary, my wife for her life ALL m,y messuages, & tenements in my occupation & in the occupation of William Burrows, Mrs Gurney,
Widow Roberts, Thomas Johnson, Benjamin Thrower & Henry Jordan [see Poor Rates List 1814 Sma Nos 17, 18, 19, 20 & Salt 21 &27]
After her decease to be sold. Also to Mary all interest of money.
After her death I bequeath to John Ward & William Ward, two of the children of John Ward, farmer of Gillingham, by Susan his second wife,
now deceased 10 each.
To Benjamin, George, Jemima & Eliza Fuller, the children of Thomas Fuller 10 each. To Charles Chinery of Beccles, farmer, my nephew 10.
To Louisa Bond of Beccles, Mantua worker 10. Thomas Fuller & Jeremiah Taylor 10 for their trouble.
The residue: one moiety to Mary Ann Fuller & Robert Chinery Fuller, the two children of Thomas Fuller by Mary, his wife, my niece. The
other moiety to the children of John Chinery of Bungay, hatter, my nephew. The money to be spent on their upbringing & education until the
age of 21.
Signed X. Witness: Thomas Collins, Corn Burnett, William Alecock.
[George Chinery married Mary Newton in November 1791; He died in 181 aged 76, buried inSt Michael’s Churchyard. She died in 1827

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

aged 85]

1820 
 
1828 
 
“1829”
1833 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

Mary Chinery, widow of George Chinery, bricklayer, freehold tent in Rook’s
Lane, formerly Le Grice, sine Penny, late George Chinery (later Mr Titshall) 
William Titshall, baker, tent in Rook’s Lane, formerly Penny, afterwards
George Chinery (later Maria Titshall) 
Titshall, William Maria, late Chinery 
Maria Titshall of Great Yarmouth, spinster, tent in Rook’s Lane, now in three
dwellings, George Chinery, late William Titshall, her father 

 
 
Rent 1d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Rent 1d

Rent 1d
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d
ROOKS LANE C
[This was on the north side adjacent to number 24 Smallgate]

1862 
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1864 
 
 
1866

Beccles Paper 23 Jul 

Abraham Brown, pawnbroker, Rook’s Lane leaving Beccles
SALE by private treaty: Dwelling house in Smallgate in occupation of Eddy Smith;
ALSO Cottage in Rook’s Lane: Apply William Titshall, in Ingate.

Beccles Paper 29 Sep 
 
 
Beccles Paper 24 May 

SALE  by Mortgagees [property of  William Spratt]
 
 
 
of  Widow Barrett

 
 
 
 

LOT 1: Smallgate - substantially built brick & tiled Messuage with commodious front, Shop, Yard &
convenient outbuildings, occupied by Eddy Smith
LOT 2 Brick & tiled Cottage in Rook’s Lane adjoining Lot 1 [24 Smallgate] in the occupation  

Beccles Paper 31 May 

SALE:  LOT 1: Smallgate: Shop & premises in Smallgate occupied by Eddy Smith sold to
Abraham Brown for 82
 

 
 

SALE: Lot 2 Rook’s Lane Cottage sold to Abraham Brown for 17
COURT: Robert Barrett drunk & riotous - breaking his Mother’s Furniture in Rook’s Lane, some of
which he had thrown into the Lane.

Beccles Wkly 30 Jan 
UNIDENTIFIED PROPERTY IN ROOKS LANE

1887 
 

Beccles Paper 2 Sept 

SALE: Rooks Lane. Freehold Double Cottage & piece of Garden Ground occupied by Miss Mayhew
& Mrs Batly. Aggregate Rent 11-15s