Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
1
 SHEEPGATE or EXCHANGE SQUARE

1884 
1901 
 

Beccles Paper 13 Jun 

SALE: Exchange Square, Beccles: Temperance Hotel: William Delf leaving town -Household Furniture.
The Telephone Call Office is temporarily in Exchange Square, opposite the Corn Hall, but the  
Company are requiring suitable premises for the establishment of an exchange

Beccles Almanack 
 
 
PLANNING COMMITTEE

1901 
1907 
1907 
1908 
1911 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

20 Aug 
5 Feb 
19 Feb 
7 Apr 
6 Jun 

Sheepgate 
Sheepgate 
Sheepgate 
Exchange Sq 
Exchange Sq 

approved 
protest 
approved 
approved 
approved 

Alterations to house & Shop of John Clements in Sheepgate
Building at back of Bond's in Sheepgate not complying with bye laws
Building at back of Bond's Shop in Sheepgate
Mr Campling to erect trade sign outside premises in Exchange Square
Alteration to house in Exchange Square for International Stores

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SHEEPGATE - my numbering 1 - Paper Chain
Facade rebuilt probably in the 1890s

1664  
1693  
1700  
1736  
1749  
1751  
1764 
1764  
1767  
 
1809  
 
1812 
 
1852 
1860 
1861 
1862 
 
favours so long
1890 
 
1903 
 
1919 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Widow Barker , tent in Sheepgate west  
Widow Barker, a tent in Sheepgate
James  Barker, tent in Sheepgate (now Robert Purvis)
Bartholomew Purvis, [d 1749] part of tent in Sheepgate late James Barker 
Bartholomew Purvis, tent in Sheepgate, late his Father, before Barker 
Robert Purvis, [d 1760] tent late his father, before Ba[r]ker in Sheepgate
Arthur Artis
Robert Le Grys, [d 1767] tent in Sheepgate, formerly Purvis, late Arthur Artis  
Robert Chinery, [d 1808 aged 79] tent in Sheepgate, Mary Purvis, Bartholomew
Purvis, Barker  
Charles Chinery, tent in Sheepgate, formerly Purvis, before Baker, late
Robert Chinery, his father
George Grigson, collar maker, tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Purvis before Ba[r]ker & late of  
Charles Chinery
George Grigson late Chinery 
Miss Grigson, late George Grigson
James Brewer, saddler, leaving Beccles. Business taken over by Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown, [aged 22] having succeeded to the old established business of Saddler & Harness
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT: R Price, General Draper, Beccles, Mantles, Flowers, Haberdashery, Gloves,  
Millinery, Feathers, Men’s & Boys’ Hats, Hosiery; Terms - Cash
ADVERTISEMENT: GW Bond, (late R Price); Draper & Milliner; Exchange Square, Becles;  
Flanelettes, Calicoes and Shirtings at the very lowest possible price.
SALE: Executors of Richard Price: EXCHANGE HOUSE, SHEEPGATE, Business Premises.  
Flourishing Draper’s Business carried on for many years. In the occupation of GW Bond
[purchased M Bond, the Tenant, 1325]

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Rent 6d

Rent 6d         
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental
 
Beccles Manor Rental
Beccles Manor Rental

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental

 
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Court
Beccles Manor Court
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court
Beccles Manor Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court
Beccles Paper 1 Apr 
Beccles Paper 6 May 
 

 
 

Maker carried on for many years in Sheepgate, respectfully solicits a continuance of the
bestowed upon his predecessor.

Beccles Almanack 
 
 
Beccles Almanack 
 
 
Beccles Paper 21 Oct 

 
 

 
 

 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1861 

occupant 
George Grigson
George Grigson
James Brewer 
CENSUS 

 
 
 
 
James Brewer 

owner
Grigson, George
Grigson, George
Grigson, George exors 

 
 

18 10s
16 15s

19 5s
Horse Collar Harness Maker 

 
M 50 
Hellington, Norfolk

1871 
1881 

Benjamin Brown
Brown, Benjamin

 
 

Grigson, Redelpha 
Barnby, John 

24 
24 

 
 

saddler
saddler

 
1881 CENSUS

5145 
5146 
5147 
5148 
5149 
5150 
5151 
5152 
5153 
5154 
5155 

Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 

Benjamin BROWN
Catherine B. BROWN 
Catherine K. BROWN 
Benjamin B. BROWN 
Lillian R. BROWN
Gertrude S. BROWN
Ernest E BROWN
Frank Cecil BROWN 
Mary Elizth. BROWN 
John KNIGHTS 
Catherine KNIGHTSU 

41 


 
13 
13 


 
66 
17 


39 
16 
14 






Geldeston, Norfolk,



Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  

Beccles, Suffolk,  
Lowestoft, Suffolk,

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  

Harness Maker Master Employing 1 Man
Wife
Daur 
Son 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

No Occupation
Harness Makers Son

 
 
 

Daur 
Daur 
Son 

Son
Beccles, Suffolk,  

Daur
Father In Law 
Niece 

Waterman retired
Dressmaker

 
1888 
1889 
1891
1891 

occupant 
Price, Richard 
Price, Richard 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 

 
 
 
Richard Price 
Margaret Price

owner
 
Barmby, John 

 

 
 
Draper
 

 
20 
born  
 

 
 
Wolverhampton
Laxfield, Suffolk

draper
draper

M 41 
M 44 

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1891 
1891 
1891 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 

Price, Richard 
Price, Richard 
Bond, George 
Bond, GW 
Bond, George, draper 
Bond, George, draper
George Bond, draper
George W Bond, draper 
George W Bond
George W Bond,
George W Bond,
George W Bond,
GW Bond (Beccles) Ltd 
GW Bond (Beccles) Ltd

Stanley Price 
Leonard Price 
Ellen Pointer 

 
 
 
Price Richard 

     13 
       8 

Scholar
Scholar
General Servant

 
 

Islington
Islington
Ringsfield 

  U 21
Price, Richard
 
Price, Richard 

 
 

 
45 
4 bedrooms  

 
 

draper
draper
2 sitting rooms & shop 

 
dwelling & shop

Exchange House
4 occupants
 

 
draper
draper
draper

 
George Bond 
shop 
103 
drapers
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SHEEPGATE - my numbering 2 & 3
Children’s Society & Parish Lantern”

First Floor Windows date from after 1860, but some rebuilding in 1810, when part of it, probably at the back, now overlooking
Lloyd’s Bank car park, was made into a two storey building

1600.1

Beccles Manor  

Hames
Ann & Elizabeth Chapman late Hames in Sheepgate
Joseph Clarke, tenement in Sheepgate late his father (Theobald Ralph)

1664 
1693 
1700 
1706 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1712 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1721 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 4d
Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 

Joseph Clarke, tent in Sheepgate late Joseph Clarke
 
PART;
OTHER PART;
 
 
 
WEST as the NORTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST as the NORTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEST as the NORTH
 

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

 
Deeds 41

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT Messuage & moiety of a pump, the half part of a stable yard situated on a street by some
called Ballygate [wrongly!] & others Sheepgate [Sheepgate my numbering 2 & 3]
BETWEEN the Messuage formerly of Peter Desbonett [Sheepgate - my numbering 4]as well on the

The Messuage sometime of Thomas Barmby, after of Thomas Baker [ Sheepgate my numbering 1
cannot positively identify] SOUTH
The Street EAST
ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the south end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Part of which premises are in the occupation of Joseph Clarke & the other part in the occupation of
Charles Fever.
INDENTURE, 1 October, between Joseph Clarke, (butcher) & Elizabeth his wife FIRST PART  
Nathaniel Welham of Carlton Colville (gent) AND John Mitchells of Carlton Colville (yeoman) of  
SECOND PART; Mary Clarke of Carlton Colville spinster of THIRD PART; Thomas Singlar  nnholder)
& Mary his wife AND Anthony Aldridge (joiner) & Sarah his wife (Mary Singlar & Sarah Aldridge are
only daughters & children of Joseph Clarke & Elizabeth his wife) FOURTH PART
ALL THAT Messuage & moiety of a pump, the half part of a stable yard situated on a street by some
called Ballygate [wrongly!] & others Sheepgate [Sheepgate my numbering 2 & 3]
BETWEEN the Messuage formerly of Peter Desbonett [Sheepgate - my numbering 4]as well on the

Deeds 44

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Messuage sometime of Thomas Barmby, after of Thomas Baker [ Sheepgate my numbering 1??
cannot positively identify] SOUTH
The Street EAST
ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the SOUTH end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Part of which premises are in the occupation of Joseph Clarke & the other part in the occupation of
Charles Fever.
INDENTURE, 22 January, between Elizabeth Clarke (widow of Joseph Clarke, (butcher)) [died 1721]
AND Robert Smith of Ilkesthall (baker) & Mary his wife (who was the wife of Thomas Singlar late of
Beccles (innholder) deceased AND Anthony Aldridge (joiner) & Sarah his wife (Mary & Sarah only
daughters of Joseph & Elizabeth of ONE PART 
John Schuldham the OTHER PART;
ALL THAT Messuage & moiety of a pump, the half part of a stable yard situated on a street by some
called Ballygate [wrongly!] & others Sheepgate [Sheepgate my numbering 2 & 3]
BETWEEN the Messuage formerly of Peter Desbonett [Sheepgate - my numbering 4]as well on the

Deeds 46

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
The Messuage sometime of Thomas Barmby, after of Thomas Baker [ Sheepgate my numbering 1??
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1721     
 
 
 
1736 
 
1751 
1748 
1751 
1765 
1788 
 
1809 
 
1810 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1829 
1844 
 
 
1852 
1861 
1933

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

cannot positively identify] SOUTH
The Street EAST
ALSO: ALL THAT little House or tenement formerly in the occupation of Katherine Vyniard, adjoining
to the stable at the south end
BETWEEN the yard etc of William Crane (gent) [Newmarket 3] towards the WEST
The Messuage & yards late of Francis Keable [Hungate 2 & 4] EAST
The Messuage or tenement above to the NORTH
A lane [Hungate Lane] leading from Hungate Street to the New Falcon on the SOUTH
Formerly in the tenure or occupation of John Herod, Thomas Bilby & Rebecca Symonds or their
assignees & were late in the occupation of Anthony Aldridge, Charles Fever & Joseph Clarke.
Schuldham, John: All that messe with half a well or pump in Ballygate or
Sheepgate between messe formerly of Peter Desbunet [Shp H] on the west &
north;   & the messe sometime of Thomas Barmby & after of Thomas Baker
on the south [see Plan XVI];   & Sheepgate to the east.
John Ralph Keable, [born 1713; Apothecary;  Member of the XXIV 1736; Member of the Feoffees
1746; died 1786]
 late Joseph Clarke 
John Smith, Tent in Sheepgate late Keable, before Joseph Clarke 
John Smith, tent late Keable in Sheepgate 
John Smith, tent. in Sheepgate late Keable before Joseph Clarke 
John Smith, for a tent in Sheepgate late Ralph Keable formerly Joseph Clarke 
Charles Stewart, infant, by John Stewart his father, tenement in Sheepgate, late John Smith
[John Stewart married Elizabeth Smith in 1770]

Deeds 46.1

 
 
 

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Rent 4d
Rent 4d
Rent 6d
Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Rosehall Court Book 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 

James Copeman, cordwainer, tenement in Sheepgate, late Stewart, before John Smith (later Charles
Copeman & James Copeman)  

 

 
INDENTURE
BETWEEN Robert Rede, Esq. of ONE PART [Lawyer, lived in the present Lloyds Bank building. After
he had inherited his Father’s money he built himself Ashman’s Hall about 1814]

James Copeman, the OTHER PART;
Divers disputes & differences had arisen between Robert Rede & James Copeman concerning the new
raising, altering & erecting a certain building of James Copeman, coloured in the plan [no plan!] in which
he then lived adjoining the house of Robert Rede in which he lived - in such a manner as to obstruct,
darken & annoy the same and to prevent the water from falling and running as it ought and was  
accustomed to do from the dwelling house and premises of Robert Rede. James Copeman agreed that no
windows should be made or continued on the first floor or upper storey of the newly raised building,
other than beside the two windows marked A & B, which will be blocked up - and will not be enlarged,
nor to raise or heighten the buildings - nor to erect any buildings on the rest of the back of the premises.
[The buildings concerned, now the Kebab Takeaway, were those overlooking his garden, now Lloyd’s
Bank car park.]

John Copeman late Stewart 
Charles Copeman, yeoman, tenement in Sheepgate late James Copeman, Stewart,
Smith, (later George Woolnough)
Moiety of freehold houses
Copeman, James & Charles, a tent in Sheepgate 

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 4d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 

Woolnough, George, a tent in Sheepgate late John Copeman
ADVERTISEMENT: Gunn & Hill, Hardware Merchants, Exchange Square, Beccles; and at Lowestoft.

Beccles Advert Cttee 

SEPARATION OF PROPERTIES
No 2

Children’s Society
1890 
Beccles Almanack 
ADVERTISEMENT:  L Kittle, Draper & Hatter, Yarmouth House, Exchange Square, Beccles 

1881 CENSUS
5134 
Apprentices

Shp 
Samuel M. KETTLE
40 
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,  
Head 
Draper Linen Master 1 Assistant & 2
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5135 
5136 
5137 
5138 
5139 
5140 
5141 
5142 
5143 

Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 

Louisa KETTLE 
Louisa KETTLE 
Alice KETTLE 
Percy KETTLE 
Susannah KETTLE
Kate WRIGHT 
Alice REEVE 
Julia SMITH 
Sarah STUBBINGS


 
 
 




38 
15 
13 

68 
22 
17 
17 
19 









Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,  
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,  
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,  
Beccles, Suffolk,  
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,  
Norwich, Norfolk,
Bungay, Suffolk,
Whinstone, Suffolk,
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, 

Wife
Daur 
Dur 
Scholar

Draper Linen Daughter
Scholar

Son 

Mother
Assistant
Apprentice 
Apprentice 

Builders Widow
Draper Linen Apprentice

Draper Linen Apprentice
Draper Linen Apprentice
Domestic Servant General

Serv 

1890 
1891 
1891 
1891 
1891 
1891 

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

 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 

 
Mrs Louisa Kittle  Gunn, AW 
 
 
 

 

L Kittle
Louisa Kittle 
Louisa Kittle 
Anne Kittle 
Susannah Read
Mary Smith 

Louisa Kittle

 

 
W 47 
U  27 
U 22 
W 77 
U 20 

 
head 
dau 
dau 
mother-in-law 
servant

draper & hatter
 
 
 

 
Draper
Draper
Draper
 
Gen Domestic 

 
 
 
 

Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Yarmouth 
Beccles

 
 

dwelling & shop
 
 
 

2 bedrooms 
hardware dealer
ironmongers
ironmongers

1 sitting room & shop 
[born 1875, Norwich; father a grocer]
 

3 occupants 

 
 
 

Arthur Gunn 
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
RJ Pryce 
Pryce, RJ & Co Ltd 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

hardware dealers
hardware dealers
hardware dealers
hardware merchants
hardware merchants

No 3
(Parish Lantern)

1904 
1906 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
Kittle, Mrs 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Campling, WJ
Walter Campling
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
Gunn & Hill 
RJ Pryce 
Pryce, RJ & Co Ltd 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

shop only 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
clothier
ironmongers
hardware dealers 1933+
hardware dealers
hardware dealers
hardware dealers
hardware merchants
hardware merchants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SHEEPGATE
-
my numbering 4
“Lloyds Bank”  1997 
The CRANE 
Sheepgate H

Listed Building:
18th century with alterations.  Bank since 1820. 3 storey. Probably stone with added stucco. Heavy bracket cornice. Pantile roof,
hipped. 7 windows, sash, without glazing bars. Good entrances, central in mutular Doric cases with triglyphs. Ground floor
windows altered to arched windows with 19th century stucco cases. (Interior: residence retains some early 18th century features.

1404 Feoffment 9 January 1404
1 Robert Podymor, Walter Halk, Henry atte Hole, John Glouere Bedweure of Beccles
2 John Motri of Beccles
Robert Podymor to John Motri of Beccles  messuage with pightle adjoining of east side of grange, which Robert Podymor lately
purchased of Edmund de Welles, late parson of Becclys church, John Hales and William Hakun, in Becclys (except three pieces of
land (3 acres) lying in fields of Becclys, one piece of land lying on the east side of the messe. of Robert Podymor and a garden lying
on the east side of the said grange), the said messuage and pightel lying between the messe. late of John Tolmyer on the east;  and
the messe. of Robert Podymor on the west;  one head abutting south on the land of  John Scherman,  the other head abutting on
the Newmarket place of Becclys.
 
Christmas), John Motri also to provide for Robert  Podymor, and wife Joan one servant for their lives, food, drink and fuel suitable
to their status, in John Motri’s hall or in Robert Podymor’s chamber, whenever and as often as they shall reasonably require:; as
often as it shall be fitting for them to eat and drink in chamber, they shall have sufficient food and drink in same manner as John
Motri and family, John Motri also to provide clothing for Robert Podymor and wife for their lives, as follows:
 
good colour lined with blanket and one hood lined with same coloured cloth, suitable to their status; and every feast of All Saints,
one gown of good woollen cloth called Russet, one hood lined with Russet and one shirt of good linen for Robert Podymor, and for
Joan one gown of russet lined with blanket and one chemise of good linen cloth.  
 
one of own horse for Robert Podymor provided he is not thereby impeded in riding about his business; the horse to be kept at
Robert Podymor’s expense while he has use of it. John Motri not to alienate property without consent of Robert Podymor and Joan
or other trustworthy men of Becclys, nor to waste any part of tenement during their lifetime, but to keep it in good repair and satisfy
chief lords of fees for all services.
 
deaths, three trustworthy men of Becclys neighbourhood, chosen by Robert Podymor and Joan) all breaches of conditions to be
rectified within eight days on pain of repossession. Warranty clause.
 
Given at Becclys, Wednesday before the feast of St Hilary, 5 Henry IV
(Latin, 3 seals, 1 incomplete, 4th seal and tag missing)
9th January 1404.

John Motri to pay Robert Podymor in St Michael’s Church, Becclys 17 within seven years (viz 20 shillings each
Every Easter two gowns, two hoods and one shirt for Robert Podymor (viz one unlined gown of god woollen cloth and
At Christmas one pair of hose for Robert Podymor, also 316 candles sufficient for their chamber. John Motri to provide
In default of payment, or waste or alienation, then by view of Walt Halk, Henry atte Hole and John Glouere (or after their
Witness: Robert Garneys, William Garneys, Robert Oldtoun, Robert Lystere, Robert Southgate andd others.

1439  Release 10 December 1439:
1. William Birlingham of Becclys, Thomas Sweyn of  Stratton Longa [Long Stratton], John Sweyn, his son, John Reve of Becclys,
      William Sweyn of Thorpe
2. John Mannyng of Ilketshalls, John Lacebond of Gelyngham, John Halden, Philip Camon, William Andrews, John Furbysshour,
     William Collys
William Birlingham to John Mannyng, messe. with adjoining pightle in Becclys, between messe. of Alexander Brathweyt, late of
Robert Maundevyle, formerly of John Tolymer and the messe. late of Richard Burny and common way called Houndegate on the
east;  and the messe of William Andrews, lately of John Furbysshour and John Coteler on the west;  abutting south on the messe
of John Hobbys, senior, and the close of Henry Mekylfeld, saddler, late of John Roo, formerly of John Sherman;  and abutting on
the north on the new market place of Becclys.
 
and Philip Camon  to hold of chief lords of fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses: Thomas Oulton, John Calton, Henry Spenser, John Spaldyng, John Stace, Robert Syluern, Alexander Brathweyt and
others.
Given at Becclys 10 December, 18 Henry VI

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lowestoft Record Office HD 1538/131/4
Which William, Birlingham lately had jointly with John Birlingham of Becclys, now deceased, by demise of Thomas Olton

1570     
1576     

 

Richard Mason for a messuage called the Crane 
The heirs of Richard Mason, for a tenement called the Crane, sometime

 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Bec Man Rental Shp 3
 
Task Bly 110
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1576     
1593     
1619c  
 
1648 
 
1649     
1661     
1664     
1670     
1671     
1693     
1700     
1708     
 
1729     
1736     
1751     
 
1761     
1765     
 
1766     
 
 
1767 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1771     
1772     
1787 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Francis of Barsham 
Blyburgate is from Davey Moore’s at the Town’s end to the Crane, late Mason’s
Nicholas Lockington, for a tenement called the Crane late Mason’s 
Peter Desbonet, for a tenement called the Crane in Sheepgate, sometime
Matthew Mason  [folio 87] 
Paid Peter Desbonet towards the charge of keeping and burying a dragoon soldier that died
there                          
Peter Desbonet, for the Crane 
Thomas Brereton, messuage called the Crane, Peter Desbonet
Thomas Bryant, for the Crane in Sheepgate West 
Samuel Nevill, for a messuage called the Crane 
Samuel Nevill: tenement called the Crane 
Philip Nevill, for the tenement called the Crane 
Mrs Warner, widow, late Nevill, formerly the Crane 
ORIENTATION to the east: Parcel of a messuagee now of Mary Warner & formerly of
Philip Nevill & a garden in her occupation 
Fairchild, late Warner 
Philip Sewell, [died 1759 aged 67] late Fairchild formerly Nevill called the CraneRent 9d  
Philip Sewell, late Fairchild before Warner formerly Nevill heretofore called
the Crane 
William Sewell, [d 1766] late Fairchild, House on the west side of Sheepgate 
Mary Sewell, [d 1776 aged 77] widow for tenement in Sheepgate late Wm Sewell late Fairchild 
 
SALE: To be sold genteel brick house near church & market, late William Sewell’s. Five Rooms to a
floor, three storeys high, upper rooms flat ceilings, Yard, cellars, laundry, wash house & garden. Stable
for two horses & room for a coach house if wanted. Apply John Price.
INDENTURE, 13/14 December
BETWEEN Mary Sewell of Beccles, widow of ONE PART
& Thomas Rede, of Beccles, gent of the other part
in consideration of 500 paid to Mary Sewell
ALL THAT Capital Messuage wherein Edmund Fairchild formerly dwelt, since of Philip Sewell & Mary
Sewell & wherein William Sewell did lately dwell, with the houses, buildings, stables, yards, garden
ground
ABUTTED upon a messuage or tenements, yards & outhouses late of Matthew Cutlove, grocer, then in
the occupation of Mrs Tingay in part AND the Yard & Ground of Thomas Blowers in part towards the
NORTH & WEST
A Messuage or tenement & Yards formerly of Joseph Clarke, deceased & then of John Smith, hatter on
the SOUTH
A Street called Sheepgate by some & by some Blyburgate on the EAST
(Ancient Free Rents of 2s 9d p.a.)
Philip Sewell, late Fairchild. House on west side of Sheepgate
Thomas Rede, late Wm Sewell 
INDENTURE: 26 & 27 December
BETWEEN Thomas Rede of Beccles, gent of the FIRST PART
& Robert Rede one of the sons of Thomas Rede, gent of  the Second PART
Charlotte Anderson of Lea of Lincolnshire, spinster, one of the daughters of Rev Sir William Anderson,
Bart, deceased THIRD PART
Sir Edmund Anderson of Lea, Bart, eldest brother of Charlotte Anderson & Hickman Young of Hatton
Garden, London, gent FOURTH PART
Marriage intended between Robert Rede & Charlotte Anderson
ALL THATY Capital Messuage or Mansion wherein Thomas Rede then dwelt, with the newly erected
Stable & Coach House & outbuildings.
The Premises bought from Mary Sewell & the land whereon the stable & coach house were built
purchased from Isaac Blowers.
Executed by all the parties, as to the part of the garden late Norman before Weeds & Blowers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task Book
 
 
Task 1s
Task Nor 70
Task D14
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Feoffees' Records 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

13s-4d
Rent 9d   
Rent 9d   
Rent 9d   
Rent 9d   
Value 6
Rent 9d   
Rent 9d   

Bec Man Rental 77 
Bec Man Court 
Bec Manor Rental 104 

 
 
 
 
 

Bec Man Court sp 
Survey 
 
 
Bec Man rental 166 
 
Bec Man Rental

 
 

Deed XVIII
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Ros Man Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 2s  
Bec Man Rental 52 
Bec Man Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Rent 9d  
Rent 2s  

Ros Man Rental 
Bec Man Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d
Bec Paper 14 June 

 
 

 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ros Man Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2s  
Rent 2s

Ros Man Rental 
 
 
 
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
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1794 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1810 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1819 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1819 
 
 
 
 
 
1819     
1820     
1827 
 
 
 
1829     
 
1832 
1832 
 
 
 
 
1832 
1833     
 
1844 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

INDENTURE 30 April 1794
BETWEEN John Norman of Beccles, carpenter o the FIRST PART;
Rev NT Orgill the SECOND PART
Robert Rede, the THIRD PART;
In consideration of 30
ALL SUCH part of the Yard as was staked out 103ft in length & in breadth 17ft, which premises John
Norman purchased of Thomas Weeds & Catherine his wife, Mary Blowers, Mary Blowers & Mary
Blowers & Catherine Blowers daughters of the first named Mary Blowers.
To the use of NT Orgill during the life of John Norman.
ALso ingress to Robert Rede & occupiers of the messuage late in the occupation of James Holmes
INDENTURE
BETWEEN Robert Rede of ONE PART
James Copeman, the OTHER PART; [He owned Nos 2 & 3 Sheepgate.]
Divers disputes & differences had arisen between Robert Rede & James Copeman concerning the new
raising, altering & erecting a certain building of James Copeman, coloured in the plan [no plan!] in which
he then lived adjoining the house of Robert Rede in which he lived - in such a manner as to obstruct,
darken & annoy the same and to prevent the water from falling and running as it ought and was  
accustomed to do from the dwelling house and premises of Robert Rede. James Copeman agreed that no
windows should be made or continued on the first floor or upper storey of the newly raised building,
other than beside the two windows marked A & B - and will not be enlarged, nor to raise or heighten the
buildings - nor to erect any buildings on the rest of the back of the premises.
INDENTURE 1st & 2nd April, 1819.
BETWEEN Robert Rede & Charlotte his wife FIRST PART
David Fisher, Manager of the Norfolk & Suffolk Company of Comedians the SECOND PART;
ALL THAT Capital Messuage or Mansion House late in the occupation of Robert Rede and now in the
occupation of David Fisher together with the Stable & Coach House, late also in the occupation of
Robert Rede and now in the occupation of James Folkard - and the outhouses, buildings, yards, gardens
to the same belonging. All of which Thomas Rede, deceased, purchased of Mary Sewell.
ALSO all such part of the Yard or Garden extending in length 103ft & in breadth 17ft lying along the
west side of the yard or garden. Conveyed to Robert Rede 13 April 1794
BETWEEN John Norman of the First part etc.
INDENTURE 6 April 1819
BETWEEN David Fisher of the FIRST PART
HS Davey, gent of the SECOND PART;
Lent Fisher 800. Unto HS DAVEY for 1000 years. David Fisher to insure from fire and keep in repair.
To take so much of the Mansion, with the back houses and Dairy House to erect a Theatre & to convert
the Printing office into a dwelling House.
“New Play House opened”
David Fisher, Comedian, a messuage with edifices adjoining [Charles Fisher 1833]   
ORIENTATION Indenture between David Fisher the elder & Simon Loyns, bookseller &
stationer: ALL THAT MESSE: being the north part of a mansion purchased from the late Robert Rede,
Esq., with shops & buildings on the north side separated by a passage. Also the garden, as all the
premises  were late in the occupation of Miss Dennington & her under-tenants.
David Fisher, comedian, a double messuage in Sheepgate late Robert Rede, before
William Sewell & formerly Fairchild  (later C Fisher) 
HS Davey received 200 from David Fisher as part repayment
Will of David Fisher dated 1 February 1827
Devised to Thomas sadler of Norwich, grocer and William Weatherby of Newmarket, gent
ALL HIS THEATRES, Messuages, Lands, upon Trust.
Not to be sold during the lifetime of his three sons, David, Charles & George unless one of the sons
should request disposal in writing. Proved 6 November 1832
Stable Yard conveyed to John Kent , in occupation of James Folkard
Charles Fisher, comedian, Double messuage in Sheepgate, late David Fisher,
his Father, Robert Rede, Fairchild  (later Edward Lock) 
SALE: Monday 10 June 1844: Freehold Estate: The Beccles Theatre.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Gowing’s Diary, 6 Sept 
Rent 2s  
Ros Man Court 64 
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Bec Man Court 64 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d  
Lloyds Bank Deeds 
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 
Bec Man Rental 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d   
Lloyds Bank Deeds 
Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
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10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1845     
 
 
1845     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1845 
1858 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
house, cellar, coal house, Three Bedrooms on First Floor & two Attics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Erected about 20 years ago in the most substantial manner, neatly fitted up & most admirably adapted
for its purpose.
Could be for a trifling expense converted to a Corn Hall or Covered Market.
The Garden & Stable communicate with the back street 
AND Capital Dwelling House, with Shop adjoining & Garden & Stable attached, in the occupation of
Mr Mayhew. The accommodation consists of Front Parlour, Drawing Room, Kitchen, pantry, wash

 
 

ALSO another Dwelling House with Garden & Stable in the occupation of Miss Lenny. Front Parlour,
Kitchen, wash house, pantry, store room, coal house, celar & three Sleeping Rooms.
The Garden & Stable communicate with the back street 
Wholly Freehold; Frontage of 70ft;
Land Tax 
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles
Free Rent to the Manor of Rosehall
Free Rent to the Manor of Redisham Hall 
Feoffment dated 30 April 1794
Purchased by Edward Lock of Hoddesdon, Herts for 1,270
Edward Lock, of Hoddeston, Herts, draper. Double messuage in Sheepgate
otherwise Sheepmarket , late  Charles Fisher, before of David Fisher, formerly
of Robert Rede
Some 20 years ago, a mansion in the centre of Beccles, the property of Robert Rede, Esq., was bought
by  Messrs Fishers & straightway transformed into two good dwelling houses & a neat & commodious
theatre. The taste for theatrical amusements has, however, been for sometime, in our locality, on the
decline.
The Theatre & adjoining houses have been put to the hammer & the purchaser, Mr Edward Lock of
Hoddeson, has produced a metamorphose as complete as the former. The Theatre is no more. Its four
walls now form one spacious room lit by day with 3 large sky-lights & at night by 2 gas chandeliers. It
will be opened this day as a Corn Exchange, & will be, likewise used generally for public meetings,
auctions, lectures, exhibitions, etc.
Edward Lock

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

2-7s-6d
0-2s-0d
0-2s-0d
0-0s-6d

Bec Man Rental 4 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 9d   
Newspaper 4 Jan 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Jun 

ADVERTISEMENT: J Mayhew’s next door to the Corn Exchange: Coats 6s 6d to 8s; Entire suit in
Black Cloth 38s. Boys’ jackets etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lacons Bank in Beccles was opened shortly before 1830. The Manager of the Bank was John Mayhew.
The original premises were on the site of the Midland Bank, but the owner of the building,  Rev Wall of
Toft Monks went Bankrupt in 1838 and consequently the Bank moved away to these premises at the
time when the Theatre was losing its popularity, with the development of Victorian puritanism inspired
by the well-attended chapels.
The Fisher family sold the theatre which was transformed to a successful Corn Hall

 
1644 
1645 
1648 
 

 

 
 

OWNER 
Desbonet, Peter
Desbonet, Peter
Desbonet, Peter

 
 
 
 

OCCUPANT
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

9.02 
8
8.06 

 
Poor Rate
Rate for Forces 
 
 
Poor Rate

1841 
1851 
1861   Shop & Bank 
1871    Shop 
1881    House etc 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Charles Fisher 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Mayhew, John
James Mayhew
James Mayhew
Joseph Mayhew
Joseph Mayhew

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Linen Draper 
Linen Draper 

 
 
 

31 
27- 5s
30- 10s
50
50 } 

1881 CENSUS
5123 
5124 
5125 
5126 
5127 

Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 

Joseph MAYHEW
Mary MAYHEW 
Edward MAYHEW
Fred MAYHEW 
Annie V. MAYHEW





62 
52 
22 
20 
18 





Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Warden, Bedford, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Son 
Daur 

Bank Agent & Draper

Draper Assistant
Bank Clerk
Schoolmistress

Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
11

5128 
5129 
5130 

Shp 
Shp 
Shp 

Emma L. MAYHEW
Clara MAYHEW 
Catherine MAYHEW


 
 

17 
15 
13 



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

Daur 
Daur 
Daur 

No Occupation
Scholar
Scholar

Sheepgate “4” Continued

5131 
5132 

Shp 
Shp 

Thomas MAYHEW
Alice MITCHELL

 

11 
19 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Hales, Norfolk, England 

Son 
Serv 

Scholar
Domestic Servant General

1881    Bank 
1891 
1891 
1891 
1891 

1896 
1896 
1902 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 
CENSUS 

 
 
 
 
 
Miss Lock 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edward Lock 
George Bond 
Alice Bond 
Grace Bond 
Hannah Beals 

Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
 
 
Mrs Lock 
Lakman EE 
 
 
 
 
Lloyds Bank 
 
 
 
 
 

 
M 30 
M 25 
11 mths
U 19 

 
 
 
 
 
dwelling & bank
 
 
 
 
Oxnam, WJ -  manager 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Bank Manager
wife 
dau 
Domestic Servant 

 
 
 
 
 

Lacon’s Bank 

 
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
Beccles
 

 

Bank 
 
        } 
 

 
 
 

 
 

Beccles
House etc 

 
 
 
 
 

Bond 
Lacon’s Bank
George Bond 
George Bond   
Ernest Larkman
4 bedrooms 
Ernest Larkman
Ernest Larkman
Arthur Nicolle 
Arthur Nicolle 

 

 
 

Capital & Counties Bank
 

house ?

2 sitting rooms & office
Capital & Counties Bank
Capital & Counties Bank
Lloyds Bank 
Lloyds Bank

3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Bank House 
Oxnam,  William
FW Knights 
FW Knights 
 
AW Savage 

130
Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank
Lloyds Bank

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
FISHER THEATRE, later the CORN EXCHANGE

1871    Corn Exchange
1881    Corn Exchange
1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 

Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
 
Miss E Lock 
Corn Hall only
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Corn Hall (GJ Keith, inspector)
Corn Exchange

 
 
 

Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange

35
35 

 
 
 
 
Miss Lock 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Corn Hall (Peter Gaulter, inspector)
Corn Hall (OG Poulton, manager)
Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietors)
Corn Hall (AP Nicolle, manager)

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietors)
Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietors)
Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietor)
Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietor)
Corn Hall (Lloyds Bank, proprietor)

Corn Exchanges in Norfolk all built between 1842 and 1861
LLOYDS BANK HOUSE

1948 
1954 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

FW Knights
FW Knights

Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
12
1965 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arthur Savage
Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
13
SHEEPGATE - my numbering 7
“Simply Cards

Sheepgate AE
This was the site of the first Bank in Beccles, opened by Messrs Rede, Farr & Smith in 1793 and closed in 1803.

1576     
1593     

1639c   
 
1664     
1693     
1708     
 
1712     
1736     
 
 
1736     
1739     
 
1741 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1743     
 
1749     
 
1750.1
 
1768 
 
 
 
 
PROPERTY DIVIDED: ANN CUTLOVE’S Moiety:
1774 
 
 
 
 
 
1774 
 
 
 
1793 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Symond Smith, for a tent. in Hungate late William Tomson & Dr Rede
Simon Smith for a tent. late William Tomson before Dr Rede 
Thomas Smith ?
William Crane, for a tent in Hungate sometime Will Thompson before Crane
& since Rede 
Mrs Crane, for a tent. late Mr Smythe 
William Crane, for a tent, Mr Smith in Sheepgate 
ORIENTATION in Deed to no 1 Newmarket of property to the east:
“another messe. late William Crane, now in use of John Rogers in part..”
John Seaman, for a tent late Crane in Hungate, before Thompson 
LET: To be Let House & Shop. Good cellar, stable room, yard planted with
fruit trees. Right of Commonage. 4 acres & a Barn. Conveniently situated in
heart of Town.  John Seaman, cheese monger, owner.
Matthew Cutlove, (1714-42) a tenement late Crane, before Smyth 
Matthew Cutlove, freehold messe. in Sheepgate formerly Crane since Smith
& late Matthew Cutlove, his Father decsd 
INDENTURE 7 April 1741
Between Matthew Cutlove of Beccles, grocer & Anne his wife FIRST PART
Nathaniel Colby of Great Yarmouth, mariner SECOND PART
William Kitteridge of Lowestoft, mariner, THIRD PART:
Matthew Cutlove had securities of Nathaniel Colby of the value of 317- 2s & borrowed a further 82
-18s. Matthew Cutlove did sell to William Kitteridge amnongst other hereditaments
[This seems to be a mortgage which is being partly trnsferred to Kitteridge.]
ALL THAT Messuage in the possession of Matthew Cutlove, with the Stable, outhouses, yards &
 
Subject to payment of 420
Thomas Tingey, gent, tent. late Cutlove, before Crane & formerly Smyth
in Sheepgate 
Hannah Tingey, widow, tent. in Sheepgate, late Thomas Tingey, gent. before
Cutlove, formerly Crane heretofore Smyth 
Hannah Cutlove & Ann Taylor, spinsters & Jeremiah Taylor, tent in Sheepgate,
late Hannah Tingey, widow, late T Tingey & Cutlove
INDENTURE 23rd & 24th February 1768
BETWEEN William Kitteridge & Nathaniel Colby of ONE PART
Ann Cutlove, (1739-74) spinster & Hannah Cutlove (b 1741), spinster, the two daughters of Matthew
Colby & Ann (d 1742) his wife, both deceased
Ketteridge & Colby conveyed the premises to the daughters, one moiety each.

 
 

 
 

Task 2d
Task 2d

Task Bly 61
 
Task Bly 100
 
Task C5 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 2d
Rent 1s 6d
Rent 1s 3d

Beccles Manor Rental  
Beccles Manor Rental  

 
 
 

Deed XVIII
 
 
 
Task 2d
Task S 52 
Nor Paper 19 Jun 

 
 

 
 

Beccles  Manor Rental  
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
 
Beccles Manor Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

gardens, adjoining the tenements in the occupation of John Stimpson or his under-tenants
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

INDENTURE 30 April 1774
BETWEEN Jeremiah Taylor, butcher & Ann his wife [they married in 1769] (late Ann Cutlove, spinster,
one of the daughters of Matthew Cutlove & Ann his wife, both deceased) FIRST PART
Samuel Barker of Lowestoft, merchant,  SECOND PART
John Lillistone of Beccles, wherryman THIRD PART
[They were probably Trustees of the property]
INDENTURE Easter Term 14th George III
BETWEEN John Lillistone of ONE PART
& Jeremiah Taylor & Ann his wife, DEFORCIANTS [one who keeps another out of rightful estate]
A moiety of four messuages, four Stables, four Curtilages, four Gardens, 1 Orchard.
INDENTURE 22nd & 23rd of October, 1793
BETWEEN Jeremiah Taylor, butcher & Ann Taylor, spinster, the only children of Ann Taylor, spinster,
the late deceased wife of Jeremiah Taylor, (1724-90) deceased, FIRST PART;
Robert Rede, Thomas Farr & Jeremiah Smith of SECOND PART;

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
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PROPERTY DIVIDED: HANNAH CUTLOVE’S MOIETY
1791 
 
 
 
 
 
1792 
 
 
 
 
 
PROPERTY JOINED TOGETHER AGAIN
1803 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1818     
 
 
1819 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lease &  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1820     
 
 
1827 
 
 
were  
1828   Lowestoft Rec Off: Rix: Geog
 
1833    
 
1845

 
 

 
 

Rev Thomas Orgill THIRD PART:
For 210

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

INDENTURE 28th & 29th June
BETWEEN Hannah Cutlove, of the FIRST PART
Benjamin Newson of Lowestoft, linen weaver, of the SECOND PART
Thomas Ebbs of Mutford, farmer & William Crisp of Beccles, merchant of the THIRD PART
Marriage intended between Benjamin Newson & Hannah Cutlove
The Trustees, Ebbs & Crisp to sell pemises.
INDENTURE 6 & 7 November 1792
BETWEEN William Crisp, the surviving Trustee of the FIRST PART;
Benjamin Newson & Hannah his wife of the SECOND PART;
Robert Rede, Thomas Farr & Jeremiah Smith of the THIRD PART;
Rev NT Orgill, FOURTH PART
for 210

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Lloyds Bank Deeds 

INDENTURE 3 June, 1803
BETWEEN Robert Rede, Thomas Farr & Jeremiah Smith of FIRST PART;
Robert Rede, gent SECOND PART;
Charles Dashwood, THIRD PART
In consideration of 95 to Thomas Farr & 95 to Jeremiah Smith
Charles Dashwood, the Trustee;
To Robert Rede.
Robert Rede of Ashmans, tent in Sheepgate, formerly Thomas Tingey, before
Cutlove, formerly Crane, hereto Smyth & late of Hannah Tingey  [d 1822] (later David  
Fisher)
INDENTURE 1st & 2nd April, 1819.
BETWEEN Robert Rede & Charlotte his wife FIRST PART
David Fisher, Manager of the Norfolk & Suffolk Company of Comedians the SECOND PART;
Charles Maplestone the younger, cabinet maker, THIRD PART
Death of Thomas Rede in January 1811
No issue of Robert Rede, and no probability of issue.
Agreed to the sale of the Capital Messuage, together with the building in the occupation of Robert
 
 
Covenant by Robert Rede that he would levy a Fine Sur Consservunt, for the lives of Robert Rede & life
of longer liver.
ALL THAT Messuage adjoining the Messuage then belonging to and in the occupation of Zach Bullen;
formerly in the occupation of Benjamin Newson, converted into offices and occupied by R  Jarman,
abutting on the messuage of Z Bullen to the NORTH WEST
Upon Sheepgate to the NORTH EAST;
On the Capital Messuage to the SOUTH EAST
And the Yard belonging to the same to the SOUTH WEST
David Fisher, the Elder, Manager of Norfolk & Suffolk Company  of Comedians,
tent. or shop in Sheepgate, formerly Thos Tingey, Hannah Tingey, late Robert
Rede (later Charles Fisher)
 
“ALL THAT Messuage being the north part of a Mansion purchased from the late Robert Rede, Esq &
Shops & Buildings on the North side separated by a passage. ALSO the Garden, as all the premises
late in the occupation of Miss Dennington & her undertenants.”
David Fisher Theatre: North side of the premises, let for 14 years to Simon Loyns, from 6 January 1828
at 26 p.a. [this included the north of the house and the shop next to it & some garden]
Charles Fisher, a tent. a stationer’s, late David Fisher, Robert Rede, formerly
Tingey [ Stationer: probably Simon Loyns before he moved to no 15 NMar]   
Edward Lock of Hoddeston, Herts, draper

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Lloyds Bank Deeds 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jarman and used by him as a Printing Office, and intended to be conveyed to David Fisher by
Release for 1165  : 900 for the Capital Messuage, Tards, Gardens, etc & 165 for the others.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
INDENTURE: David Fisher the elder & Simon Loyns, bookseller & Stationer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Sale Brochure 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 3d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
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1868 
 
 
 
 
 
1890 
1893 
 
 

 
 

ALSO tent adjoining [Lloyds Bank, Sheepgate H] now a draper’s  shop, late Fisher  
ADVERTISEMENT: J Mayhew, next door to the Corn Exchange, Beccles; Good & Cheap Clothing;
Has now a very large & fresh stock of Overcoats & Reefing Jackets, Men’s & Boys’ in various materials
from 5s 6d to 44s. He sells also A useful Cloth Coat for Business Purposes for 10s 6d; Trousers to
match 7s 6d; Waistcoat 3s 6d; Black Cloth Trousers 12s 6d; Waistcoat 6s 6d; An entire Suit in Black
Cloth for 1 17s 6d; A useful Business Suit for 1 11s 6d; A Suit of Black Cloth in the Better Quality
2 -8s  Velveteen & Cord Goods - Men’s and Boy’s - Cheap
ADVERTISEMENT: CT Field, Genuine Boot Stores
ADVERTISEMENT: CT Field, The Genuine Boot Stores; The Largest & Best Stock Of Boots &  
Shoes in Beccles; Men’s & Boys’ Nailed. Men’s & Boys’ Light; Ladies’ & Childrens’
[Contains photograph of the front of the shop - which is the same front today]

Rent 1s 3d
Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 

 
 

 
1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS
1851 CENSUS

 
 
 

 
 
 
John Mayhew 
Sarah Mayhew
Joseph Mayhew
Sarah Mayhew
Hannah Mayhew
2 female servants

OWNER 
Charles Fisher 
Edward Lock 

 
 
 
M  
M
um 
um 
um 

OCCUPANT
 
 
Bank Agent & Draper 

John Mayhew 
James Mayhew

 
 
Newmarket

 
 

 
 

31
27- 5s

66  
65 
32 
29 
27 

Draper
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles
Beccles
Beccles

1861   Shop & Bank 
1881    Bank 
1896 
1904 
1904 

 
 
 
 
 

Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
Mrs Lock 
Mrs Lock 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

James Mayhew
Lacon’s Bank 
Lacon’s Bank
Capital & Counties Bank
Ernest Larkman

 
 

 
Bank 

 
 

30- 10s
        } 

 

 
 
 

SHOP
1827 
1871    Shop 
1881    House etc 
1893 
1900 
1902 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Edward Lock 
Edward Lock 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Simon Loyns 
Joseph Mayhew
Joseph Mayhew
Field, CT  
Field, CT 
Field, CT 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Printer
Linen Draper 
Linen Draper 
Boot & Shoe Maker
Boot & Shoe Maker
Boot & Shoe Maker

50
50 } 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[in 1904 Field was a commercial traveller living in Kilbrack]

1902
1904 
1906 
1914
1922 
1927 
1933+
1936
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 

 
 

 
Poulton, O 

 

 
dwelling

 
 

Oliver Poulton 
 
boot maker

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Lloyds Bank 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Oliver Poulton 
Oliver Poulton 
Oliver Poulton 

 
 
 

boot dealer
boot maker
Shop

45

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Siddall & Kirby Ltd 
Siddall & Kirby Ltd 
G Dalliston 
G Dalliston 

boot & shoe dealers
quality shoes
shoe retailer
shoe retailer

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
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SHEEPGATE - my numbering 8  “Old Post Office” -- destroyed
Sheepgate D

1576 
 
1576 
1593 
1615c 
 
1646 
1664 
1668 
1671 
1681 
 
1693 
1700 
1713 
1729 
1736 
1761 
1800.1
1815 
 
1829 
 
 
1849 
 
 
1850 
 
1851 
 
1852 
1855 
 
 
1858 
 
1918 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Smallgate is from John Gyslam’s house corner in Old Market to the Guildhall &
so to Raynold Neve’s corner” Description of the Streets of Beccles
Reynold Neve, for his tent late John Allens
Reynold Neve, for his tent late John Aleyn’s (later Murdoch)
Richard Pringe, [see his will 1633] tent formerly  William Welton before Randall Neave
in Sheepgate (folio 75) 
Tobyas Murdoche, for a tent in Sheepgate late Pringe, vid Richard Pring 
Thomas Drane, late Gosling, Sheepgate east
Toby Murdoch, tenement in Sheepgate, late Aldous
Tobias Murdoch, tent in his own use 
Everard Wyatt, tent in Sheepgate sometime Pringe late  Murdoch vid John
Murdoch (folio 275) 
Everard Wyatt for part of Drane’s tent 
Thomas Wyatt, senior, part of tent in Sheepgate, late Drane 
Francis Wyatt, [d 1717] tenement in Sheepgate late Everard Wyatt 
James Wyatt, [d 1754] late his mother’s  
Matthew Cutlove, tent in Sheepgate late Wyatt’s 
Cutlove heirs, late Wyatt; A house at north corner of Sheepgate 
Daniel Delf
Sarah Delf, widow; [of Daniel Delf died June 1812 aged 54, buried in Congregational graveyard] two
bow windows projecting from her dwelling (later Thomas Delf)
Thomas Delf, draper, messe & shop in Sheepgate, late Daniel Delf, his father,
formerly Cutlove
& 2 bow windows projecting on south & west sides
ADVERTISEMENT: May 1849: Thomas Delf: Plain & Fancy Goods, British & Foreign Shawls, Lace
& Brocade Silks for dresses & Mantles, Anglian Robes, Lindianas, Gauzes, Francais etc for dresses.
Parasols etc.
ADVERTISEMENT: Alfred Pigg: His Show room will open on Wednesday, 23rd of October 1850 with
a striking display of Bonnets, Caps, Riobbons, Cloaks, Shawls, Dresses, Furs etc.
ADVERTISEMENT: 1 March: Bonnets at Alfred Pigg’s, Cheap Drapery Establishment.
Large quantities at 4d 1/2d, 5d 1/2d, 8d 1/2d, 1s & upwards
Thomas Delf, messe in Sheepgate, free 

Task Book
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task Book
Task Book
Task Book
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
 
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Rent 8d
valuation 3

Task 8d
Task Book
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
Survey 219
Task Book
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Rent 6d 3/4d
Rent 6d 3/4d
Task 8d
Rent 8d
Rent 8d
Rent 8d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Task Book
 

 
 

 
 

Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
Rosehall Manor Rental 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s
Rent 1s

Advert Rix Coll 

 
 

 
 

Advert Rix Coll 
 
 
Advert Rix Coll 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s
Beccles Paper Sep 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Having nearly completed important alteration in his premises such as will afford
increased facilities for an extended business Alfred Pigg intends to commence selling off the remaining  
portion of his Summer Stock.

 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT: Alfred Pigg, Millinery & Drapery: Bonnets, Mantles & Dresses
This building became the Post Office between 1896 & 1902
SALE: Property of Nathaniel Pells: LOT 12 :POST OFFICE & Postmaster’s RESIDENCE adjoining at
rent of 100.
[withdrawn. Later added A Elliott 1,400]

 
 
Sale 20 August 

 
 

 
 

1936
 

 
 

 
 

The Post Office was now in Smallgate and no occupier is mentioned of these premises, so presumably
they had been pulled down.

RATE BOOKS
 
1841 
 
1851 
1861 
1871 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

OWNER 
Thomas Delf 
 
Thomas Delf 
Thomas Delf 
Thomas Delf 

 
 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPANT
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Delf 
William Kent 
Alfred Pigg 
WJ Sharpe 
George Yallop 

resident
draper
linen & woollen draper 
linen draper 
draper

 
 

 
 

28
15 -10
38 - 10
47
55

 

 
 

 
Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
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1881 
 
 
Nathaniel Pells
 
 
George Yallop 
draper
1881 CENSUS

6968  
6969 
6970 
6971 
6972 
6973 
6974

Shp  
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp 
Shp

George YALLUP 
Emily YALLUP 
Emily L. YALLUP  
Edith H. YALLUP
George H. YALLUP
Ada M. YALLUP 
Mary Ann HALLS 

M  
M

41  
47 
14 
13 
12
9 
17 

M  
F 
F 
F 
M 
F 
F

Walton, Norfolk, England 
Walsoken, Norfolk, England  
Downham, Norfolk, England 
Bourn, Cambridge, England 
Bourn, Cambridge, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England 

Head  
Wife 
Daur 
Daur
Son 
Daur 
Serv 

Draper Master Employing 6 Persons
Drapers Wife
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Domestic Servant General

 
 

 
 

U 

1889 
1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1934 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nathaniel Pells 
Nathaniel Pells 
 
Pells exors 
Pells, Arthur 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
dwelling & Post Off
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

William Spaull 
William Spaul 
William Worley 
 
William Worley 
William Worley 
Arthur Till 
Charles FN Clark
CFN Clark 

draper 
draper & boots store

 
 
45
 

Post Office
William Worley 

Post Office 
-[listed as 2 Smallgate]
Post Master & stamp distributor
Post Master & stamp distributor
Stamp Office
Post Master & stamp office

 
15

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Star Supply Stores [see Photograph]

1948  
 
 
 
 

22 December 1948: Waveney District Council Records at Lowestoft Record Office:
Messrs Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs, Ltd [who owned the King’s Head] dedicate piece of land of 90 square yards at the
junction of Exchange Square and Smallgate, to the use of the public as an open space, without compensation.
The Mayor etc undertake that no building other than shelters will at any time be erected or placed on the land and the
Mayor etc. will provide, erect and maintain a suitably constructed brick wall along the agreed boundary line.

EXCHANGE SQUARE.
LOT 12. [20 August 1918]  The Beccles Post Office
AND
POSTMASTER’S RESIDENCE,
Centrally-situate in EXCHANGE SQUARE, with Frontages upon Sheepgate and Smallgate, Built of Brick with Cement Front and Tiled and Slated Roof.
The POST OFFICE PREMISES comprise:

IN BASEMENT.—Large Store Room with Shelving, and Three Coal Cellars.
ON GROUND FLOOR.—Public POST OFFICE, with Slow Combustion Stove and fitted with Mahogany-topped Counter and Writing Shelves, Spacious

SORTING and TELEGRAPH ROOM with Side Entrance. Small Closet abutting upon the King’s Head Stables, and in rear Postman’s Waiting Room and
Lavatory, with Lean-to Covered-in and Paved Yard with Entrance from Smallgate.
On UPPER FLOOR—Telegraph Room with Stovc and Messengers’ Waiting Room amid Lavatory.

The POSTMASTER’S RESIDENCE
contains Entrance Hall and Staircase with Closet under.
ON FIRST FLOOR.—Large Sitting Room with Register Stove, Pantry, Kitchen with Cooking Range and Closet, Scullery ~with Stove, Closet and

Earthen Sink with Soft Water Pump and Water laid on, W.C., Good Bedroom with Stove and Closet and SomalI Bedroom.
ON SECOND FLOORS—Large Bedroom with Stove and Closet, Four other Bedrooms, Fitted Bath Room with hot and Cold Water Supply, Cistern,

Drying and Landing Closets.
ON THIRD FLOOR.—Two Attics.

This Lot is in the occupation of the Postmaster General, under a Lease for 21 years from the 29th of September, 1901, at the Annual Rent of 100.
OUTGOING :—Land Tax as assessed.
Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
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 SHEEPGATE: my numbering 9 - Twyford House

No evidence to confirm the date, but likely to be c 1784, after the marriage of Tyrell Carter..
[this house does not appear to be in the Beccles or Rosehall manor lists & I have not identified it in the Task Books]

ORIENTATIONS from Sheepgate T, my numbering 10 Sheepgate

1500.1
1502 
1500.3
1576 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1588 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1593 
4d
1641 
 
Blythburgh
 
1642.1
1641 
 
1641 
 
 
1660.1
1668 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hering
Tasburgh, Edw
Gonvell
Manclarke, Hy, for his house late Gonette & Edward Tasburgh & Herynge  
Divided in three tents: Manclerk 4d; Dowsing 4d; Coffin 4d.

 
Task 1s
Task Bly 95
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ORIENTATION: Indenture between Jeffrey Smith, of Bungay, pointmaker, & Mary his wife, of the one part; &
William Hodgkyns of Beccles, tailor, of the other part; for 30.
One messuage or tent with a garden & orchard and a part of a well to the same belonging, now in the
possession of William Hodgkyns, late parcel of another messe sometime called the Falcon & lieth
between the messe & garden of John Denny, north; & the messe of Everard Isaac, sometime parcel
of the same on the south; part abutteth upon a street called Smallgate towards the east; and the other
side upon the street leading from the Newmarket towards Blyburgate to the west.
Hodgins, Wm, for his tent he dwelleth in assessed a third part of the whole tenement, late Tasburgh  

DeedS 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Task
Task Bly 76

 
 

ORIENTATION: Arthur Bryant from William Hodgkins; House formerly part of the Old Falcon.
BETWEEN John Denny, messe & garden North; Everard Isaac, south; Smallgate east; New Market to

Deeds 8 
 
 

 
 
 
 

west.
Bryant, Arth, for the third part of a tent sometime Tasburgh (folio 177)
Hodgins, Rev Wm of Rushmer, clerk to Arthur Bryant of Beccles, haberdasher. Messe adjoining
Falcon
Indenture between William Durrant & Elizabeth, his wife, Willaim Hodgkins & Alice his wife of the
first Part; Thomas Bradford of Great Yarmouth of 2nd Part; Arthur Bryant of 3rd Part; The Old
Falcon (& property in Gorleston) .’
Artis, Edm, for a tent late Arthur Bryant, sometime Tasburgh, vid Ed Arth Bryant 
ORIENTATION: Indenture between Edmund Artis of Beccles, timbermaster & Elizabeth his wife & John Artis,
timbermaster of the one part; and John Morse, knacker of the other part; for 100. One messe with ard & garden &
one part of a well,
BETWEEN the messe & garden of Margaret Leman, widow, on the north ;[second wife of William Leman

 
 
 
Task 4d
Task 
Deed 8 
 
Deed 8 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Task 4d
rask 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

now in the occupation of John Morse, formerly part of another messe called the Falcon;
 
 
 
III & daughter of Matthew Trott, died 1690]

 
 
 
 
1668 
 
1688 
Peter’s
 
 
 
 
Matthew
 
 
 
 
1689 
4d  
1696 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

a messe of Everard Isaac, late of Thomas Utber, south; Smallgate east.
Premises late of Arthur Bryant, yeoman, deceased. By his will 14 April 1656 & devised after the
decease of his wife unto the said Elizabeth Artis & Edmund Artis, during the life of Elizabeth Artis,
and after her decease to John Artis.
Morse, Jn, collarmaker, for a tent late Arthur Bryant, sometime Tasburgh; vid Ed Artis
(Post: Manby) Folio 239 
ORIENTATION: Indenture between Richard Burrows of Uggeshall & Elizabeth his wife, Mary Morse of St

Task 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

spinster, Francis Morse late of Boston in New England in America now of Beccles, saddler, Robert ,
Baker of Gislam, gent & Mary his wife, William Barber, yeoman & Joan his wife of the one part;
John Manby of Beccles, yeoman & Margaret, his wife of the other Part; for 66.
ALL THAT messe with yard & garden and one part of a well, now or late in the tenure of William Broad &

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Cutlove, formerly part of the Falcon.
BETWEEN messe or garden of Margaret Leman on the north;
messe now or late of Thomas Utber on the south; abutting on Smallgate east; the street leading from
Newmarket to Blythburgate, west.
Manby, Jn, a tent late Morse, & sometime Bryant 

 
 
 
 
 
Task
Task M38 
 
 
Debnam, Isaac, tent late Morse 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task D42.1 
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1706 
John  
his  
 
 
Cutlove
a  
 
Utber,
from  

ORIENTATION: Indenture between Isaac Debenham, cordwainer & Margaret his wife, late widow & relict of
Manby, yeoman, deceased, John Manby of Bury & his wife, John Durrant of Lowestoft, beer brewer & Margaret,
wife, the daughter of the wife of Isaac Debenham & heiress of William Keable, deceased and the only son of Isaac
Debenham, of the one Part; John Keable, apothecary of the other Part.
ALL THAT messe with yard & garden & one part of a well, late in the tenure of William Broad & Matthew
and now or late of Nicholas & Richard Gowing & purchased by John Manby &Margaret his wife, formerly part of
messe caled the Falcon.
BETWEEN the messe & garden late of Margaret Leman, widow on the north; & the messe late Thomas
since of John Dady & now of Isaac Debenham south: abutting on Smallgate east; on another street there leading
the Newmarket Place to Blyburgate west.

DeedS 40 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1750.1
 
1759 
 
 
1786 
 
 
 
 
 

1785 
1799 
1800.1
 
 
the ‘Glory’  
Pering.]

1841 
1841   Tithe Map 335
1847    30 November
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1851 
1855 
1855    11 April 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Timothy Carter, surgeon; [1720 - 1786 married Rebecca More, 1725-92, sister of William More.
Portreeve 1780]

Bankruptcy order against Timothy Carter, apothecary, late of Beccles, by order of assignees to be sold.
Farm at Layham, House & Shop in Beccles, in occupation of Timothy Carter.   Benjamin Schuldham,
Attorney.
[from the Diary of Isaac Blowers, who was a draper, a record four times Portreeve, lived at 8  
Newmarket:
Monday, 27 March, 1786: Being election day for Portreeve, went about 11 to Mr Arnold and my
master (ie Portreeve that year). Came up to the hall about 12.Elected Mr Tyrell Carter Portreeve and
his father Chief Surveyor. All two came to the King’s Head to dine. Good dinner. Spent the afternoon
and evening till near 1. NB a very coarse cold windy day as any in the preceding winter.]

Conveyance [no information]
Tyrell Carter, surgeon, [born 1752, son of Timothy Carter, Portreeve 1786 ]
Mary Carter was the widow of Tyrell Carter, surgeon, born in Beccles 1752, died 1799.
[His will dated 1792: “All my messuages in Beccles in my own occupation & in occupation of my
 
 

Rix Coll, Lowestoft 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

mother to Mary Carter, my wife. Described in the probate of his will as “surgeon on board
man of war”. He married Mary Nestling in 1784. Their daughter Mary married Rev Benedict

 

 
 
 
 
 
butler’s pantry & other domestic offices; excellent cellarage;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mary Carter 
Owner: Mary Carter; 
SALE: Executors of Mrs Mary Carter; Freehold Mansion
Genteel Family Residence in Corn Exchange lately occupied by Mary Carter decsd, comprising:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, lofty Dining & Drawing rooms each 18ft x 14ft, Kitchen, store room,

 

 
Occupier: Mary Carter; 

 

 
Garden;

 
0a 0r 31p; 

53-5
Pasture

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

First Floor: 4 airy bedrooms & laundry; 6 attics: large detached wash house, coach house, 3 stalled
stable with lofts; & walled-in garden extending to Newgate & containing with the site of the buildings
upwards of a quarter acre.
Freehold. Land tax redeemed. Eligibly situated near the centre of the town; has a frontage of 64ft with 2
entrances from the square & back entrance from Newgate.
Title commences with conveyance 11 October 1785.
Henry Read 

 
 
Henry Read

SALE of FURNITURE at House of late Henry Read in Exchange Square [Twyford House]
 
 
each 18ft x 13ft, Kitchen, store room, ale & wine cellars & other domestic offices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Norwich Mercury 21 Mar

SALE: Henry Read, deceased, at King’s Head, comprising
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Breakfast Room, lofty & well proportioned Drawing & Dining Rooms,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

First Floor: approached by a handsome staircase- 3 airy sleeping rooms, and a study with appropriate
closets.
Second Floor: 4 large & well lighted appartments
Detached from the main building are scullery & knife houses; & at the extremity of the property &
communicating by folding doors with Newgate are a recently built brick & slated stable with 2 loose
boxes, hay & straw houses & harness room; also a double chaise house, coal & wood house & other
convenient out-door offices. Large pleasure garden with vinery newly erected 21ft x 19ft 9ins & rustic
Summer House. Upwards of quarter acre.
Land Tax redeemed. Tithe commutation 2s p.a.
(written on sale notice: EC Sharpin 960 - 144)

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1865 
 
1887 
1887
1899 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer  
the Beccles  
Eastern Counties  
elected a  
Beccles, 9th November  

1919 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1919 

 
 

[Plan to  house and garden & neighbours]
SALE of Furniture of Edward Swatman, Esq. “who declines housekeeping”. Upon the Premises in
Exchange Square.

Beccles Paper 3 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper 16 June 

SALE: Exchange Square, Twyford House  
TO BE SOLD or TO BE LET: Twyford House, Exchange Square. Apply RS Block

WR Clarke changing Residence. Furniture Sale
East Suff Gaz 30 Aug 
Beccles Almanack 

James Preston Larkman is a son of GJ Larkman, Esq, of Belton, a Justice of the Peace for the County
of Suffolk. Born in 1861, he was educated at Queen Elizabeth School, Dedham, Essex; he was admitted
a solicitor in 1888, in which year he came to reside at Twyford House, Beccles. In January 1895 Mr
Larkman was appointed Registrar of the Beccles and Bungay County Court, which office became
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE  7 April 1919
Between James Preston Larkman, solicitor of the ONE PART
& Water Thomas Campling, Clothier & Outfitter of the OTHER PART
An Indenture 6 July 1914
Between Alfred Robert Block & William Read of ONE PART
& James Larkman, the OTHER PART
ALL THAT Messuage etc formerly of George Peskett [died  12 January 1869 in his 46th year],  
afterwards of Robert Shimmon Block & late of Harriet Block, deceased
BETWEEN land formerly of JK Garrod and then or late of Alexander Elliott on the SOUTH
Messuage & land formerly of John Thompson after of Thomas Pert & then of the International Tea
Company on the NORTH
Sheepgate WEST
Newgate EAST
Known as Twyford House, in the occupation of the Vendor.
Tithe Rent 2s p.a.
Alterations to Twyford House to shop for WT Campling

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

vacant upon the death of Mr Edward B Fiske. He also held a commission in the Second
 
 
 
 
 

Battalion, Norfolk Regiment for 14 years. Mr Larkman is Secretary & Manager to
Waterworks Company; is Honorary Secretary to the Beccles Hospital; also to the
Asylum for Idiots; Treasurer to the Beccles Poultry Society, etc, etc. Mr Larkman was
member of the Town Council, 18th January 1892; and Mayor of the Borough of
1898
.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Price 2,100
Rec Off DC/540/4/5/28 

TWYFORD HOUSE
1861 
1871 
1881 

 
 
 

 
 
 

EC Sharpin 
G Peskett   
Harriet Block 

 
 
 

 
 
 

E Swatman
H Peskett [doctor died    ]
Mary Tracy

1881 CENSUS
6087 
6088 
6089 
6090 
6091 
6092 
6093 
6094 
6095 
6096 

Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 
Exch 

Mary J. TRACY 
Arthur G. TRACY
Alice M. TRACY 
Ethel B. TRACY 
Kate A. TRACY 
John F. TRACY 
Emily GENMAS 
Mary A. COOK 
Catherine A. JONESU 
Emily S. FRY 



 
 
 
 

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14 
11 
10 

22 
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Barnstaple, Devon, England
Croydon, Surrey, England 
Croydon, Surrey, England 
Croydon, Surrey, England 
Croydon, Surrey, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England 
Laxfield, Suffolk, England 
Frocester, Gloucester, England 
Greenwich, Kent, England 

Head 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 

Annuitant
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Handicap: Blind
Serv 
Domestic Servant Housemaid
Visitor 
Nurse

Domestic Servant Cook
Serv 
Annuitant
Visitor 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
 

 
 
 
Mrs Block 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Harriet Block 
 
Mrs H Block 
Larkman, JP 
 
 
 

 
 
 
dwelling 
 
 
Larkman moved to the Close, Barsham probably about 1919

 
 
 

James Larkman
James Larkman
James Larkman
5 bedrooms 
James Larkman
James Larkman

 
3 sitting rooms
6 occupants

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

This building changed from being just a private house into a shop in 1919

1922 
1927 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Walter Campling
Walter Campling

clothier
clothier

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1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Campling, Walter
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frank Foster 
Frank Foster 
Frank Foster 
Mrs E Foster
Frank Foster 
Frank Foster 
Frank Foster 

House Garden, Shop 
outfitter
outfitter

126

 
 
 
 
 
 

outfitter
outfitter
outfitter

COUNTY COURT OFFICE
This Building is North of Twyford House, set back from the Street

When Twyford House was sold by Larkman he retained the County Court Office

1902 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Larkman, James P
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Larkman, Jas P
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Offices
 
 
 
 
 

James Larkman
James Larkman
James Larkman
James Larkman
James Larkman
40
Larkman & Robinson 
Larkman & Robinson 
Larkman & Robinson 
Larkman & Robinson 
Larkman & Grice

registrar; Henry Cutting, high bailiff

registrar & high bailiff
registrar & high bailiff
registrar & high bailiff

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Solicitors etc
Solicitors etc
Solicitors etc
Solicitors etc
Solicitors etc

 
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SHEEPGATE -
my numbering 10
Suffolk Florists
Brentwood House
Sheepgate X
-

The present facade dates from before 1862 [Sale 1862: “white brick fronted”]
THIS IS THE PROPERTY NEXT TO TWYFORD HOUSE was Suffolk Florists etc,

?1772 
Rosehall Manor Court 
William Gibson [no details] [He died in 1775]
 
 
 
 
Rent 1s 2d

1500.1
1502 
1500.3
1576 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1588 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1593 
4d
1641 
 
 
1642.1
1641 
 
1641 
 
 
1660.1
1668 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1668 
 
1688 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hering
Tasburgh, Edw
Gonvell
Manclarke, Hy, for his house late Gonette & Edward Tasburgh & Herynge  
Divided in three tents: Manclerk 4d; Dowsing 4d; Coffin 4d.

 
Task 1s
Task Bly 95
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indenture between Jeffrey Smith, of Bungay, pointmaker, & Mary his wife, of the one part; &
William Hodgkyns of Beccles, tailor, of the other part; for 30.
One messuage or tent with a garden & orchard and a part of a well to the same belonging, now in the
possession of William Hodgkyns, late parcel of another messe sometime called the Falcon & lieth
between the messe & garden of John Denny, north; & the messe of Everard Isaac, sometime parcel
of the same on the south; part abutteth upon a street called Smallgate towards the east; and the other
side upon the street leading from the Newmarket towards Blyburgate to the west.
Hodgins, Wm, for his tent he dwelleth in assessed a third part of the whole tenement, late Tasburgh  

DeedS 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Task
Task Bly 76

 
 
 
 
 
 

Arthur Bryant from William Hodgkins; House formerly part of the Old Falcon. BETWEEN John
Denny, messe & garden North; Everard Isaac, south; Smallgate east; New Market to Blythburgh
west.
Bryant, Arth, for the third part of a tent sometime Tasburgh (folio 177)
Hodgins, Rev Wm of Rushmer, clerk to Arthur Bryant of Beccles, haberdasher. Messe adjoining
Falcon
Indenture between William Durrant & Elizabeth, his wife, Willaim Hodgkins & Alice his wife of the
first Part; Thomas Bradford of Great Yarmouth of 2nd Part; Arthur Bryant of 3rd Part; The Old
Falcon (& property in Gorleston) .’
Artis, Edm, for a tent late Arthur Bryant, sometime Tasburgh, vid Ed Arth Bryant 
Indenture between Edmund Artis of Beccles, timbermaster & Elizabeth his wife & John Artis, timbermaster of the
one part; and John Morse, knacker of the other part; for 100. One messe with ard & garden & one part of a well,
now in the occupation of John Morse, formerly part of another messe called the Falcon;
BETWEEN the messe & garden of Margaret Leman, widow, on the north;
a messe of Everard Isaac, late of Thomas Utber, south; Smallgate east.
Premises late of Arthur Bryant, yeoman, deceased. By his will 14 April 1656 & devised after the
decease of his wife unto the said Elizabeth Artis & Edmund Artis, during the life of Elizabeth Artis,
and after her decease to John Artis.
Morse, Jn, collarmaker, for a tent late Arthur Bryant, sometime Tasburgh; vid Ed Artis
(Post: Manby) Folio 239 
Indenture between Richard Burrows of Uggeshall & Elizabeth his wife, Mary Morse of St Peter’s
spinster, Francis Morse late of Boston in New England in America now of Beccles, saddler, Robert ,
Baker of Gislam, gent & Mary his wife, William Barber, yeoman & Joan his wife of the one part;
John Manby of Beccles, yeoman & Margaret, his wife of the other Part; for 66. ALL THAT messe
with yard & garden and one part of a well, now or late in the tenure of William Broad & Matthew
Cutlove, formerly part of the Falcon. BETWEEN messe or garden of Margaret Leman on the north;
messe now or late of Thomas Utber on the south; abutting on Smallgate east; the street leading from
Newmarket to Blythburgate, west.
Manby, Jn, a tent late Morse, & sometime Bryant 

Deeds 8 

 
 

 
 
 
Task 4d
Task 
Deed 8 
 
Deed 8 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Task 4d
rask 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1689 
4d  
1696 
1706 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Task
Task M38 
 
 

Debnam, Isaac, tent late Morse 
Indenture between Isaac Debenham, cordwainer & Margaret his wife, late widow & relict of John Manby, yeoman,
deceased, John Manby of Bury & his wife, John Durrant of Lowestoft, beer brewer & Margaret, his wife, the
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task D42.1 
DeedS 40 
 

 
 

 
 

daughter of the wife of Isaac Debenham & heiress of William Keable, deceased and the only son of Isaac
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Debenham,  
 
Cutlove
a  
 
 
 
1710 
1729 
1736 
1756 
1756 
1761 
1772 
1799 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
ALL THAT messe with yard & garden & one part of a well, late in the tenure of William Broad & Matthew
and now or late of Nicholas & Richard Gowing & purchased by John Manby &Margaret his wife, formerly part of
messe caled the Falcon. BETWEEN the messe & garden late of Margaret Leman, widow on the north; & the messe
late Thomas Utber, since of John Dady & now of Isaac Debenham south: abutting on Smallgate east; on another
street there leading from the
Newmarket Place to Blyburgate west.
Keable, John, tent late Manby before that Morde & Bryant 
Keable, John, late Debenham
Keable, Jn , for a tent late Manby, before that Morse & Bryant, late his father
Keable, Ralph, for the tent late above mentioned late his father 
Verdon,Wm, tent next (Shp AA) late Ralph Keable, formerly Manby
Verdon, late Keable & Debenham 
Verdon, Wm, late Keable, a house in the North East side of Sheepgate 
Verdon, Wm [he died in 1802]  occupant Verdon, Wm 

of the one Part; John Keable, apothecary of the other Part.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 4d
Rent 1d
Task 4d
Task 4d
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Rent 1d
Rent 1d
Value 1.16

Task K4.1
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
 
 
Task 
 

 
 
 

Task 
 
Task 
 
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
 
Rosehall Rental 
 
 
 
Land Tax

1804 
1853 
1862 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
vendors  
 
 
 
 
 
1871 
1902 
 

Rosehall Manor Court 

John Garrod, messuage where he now lives, formerly William Gibson 
JK & WH Garrod

 
 

 
 

Rent 1s 2d
Rent 1s 2d

Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Rix Coll Geog 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
closets, 6 bedrooms; bathroom; wood, coal & knife houses; useful trade buildings; stable, coach house,  
small ornamental garden & large paved yard with back carriage entrance from Newgate Street.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: 27 August: Exchange Square (property late of JW Garrod:)   
LOT 3: The well-built, handsomely white brick fronted & spacious Family Residences & Business
Premises in Exchange Square, Beccles:
a)  Convenient & handsomely fitted house occupied by Miss Margaret Woolner: extensive cellars. large
Entrance Hall, Dining Room & Drawing Rooms, Kitchen well fitted with closets & cooking range; store
room with dressers & drawers, 4 bedrooms, attic & look-out; wash house with iron oven, coppers &
rain water pump; knife, coal & wood houses; & yard laid with York pavement.
b) A very comfortable Dwelling house recently occupied by Mr William Henry Garrod adjoining the
above with separate entrances from Exchange Square to the house & back premises; large vaulted
cellars; Dining Room; handsome Drawing room 21ft x 16ft covered with lead terrace; Kitchen with

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Also the brick & tiled cottage at the extremity of the above premises & fronting Newgate Street, now in
the occupation of Robert Weeds.
Opposite the Corn Hall; well adapted for a wine merchant or other business.
Free Rent to Manor of Rosehall & Ashmans 1s 2d
All the windows, doors & openings in the north side of the house and buildings retained by the
 
Miss Woolner is under covenant to rebuild, at her own expense, if requested, the wall heretofore
dividing the entrance passage from a parlour now laid at the entrance hall, and to leave the entrance
passage and parlour in the same state as before the alteration.
The Purchaser is, at his own expense, to remove the south post of the back gate, so as to leave the
ground clear in a line with the brick wall as shown.
George Woolnough
SALE by executors of George Woolnough:  Exchange Square: two superior family residences, one
lately occupied by deceased proprietor & the other in the occupation of Messrs Ferrier & Ferrier.

[Sheepgate 12 my numbering] will be closed at their expense.

 
 
 
 
 
 

29 July 
 

 
1841 
 
1851 
 
1861 
 
1871 
 
1881 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OWNER 
John Garrod 
John Garrod 
John Garrod 
John Garrod 
J & W Garrod 
J & W Garrod 
George Woolnough 
George Woolnough 
George Woolnough 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCCUPANT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Garrod 
John Garrod 
Dan Kerridge 
J  B Garrod
Margaret Woolner 
J & W Garrod 
Caroline Bishop
George Woolnough 
Robert Ward 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

20
39-15
17-10

 
 
 
 
 

 
21-15
 

 
 

 
 
 

22-10
25
22-10

 
 
1881
CENSUS
6098 
Exch 
Emma WARD 
W 
63 
F 
Chediston, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Annuitant
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6099 
Exch 
Ann BROWN 
U 
20 
F 
Serv 
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England
Domestic Servant General

1896 
1902 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1927 
1933+
1936 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
ALSO!
 
Elliott, Alex 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

George Woolnough 
 
 
William Elliott 

 
 
 
 
dwelling 
 
 
 
 
 
London Central Meat 
 
 
 
 
 
 

George Woolnough 
George Woolnough
William Huson
William Huson
4 bedrooms 
William Huson

 
 
25

 
 

 
 
 

solicitor & commissioner of oaths
 
3 sitting rooms
solicitor & commissioner of oaths

 

 
4 occupants

25

Huson, WR 
 
 
 
 
 
London Central Meat Co
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Bailey & White
Jarman, Herbert
Bailey Seth 

solicitor & commissioner for oaths
solicitor & commissioner for oaths

Shop, Ho & Prem
London Central Meat Co
Bailey & Freemansolicitors
London Central Meat Co
London Central Meat Co
Baxters
Baxters (Butchers) Ltd

80
butchers

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

butchers
butchers
butchers

 
 
SEPARATE DWELLING

1914 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mrs M Elliott
Leonard Moulton
Leonard Moulton
George A Wilson
George A Wilson
George Wilson

SHEEPGATE - my numbering 11 Adjoins Sheepgate A [which is 1 Blyburgate]     Sheepgate C

1576 
1593 
 
1613.1

 
 
 
 

William Denny, for his house that Mr Buris before John Danstus & John Cave
The wife or heirs of John Dykerson for tent late William Denny before Cave
& Mr Bury (post:   Thomas Wright 8d;   Will? Smith   4d; Simon Welton 4d)
Henry Smith, [yeoman] for the moiety of a messe in Blyburgate late Dickenson

Task 1s 4d
Task Book
Task Book

 
 

Task 1s 4d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1613.2 
 
1656 
 
1699 
1779 
 
1785 
 

 
 
 
 

Simon Welton [cooper] for moiety of a messe in Blyburgate late Dickingson
(folio 64)    (The other moiety to Henry Smith) 
Bernard Prime [tallow chandler] tent late Simon Welton vid Simon Welton
(folio 200) 
Nathaniel Newton, late Bernard Prime & Welton (now T Rede)
Thomas Rede, tent late Bird, before Nathaniel Newton formerly Bernard
& Welton  
Robert Chinery, tent late Mr Rede, before Bird, formerly Bernard Prime
& Welton     

Task Book
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task Book
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
Task 4d

Task  4d
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N27 

 
 
 
 

Task Book
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task Book
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
1881 CENSUS

6101  
6102 
6103

Exch  
Exch 
Exch

M  
M 
U

68  
66 
20

M  
F 
F

Beccles, Suffolk, England  
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lodden, Norfolk, England

Head 
Wife 
Serv

Geo WOOLNOUGH
Ann WOOLNOUGH
Eliza FICHE 

Retired Cabinet Maker
Domestic Servant General

1902
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922

 
Elliott, Alex 
 
 

 

 
Merrels, David
 
 

 

 
dwelling 
 
 

David Merrells

 
5 bedrooms 

 
3 sitting  rooms

 

 
3 occupants

 
 

 
 

David Merrells
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1927
1933+
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Martha Cuddon
T Gore & Son 
T Gore & Son 
T Gore & Son 
T Gore & Son 

boarding house
jewellers
jewellers
jewellers
jewellers

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BLYBURGATE 1  MONUCKS
The Bombay Restaurant
 
 
Sheepgate A
ALSO CALLED SHEEPGATE [my numbering 12] in Directories

Listed Building, (deleted from list by 1st amendment): Early 17th century with alterations. 2 storeys. 2 windows, sash, at 1st floor,
with glazing bars and exposed frames. Stucco, lined and painted. Rusticated quoins. Ogee brick cornice below low parapet. Ground
floor shop with wood case. Interior hewn chamfered beam. Important position.
A drawing by Arthur Pells (ref 10/17)  shows a proposed alteration for the dwelling house & shop in Exchange Square , Beccles for
Mr John Clements, boot and shoe manufacturer and leather merchant. The drawings show its appearance before the alteration and
afterwards. The proposed alterations to the upper storeys accord with the present appearance. The shop front has been replaced. It
must date from about 1900.

1500.1
1593 
1614c 
 
1671 
1700 
 
1723 
 
1765 
 
1766 
1767 
1779 
 
1786 
 
1787 
 
1809 
 
1827 
 
1829 
1830 
 
1839 
 
1842 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Denny
Thomas Buck, for his tent, sometime John Denny called Monucks 
William Denny, Esq., [d. 1645] tent in Sheepgate near Newmarket late
Thomas Buck 
Mr James Aldous, his house & orchard in his own tenure 
Arthur Artis, [1640-1719 Member of the XXIV 1707] tent formerly Denny  
late Mr Aldous
Arthur Artis, [grocer, 1674-1764, Portreeve 1727,1741, 1758] tent formerly
Denny after Arthur Artis, his father
Stanton Penny, [1726-1766, XXIV 1759] for a tent formerly Denny late
Arthur Artis in Sheepgate
Stanton Penny, Tent in Sheepgate where he dwells, Arthur Artis, Purvis 
Stanton Penny, [b 1756] an infant, Stanton Penny his Father, Arthur Artis 
Thomas Rede [lawyer, 1732-1811, Portreeve 1760, 1779, 1796] for a tent
adjoining late Penny before Arthur Artis & formerly  Denny in Sheepgate 
John Brooks junior, late Mr Rede, before Penny & formerly Arthur Artis
in Sheepgate 
John Brooks, the younger, [hairdresser, 1751-1808, XXIV 1784] tent in
Sheepgate, formerly Arthur Artis since Penny 
Susan Broks, widow [1751-1826] of John Brooks, hairdresser. Tent in
Sheepgate formerly Stanton Penny, before Arthur Artis 
John Bobbett Brooks, upholsterer, under Susan Brooks’ will; Tent in Sheepgate
(later John Garrod 1830) 
John Garrod, late Susan Brooks 
John Garrod, shoemaker,
Garrod, his father, & Susan Brooks, widow, before John Brooks, formerly Penny
John Garrod, [1790-1852] tent in Sheepgate late John Garrod, his father,

Task 
 
 
Task 8d
Task Bly 82
Task D3 
 
 (folio 67)
Survey 5 
 
 
 
Value 4
Task A37 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Task A 47 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Task P57 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 8d
Rent  6d
Rent  6d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 
 
 

Task R22 
 
 
Task 8d
Task B127 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent  6d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent  6d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent  6d
Rent  6d

Beccles Manor Court 

 
[1754-1838, XXIV  1816] tent in Sheepgate late John

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
Rent  6d
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

before Susan Brooks 
SALE: [No 1 BLYBURGATE] Centre of Town, Range of Sash Fronted Buildings on 19 August.
Dwelling in the occupation of Charles Rogerson as Tenant from Year to Year & spacious Shop recently
used by James Feltham, Boot & Shoe Maker
ALSO Dwelling in the occupation of William Stebbens, Pawnbroker. Yearly Tenant, & Stable, Paved Yard
& outbuildings, enclosed Garden.
A considerable outlay in Repairs & Improvements recently completed. Pump. Freehold.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Ipswich Journal 13 Aug 
 
 
 

 
 
1861 
1903 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

[do not appear to have sold]
J K & WH Garrod [tanners in Northgate]
ADVERTISEMENT: J Clements:  Leather Merchant & Grindery Warehouse, is now showing his large
stock of Winter Boots & Shoes. Agents for the Cekebrated “Beehive” Boots & Shoes; Blacksmith’s
Aprons, Chamois Skins, Glove Leather, Purses, Gaiters, Leather Gloves, Straps, Brushes, Boot Trees
etc
Rubber Heels fitted to any Boots.   Brown White & Black.   Boot Polishes always in Stock
Exchange Square, Beccles

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Almanack 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Garrod, Jn 
Garrod, Jn 

1841 
1851 

12 
10.10

V 
V 

 
 

Rogerson, CJ
Utbert, W

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Garrod, J & W 
1861 
13 
V 
 
King, Jos
Leather seller
1881 CENSUS

6105  
6106 
6107

Exch  
Exch 
Exch

Joseph KING 
Emma A. KING  
Emma G. KING

M  
M 
U

68  
66 
37

M  
F 
F

Wangford, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Homersfield, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Daur

Tanner Currier Leather Cutter Master
No Occupation

1896 
1904

14 
30 

V 
V 

Garrod, JK & W
Clements, Jn 

Clements, Jn
Clements, Jn 

 
This property is listed under Sheepgate in the Directories of 1907 onwards:

Bootmaker

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

Clements, John
 
 
 
 

Clements, John
 
 
 
 

dwelling & shop
Clements, John
Sturgess, William
Harry Sayer 
HE Sayer 

3 bedrooms 
leather seller
boot maker & leather seller
boot maker
boot maker

3 sitting rooms & shop 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

HE Sayer 
HE Sayer 
HE Sayer 
BJ Bingham
BJ Bingham 

boot makers
boot makers
boot makers

chemist
Building facade re-designed by Arthur Pells: [See Pells: List 17 no 10]
SHEEPGATE - AA  part of old Falcon

1500.1
1502 
1500.3
1576 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1588 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Hering
Tasburgh, Edw
Gonvell
Manclarke, Hy, for his house late Gonette & Edward Tasburgh & Herynge Task Is
Divided in three tents: Manclerk 4d; Dowsing 4d; Coffin 4d.

Task Bly 95
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ORIENTATION: Indenture between Jeffrey Smith, of Bungay, pointmaker, & Mary his wife, of the one part; &
William Hodgkyns of Beccles, tailor, of the other part; for 30.
One messuage or tent with a garden & orchard and a part of a well to the same belonging, now in the
possession of William Hodgkyns, late parcel of another messe sometime called the Falcon & lieth
between the messe & garden of John Denny, north;
& the messe of Everard Isaac, sometime parcel of the same on the south;
part abutteth upon a street called Smallgate towards the east;
and the other side upon the street leading from the Newmarket towards Blyburgate to the west.

DeedS 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1593 
1600.1
1637 
 
1676 
1681 
1680 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isaacs, Edw, for two parts of  tent & grounds late Manclerk before Tasburgh
Isaacs, Frank
Dinnington, Edw, for tent called the Old Falcon late Frank Isaacs, before Manclerk & Tasburgh
(folio 143) vid Isaacs  
Denny,Wm, tent in Blyburgate, sometime Dennington late Isaac; vid Ed Dennington (folio 250) 
Alden, Ste, tent in Blyburgate, sometime Dennington, Isaacs, late Wm Denny; vid Wm Denny (folio 275) 
Indenture between Robert Lincoln of Gisleham, gent & Sarah his wife, John Bitton of Shipmeadow,
yeoman, son & heir of Thomas Bitton, late of Beccles, John Payne of Ringsfleld, yeoman & Mary his
wife, William Denny of Beccles, locksmith & his wife, Edward Laws of Mutford, yeoman & Mary
his wife, and one of the co-heirs of Robert Candler, late of Threelthorpe, yeoman, deceased,
Margaret Horth of Gisleham, widow, sister & another & Francis Payne of Rushmere, cordwainer &
Tabetha his wife.
ALL THOSE messe or parts or pieces of the messe & tent anciently called or known by the name of
the Old Falcon & all the houses, stables, yards, gardens, grounds, now in the occupation of Stephen
Alden. BETWEEN that parcel sometimes called the Pallons [Plains] & the little yard sometime of the
premises lately severed & divided with a pale fence & now or late of Robert Girling & late in the

 
Task 8d
Task Bly 48
 
Task D 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task D 37
Task A 30
Deeds 84 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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occupation of Robert Girling & now in the occupation of Andrew Leek or his assigns North. -The
shop sometime of Frank Isaak, late of Barnard Prime, deceased/& in part, & the messe sometime of
Christopher Welton & late of Barnard Prime in Part, & the houses and grounds sometime of Robert
Kent & late of Arthur Mann & now of William Boyce South; -Smallgate east; Upon the great street
leading from Newmarket Place of Beccles into Blyburgate, towards the west.
ORIENTATION: Indenture between Thomas le Febur, dishturner & Mary his wife only surviving daughter & heir
of Andrew Leake, her late father, deceased of the first Part; John Dady, carpenter, of 2nd Part; William 
Bell of Sotterley, gent & William Randall of Furnivalls June, gent in the County of Middlesex 3rd
Part. ALL THAT messe or tent called the Queen’s Head with the yard & part of the well;
BETWEEN Smallgate east; upon the great street leading from the Newmarket to Blyburgate west; A
messe in the possession Stephen Alden south messe or tent late Stephen Alden, sometime
in the tenure of Andrew Leake and now of John Dady, sometime part of the Old Falcon & purchased
by Andrew Leake of William Girling.

Deed 
 
6’
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 

1902
1904
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

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SHEEPGATE - F not identified

1576 
1593 
 
1613.1 
1613.2
1614 
1655 
1669 
1669 
1671 
1671.1
1902
1904
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

William Denny, for his house that Mr Buris before John Danstus & John Cave
The wife or heirs of John Dykerson for tent late William Denny before Cave
& Mr Bury (post:   Thomas Wright 8d;   Will? Smith   4d; Simon Welton 4d)
Henry Smith, [yeoman] for the moiety of a messe in Blyburgate late Dickenson
Thomas Wright
John Coate for one tent in Blyburgate George Deering before Dickerson
Samuel Nevill, entered his tax for  a tent Kent, Deering, Dickerson, Court & Smith    
Francis Haylock, for a tent sometime Coates & Deering  vid John Coate
Francis Haylock, tent sometime Cootes & Deering 
Francis Haylock, his tent now Arthur Mann
Arthur Mann [cordwainer] d 1684

 
Task 1s 4d
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Task 1s 4d
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Task 8d
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Task 8d
Task 8d

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Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Sheepgate Properties all 
David Lindley, November 2000 
 
 
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