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1
SMALLGATE UNCERTAIN

1857 
 
1858
 
 
1861
 
1865 
 
1869 
 
1895 
 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Apr 

SALE: James Crisp, occupant. Consisting of Drawing, Dining & Breakfast Rooms, 7 Bedrooms, Coach
House, Stable
Mr Mount, Photographic Portraits, Smallgate. Will positively leave Beccles in a week. [In fact he stayed
for at least 40 years, until his death in 1902?] Portraits on paper, which can be sent by post 1shilling and
all extra copies 6d. Nine till Dusk.

 
 
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Oct 

SALE: Household Furniture of William Hadingham in Smallgate: Dairy vessls, Pony, Luggage Cart,
Harness etc.

 
 
Beccles Paper 31 Oct 

TO BE LET: Stables within Gateway in Smallgate. Apply Alfred Kent, solicitor. [The Stables were
behind No 3 The Walk and were approached through gateway between Nos 12 & 14 Smallgate.]
TO BE LET: Large & excellent Family Residence in Smallgate, lately in the occupation of Rev CT
Scott. Estate Agent: George Fenn
SALE: Suite of Three well-appointed lofty ROOMS in SMALLGATE, known as the “Girls’  
Institute.” The principal room approached by a Lobby is 30ft x 20ft, with skylight roof. Water and
gas laid on. Apply Alfred Woods, Esq.

 
 
Beccles Paper 19 Jan 
 
 
Beccles Paper 24 Sep 

 
 

 
 

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Planning 
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11 Jul 
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18 Jun 

Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 
Smallgate 

query 

New building 6 ins nearer street than old building by Mr Gibbs
1 Registered Lodging House in Smallgate; walls lime washed.
to remove a boarded Fish Curing House. Contrary to Bye Laws
New Sunday School for Primitive Methodist Church [Arthur Pells]
New Shop & Premises in Smallgate for Co-Op [Arthur Pells?]
Lodging House in Smallgate inspected
Alterations to premises in Smallgate for WW Youngman
Alterations to Room below Council Chamber to office [Smallgate?]
Additions to Co-Op Stores in Smallgate
Alterations to premises in Smallgate for Gas Co.
Alterations to WC & Urinal at White Lion
Alteration to Urinal at White Lion
Swinging name board on Aldis Wright's premises in Smallgate
Outbuilding at back of new shops in Smallgate of Cornelius Elliott
Co-Op to place 3 new lamps at front of shops in Smallgate
Slaughterhouse on premises in Smallgate occ by Mr Martin
Addition to House & Shop in Smallgate for C Elliott
Addition to No 14 Smallgate for Mark Mills
New Shop premises in Smallgate fo the Co-Op

 

protest 
approved 
approved 

 

approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

 

approved 
approved 
approved 

SMALLGATE PROPERTY Unknown

PROBABLY NOT SMALLGATE
1664 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1677c 

Beccles Manor Court 
William Welton, late Britton in Rooks Lane, south 
 
 
 
 
Rent 7d
 
Jeoffrey Purvis, tent in Smallgate, sometime Bretton, late William Welton (folio 263) 
Task 4d
Task Book

1693 
1700 
1707 
 
1736 
1751 
1767 
 
1809 

Beccles Manor Court 

Jeoffrey Purvis, tent in Sheepgate west 
Jeoffrey Purvis, tent in Sheepgate, now A Artis, jum
Arthur Artis, junior, grocer & tallow chandler. Smallgate, late Jeoffrey Purvis, sometime
Bretton, afterwards Welton. 
Arthur Artis, tent in Sheepgate, late Jeoffrey Purvis
Arthur Artis, tent late Purvis in Sheepgate, west 
Robert Chinery, tent in Sheepgate, late of Mary Purvis, before of Bartholomew Purvis
& formerly Barker (later Charles Chinery) 
Charles Chinery, late Robert Chinery, deceased, formerly Purvis, before Baker, tent

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

Task Book
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Task 4d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Beccles Manor Court 
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2

 
1812 

 
 

in Sheepgate 
George Grigson, collar maker, tent in Sheepgate, late Charles Chinery [later G Grigson] 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 6d

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SMALLGATE 1

1849 
 
 
1899 
 
 
1910 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advert Rix Coll 

ADVERTISEMENT 22 March: John Thompson, Plumber & Glazier & Painter, Smallgate: In  
consequence of Mr Hall leaving Beccles for Norwich, he intends keeping a regular assortment of Gas
Fittings, Glasses etc.

 
 

 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: James Mann, Painter, House Decorator, Paperhanger, Sanitary Plumber Etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WC, on First Floor;
 
 
 
heater stove, Copper, Iron Oven and Sink, with soft water pump and Water laid on from the  
Waterworks; also Painter’s Shop (well adapted for a Laundry) with large Cellarage under.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exchange Square, Beccles; Solicits your esteemed orders. Special attention to Out-Door Painting &
House Decoration.
SALE: 12 April 1910, late Mrs Harriet Pert
LOT 1: Family Residence, containing Cellar in Basement; Front and Back Halls, Surgery with side
entrance and fitted wiith Register Stove and Closet, Dining and Drawing Rooms with Register Stoves
and closets, and Larder, on Ground Floor;
2 large Front Bedrooms with Stoves and 1 closet, 2 Back Bedrooms with 1 Stove and 2 closets, and

and 3 Bedrooms, one with Stove on Second Floor;
with brick and tiled Range of Offices abutting upon the House in Rear, comprising good Kitchen, fitted
with Cooking Range with Oven & Boiler, and 2 recess Closets; large StoreRoom; and Scullery with

 

Adjoining the last, in Rear, is a Range of Boarded and Tiled Workshops, 42ft in length, with WC and
brick and Tiled Two-Stall Stable with Loft over.
Brick and Tiled Coachhouse with Loft over, abutting upon part of Lot 2.
With spacios Yard, having a front Entrance on Smallgate adjoining the House, and Back Entrance on a
Carriageway leading into Newgate.
This Lot is now in the occupation of Ernest Horne, Esq, Surgeon Dentist, under a Lease expiring 6
April. 1911 at the Annual Rent of 5  

[Bought International Stores 780]

DIVIDED IN TWO
PART A

Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
PART B
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
REUNITED AS ONE
Thompson, Jn 
Pert, Thos
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 

15.00 
13.05 
17.10 



Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 

Plumber/Glazier 
Plumber/Glazier 
Plumber/Glazier 

Sma DA
Sma DA
Sma DA

1841 
1851 
1861 

15.00 
13.05 
17.10 



Sloper, Mary 
Sloper, Mary 
Gilbert, late 

Annuitant
Annuitant
 

 
 
 

Sma DA
Sma DA
Sma DA

1871 
1881 

34 
34 


Thompson, Jn 
Pert, Thos

Resident 
Plumber/Painter 

 

Sma DA
Sma DA

 
 

Thomas PERT 
Harriett PERT 
Alice M. PERT 
Minnie S. PERT 
Thomas R. PERT 



 
 
 

46 
38 
15 
10 





Aylsham, Norfolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 

Plumber & Painter Employing 7 Men

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Pert, Thos
 
1896 
 
Mann, Jas
 
Plumber 
 
Sma DA

SMALLGATE 1
 
Pert, Thos
Pert, T? 

 
 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
40 
dwelling 

 

 

Horne, Ernest  
Horne, Ernest 
Horne, E 

dentist
 
dwelling 

 
7 beds 

Sma DA
3 sitting 

 
2 occupiers disused stable & coach house

 
 
 
 
 
International Tea Co 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
120  Shop Flat Prem 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Benns, Percy
Horne, Ernest  
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
International Tea Co Stores
Snell, James
/

RDS dentist

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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1865 
 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Dec 

Partnership between John Thompson & John  Mapes Brundell as plumbers and glaziers dissolved. John
Thompson retiring. Business will be carried on in premises lately occupied by TK Sayer (opposite
Gurney’s Bank, [13 Ballygate] ) 

 
 

 
 

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SMALLGATE Nos 3,5,7 & 9
 

1767 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1902 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1920 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indenture  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rev Pretyman of Cotton, Suffolk of the one part and Jeremiah Taylor,
Smallgate to the WEST; Newgate to the EAST;
the tenement late Elizabeth Laws and since of Elizabeth Stone [No 11] to the NORTH;
and late Philip Prime and now of George Britton, gent, to the SOUTH; [either No 7, 5, 3 or 1]
The messuage, yards, gardens etc and all that stable adjoining formerly in the occupation of Thomas
Godbold, (tailor) late in the occupation of Isaac Sallows and Sarah Aldridge and since of Isaac Sallows
and Isaac Boyce; now in the occupation of Jeremiah Taylor and Prudence Bohun, widow or  
undertenants for one year.
SALE: Tuesday 29 July 1902
for the executors of Mr George Woolnough
Valuable block of property with important frontages thereto comprising well accustomed beer house, the
Prince of Wales, with cottage at back, now and for upwards of thirty years in occupation of Mrs
Harrison [No 5]: the shop and dwelling house in the occupation of Mr Leeds, hairdresser, [No 7]; the
shop and dwelling house in the occupation of Mr C Petersen [No 3];  and the dwelling house in the
 
Kingsbury, Argos Hill, Rotherfield

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

occupation of Mrs Bardwell [No 9]
Beccles Paper 27 Jan 

SALE: Youngs Crawshay & Youngs:
 
(now vacant)
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No 3 SMALLGATE: SHOP & DWELLING HOUSE, for many years in Occupation of Mr C Petersen

No 5 SMALLGATE: PRINCE OF WALES INN (licence surrendered) : HOUSE & Premises with  
COTTAGE in rear,
No 7 SMALLGATE: SHOP & DWELLING HOUSE in occupation of Mr H Leeder
No 9 SMALLGATE: DWELLING HOUSE in Occupation of Mrs Bardwell
[purchased Messrs Robinson & Stannard, Motor Works 900]

 
 
 
SMALLGATE 3

Copeman, JS 
Copeman, JS 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


5.05 






Ingram, Geo 
Drewell, Eliz 
Drewell, Eliz 
Drewell, Eliz 
Drewell, Eliz 

Rope Maker 
 
 
Schoolmistress 
Schoolmistress 

Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB

 
 

Elizabeth DREWELL
Rachel DREWELL 
Fred HANN 
James BULTITUDE 



 

60 
58 

20 



21 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Colchester, Essex, England 

Head 

Schoolmistress
Schoolmistress

Sister 
Milford, Wiltshire, England 

Lodger ((Boarder)) 
Lodger ((Boarder)) 

Schoolmaster
Ironmonger Assistant

Woolnough, Geo 
1896 
 
Drewell, Eliz 
Schoolmistress 
Sma DB

SMALLGATE 3
 
Crawshay & Young 
Youngs Crawshaw Youngs 1906 

 

1902 
1904 

 
12 
dwelling & shop 

 

Petersen, Carl 
Peterson, Carl 
Petersen, C

tailor
Tailor 
2 beds 

 
4 sitting & shop 

Sma DB
 
2 occupants 
1 closet 2 houses no drainage

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
Post Office
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Petersen, Carl  
Petersen, Henry 
/
/

tailor
tailor

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Craik, John James 
Gates, Norman 
Gates, Norman 
Jackson, Maurice 
Post Office

postmaster
postmaster
postmaster
postmaster

SMALLGATE 5 
Prince of Wales pub

1872 
 

Beccles Paper Apr 

Death: Suicide by hanging of Mrs Peck, aged 64, wife of Samuel Peck of Saltgate [Smallgate]. Unsettled
since the suicide of Talbot Johnson. Had religious mania. Thought she had taken the Sacrament

 
 
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1917

 
 

unworthily. Hanged herself in the cellar.
LICENCES: PRINCE OF WALES BEERHOUSE, Smallgate: Mr E Reeve (Mills & Reeve)  stated that the
owners Young, Crawshay & Youngs, agreed that the licence should be referred. The Bench referred the
licence for compensation.

East Suff Gaz 6 Mar 

1920 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Jan 

SALE: Youngs Crawshay & Youngs:
No 5 SMALLGATE: PRINCE OF WALES INN (licence surrendered) : HOUSE & Premises with  
COTTAGE in rear,

 
 

 
 

Copeman, JS 
Copeman, JS 
Copeman exors 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
DIRECTORY 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1860 
1861 
1865 
1865 
1870 
1871 
1875 
1881 

15.05 
13.05 
13 
13 
14.10 
 
14.10 
14.10 
14.10 
14.10 



 

 
 
 

 

Copeman, JS 
Copeman, Eliz 
Copeman, Chas late
Norman, Ann 
Peck, Sam
Peck, Samuel 
Peck, Sam
Peck, Sam
Harrison, Mrs 
Harrison, Jn 

 
Annuitant

 
 

Sma DB 
Sma DB 

 
 
No 535

Beer Retailer ? 
 
Beer retailer 
 
 
Publican 
Publican 

Sma DB 
 
 
 
Sma DB 

 
 

 
Prince of Wales
 
Prince of Wales

 
No 536

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
No 565 
 
Sma DB 
Prince of Wales

John HARRISON 
Susan HARRISON 
John HARRISON 
George WEST 
George BARBER 
William DELF 






62 
50 
21 
72 
22 
62 






Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Ovington, Norfolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Boarder ((Lodger)) 
Boarder ((Lodger)) 
Boarder ((Lodger)) 

Innkeeper &Ostler
Ostler Inn Serv

Gardener Labourer
Printer Book Binder
Gardener General

Woolnough, Geo 
1896 
 
Harrison, Susan 
Beer Retailer 
Sma DB 
Prince of Wales

SMALLGATE 5
 
Crawshay & Young 
 
Youngs Crawshay Youngs  1906 

 

1902 
1904 
1904

 
22 

 

Harrison, Mrs 
Halfpenny, Jn 

beer retailer
Insurance Agent 

Sma DB 
Prince of Wales
 

dwelling & pub house
 

Halfpenny, John 
Halfpenny, John 

5 beds 
beer retailer

4 sitting & bar 
4 occupants 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
NO LONGER A PUBLIC HOUSE
 
 

1907 
1914 

 
 

 
Osborne, Benneton 
beer retailer

1922 
1927 

 
 

 
 

Neal, George 
part of Post Office

electrical engineer
SMALLGATE 7

Copeman, JS 
Copeman, JS 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


5.05 
7.10 





Wheeler, Eliz 
Garwood, F
Thirtle, Jas
Mills, Wm Ed 
Hook, MA

 
 
 
Furniture Dealer 
Shopkeeper ret 

 
 
 

Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB
Sma DB

 
 

 
Mary Ann HOOKE 
71 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Retired General Shopkeeper
Woolnough, Geo 
1896 
 
Leeds, Chas 
 
 
Sma DB

SMALLGATE 7
 
Leeder, Herb 
Youngs Crawshay Youngs  1906 

 

1902 
1904 

 
11 
dwelling & shop 

 

Leeder, Herbert 
Leeder, Herb 
Leeder, HH

hair dresser
Hairdresser
2 beds 

 
1 sitting & shop 

Sma DB
 
no occupants

 
 
 
 
HM Postmaster 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 

 
 
Leeder, Herbert 
 
16   Ho Shop 
 
 

 
 

Leeder, Herbert 
Leeder, Herbert 
hair dresser
Leeder, Herbert 
Leeder, Herbert  [says No 9]
Leeder, Herbert 

hair dresser
hair dresser

 
hair dresser

 
 

 
 

hairdresser  [says No 9??]
part of Post Office ?
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SMALLGATE 9

Copeman, JS 
Copeman, JS 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
Woolnough, Geo 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


5.05 
7.10 





Workman, Ed 
Bailey, Geo
Flegg, Jas
Brooks, Jn
Bardwell, Han 

 
 
Carrier 
 
Dressmaker

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DE
Sma DE
Sma DE
Sma DE
Sma DE

 
 
 

Hannah BARDWELL
Amy KILLICH 
Alice J. KILLICH 
Charles W. KILLICH 



 
 

47 
37 
12 
10 




Bedingfield, Suffolk, England 
Uggeshall, Suffolk, England 
Rotherham, York, England 
London, Middlesex, England 

Head 
Sister 
Niece 
Nephew 

Housekeeper
Dressmaker
Scholar
Scholar

Woolnough, Geo 
1896 
 
Bardwell, Han 
Resident 
 
Sma DE

SMALLGATE 9
 
Crawshay & Young 
Youngs Crawshay Youngs  1906 

 

1902 
1904 

 
11 
dwelling 

 

 

Bardwell, Mrs
Bardwell, Han 
Bardwell, Hannah 

Resident 
2 beds 

 
2 sitting 

Sma DE
4 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Bardwell, Mrs
Bardwell, Mrs
Bardwell, Mrs
Bardwell, Mrs
[says No 9  Leeder, Herbert above]

 
 
part of Post Office
 
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SMALLGATE 11
 
now Cloves 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[SmaX]

Listed Building Report:
Early 17th century with alterations. 2 storeys and attic. Timber framed with overhanging first floor, now stucco, painted. Pantiles. 2
gabled casement dormers. 2 casement windows, at 1st floor, with flush frames.Ground floor, brick, painted, with 19th century shop
window. Massive central chimney, shortened.

1576 
1593  
 

 
 
 

The heirs of Matthew Browne
Widow Edmunds or heirs of Matthew Browne for the head house late Legends
and a garden  

Task Bly 111
Task Bly 84

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
DIVISION OF PROPERTY with Newgate A?

 
1600.1

 
 

 
 
 

Joshua Artis
Robert Girling
William Welton
Roger Lone, Deacon for tenement sometime Legion’s, Welton’s after Joshua Artis,
late Robert Girling’s; vid William Welton  (folio 241)
Ellen Lone, tenement formerly Robt Girling’s, late Roger Lone, her husband; vid
Roger Lone Task 4d (folio 267)  
Joseph Lambert tenement called Legions late Roger Lone, formerly Girlings  
Widow Laws, late Lambert  
Widow Laws, late Lambert  
Thomas Morse, formerly Eliz Laws since Meadows
Thomas Morse, freehold messuage in Smallgate late his Father decsd before
Meadows 
WILL: Thomas Morse of Metfield, farmer; proved 1789
25 April 1769: Thomas Morse of Beccles, yroman, conveys to Francis Harmer of Beccles,
rocer, messe in Smallgate, formerly occupied by Matthew Trott, afterwards of Suckling
Leman, gent, Isaac Sallows, then Jeremiah Taylor, butcher.
CONVEYANCE: Conveyance from Elizabeth Morse & William Catling as Trustees of
will of these premises to Richard Wilby [Samuel Morse of Great Yarmouth described as oldest brother
& heir-at-law to Testator]
Richard Wilby 
Richard Wilby 
William Lockwood 

1600.2
1600.3
1669c 
 
1678c 
 
1701 
1729 
1761 
1770 
1771 
 
1789 
 
 
 
1790 
 
 
1799 
1808 
1820 
1833 
 
1849  
 
 
 
 
 
1854 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task L21 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task L27 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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

Task L29.1

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rosehall Manor Rental  
Rosehall Manor Rental  
Rosehall Manor Court 
Rosehall Manor Rental  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Rix, Biog Morse 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Conveyance 5 Apr 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Himself
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Value 19s
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Rosehall Manor Court  
Rosehall Manor Court 

Wm Alecock, Blacksmith; Will of Wm Lockwood, bricklayer. Mess in Smallgate
 
 
 
Lockwood, widow (aged 64) of and in a messuage in two tenements and one third part of the pump and  
well: with the yard, wash-house and outhouses in Smallgate, adjoining Lot I [No 13] in occupation of  
Robert Hayward and William Barker at rent of13 pa except the wash-house which is occupied by Mr  
James Hall as undertenant to Robert Hayward

Rosehall Manor Court 
 

formerly Richard Wilby
Sale Friday 16 March 1849: Lot 2.
The reversion or remainder in fee simple expectant upon the marriage again or decease of Elizabeth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rental 6d
Sale 

 
 
 
 
 

Mary Lockwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Rosehall Manor Rental  

1891 
 
 
 
 
1916 
 
1933

Sale 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE 1/6/1891 Read’s Catalogue
Instructed by the executors of the late James Mullett to sell by auction
Lot 1: Freehold property: House and green grocer’s shop in Smallgate Street, Beccles, now occupied by
Mr H Edwards, whose tenancy expires at Michaclmas next, at the annual rent of 13.
[Sold to Mr J Clements 230]
FIRST WORLD WAR

 
 
 
 
 
 

Albert J Barber enlisted. Corporal in the Royal Engineers
ADVERTISEMENT: Ladies & Gentlemen you must Visit AJ Barber, the leading Haidresser at 11 Smallgate,
Beccles; Near Post Office; Phone 192

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SMALLGATE 11

Lockwood, Mrs 
Lockwood, E 
Lockwood, Mary 
Lockwood, E 
Lockwood, exors 
Lockwood, W 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1854 
1861 
1871 
1881 

6.10 
5.15 
0.06 
6.00 
12.00 
12 






Hayward, Robt 
Hayward, Robt 
 
Gill, Wm 
Gill, Wm jun 
Borrett, Anna 

Cooper 
Cooper 
 
Nurseryman 
Fruiterer 
Fruiterer 

 
 
 

Sma X
Sma X
Sma X
Sma X
Sma X
Sma X

 
 

 
 

Anna BORRETT 
Eleanor BORRETT 


38 
78 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Mother 

Fruiterer
Market Gardeners Widow

Clements, Jn 
1896 
 
Edwards, Hen 
Fruiterer/Confec 
Sma X

SMALLGATE 11
 
Copeman, MA 
Copeman, Miss (Blyburgate)  1906

 

1902 
1904 

 
12 
dwelling & shop 

 

Edwards, Mrs Anna 
Edwards, Anna 
Edwards, Anna 

greengrocer
Fruiterer/Confec 
4 beds 

Sma X
1 sitting & shop 

2 occupants

 
 
 
 
Barber, Albert 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
40 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 
 

Edwards, Mrs Anna 
Edwards, Mrs Anna 
Barber, Albert J 
Barber, Albert J & Son
Barber, Albert
Barber, Albert J & Son
Barber, AJ & Son 
Barber, AJ & Son 
Barber, AJ & Son 
Barber, AJ & Son 

greengrocer
greengrocer
tobacconist
tobacconist

 
 
 
 
 

tobacconist
 
 
 
 

ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ & gents hairdresse

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David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
10
SMALLGATE 13
 
now Waveney Enterprises  
 
 
 
 

 
Listed Buildings
Early 17th century. 2 storeys and attic. 2 casement dormers with glazing bars. Timber-framed with overhanging 1st floor. 3 windows,
sash with glazing bars and flush frames. Wide eaves soffit with trpled brackets.
Ground floor, brick, painted, with small modem shop front, left and sash window, right, with glazing bars.

[Smailgate Y]

This property was not owned by  the Manor of  Ilketshall, Ellis & Strathens
1660 
1660 

Manor of Ilketshall etc 

Heirs of Arthur Bryant 
Thomas Utber 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 


Rent 3d
Rent 3d

Manor of Ilketshall etc 
 

1700.1
1770 
1776 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1776 
1799 
1808 
 
I 820c
1849 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1863
1863
 
1887
 
 
 
1909 

Manor of Ilketshall etc 

John Clarke 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarke his under-tenants or assigns [13 Smallgate]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Robert Pope
Indenture 12 November 1776 between Robert Reeve of Halesworth, Brewer, sole executor of Robert
Pope’s (Innholder) decsd of first part and Richard Wilby, of Beccles, plumber & glazier, (estate sold by
auction in two lots at the White Horse on 12 September last) sold for 136; all that Messuage or
tenement with bakehouse, stable, gatehouse, edifices, buildings, yard, garden, orchard together with a
third part of a pump late in occcupation of Elizabeth Kidhall, since of John Gibson, gent and Simon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Indenture
Indenture

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

between a messuage late of Elizabeth Lawes, widow [11 Smallgate]
and the messuage or tenement and yards of Abraham Schuidham, gent in part on the part of the south
[Newgate A]
and the garden or orchard late Daniel Denants since Philip Sewell’s and others in part and the messuage
and yard late Thomas Warner since of-- Warner, widow in part towards the north [15 Smallgate]
abutteth on street there called Smallgate to the west and another street called Newgate Street in part and
the yard of the said --Warner in part towards the east. The premises conveyed to Robert Pope by John
Clarke 11/12 January 1770
Richard Wilby, plumber and glazier
Richard Wilby [died 1819 aged 78] owner & occupant  
Richard Wilby, late John Clarke; House in Newgate [error!] opposite the back gates of the King’s Head,
now Hall’s, plumber 
James Hall
SALE:
Excellent and comfortable DWELLING HOUSE with extensive Plumber and Glazier’s Shop.
Situate in Smallgate, comprising 2 Parlours, Kitchen, Store Room, 2 Sleeping Rooms and 2 Attics, an
extensive range of shops adapted to any business, and in which the trade of a Plumber and Glazier has
been carried on for many years; a 2 stall stable, Gighouse and warehouse communicating with Newgate.
Also one third part of a Pump and Well in common with Lot 2 and other adjacent property.
In the occupation of Mr James Hall, the proprietor who is moving to Norwich.
Well situated near the town centre.
Land Tax 16s 6d
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles 2d
SALE: Furniture of PC Benns
TO BE LET: Convenient Dwelling House with good premises & small vinery late in the occupation of
PC Benns
SALE: Lot 2: Smallgate & Newgate: Executors of PC Benns
Smallgate:-  House & Fruiterer’s Shop occupied by William Knights
Newgate:-  Baker’s Shop, shed & Yard occupied by C Reynolds [Newgate 21 & 23]
[6 September: Purchased G Harrison 300]
SALE: Smallgate: Dwelling & Shop. Vinery at rear. Large Garden, lately William Knight’s

 
 
 
Tax: 19s
Land Tax 
Manor of Ilketshall etc 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Sale  
Friday 16 March 1849: Lot I, Owner James Hall

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 4 Aug 
Beccles Paper 15 Sep 
 
 
Beccles Paper 2 Sept 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 13
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David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
11

1914-1918 
1914 
 
1914 
 
1933

 
 
was discharged in May 1919
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Norman Halls enlisted 1914. He was a Private in the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. He was Gassed. He

 
 
 
 

Evelyn Halls enlisted in 1914. He was a Private in the 6th Suffolk (Cyclists). He was wounded. He was

dischaged in February 1919
ADVERTISEMENT:  Hobbs  &  Sons,  Modern  Footwear  Repairers,  13  Smallgate,  Beccles;  Footwear
Repaired equal to New by the Latest Machinery.

Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
 
OWNER 
 
 
OCCUPANT

 
 
 
Hall, Jas 
Hall, Mrs 
Benns, Philip C 
Benns, PhilipC 
Benns, JC exors 
Benns, P 
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
 
 

1756 
1760 
1775 
1841 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

 
 
 
 
22.10 
19.15 
21 
22 
22 

 
 
 





Kidball, Eliz
Gibson, John
Clarke, John
 
Hall, Jas 
Benns, PC
Benns, PC
Knights, Wm 
Knights, Wm 

 
 
 
 

 
Painter/Plumber 
Shoemaker
Shoemaker
Gardener market 
Gardener Market 

 

Sma Y
Sma Y
Sma Y
Sma Y
Sma Y
Sma Y

 
 

 

William KNIGHT 
Emma KNIGHT 
William KNIGHT 
Florence KNIGHT 
Arthur KNIGHT 




 
 

50 
41 
13 





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

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 

Gardener Market
Gardener Market Wife
Gardener Market Son
Scholar
Scholar

Knights, Wm 
SMALLGATE 13
 
Knights, Wm 
Knights, Miss 

1896 
 
Knights, Wm 
Gardener Market 
Sma Y
 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
 
dwelling & butcher 

 

Knights, William 
Knights, Wm 
Copeman, Fred 

greengrocer
Fruiterer 
4 beds 

 
3 sitting & shop 

Sma Y

5 occupants 
?

killing done

Tilney & Son 
 

no date 
1907 

dwelling 
 

 
 

Tilney  
Knights, Wm

 
4 beds 
3 or 4 ? sitting 

 
Tilney, Harry 
 
 
 
 
Hobbs, John 
 
 
 
 
 

1909 
1914 
1914 
1922 
1927 
 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

purchased for 450
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
27 
 
 
 
 
 

Tilney, Mrs
Tilney, R & Son 
Hobbs, J & Sons 
Hobbs, J & Sons 
Ho Shop 
Hobbs, J & Sons 
Hobbs, J & Sons 
Hobbs, J & Sons 
Hobbs, J & Son 
Hobbs, Charles G

 
 
 
1933+ 
 
 
 
 
 

naturalists
boot repairers
boot repairers

Hobbs, John

 
 
 
 
 

boot repairers
boot repairers
boot repairers
boot repairers

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12
SMALLGATE 15
Quaker Cottage & Meeting House
 
 
 
 
[Sma YY]

Listed Building:
Early 18th century. 2 storeys and attic. I dormer. Red brick. 1st floor band. Dutch gable, north. 2 windows, at 1st floor, sash with
flush frames, and central blank recess in lieu of window. Cambered arches. Pantiles. 6 panel door in wood case with pilasters, frieze
and cornice.

1672 
1693  
1694 
1700  
1714 
 
1714 
1714  
1715 
 
 
 
1740  
 
 
1744  
1742  
1744  
1744  
1744 
1753  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
as  
 
 
 
1756  
1756 
 
 
such  
 
 
 
 
 
1756  
1765  

Survey number 235 

Clark, Thomas.
Swayne, Robt for a tenement in Sheepgate late Clark
Swayne, Robert
Swaine, Robert Tenement in Sheepgate late Clark  
Bond from R Swayne: From Robert Swayne to Daniel Dormant, bricklayer -a piece of land or ground in
Beccles.
Feoffment from R Swayne

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 7d 1/2d
Value 12
Rent 7d I /2d

 
 
 
 
 
Poor Law
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quaker Records 

Daniel Dormant
 
carpenter, land or ground being an orchard or garden. Thomas Rede - house and yard.
 
 

 
 
 
 

Assignment of Mortgage: D.Dormant to W.Margorem for payment of interest. William Mangorem,

Thomas Tenant,? dwelling house and yard in south part abutting upon Smallgate St.and Newgate
towards east.
William Sewell, Ann Tennant, widow and Edward Scarlett by Mary Scarlett his wife.
Apportioned rent of 7d 1/2d for Tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Clark’s and since Swain’s
William Sewell rent of 2d 1/2d, Ann Tenant 2d 1/2d, Edward Scarlett 2d 1/2d
Licence for Beccles Meeting House: A certain new built house to be a Meeting House
E.Wiseman to W.Purvis Junior; William Margorom, carpenter; Ann Dormant and Isaac Blowers.
BOND from Isaac Blowers to P. Sewell, grocer  Bargain and sale.
SALE: Isaac Blowers to P.Sewell
Daniel Dormant died.
Grant by Feoffment of Phillip Sewell to 12 Quaker Trustees
Philip, woollen draper, to William Sewell,brother of Philip, and other trustees.
Caleb Marsham - Mutford, John Ashby - Bungay, Edward Donn (younger) - Beccles, basket maker.
Sykes Alexander - Needham Market, grocer. John Pearson - Heveningham, yeoman.
Samuel Jessop - maltser. John Scales & Abraham Scales, sons of John Scales of Pakefield, grocer.
William Drewit - Bury St.Edmonds, distiller  
dec.Samuel Miller - Lodden, grocer.
Philip Sewell : new erected House with a certain yard & other appurtenances used by diverse of the
King’s Protestant Subjects commonly called Quakers as a Meeting House or place for their assembling,
and the said yard to the said Meeting House still is used & enjoyed by the said people called Quakers
a Burial place for the internment & burying of their dead.
Philip Sewell is minded that the said new erected House or building & the said yard & appurtenances
should remain & hereafter continue to be used & enjoyed by such protestant dissenters
And for the consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful money.
Philip Sewell died. Will gives to Mary his wife (d 1776 at 77) etc
Beccles Meeting House and tenement
Devised by the will of Philip Sewell, late of Beccles dated 1 September 1756 to twelve Feoffees (Friends
of the Beccles Monthly Meeting *) In trust: such rent issues and profits thereof to be disposed of in
manner and for such purposes as they should think proper, except to such as should receive collection
and if the Friends should think proper to put and place a poor Friend (meaning a Person of the People
called Quakers) to dwell therein for life, it should be lawful for them to do so for any other just use
whatsoever and so and in such manner testator deemed the same estate should be managed for ever.
*Note: what was at that time Beccles Monthly Meeting is now a part of Norwich Monthly Meeting
Trustees: 
Wm Sewell & Jn Morris in occ
Scales, Mr John & other Trustees of a tenement in Sheepgate Street late Ann

Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

Quaker Records 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assignment
Bond 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

dec.Samuel Cork
cordwainer.
Norwich Record Office

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alexander Eddiington Frederick Booty?
Beccles Manor Rental 
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13

 
 
1829  

 
 

 
 

Tennant formerly Swain’s before Clark’s now the Quaker’s Meeting House  
Opposite page: Recd to 1782
Ashby, Jn Trustee of Quaker Chapel  

 
Rent 7d 1/2d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 7d I /2d

1791 
1791 
1835 
1844 
 
1871 
 
 
 
 
1873 
1880 
1908? 
1914 
 
1914 
1935 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Release of a Meeting House and Yard in Beccles.  J Ashby  to  Mr. J. Ashby the younger
Lease for a year: Mr. J. Ashby the elder to Mr. J. Ashby the younger
Feoffment from the surviving Trustees of a Meeting House in Beccles to 12 new Trustees
In Smallgate, is an old Friends Meeting House, with a small burial ground, but it is now used as an Infant
School
FIRE in chimney of Mr Watson in Smallgate [15 Smallgate]. As  Mr Tilney’s premises [17 Smallgate],
where a considerable amount of gunpowder is stored adjoin - some alarm was felt lest the burning flakes
of soot, which fell thickly, might extend the fire beyond the flue, Superintendent Gobbett used the Water
Company’s turncock & hose to hydrant and within seven minutes of summons water was thrown on the
blazing chimney top and extinguished.
Charity Commission Order
TO LET: Unfurnished apartments, WE Mills, Smallgate.
Plan of Beccles property before 1909
FIRST WORLD WAR;
Wilfred G Darby enlisted. Bombadier in the Royal Field Artillery. Discharged June 1919
Claud S Darby enlisted. Sergeant in 2/6th Suffolks (cyclists). Discharged in April 1919
Manor of Beccles — Steward’s receipt for the redemption of annual free rent of  7d 1/2d payable by
Quaker’s Chapel

Directory
 
Beccles Paper, 19 Dec 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 23 Mar 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 15

Barrett 
Chapel Trustees 
Chapel Trustees 
Chapel Trustees 
Chapel Trustees 
CENSUS 1881

 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 



11.05 
12.10 
13 





Clark, Stev
Clark, Stev
Cole, Jn 
Watson, Paris 
Mills, Wm Ed 

 
 
 

Cabinet Maker 
Cabinet Maker 
 
 
Furniture Dealer 

Sma DG
Sma DG
Sma DG
Sma DG
Sma DG

 
 

William E. MILLS 
48 
Wrentham, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Furniture Dealer
Chapel Trustees 
1896 
18 
Darby, Alf
 
Photographer 
Sma DG

SMALLGATE 15
 
Chapel Trustees 
Society of Friends 

 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
18 
dwelling 

 

 

Darby, Alfred jun 
Darby, Alf
Darby, Alfred 

photographer
Photographer 
5 beds 

 

Sma DG
6 occupants

3 sitting 
 

15a Society of  Friends
 

1906 
1907 

photo studio of wood 
 

Darby, Alfred 
Darby, Alfred jun 

 
photographer 

 
studios of wood, ashphalt roof

 
 
 
 
Norwich Soc of Friends
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Ho & Shop
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
22 
 
 
 
 
 

Darby, Alfred jun 
Darby, Alfred 
Darby, Albert 
Darby, Alfred
Darby, Albert 
Falkard-Cecil
Smith, Leslie A
Stone, John
Hunter, RK

photographer
photographer
photographer

 
 
 
 
 

photographer
FRIENDS’ MEETING HOUSE

 
 
 

 
 
 

1954 
1965 
1974 

Friends’ Meeting House
Friends’ Meeting House
Friends’ Meeting House

Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
14
SMALLGATE 17
 
now Tilney, gunsmith
 
 
 
 
Smallgate G

Listed Building:
18th century with alterations. 2 storeys. Red brick. 2 windows, near flush frame sash now with centre glazing bars only. 18th
century wood entrance doorcase, to 6 panel door, left and early 19th century wood shop front with central entrance and vertical
glazing bars, pilasters and entablature. Toothed eaves band, painted. Pantiles.

1576  
1593  
 
1600.1
1600.2
 
1685  
1737  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Davy, for his tenement late Chapman’s and Rayner’s
Richard Davy, for his tenement wherein he dwelleth formerly Rayner’s
Post: 
Jeremy Davy, tenement formerly Rayner’s after Richard Davy (folio 124)
Robert Clark Tenement late Jeremy Davy before Rayner’s vid Jeremy Davy (folio 282) 
Margaret Clarke tenement late her husband’s before Jeremy Davy vid Robert Clarke  
Robert Swayne tenement sometime Margaret Clarke before Jeremy Davy  
Edward Scarlett, tenement late Swaine’s sometimes Margaret Clarke, before
Jeremy Davy’s,

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Task 1s

Task 1s
Task Bly 118
Task Bly 118
 
Jeremy Davy [Bly 90] 
 
 
 
 
Task Is
Task D19
Task 

Task 1s 1679
Task 1s
Task 1s

Task C65 
Task S42 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
(also see 17a)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d l/2d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1740  
 
 
1765  
 
1769  
 
1771  
1787 
1780  
1804 
1810  
 
1829  
1839 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

William Sewell, Ann Tennant, widow and Edward Scarlett by Mary Scarlett his wife.
Apportioned rent of 7d 1/2d for Tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Clark’s and since Swain’s
William Sewell rent of 2d 1/2d, Ann Tenant 2d 1/2d, Edward Scarlett 2d 1/2d
Edward Scarlett [died 1769] for part of a tent in Sheepgate Street late Swain’s before Clarke’s
(in margin: Mayhew)  
Richard Mayhew, [died 1779] Grocer, messuage in Smallgate late Edw Scarlett,
decsd before Swain’s and Clark’s
Richard Mayhew Tenement late Swaine’ s since Edward Scarlett’s  
Francis Shreeve tenement formerly Swaine’ s since Clarke’s before Davey’s late Scarlett
Francis Shreeve married Susan Bobbett
Francis Shreeve died 31 December aged 52.
Susan Shreeve, [died 1838] widow of Francis Shreeve, tenement in Sheepgate formerly
Mayhew’s, late Francis Shreeve  
Susan Shreeve formerly Scarlett’s
Sophia Farrow, tent in Sheepgate, formerly Mayhew late Francis Shreeve  
[Francis Shreeve II died in 1814. It seems probable that his widow Sophia, married
a Mr Farrow, but there is no record of such a marriage]

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d l/2d
Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2d l/2d
Task 1s
Task 1s

Task M53
Task S79 

 
 

Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

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

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Court 

 
 

 
 

1756  
1760  
1770  
1781  
1799  
1807  
1841  
 
 
1853  
 
 
 
1861 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theatre Streets:
 
 

Occupant: Edward Scarlett; value 3 10s
Occupant: Robert Bless, late [probably]
Occupant: Skerry [late], late Bloss [probably]
Occupants: Jas Skery, 2 & Thos Johnson 1 10 [probably]
Francis Shreeve, owner and occupant [Land Tax 174]
Occupant: Mrs Shreeve 5 12s 9d
Rates: Owner: Elizabeth Collins; Tenant: WH Chambers [Manager of the Gas Company] 10 l0s
[No 17] Owner and occupant: Elizabeth Collins 25 5s [House pulled down to widen Theatre Street,
later to be called Station Road]
Council Minutes: 1/1/1853: [Arrangements concerning the building of Station Road leading to the
Railway Station.] Request sent for Mr Peto’s approval of purchase of premises belonging to Mr and
Miss Grant, Mr Dashwood and Mr Collins. 50 offered to Messrs Collins as compensation for expense
and inconvenience of leaving their premises until a new house and shop are erected. (Accepted.) 1861
SALE :- Friday, 24 May 1861 at White Lion
i  ) Lot I. Newly erected white brick built Grocer’s Shop and Residence on corner of Smallgate and

Poor Rate
Poor Rate
Poor Rate
Poor Rate
Land Tax
Poor Rate
Rates 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Basement: cellar; Ground Floor: front shop, sitting room, scullery. store room, warehouse & wc; First
Floor: sitting room and five good bedroms; now occupied by Messrs Collins under a lease which will

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expire 11 October 1874. Rent 30 pa
ii) Lot 2. Similar shop and Residence adjoining
Corner frontage to Theatre Street and part of Newgate Street.
In basement: cellar; Ground floor: front shop, sitting room, wc, kitchen, scullery and store room. First
floor: four good bedrooms.
At present unoccupied.

 
 
 
 
 
1868 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

iii) Lot 3. Convenient and genteel Dwelling House fronting Newgate Street, occupied by Mr George
Crawley at 10 pa.
Cellar, entrance hall, sitting room, scullery, wc and three bedrooms. There is a paved yard in which is a
force pump supplying excellent spring water. The Title shall commence with the will of Francis Shreeve,
a former owner dated 22 August 1804.
LAW: William Spalding 14 charged with stealing a pistol from Mr Tilney, gunsmith. Went into shop &
pistol missing afterwards. PC Bardwell on duty in Newmarket, saw him. He immediately ran away.
Followed him & searched him & found the pistol. Took him into cusody. Sentenced to 3 weeks  
imprisonment in Ipswich & 3 years in a reformatory.

Beccles Paper 14 Jan 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Kingsbury, Argos Hill, Rotherfield, East Sussex, TN6 3QH  Telephone 0892 85072
Dear Mr Parker,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6th August 1993
Hearing your request for information about 13 Smallgate sparked off some searching and 1 am enclosing some of the results.

The photograph, probably taken in 1933 or so, shows my father Charles Hobbs in the centre and on the left is Bill Kent, who lived
in Worlingham with his sister. The man on the right is George ? who came from London. As you can see there was a sign hanging
above the shop. The glass and lettering of the facia were left in the workshop and were cleared out 1 suspect when you took over.

The photographer was Mr Claud Darby who had a studio built on to the side of 13 Smallgate where Jonathan parks his car now. It
was a wooden structure and in the guttering there used to be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos, much to my discomfort
when I slept in the top bedroom above. When Mr Darby retired he and his wife Dorothy bought the tobacconists business
opposite from the Misses Smith. If my father had not nipped over the road to buy 100 cigarettes with great frequency we would
have been much better off! However he kicked the habit after he had a stroke in 1965 and closed the business down.

The first record I have of the house is the will of Mr Robert Pope, dated 24th January 1776 and a bill of sale from his estate to
Robert Reeve of  Halesworth dated 12th November 1776. The sale describes the messuage or tenement, with bathhouse, stable,
gatehouse, edifices, buildings, yard, garden, orchard and one third of the pump which was situated through the door with the
curved top into No I I Smallgate. The price was one hundred and thirty five pounds of lawful money.

No. 11 was at one stage described as a school. In none of the documents is there a drawing to show the position of No. 13, instead
they describe who lived on each side of the house. ‘the property changed hands in 1819, then 1849 when it was described as
dwelling house shop and premises. Also in 1849 part was described as a washhouse. It again changed in 1887 and then in 1909 was
bought by Mr Harry Tilney for 450. In that transfer it mentions that the buildings in Newgate Street had been used as a bakehouse
with loft over.
‘My grandfather, John Lloyd Hobbs bought the house in 1922 so that his daughter Edith, who had suffered from meningitis at the
age of eight, could come away from London. There was a shoe repairing business being carried on at 13 Smallgate by a Mr Knight
and grandfather bought the business as well as the house. Presumably Mr Knight rented the business premises from Mr Tilney. I
know that Mr Tilney used the loft over the garage because I found hundreds of empty cartridges up there with percussion caps set
off by hitting a brass pin on the side, rather than a cap at the end. I had great fin in hitting these with a hammer and making a loud
bang each time.

It is difficult to work out what there was to the north of 13 Smallgate, where No. 15 is now and where the Trustees of the Quaker
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16

chapel are described as being in 1909. I suspect there was a dwelling on the site of No. 15 in 1776, but it is not clear whether it is the
sarne one as is there now.
I am enclosing the original of the 1776 bill of sale, which you may peruse and copy if you wish, but I would like it back when you
return the photograph.

If there is any more information you would like then I will try to dig it out, either from my memory or from the old records.
Incidentally I kept all the old records when the sale took place, because the solicitors worked from a typewritten extract of title made
in 1922 and said that all the old stuff was therefore redundant

Yours sincerely,
John A Hobbs
SMALLGATE 17

Collins, Eliz 
Collins, Eliz 
Collins, Eliz 
Woods, 
Easter, Eliz
Tilney, Robt 
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
1861 
1871 
 

1841 
1841 
1851 
10 
12.10 
1881 

10.10 
 
9.05 


12.10 




Easter, Jn 
Tilney, Robt 

Chambers, WH 
 
Bland, late
 

Gas Superintendt 
 
 
 
Gunsmith
 

Sma G
Sma G
Sma G

 
 
Gun Maker
 

 
 
Sma G
 
Gunmaker

 
 

Sma G
 

Tilney, Robt 
Sma G

Robert TILNEY 
Elizabeth TILNEY 
Harry TILNEY 
Betsy TILNEY 
Marion TILNEY 
Anne COOK 



 
 
 

40 
40 
15 
13 

17 






Halesworth, Suffolk, England 
Halesworth, Suffolk, England 
Bramfield, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Serv 

Gunsmith Master

Gunsmiths Son Apprentice
Scholar
Scholar
Domestic Servant General

Tilney, Robt 
 
1896 
 
Tilney, Robt 
 
Gunmaker
 
Sma G

SMALLGATE 17
 
Tilney, Robt 
Tilney, H 

 

1902 
 
1906 

 
1904 
dwelling & gunsmith shop  Tilney H

 
20 

Tilney, R & Son 

gunmakers
Tilney, Harry 
 

Gunmaker
1 sitting & shop 

 

Sma G
6 occupants 

 
 

4 beds 
gun makers

 
 
 
 
Tilney, Harry 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
27   Ho & Shop 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, Harry
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 
Tilney, R & Son 

 
 
 

gun makers
gun makers
gun makers

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

gun makers
gun makers
gun makers
gun makers
gun makers

 
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SMALLGATE  17A (Station Road 2)

This property was pulled down when Market Street & Station Road were built
1576  
1593  
 
1600.1
1600.2
 
1685  
1716 
1737  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Richard Davy, for his tenement late Chapman’s and Rayner’s
Richard Davy, for his tenement wherein he dwelleth formerly Rayner’s
Post: 
Jeremy Davy, tenement formerly Rayner’s after Richard Davy (folio 124)
Robert Clark Tenement late Jeremy Davy before Rayner’s vid Jeremy Davy (folio 282) 
Margaret Clarke tenement late her husband’s before Jeremy Davy vid Robert Clarke  
Robert Swayne tenement sometime Margaret Clarke before Jeremy Davy  
Robert Swain died
Edward Scarlett, tenement late Swaine’s sometimes Margaret Clarke, before
Jeremy Davy’s,

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Task 1s

Task 1s
Task Bly 118
Task Bly 118
 
Jeremy Davy [Bly 90] 
 
 
 
 
Task Is
Task D19
Task 

Task 1s 1679
Task 1s
Task 1s

Task C65 
Task S42 
 
Rix Manors
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 

 
See also 17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d l/2d
DIVISION OF PROPERTY

1740  
 
 
1751 
1761 
1765 
 
1770.1
1809 
 
1829 
 
1839 
 
1850 
 
 
1852 
 
 

1860 
1861 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

William Sewell, Ann Tennant, widow and Edward Scarlett by Mary Scarlett his wife.
Apportioned rent of 7d 1/2d for Tenement in Sheepgate, formerly Clark’s and since Swain’s
William Sewell rent of 2d 1/2d, Ann Tenant 2d 1/2d, Edward Scarlett 2d 1/2d
William Sewell part of tenement in Sheepgate late Swaine before Clarke’s  
Robert Pope Messuage in Sheepgate, Swain’s late William Sewell  
Robert Pope, for a tenement in Sheepgate Street late Sewell’s before Swain’s  
(in margin: Robt Wilby, Chinery) Opposite page: Recd 16 years to 1782
Robert Chinery: He does not seem to have registered ownership of the premises
Charles Chinery, tent in Sheepgate late Robert Chinery, formerly Pope’s, before
William Sewell 
Susan Shreeve,grocer, tent in Sheepgate late Charles Chinery, before Robert Chinery
& formerly Pope
Elizabeth Collins, tent in Sheepgate, late Charles Chinery, before Robert Chinery,
formerly Pope, since of Francis Shreeve (later Isaac Piper)  
Michael & Richard Collins in Smallgate have taken over the stock lately of their mother carry on the
Grocery Department of the business, as hereftore, that they may render that aid and support to her,
 
Mrs Collins, late Shreeve [added later: Peto, Samuel Morton (ie it was taken over by
the Railway Company & the building was pulled down to make way for Market
Street & Station Road]

James Piper, a messe in Sheepgate, Pope’s

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Rent 2d I /2d
Rent 2d l/2d
Rent 2d 1/2d

Beceles Manor Rental
 
Beceles Manor Rental
Beceles Manor Rental
 
 

 
 

Beceles Manor Rental
Beceles Manor Rental
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
 
Beceles Manor Rental
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
 
Beceles Manor Rental
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Rix Coll Dec

 
 

which, in her advanced age, she so much needs. [she was 68]
 
 
Beceles Manor Rental

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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

 
Beceles Manor Rental
Beccles Paper 24 May 

Particulars & Conditions of sale FREEHOLD SHOPS & HOUSES having a frontage of upwards of
160ft in an excellent Business Situation and Contiguous to the Railway Station in  BECCLES in the

 
County of Suffolk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
BECCLES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Street and other part to Newgate Street, AND CONTAINING
 

To be sold by Auction by Mr WMT Balls at the WHITE LION HOTEL, BECCLES on Friday the 24th
day of May 1861 At two for three O’Clock in the afternoon
All that very substantial newly erected white brick built and slated GROCER’S SHOP AND ESIDENCE
most advantageously situated at the CORNER OF SMALLGATE AND THEATRE STREETS, IN

Containing in Basement —Cellar. On Ground Floor—Front Shop, Sitting-room, Kitchen Store-room,
Warehouse, and Water Closet. On First Floor—Front Sitting Room five good Bed-rooms;
As now held and Occupied by Messrs. M. S. & R. COLLINS, Under a lease which will expire on the
11th day of October, 1871, at the Annual Rent of 30. and with which Lease the Purchaser is to have
the same Privileges and be subject to the same liabilities as, and to be in all respects in the position of,
the Vendor.
ALSO,
A SIMILAR BUILT SHOP AND RESIDENCE ADJOINING Having a corner frontage to Theatre  

 In Basement- Cellar; 
On Ground Floor—Front Shop, Sitting-room, Water closet; Kitchen,  
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1867 
1872 
 
 
 
 
1933

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
AND CONTAINING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scullery, and Store—room. On First Floor—Four good Bed-rooms; NOW UNOCCUPIED,
ALSO,
A CONVENIENT AND GENTEEL DWELLING-HOUSE FRONTING TO NEWGATE STREET   

Cellar, Entrance Hall, Sitting-room, Scullery, and Water Closet, and three Bed-rooms,
AS NOW OCCUPIED BY MR. GEORGE CRAWLEY, AT TIlE YEARLY  RENT OF 10
The entire Premises are uniform in erection, of the most Modern and substantial construction, are
commandingly placed for trade purposes and with every convenience for domestic comfort.
There is a paved Yard, in which is a force Pump supplying excellent spring Water
 ANNUAL OUTGOING —Tithe Rent 6d
The Title shall commence with the Will of Francis Shreeve a former owner of the Estate, dated 22
August, 1804
SALE: Grocer’s Shop at corner of Station Road occupied by Messrs Collins
A servant in the employ of Mrs Collins, grocer, was engaged in some household work, 7 was standing
on the top of the copper, when she, stepping on a piece of soap, slipped and fell into the copper, the
water in which was nearly at boiling point. Of course the girl screamed out, & Mrs Collins, who was
near, rushed into the kitchen, and lost no time in rescuing the girl from her perilous position, when she

Beccles Paper 12 Mar 
Beccles Paper 4 Jun 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

found the poor girl’s legs were scalded, but fortunatel not severely.
ADVERTISEMENT:  GR  Gipson,  Family  Grocer  and  Provision  Merchant,  Station Road, Beccles; High
Class Groceries and Provisions; Phone Beccles 139. Established 1807

Beccles Advert Cttee 
STATION ROAD 2

Collins, Eliz 
Collins, Eliz 
1851 CENSUS
Eizabeth Collins 
Michael Collins 
Richard Collins 
Elizabeth Collins 
Mary Hartt
Catharine Hartt 
Elizabeth Bessey 

 
 

1841 
1851 

25.05 
22.05 


Collins, Eliz 
Collins, Mich 

 
Grocer 

Grocer 
 

 
Sma G

Sma G

Head 
Son 
Son 
Dau 
Dau 
G-Dau 
Serv 






 

69 
31 
28 
38 
29 

19 

late Grocer
Grocer, Tea Dealer 
Grocer, Tea Dealer 
Housekeeper 
 
 
Servant 

 

Beccles   [she died in 1863 aged 81, the widow of Thomas]
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Oulton

 

 
 
 

The buildings had been rebuilt at this time --- see Sale notice below:
Peto, SM 

 
Pierson, Chas 
Pierson, Chas 
CENSUS 1881

1861 
1871 
1881 

28 
28 
28 



Collins, Eliz 
Collins, Rich 
Collins, Rich 

 
Grocer/Tea dlr 
Grocer/Tea dlr 

Grocer 

 
Sma G
Sma G

Sma G

Richard COLLINS 
Emma COLLINS 
Catherine HARTT 
Mary CUNNINGHAM  U 



58 
60 
30 
16 




Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Gillingham, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Gillingham, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Sister In Law ((Wife)) 
Niece 
Serv 

Grocer  Master Employ 2 Men, 1 Boy

Housekeeper
Grocer Assistant
Domestic Servant General

Pierson, Chas 
Pierson, Chas 

1896 
1904 

 
45 


Woodward, MC 
Woodward, MC 

Grocer 
Grocer 

 
 

Sma G
Sma G

SMALLGATE 17.2 [2 Station Road]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1904
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Woodward, Michael 
grocer

Woodward, Michael 
Gipson, George 
Gipson, George 
Gipson, George 
Gipson, George 
Gipson, George 
Gipson, George 
Gipson’s Stores 
Needlecraft Shop

grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS

Assembly  Rooms  were  fitted  up  in  towns  for  the  entertainment  of  the  local  dignitaries,  not  necessarily the rich. The earlier
provision was in the better inns e.g. the White Lion in Newmarket, Beccles -
1774 and the sign of the White Lion was moved to the Walk, (subsequently to Smallgate). Nevertheless it appears that it continued
to be used for assemblies despite it being no longer an Inn. Some assemblies were held at the Kings Head. Theatrical companies
visited the town, but they seemed to have used the Gildhall Barn (sometimes called the Town Hall)
The earliest Assembly Room in an Inn in the area seems to have been that at Scole 1655, where it was on the first floor. The finest
was the Assembly House in Norwich, refitted 1754.

this had an Assembly Room within it; but it was sold in
Corporation of Beccles Fen; Minutes 11 May 1785.

Whereas the building a Public Room in this town to answer the purposes of an Assembly Room and a Playhouse would as it is
apprehended be conducive to the Benefit Advantage and Prosperity of the Town in as much as it would be an inducement to
Persons of Independent Fortune to settle and reside therein.
And the feoffees of the lands belonging to the said Town to promote a scheme so apparently beneficial to the inhabitants thereof
have proposed to grant to this corporation a lease of a piece of ground part of the estate in the occupation of Benjamin Hilling
situated in a part of the said town convenient for the purpose for the town of 200 years at the yearly rent of one shilling in order
that this Corporation may thereupon erect a Building suitable for such purposes
And that this Corporation shall take the profits which will arise therefrom to pay the interest of the money to be borrowed upon the
occasion and to keep the said building in repair and in regard to such a building might be converted to other useful and convenient
to this corporation
And many of the inhabitants and some gentlemen in the neighbourhood, having agreed in order to carry the said scheme into
execution, to advance the sum of 25 each and to accept interest at 5% for their respective lives only, or to the life of some other
person whom they shall severally appoint in their stead, so as the interest of the money of each lender as he shall happen to die
and drop off be paid to and become dividable equally amongst the surviving lenders or their several nominees for their respective
lives. And in consideration that upon the death of the last surviving lender or nominee, the said building will become the property
of this Corporation for the residue, which will then be unexpired, of the said 200 years term free from all encumbrances whatsoever.
This Corporation doth think fit to order, and it is hereby accordingly ordered, consented and agreed to, that a bond for any sum of
money, which shall be advanced for the purposes aforesaid, and as soon as the said monies shall be so advanced or engaged or
undertaken to be advanced and the lease aforesaid shall be made and executed this Corporation shall proceed to get a plan and
estimate of the Building, and put out the work to be done with as much expedition as may be. And that the several persons here
after named (to wit) Mr Arnold, Mr Rede, Mr Assey, Mr Carter and Mr Holl shall together with any two or three other gentlemen to
be nominated by the respective lenders of the said money be a committee to superintend the said work and that such orders as they
or the majority of them shall from time to time give shall be conclusive and binding on this Corporation. And it is hereby further
ordered that in case all the subscriptions, which can be obtained shall happen to fall short of the said sum of 600 then this
Corporation shall raise by their Bond or otherwise so much as will be necessary not exceeding the sum of l00 to make up the
deficiency.
Blowers’ Diary Thurs 24 November 1785
...the tumour which appeared so violently last year began to make an appearance behind my ears. I sent for Assey who advised
abstinence from savouries and all things high seasoned or salt. Busy at Kings Head  pulling out the bricks to make for the new
theatre [Assembly Room] to Lowns at 8/6 per 1000.  The Portreeve; Crowfoot, Robt. Harmer, Lowns, and self till p.10
8 December 1785
The  counter  part  of  a  lease  of  a  piece  of  ground  from  the  Feoffees  of  the  lands  belonging  to the town of Beccles, to this
Corporation for the purposes of Building a Playhouse and Assembly Room thereupon sealed.
Blowers’ Diary Tuesday 18 July 1786  
..Mrs.  Esdaile,  Mrs.  Farr  and Mrs. Cooper looking at the Theatre [Assembly Room].  I went to them and gave them the best
information of the construction in my power....
31 July 1786
Bond from the Corporation to Sir Edmund Bacon, Bart, Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor, Bart (in trust for themselves as for the
several other persons who have advanced the money for erecting a building to answer the purposes of a Theatre or Playhouse and
an Assembly House in shares of 25) was sealed.
12 December 1787
The sum of 200 procured to defray the expense of building the new Theatre as remains unpaid.
9 September 1788

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The Portreeve and Chief Surveyor and Mr Assey, Mr Robert Rede, Mr William Crowfoot and Mr Thomas Farr to be a committee for
disposing of the Assembly Rooms to any person willing to contract for the profits of the Assemblies.
21 May 1792
Whereas it is considered that the present building lately erected in this town for a Theatre or Playhouse and Assembly Room is not
fully sufficient for the accommodation of the company resorting to the Assemblies, and in order to make the same sufficient and
proper for such accommodation it is necessary to build a cardroom at the north east end of the present building. Mr William Denny
has the lease of that piece of ground for nine years. He has provided a plan to build a coach house below and card room above for
cost of 105. Agreed this should go ahead subject to approval of the Feoffees.
20 February 1798
Rent of Assembly Room used by Charles Lalliet for teaching children to dance be increased to four guineas per annum, and if he
refuses to pay, his resignation of the rooms will be accepted.
10 June 1801
Committee to examine the Assembly Room and make report 20 October 1801
The present Assembly Room and Playhouse shall not in future be used for the purpose of any public exhibition or for giving any
lecture without the consent of a majority of the Corporation first obtained except as a room for teaching children to dance, the
master of the school undertaking from time to time to make good the damage.
17 March 1808
Many of the materials belonging to the Theatre having been lost or otherwise destroyed since the same was fitted up, and others of
the same materials having been used in the alteration of the entrance of the Assembly by taking away the centre front box. Job
Smith verifies additional expense of l 1 16s 4d. The Corporation to pay.
Mr Job Smith to take sole care of Assembly Room at two guineas per annum.
17 October 1809
The Lodge of Free Masons to use the card room for their meetings for one guinea a year.
28 February 1812
The Protestant Dissenters through Rev Isaac Sloper requested of this Corporation the use of the Assembly Room as a place of
worship for morning and afternoon worship on Sunday only until their new chapel be completed. Agreed.
28 February 1816
Mr Fisher to be told that the Assembly Room can no longer be used as a Theatre.
Committee to view the Assembly Room “estimated expense of putting the same into a decent state for accommodating at an
Assembly.”
Materials for Theatre to be sold to Mr Fisher or by public auction.
27 April 1816
The Assembly Room should be cleaned and the walls washed
30 November 1818
Plan for altering the Assembly Room and that Mr Hopper, the architect, to view it when next in the neighbourhood and draw up
plan for alterations.
4 March 1819
500 to be spent on Assembly Room following Mr Hopper’s plan, including the expenses of furnishing the room
1 May 1819
Committee set up for alterations to the Assembly Room and the purchase of chandeliers, curtains etc.
9 October 1819
In consequence of the large amount of money expended in and about the Assembly Room, it is to be kept entirely for the purpose
of holding balls and for no other purpose.
12 October 1820
Refurbishment of the Assembly Rooms cost 53 2s 8d more than expected
10 April 1822
Order restricting use of Assembly Room rescinded. Portreeve’s Feast to be held there. To prevent damage the floor to covered with
sawdust, the curtains to be taken down, the covers of the benches removed and the tables not screwed or nailed to the floor.
10 July 1822
The Lodge of Free Masons to be allowed use of the Assembly Room.
8 November 1822
The room at the Assembly Room formerly the gallery of the old theatre be granted to Rev Roger Howman for the use of the
National School. The conductors or managers bearing and paying all expenses of altering the same.
The closet door on the left hand entrance into the Assembly Room to be blocked up and the children of the National School have

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the use of the closet upon making an entrance by the passage leading from the street to the tea rooms.
7 April 1825
Committee on Assembly Room: card room useless from dampness of walls and other reasons.
14 April 1825
Card Room at Assembly Room: to be stained, whitewashed and cleaned and a new stove placed there, the chimney raised and a pot
placed on it.
Mr Patman to furnish fenders and fire irons for Assembly and Card Rooms at 10s, A panelled partition be erected at the foot of the
stairs leading to the card room with a four feet panelled door therein for the better accommodation of company at the Assemblies.
30 November 1829
Use of card room granted to members of Beccles Juvenile Band of Musicians for the purposes of practising. No damage
whatsoever to be done.
Portreeve at liberty to grant use of Assembly Room for any purpose he may think proper. (Cancelling ruling of 23 July 1819)
8 February 1834
Expense of new covering the doors in the Ball Room with scarlet baize as heretofore be borne by Corporation.
11 February 1835
Members of the Library Institution may have gratuitous use of card room for a library and reading room if they pay expenses of
repairs and fitting up.
1819 

Norwich Paper 14 Aug 

A Gent who passed through Beccles informed us that the Corporation have rebuilt one of the most
 

 
Race Night.
1863 

 
 
splendid Assembly Rooms in Norfolk & Suffolk and the new Theatre will be opened on the
Beccles Paper 4 Aug 

Reopening of the Assembly Rooms. Walls a delicate shade of green, beadings at the corners edged with
white and gold. Cornice white. Ceiling cream coloured. Glass chandeliers cleaned and restored. Curtains
dyed & trimmed with an edging of gold lace. Doors covered with green broad cloth neatly finished with
brass headings & bold enamel handles. Entrance lobbies.
COUNCIL: Assembly Room cost 124 to restore. Mr Robert appointed caretaker of Hall for 10 p.a.
Tradesmen invited to tender for repairs to Assembly Room
Addition of two Rooms for Working Men’s Club in Public Hall
TEA in the Assembly Room given by the Mayor to the Old Ladies of Beccles. 108 Ladies over 60
attended, the oldest 95. The average age was 69. Grace was sung with Mrs Hunter, the Mayor’s  
daughter at the harmonium.
REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1910:  
The Council improvements: The repair of the outer fabric of the Public Hall,

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
1863 
1863 
1864 
1873 

Beccles Paper 1 Sep 
Beccles Paper 8 Dec 
Beccles Paper 19 Apr 
Beccles Paper 22 Jul 
 

 
 

 
 

 
1911  

East Suff Gaz 3 Jan 
 
 
 

 
ARCHITECT OF THE ASSEMBLY ROOM:
Thomas Fulcher

 
 

DIRECTORIES
1844:

Formerly used as a Theatre and now containing a handsome suit of rooms for assemblies etc. and a subscription library.
established in 1835 and now comprising upwards of 2000 volumes. Mr J Crickmay is the Librarian and has at his own house a
Subscription newsroom.
The expenses of the Corporation in 1842 included: alteration and repair of Assembly Room 138 12s 8d.
1855
The Assembly Rooms in Smallgate contain a handsome set of rooms for assemblies etc. and are partly occupied by Beccles Public
Library & Scientific Institution. The subscription library was established in 1835 and comprises about 4000 volumes.
1874
much the same as above., but now comprises 3000 volumes. Miss Drake is the Librarian.
1879
The Assembly Room, a large building at the corner of the Station Road, is used for public purposes, religious, social and political of
all kinds; it is held in trust by the Mayor, to whom all applications must be made for its use.
The old Town Hall, near the church tower, has been appointed to the use of the Town Library.
1892
The Town Hall at the top of Station Road, erected in 1786 and improved in 1820, is an edifice of red brick and will hold 600 persons.
1903: Beccles Almanac
In or about the year 1819, a large sum of money was expended on the building.

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1904; Directory
The Public Hall, at the top of Station Road, erected in 1786, improved in 1820, and restored in 1903, is an edifice of stuccoed brick,
and will seat about 400 persons.
1908
The Public Hall at the top of  Station Road, erected in 1786 and improved in 1820 and restored in 1903, is an edifice of stuccoed
brick, and will seat 400 persons. [NB It was red brick in 1892 & stuccoed by 1908]
1937
The same.
NORWICH NEWSPAPERS 30 August 1785;
To builders and workmen. Any able and substantial person who is willing to undertake the building a THEATRE & ASSEMBLY
ROOM in the town of Beccles agreeable to and of such materials as are mentioned in the plans, elevations, sections and particulars
made for that purpose and left with Edward Holl of Beccles, desired to give in Proposals for erecting the same at the King’s Head
on or before the 3 of September at 11 am.

1866 
1880 
 

Beccles Paper 19 Jun 

Tenders for alterations to Assembly Room
COUNCIL: The Mayor wished to alter the name of the Assembly Room, and as there appeared to be
some legal reasons for a change, it was decided in future to call it “The Town Hall”.

Beccles Paper 27 Apr 
 
 

CHANGING APPEARANCE OF ASSEMBLY ROOM
Before 1903 There was a pediment on the west side inscribed “Town Hall” [see photograph from the Tower c 1890]
The arrangement of the windows was also entirely different, - smaller with no pediments.
After 1903 it had a baroque curvilinear top on both west and south sides [see photograph in Beccles & Bungay
photograph Volume 2, page 6]
Beccles Almanack  1903:
The Town Hall stands at the top of Station Road. The Corporation had under consideration for some time the matter of the
improvement of this hall and plans ranging from a few hundreds to almost as many thousands had been prepared. It was not,
however until October last [October 1902?] that some definite arrangement was arrived at. It was then decided at a special meeting
of the Council to adopt the plans prepared by the Surveyor (Mr TW Woodrffe) entailing an expenditure of 1,000 - 3000 to be
spent upon the interior and 700 on the exterior. The work has been entrusted to Messrs A Boddy and Son, Norwich.

By 22 June 1911 the south side had been altered so that it had a trianguar pediment facing Station Road [see Beccles & Bungay Vol
1 page 9]
The west side also had a triangular pediment [see photograph in Beccles & Bungay Vol. 2 page 4 -- this photograph dates from
after 1919 when Twyford House was altered giving Camplings a shop front]
Now  1997 the top is straight.
Arthur Pells, architect, did
Record Office]

some alterations to the Town Hall [probably the Assembly Rooms] see Plans Pells no 6/4 in Lowestoft

SMALLGATE 17.3  Public Hall
 
 
Beccles Corporation 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

Town Hall
 
Robert Norman, curator

Beccles Corporation 
Public Hall

Public Hall  
Fiske, George, curator

none sleeps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1914? 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
Public Hall
Eastern Counties Cinema Co Picture Theatre ? Gildhall??
Public Hall
Public Hall
Public Hall
Public Hall
Public Hall
Public Hall
Public Hall

 
Fiske, George, curator
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SMALLGATE 19  White Lion 
 
 
 
 
 
Smallgate ZZ

Probably built in the 1780s
Listed Building

18th Century. 3 Storeys and attic. 3 original dormers. Red brick. Plinth. Pantiles. Former wood casing now missing, brick toothing
remains. 5 windows, sash with glazing bars, flush frames and flat arches. 6 panel door in wood case with arched radial-bar fan,
panelled pilasters and dentil open pediment.

The Inn called the “White Lion” was situated at Nos 15-19 Newmarket in the 17th & 18th centuries, from at least 1634  until 1774
when James Algar took over and moved to 2 The Walk, where it was run until Algar moved the Inn next door to 2a The Walk. It was
put up for sale in 1792. It does not appear to have been sold, as he was still recorded as living there in 1797.
1544 
1576
1593
1786 
Is this next item the White Lion?
1792

 
 
Lands of the Holy Ghost: A house and Garden and moiety of a well, lying south of the Gildhall
 
 
James Alger leased the building from the Feoffees for 99 years

An assembly for the benefit of Mr Pruitt? At the Crown Inn Beccles will be held at the New Room on
Monday 9 April. Tickets 3s 6d each to be had of Mr Pruitt. Supper included.

Norwich Merc Mar 31

1792 
 
 
 
 
 
1798 

Auction by Sam Crowe
House of John Pruitt called the CROWN INN. The aforesaid Inn, in the occupation of Mr Pruitt as
tenant at will, consists of a good, substantial, new-built brick house with excellent cellars, Stable Yard
etc. adjoins the Playhouse & Assembly Room.
Further particulars apply William Denny, the owner, or Mr Crowe. [William Denny was the leasee of the
back of the Assembly Room next door. See Assembly Room 1792]

Norwich Paper 12 May

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

John Ward
KING’S BIRTHDAY at Beccles: Yeomanry CO Capt R Sparrow; Infantry: Capt T Farr: exercises, volleys.
Dinner at White Lion & King’s Head.
PEACE THANKSGIVING DAY, Beccles: 1,600 tickets enabling bearer to 1 lb of Beef, 3d Loaf & a quart of
Ale. T Rede gave every family peck of coals to cook dinners. Public Celebration Dinners at King’s Head &
White Lion. Illuminations & grand display of Fireworks.
KING’S  BIRTHDAY  Celebrated  at  Beccles  .  Bells,  flags,  etc.  Yeomanry  commanded  by  Capt Robert
Sparrow. Capt Thomas Farr paraded in Market Place, fired three vollies. Dinner at White Lion ... Cavalry at
King’s Head.
WHITE LION, BECCLES, taken by James Frost

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Nor Merc 5 Jun 
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Nor Merc 12 Jun 

1804
1804 
1805

Nor Merc 5 Mar 
 
 

JF Barlow moves from King’s Head to White Lion
SALE: Sam Crowe to sell at White Lion, at Beccles: House with garden & Mill & land of Robt Watling of
Wrentham.

Nor Merc 30 Mar  

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1808

 
 

Lease to John Francis Barlow of Barn & land adjoining his house for 21 years for 7 7s
SALE of LAND: Sometime in the month of August at the White Lion: A very desirable Estate in Beccles
called the Fair Fields, consisting of about 34 acres of Arable Land in the highest state of cultivation, now
in the occupation of Miss Donn, the Proprietor.

Ipswich Journ 6 Aug  

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1814 
 
1814
1815

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Mr Barlow to take flags from Fen to lay upon a piece of ground for Bowling Green
John Barlow, White Lion, serves dinner on Race Days
R Chipperfield takes the White Lion. Neat Post Chaises & Whiskup with good horses & drivers at short

notice
THE POOR: Assembly for the Benefit of the Poor at White Lion. Rev R Good & B Bence. 6s
SALE by S Crowe at the White Lion Bowling Green Room: The two stands on Beccles Race Ground the
property of Robert Harmer, deceased.
RACES: September 12 & 13. R Chiperfield of the White Lion has engaged an excellent Band of Music for
his Rural Gardens during the Races and an eminent Singer from Drury Lane Theatre.
The Gardens are to be illuminated.
J Smith will sing : Death of Nelson
He was famed for Deeds of Arms

Nor Merc 26 Mar 
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The Ladies
Tom Moody (Hunter’s Song)
Wellington the Brave
The Joys of the Chace, etc
BECCLES RACES: Stewards: Hon FW Primrose & Nicholas Bacon. Numerously attended. Lord Suffield
two wins.
Main of Cocks won by Suffolk. Ball Room crowded. Gardens well attended. East Norfolk band. Ordinaries
at King’s Head & White Lion.
SALE of FURNITURE by S Crowe at Beccles of Furniture late Mrs Keddington ... quantity of orange &
lemon trees. At White Lion:-
CHURCH SERMON preached at Beccles Parish Church by Rev Warwell Fenn of Opton before Apollo
Lodge of Free Masons ... music, anthems, etc. Dined at White Lion.

Nor Merc 27 Sep 
 
 
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Nor Merc 6 Jun 
1819
Nor Merc 3 Jul 

1821 
 
 
 
1821 
 
1823 
 
1827
 

Ipswich Journal 6 Jan 

SALE: LOT 13: The White Lion at Beccles with large Coach House & extensive Stables.
LOT 14: A piece of Garden Ground opposite
LOT 15: A Bowling Green & Public Gardens, with piece of Ground now cultivated as a Nursery & well
planted containing 1a 1r 1p or thereabouts

 
 
 

 
 
 

Ipswich Journal  Sep  

SHIPMEADOW HOUSE of INDUSTRY: Directors & Acting Guardians of the Poor, meeting at the
White Lion on Wednesday 3 October at 10 o’clock.
 
 

 
 
 

SALE: Premises in Smallgate occupied by Robert Chipperfield to be sold. Six Stalled Stables, Coach

House, Granary, large ware room etc.
BECCLES RACES: “All persons requested to retire behind the cords on the bell ringing for saddling.”
Ordinaries at the King’s Head & White Lion. Assembly first night. Plays, Rural Gardens. [no mention of
cock fighting]
CHURCHWARDEN:   Party   at   White   Lion   to   present   embossed   siver   cup   to   Abraham   Clarke,
Churchwarden 19 years. Toasts etc. Thomas Farr in the Chair.
SALE of FURNITURE: White Lion. Mr Oswald to sell all Furniture etc about 1100 glass lamps used in
Rural Gardens. Mrs Chipperfield retiring at Michaelmas.
WHITE LION, Smallgate, Commercial & Posting House. Taken by Thomas Edwards, several years Head
Waiter at Rampant Horse, Norwich. Neat Post Chaises etc.
TO BE LET: White Lion, with large Bowling Green
BECCLES RACES: William Jepps, Proprietor of White Lion & Rural Gardens .. intends Grand Display of
Fireworks as also a Military Band... Engaged Bolleno family, Mr & Mrs Glindon, Mr Keats celebrated
Basso singer & other First Rate Artists from the principal Theatres, London.
TO BE LET: White Lion & Bowling Green, Smallgate
SALE of FURNITURE: Robert Oswald to sell Furniture & noted Bay Pony “Joaker” of Mr Jepps, who is
leaving the White Lion, Beccles.
WHITE  LION  Gardens  Opened.  Musical  &  other  Entertainments: Gymnastic Exercises of the Grecian
Brothers, Illuminations, Fireworks. “It is some years since the neighbourhood has enjoyed such a Treat.”
MAYOR’S  DINNER:  R  Bohun,  Mayor  of  Beccles  gave  sumptuous Dinner to the Aldermen & Town
Council of Beccles at his own Residence. A Party of Burgesses met the same evening at the White Lion &
Drank the Health of the Mayor etc.
JB Brooks elected to Town Council with Majority of 53.
CORN LAWS: Mr Acland Lectures against Corn Laws at White Lion Bowling Green; 7.30 pm about 110
audience.
ENTERTAINMENT: At White Lion Green “Mountjoy” performed his Feat  of picking up 100 eggs &
jumping over 50 Hurdles; which was done with ease within one hour. “We are sorry to say he was but
slightly supported.”
DENTIST: Mr Jones, Surgical & Mechanical Dentist  ... continues to adopt al recent improvements of the
Profession.  
REGATTA:  Vast  train  of  Cutters  etc  fill  the  River.  Jackson’s  & Brighton’s Cornucopian Bands near
Mayor’s Barge. (HS Farr). Two Days. Amusements at Apollo Gardens (Harvey’s White Lion).
TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE: Meeting at White Lion to arrange permanent procuring by electronic
Telegraph  prices  at  Marsh  Lane.  Mayor  explains  how  he had previously got information at his own
expense. Subscription agreed. Thanks to Fenn.

Nor Merc 1 Sep 
 
1830
Norwich Mercury 28 Aug
1833
Norwich Mercury 7 Sep  
1835
Norwich Mercury 9 May

1836
1837 

Norwich Mercury 2 Jul  
Norwich Mercury 26 Aug

1837 
1838 

Norwich Mercury 7 Oct
Ipswich Journal 24 Feb 
1838 
Norwich Mercury 29 sep
1839 
Ipswich Journal 27 Apr 

 
1840 

 
Ipswich Journal 16 May 
1840 
Norwich Mercury 4 Jul 
1842 
Norwich Mercury 9 Apr 
White Lion, Beccles, Wednesday 13 April, 1842
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Norfolk News 16 Jul 
1856
Norwich Mercury 19 Apr 
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BOXING DAY: Memorial from Assistants & Apprentices in the Town to George Fenn, Mayor to procure
a holiday on the day after Christmas. Mayor has notice printed: “Market on Saturday instead of Friday”.  
James Harvey of the White Lion sends Bellman round the Town “Friday as usual.” Second Printed Notice
confirming Mayor’s Request.
ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION by
dinner at the King's Head & White Lion
POLICE: Charles Osborn of London, a commercail traveller arrived in the town on Saturday & took up his
quarters at the White Lion. On Sunday he proceeded to the Independent Chapel, & greatly disturbed the
congregation; he was afterwards seen running through the marsh dykes & conducting himself in a very
strange manner. He was ultimately captured by Sergeant Taylor & Police Constable Baldry. On Monday
he  commenced  his  freaks  again  ,  &  he  drew  together  a  great  many  children  &  he  became such an
inolerable nuisance that he was taken into cutody & conveyed to Melton County Asylum.
DIED: Mr James Harvey of the White Lion aged 57

Norwich Mercury 24 Dec
1857
Ven Thomas Ormerod, a
large number of clergy present, followed by
Beccles Wkly News 5 May
1858
Beccles Wkly Nws 11 May

1860
1863 
 
1863

Beccles Wkly Nws 10 Apr
MEETING AT INNS: A number of gentlemen met at Waveney Lodge Hotel/White Lion Hotel to
Beccles Wkly Nws 2 Jun 
 
 

congratulate
CONCERTS: Promenade Concerts given by 14 Suffolk Volunteers Band giving 2 Promenade Concerts on
White Lion Bowling Green (kindly lent for this occasion by Mrs. Harvey) (Mons. Pringee White Lion
Street ticket sellers)
MASONS: Freemasonry Annual Meeting of Brethren of Lodge Apollo 383 was held on 29th ult. at the
Lodge Room, White Lion Hotel. WC Mullenger Master.
RIFLE  VOLUNTEERS:  Beccles  Rifle  Association  Meeting.    A  number of gentlemen met at Waveney
Lodge Hotel/White Lion Hotel to congratulate Mr. John Read on his success at recent Rifle Association
Meeting at Wimbledon
BOWLS at White Lion. Beccles v Neighbouring Farmers; Tea.

Beccles Wkly Nws 30 Jun 
1863
Beccles Wkly Nws 7 Jul 
1863
Beccles Wkly Nws 28 Jul 

1863
1864 
 
1864 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Wkly Nws 22 Sep
Beccles Wkly 3 May 

DEATH On the 29th April, at the White Lion Hotel, Beccles, Elizabeth, Widow of William PARISH, of
 
 
 
 
Harvey, deceased & now of Mrs Harvey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stables with lofts are held of the Corporation from year to year at 9 pa. The two four Stalled Stables  
are the property of the Leasees. The Freehold Portion: a block of New Buildings nearly opposite the Inn  
Yard, erected in the most substantial manner with brick & slate capable of containing 10 horses: three  
Loose Boxes & Hay House, a spacious open SHED 51ft x 12ft 6ins, enclosed Yard, WC & muck bin.
 
ORCHESTRA, a brick & slated Mixing Bar with room adjoining, and a series of spacious and  
comfortable Wine Shades thereon, forming altogether by far the most popular summer retreat in the  
town.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bury St Edmunds, aged 79
SALE: White Lion for Sale, Monday 13 June 1864:
Spacious well accustomed & commodious FAMILY & COMMERCIAL INN & MARKET &  
POSTING HOUSE, desirably situate in BECCLES & for many years in the occupation of  Mr James

Of good elevation, having a frontage of 42ft upon one of the principal thoroughfares.
Basement: Large Beer, Wine Spirit & Coal Cellars
First Floor: Entrance Hall, Private Sitting Room, Mixing Bar, lofty & well proportioned Commercial &
Coffee Rooms, a side passage with private door communicating with the ASSEMBLY ROOM, Kitchen,
Larder etc
Second Floor: two Front Sitting Rooms with shifting partition which is invariably removed to form a
MARKET TEA ROOM 30ftx 16ft 9ins, excellent bow window
SITTING ROOM, Landing, Spirit & Store Closets
Bedroom Accommodation: 6 Principal & Secondary Chambers, Water Closets & three attics
There is also a Taproom & Woodhouse with Granary & Chamber over the same & a convenient Bottling
Room & Warehouse under the Public Library. The Premises are well supplied with Hard & Soft Water.
This portion is Leasehold from the Feoffees for 99 years from 30 November 1786.
A Building “THE GUILDHALL BARN” used as a Stable & Coach House & site of two four-stalled

Excellent BOWLING GREEN with well planted borders & sequestered Walks & Bowers; STAGE &
 

There is a pump of excellent Spring Water on this portion of the property. Productive Kitchen Garden
with fruit trees & bushes in full bearing, Tool House & Seed Room. A pair of folding Doors are  
conveniently fixed in a serpentine wall which runs about 230ft along the south of the Bowling Green, so

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as to answer the requirements of Both. Five Roods altogether.

[In Rix’s writing:  Reached 1050
OMNIBUS from Beccles Railway Station to any part of the Town. Will meet every Train. RB Shore, White
Lion. Fare 6d.
MARRIAGE of Marianne, eldest daughter of John Garrod, Esq. of the Grove to Rev Charles Shickle, BA
of Bath - dejeuner supplied by Mr Shore of the White Lion, Smallgate. Tiumphal Arch built by employees
of the Tannery near Houses of both Brothers. Messrs Garrod’s workmen, about 40, entertained to capital
dinner at the White Horse, New Market in the afternoon.
PROMENADE CONCERT in White Lion Bowling Green [Gaol Lane]. Band of the 14th Suffolk Volunteers.
Starts 7.15. Admission 6d.
EAST SUFFOLK ELECTION: Large Majority for the Conservatives & late Members: Hon JM Heniker-
Major 3,648 & Mr Corrance 3,626; Liberals: Adair 3,313, Western 3042 (defeated)
But in Beccles: M Henicker 147, Corrance 152; Adair 230, Western 208.
Beccles voting at the corner house in the centre of the Plain opposite the King’s Head - window taken out
& barricaded place in front. Conservative Committee Room at the King’s Head. Liberals at White Lion.
ANNUAL SUPPER to Great Eastern Railway employees at White Lion. About 25 people.
DEATH: Mr Richard Shore of White Lion, Smallgate, aged 43
PRINTING  WAYZGOOSE:  Caxton  Printers:  40  men  &  apprentices  set  off  at  8  am  in  two-pair  horse
conveyances from White Lion. Stop at half way house, arrived Suffolk Hotel at 10 am. Dinner there at 1

Reserve 1200]
Beccles Wkly 7 Nov 
1866
Beccles Wkly 9 Jan 
1866
Beccles Wkly 1 May 
1868
East Suff Gaz 1 Dec 

 
 

 
 

1869
1870
1870

East Suff Gaz 19 Jan 
East Suff Gaz, 29 Mar 
East Suff Gaz, 16 Aug 

pm. Tea there at 6 pm. Left at 10 pm.
BOWLS:: Beccles defeated Loddon. Adjourned to the White Lion for tea.
SALE: White Lion, by executors of late Mrs Shore. Family, Commercial, Posting & Market House. With
Stabling, Coach Houses & Buildings, Picturesque Bowling Green & productive Kitchen Garden.
LIGHTING. only one light in Newgate between Mr Stanford’s House [Ravensmere House] and the back of
the White Lion. Most of street in darkness. Many collisions.
DEATH of Phoebe Shore, formerly of the White Lion Inn in October 1875.
BOWLING GREEN of White Lion Hotel ... last Meeting of the Season, over 30 present to play. Tea for 40-
50.
POLICE COURT: Benjamin Woolnough, boots at the White Lion attacked Robert Harrison, Head Ostler at
the White Lion. Both drunk & had argument. Sentenced to 6 weeks in Ipswich Gaol
WHITE LION Bowling Green opens on 30 April. Signed J Miles.
COACHBUILDERS’  OUTING:  Horsley’s  employees  between  50  &  60  to  Yarmouth  in  4  pair-horse
conveyances from the King’s Head & White Lion Hotels on Saturday. To the Bridge Hotel for breakfast,
returned for lunch at 2pm & left at 8.30 reaching Beccles at 11 pm.
ACCIDENT: Mr Brundell called in at the White Lion on the way home to Gillingham, leaving his horse in
charge of a man in the yard. The man leaving the yard left a boy to look after it, but it became frightened
and ran down Ravensmere until it reachedthe opening leading into Bridge Street It tried to cut the corner.
The effect was to throw the horse on the other side on to the stable gable end of a house, and the collision
was so severe that the horse was thrown down and was not able to rise. Mr Newson was called, but the
horse had to be put down. It was valued at 60.
MAYOR’S  DINNER  (N  Pells)  40  guests:  members  of  Corporation,  borough  officials,  others  officially
connected to town & a few friends. In Assembly Room, provided by J Mills of White Lion.
ATHLETIC  SPORTS  on  Tuesday  8 July. 5000 or 6000 people present. A general holiday in the town.
“Many of the gentry of the town and neighbourhood honoured the sports by their presence,  
evinced much interest in the proceedings.” Booths for refreshment were provided by Mr J Miles of the
White Lion. Also itinerant stalls selling rock, gingerbeer, oranges, nuts etc. Military music.
COUNCIL: The present tar path be continued from the National School to the north-west corner of Mr
Darby’s new houses.[Ravensmere 2-8 ?].  Kerbing on Newgate on west side from White Lion to end of
houses. Independent new School Room Well to be closed: contaminated.
No thoroughfare for cattle through Shipwreck Alley. Many houses to be joined to public sewer.
Bridge Street in bad state of repair.

1875
1875

East Suff Gaz 14 Sep 
East Suff Gaz, 30 Nov 
1876
East Suff Gaz, 25 Jan 

1876
1876

East Suff Gaz, 30 May 
Ipswich Journal 30 Sep 
1877
East Suff Gaz 13 Mar 

1877
1877

East Suff Gaz 17 Apr 
East Suff Gaz 31 Jul 
1877
East Suff Gaz, 30 Oct 
1878
East Suff Gaz 22 Oct 
1879
East Suff Gaz, 15 Jul 
and
1879
East Suff Gaz, 26 Aug 

 
 
1881

 
 

TREAT to WORKMEN: Mr Clifford Smith entertained his employees, and a few tradesmen at the White
Lion. Upwards of 40 were present
BOWLS: The White Lion Bowling Green opened. Chairman AE King

East Suff Gaz  4 Jan     
1881
East Suff Gaz 17 May      
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1885
East Suff Gaz 16 Jun 

TO BE LET: The White Lion, Smallgate, near the Railway Station, having a frontage of 42ft on Smallgate.
Containing:  Basement:  Large  Beer,  Wine  &  Coal  Cellars.  Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Private Sitting
Room,  Mixing  Room,  Commercial  & Coffee Rooms, Kitchen, Larder & Offices. First Floor: Two Front
Sitting  Rooms  (with  sliding  partitions)  together  about  30ft  x  16ft  9ins,  Bow  windowed  Sitting  Rom,
Landing, Spirit & Store closets, six Bedrooms & Three Attics. In the rear of the house are harness rooms,
wood house, Granary, bottling room and warehouse.
This Lot is occupied by Mr James Miles, and will be let from 30 November 1885 to 11 October 1886 &
thence for a term of NineYears.
SALE:
LOT 1.) SMALLGATE: The White Lion Hotel lease, until Michaelmas 1895 at rent of 78 pa to Robert
Francis, Commercial Traveller to Messrs Morgans, brewers, Norwich - this is exclusive of Stabling, Coach
House & Bowling Green, which remain in possession of James Miles, the present tenant.
MAYOR’S DINNER: Held at the Town Hall. The company numbered 70. The dinner was supplied by Mr
James Miles of the White Lion.
JUBILEE COMMITTEE Agreed that Mr Miles (White Lion) & Peter Youngs (King’s Head) provide lunch
at 2s a head. 700 tickets to be printed, 300 blue tickets for the Town Hall, 300 red tickets for the Corn Hall,  
(printed on them: “Each person to bring a knife, fork & spoon”) 100 tickets for those who cannot attend
the dinner. (printed on them “each person to take one plate and mug to the King’s Head at quarter past
12”)
WHITE LION BOWLING GREEN, annual prize competition
The White Lion Hotel is temporarily closed owing to an outbreak of smallpox.
 An opening dinner is held at the White Lion Hotel.

 
 

1885
 

East Suff Gaz 21 Jul 
 
1885
East Suff Gaz 6 Oct 
1887
East Suff Gaz 14 Jun 

1887
1890
1891

East Suff Gaz 20 Sep 
Newspaper Diary May 9
Newspaper Diary Jan 23
1891
East Suff Gaz 6 Jan 

ADVERTISEMENT:  White  Lion  family  &  Commercial  Hotel,  AW Bloom, proprietor. Posting in all its
branches; An excellent Bowling Green.
SECOND RAILWAY DINNER at White Lion. 50 people present.
WHITE LION HOTEL: move of J Miles to Ye Old Swan, Notting Hill Gate.
The White Lion Bowling Green is opened under new management.
WHITE LION BOWLING CLUB revived under new management of Mr Bloom. President, Mr J Foyster &
100 members.
WHITE LION BOWLING GREEN: Mr Bloom leaving. A new Bowling Green in the Town adjoins the river
and is connected to the Waveney Wine Stores [in Northgate] White Lion Cub dissolved..
WHITE LION BOWLS CLUB resuscitated, Mr FJ Allen, President. About 50 members gave in their names.
COUNTY COURT: Edward Masters v AW Bloom, formerly landlord of the White Lion, now keeping the
Bull and Anchor, High Holborn. Goods supplied valued at 14.
DUTCH  FOOTBALL  Team  plays  Caxton  Club.  They  arrived  at  11.25  by  train, met at the Station by
representatives of the Caxton Club. A band under Bandmaster Wiggett headed the procession to the
White Lion. The road was decorated with flags. Hearty cheers were raised by the crowds of people who
lined the road as the visitors marched along, and they raised their hats in appreciative response. They had
a substantial lunch at the White Lion. plus speeches. There was a larger number of spectators than any
previous football match in Beccles.  The team from Amsterdam, one of the leading clubs in Holland,  were
defeated seven nil by the Caxton Club.
CO-OP Demonstration at Beccles to mark the opening of their new and handsome business premises. The
proceedings included an Exhibition and Sale by the Co-operative Wholesale Society (London Branch) at
the Town Hall, dinner and tea at the White Lion, and public meeting in the evening.
The formal opening of the building was  reserved till the afternoon,, the morning being usefully occupied
by representatives of societies connected with the southern branch in purchasing from the splendid lot of
samples collected at the Town Hall. Mr Francis, one of the heads of department at the London Board of
the CWS had charge of the exhibition.
BOWLING GREEN at White Lion opened for the Season
ROBBING HOTEL: Three hens stolen from the White Lion Bowling Green and some beer and spirits. An
ex-convict Stephen Oxborough & Alfred Casto arrested.
VISITORS’ LIST: Staying in Beccles (with or without wives): King’s Head 9; White Lion 7; Waveney
Hotel [Northgate] 3;  Alexandra Hotel 3; Clifton Temperance Hotel 3; Laburnham Villa, Alexandra Road 1;

1891
1891
1891
1891

East Suff Gaz 24 Feb 
East Suff Gaz 5 May 
Newspaper Diary 4 May 
East Suff Gaz 12 May 
1894
East Suff Gaz 20 Feb 

1894
1895

East Suff Gaz 27 Mar 
East Suff Gaz 9 Apr 
1895
East Suff Gaz 31 Dec 
1896
East Suff Gaz 28 Apr 
 
 

1896
1896

East Suff Gaz  5 May 
East Suff Gaz 16 Jun 
1896
East Suff Gaz 8 Sep 
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Kilbrack 1; Watermere House [Fen Lane] 3; Riverview House [Northgate] 2; The Laurels, London Road 3;
Suffolk Inn [Station Road] Pickerel Inn [Puddingmoor] 1; Yachts 8.
REVIEW OF THE YEAR: TOWN HALL: The Mayor was anxious to improve the accommodation at the
Town Hall, so entirely inadequate to the needs of the town; but difficulty arose owing to the amount of
compensation demanded for a portion of the White Lion premises in the rear of he Hall, necessary for the
improvements and enlargement contemplated.
It  was  decided  by  the  Council  to  appoint  a  Surveyor  at  100  a  year  to  look  after  the  day  to  day
responsibilities of the Sanitary Committee.
TOWN HALL: Feoffees to lease part of White Lion for 85 years to Council at rent of 2 pa. Corporation to
spend 200 on improvements.
RAILWAY: The second portion of the staff at the Beccles station have their Annual Dinner at the White
Lion, the Mayor presiding.
THE  ELECTION:  Liberal  Edward  Beauchamp  returned  with  majority  of  1,605,  overturning Col Lucas’
majority of 1,729.  Rev Heather & Dr Fox ardent Liberal supporters.
Many windows broken - McQueen (Deputy Mayor) both shop & house, Gibbons’ Cycle shop, White
Lion Hotel, Conservative Committee Rooms.
STOLEN MONEY: Rowland Meadows, aged 13 charged with stealing 2 10s from Edith Last, milliner in
the employment of Mr JC Macbeth.  The boy was employed as an errand boy. He took a purse from Miss
Last’s  drawer in the workroom and hid it under a brick in the White Lion Yard. He went to Lowestoft by
train with two other boys who he met at the Public Hall corner  They also went to Yarmouth and bought
apples, sweets, cockles, mussels and cigarettes. He was put on probation for a year, on condition that he
be home at night at 8 o’clock and that he attend Sunday School regularly.
ADVERTISEMENT:   The   White  Lion  Hotel,  Smallgate,  Beccles;  Fully  Licensed,  Redecorated  and
Refurbished; H & C in Bedrooms; Every Comfort for Visitors at Moderate Terms; Garage. Proprietor:- GM
Lavies. Tel 23
[There  was  a  pub  on  the  site  in  1792,  but  the  White  Lion  name  was removed from New Market to
Smallgate by 1804]

1896
East Suff Gaz 29 Dec 
 
 
1900
Diary Dated 5 Apr 
1902
Almanack 18 Feb 
1906
East Suff Gaz  30 Jan 
 
 
1917
East Suff Gaz 11 Dec 
1933
Beccles Advert Cttee 
 
 

1900 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1900 
 
1914-1919 
 
1915 
 
1920 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 27 Aug 

SALE 27th August 1900
WHITE LION Family & Commercial Hotel & Posting House. Instructions from the Feoffees
Frontage of 42ft upon Smallgate. Basement: Large beer, wine & coal cellars
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Commercial Room, Front Bar, Smoking Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen &
Offices
First Floor: Good Billiard Room & Sitting Room with folding partition, Private sitting Room, 2  
bedrooms, Bathroom & Lavatory.
Upper Floor: 6 Bedrooms, Lavatory & attics
In rear of Hotel is spacious Yard containing Harness Room & corn store.
Now in occupation of Mr RA King's exors. To be let for 21 years. Must take transfer of lease of  
Guildhall Barn at 9 pa used as coach house & stables
(To Mr Hebert Welham for 95 pa)
The White Lion hotel is let by auction to Mr Herbert Welham, at 95 a year, & 9 for the hire of the
barn.
FIRST WORLD WAR
Victor G Welham enlisted in 3/4th Australian Light Infantry
Henry W Welham enlisted in 1915. He was a Corporal in the Suffolk Yeomanry. He was discharged in
June 1919.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Almanack 27 Jul 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Sale Notice 22 Jun 

SALE: SMALLGATE  Sale by Feoffees of Beccles with the consent of the Charity  
 
 
 
 
Room, Kitchen & Office.
 

 
Commissioners
well situate in Smallgate, one of the principal Thoroughfares of the Town, adjoining the Public Hall and
extending to Newgate in rear, containing:- IN BASEMENT: Large Beer, Wine, and Coal Cellars
ON GROUND FLOOR:- Entrance Halls, Commercial Room, Front Bar, Saloon Bar, Private Sitting  

 
 
 
 
 
 

The old-established FAMILY & COMMERCIAL HOTEL : THE WHITE LION
ON FIRST FLOOR:- Good Billiard Room and Sitting Room (with folding doors between), Drawing
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1920 
 
1933

 
 
 
 
 
 

Room , 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom and Lavatory
 
 
 
 
 

ON UPPER FLOORS:- 9 Bedrooms, WC, and Lavatory
SPACIOUS YARD in rear, having Entrance from Smallgate and Carriage Entrance from Newgate and
containing Harness House and WC.
The Hotel has for many years been in the occupation of Mr Heber Welham, whose tenancy expires at
Michaelmas 1921
The White Lion was sold by the Feoffees. “After the White Lion was closed as licensed premises a few

(Bought H Welham 2200)
Bec Paper, 16 Dec 1966
 
 

years ago [in the 1950s??] it was purchased by the Corporation and linked up by the Public Hall.”
ADVERTISEMENT:   The   White  Lion  Hotel,  Smallgate,  Beccles;  Fully  Licensed,  Redecorated  and
Refurbished; H & C in Bedrooms; Every Comfort for Visitors at Moderate Terms; Garage. Proprietor:- GM
Lavies. Tel 23

Beccles Advert Cttee 

1950s?
 
1962 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

WAVENEY DISTRICT COUNCIL DOCMENT at Lowestoft Record Office Ref 33/1E/ 5/6
White Lion as Restaurant - no date given in index  (I have not looked at the plans)
WAVENEY DISTRICT COUNCIL DOCMENT at Lowestoft Record Office Ref:  33/1E/2/15
White Lion Smallgate: Hipperson, conversion to 5 Flats May 1962 (I have not looked at the plans)

SMALLGATE 19

Marsh, SC
Marsh, Sc
Harvey, Jas exors 
 
Shore, RB exors 
Miles, Jas
CENSUS 1881

 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1867 
1871 
1881 

40 
44.15 
55.10 
 
60 
60 




 

Harvey, Jas
Harvey, Jas
Harvey, Mary 
Shore, Richard
Shore, Phoebe 
Miles, Jas

 
 

Innkeeper
Innkeeper
Innkeeper

 
 
 

Sma Z 
Sma Z 
Sma Z 

White Lion
White Lion
White Lion

 

Innkeeper
Innkeeper

 
 

Sma Z 
Sma Z 

White Lion
White Lion

 
 

James MILES 
Ellen MILES 
Ann PRIME 
Ellen NORMAN 
Frederick WHITE 
Emma DOWNING 



 


48 
41 

20 
21 
38 



65 


London, Middlesex, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 

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

Head 
Hotel Keeper

Wife 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 

Mother In Law 
Barmaid 
Serv 
Sister In Law 

Innkeepers Widow

Inn Barmaid
Boots (Inn Serv)

Waitress

Miles, Jas
Beccles Feoffees 

 

1896 
1904 

 
75 


Barrett, Alf
Welham, Hebe 

 

Innkeeper
Innkeeper

 
 

Sma Z 
Sma Z 

White Lion
White Lion

SMALLGATE 19 
 
 
Beccles Feoffees 

White Lion Hotel
1902 
1904
1906 

 
 

 
 
Welham, Heber 
innkeeper

dwelling & hotel 
 

Welham, Heber 
Welham, Heber 

11 beds 
6 sitting 
7 occupants

 
 
 
 
Morgan & Co 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
65   Hotel Prem 
 
 
 
 
 

inn keeper
Welham, Heber 
Welham, Heber 
Maulden, John J 
Lavies, Gerald
Hutton, CS
Feek, E 
Feek, E 
Page’s White Lion Restaurant
Beccles Bungay RAFA

 
 
 

inn keeper
inn keeper
inn keeper

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

inn keeper
inn keeper
inn keeper

WHITE LION FLAT1
 
 
WHITE LION FLAT 3(2)
 
 
WHITE LION FLAT5 (3)
 
 
WHITE LION FLAT7 (4)
 
 
WHITE LION FLAT9 (5)

 
 

1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Clarke, Frank Wm
Carter, Miss P

 
 

1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Keeler, Walter
Ling, Alfred

 
 

1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Wilkin, Mrs
Speed, Miss J

 
 

1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Read, Mrs
Davis, Nigel

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1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Turner, Miss
Hastings, Miss RK

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SMALLGATE 21: The Gildhall
Gildhalls

 from Pevsner’s Norfolk 2

Medieval gilds were in the main associations of merchants, some of which were wealthy enough to build their own halls, and most
of which made periodic donations to the fabric of parish churches, for town walls and other public works. Of the thirty or so  gilds
in  King’s  Lynn  only  three  had  their  own halls in the mid c16, which were available for leasing or rent to the remainder. The
association of these private halls with public works and ultimately the recognition as something akin to a town hall came early, for
the chief officers of the guilds were almost inevitably also the officers of the town. In 1204 for instance the Trinity Guild of Lynn
was regularized by charter, at which point one finds that the guild alderman was also the mayor, and the officers of the town were
guild members. They met in their own hall to conduct town business, and the hall in effect became the town hall; when the guilds
disappeared after the Reformation, the guildhalls became town halls in fact.
The c15
trade, the best are in the main trading centres. In the Norwich Guildhall the meeting room was on the first floor, following secular
practice.  At Kings Lynn it is edge-on to King Street partly because of the constraints of narrow frontages in towns, and partly
and here is a cogent reminder that guildhalls started as the headquarters of commercial concerns
warehousing at the back.
The building that stood on this site may have been described as the Old Town Hall. see Beccles, Newmarket, Streets, properties all:
Town Hall
RIX: The Hall provided by the Holy Ghost Gild, or by several fraternities in common, occupied the site of the present Feoffment

was the great age of guildhalls in Norfolk, and as their construction was a direct indicator of wealth accumulated through
to facilitate the construction of

Chamber used also for the Meetings of the Town Council. The rooms beneath are regarded as the fee simple of the Feoffees and at
their cost the whole was rebuilt in 1839.
The old fashioned Gildhall was a timbered building of no great architectural pretentions though not without some interest. On the
destruction of the Gilds, when so large a portion of the Estates held by these Societies was confiscated, the Old Hall appears to
have been given up for the general use and convenience of the inhabitants.
In old records it is often called the Town House, and while the Constitutions of Beccles Fen provided that the Guildhall should be
the Council House of that Corporation, the Feoffees derived from one of the dissolved Gilds seem to have retained sufficient
influence to stipulate for the singular arrangement and division. [Rix Collection: Geographical p 283g]
The Charter of 1584 confirms the Corporate Body to have a “Hall, a Council House ... which shall be called Gildhall or the Council
Hall of the Fen of Beccles.”  [Account of the Corporation of Beccles Fen p 25ff]
But the Gildhall was already in use, for in the disturbances which led to the granting of the new Charter by Elizabeth we are told
“the windows of the Gildhall were demolished”.

1576 
1593 
1636 
 
1636 
 
 
1636 
 
 
 
 
1637 
1639 
 
1639 
 
1639 
1639 
1639 
 

Task Book Bly 120 

The Town House called The Gild Hall 
The Inhabitants of Beccles or the Feoffees for the Town House called the Gild Hall 
Paid to Goodman Fairchild for laying of 3 loads of thatch upon the Gildhall by direction of Mr Gosling
who had put out the work before my election [Edward Trott]
Paid more to him for one trunch of swayes and bindings 
And for 11 hundred broaches [wood pointed at each end used by thatchers] 
for ligers 8d; for 100 of bindings which he had of Mr Ward; in toto 5s 2d; the 2d being abated
To Francis Isaacs for work done about the leads over the staircase at the Gildhall
For 3 days daubing at the Gildhall
For carrying 3 loads of clay to be used about the Gildhall 
For 2 thousand ? bricks for the Hall
For a Load of Lime 
Charge for a “pent house” for the window of the Gildhall 
John Benington, the Mason, for lime and hair to work done by him in the room next the Gildhall in
which Vinca Walker now liveth 
John Snelling, the Carpenter, for mending the Watch House & work done by him there  3s  4d
Pair of hinges to the door of the Watch House 
John Davison for a year’s rent of the Houses by the Gildhall
Vinca Walker for a year’s rent for the room which is next to Redcapp 
John Mason the sum of 1-8s-1d which he had formerly laid out for for boards and workmanship about
the House at the end of the Gildhall in which the coals for the Poor lie

 
 
 
 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

Task Book Bly 120 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feoffees Acc
 

 
 

 
 

 

18s 0d
4d
3s 8d

 
Feoffees Acc

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

13s 3d
3s 0d
2s 6d
4s 3d
10d

Feoffees Acc

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4s  0d
Feoffees Acc
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

10d
10s  0d
10s 10d

Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
1-8s-1d
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1639 
 
 
 
 
1641 
1646 
1646 
 
 
 
1648 
 
1648 
 
1649 
1649 
1649 
1649 
 
1649 
 
 
 
 
1649 
 
1649 
 
1649 
 
 
1650 
 
1650 
 
1650 
1650 
 
 
 
1725 
1725 
1727 
1811 
1838 
 
1838 
1838 
 
 
1838 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Francis Isaacs for the Gildhall windows, he receiving of me the old lead 254 lbs at the rate which cometh
to 1-14s-9d. Received of him 1 qur 13lbs at 2d the lb which is 4-1s-6d. He was allowed for cutting
and waste of the lead 7 lb the 1/2d the lb, which is 1s 5d. Allowed him for carrying of the lead and for
his 2 servants work with him in laying the lead and for nails 12s. So the old lead being abated I paid him
in all 
Goodman Fairchild for thatching of the Guildhall and for brotches and bindings
Beane for 6 bars for the Gildhall window at 3d a piece
Rooke for 2 loads and 20 faddoms of rede 
For the carriage of it to the Gildhall
For broaches, bindings and swaies
For 4 1/2 days work of the Thatcher at 2s 6d per day
John Snelling for putting up 4 posts in the street before the Gildhall and splicing and mending of one
post in the Gildhall 
Rook, the Thatcher, for his work upon the Gildhall 
For the stalhage of 8 loads redes used at the Gildhall
William Staffards of Worlingham for 1 load of thatch and bringing it to the Hall
Thomas Bulliant of the same for one load 
Mr Batho for fetching it to the Gildhall 5s and for a man to help him 6d
Mr Parker for 1 load and a half 9s; Mr batho for fetching it to the Gildhall 8s
All this thatch used about the covering and thatching of the Gildhall 
William Nicholls, Thatcher, for 12 and a half days work of him and his servants in laying the thatch,
roofing the Gildhall and thatching the workhouse amd the ladeing on the east side
of it at 2s 4d the day 
For 1400 & half of Broaches for the work at 4d a hundred = 4s 10d & for liggers and
binding 2s 4d 
John Swayne for felling 4 trees for the reparation of the Gildhall 
To him for a day’s work in helping to fell 2 other trees & cutting all the trees so felled  1s 4d
Ely, the Carpenter, for 11 days work in felling & hewing of timber for the Gildhall at
2s per day 
To him for groundselling of the foot about the Gildhall at 4d the foot 
To him for 12 days work in framing & setting up the posts & rails before the Gildhall & other  
reparations at 2 shillings per day 
For 70 quanells of glass 5s 10d; & 49ft of glass new leaded & soldered at 2d the foot 8s 4d about the
glass windows of the Gildhall 4s 2d
For 200 splents 6ft long 4s; 3 pounds splent yarn 15d. For a hundred & half 8d nails 12d;  6s 3d
Reparations of the Staircase at the Gildhall
Robert Isaac for 7 pounds of solder 7s; 5 pounds & half lead 15d 
For a Grate for the head of the spout 6d; Leads & Nails 3d 
For firing to heat the house for the doing of the work & for John Green’s attendance
about the work
For the work of Robert Isaac about it 
Hart, Philip 
Richmond, Robt
Wake, Robert 
Feoffment Room let as a schoolroom to John Crickmay.
Mr Woodroffe to make a survey of the cottage occupied by Mrs Pidgeon with a view to converting it
into a Station House for the Police.
Mary Pigeon: arrear of rent remitted and 50 shillings given for giving up tenancy
Survey of Mrs Pidgeon’s Cottage: plan acepted (with the exception of an alteration in the situation of
the Chimney, which is to be erected on the east side of the Council Chamber) - to be communicated to
the Feoffees at their meeting this evening.
At a meeting of the Beccles Feoffees it was agreed that leave be given to take down and remove and
convert to their own use the materials of the present Feoffment Chamber known as the Gildhall Chamber
for a new room to be erected and fitted up at the expense of the Town Council and that the Feoffees

Feoffees Acc

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

3-0s-0d
1s 3d
1s 6d
1-6s-8d
2s 0d
2s 4d
11s 3d

Feoffees Acc

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Feoffees Acc

 
 
 

 
Feoffees Acc

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

1s 9d
3-9s-6d
1s 4d

 
Feoffees Acc
 

 
       9d

Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
 
 
6s 6d
Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
1 -18s-0
Feoffees Acc

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-9s-2d
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

7s 2d
1s 4d

Feoffees Acc
 
Feoffees Acc
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

1-2s-0d
1-18s-8d

Feoffees Acc

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1-4s-0d
Feoffees Acc
 
Feoffees Acc
 

 
 

 
 

8s 3d
9d

Feoffees Acc
 
Feoffees Acc

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

9d
2s 6d

 
Assembly Chamber: for work done

10s-8d
1-10s-0d 
3s-0d 

Feoffees Acc

 
Town Chamber: mending the chimney

Assembly Chamber & Richmond's House: work done
Feoffees Acc
Feoffees Acc
 
Corp Minutes 31 Aug 
 
 
Corp Minutes 9 Nov 
Corp Minutes 10 Dec 

 
 

 
 

Corp Minutes 18 Dec 

 
 

 
 

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1840 
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1840 
1841 
 
 
1844 
1874 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1904 
 
1937 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

shall at all reasonable times have free access to and use of the room for holding their meetings.
Signed Charles Chinery (Collector), Thomas Farr, Charles Dashwood, WE Crowfoot, RJ Francis,  
Abraham Clarke, H Owen, Thomas Norton, W Tiptod, HS Davey, Robert Dashwood, FW Farr, Richard
Bohun.
A new Station House and Chamber or Room for the Feoffees and Town Council to be built as soon as
permission is obtained from Mr Marsh, the leasee of the Gildhall Barn as shall be necessary, his rent
being reduced by 1 pa as recompense. [He agreed if rent was reduced 30 shillings]
Mr Woodroffe’s plans for taking down the present Feoffment Chamber and the building under it and
erecting a new Police Station, House and Council Chamber over it. Approved
Mr Woodroffe to be Surveyor. Paid 10. Tenders for new building by 1 Feb.
Charles Maplestone’s tender for new Police Station accepted (his father to be his surety)
Expenses: Charles Maplestone junior 146-13s-0d
Committee for fitting up new Council Chamber & Station House
Council Chamber: Open Stove, Fender & Fire Irons, 3 brown Holland Blinds to windows, Bell & bell
pull from the wall to the Waiting Room. A solid Oak Table 14ft x 5ft 6ins with moveable desk for the
Town Clerk & Treasurer. 1 Chair for the Mayor (description produced - varied only to thepattern
produced with arms) 18 Chair (of pattern produced) with arms; 2 Stools with horse hair seating.
Waiting Room: A Stove, Fender & Fire Irons, 2 strong Windsor Chairs, a Form 6ft or 8ft long, A strong
deal Table 3ft x 2ft, with one drawer.
In the First & Second Cages: A wooden splinted Crib to be fixed.
Council Chamber: to be lighted with Gas & ornamental Pendant (No 904 plate 503) also bracket at the
foot of the Stairs (plate 50) & like bracket in the Waiting Rom
James Lark, Sergeant-at-Mace & Council Chamber Keeper, at 2 - to keep windows and interior clean
and decent, light the fires, wash the room and keep furniture in proper condition.
Gas Light supplied by Mr Hall varies from pattern selected - to be removed forthwith.
Removal of Gas Lamp rescinded
James Lark’s salary to be increased from 15 shillings to 17 shillings per week.
James Lark, Sergeant-at-Mace & Superintendent of Police accused of admitting a female into the Town
Hall at 9 o’cock in the evening on Friday last for an immoral purpose. By 8 votes to 6 the charge  
substantiated. James Lark to be removed from his Offices forthwith.
The Suffolk Rural Police has an Inspector and two men here, and a Station in Smallgate.

Corp Minutes 18 Dec 

 
 

 
 

Corp Minutes 1 Jan 
 
 
Corp Minutes 1 Jan 
Corp Minutes 28 Feb 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corp Minutes 9 Nov 
 
 
Corp Minutes 1 Jan 
Corp Minutes 7 Feb 
Corp Minutes 27 Feb 
Corp Minutes 17 Jun 

 
 

 
 
 

Directory
Beccles Paper 30 Jun 

HOSPITAL: The work of the building of the Hospital has now been completed & the exhibition of
 
 
 
 
Capt Crowfoot formed in front of the Council Chamber [in Smallgate] & marched to the Church to  
the playing of the Band of the 4th Suffolk Artillery. Collections 25 11s
 
small building of white brick, and is used for the meetings of the Feoffees and of the Corporation
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Paintings & Natural History was opened on Wednesday. In 4 days there were 1,471 visitors; Gross
 
On Sunday a special Thanksgiving Service attended by the Mayor & Corporation, the Archdeacon of
Suffolk, Revs FF Tracy & JH Raven.  Members of the two Volunteer Corps under Capt Metcalfe &

receipts 102.
The Council Chamber and Borough Surveyor’s Office in Smallgate, erected about 1830 [1837], is a
Directory
 

The East Suffolk County Education Committee in 1929 established a lending library at the Guildhall,
Smallgate.

Directory
 

SMALLGATE 19.1 Gildhall Council Chamber & Borough Surveyor’s Office
 
 
Beccles Corporation 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Gildhall

office 
 

 
 

Borough Surveyor’s Office & Council Chamber
Cudbird, Thos Owen 

none sleeps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 } 
1936 } 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 } 

borough surveyor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gildhall
Gildhall
Gildhall
Gildhall
County Library
Gildhall
Gildhall
Gildhall
Gildhall

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1974 } 
1974 } 

 
 

 
 

Oddfellows (Manchester Unity)
Jehovah’s Witnesses 

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SMALLGATE 21 & 23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Smallgate D
Task 1s

1576 
1593 
 
1617c 
1655 
 
1660c 
1663 
 
 
1669 
1697 
1750c 
 
1780 
1816 
1816 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1817 
 
 
 
 
 
1829 
 
1832 
 
1879 
 
1889 

 
 
 
 

John Withe for the Tenement and gardens late John Freeman next the Gildhall 
Humfrey Trame, for two parts of tents & garden, late John Freeman, after John Wyte,  
next the Gildhall
John Richardson, for a tent & garden sometime John Freeman next the Gildhall (folio 82)
Item: to the mason for pinning the house in the Gildhall Yard and mending the Gildhall wall and pinning
then next Richardson house that was 
John Burcham, tent in Smallgate late John Richardson
Assignment by Robert Girling of Beccles, fellmomger, to Robert Brownrigg of Beccles,
Esq. of mortgage of John Burcham of Beccles, baker, of a messe next to the Gildhall in
Smallgate Street in Beccles
William Pake, tent sometime Richardson, late Burcham  (Folio 241) 
Roger Clarke, for house in Sheepgate, late Pake, formerly Burcham  (Folio 276) 
Benjamin Schuldham, tent in Sheepgate, formerly Roger Clarke, before Pake, & late
Mr John Clarke
Abraham Schuldham, tent in Sheepgate, late John Clarke, & since of Benjamin Schuldham
William Schuldham
AGREEMENT: William Schuldham of Lion Street, Kent Road, London of ONE PART
& Wiliam Abraham Schuldham of Marlesford, Suffolk, barrister, acting for William Schuldham of
Marlesford SECOND PART
in consideration of 2,500 paid by William Schuldham of Marlesford unto William Schuldham of
London, conveys ALL ESTATE as Cousin & heir of Frances Schuldham, late of Beccles, ALL  
MESSUAGES, LANDS, etc of which Frances Schuldham died EXCEPT three Messuages or  
tenements in Beccles in the tenures of Mr Pymar, Mr Cross & Mrs Berry & Mrs Groom.
INDENTURE between William Schuldham of London & William Schuldham of Marlesford of ONE

 
Task, Bly 123
Task, Bal 12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task, R 6 
Feoffees Accounts 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
(folio 215) 

 

 
 

 
 

0-4s-6d
Task 8d

Task, B 47

 
 
 

 

 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task, P 31
Task, C 70
Task, S 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d

Task, S 76
Beccles Manor 12 Feb 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds 66

 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds 67, Jan 24 

 
 
 
 
 

PART
 
 
 
 

& William Schuldham of Stanley Road the SECOND PART
ALL THAT messuage in Smallgate [presumably on the East side] with Yard & Garden now in the
tenure of Widow Berry
[also Saltgate 5 & 7 and property in Newgate]
James Cuddon, messe or double tent on east side of Smallgate, late Abraham Schuldham,
& formerly Henry Baxter, (later Thomas Jones) 
Thomas Jones, tailor, messe or double tent on east side of Smallgate, late James Cuddon,
before Abraham Schuldham 
SAMUEL GIBBS, Smallgate, Corn Chandler & Coal Merchant thanks patrons of many years.  

Beccles Manor 13 Jan 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2d
Beccles Manor 10 Feb 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d 1/2de
Beccles Paper, 28 Oct 
 
 

Business taken over by William B England.
DEATH of Samuel Gibbs, [aged 78], member of Oddfellows. He was a thrifty, self-made man. Commencing
life  as  a  Wherryman, he saved enough money to establisg a corn chandler’s business, and by good
management was enabled to retire with a competency in his old age. He lived in Bungay before coming to
Beccles. [Listed as Corn Chandler at 23 Smallgate, 1865-1879]

East Suff Gaz 19 March 

1914-1918 
 
1916 
1926 
 
 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR:
Frank J England enlisted in the New Zealand Field Artillery
James W Laughlin enlisted in 1916. He was an Acting Corporal in the 9th Norfolks

 
 

Beccles Paper 28 Jul 

SALE: by Official Reciever in Bankruptcy: CORN & COAL MERCHANT’S STOCK IN TRADE;  
Meals, corn, dog biscuits, bags, measures, patent till, counter scales & weights, flour & corn bins, 2  
chaff cutters, dressing machines, sack lifter, hand cart, Avery’s weighing machines, etc. Also 12hp 4  
Seater Gregorie Motor Car.

 
 
 

SMALLGATE 21

Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos

 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 

10 

9.10 
10 




Titshall, Dev 
Titshall, Dev 
Cooper, Cath 
Gibbs, Sam

Shoemaker
Shoemaker
Marine Store Sma D 
Hay Dealer

Sma D 
Sma D 

 
Sma D 
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38

CENSUS 1881
Wilm B. ENGLAND 



 
 

25 
28 

4 m 
16 





Cantley, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Cantley, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Brother 

Corn And Coal Merchant

Harrt M. ENGLAND 
Wilm P. ENGLAND 
Mabel A. ENGLAND 
John ENGLAND 

Corn And Coal Merchant (Apprentice)
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39

SMALLGATE 21
21 SMALLGATE

England, WB 
England, WB 
England, Wm 
England, WB 
 
England, Wm 
England, WB 

1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1902 
1904 
1906 

20 
25 
25 
25 
 
25 
 

 
 

 
 

 

England, WB 
England, WB 
England, WB 
England, WB 
England, Wm B 
England, Wm 
England, WB 

 
 
Coal/Corn dealer 
 
corn dealer
Coal/Corn dealer 
Ho & Shop

 
 

 
Ho Shop Prem
Ho 
 

 
No 594

 
 

No 616
No 738

 
 
3 bed, 2 Rec + Shop,  2 Occ 

 
 
 
 
Taylor, Wilfred 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
34   Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

England, Wm B 
Walpole, Victor 
Walpole, Victor 
Rix, JW & Sons 
Taylor, Wilfred
Taylor, Wilfred 
Taylor, Wilfred 
Taylor, Wilfred 
Wilf’s Fish Bar 
Moby Dick
Callow, Martin

corn dealer
corn merchant
corn merchant
corn merchants

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

fish merchant
fish merchant
fish merchant

fried fish shop
fried fish shop

SMALLGATE 23

1914-1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1922 
 
 
1933

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1919

FIRST WORLD WAR:
William J Driver enlisted 1916. He was a Private in the 2nd Norfolks. Discharged February 1919.
Edward M Driver enlisted in 1916. He was a 3rd Air Mechanic in the Royal Air Force. Discharged
February 1919.
Joseph A Driver enlisted in 1916. He was a Private in the 4th Suffolks and was wounded. Discharged in
February 1919.
Ernest P Powell enlisted in 1917. He was a Cief Petty Office in the RNAS.He was discharged in July

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read’s Sale Book 1 Dec 

SALE: LOT 1: by Private Treaty: Mrs M Picton: SMALLGATE: BUTCHER’S SHOP, with
SLAUGHTER HOUSE, Bullock Pens & Refuse Bin.
 

 

 
 

[purchased EP Powell 350]
ADVERTISEMENT: H Mortimer; Purveyor of High-class Meat, 23 Smallgate, Beccles. Phone: Beccles 117;
Country-Fed Pork and Sausages; Poultry to order; Rabbits in Season.

Beccles Advert Cttee 

Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos
Jones, Thos
Strathen, T
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

10 

9.10 
12 
5.10 





Larks, Jas
Payne, Aug
Barnard, Sam 
Barnard, Sam 
Brown, Thos 

 
 

 
Butcher 
Butcher 
Butcher 
Shoemaker

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DM
Sma DM
Sma DM
Sma DM
Sma DM

Thomas BROWN 
Elizabeth BROWN 
Adelaide BROWN 
Arthur LOCKWOOD 




 

67 
65 
29 




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

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Boarder 

Shoemaker
Dressmaker
SMALLGATE 23

England, WB 
England, WB 
England, WB 
England, WB 

1890 
1895 
1899 
1906 

5.1 
17 

 
 

Riches, W
England, John 

 

 
 

 
 

Ho 
Ho, Slau Ho, Prem 

 

No 613
No 615

 
 
Motimer EE 
 
3 beds 
1 sitting & shop 
3 occupants 
slaughter
house,

paved 
 

 
 
 
 
Mortimer, Horace 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 

 
 
 
 
35   Ho Shop 

 
 
 
 

England, Wm B 
Driver, Joseh 
Powell, Ernest 
Powell, Ernest 
Mortimer, Horace 

butcher
confectioner
butcher
butcher 

 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
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40

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Mortimer, Horace 
Mortimer, Horace 
Mortimer, Horace 
Mortimer, Hbutcher
Taylor, F 

butcher
butcher
butcher

 
butcher
SMALLGATE 25
 
 
 
 
Smallgate C

1631c 
1653c 
1663/4 

 
 

John Playford, for a tent sometime Beverley after Caps (folio 115) 
John Burcham, tent in Smallgate, late Playford, sometime Bradley & Coop (folio 188) 

 
 

Task 4d
Task 4d

Task Book
Task Book
HD 1538/131/8 

Assignment, 7 Mar 16663/4, by Robert Girling of Beccles, fellmonger to Robert Brownrigg of Beccles,
 
Street in Beccles.

 

 
 

Esq., of  mortgage by John Birchampe of Beccles, baker, of messuage next to Guildhall in Smalgate

 
1688 

HD 1538/131/9 

Assignment, 25 Jan 1688, by Thomas Camell of Worlingham, clerk and John Gilbert of Bungay, grocer,
to Samuel Gilbert of Beccles, yeoman of mortgage by John Birchamp of Beccles, baker, of property as
above.
Bargain and sale, 1 Jun 1688, by John Burcham of Beccles, baker, wife Anne and son Robert, to  
Thomas Hancer of  Beccles, bricklayer, of tenement in Smalgate Street and piece of ground (3perches)
leading from Smallgate Street to Newgate Street in Beccles, for 65.

 

 
 

 
 

 
1688 
 
 

HD 1538/131/10 

 
 

 
 

 

 
Task Book

 
(HD 1538/13 1/8-10 together comprise Phillipps MS No.34314.)

1692 
1701 
1800.1
1814 
 
1830 
 
1832 
 
1873 

 
 
 

Thomas Hanser, for a tent late Burcham in Smallgate formerly Playford
John Farr, tent late Thomas Hanser, formerly Burcham 
Frances Schuldham
James Cross, gardener, piece of land, part of the Chequers, purchased of Frances
Schuldham, spinster 
Christian Cross, widow, land near Smallgate, late James Cross, part of yard belonging
to the Chequers
James Barnes, bricklayer, land near Smallgate, late James Cross, part of the yard of
the Chequers 
Samuel Barnard, butcher, Business to be carried on by Benjamin Bunn.

 
 

 
Task 4d

Task 4d
 
Task Book
 
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d
Beccles Paper 14 Oct 
SMALLGATE 25

1914-1918 
1914 
 

1914 
 

 
 
 

 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Edward Fairwether, enlisted in 1914. He was a QMS in the Royal Field Artillery. He died of  
wounds on 31 July 1916

Horace Paddle, enlisted in 1914. He was a Trooper the Royal Field Artillery. He was discharged in July
1919.

 
 

 
 

1922 
 
 

Read’s Sale Book 1 Dec 

SALE by Private Treaty: Mrs M Picton:  LOT 2:  SMALLGATE: CORN CHANDLER’S SHOP&  
Premises adjoining
 

 
 

[by Private Treaty purchased V Walpole 350]
SMALLGATE 25

England, WB 
England, WB 
England, Wm 
England, WB 

1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 

17 
10 
10 
15 

 
 

 

Moore, Jas
Paddle, Hen 
Paddle, Hen 
Paddle, Hen 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Fishmonger
 

 
 
 
 

 
Ho & Shop
Ho & Shop
Ho & Shop

No 593
 
 
 

No 614
No 614
No 736

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England, Wm 
Paddle, Henry 

 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
15 
dwelling & shop 

 

Paddle, SA & Son 
Paddle, 
Paddle, Henry 

fishmongers
Fishmonger
5 beds 

 

 
3 sitting & shop 

10 occupants 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
24   Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Paddle, SA & Son 
Paddle, Albert 
Paddle, Albert 
/
 
/
/
/
/
Frost & Co

fishmongers
fishmonger
fishmonger

Wards (Beccles)

 
 
 
 
 

 
estate agents

Barnes
Strathen, T
CENSUS 1881

 
1881 
Smith, Rob
 
Basket Maker 

Robert SMITH 
Susannah SMITH 
Arthur C. SMITH 
Robert T. SMITH 
Strathen,, FB exors 



 
 
1885 

29 
28 


10 





 

Flixton, Suffolk, England 
St Johns, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Smith, Robt

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
 

Basket Maker
 
 
 
592
27 SMALLGATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sma AB

1761 
1804 

Rosehall Manor Court 

Henry Baxter, late Frewers, a house called the Chequers on the east side of Newgate? 
Frances Schuldham. messe, the Chequers, late Baxter

Rent 0s  1/2d
Rent 0s 1/2d

Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY: The Chequers

DIVISION A
1814 
1851 
1852 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1855 
1857

Rosehall Manor Court 

Thomas Farr, The Chequers 
FW Farr
SALE: Beccles Brewery, 21 April 1852: Lot 21
The Chequers, in an open court in Smallgate, having frontage in Newgate Street, in
the occupation of Samuel Love;
Bar, Tap, four bedrooms, wash, Pantry, Cellar, Yard enclosed by brick wall. Stable for
eight horses & Hay Loft
ALSO: Cottage (two rooms) in the occupation of Anne Sharman with Coal Bin &
Large Workshop & small room above (lately Benjamin Bolt, sail maker)
& Stable in Newgate with loft over, occupied by William Alecock, senior
Rent 1-1-0;    
(Rix written in: Charles Tacon 250

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 0s 1/4d
Rent 0s 1/4d

Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
Sale 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Land Tax 9s 6d;
Free Rent to Manor of Rosehall 1/4d

Charles Tacon
COURT: Jeremiah Chapman, Chequers landlord, convicted of keeping a Disorderly House at 12 midnight.
PC Cone “a very great noise .. six or seven females who are prostitutes. There were also  several men, and
among them some poachers and other bad characters.”

Rix’s List 37
Beccles Wkly News 30 Jun

1875 
 
1895

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

Proposed to call it “The Sun”. [in Newgate]
ATTACK on POLICEMAN: Constable John  Leftley called to “Chequers” lodging house kept by John
Simmonds, who made a brutal attack on his wife. When Leftley arrived he was hit by Simmonds using a
bill-hook, he was disarmed by a tramp called Lane, he then attempted to strangle the Constable but was
pulled off by 4 or 5 others. Simmonds sent to Norwich jail.

East Suff Gaz 9 Jul 
CHEQUERS 27.1 [see 29 Smallgate] This was in the Yard behind 27 Smallgate

1875 
 
1914-1918 
 

Beccles Paper 19 Jan 

Transfer of Licence of Chequers to the building which had been erected at the bottom of the Yard;
Proposed to call it “The Sun”.
FIRST WORLD WAR
Edward B Knights enlisted in 1914. He was a Bombadier in the Royal Field Artillery. He was discharged

 

 
 
 

 
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in January 1919.
Percy S Lewis enlisted in 1914. He was a Segeant in the Royal Engineers. He was discharged in March
1919.

 
Farr, Thos
Farr, FW 
Farr, FW 
Tacon, Wm
Tacon, Chas 
Tacon, Chas 
No longer called The Chquers:
Tacon, Wm
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
 
 

 
1841 
1851 
1851 
1855 
1861 
1871 

10 
0.0025 

0.0025 
12.05 
12.10 






Youell, Geo 
 
Algar, Geo
Chapman, Jere 
Barkway, Edw 
Seago, Jn 

 
 
Inn/Butcher 
Inn 
Inn 
Victualler

Inn/Pump Maker 
 

Sma DO 
Chequers
Chequers
Chequers
Chequers
Chequers

Chequers

 
 

Sma AB 
Sma DO 
Sma AB 
Sma DO 
Sma DO 

 
 
 

 
 
1881 
Seago, Jn 
 
Bricklayer
 
Sma DO 
Chequers

John SEAGO 
Sarah SEAGO 
Anna SEAGO 
Christopher SEAGO 
Frank SEAGO 
Kate H.F. SEAGO 
Henry J. SEAGO 
Jane SEAGO 
Sarah J. SEAGO 
Henry J. SEAGO 
Giovanni KOFFSKY 





 
 


 
 

56 
56 
24 
16 
12 

32 
28 


50 











Beccles, Suffolk,  
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
Sibton, Suffolk, England 
N Shields, Northumberland 
Seaton Shire , Northumberland 
Morpeth,  Northumberland 
(F), Poland

 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Grand Daur
Son 
Daur In Law 
Grand Daur
Grand Son
Lodger 

Bricklayer & Innkeeper (Common Lodging House)

Printer Book Binder
Bricklayer Labourer
Errand Boy
Scholar
Coal Miner

Scholar
Scholar
Musician

 
 
Tacon, Wm
 
1896 
 
 
 
 
 
Sma DO 
Chequers
SMALLGATE 27 This was beside the Street (see Rix’s map of 1852 Sale showing the Chequers)

Alecock, Wm 
Alecock, Wm 
Clements, Jn 
Clements, Jn 
Hockey, AK 
 
SMALLGATE 27
 
 
Leeder, Mrs 

1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 
 

3.10 


 
1904 





4.10 

Beccles Council 
 
Clements, Jn 
Clements, Jn 

 
 
Leather Seller 

 
 

Sma DO
Sma DO
Sma DO

 

Leather Seller 
Knights, Geo 

Sma DO
Watch Maker 

Sma DO
 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Knights, George 
watchmaker

dwelling & shop 
 

Knights, George 
Knights, George 

3 beds 
watch maker

2 sitting & shop 
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
Leeder, Herbert 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
21   Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Knights, George 
Knights, George 
Allgar, George 
Knights, Edward B
Knights, Edward B 
Knights, Edward B
Knights, Edward B
Sampson, CR 
Sampson CR 
Electra 

watch maker
watch maker
greengrocer

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

greengrocer

radio & TV engineer
radio engineer
the mobile discotheque

 
SMALLGATE 27.2 This was a small building on the Street next to 27 Smallgate
see Sale of Beccles Brewery 1852 Lot 22

Farr, Thos
Farr, FW 
 
Alecock ?

 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1871 
1871 


2.15 




Smith, Mary 
Alecock, Wm 
Alecock, Wm jun 
Alecock 

 
Blacksmith
Farrier 
Blacksmith

Sma DO
Sma DO
 
Sma DO

Sma DO
 

DIVISION B
1814 
 
1830 
 
1832 

Rosehall Manor Court 

James Cross, gardener, piece of land, part of the Chequers, purchased of Frances
Schuldham, spinster 
Christian Cross, widow, land near Smallgate, late James Cross, part of yard belonging
to the Chequers
James Barnes, bricklayer, land near Smallgate, late James Cross, part of the yard of

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d
Rosehall Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d
Rosehall Manor Court 
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the Chequers 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 0s 1/4d

Barnes, Jas
Barnes, Jas
Barnes, Jas
Buck, exors

 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 

 

5.05 
5.10 




Mc Kain, Arch 
Gill, Wm 
Mingay, Hen 
Fish, Fred

 

 
 
 
 

Sma DP
Sma DP
Sma DP
Sma DP

Nurseryman 

 
 

 

Barnes, Jas
Barnes, Jas
Barnes, Jas
Buck, exors

 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 


 
8.15 
9.00 




Cutting, Wm 
 
Hooke, Mary 
Hook, Mary 

 
 
Fancy Repository 
Fancy Repository 

 
 

Sma DP
Sma DP
Sma DP
Sma DP

 

SMALLGATE 29  THE OLD CHEQUERS PUBLIC HOUSE
 
 
Old Chequers Pub 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

Barkway, Edward 
corn dealer

part of Paddle’s occupation [25 Smallgate]
/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Ward, Jarvis A 
Ward, J 
/
/
/
/
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc

mineral water manufacturer
mineral water manufacturer

 
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44
SMALLGATE 31, 33, 35 & 37

1664 
1693 
1700 
1751 
1755 
1758 
 
1762 
 
1812 
 
1824 
 
1852 
1877
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

William Welton late Beane on the East side of Sheepgate 
Myles Beane, a Tenement in Sheepgate 
Thomas Wyatt, senior, a Teneement late Beane 
Thomas Cancy, late Wyatt & Bence [Beane?], later Thomas Cancy 
Death of Thomas Cana
Thomas Cana, a Messuage late Thomas Cana, his father, formerly Watts, [Wyatt?] Bean (later John
Crickmer) 
Mary Cana, Widow, Messuage etc in Beccles, late Thomas Cana before of Thomas Cana, his father,
formerly Wyatt & formerly Bean (later John Crickmay) 
John Crickmer, yeoman, Messuage formerly of Thomas Cana, before Bean, late Mary Cana, (later
George Grigson)
George Grigson, Messuage formerly Thomas Cana, since Mary Cana, widow and late John Crickmer
(later R Grigson)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Rent 2d
Rent 2d
Rent 2d
Rent 2d

Beccles Manor Rental 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 243
Beccles Manor Rental 65
 
 
Beccles Manor Courtt 3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Courtt 1 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Courtt 17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Courtl 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 2d
Beccles Manor Courtl 

Miss Grigson, late Crickmer
SALE: by H & J Read on 287 May
SMALLGATE: Block of 5 Cottages [31-37 Smallgate & 1 Manor House Lane] at the junction of Smallgate
&  Manor  House  Lane  in  the  recent occupation of: Mary Ann Laws, Robert Took, Mary Hill, Martha
Howes & Elizabeth Stanford. Weekly tenants. Aggregate Rental 30-19s-8d. Land Tax 11s 5d. Leasehold
(Term of 500years from 1742 - for securing principal & sum of 20 at 5%). Entitled to draw water from the
adjoining premises of Jacob Vertigen, paying half the costs of repairs.
[Purchased Mr Gibbs at 330]

East Suff Gaz 15 May 
 

 
1878 
 
 
1892 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Beccles Paper 12 May 

SALE: 5 Cottages at Junction of Smallgate & Manor House Lane in the recent occupation of Mary A
Lane, Robert Took, Mary Hill, Martha Howes  
Can draw water from adjoining premises of Jacob Vertigen [in Manor House Lane]
SALE: SMALLGATE & MANOR HOUSE LANE: George Durrant’s: on Thursday 9 June
By order of  Mr WB England
LOT 1 A Block of five Capital COTTAGES at the junction of Smalgate & Manor House Lane, in  
the occupation of: Edward Barkway, Mrs Weavers, Mrs Took, Mrs Elden & Charles Cracknell, at
aggregate Rent of 31 4s
[Mr H Hopson 200]

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Rent 30-19s-8d
Beccles Paper 24 May 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 31
1889 

DEATH of Samuel Gibbs, [aged 78], member of Oddfellows. He was a thrifty, self-made man. Commencing
life  as  a  Wherryman, he saved enough money to establisg a corn chandler’s business, and by good
management was enabled to retire with a competency in his old age. He lived in Bungay before coming to
Beccles. [Listed as Corn Chandler at 23 Smallgate, 1865-1879]

East Suff Gaz 19 March 
owner
 
year 
value 
 
occupant 

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Gibbs, Sam
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


1.15 
3.10 





Alecock 
Atkins, Susan 
Mayhew 
Howes, Martha 
Gibbs, Sam

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Confectioner 
 
Corn Chand retd 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Samuel GIBBS 
Mary GIBBS 
Samuel. HAMILTON 



 

71 
68 
14 



Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Gt Grimsby, Lincoln, England 

Head 
Wife 
Grand Nephew 

Retired Corn Chandler
Scholar

Youngs, Peter 
Hockey, AK 

1896 
 


1904 


Simmonds, Maria 

 
Paddle, Edw 

 
 

 
 

 
 
SMALLGATE 31
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45

 
 
Hindes, R

 
 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Paddle, Edward

dwelling 
 

 
 

Paddle, ES
Paddle, Edward

 
2 beds 
3 sitting 
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
Elliott, Alex 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
1933+ 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
18 
 
 
 
 
 

Oxborough, Mrs
Crisp, Frederick Wm
Crisp, Frederick Wm
 
Crisp, Frederick Wm 
Crisp, Charles
Crisp, Charles
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc

Crisp, Samuel

 
 
 
 
 

 
coal merchant
SMALLGATE 33

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Gibbs, Sam
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


2.15 
4.15 





Gostling, Jn 
Leavold, Thos 
Leavold, Thos 
Pert, Jn 
Pooley, Jacob 

 
Tailor 
Tailor 
Plumber/Painter 
Shoemaker

 
 
 

 
Sma DQ
Sma DQ
Sma DQ
Sma DQ

Sma DQ
 
 
 

Maria POOLEY 
Jacob POOLEY 


48 
22 


Aldely, Norfolk, England 
Aldely, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Son 

Handicap: Blind Agriculural Labourers Widow
Shoemaker Journeyman

Youngs, Peter 
Hockey, AK 
 
SMALLGATE 33
 
 
Hindes, R

1896 
 
1907 


1904 
 



 

Balls, Benj

Stockman, Mrs

 
Balls, Mrs

 
 

 
 

Sma DQ
 

Sma DQ
 

 
 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Turner, Ernest

dwelling 
 

 
 

Suckling, H
Stockman, Mrs

 
2 beds 
2 sitting 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Riches, George
Austin, Alfred
Owers, Frederick
with No 31
/
/
/
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc

SMALLGATE 35

1914-1918 
 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Frederick Woolstone enlisted in 1917. He was a Private in the 2nd Suffolks and was wounded. He was
discharged in September 1919.

 
 

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Gibbs, Sam
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

2.15 
2.15 
4.15 





Hooke, Eliz Mrs 
Brewer, Jas
Brewer, Jas
Tooke, Robt 
Weaver, Hen 

 
Harness Maker 
Harness Maker 
 
Sawyer/Shopkpr 

 

Sma DQ
Sma DQ

 
 

Sma DQ
Letter Carrier 

Sma DQ
 
Sma DQ

Henry WEAVERS 
Ann WEAVERS 
Thomas HIGGINS 



65 
65 
26 



Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Enfield, Middlesex, England 

Head 
Wife 
Boarder (Lodger) 

Wood Sawyer & General Shopkeeper
Railway Porter

Youngs, Peter 
Hockey, AK 
 
SMALLGATE 35
 
 
Hindes, R

1896 
 
1907 


1904 
 



 

Weaver, Ann 

Plummer, Robert

 
Bryanston, Alan 

 
 

Sma DQ
 

Sma DQ
 

 
 
 

1902
1904
1906 

dwelling 
 

 
 

Thurtle 
Plummer, Robert

 
2 beds 
2 sitting 
3 people 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Clarke, Herbert T
Woolstone, Mrs
Woolstone, Mrs
/
/
/

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1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc

SMALLGATE 37

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Gibbs, Sam
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


2.15 






Tooke, Han
Howes, late
Mobbs, Martha 
Peake, Anna 
Howes, Martha 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DQ
Sma DQ
Sma DQ
 
Sma DQ

Sma DQ
 
empty

Youngs, Peter 
Hockey, AK 
 

1896 
 
1907 

 
1904 
 



 

Craddles 

Green, Mrs

 
Reynolds, Mrs 
 

 

 
 

Sma DQ
 

Sma DQ
 
 

SMALLGATE 37
 
 
Hindes,  R

 
 
 

1902
1904
1906 

dwelling 
 

 
 

Rowlinson
Green, Mrs

 
2 beds 
2 sitting 
1 occupant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fairhead, Mrs
Garrod, Mrs
Garrod, Mrs
/
/
/
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc
Beccles Working Men’s Co-operative Association grocers etc

MANOR HOUSE LANE
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47
SMALLGATE 37.1 
2001: Taylor’s Electricals

Built 1872, adapted to shop between 1965 and 1974
The building originally had a gable roof facing the street, it now has a hipped roof. The small, raillinged  
entrance garden has gone.

1699 
 
1699 
 
 
1700 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feoffees Acc. Feb 

Old Thacker paid for sweeping Almshouse chimney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
surviving Trustees of the Town Lands of the one part and Davd Tenant, bricklayer, of the other part.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
[presumably the building was still standing at this time
[probably] Collection against briefs, North Walsham, 1699:
“Collected towards the loss by fire at Beccles where an hundred houses were burnt down and seven
score families were ruined 14-I3s-9d”
INDENTURE 26 June 1700, between Rev Thomas Armstrong, William Randall, gent, Francis Haylock,
gent, John Elmy, gent, Stephen Alden, gent, Thomas Baker, fellmonger, John Nicholls the younger,
grocer, Joseph Harbor, the younger, tanner, Abraham Browne, maltster, John Love, milliner, Benjamin
Le Grice, baker, William Bendy, inn holder, William Crowfoot, grocer, & Thomas Randall, butcher,

 
 
 
2s

 
 
 
 

Feoffees Acc

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At a general meeting of teh Trustees ordered that Daniel Tenant (in consideration of 120) should have
and enjoy all the bricks, timber and materials which were left and did remain of a messuage called the
Alms Houses lately wasted by fire. He should have a lease of the ground whereupon the messuage did
stand for 500 years paying a peper-corn rate.
The money with a greater sum of money to be raised by the Trustees to be expended in & about the
building of a new Alms House in some other more convenient place in the town of Beccles, for the use
and benefit of the poor people in & belonging to the same town.
[The Trustees] have bargained & sold all that piece of ground whereupon the messuage called the
Almshouse did latelt stand lying BETWEEN the messuage sometime of Thomas Gosling, now of
Thomas Wyatt the younger, on the north; and a certain common land on the south; and abutteth upon a
tent or garden sometime of Thomas Gosling, now  of Thomas Wyatt toward the east; and a street called
Smallgate toward the west.

1701 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
so  
1799 
1830 
 
 
 
1868 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1871 

18 July 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Minutes of the Corporation of Beccles Fen:
WHEREAS the Townhouse or Almshouse beloning to the Town of Beccles was consumed by fire & the
Chief Inhabitants of the same Town have agreed to build.... in a more convenient place in the same town,
the charge whereof in the judgement of several carpenters, masons & other judicious workmen who
have been consulted concerning the building of the same , will amount to 120.
And Whereas for the raising of the said sum several persons inhabiting in the said town have by a note
signed with their several names to lend 5 a piece into the hands of Joseph Harbor, Portreeve &
Benjamin Grice, Collector of the rents of the Town Lands, this present piece gratis for one year.
It is ordered in this Assembly (most of therof inhabitants subscribers being there present & consenting
thereunto) that all & every of the subscribers (as soon as they can) pay in their several sums of money
by them subscribed...
Clarke, Abraham
“A handsome silver cup was presented in July 1830, to Mr Abraham Clarke, by his fellow townsmen, as
a mark of their entire approbation of his conduct as churchwarden of the parish of Beccles for nineteen
years.”
Abraham Clarke was cashier at Gurney’s Bank in Ballygate for many years.
SALE by Executors of Abraham Clarke
LOT 1 Very comfortable Dwelling in Smallgate, for many years occupied by Abraham Clarke. Entrance
Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, small Breakfast Room, Kitchen & back Kitchen, detached Brew house,
capital Cellar. Six Sleeping rooms & dressing room, pump of excellent spring water. Good size pleasure
Garden. [Purchased by Samuel Steel for 290]
LOT 2 Four capital well-built cottages on east side of Lot 1 adjoining Manor House Lane & Newgate.
Occupied by Martha Woods, Fred Walters, Edmund Bulwer & George Woolnough [purchased by R
Thornton for 205]
SALE: Samuel Steel sold to the Primitive Methodist Church on 11 September 1871

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Himself
 
 
 
 
 
 
Value 1
Land Tax
Beccles Almanack 1893

 
 
 

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 24 Nov 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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whereas  
of a piece of  
with  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trustees : George Green Hall of Frostenden, gent, From Beccles:
Robert Woodgate,  sawyer; Richard Vyse, grocer; William Vyse, shoemaker; Samuel Neech, dealer;
Fred Calver, fellmonger; George Grimson, carpenter; James Frankland, baker; William Harper, tanner;
George Cousens, labourer; Henry Hary, shoemaker;
George Cady, Yoxford, county dealer; William Prime, Ellough, fam steward; Noah Etheridge,  
Walberswick, farmer
Rev John Allison of Halesworth, superintendent preacher in the primitive Methodist Connexion,
 

the said Trustees, being possessed of certain moneys intended to be laid out in the purchase

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarke & since sold to Richard Thornton, & now or lately occupied by Martha Mobbs, but exclusive of  
the gable of the said cottage; bounded by premises of Harriet Nolloth to the north: the said premises  
belonging to Abraham Clarke & sold to Richard Thornton to the east; & the lane called Manor House  
Lane to the south: & Smallgate to the west.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
situate on the east side of Smallgate, with the buildings, yard, garden, ground & appurtenances &
including the wall extending northward, form the north west corner of the cottage, late of Abraham

ground & hereditaments & in erecting & building thereon a chapel or place of religious worship
such appurtenances as may be thought convenient for the use of the people called Primitive Methodists
to be settled to the use of....for the absolute purchase of the messuage or dwelling house...... for the sum
of 300:
ALL THAT messe or dwelling house, late of Abraham Clarke, deceased, and now of Samuel Steel,

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Heretofore in the occupation of Abraham Clarke, and lately of John Clarke, and most recently Rev
William Walter Tyler, clerk or his undertenant.

 
 
 
[Chapel designed by William Wright Woodroofe, 1872. Builder, Mr Hindes - see The Architect 6 July 1872, page 16]

1872 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 25 Jun 

Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Primitive Methodist Church on Friday, 28 June.
Address by Rev Seaman of Norwich on the site in Smallgate. Stone will be laid by Sir RAS Adair, Bart
followed by Public Market Tea in Assembly Room at 5.30. Tickets 1s. Afterwards Public Meeting
chaired by Mr E Masters. Any Friend who may feel disposed to lay a Stone in the Building, will be
allowed to do so, on making a donation, however small to the Building Fund.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 37.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Primitive Meth Trustees
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
Primitive Methodist Chapel

 
 
 
 
2   schoolroom 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitve Methodist Trustees
Methodist Chapel
Methodist Chapel
Methodist Chapel
/
Taylor A & Son Eastern

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

electricians [says 41]
SMALLGATE 39

1914-1918 
 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
John T Cousins enlisted in 1916. He was a Driver in the Royal Army Servce Corps. He was discharged
in September 1919

 
 

Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Steel, Sam
Prim Method Trust 
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

24 
21 
21 
20 





Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Tyler, Rev late 
Calver, Fred 

 
 
 

Stamp Distrib 
Stamp Distrib 
Stamp Distrib 
 
Fellmonger

Sma S
Sma S
Sma S
Sma S
Sma S

 
 

Frederick F. CALVER 
Hannah CALVER 
Thomas R. CALVER 
Frederick CALVER 
Florence H. CALVER 
Miriam CALVER 




 
 
 

44 
39 
17 
15 
11 






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

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 

Tanner Fellmonger

Tanner Labourer
Tailor
Scholar

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John B. CALVER 
Augustus C. CALVER

 
 


1 m 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Son 

Prim Method Trust 
Prim Method Trust 

1896 
1904 

 


Foster, Geo
Elliott 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Sma S
Sma S

SMALLGATE 39
 
 
Chapel Trustees 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Foster, George

dwelling 
 

 
 

Elliott, GF
Elliott, George

 
3 beds 
2 sitting 
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
Mobbs, Frederick 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

 
 
 
13 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Ho 
 
 
 

Cousins, John 
Cousins, John
Cousins, John
Mobbs, Frederick
Mobbs, Frederick
Mobbs, Frederick
Mobbs, Frederick

carrier

 
 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 39.1
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

Taylor & Son (Eastern)
Taylor & Son (Eastern)
Taylor, A & Son (Eastern) 

electricians
electrician

electricians [says 41]
MANOR HOUSE LANE

Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Clarke, Abr
Brundell, Jn 
Brundell, Jn 

 
 
 
 

1851 
1851 
1861 
1861 
1871 
1871 

2.15 
2.15 








Spear, Wm
Tills, Jn 
Ludbroke, Hen 
Woolnough, Jn 
Mobbs, Martha 
Walton, Fred 

 
 

 
 
 
Whitesmith
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ma HoLn
Ma HoLn
Ma HoLn
Ma HoLn
Ma HoLn
Ma HoLn

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SMALLGATE 39, 39a, 41,43 & 45

Probably built after the fire of 1699
Listed Building Nos 39, 39a & 41

18th century. 2 storeys & attic, part with basement. 2 dormers. Red brick. Brick pilasters. 3 windows (2 casements & 1 sash) with

glazing bars & flush frames. Shallow bow canted shop window with glazing bars & entablature. Pantiles. 3 segmental headed
entrances. No 39a, 6 panel door. No 39 slightly lower with way through, north. 39a = residence entrance. No 41 Antique Shop. [in
1960s] Group Value.
Listed Buildings Nos 43 & 45

18th century. 2 storeys & attic. Red brick. Pilasters. Plinth. Pantiles. 3 windows, casements in flush frames. Small shop window. 2
dormers. Crow stepped gable south. Segmental headed entrances with flush frames. Group value.

1699 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Collection against briefs, North Walsham, 1699:
“Collected towards the loss by fire at Beccles where an hundred houses were burnt down and seven score families were ruined”
[It is highly probable that these buildings were destroyed in the fire and were then rebuilt]

1649 
1664 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
DIVISION A
1693 
 
1700 
1736 
 
1744 
 
1751 
 
1777 
 
1781 
 
1799 
 
1799 
1812 
 
1851 
 
1851 
 
1850+
 
 
1859 
 
 
1869 
1870 

Bec Manor Rental 

Thomas Gosling for several tenements 
Thomas Drane, late Gosling, in Sheepgate east [called Sheepgate in error] 

 
 
 
 

 
 

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

Bec Manor Rental 
Bec Manor Rental 

Thomas Wyatt, (b 1665, see inventory 1711 & will) for part of tent in Sheepgate (later
Daniel Wyatt & Ben Schuldham) 
Thomas Wyatt, for part of tent in Sheepgate late Drane 
Benjamin Schuldham (lawyer 1702-88) & Daniel Wyatt, (1675-1760)  for part of a tent late
Wyatt, before Drane 
Abraham Schuldham MESSUAGE & YARD in SMALLGATE, late Hannah Wix & formerly
Wyatt  Rent 6d 3/4d
Abraham Schuldham, gent for a tent in Smallgate, late Wace, before Wyatt,
formerly Drane
George Whincop, (d 1781) messe in Smallgate, formerly his wife’s, Abraham Schuldham,
gent 
George Whincop, eldest son of George Whincop, messe & yard in Smallgate, Wix,
Abraham Schuldham, late George Whincop
Francis Beane, messe & yard in Smallgate, late George Whincop, before Schuldham,
formerly Wix 
Francis Beane 
Joseph Nolloth of Witton, shoemaker, a messe & yard in Smallgate, formerly George
Whincop, before Wix & late Francis Beane
Joseph Nolloth, a bow window for messe in Smallgate in occupation of Thomas Leavold
(later Harriet Nolloth) 
Harriet Nolloth of Yorkshire, spinster, messe in Smallgate, formerly George Whincop,
before Franis Beane, & late of Joseph Nolloth 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 6d 3/4d
Rent 6d 3/4d

Bec Manor Rental 
Bec Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
Bec Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d
Bec Manor Court 
 

 
 

 
Himself

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Rent 6d 3/4d
 
Value 16s & 12s
Land Tax
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d
Bec Manor Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 6d 3/4d

ADVERTISEMENT: MA Mayhew (widow of late Jeremiah Mayhew) Bread & Biscuit Baker, Pastry
Cook & Confectioner. White Lion Street, Beccles. Thanks for support of her late husband for 14 years,  
is continuing in her own name.

Advert Rix Coll 

 
 

Beccles Paper Feb 

Old established Baker & Confectionery business, White Lion Street. John Bird, junior
takes premises formerly occupied by Mrs Mayhew. Hot rolls every morning at 8 o’clock
& Hot Buns at 11 o’clock.
SALE: Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, Sale under execution of effects of Mr Benjamin Bird, baker
Benjamin Bird, bankrupt [despite this he seems to have carried on the business there]

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Oct 
Beccles Paper 29 Mar 
SMALLGATE 41

Nolloth, 
Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Harriet 

 

1841 
1851 
1851 

25 
0.0675 
22 



Mayhew, Jer 
 
Mayhew, Jer 

Baker/Confection 
 
Baker/Confection 

Sma F
Sma F 
Sma F

 
 
41/45
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Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Jane 
Nolloth 
CENSUS 1881

1861 
1871 
1881 

20.10 
22 
22 



Bird, Jn 
Bird, Jn 
Bird, Mrs 

 
 
 

Baker/Confection 
Baker/Confection 
 

Sma F
Sma F
Sma F

 
 

William  GODDARD 
Ellen K. GODDARD 
Margaret BIRD 
Herbert PRINGEE 
Hannah CHILVERS 





37 
30 
63 
58 
19 





Sibton, Suffolk, EnglandHead 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Southwold, Suffolk, England 
(F), France
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Commission Agent
Wife 
Mother In Law 
Schoolmaster French Master (Teacher)
Serv 

Retired Confectioner
Boarder ((Lodger)) 
Domestic Servant General

Smith, Mrs JA 
SMALLGATE 41
 
Smith, Mrs JA 
Hopson (agent) 

1896 
 
Nightingale Thos 
Baker/Confection 
Sma F
 

1902 
1904 
1906 

Wyatt, Charles 
25 
dwelling & shop 

baker
Wyatt, Chas 
Wyatt, Charles 

 
5 beds 

Baker/Confection 
2 sitting & shop 

Sma F
6 occupants

 
 
 
 
Smith, SA
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1974 

 
 
 
 
30   Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Wyatt, Charles 
Wyatt, Charles 
Wyatt, Charles 
Wyatt, Charles 
Wyatt, Charles 
Clark, BE
Read, Misss
Read, Miss
Jackdaw 

Baker
Baker
Baker
baker

 
 
 
 

 
baker

 
 

1965 
fancy goods

 
 
/
SMALLGATE 43   Nolloth 

 

1841 
Harvey, Eliz 


 

Bulwer, Thos 
 

 
Sma F

 
Sma F

Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Jane 
CENSUS 1881

1851 
1861 
1871 


5.05 

 
 
 


Howes, Geo 
Howes, Geo 

 
 

 
 

Sma F
Sma F

Harriet BALDRY 
Edith BALDRY 
George J. BALDRY 
Frederick BALDRY 
Annie BALDRY 
Charlotte BALDRY 
Nolloth 


 
 
 
 
 
1881 

34 
12 
10 









Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Baldry, Harriet 

Head 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Daur 

Plain Sewer Needlewoman
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Sma F

Daur 
Needlewoman 

 

Smith, Mrs JA 
 
Smith, Mrs JA 
Hopson (agent) 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 

 
 

dwelling 


 

 

Baldry, Harriet 
Baldry, Mrs
Baldry, Harriet 
Baldry, Harriet 

Needlewoman 
Sma F
 

Needlewoman 
2 beds 

Sma F
2 occupants 

2 sitting 

 
 
 
Smith, SA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1967 
1974 
2001 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Ho 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baldry, Mrs
Baldry, Mrs
Baldry, Mrs
Baldry, Susannah
Tuthill, David
Tuthill, David
Tuthill, Mrs (until August 1959)
/
/
St Luke’s
CD Computers

 
Thrift Shop (from 1969 to 1985)
SMALLGATE 45

Nolloth, 
Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Harriet 
Nolloth, Jane 
Nolloth 
CENSUS 1881

 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

9.05 
6.05 
7.10 
9.00 





Constance, Mary 
Constance, Mary 
Holmes, Jas
Artis, Sam
Edwards, Eliz 

Grocer 
Grocer 
 
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper

 
 
 
 
 

Sma F
Sma F
Sma F
Sma F
Sma F

 
 

 

Elizabeth EDWARDS
James T. EDWARDS 
Charlotte EDWARDS
Lazarus EDWARDS 
William PEACHEY 
Charles BUMSTEAD 


 
 
 

33 
13 
11 

23 
34 






Thorpe, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
London, Middlesex, England 
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Boarder 
Boarder 

Domestic Servant General
Solicitor Office Boy
Scholar
Scholar
Printer Bookbinder & Forwarder
Printer Reader

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Smith, Mrs JA 
 
Smith, Mrs JA 
Hopson (agent) 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 

 
 
12.10 
dwelling & shop 


 

Chambers, Jn 
Chambers, John T 
Chambers, Jn 
Chambers, JT 

News Agent 
shopkeeper
News Agent 
3 beds 

 
Sma F
 

 
2 sitting & shop 

Sma F
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
Smith, SA
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
17   Ho Shop 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Chambers, Jn 
Chambers, Jn 
Chambers, Jn 
Hart, Mrs Lizzie 
Hart, Elizabeth 
Meadows, Miss M 
Meadow, Miss 
Meadows, Miss 
/
Wilson, BW 

shopkeeper
shopkeeper
news agent
shopkeeper

 
 
 
 
 

shopkeeper
shopkeeper
shopkeeper

 
watch repairs
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SMALLGATE 47

Built by William Moore before 1875
from Deeds belonging to Taylors, electricians, Smallgate, Beccles

1725 
1725 
 
 
 
 
 
1736 
1792 
 
 
 
 
1797  
 
 
1822 
 
 
 
 
1822 
 
1837 
 
 
 
 
1841 
 
 
 
1854 
 
 
 
1854 
 
1854 
 
 
 
 
1854 
 
 
 
 
1869 
1871 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brunning, Nicholas
INDENTURE: between Susan Metcalfe, spinster & Richard Morehouse, (currier) & Anne his wife on
the one part & William Bendy, the younger, (carpenter) & Sarah, his wife, of the other part in  
consideration of 15 for one whole year, where Nicholas Brunning formerly dwelt & where Joshua
Clarke now dwells in a street called Ballygate [!] with the edificies, yards, part of the pump - for ninety
and nine years. To the use of William Bendy & Sarah, his wife, for & during the term of their natural
lives - to be paid to Susan Metcalfe 15 15s. The messuage.

18 June 

 
 
 
 
 

Bec Manor Rental 

Brunning, Nicholas for a tent late Roger Swaynes, before Thomas Wyatt the younger  
 
named in the last will of William Bendy, (glover) of the first part, John Love, (peruke maker and  
hairdresser) of the second part & Stephen Clarke (tailor) of the third part - now in the occupation of  
John Love, for the sum of 100. [William Bendy (carpenter) was the father of William Bendy (glover)]  
& 80 to Stephen Clarke.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Mentions indenture between John Cole of Norwich & John Cole of Holborn of 1833 - & WH Leavold -
John Love owed him 70 mortgage) Susan Leman repays 70 to WH Leavold total of 120.

Rent 2d
INDENTURE between Timothy Buck, (breeches maker) & Robert Chonery, (bricklayer) executors

5 July 

 
 
 
 

 
4 Nov 

INDENTURE in three parts between Stephen Clarke, (tailor) of the first part, John Love (peruke maker
& hairdresser) of the second part & James Cole (draper) of the third part. The 80 was not paid - now
James Cole will advance 80 to the executors of Stephen Clarke on behalf of John Love. for 100[0]
INDENTURE between John Love (peruke maker & hairdresser) of the first part, James Cole (gent) of
the second part, and William Browne Bohun, of the third part. Principal still not repaid of 80.  
Tenement where Nicholas Brunning formerly dwelt & Joshua Clarke since dwelt & formerly in the use
of --Sharman (tallow chandler) & for many years past in the occupation of John Love. John Love to be
paid 26-8s-4d.
INDENTURE between John Cole (gent) of first part, John Love (peruke maker) of second part, James
Copeman (gent) of the third part. To James Copeman - on mortgage ?
INDENTURE between William Henry Leavold (late a confectioner, now a miller) of the first part, John
Love (hairdresser) of the second part, John Algar Love (cabinet maker) eldest son and heir apparent of
John Love, of the third part & Susan Leman Orgill Leman of Brampton (spinster) of the fourth part.

 
 

27 Sept 

 
 
 
 

27 Sept 
 
18 Sept 

 
 
 
 

 
Churchyard Stone 

In  memory of  JOHN LOVE  who was born 21st.Jany. 1766 and departed this life  25th.May 1841
Also of ELIZABETH his wife who was born 4th.Decr. 1763  and departed this life 20th.March 1836  
And also of  JOHN FREDERICK son of  JOHN ALGER & SUSANNA LOVE  who was born  
26th.July 1824 and departed this life at sea 6th.Jany.1839
In  memory of  MARY ANN LOVE  daughter of the late  JOHN & ELIZABETH LOVE  who was born
16th.March 1801  and departed this life  23rd.March 1848
Also of  JOHN ALGAR LOVE  who died May 2nd. 1854 aged 57 years
Also SUSANNA his wife who died Dec.11th.1851 aged 53 years
REPAYMENT on death of John Alger Leavold. Susan Leman received 125-2s-0d in discharge of
principal & interest.
SALE: 19 June 1854 at the King’s Head by Mr Fenn:
Lot 4: A very comfortable brick & tiled Dwelling House with a shop fronting Smallgate Street &  
convenient premises adjoining, now in the occupation of Mr Robert Bullock, watch maker at the yearly
rent of 10; and who has given notice to quit the same on 6 July next.
The only outgoing is an annual Land Tax of 6s 2d.
CONVEYANCE of messuage in will to John Alger Love, deceased (estate agent) to Mrs Elizabeth
Rowland, Robert Dashwood (surgeon), & WH Leavold (merchant) of the first part; Elizabeth Rowland
of Weston (widow). [Dashwood & Leavold executors]. Messuage in occupation of Robert Bullock.
According to the instructions in the will- sold at Kings Head on 19 June last [1854] & Elizabeth  
Rowland the highest bidder. Lot 4 in particulars of sale for 130.  

 
 
 

 
 
 

Churchyard Stone 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale 19 June

 
 
 
 

10 Oct 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper  
14 Sep 

Mr EA Bullock, Watch Maker, enlarging his Shop & Premises. Sale of Goods.
COUNCIL: Offer of 10 to William Moore for a triangular piece of his Garden to become part of the

Beccles Paper 18 Apr 
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1871 
 
 
 
1873 

 
 

highway in Smallgate, from the pier of the Gateway to his Garden to the house occupied by Mr Love,  
2ft 1/2ft in depth in the centre, tapering off to nothing at each extremity. Declined by Mr Moore.

CONVEYANCE of messuage from Mrs Elizabeth Rowland to Mr John Garnham.
 
 
John Garnham for life. Now in the occupation of Benjamin Sugden.

Conveyance 18 Oct 

 
Edward Swatman (gent) of the third part; for 100. Now in the occupation of Benjamin Ingram. To

Elizabeth Rowland of Norwich (widow) of the first part; John Garnham (gent) of the second part &
 
Indenture 28 June 
INDENTURE between John Garnham & William Moore (printer) for 100.

1874 
 
 
Hannah
 
 
 
1874 
 

1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1878 
 
1889 
1889 
 
 
 
 
1889 
 
 
 
1896 
 
1896 
 
1898 
 
1899 
 
1926 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REDEMPTION OF LAND TAX: Contracted and agreed with William Moore of Old Market Beccles,
for the Redemption of Tax of 4s 7d.: A cottage, buildings & yard in Smallgate, late in the occupation of
Henry Alfred Love & lately purchased of Mr John Garnham, adjoining the property belonging to
Noleth on the south; & the property belonging to William Moore on the east and north.
Rental

Amount of money paid 
It is clear that the original cottage was pulled down at this time and William Moore built himself a
billiard room on the site, near to his house, Number 1 Old Market.

 

Proprietor 
Garnham, John

Occupier 

 
House

 
 

Sum assessed
4s 7d

 

Love, GA 
6-8s 5d 1/2d

speculation
 
Beccles Paper 8 Jun 

BANKRUPTCY of William Moore [see Biography of William Moore - swindler]. The discovery of his
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL THAT Billiard Room.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

30 Sept
 
 
 
 
 
 

duplicity was made in March 1875.
SALE:  Trustee of Mr. WILLIAM MOORE’S Estate, FREEHOLD PROPERTY-
Lot 1.—A Genteel MODERN RESIDENCE In Smallgate Street, recently occupied by Mr. W. Moore,
with Convenient house, Stable, and Offices, and tastefully laid out Garden; [No 1 Old Market] 
also a MALT OFFICE, occupied by Messrs. Crisp and Son.
Lot 2.—A newly-erected OFFICE, also in Smallgate-street, 
Lot 3—A newly-erected BILLIARD ROOM and part of the OFFICES occupied by Messrs.  
Clowes and Clowes, with Ante-room, and entrance from Smallgate Street. [No 47 Smallgate]

INDENTURE between Edward Pitt Youell of Great Yarmouth, (banker) of the one part & John Read of
Beccles (auctioneer) of the other part. Whereas William Moore (printer) - bankrupt - was seized of
hereditaments - at a meeting of creditors, Edward Pitt Yoell chosen the Trustee. Public auction at the
White Lion in 1875. John Read the highest bidder for Lot 3 at 205: ALL THAT newly erected brick &
slated Billiard Room, with Ante Room & entrance from Smallgate Street wherein Nicholas Brunning
formerly dwelt, & wherein Joshua Clarke then since dwelt - with edifices, yards, part of the pump, late in
the occupation of -- Sharman and then of John Love.
MORTGAGE: John Read paid 150 by Robert Jaman at 5% - and John Read grants Robert Jarman

adjoining Lot 1. [No 49 Smallgate]
15 April 
 

Messrs Robert Jarman to Miss Delia Woods - transfer of mortgage.
SALE: Smallgate, late Robert Jarman
LOT 2: Residence in two tenements occupied by Mr A Williman and Mr DH Miller as Residence and
Hairdresser; Residence & hairdresser’s shop  on the North side occupied by Mr WB Smith, & a small
Residence and Shoe Shop on the south side occupied by Mr WG Scott at the .aggregate Rental of
36-5s
ADVERTISEMENT: WR Smith thanks for support for past three years. He has opened a private room
for the convenience of Ladies & Children: singeing & shampooing. Open 8am -8.30pm. Partner Mr W
Robey, late of Richmond, Surrey.
Families can be waited upon at their own residences.
John Read agreed to sell hereditaments to Jonathan Mobbs, (an auctioneer’s clerk) at price of 215. But
190 still due on security.
INDENTURE between Jonatan Nobbs, (auctioneer’s clerk) & Delia Woods  of  Ingate Lodge, Beccles
(spinster).
INDENTURE  between Jonathan Nobbs (formerly auctioneer’s clerk, now printer) & Alfred Woods
(gent) of Beccles. Mortgage of 190.
MORTGAGE Alfred Woods, Esq - to Jessy Jemima Nobbs, wife of Jonathan Mobbs. Mortgage of
190.
Jessie Jemima Nobbs of 41 Station Road, (widow) & Walter Nobbs of Loddon, (relieving officer)

22 Mar 
East Suff Gaz 7 May 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, Jul 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 Jan 
 
6 Jan 

 
 
 

15 Aug 

 
 

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1929 
 
1929 
1956 
 
1956 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

representatives of Jonathan Nobbs, late of Beccles.
6 Aug 1926 to Jessie. Printing Office & Workshops occupied by Nobbs & Goat (printers).
(Jonathan Nobbs died March 1926.)
Jessie Jemima Nobbs died. Premises to be sold. Jessie’s brother, Walter Hill, and nephew Walter Nobbs,
exors.
Purchased by Rupert John Goate & Ernest John Goate - firm of Nobbs & Goate for 385
Lucretia Goate, widow of Edwin Rupert Goate of 51 Grove Road, (printer) & Edward Gilbert, solicitor,
the new Trustees.
EG Gilbert & ER Goate to HA Taylor, the new Trustee.

5 March 
 
14 Jun 
5 Oct 
 
30 Oct 

SMALLGATE 47
Read, John
Read, John
 
Nobbs, Jonathan 
Nobbs, J 

 
 
 

1881 
1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 

10  auction rooms 
 
 
18   printers 
business premises 

Read, Henry & James 
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
Goate, EW

auction room
printers
printers
printers

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs, Jonathan 
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
/
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
Nobbs & Goate 
Genieveve
Genieveve

printers
collector of taxes
printers
printers
printers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

printers
printers
printers
ladies’ hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser

 
 

SMALLGATE 49

Built by William Moore as Office by 1871 [probably built on part of Garden of 1 Old Market]
Listed Building:

Probably early 19th century [1871 - see above]. One Storey. Two arched recessed Windows with glazing bars radial at head. Yellow
brick with red panels. Arched entrance with recessed jambs and three pannel Door.

1871 
 
1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Sep 

COUNCIL: Paving Committee: New stone to be laid in place of Pavement removed in front of new
building erected by Mr Moore in Smallgate. Mr Moore to pay.

 
Beccles Paper 8 Jun 

BANKRUPTCY of William Moore [see Biography of William Moore - swindler]. The discovery of his
duplicity was made in March 1875.
SALE:  Trustee of Mr. WILLIAM MOORE’S Estate, FREEHOLD PROPERTY-
[see sale map under Old Market 1]
Lot 1.—A Genteel MODERN RESIDENCE In Smallgate Street, recently occupied by Mr. W. Moore,
with Convenient house, Stable, and Offices, and tastefully laid out Garden; [No 1 Old Market] 
also a MALT OFFICE, occupied by Messrs. Crisp and Son.
Lot 2.—A newly-erected OFFICE, also in Smallgate-street, 
Lot 3—A newly-erected BILLIARD ROOM and part of the OFFICES occupied by Messrs.  
Clowes and Clowes, with Ante-room, and entrance from Smallgate Street. [No 47 Smallgate]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

adjoining Lot 1. [No 49 Smallgate]

SMALLGATE 49
Copeman, Jas C 
Copeman, Jas C 
 
Copeman, Jas C 
Copeman 
 
 
 
 
Cadge, CR
 
 
 

1881 
1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 

10 
 
 
12 
offices 
 
 
 
 
24 
 
 
 

offices 
 
 
offices 
 
 
 
 
 
Offices 
 
 
 

Copeman, James
Copeman, James
Copeman & Cadge 
Cadge, Edward 
Cadge, Edward 
Copeman & Cadge 
Copeman, Cadge & Gilbert 
Cadge & Gilbert 
Cadge & Gilbert 
Cadge & Gilbert
Cadge & Gilbert 
Cadge & Gilbert 
Cadge & Gilbert 

 

solicitors
solicitors
no beds 
solicitors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 sitting 
no sleeping
solicitors

solicitors
solicitors

solicitors
solicitors
solicitors

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1965 
1974 

 
 

 
 

/
Waveney Towns Graphical Society

SMALLGATE 51?
 

 
1948 
 
 
Novella Enterprises 
electrical engineers
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SMALLGATE 2 now
Michael’s Cycles

The site of these two shops, numbers 2 & 4 Smallgate was owned by number 6 Newmarket (now Stead & Simpsons). Some time
after Miss Lillistone’s death in 1881the property was sold and  the stables and coach house were pulled down and and
subsequently rebuilt as shops.

before 1881 See no 6 Newmarket.

SMALLGATE 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smith, Gertrude 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
28   lock up shop 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Esling, Edwin
Esling, Edwin J 
Smith, Mrs Margaret 
Smith, Misses EE & G
Smith, ER & G
Smith, Misses EE & G
Darby, Claud 
Darby, Claud 
Darby, Claud 
Darby DL
CC Conversions 

 
 
tobacconists

stationer
tobacconist

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

tobacconists
 
 
 

tobacconist
tobacconist
tobacconist

 
builders

SMALLGATE 2.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smith, Gertrude 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
22   lock up shop 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Eastman’s Ltd 
Eastman’s Ltd 
Eastman’s Ltd 
Johnsn Bros
Johnson Bros 
Johnson Bros 
Johnson Bros 
Visionhire
Annabelle

butchers
butchers
butchers

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

dyers
dyers
dyers
television rental
ladies’ fashions [says 4]

 
 

SMALLGATE: West Side
MARKET STREET South Side

 
This building belonged to number 8 Newmarket until this century. (It may still do so)

Scott, Hy Jas 
CENSUS 1881

1881 
12 
Smith, Richard 
Tobacconist

Richard SMITH 
Margaret SMITH 
Elizabeth K. SMITH 
Richard SMITH 
Ethel J. SMITH 
Elizabeth MOORE 



 
 
 

38 
29 


8 m 
33 






Langton, Lincoln, England 
Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Son
Daur
Sister In Law 

Tobac/Ironmnger Assist Com Trav
Scholar
Tobacconist Shop Assistant

 
King’s Cambridge 
 
 

 

1896 
1904 
1907 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1990s 
2001 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Smith, Margaret 
Smith, Margaret 
Smith, Margaret 
Dare,  Arthur 
Dare,  Arthur 
Foster, Frank 
---
Mayfair Cards
Waveney District Offices

Tobacconist
Tobacconist
Tobacconist
Outfitter
Outfitter
Outfitter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE WEST SIDE North side (Market Street 3)
SMALLGATE (Market Street 3)
1917 
Beccles Paper 10 Apr 
DEATH OF CALEB CHASE aged 58. Suffering from asthma & bronchitis Stationer & Newsagent
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1933

 
 
 
 

in Market Street. As a young man he was employed in the Caxton Press, and was head clerk there
when he left to take over the business previously run by Mrs Arnoup & Mrs Jordan. He was for
several years Secretary of the Caxton Cricket Club & was one of the organizers of the Athletics  
Sports Meetings. Four of his sons are in the services.

 
 
 

Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT: HA Spashett, Bookseller, Newsagent, Stationer, Toy and Fancy Goods Dealer; Crest
China,  Purses,  Handbags,  Cricket  and  Tennis  Goods,  Fishing  Tackle;  Special  series  of  Postcards of
Beccles from my own Photograhs; Newspapers promptly delivered; Market Street & Smallgate (Opposite
the Public Hall), Beccles. Phone 78

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1904
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Chase, Caleb 
bookseller

Chase, Caleb 
Chase, Caleb 
Webster, HE 
Webster, HE 
Spashett, Harry A 
Joyce, Ernest & Co 
Joyce, Ernest & Co 
Wyman Marshall Ltd 
Cook, WJ

bookseller
bookseller
stationer
stationer
newsagent
newsagents
newsagents
newsagents
newsagent

 
MARKET STREET North Side 
See 10 New Market
on the north corner of Market Street & Smallgate; now Taber’s
This property belonged to the Crabbe family before it was bought to widen the road in 1864.
East Suffolk Gazette 5 July 1864.

“The whole of the property on the north side of Blower’s Lane has been purchased; and the buildings will be removed soon after
Michaelmas. Thus a spacious, convenient and safe approach to the Station will be made -- The Town will be improved in
appearance.
1880 

Beccles Paper 28 Dec 
ADVERTISEMENT: E Jordan, bookseller & stationer, at corner of Market & Smallgate Streets.

OWNER 
Crowfoot, Wm E 
Crowfoot, Wm E 
CENSUS 1881
Eliza JORDAN 
Thos JORDAN 
Rose CLARK 
Susan SOUTHGATE 
Crowfoot, Wm E 
Crowfoot, Wm M 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
1871 
1881 

 
20 
20 

 

OCCUPANT
Jordan, Eliz
Jordan, Eliz

 
 

Stationer 
Stationer 

 
 

MktSt
MktSt





1896 
1904 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

59 
19 
20 
18 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
 
 

London, Middlesex, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
London, Middlesex, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Chase, Caleb 
Chase, Caleb 
Webster, HE 
Spashett, Harry  
Joyce, Ernest 
Joyce, Ernest 
Wyman, Marshall  
Cook, WJ

Head 
Son 
Assistant
Serv 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stationer In Shop
Carpenter Apprentice
Stationer Assistant
Domestic Servant General
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt
MktSt

Bookseller
Bookseller
Stationer 
Stationer 
Newsagent
Newsagent
Newsagent
Newsagent

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
SMALLGATE 4

This  house  is  between  the shop on the corner of Market Street (Tabenham’s) and Gresham House beyond. It has now been
absorbed into the shop, its different roof line separates it outside. It was a house with
it appears to have only two storeys, the house has been built up higher than the surrounding buildings.

two low storeys in about 1900, but although

1914 
1914 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
FIRST WORLD WAR

A BECCLES MAN AT THE FRONT Private Tony Thirtle, [He was a Staff-Sergeant in 2nd
Norfolks, was wounded, but survived the war] Gymnasium instructor to the Fauconberge school,
and reservist 1st Norfolks, returned to Beccles on Monday night after the battle of Mons. He was
recalled to the colours on August the 5th, and after a days busy preparation at Norwich left with the
Norfolks for Belfast, where the colours were taken down and escorted to the cathedral for safe  
keeping.

 
 
 

Beccles Paper 15 Sep 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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1914 
 
 
 
 
 

PHOTOGRAPH of Five Beccles Soldiers wounded at Mons, sitting in the Churchyard: A Devereux
 
 
 
Denmark Road, Lance Corporal 1st Northumberland Fuseliers, Died of Wounds, September 29th
1918]

Beccles Paper 10 Nov 

[Private Northumberland Fueliers, wounded, discharged May 1915, 27 Blyburgate], A Thirtle [Staff
sergeant, 2nd Norfolks, wounded, 4 Smallgate
], A Betts [7th Norfolks], J Barber [Private, 1st  
Norfolks, wounded, discharged April 1916, 68 Northgate], W Youngs [probably RW Youngs of 28

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hindes, Richard 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
/

/
 
 
12 
 
 
 
 

 
Baker, James H

 
 
Ho 
 
 
 
 

Thirtle, Anthony
Poll, Stephen
Spalding, Mrs
Spalding, Mrs
Poll, Stephen [says 6]
Hewitt, Mrs [says 6a]
Canham, Percy [says 6a]

 
 
 
 
 
 

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SMALLGATE  6, 6a & 8

 No 6 & 6a Listed Building:  18th Century, with alterations. 2 Storeys & Attic. Stucco First Floor, on brick. Pantiles. Four Windows:
sash with glazing bars & flush-frames. Somewhat modern shop front, with central & side entrances in wood case. Group value.

1522 
 
and  
to  
was  
 
 
 
 
 
assign
the  
hereof.
 
 
 

1858 & 1863 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1865 
 
1863 ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1878 
1889 
 
1889 
 
 
 
 
 
1894 
 
 
1896 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
either 6 or 10.]: The said Thomas grants to Richard the tenement which he bought from Thomas
Ingate lying in Blyburgate.  [This house]
Richard undertakes to “piece and make whole two solars in all the plaunchering [plastering] work
that belongeth to the same. And also board for two windows for the shop [sliding windows for the
 

 
 
 

Deed of Exchange between Richard Tyde, Beccles and Thomas Hyll of the same town. The said
Richard grants to Thomas the tenement, with appurtenances which he bought from John Pyke
which was formerly Thomas Wyld’s, as it lies in Beccles next to the house formerly belonging
William Stanley, Esq., now belonging to John Bowes, gent. [Bowes owned 8 Smallgate, so this

Beccles Deed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

workshop] . A door for the solar in the same. And a piece of timber for a bench in the same
treatment. Thomas agrees to “lay down and deliver to the said Richard Tyde where he shall
them three loads of thick rushes to the use of the said Richard by the first day of March. And
other three loads to be delivered at the Feast of St Peter the advinda next ensuing the date

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Trustee of Charles Dashwood, Esq) for 260 devised in her will:
 
 
 
 
 

[In the 1524 Tydd paid  on goods valued at 20; Hill paid on goods valued at 1-15s, Pyke on goods
valued at 5; Wyld at goods valued at 2; Ingate at goods valued at 10; Bowes was dead by then,
but his widow was valued at 20. It is probable that he was Steward of the Manor of Beccles]

Anne Crickmay, late of Beccles, widow had mortgage of Robert Dashwood, of Beccles, surgeon (a

Deed

 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THOSE her messuages in Smallgate, converted into four tenements, then or late in the occupation
of L Ottey, - Durrant, Redelpha Grigson & - Lant, with the paved yard & pump.
Appointed executors: GH Crickmay, Robert Jarman to sell premises and divide the money between her
seven children. She died 9 May 1863.
Money borrowed from S & H Meen to repay mortgage.

Beccles Paper 11 Jul 

SALE: Trustees of late Mrs Ann Crickmay: Four freehold houses in Smallgate in occupation of Mrs
 
 
 
 
 
 
Westminster, Edward Crickmay of Kensington, surgeon & GH Crickmay, John Wm Ewing of Eaton,  
nurseyman & Anna Elizabeth, his wife, Emma Louisa Ottey of Beccles, widow & Ellen Harriet the wife  
of Robert Jarman of the THIRD PART
 
 
 

 

Ottey, Mr Durrant, Miss Grigson & Mr Lant. Aggregate Rental 32.
INDENTURE between
Sophia Meen, spinster & Harriet Meen, spinster, both of Beccles of the FIRST PART,
George Henry Crickmay, of Eaton Road, Norfolk, nurseryman & Robert Jarman of Beccles, printer of
SECOND PART,
Charles Crickmay of 3 Sutherland Place, Pimlico, William Crickmay of 45 Parliament Street,

Deed  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Robert Jarman of the FOURTH PART
George Bellamy Angell, of Beccles, gent FIFTH PART
Robert Jarman bought the properties for 360

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: Furniture of Mrs Durrant, deceased, late of Smallgate.
 
Thomas Augusts Woodroffe, builder
 
 
 
 
 
Scott & William Robert Smith

Deed  
Death of Robert Jarman. Executors: his sons: William Frederick Jarman &Albert Henry Jarman also
 

INDENTURE between WF Jarman of Wepener, Orange Free State, South Africa, draper & Albert
Henry Jarman of Norwich, draper & TA Woodrffe of ONE PART
AH Jarman the OTHER PART
for 430
ALL THAT Messuage in Smallgate in the occupation of Albert Williman, Donald Miller, William G

Deed 16 Dec

 
 
 
 
 

FIRE in Mr WR Smith’s Shop (hairdresser)  in SMALLGATE almost opposite the White Lion Fire
Brigade put out the fire after three quarters of an hour.  The large beams under the ceiling were all
burnt through. In the room above the shop the furniture was badly damaged by water.
 

Beccles Paper 17 Jul 

 
 

 
Deed  
INDENTURE between
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
61

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jarman.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert John Jarman of Ladbrooke Road, Notting Hill, licensed victualer FIRST PART
Arthur George Jarman of Beccles, Printer SECOND PART [b 1855]
William F Jarman of Kolo, Basutoland, South Africa, store keeper THIRD PART [b 1858]
Charles Edward Jarman of Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Australia, gentleman FOURTH PART [b 1859]
Ellen Catherine, wife of Arthur Ewing of Toronto, Canada FIFTH PART [b 1856]
Alice Mary Jarman, spinster of Toronto, Canada SIXTH PART [b 1861 twin]
AH Jarman, of the SEVENTH PART [b 1861 twin]
WF Jarman, AH Jarman & TA Woodroffe EIGHTH PART
Those of the first seven parts all children of Robert Jarman living at the time of his death. All entitled to
share of his estate. Property offered for sale by public auction, but no bid obtained equal to reserve of
430.
All parties concerned agreed they had received their share and were satisfied with the sale to AH

1897 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1902 
 
1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1918 
1958 
 
 
 

Deed 6 Jan 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE between
Albert Henry Jarman, of Norwich, commercial traveller, ONE PART
Robert Tilney of Beccles, gunmaker the OTHER PART
for 470
ALL THOSE four freehold Messuages in Smallgate, formerly used one messuage, now in the  
occupation of William George Scott, James Read, Elizabeth Welsford & William Robert Smith
ORIENTATIONS: a passage leading to hereditaments of WM Crowfoot NORTH
Hereditaments belonging to WM Crowfoot, occupied by Caleb Chase SOUTH
Smallgate EAST
Hereditaments of WM Crowfoot WEST
Robert Tilney died. By his will bequeathed all his property to his wife, Elizabeth Tilney and his son
Harry Tilney in equal shares

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper Feb 

SALE: 25 February 1902:  Mrs Elizabeth Tilney & Mr Harry Tilney
 
 
Bedrooms, three Attics, Bath Room   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Block of Brick & glazed tile Houses with plaster fronts:
‘Gresham House’: Two large front Sitting Rooms, cloak room, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, four good

 
and
Dwelling House: two Living Rooms, Scullery, two bedrooms with passage under. [Smallgate 6a]
and 
on north side: in same style, Dwelling House & Shop, Kitchen, three Bedrooms.
The whole having a frontage of 66ft to Smallgate.  
Occupied as two tenements, Comprised a dwelling house on the south side, and a dwelling house and  
shop on the north side.  [Withdrawn at 400]
Death of Elizabeth Tilney
INDENTURE: Peter Cooper & Jack Woodward representatives of Richard Hindes late of 5 Frederick’s
Road, retired builder, who died in 1957. Property to Elsie May West of 10 Smallgate, wife of Fredeick
George West
ALL THOSE three messuages 6, 6a & 8 Smallgate

 
 
 
[Smallgate 6]
 
 
Rent 54   
 
[Smallgate 8]
Deed Apr 23

 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 6, 6a & 8 part A  

Crickmay, John 
Crickmay, exors 
Crickmay exors 
Jarman, Robert 
Jarman, Robt 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

5.05 
5.05 
 



 

Crickmay, John
Piper late
Hindes, Edward 
Durrant, Hannah
Woolnough, Jn 

Vet?
Whitesmith
 
Sma DH

John WOOLNOUGH 
Sarah WOOLNOUGH


42 
44 


Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 

Whitesmith Journeyman
Tilney, Harry 
1896 
 
Johnson, Robt 
 
 
Sma DH
SMALLGATE 6, 6a & 8 part B
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
62

Crickmay, John 
Crickmay, exors 
Crickmay,  exors 
Jarman, Robert 
Jarman, Robt 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

5.05 
5.05 
8.15 
7.05 
7.05 





Houghton, James
George, Rebecca
Gregson, Redelpha
Gregson, Redelpha
Austin, Alf

 
 
 
Cabinet Maker 
Sma DH

Alfred A. AUSTIN 
Emily AUSTIN 
Alfred A. AUSTIN 
Louisa AUSTIN 



 
 

31 
31 

7 m 




Hastings, Sussex, England 
Devonport, Devon, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 

Cabinet Maker Journeyman
Tailoress

Tilney, Harry 
1896 
 
Read, Jas 
 
 
 
Sma DH

1914-18
 

 
FIRST WORLD WAR
 
Archie Read enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was a Private and died of Wounds on 7 April 1918
SMALLGATE 6, 6a & 8 part C

Crickmay, John 
Crickmay, exors 
Crickmay, exors 
Jarman, Robert 
Jarman, Robt 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

4.10 
3-10 
5.05 
6.05 
6.05 





Jones, Thomas
Bobbett, Elizabeth
Johnson late
Thirtle, James
Scarlett, Mrs 

 
 
Sma DH

William SCARLETT 
Mary SCARLETT 
Harriott GLADILL 
Redelpha GRIGSON 




41 
44 
50 
60 




Laxfield, Suffolk, England 
London Islington, Middlesex, England 
London Islington, Middlesex, England 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England 

Head 

Carpenter
Wife 
Sister In Law 
Annuitant

No Occupation
Lodger 
Tilney, Harry 
1896 
 
Harman, Scott 
 
 
Sma DH
SMALLGATE 6, 6a & 8 part D
1863
Beccles Paper 23 Jun 
SALE: Furniture of of late Mrs Ann Crickmay, Post Office

Crickmay, John 
Crickmay, exors 
Crickmay, exors 
Jarman, Robert 
Jarman, Robt 
Tilney, Harry 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 

6.10 
6.15 
8.15 


 






Crickmay, Edward
Crickmay, John
Crickmay, Ann
Larke, Henry
Edwards, Eliz 
Smith, W 

Milliner 
Hairdresser

 
 

Sma DH
Sma DH 

 
No 7 1892
GRESHAM HOUSE Combining four parts A B C & D, but without No 8 Smallgate

1914 
 
 

 
 
re-enlisted in the Royal Air Force.

FIRST WORLD WAR
FG Felmingham enlisted in 1914. He was a Private in the 5th Suffolks. He was discharged in March 1919 and

Tilney, R 
 
 
Tilney, H 

 
 
 
 

1904 
1907 
1902 
1906 

 
 
 
dwelling & school 


 
 

Hayes, Mrs
Hayes, Mrs
Hayes, Mrs & the Misses 
Hayes, Mrs

 
 

Girls’ School  
Girls’ School 

 

Sma DC
Gresham House

 
girls’ school
7 sitting 

 

8 beds 
girls’ school

14 occupants

 
 
 
 
Hindes, Richard 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
24 

 
 
 
 
Ho 

Hayes, Mrs & Misses 
Felmingham, Fred 
Felmingham, Mrs
Read, Mrs
Wright, William

boot maker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Hood, Wm George
Francis, Mrs RK

 
 
 

 
 
 

Orton’s 
Allan’s 
Michelle’s

 
 
 

footwear
hairdresser
ladies’ hairdresser

Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
63
SMALLGATE 8

Listed Building:
17th century with alterations. 2 storeys and attic. 1 flush frame multi-light casement, at 1st floor, with glazing bars. Stucco, painted.
Pantiles. Pedimented casement dormer. Small shop window with wood case with consoles. 6 panel entrance door with wood case.
Brick plinth, painted.

1914-1918  
1914 
 
1916 
 

 
 
 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Albert V Pluck enlisted in 1914. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Tank Corps. He was discharged in April
1919.
Reginald H Pluck enlisted in 1916. He was a Private in the East Kent Buffs. He was discharged in May
1919

 
 
 
 

Tilney, Rich 
Tilney, H 

 
1906 

1904 
dwelling & shop 

 


Pluck, Thomas 

Pluck 

 
2 beds 

Tailor 
2 sitting & shop 

 

Sma DD 
5 occupants

Walk C

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Hindes, Richard 
 
 
 
 
 
1902 

1907 
1912 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 
 
 
 
20   Ho & shop 
 
 
 
 
 
boot maker

 
 
 
 
 

Pluck, Thomas 
Pluck, Thomas 
Pluck, Mrs J 
Pluck, Mrs J 
Pluck,  Miss Olive 
Pluck, Olive
Pluck,  Miss Olive 
Pluck,  Miss Olive 
Pye, EC 
{ Junes 
{ Bedwell Graham

Tailor
Tailor
 
 
Confectioner

 
 
 
 

confectioner
confectioner

1933+ 
 
 
 
 
 
Scott Harman, Wm 

1936 
1948 
1965 
1974 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 

Confectioner
Confectioner
Confectioner 
Confectioner

 
 

 
 
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
64
SMALLGATE 10

This was part of the property owned by the owners of 10 Newmarket that stretched down as far as Smallgate and include the entire
north side of Market Street. It was demolished in 1977. It appears to have been a mid 19th ceentury white brick and shallow pitched
slate roof building.
1892 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 2 Aug 

LOT 4: [No 10?] SMALLGATE late George Boast: TRADE PREMISES Good Dwelling House, large
Brick Boarded and Tiled Building in two floors each 29ft by 20ft, Yards and other Buildings, as in the  
occupation of WM Crowfoot, Esq or undertenant. Formerely used as a Builder’s & Carpenter’s  
business.
 

 
 
 
 

 
[Purchased WM Crowfoot 225]

1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1914-1918 
 

Deed 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Death of William Miller Crowfoot.
In his will he leaves to his wife Catherine Anne Crowfoot & my daughter Amy Vaughan Wood Hill and
my son in law Henry Gilbert Wood Hill: I devise my Messuage in the Newmarket Place now occupied
by my sister Mary Susannah Crowfoot and the Surgery, Stables and other buildigs and yard in Market
Street, Beccles now occupied by George Raymond Fox and Henry Gilbert Wood Hill to my daughter
Amy Vaughan Wood Hill
ALSO the cottage in Smallgate occupied by George Foster.
FIRST WORLD WAR
EJ Burgess was a Sergeant in the 5th Suffolks

 
[Probably the correct premises?]

Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
CENSUS 1881

 
 
 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


8.05 
17.10 
18 
18 





Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Boast, Geo
Lockwood, Jn 

 
 
 
 

Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Builder master 

 
 
 
 

Sma DD
Sma DD
Sma DD
Sma DD
Sma DD

Jonath LOCKWOOD 
Joanna LOCKWOOD 
John LOCKWOOD 
Prscilla LOCKWOOD
Ester LOCKWOOD 
Ernest LOCKWOOD 
Eliza ROE



 
 
 
 
15 

43 
36 
12 


3 m 







Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Combs, Suffolk, EnglandWife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Builder Master Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys

Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Son
Domestic Servant General

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Servant 

Crowfoot, Dr 
 

1906 
1907 

dwelling 
 

 

Foster, George 
Foster, George

2 beds 
2 sitting 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 
Hindes, Richard 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
16    Ho & Bldgs 
 
 
 

 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 

Foster, George
Burgess, Edward John
Burgess, Edward John
Burgess, Edward
Burgess, Edward John
Phillippo, Arthur
[see 10.2]

 
 
 

 
 
 

These buildings have not been identified.

SMALLGATE 10.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 
1977 

Ratcliff, Harry 
Bon Marche 
West, Frederick G 
West, Frederick 
West, Frederick G
West Frederick G

upholsterer
grocers
cycle repairs
cycle repairs [now called 10]

demolished
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
65
SMALLGATE 12
See 2A The Walk 
(This was destroyed in 1973.  See photograph.)

Listed Building (but destroyed):
Probably 18th century, altered. 2 Storey. Brick, plastered and painted. Gable to road with cusped barge boards. Pantiles. 2 windows,
near-flush-frame sash, now with central glazing bars only. 19th century shop front with wood case with consoles.

1858 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 4 May 

SALE by Mr Fenn at White Lion, Freehold in Smallgate
LOT 1: A Messe in two dwellings, with Workshop, Offices, Yard, in occupation of Mr F Brown and Mr
W Carter. Yearly Rent 12.
*LOT 2: Cottages & Buildings separated from Lot 1 by a passage, in the occupation of
Suckling Hunt, [Rix’s Rogues Biography: Suckling Hunt: Smuggler & Poacher. Travels to and fro
between Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Beccles, Bungay & Harleston & is ostensibly a hay dealer]

John Simpson & others.
Elligibly situated next the street and nearly opposite the White Lion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

1902 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
and having a Frontage of 19 feet upon Smallgate Street, with Workshop in the rear, and
DWELLING~HOUSE,,,containing Sitting Room, Kitchen with Stove, Oven and Two Large  
Closets,  Pantry, Scullery with Sink and Waterworks Water laid on, and Copper; Coal Closet, and Back  
Passage with Side Entrance; Four good Bedrooms and Box Room. 
 
 
Tenants Rent of 20 and the stabling is occupied by Mr. Henry Paddle, as a Quarterly Tenant at the  
Annual Rent  of 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: Late CF Parker:
LOT 4: a) Brick & Tiled Tiled Double-Fronted Shop, 15ft by 13ft. 6in., fitted with Stove and Closet,

Sale 16 Aug

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

STABLING in rear of above consisting of Two-stall Stable, and Gig House with Loft over.The Shop
and Dwelling-house are now in the occupation of the Beccles Water and Gas Company
, as Yearly

This Lot is sold subject to all such rights of way with or without Horses, Carts and Carriages to and
from the hereditaments formerly of Charles Dashwood and Robert Dashwood respectively as are
lawfully used or enjoyed by the owners of the said premises or by their tenants. And subject to rights of
way at all times with or without Horses, Carts and Carriages for the owners and occupiers of Lot 3 and
5 respectively, to and from Smallgate Street as shews on the Plan. And subject to a right until the 6th
day of April 1903, but no longer for the occupiers of Lot 5 of access to and using the Privy now  
standing in the yard attached to this Lot.
And subject to rights for the owners of the adjoining messuage the property of Mr. C. H. Durrant. and
 the owners of Lot 3 and 5 of laying and maintaining drains and sewers into Smallgate Street and of
access to such drains and sewers for the purpose of repairing and cleansing the same and for all other
reasonable purposes.
OUTGOING :—Land Tax as assessed.
[Purchased Archer 350]

SMALLGATE 12 
See 2A The Walk

Armitage, Exors 
Armitage, exors 
Manthorpe, WG 
Kent, Alf 
Waterman, Jn 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

10 

3.10 





Alcock, W
Pells, Jn 
Bird, Geo
Barber, Sarah 
Barber, Matilda 

 
 
 

Blacksmith
Hay Dealer
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Sma DF
Sma DF

Walk C
Walk C
Walk C

 

Martha BARBER 
Fred FOYSTER 
Louisa FOYSTER 
William FOYSTER 
Emma FOYSTER 




 
 

56 
37 
35 





Beccles, Suffolk, England 
All Saints, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Bro In Law
Sister 
Nephew 
Niece 

Washerwoman
Gardener Journeyman
Dressmaker
Scholar

SMALLGATE 12

1873 
 

Beccles Paper, 17 Jun 

WATER WORKS: Management will be carried on by Mr Read Crisp. Applications for laying on  
services & for supply of water - in Office in Smallgate.

 
 
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
66
1878 
Beccles Paper 5 Nov 
OFFICE of late Beccles Brewery Company removed to Waterworks Office in Smallgate.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1954 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Water & Gas Co
Beccles Water & Gas Co
Beccles Water & Gas Co
Beccles Water & Gas Co
Beccles Water & Gas Co
[see 10.2]

According to the Suvey of 1906 this was number 12 also
SMALLGATE 12

1914-1918 
1917 
1917 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Arthur WE Etteridge enlisted in 1917. He was a L/A/C in the Royal Air Force
Edmund W Etteridge enlisted in 1917. He was a Corporal in thr Royal Air Force

 
 

 
 

 
 
Leggett, J

 
 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Etheridge, Edmund 
gasfitter

dwelling & shop 
 

Etheridge, Edmund 
Etheridge, Edmund 

3 beds 
gasfitter

2 sitting & shop 
7 occupants

 
 
 
 
Legget, Arthur 
 
Beccles Gas Co 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
35   Ho, shop, room 
 
22   Shop, room 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Etheridge, Edmund 
Etheridge, Edmund  
Etheridge, Edmund 
Etheridge, Edmund
Forder, F 
Forder, J 
Keely, Robert 
Keely, Robert 
Keely, BW

gasfitter
gasfittere
gasfitter

 
 
 
corn & seed merchant

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

saddler
saddler
leather goods dealer

 
demolished 1973?

 
 
SMALLGATE 12    See 2A The Walk

Armitage, Exors 
Armitage, exors 
Manthorpe, WG 
Kent, Alf 
Waterman, Jn 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

1.10 
1.05 
11.05 
12 
8.10 





Browne, Mary 
Barnard, Sarah 
Neeve, Thos 
Quill, Thos
Petersen, Carl 

 
Pauper 
 
 
Tailor master 

 
 
 
 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 
 
Sma DF 
Sma DF

Walk C
Walk C
Sma DF 
Walk C

Walk C
 
 

Carl PETERSEN 
Jane PETERSEN 
Carl PETERSEN 
Walter PETERSEN 
Henry DARKE 




 

49 
53 
15 
13 
23 





Hamburg (F), Germany
Kingston, Surrey, England 
Kingston, Surrey, England 
Kingston, Surrey, England 
Kingston, Surrey, England 

Head 

Tailor Master Employing 3 Men
Wife
Son 
Son 
Stepson 

Tailor Son Apprentice
Scholar
Printer Warehouse Woman

Leggett 
 
1904 
 
Beccles Water Co 
 
 
Sma DF 
Chequers

Armitage, Exors 
Armitage, exors 

1841 
1851 

1.10 
1.05 


Spall, late
Hunt, Suckling 

 

 
Fishmonger

 
 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 

Walk C
Walk C

1864 
of Mr

Beccles Paper  

 
Neeve, surgeon. Also a cottage adjoining. Apply Mr S Bellward

SALE: Dwelling House with Gig House & Stable opposite the White Lion late in the occupation
 
 
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
67
SMALLGATE 14 & 16  (These have now been destroyed)

1858 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 4 May 

SALE by Mr Fenn at White Lion, Freehold in Smallgate
* LOT 1: A Messe in two dwellings, with Workshop, Offices, Yard, in occupation of Mr F Brown and
Mr W Carter. Yearly Rent 12.
LOT 2: Cottages & Buildings separated from Lot 1 by a passage, in the occupation of Suckling Hunt,
John Simpson & others.
Elligibly situated next the street and nearly opposite the White Lion.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1902 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sale 16 August 

SALE: Late CF Parker: LOT 5. BRICK AND TILED DOUBLE COTTAGE, Having a Frontage of  
25ftt upon Smallgate Street, each containing Front Sitting Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery with  
Waterworks Water laid on, and Two Bedrooms, and a detached Brick and Tiled Washhouse.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The above are now in the occupation of Mr. Henry Paddle and Mrs. Sarah Woolnough, as Quarterly
Tenants at the aggregate Annual Rent of 16, the Landlord paying Rates.
The Purchaser of this Lot will have the right of way and of laying drains or sewers over Lot 4 . and the
temporary right of using the Privy on that Lot above mentioned.
OUTGOINGS : Land Tax as assessed.; Free Rent Manor of Beccles  5d 1/2d.
[Purchased Mills 270]

SMALLGATE 14 
See 2A The Walk

1914-1918 
 
 
1968 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
George Taylor enlisted in 1915. He was a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers. He was discharged in May
1919
14 & 16 Smallgate: Masters & Skevens lease from Borough Council 

 
 

 
 
Low Rec Off 33/1E/5/1/8

Armitage, Exors 
Armitage, exors 
Eade, Frank
Parker, Chas 
Parker, Chas 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


4.10 






Bullock, Edw 
Hooke, Mary 
Leavold, Thos 
Leavold, Thos 
Beales, Jas

 
Fancy Repository 
Tailor 
Tailor 
Bill Poster

 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Sma DF 

Walk C
Walk C
Walk C
Walk C
Walk C

 

 
 
 

 

James BEALES 
Maria BEALES 


45 
42 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife 

Bill Poster
Parker, Chas 
1896 
Beales, Jas
 
Bill Poster
 
Sma DF 
Walk C

SMALLGATE 14
 
Tilney, Rich 
 
Mills, M 

 

1902 
 
1907 
1906 

 
1904 
 
dwelling 

 
 
 
 

Paddle, Walter

Lambert, Mrs
Taylor, George 

Pluck 
 
Tailor 
 
Sma DF 
Walk C

 
 

2 beds 
3 sitting 
5 occupants

 
 
 
Mills, Mark
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
13 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Ho 
 
 
 
 

Taylor, George
Taylor, George
Turner, Ernest
Myhill, Mark
Wright, Louis Murrell
Wright, Louis Murrell
Wright, Louis Murrell
Moore, Frank T

 
 
demolished ?
SMALLGATE 16 
See 2A The Walk

1914-1918 
1916 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Ernest B Shiplee enlisted in 1916. He was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He was discharged in
February 1919

 
 

Armitage, Exors 
Armitage, exors 
Eade, Frank

1841 
1851 
1861 

6.00 
4.10 



Smith, Wm
Hayward, Jn 
Murray, EJ

 

Hair Dresser 
 
 

 
 
Sma DF 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 
Walk C

Walk C
Walk C

Cordwainer
 

 
 
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David Lindley, 1990-2005
 
 
 
 
 
68

Parker, Chas 
Parker, Chas 
CENSUS 1881

1871 
1881 



Woolnough, Jos 
Woolnough, Jos 

Engine Fitter 
Engine Fitter 

Sma DF 
Sma DF 

Walk C
Walk C

Josph WOOLNOUGH
Susan WOOLNOUGH
Jane BRADY 



66 
67 
13 



Halesworth, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Grand Daur

Engine Fitter (Journeyman)
Domestic Servant General

Parker, Chas 
SMALLGATE 16
 
 
 
Mills, M 

1896 
Woolnough 
 
Engine Fitter 
Sma DF 
Walk C

 
 
 
 

1902 } 
1902 } 
1904
1906 

 
 

 
 

Woolnough, John
Scarlett, Mrs

 
 

 
 

Edwards, Miss E 
Edwards, Mrs 

2 beds 
dress maker

2 sitting  
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
Mills, Mark
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
12   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Ho 
 
 
 
 

Bickers, LouisH
Shiplee, Ernest
Shiplee, Ernest
Mills, Mark
Mills, Mark
Mills, Mrs H
Mills, Mrs H
Roberts, Alan

 
 
 
demolished ?

SMALLGATE 16.1
1907 

Stannard, Jas
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69
SMALLGATE 18 & 20

These buildings have been pulled down & the site is part of the Co-Op Stores
1817 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: 3rd property in Sale (not divided into Lots?)
No 18:  Comfortable & genteel dwelling near the above [Nos 5 & 6 The Walk], Parlour, Keeping Room,
Kitchen, wash-house, cellar, domestic offices, good Bedchambers, small Garden, in occupation of
Robert Jarman [printer]
No 20:  Comfortable & genteel dwelling adjoining, as above, in occupation of John Swan
All freehold Apply JT Allcock of Halesworth
SALE: 25 February 1918; Mrs Elizabeth Tilney & Mr Harry Tilney
Well built brick and tile Double Residence Nos 18 & 20 Smallgate:
No 18: Front Sitting Room, Back Sitting Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Cellar, four Bedrooms
No 20: Two Front Sitting Rooms, Back Room with small Conservatory adjoining, Scullery, Cellar, four
Bedrooms; Yard with brick and tile stable & brick corrugated iron Lean-to, Poultry House.
Frontage of 53ft. Rent 33.
[ Sold to Mr GM Riches for the Co-Operative Society which the property adjoins for 525]

 
 
 
 
 
1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Tilney, Harry 
1896 
 
Johnson, Robt 
 
 
Sma DH

SMALLGATE 18
1914-1918 
1916 
 

 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Harold J Beazer enlisted in 1916. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Inniskillings. He was discharged in
March 1919

 
 

 
Tilney, R 
 
Tilney, H 

 
 
 
 

1902 
1904 
1904
1906 

 
15 

 

Tilney, Harry
Tilney, Mrs

 
 
 
Sma DH

dwelling 
 

 

Tilney, Mrs
Tilney, Mrs

 
4 beds 
3 sitting 
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
Beccles Co-Op 
Beccles Co-Op 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
21  Ho Shop Prem 
19  Ho Shop Prem 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Pearson, Mrs
Loney, William J
Loney, William J
Beccles Co-Op
Manning, Mrs
[says Rye, Mrs see 20]
Hewitt, Jack
Hewitt, Jack
Alden, Miss HE [says 18a]

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Mills, Mark
 
1904 
Lambert, Eleanor 
 
 
Sma DH
SMALLGATE 18.3

Tilney, Harry 
Mills, Mark

1896 
1904 

 


Harman, Scott 
Edwards, Eliz 

 
Milliner 

 
 

Sma DH
Sma DH

 
SMALLGATE 20

1914-1918 
1914 
 
1914 
 

 
 
 
 
 

FIRST WORLD WAR
Percy C Rye enlisted in 1914. He was a Lance Corporal in the 7th City of Londons. He was discharged
in February 1919
Harry Rye enlisted in 1914. He was a 2nd Air Mechanic in the Royal Air Force. He was discharged in
March 1919

 
 
 
 

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70

1914 
 

 
 

 
 

Augustus S Aldred enlisted in 1916. He was a Bombdier in the RGA. He was discharged in January
1919.

Tilney, R 
 
 
Tilney, H 

 
 
 
 

1904 
1902 
1904
1906 

15 
/

Bardwell, Miss 
Servants Regstry 
Sma DH

dwelling 
 

 

Rye, JR 
Rye, Joseph

 
4 beds 
3 sitting 
7 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
Beccles Co-Op 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1933+ 
1948 

 
 
 
 
 
40   retail shop 

 
 
 
 

Rye, Joseph
Rye, Mrs
Rye, Mrs
Rye, Mrs [says 18]

Beccles Co-Op 
This was not part of the original Co-Op development. It was probably added after 1936

 

1914 
 
1914 
 
 

ADVERTISEMENT: Beccles Co-Op; Bargains for everybody; A superb Collection of China,  
Earthenware & CoarseBrown Ware. Rock bottom prices. Smallgate
ADVERTISEMENT: Beccles W.M. Co-operative Society Ltd, Supplies the Best of Everything:  
Drapery, Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing, Furnishing, Boots & Shoes, Coals Coals, Groceries,  
Bread & Pastry. All of the Best Quality. Boot Repairs Promptly executed. Smallgate, Beccles.

Beccles Paper 6 Jan 
 
 
Beccles Paper 4 Aug 

 
 

 
 

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71
SMALLGATE 22
& 24 
This is now part of the Co-Op
 

Co-Op Building designed by Arthur Pells. It bears the date 1899 ? on the part of the building on the south side of Rook’s Lane. See
List 17 of  Pells drawings No 13 also List 18 No 35 the Bakery & 36 Stable addition. These date from 1899

SMALLGATE 22

Barnard, Mrs 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 

5.50 
5.15 

6.10 




Groom, Geo 
Ellis, Jas 
Piper, Isaac
Lawes, Jn

Beer House
Shoemaker
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ

 
 
 

William LAWS 
Harriett MARSHALL 
Sarah LAWS 
Annie LAWS 
Harriet LAWS 
Herbert LAWS 
Barnard, MV 




 
 
 
1881 

52 
49 
48 
12 
10 

6.10 







Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lawes, Sarah 

Head 
Sister 
Sister In Law 
Niece 
Niece 
Nephew 
 

Post Rural Letter (Carrier CSM)
Nurse (SMS)

Tailoress

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Sma DJ

 
Youngs, Peter 
1896 
 
Work Mens Club 
 
 
Sma DJ

SMALLGATE 22 Beccles Working Men’s  Co-operative Association]
 
Work Mens Club 
Co-operative Soc 

 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
100 
shop & stores 

 

Co-Op 
Work Mens Club 
Co-operative stores 

Cousins, Sidney, manager

 
no slleeping

 
Sma DJ

 
 
 
 
Beccles Co-Op 
Beccles Co-Op 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
208 & 184  Shop 
100   Butchery 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Co-Op 
Cole, Walter W 
Snowden, Robert 
Snowden, Robert 
Beccles Co-Op 
Beccles Co-Op
Swindells, EW 
Swindells, EW 
Swindells, EW 
Swindells, EW 

 

Aldous, John,  manager
secretary
secretary
secretary

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

secretary
general manager & secretary
general manager & secretary
general manager & secretary

SMALLGATE 22.1

Barnard, Mrs 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, MV 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

5.05 
4.15 

6.10 
6.10 





Barnard, Rod 
Turrell, Geo 
Jackson, Wm 
Ayers, Sarah 
Simmonds, Geo 

Lodging House 
Carrier 
 
 
Labourer 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ

 
 
 
 

George SIMMONDS 
Sarah J. SIMMONDS 
Rob SIMMONDS 
Fanny SIMMONDS 



 
 

28 
28 

2 m 




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

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 

Labourer General
Scholar

Youngs, Peter 
Work Mens Club 

1896 
1904 

 
 


Work Mens Club 
Work Mens Club 

 
 

 
 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ

SMALLGATE 22.2

Barnard, Mrs 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, MV 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


4.15 

6.10 
6.10 





Bird, Ben 
Cone, Chas
Goffin, Jn 
Goffin, Jn 
Harvey, Hen J 

 
 
 
 

 
Police Inspector 
 
 
Cordwainer

 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ

 
 
 

Henry J HARVEY 
May E. HARVEY 
William E. HARVEY 
Fred HARVEY 
Ada E. HARVEY 



 
 
 

28 
31 






Shadingfield, Suffolk, England 
Mutford, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
Daur 

Cordwainer

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

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Alice M. HARVEY 
 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Daur 

Youngs, Peter 
Work Mens Club 

1896 
1904 

 
 


Work Mens Club 
Work Mens Club 

 
 

 
 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ

SMALLGATE 22.3

Barnard, Mrs 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, WV exors 
Barnard, MV 
Youngs, Peter 
Work Mens Club 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 
1904 


2.15 
4.05 
6.10 
6.10 
 
 







Bird, late 
Field, Titus
Chaston, Chas 
Goffin, Chas 
Cleveland, Hart 
Work Mens Club 
Work Mens Club 

 
 

 
Iron Moulder 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ
Sma DJ

 
 
 
 
 

See 6 The Walk

1874  
1874 
 

Beccles Paper 31 Mar 

SALE: Furniture of Miss Lucy Fryer, deceased in Smallgate
SALE: Two substantial & convenient Dwelling Houses in Smallgate, one recently occupied by Miss
Lucy Fryer, deceased & the other by Mr George Turrell, with frontage of 55ft on Smallgate.

Beccles Paper 14 Apr 
 
 
SMALLGATE 22.4

Mason, Thos 
Fryer, Lucy
Fryer, Lucy
Fryer, Lucy
Shardalow, Char 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

10 
9.15 
12.05 
12 
12 





Buck, Wm
Arnold, Wm 
Fryer, Lucy
Fryer, Lucy
Shardalow, Char 

 

Tailor 
 
 
 
Farmer retired 

 
Cabinet Maker 
 
 

Sma DK 

back 5 Walk
Sma DK 
back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk

 
 
 

back 5 Walk

 
 

Sma DK 
Sma DK 
Sma DK 

Chrlte SHARDALOW
Elizabeth FISHER 
 
Shardalow, Char 


68 
71 


Loddon, Norfolk, England 
Denton, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Housekeeper 

Retired Farmer
Housekeeper
1896 
 
Danby, Albert 
 
 
Sma DK 
back 5 Walk
SMALLGATE 22.5

Mason, Thos 
Fryer, Lucy
Fryer, Lucy
Fryer, Lucy
Shardalow, Char 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

10 
9.15 
12.05 
12 
12 





Elliott, Jn
Alecock, Wm 
Turrell, Geo 
Turrell, Geo 
Cattermole, Fra 

 

 
Blacksmith
Carrier 
Carrier 
Annuitant

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DK 
Sma DK 
Sma DK 
Sma DK 
Sma DK 

back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk
back 5 Walk

 
 
 

Frncs CATTERMOLE
Eliz CATTERMOLE 
Maria BRADMAN 



82 
84 
18 



Brampton, Suffolk, England 
Sudbury, Suffolk, England 
Geldeston, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Sister In Law 
Servant 

Annuitant

Annuitant
Domestic Servant General

Shardalow, Char 
1896 
 
Aggas, Emma 
School ladies 
Sma DK 
back 5 Walk
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73
SMALLGATE 24

 [This was the corner property on the north side of Rook’s Lane
the later development of the Co-Op]

. Now part of
 
 
 

The Co-op buildings were designed by Arthur Pells in 1913. See Pells drawings List No 26 Nos 16 & 19. These belong to Frank
Bowry and are not in the Record Office in Lowestoft.

1858 
1862 
1864 
 
 

 
 
1864 
 

 
1914 

Beccles Paper 19 Oct 

ADVERTISEMENT: John Riches, Sack Manufacturer, Dealer in Mats, Ropes, Plough Lines. Smallgate.
DEATH: On the 6th June, at Beccles, Mr John RICHES, sack manufacturer.

Beccles Paper 10 Jun 
Beccles Paper 24 May 

SALE  by Mortgagees [owned by William Spratt]
 
Yard & convenient outbuildings, occupied by Eddy Smith

 
 

 
 

 
 

LOT 1: Smallgate - substantially built brick & tiled Messuage with commodious front, Shop,  

LOT 2 Brick & tiled Cottage in Rook’s Lane adjoining Lot 1 [24 Smallgate] in the occupation of  
Widow Barrett
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
ADVERTISEMENT: Wright for Boot Repairs, next the Co-Op, Smallgate.

Beccles Paper 31 May 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 6 Jan 
SMALLGATE 24 
 
 

Britton, Geo 
Spratt, Wm
Spratt, Wm
Brown, Abr
Neech, Deliana 
CENSUS 1881

 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

1841 

8.15 






Payne, late
Riches, Jn
Oxborough, Hen 
Wade, Denny 

Barkaway, Ed 
 
 

Shopkeeper
 
 
 
Cooper jobbing 

Sma DL
Sma DL
Sma DL
Sma DL
Sma DL

 
 
 

 
 
 

Denny WADE 
Rachel WADE 
Samuel WADE 
William WADE 
Hannah GOOCH 



 
 

64 
51 


24 





Halesworth, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Son 
Serv 

Cooper Jobbing

Scholar
Scholar
Domestic Servant General

Neech, Deliana 
Brown, Mrs DW 

1896 
1904 

 
15 


Lockwood, Jere 
Beales, Jas

Shopkeeper
Bill Poster

 
 

Sma DL
Sma DL

 

SMALLGATE 24
 
 
Neech, Mrs

 
 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Beales, James 
bill poster

dwelling & shop 
 

Wright, A
Wright, Arthur Wm 

 

3 beds 
boot maker

2 sitting & shop 
3 occupants

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 

 
 

 
 

Wright, Arthur Wm 
Freeman, Bertie Charles

boot maker
boot maker

 
This was not part of the 1913 Co-Op, but was added after 1922

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74
SMALLGATE 26 & 28

1792 
1800.1
1831 
 
 
 
 
1904 
 
 

Beccles Manor Court 

Isaac Mayhew of Saxmundham; freehold Messuage in Smallgate, late Widow Blowers 
 
 
Puddingmoor) - amongst other properties - ALSO my Double Cottage or Dwelling House near the Old  
Market in the occupation of -- Tooke & Widow Fisk [Elizabeth Fisk died in 1834 aged 83] devised by  
Isaac Mayhew, late of Saxmundham, gent, subject to a life estate therein of his widow, Mrs Mayhew,  
now of Mutford.

Rent 1d 1/2d
 

Isaac Mayhew
Hannah Pain, wife of James Pain of Mutford, farmer (granddaughter of Joseph Lambert of

Will 
 

 
 
 
 

SALE: Nos 26 & 28Smallgate: Trustees of late BS Brundell, Esq
Brick & Tiled Double Cottage Nos 26 & 28 Smallgate, occupied by Mrs Bird & recently by Mrs Aldred
(in margin: Bought Herbert Hindes for Co-Op Store 190)

East Suff Gaz 30 Aug 

 
 

 
 

SMALLGATE 26

Mayhew, Hen 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Brundell, Benj 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


2.15 
3.10 





Tooke, Jn 
Tooke, Robt 
Algar, Geo
Algar, Geo
Cobb, Thos

 

 
 
Butcher 
Butcher 
Watchman printers 

 
Cordwainer
 
 

Sma DN
 
Sma DN
Sma DN
Sma DN

Sma DN

 
 
 

Thomas COBB 
Harriett COBB 
Lydia COBB 
Sarah J. COBB 
Brundell, Benj 
Co-Op 
Co-op 



 
 
1896 
1904 
1906 

58 
43 
11 

 

dwelling 







 

Flixton, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Cobb, Harriet 
Bird, Charlotte 
Balls, Henry 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Daur 
 
 
1 bed 

Pens Soldier/Watchman, Caxton Print Works

Scholar
Scholar
Sma DN
Sma DN
1 sitting 

 
 
 

 
 

5 occupants

 
 

 
 

1907 
1913 

 
 

 
 

Balls, Henry
part of Co-op

SMALLGATE 28

Mayhew, Hen 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Thompson, Jn 
Brundell, Benj 
CENSUS 1881

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 


2.15 
3.10 





Tooke, Sam
Spall, Wm
Stimpson, Wid 
Simpson, Lea 
Goffin, Jn 

 
 

 
Shoemaker
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sma DN
Sma DN
Sma DN
Sma DN
Sma DN

 

Susan GOFFIN 
Brundell, Benj 
 
Co-Op 
Co-op 


1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 

65 

 

dwelling 



 

 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Addred, Wid 
Aldred, Mrs
Fisher, Mary 
Borrett 

Head 
 

Charwoman
Sma DN

 

 
 
 

 
1 bed 

 
1 sitting 

Sma DN
3 occupants 

 
premises filthy condition 

 
 

 
 

1907 
1913 

 
 

 
 

Fisk, Mrs
part of Co-op

 
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75
SMALLGATE 30  One Bell Public House - now Co-op

1727 
 
1736 
1751 
“1829”
1832 
1867

 
 

 
 

ORIENTATION: Robert Beane & his wife first part; Francis Beane of Thuleton,
messe with yards, stables.... South: messe or tent of Joseph Bunfellow [see Smallgate 32]
Edmund Skipper, tent in Sheepgate, late William Skipper 
Edmund Henry Skipper, late Whincop, formerly Skipper 
Sir Edmund Lacon, late Skipper 
Sir Edmund Lacon, Public House in Smallgate, the One Bell, late Edmund Skipper
LICENSING DAY: One Bell Inn Landlord convicted of keeping House open during prohibited hours.
Licence refused
Ale House Licences: One Bell refused. Police reported that many suspicious characters were in the habit
of assembling there.

Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
Rent 6d

Rent 6d
Rent 6d
Rent 6d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Court 
East Suff Gaz 10 Sep 

1867 
 
1867 
1877

Beccles Paper 8 Oct 
 
 
Beccles Paper 12 Oct 

One Bell Public House granted Licence on Appeal at Quarter Sessions at Ipswich
   SALE of FURNITURE of late Mrs Newman. 14 very choice Oil Paintings, Water Colours & Sketches           

East Suff Gaz 5 Jun 

by Edwin Cooper, all of which came direct from the Artist’s Studio to the late Robert Newman.
[Highest Price 5 - 5s; One Bell Pub and figures sold for 1-1s
SALE OF FURNITURE: The One Bell, Smallgate. Mr William Baldry retiring from business.
LICENCES: Maltster’s Arms to Wm R Johnson
One Bell to Harry C Cowles, late of the Maltster’s Arms.
TO LET: No 8 DOUGLAS PLACE. Apply Mrs Barkham, One Bell
LICENCES: Mr Barkham of the One Bell did not require the renewal as he was leaving the house.
LAW:  James  Beales,  Bill  Poster  & Town Crier, drunk at One Bell [Smallgate] “when defendant was
excitable, his language was unbearable in the street & many parts of the Town ... & the time has come
when he should not be allowed to insult women & children” 14 days in Norwich Gaol. “Well I have been
there before & now have to go again.”
LICENSING  SESSIONS:  Provisional  Licence  given  to  the  One  Bell  (Conviction in 1908) Tenant DH
Holsey apply. Landlord went out to work in summer as Yachtsman & in winter as Builder’s Labourer. 5
Bedrooms in House, 3 regular lodgers.
25 Fully Licensed Houses; 10 Beer only Licences; 1 Off Licence; 4 Grocers. Total 40.

 
1892
1892
 
1896
1899
1904

 
East Suff Gaz 29 Mar 
East Suff Gaz 5 Apr 
 
East Suff Gaz 12 May 
East Suff Gaz  29 Aug 
East Suff Gaz  
1909
East Suff Gaz 16 Feb 
 
 
SMALLGATE 30

 
Lacon, Sir E 
Lacon, Sir E 
Lacon, Sir E 
Lacon, Sir E 
CENSUS 1881

 

1832   
 
 
 
 


1841 
1851 
1871 
1881 

 
14 
12.15 
18 
18 

Peck, Sam



Peck, Sam
Peck, Sam
Baldry, Wm
Baldry, Wm

 
 
 
 

Victualler
Victualler
Innkeeper
Innkeeper

 
 
 
 

Sma XX 
Sma XX 
Sma XX 
Sma XX 

One Bell
One Bell
One Bell
One Bell

William BALDRY 
Maria BALDRY 
Mary A.M. RING 
Harriett BALDRY 




62 
62 
24 
28 




Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Daur 

Innkeeper

No Occupation
No Occupation

Lacon, Sir E 
Lacon, Sir E 

 
 

1896 
1904 

 
30 


Barham, Chas 
Goldsmith, Geo 

Drill Instructor 
Beer Retailer 

Sma XX 
Sma XX 

One Bell
One Bell

SMALLGATE 30 The Bell
 
 
Lacon & Co 

 
 

1902 
1904
 

 
 
Fiola, Anton 
 
publican

1906 
 

dwelling & Pub House
 

Holsey, DH

 
publican

5 beds 
4 sitting & bar 
3 occupants

 
 

 
 

1907 
1914 

Holsey, Edward 
part of Co-op

 
 
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SMALLGATE 32, 34 & 36
Designed by Nathaniel Pells 1871

Listed Building No 32:
Probably circa 1840 [1871 -see above]  two storeys and Attic. Yellow brick. Eaves Soffit. Hipped Roof, of slates, with cambered
headed dormer. 3 recessed Windows, at First Floor, with gauged flat arches, and without glazing bars. Arched recessed Porch.
Three-panel Door with fanlight. Group value.

1619c 
1664 
1669 
 
TEMPORARY DIVISION OF PROPERTY
1684 
 
 
1684 
REUNITED PROPERTY
1698 
1701 
1727 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1728 
1736 
1751 
1764 
 
1794 
1799 
1830 
 
1835 
 
1837 
 
1839 
 
1844 
1844 
 
1854 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Francis Austin, (d 1628) for a tent fomerly Pagrave (folio 88) (post Thomas Ellis)
Thomas Ellis, (d 1674) by right of his wife in Sheepgate West
Thomas Ellis, for a tent late Palgrave, after Richard Austin, vid Francis Austin (post
Thomas Wyatt for parcel at 3d, afterwards Wyatt for parcel at 3d) 

Task 6d
 

Bec Task Book A3
Bec Manor Rental 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
 
Bec Task Book E14
 
 
Task 6d

 
tent in Smallgate parcel of sometime Frans Austin,
 

Thomas Wyatt, (tailor 1643-1711) [see his Will; He seems to have owned 41-45 Smallgate too] for a
Bec Task Book W32

 
 

and after Thomas Ellis late Thomas Gosling
Everard Wyatt (1644?-1689) for a tent in Smallgate the other parcel  ditto  

 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 3d
Task 3d

 
Bec Task Book W33
 

Thomas Steadman, (tanner d 1700) tent late Pagrave, afterwards Thomas Ellis 
Robert Beane, wheelwright, for tent formerly Pagrave, afterwards Austen since Ellis 
DEED: 1st Part: Robert Beane of Beccles, wheelwright & Elizabeth, his wife;
 2nd Part: Francis Beane of Thurleton, Norfolk, wheelwright, only son. Natural affection, & for sums of
money, Bargained, sold, released, ratified and confirmed: ALL THAT messe with yards, gardens, stable,
outhouses, edifices and buildings in Smallgate BETWEEN, North: William James, now John Schuldham;
South: messe or tent late of Joseph Bunfellow; West: messe & grounds, late of John Nicholls, now John
Sallowes, East: Smallgate.
All easements, profits, priveliges, commonage, right and title of commonage common of pasture; All
timber, stock in trade, tools and implements belonging to the trade and employment of a wheelwright.
On condition he pays Robert Beane & Elizabeth, his wife and unto the survivor 10 p.a.
Francis Beane, (1690-1762) wheelwright, tent late his Father, before Ellis
Francis Beane, for  a tent late his Father before Sallows 
Francis Beane, late Robert Beane
Robert Beane, (1727-1807) wheelwright, tent late his father, before his grandfather, formerly
 Ellis 
Gowings Diary: Robert Bean’s Shop on fire.
Robert Beane, wheelwright 
Charles Garrod, wheelwright, [died 1834]  house & premises on west side of  Smallgate,
late Robert Beane (later C Cheston)
Charles Cheston, one of executors of Charles Garrard, deceased, house on west side of
Smallgate late Robert Beane 
William Pidgeon of Worlingham, wheelwright, , house on west side of Smallgate late
Charles Garrard, before Robert Beane  
William Warren, wheelwright, house on west side of Smallgate, late William Pidgeon,

 

Task 6d
Task 6d

Bec Task Book S46B
 
Bec Task Book B77
Deed 68 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Task 6d
 
 

Bec Task Book B99
Bec Manor Rental 

 
 

Rent 8d 1/2d
Rent 8d 1/2d

 
 
 
Bec Manor Rental 21 
 
Bec Task Book B119
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 6d
Rix Coll Lowestoft 
 
tenant Jere Smith
 
 
 
 
Value 16s
Land Tax
Bec Manor Court 7 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Bec Manor Court 8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Bec Manor Court  9 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Bec Manor Court  7 
 
 

formerly Charles Garrard, before Robert Beane 
SALE of Premises in Smallgate, William Warren, Gig maker & Wheelwright.

 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Norwich Mercury 2 Mar
Bec Manor Court 4 

Charles Chinery, (1771- 1854) farmer, house on west side of Smallgate, late William Warren,
formerly  William Pidgeon, Charles Garrard
SALE: 19th of July 1854: Sale of Charles Chinery, Lot IV
HOUSES & BUSINESS PREMISES situate in  Smallgate, on the west side
COACH BUILDER’S WOOD & PAINT SHOPS Covered Saw Pit & Stable
DWELLING HOUSE fronting the Street; containing Parlour, Kitchen, Scullery, Two Sleeping Rooms,
Two Attics in the occupation of Messrs Snell & Hotson at 14 p.a.
DWELLING HOUSE fronting the Street, containing two Parlours, four Sleeping Rooms, two Attics,

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d
Sale 

 
 
 
 
 

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77

 
 
 
 
 
 
1856 
 
1857 
 
1867 
 
 
 
 
1871c 
1874 
 
 
1901 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1919 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kitchen, Store Room & Scullery with outhouses and garden in the occupation of Maria Fennesy at 9  
10s p.a.
 
all Yard in the occupation of John Benns as yearly tenant at 6
 
 

DWELLING HOUSE containing, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Wash House, three Sleeping Rooms with

A STABLE adjoining the Paint shop in the Yard in the occupation of Denny Cutting as yearly tenant at
1 5s p.a.  Land Tax 18s 7d 

 
Free Rent to the Manor of Beccles
8d 1/2d
Bec Manor Court 

Samuel S Jones, schoolmaster, for premises on west side of Smallgate, late Chinery, before William
Warren
 
 
 
 
William Harmer & James Thurtle. Rents 31 pa.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
TO BE LET: House, Workshops, Yard, Cottages near, Gig House, Stable, in the occupation of Snell &
Hotson Apply SS Jones.
SALE, LOT 1: Business Premises: 3 Dwelling Houses & Gardens, large Yard, substantial brick & tile
Carpenter’s Workshops, Paint Shop etc. in Smallgate in the occupation of Robert Larke, carpenter,

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 8d 1/2d

Business Premises and Dwelling tenanted for many years (coach builder)
[Purchased Mr Brundell 370]
houses rebuilt
TO BE LET: Commodious Business Premises with Newly Erected Dwelling House in Smallgate, now in
the occupation of the Proprietor, Mr JM Brundell, who is removing to his former business premises in
Ballygate.
SALE: Smallgate Street, Beccles. LOT 1: 18 February 1901: Executors of Mr John Mapes Brundell
A WELL-BUILT, BRICK-AND-SLATED, FREEHOLD Modern Residence,
Known as “STAFFORD HOUSE”,  containing Cellar, Entrance Hall, Dining and Drawing Rooms,
Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, four Bedrooms, w. c., and two good Attics.
In rear of the Residence and approached by Entrance Gates from the street, is a spacious YARD
Containing: Brick-and-slated OFFICE and W.C, and two large brick-and-tiled Workshop, Stabling for
two horses, Harness Room, good Coach House, and Cart Shed. There is a Well & Pump of excellent
spring water upon the premises, and a soft water Cistern, with force pump, supplies the house.
This lot is now in the occupation of Mr. George Alfred Stanford, whose tenancy will terminate at
Michaelmas, 1901, at the Annual Rent of 32.
OUTGOINGS: Land Tax as assessed
This Lot is sold subject to a right for the Owners and Occcupiers of lot 2 to take water from the spring
water Pump, on payment of a moiety of the expense of keeping the pump and well in repair; and to cart
fuel and remove refuse to and from the street through the yard at all reasonable times
(Bought by WW Youngman 700)
LETTER from Wasley WT Youngman of GOTHIC HOUSE, 12 London Road: Sold Stafford  
House,Smallgate to Mr T Southgate. Thanks customers of 22 years as butcher.

Sale Brochure 18 Feb 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Sep 
 
 
SMALLGATE 32

 
Warren, Wm 
Chenery, Chas 
Chenery, Chas 
Jones, Sam
Jones, SS 
rebuilding
CENSUS 1881

 

1832 
1841 
1844 
1851 
1856 
1861 
1871 

2-13s-4d
 
0.08 
3.15 
0.085 
5.05 
 







Garrard, Chales
Boast, Geo
 
Benns, Jn 
 
Benns, Jn 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Carpenter
 
Servant, Gents 
 
Servant, Gents 
 

 
 

Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B

 
 
 

 
 

Thomson WILSON 
Ann WEST
Elizabeth A. WEST 



37 
58 
19 



Scotland 
St Andrews, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

Head 
House Keeper 
Boarder 

Printer Manager  128 Men 40 Boys 86 Young Woman
 

Housekeeper
SchoolmistressAssistant Teacher In Board School Schoolmistress

SMALLGATE 32 - Stafford House
 
 
Youngman, WWJ 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Stanford, George Alfred

dwelling 
 

 
 

Youngman, WWJ 
Youngman, Wasley

6 beds 
3 sitting 
7 occupants

 
 
 
 
Welks, Charles 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 

 
 
 
35 

 
 
 
Ho 

Youngman, Wasley
/
Wells, Charles
Wells, Charles

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78

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Wells, Charles
Whitmore, Mrs
Whitmore, Bertram
Adams, Frederick

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79
SMALLGATE 34
Designed after 1901 by East Banham

Listed Building No 34
Late 19th Century [20th -see above] yellow brick facing to probably 18th century building with steep pantile roof. Partly painted.
Three blank recesses in lieu of windows [? not now] at first floor. Modern Shop: interior cased beams. Group value.

1901 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
now in the  
 

Sale Brochure 18 Feb 

SALE: Smallgate Street, Beccles. 18 February 1901: Executors of Mr John Mapes Brundell
LOT 2: A SMALL FREEHOLD RESIDENCE, Adjoining the last lot, and known as “Bedford  
Cottage”, containing Entrance Passage, two Front Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Scullery Pantry with cellar
under, W.C., four Bedrooms, and two Attics, with good closet accommodation. Conservatory extends
the length of the house in rear, and there is also in the rear a detached brick-and-tiled Washhouse and
Coal Cellar and small FLOWER GARDEN
Water is laid on from the Beccles Waterworks, and the owner and occupier of this Lot will have the
right of taking water from the Well and Pump of spring water standing upon Lot 1, on payment of a
moiety of the expense of keeping the pump and Well in repair, and also the right of carting fuel and
 
 
Outgoings: Land Tax as assessed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

removing refuse to and from the street, over the yard of Lot 1, at all reasonable times. This is
occupation of Mr. WillianI B. Dowe, as a quarterly tenant at the rent of 14 per Annum.

 
SMALLGATE 34

 
Warren, Wm 
Chenery, Chas 
Jones, SS 
Brundell, Jn 
Brundell, Mrs 
CENSUS 1881

 

1832 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 

10-10 
16 
8.05 
8.15 






Warren, William
Warren, Wm 
Winn, Jemima 
Chenery, Eliz 
Harmer, Wm 
Love, Alf 

Wheelwright 
Schoolmistress 
 
 
Agent General 

Sma B
Sma B
Sma B

 

 
Sma B

 
Sma B

Alfred G. LOVE 
Susanna LOVE 
Arthur LOVE 
Nellie LOVE 




 

54 
41 
16 




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

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Daur 

Tanner Curriers Agent
Draper Apprentice

Brundell, Jn 
Youngman, Waseley 

1896 
1904 

 
30 


Ainsworth, Hy 
Youngman, Wasel 

 
Butcher 

 
 

Sma B
Sma B

SMALLGATE 34 - Chetnole
 
 
Youngman, WWJ 

 
 

1902 
1904
1906 

 
 
Youngman, Wasley

shop & slaughter ho 
 

Youngman, WWJ 
Youngman, Wasley 

4 beds 
butcher

shop & office 
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
Wells, Charles 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

 
 
 
 
40  Shop & Prem 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Youngman, Wasley 
Southgate, Thomas 
Wells & Algar 
Wells, Charles
Wells, Charles 
Wells, John
Wells, John
Wells, John

butcher
butcher
butchers

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

butcher

butcher
butcher
butcher

SMALLGATE 34.1

34.1 
34.1 
34.1 
34.1 
34.1 
34.1 
34.1 

Warren, Wm 
Chenery, Chas 
Jones, SS 
rebuilding
Brundell, Mrs 
Brundell, Jn 
Youngman, Waseley 

1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1896 
1904 

5.05 
9.15 
12.05 
 
23 
 
23 







Ellis, Jas 
Palmer, Jn
Snell, Wm
 
Clowes, Wm & Co 
Stanford, Geo 
Youngman, Wasel 

 
 
 
 

Shoemaker
Coachmaker 
Coachmaker 
 
Printer 
Auctioneer
Butcher 

 

Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B
Sma B

 
 

 
 
 
 

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80
Beccles, Streets, Smallgate Properties 
 
 
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81
SMALLGATE 36 & Old Market 2 & 4 
 
 
 
 
Old Mar G

This was rebuilt between 1841 and 1851 according to the change in rates
Listed Building:
Circa 1840. Three storeys. Two windows. First floor moulded band. Brick toothed band below wood eaves soffit. Casements at
second floor. Ground and first floors, recessed sash windows with glazing bars. Central arched recessed entrance. Rounded corner,
left, at Smallgate. Group value.

1576 
 
1593 
1600.1
1641c 
 
1664 
1693 
1728 
1736 
1800.1
1819 
 
 
1822 
1858 
 
1867 
 
 
1875 
 
1880 
1880 
 
 
1882 
 
1882 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Smallgate is from John Gislam’s house corner in the Old Market to the Gildhall & so
to Raynold Neve’s corner
Richard Elmes, for a tent late John Gislam, before Fold, on the corner of the Old Market 
Mr Cully
William James, for  a Tenement near the Old Market, late Richard Elmes &
Cheevers (folio 177) 
William James, in Old Market, south 
William James, tent in Old Market, south 
John Schouldham, a tent late Richard Elmes
John Schouldham, a tent in the Old Market
Charles Martin & Elizabeth, his wife
SALE: Sale by William Seaman (assignee of estate of Charles Martin, bankrupt) Freehold messe and
shop with double front, four low rooms, chambers, cellar, yard, & outhouses; occupied by Thomas
 
Henry Ezra Suggate
DEATH: At his residence, 5 Lewisham road, Greenwich, Henry Ezra SUGGATE, Esq., surgeon, R.N.,
late of Beccles, Suffolk, aged 78, beloved and deeply lamented by his family and a large circle of friends.
SALE: Direction of Mortgagee of Henry Ezra Suggate, deceased:
LOT 1: Small Freehold Brick & Tiled Dwelling in Old Market in the occupation of Thomas Rouse,
monthly tenant. Rental 7 - 10s pa.
Miss Spencer [Northgate] disposes of her school after 12 years to Miss McCulloch of London at
Smallgate House near the Old Market.
SCHOOLS: Miss McCulloch, Boarding & Day School, Smallgate House
Pupils of Smallgate House under Miss McCulloch put ona Drawing Room Entertainment in the  
Assembly Room in aid of Beccles Hospital. Large audience. Performance varied, interesting and  
amusing
Junction of Smallgate & Old Market occupied by Miss Mc Culloch [School which she called Smallgate
House]

Task Book 
 
Task 8d
Task Old 12
 
Task IJ6 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Task 8d
Rent 8d
Rent 8d
Task 6d
Rent 8d

Beccles Manor Court 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Task S46 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Collins & several tenants. Term for a year, abutting Smallgate & Old Market. Yearly rent 29
Beccles Paper, 19 Aug
 
 
Beccles Paper 11 Jun 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Nov 
 
 
Beccles Paper 6 Jan 
Beccles Paper 1 June 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Nov 

SALE: Junction of Smallgate & Old Market. Owner: Suggate. [No 36 Smallgate]
 
 
other Cellars, with Yard & small Garden at back. Coach House & Stable; now occupied by Miss  
McCulloch, whose lease expires 1883. Rent 21.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spacious white brick fronted Residence consisting of Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, 2
smaller Sitting Rooms, six Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Wash-house, Coal and two

 

ALSO Residence adjoining consisting of Passage, Sitting Room, Tailor’s Shop, Kitchen, two Sleeping
Rooms & three Attics. Occupied by Robert Buck, a quarterly tenant  Rent 7 [No 2 Old Market]
ALSO Brick & tiled Cottage containing Sitting Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms with Wash-house &
Coal-house in Back Yard. Occupied by William Charlish, a quarterly tenant 7.[No 4 Old Market]
Pump of excellent spring water in Old Market belongs to the property. Water from Waterworks is also
laid on to property of Miss Mc Culloch. 

 
 

 
Suggate, HE 
Suggate, HE 
Suggate, EP 
Suggate, EP 
Suggate, EP 
CENSUS 1881

 

1832 
 
 
 
 
 

10- 10s 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 



18.10 
21.15 
20 
20 

Suggate, HE




Copeland, Cath 
Colls, late
Fennesy, Maria 
Smith, Hen
Mc Cullogh Ann 

Resident 
 
School 
 
Schoolmistress 

 
 
 
 

Sma DR
Sma DR
Sma DR
Sma DR
Sma DR

 
 
Annie  MCCULLOCH
28 
London, Middlesex, England 
Head 
Schoolmistress
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82

Harriett WILSON 
Fred DOWSETT 
Alice BALL 
John ECCLESTON 
Sarah GRIMSON 



 
 

45 
32 


14 



13 

Ingestree, Stafford, England 
Chelmsford, Essex, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Gillingham, Norfolk, England 

Boader 

Annuitant
Solicitor

Boader 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England 

Pupil Boarder 
Pupil Boarder 
Serv 

Scholar

Scholar
Domestic Servant General

Suggate, EP 
 
1896 
 
Harper, Wm
 
Wardrobe Dealer 
Sma DR

SMALLGATE 36 - Smallgate House
 
Shade, Eliz
Shade, Mrs

 
 
 

1902 
1904 
1906 

 
22 
dwell & antique store

 

Harper, William 
Harper, Wm
Harper, W

furniture dealer
Wardrobe Dealer 
2 beds 

 
 

Sma DR
3 occupants

3 sitting 

 
 
 
 
Grimson, Kate 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
35   Ho & Prem 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Harper, William 
Harper, Mrs
Seago, Mrs
Seago, Mrs Jane 
Baxter, Eleanor
/
Wright, Walter
Carter, Mrs
Drake, Mrs CA
/

furniture dealer
furniture dealer
apartments

apartments

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

SMALLGATE 36 Flat 1
 
SMALLGATE 36 Flat 2
 
SMALLGATE 36 Flat 3
 
SMALLGATE 36 Flat 4
 

 
1965 
Borrett, Mrs
 
1965 
Poll, Cecil
 
1965 
Stokes, Miss
 
1965 
Griffin, Walter
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UNIDENTIFIED SMALLGATE PROPERTY
SMALLGATE  Z

1693 
1700 
1736 
1751 
 
1765 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Smith, clerk, tent in Sheepgate east
Robert Smith, clerk, tent in Sheepgate east (Abraham Sallows, Child later?) 
Band, widow, tent late Sallows, before Badelow & before Smith 
Band, Hannah, widow, wife of Thomas Jermy, tent in Sheepgate Smallgate late Sallows,
before Smith 
Thomas Jermy, in right of his wife, tent in Smallgate, late Hannah Band, widow,
Sallows, Smith 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Rent 1d 1/2d

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d 1/2d
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1d 1/2d
SMALLGATE E

1668 
1672 
1677 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Nicholas Dodson
Nicholas Dodson, for a tent late Susan Grandyman, after Boyse (folio 187) 
Nicholas Dodson, for a tent in Smallgate, some time Boyce, late his father (folio 263) 

 

Task 6d
Task 6d

SMALLGATE GG
1576 
1593 
 
1619c 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Mr Emerson, for his tent, late Edward Baas
Mr Fleming, clerk [Rector of Beccles], for the tent wherein he dwelleth, late Emerson,
before Callys 
Matthew Trott, tent sometime Emerson, after Mr Fleming 

 
 
 
 
 
Task 8d
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 8d
Task 8d