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UNIDENTIFIED

1868 
1868 
1914-1918 WAR SERVICE

Beccles Paper 6 Oct 

SALE: Furniture of a Lady, deceased, in the Walk (lived in by Mr Ellis)
TO BE LET: House lately occupied by Mr Ellis on the Walk. Apply Mr Kerrison

Beccles Paper 13 Oct 
GAYFORD, Ernest K 
 
Walk 
 
1st 
Norfolks 
 
 
568

1939-45 WAR SERVICE
JUDGE, Richard B.,  

JUDGE, Michael J.,  

1942 
1945 


Walk
Walk 

Royal Air Force
Royal Signals,

Flt/Sergt.  
Signalman. 

Killed 16/3/1945
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THE WALK

1386  
High Street of Beccles 150ft in length and 22ft in breadth troubling not the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds, although it was found by
inquisition before the Escheator taken of his office, that the town of Beccles had been an ancient borough time out of mind, that John,
late Abbot, erected that house to the nuisance of all the people passing, and that the late Abbot and the now Abbot have taken the
profits thereof from the time of erection; as upon mature deliberation in Chancery with the Justices and others of the Council learned in
law, it seemed to them that the Escheator had no authority by virtue of his office to make inquisition concerning such purprestures*,
and ought not to meddle therein.”
* An illegal enclosure or encroachment upon the land or property of another; as by an enclosure of building in royal, manorial, or
common lands, an encroachment on a highway etc.

Close Rolls, Feb 10 
“To William Cursoun of Billingford, Escheator in Suffolk. Order to meddle no further with a house in the

The Abbot of Bury who had died in 1384 was John de Tinmouth. A new Abbot was appointed that year, William of Cratfield. Probably
the late Abbot was John de Tinmoth’s predecessor, John de Brinkle 1361-79. This would date the building to the 1360s or 1370s.

This is the Walk. It seems to be later than the Old and New Markets, but was built as a joining street between the already established
markets.

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1 THE WALK  now (2002) “Motorworld” a motor accessory shop

Listed Building:
18 century. 3 storeys. Red brick. Slates. 3 windows, sash with glazing bars, and flat arches. Good bracket cornice. Ornamental iron  guards    to 1st
floor windows. Shop front, all glass, with wood case. N.M.R. Photo [of former front]

1500.1 
1576 

 
Thorne
 
 
 
 
Task 
Task NMar 66 
 
Downynge, Barnaby, for his house late John Thorne
 
 
 
 
Task 2s

8d 
1590 
 
 
 
 

Letter to Magistrates: Petition by Barnaby Downing of Beccles, complains of unconscionable  
 
one Widow Marshall practised against him sundry ways by the procurement of Barker, tending to the  
undoing of the suppliant and his surety Robert Smith, contrary to equity. The suppliant deserving
commiseration in regard to his extreme losses sustained by the late fire in Beccles. Find out who is at fault.

Privy Council 

 
 

dealings of Henry Barker, [the next owner] merchant, William Downing, Erasmus Duke, gentlemen and  

 
 

 
1593 
Task NMar 51 
 
Barker, Hy, [merchant] for the house late Barnaby Downing's before Thorne's  
 
Task 2s
8d 

1600.1 
 
1618c 

 

Shanke, Dan, for the house late Thorne's (the tent late Riche's, the barn late William  
Gooch)  by the New Market (folio 53) 

 
 
Task folio 53
 

 
Hawes, Robt,  parcel of a tent sometime Thorns (post (supposed) John Bedingfield)
(folio 87)   

 
 
 
 
Task 3s 8d
 
Task H1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s

1663 
1668 
1671 
1672 
1674 
1677 

 
 
 
 
 
 

HEARTH TAX: Bedingfield, John, 6 hearths [John Bedingfield, churchwarden, died May 1676]
Hearth Tax

Bedingfield, John, for a messe in the Newmarket late Shanks & Robert Hawes  
Bedingfield, John, for his tenement in the Market  
Bedingfield, John
HEARTH TAX: Bedingfield, John, 5 hearths
Bedingfield, Jos, for the tent & yards late John Bedingfield, his Father  (folio 262)  [Joseph
Bedingfield, feltmaker; born 1642; married Mary Clarke 1669, Helen Lone 1681, died
November 1703]

Feaver, Philip, [Philip Le Febure died June 1732. He was a Surgeon] in New Market Place
late Joseph Beddingfield
Frabure, Philip, late Bedingfield now Sewell

 
 
 

Task 2s
Value 5.10
Value 8 10s 

Task B28 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Survey 
 
 
 
 
Poor Rate 
Hearth Tax
Task  

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s 8
1705 
 
Task F24 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 2s

1729 
1733 

Rosehall Manor 
 

Debenham, Matthew, [married  Sarah Le Fabure in 1729; she was born 1697, eldest  daughter
 

Benefield

Task D47 

 
 

 
 

of Philip Le Febure, she died 1765; He  died Nov 1766] tent in New Market late Philip Feavers before  

1761 
1766 

Rosehall Manor 57 

Debenham, Matt, late Febure
Whincop, Edmund, [whitesmith, married Elizabeth Fenn 1761] in right of Elizabeth, his wife, tent in Market
Place late Matt Debenham

 
Task W46 
 
 
 
& before Philip Feavers
1786 
 

Denny, Wm, [married Hannah Flecher; carpenter; member of XXIV 1780; moved 1803] in the Market  
Place formerly Matthew Debnams before Feavers & lately Edm Whincops in right of his wife 

Task D52 
 
 
1804 
Rosehall Manor 

Boby, Robert, [married Mary Chambers 1803; linen weaver; went bankrupt 1817; died 1839;  
congregationalist]
 messe near the Market Place late William Denny, Whincop, Matt Debenham

 
 
 

1804 
1812 

Rosehall Manor 
Woolner, Jn [carrier; member of XXIV 1809, will 1829] 
 
 
 
Rosehall Manor 

Crowfoot, WH, [surgeon; 1780-1848]  messuage near the Market Place now in his own occupation  
formerly Whincops afterwards Wm Denny, Whincop late John Woolner

 
1916 

 
Beccles Paper 26 Sep 

RED CROSS DEPOT: C/o Miss Crowfoot, 1 The Walk. Comfort-bags 10 inces by 12 with double
 

tape drawstrings and linen labels sewn on the side are

still required.
SALE of FURNITURE: No 1 The WALK: late Miss MS Crowfoot. To be sold at YMCA Hut

1921 
Beccles Paper 19 Sep 

1668-76
1676-94

Bedingfield, John
Bedingfield, Jos 

 
 


 
 

Beddingfield, John
Bedingfield, Jos

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1756 
1841 
1845 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
William E Crowfoot 
Ellen Crowfoot 
William M Crowfoot 
Mary S Crowfoot
Ellen Crowfoot 
Edward B Crowfoot
Mary Rumbsy 
Ann F Smith 
Lucy Andrews 
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
6928 
1918
6929 
6930 
6931 
[Catherine (nee Bailey) Crowfoot, born 1848 at Hornsey, Middlesex, was staying, as a visitor in Brighton. William B Crowfoot, their son was not listed in
the census]
1891 CENSUS

Debnam, Matthew
Crowfoot, WH 
Crowfoot, WH 
Crowfoot, WE 1807-87 

 
 
 



 

 
 
(416) 
 

Debnam, Matthew
Crowfoot, WH 
Crowfoot, WE
Crowfoot, WE 

 
Surgeon
48.10
 
Surgeon
39.10



 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

44 
44 
 
11 


39 
25 
58 





13 






 
 
 
 

Beccles, Suffolk 
London, Middlesex

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Bungay, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Diss, Norfolk 
Crtowfoot, William  
Crowfoot, William
Crowfoot, William
Crowfoot, WM 

Heead 
Alderman; FRCSL, LAC General Practicioner
 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Son 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Cook
Housemaid
Nursemaid 
 
 
 
Surgeon

Scholar

 
 
 
 
 

Dau 
Dau 
Son 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 

 
Crowfoot, WE 
Crowfoot, WE 
Crowfoot, William
Crowfoot, WE 

39.05
39.05
49
49

Surgeon
Surgeon
 

NMar 
Wm M. CROWFOOT 
43 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Surgeon M B London GP 1837-

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Maria L. FISK 
Caroline ULPH 
Alice COPPING 



44 
25 
15 



Gisleham, Suffolk, England 
Hainford, Norfolk, England
Ipswich, Suffolk, England 

Serv 
Serv 
Serv 

Cook Dom Serv
Housemaid Dom Serv
Under Housemaid Dom Serv

William Miller Crowfoot 
Catherine Crowfoot
Alfred Crowfoot 
Amy Crowfoot 
Ellen Crowfoot 
Arthur Crowfoot 
Eva Crowfoot 
3 servants


42 
 
 
 
 
 

53 
Hornsey, Middlesex
 



 

Beccles

 
Wife
 
 
 
 
 

 
Head 
General Medical Practitioner MB FRCS FSA


 
 
 
 
 

Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles
Beccles

 
 
 
 
 

Son
dau
dau 
son
dau

 

1896 
1901 CENSUS

Crowfoot, WE 
 
 
Crowfoot, WM 
 
 
Surgeon

William M Crowfoot 
Catherine Crowfoot
Ellen M Crowfoot


52 
17 

62 
Hornsey, Middlesex
Beccles

Beccles

 
Wife
 

 
 
Surgeon
employer


 

 
dau 
Scholar/Student

1904 
1906 Survey 
1912 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 +
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 
ALSO

Crowfoot, WB (1878-1907)


Crowfoot, Misses 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Crowfoot, Misses

 
 

Independent  
8 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms

85

Crowfoot, WM 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

dwelling
Crowfoot, Misses
Crowfoot, Miss
Smith, Charles MB Bsc Dur, MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, DPH
Smith, Charles MB Bsc Dur, MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, DPH
East Anglian Electrc Co 
East Anglian Electric Supply Co
Eastern Electricity Board (EC Burton, manager)
Eastern Electricity Board (J Shepherd, manager)
Eastern Electricity Board
Eastern Electricity Board (CN Bancroft, manager)

6 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
200 
 

1936 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Cooke, Norris
Hodge, Harold
Petit, Donald 

 
 
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THE WALK 2 
now (2002) Cooper’s of Yarmouth, hardware store

Badly damaged by fire in 1854 and probably mostly rebuilt between 1854 & 1861
Listed Building:  Early 19 century, or matching same. 3 storeys. 4 windows. Yellow brick. Stuccoed flat arches to recessed sash windows with altered
glazing.

Slate roof.

1500.1
1500.2
1576 
1590 
 
 
 
 
1593 
1600.1
in  
 
1653 
 
1663 
1712 
 
1723 
 
 
 

Task 

 
 

Thorne
Riches
Downing, Barnby, [his widow died in 1613] for the next tent late Thornes & Riches  

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 
Task NM ar 67 
Task 10d

Letter to Magistrates: Petition by Barnaby Downing of Beccles, complains of unconscionable  
 
one Widow Marshall practised against him sundry ways by the procurement of Barker, tending to the  
undoing of the suppliant and his surety Robert Smith, contrary to equity. The suppliant deserving
commiseration in regard to his extreme losses sustained by the late fire in Beccles. Find out who is at fault.

Privy Council 

 
 

dealings of Henry Barker, [the next owner] merchant, William Downing, Erasmus Duke, gentlemen and  

 
 

 
Task NMar 52 
 
Barker, Hy, [merchant] for the next tent late Thornes & Riches
 
 
Task 10d 
Task NMar S5 

 
 
late Thornes late William Gooch by the New Market (folio 53)

Shanke, Dan, [Gent.; he became a member of XXIV in 1613, Portreeve in 1613;   & member of XII
1617; His wife was named Affra and they had children in 1612 & 1614]
 for the house late Riches the barn

 
 

 
 
 
Task 3s 8d 
Task NMar H22 

Hall, Thos, [He became a member of XXIV, XII & Portreeve all in 1658] tent in his occupation sometime
Thorne & Riches now Andrew Armstrong (folio 188)
 
 
Thornes

 

 
HEARTH TAX, Thomas Hall, 3 hearths
Armstrong, Andrew, [Draper?? He married Penelope Bond in 1699] for a tent late Halls before Riches &

 
 
 
Task 10d 
Hearth Tax
Task A45
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 10d
Norwich Newspaper 

SALE: To be sold, ancient & well accoustomed Draper’s Shop in Market Place, late Widow Armstrong,  
deceased. Enquiries Thomas Primrose [Andrew Armstrong died in 1718, Penelope Armstrong, widow died

 
in May 1723]
 

 
 
[I think it became absorbed into No 2a next door which was not held by any Manor.]

1854 
 
 
 
1854 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1854 
 
 
 
 
1854 
 
1854 
1855 
 
1858 
1860 
 

 
 
removed from neighbouring houses to  the Town Hall. The wind blowing hard. Children removed, wrapped
in shawls and counterpanes.

Feb. Beccles fire at George Syder's, cabinet maker and upholsterer opposite the Town Hall. In less than  
three quarters of an hour the whole building was one mass of  fire. damage estimated at 1200. Furniture  

Norwich Newspaper,
 
 

 
 
 
of our property and we can never forget the debt of gratitude  which we owe to you.
 
 
 

 
 
evening. To those exertions under the blessing of Divine  Providence, we mainlty attribute the preservation

10 February Dear Friends and fellow townsmen, We cannot allow a single day to pass without epressing the
strong feelings of gratitude which we entertain for the kind and unwearied exertions used by you all last  

Poster,
 

 
 
 

Believe us ever, Yours sincerely William Crowfoot, Robert Dashwood, John Flower, George Syder
Written by Rix: The "Syder" signature was attached. His house and its contents were almost totally  
destroyed.

25 Feb Information given to Police by Fenn, Chairman of the Fire Engine Committee, that several persons  
 
 
received remuneration were at home and in bed at the time of the Fire. Cases to be brought before the  
Magistrate.

Norwich Newspaper,  

claimed and received remuneration  for rendering assistance at the late fire, who were not even present upon  
the occasion a meeting convened "to take the same into consideration." It was proved that some who had

 
 
Norwich Newspaper,   

4 March W Hammond and H Stirling jun committed for trial at Sessions for  obtaining money for their  
assistance whilst in bed.

 
Norwich Newspaper,  

15 March Hammond and Starling (received two shillings each) given 14 days hard labour.
 
burnt to the ground, and the two adjoining houses were much injured.

On 9 February, 1854, the house and shop occupied by Mr Syder, cabinet maker, in the Newmarket, were  
Directory
 
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
George Syder, Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer, thanks for 26 years support.

CF Parker in Old Market Place. Removing his business to premises now occupied by Mr Syder opposite  
the Town Hall. [Walk no 2] He intends selling the entire stock of drapery & grocery, regardless of cost  

Beccles Paper 6 Mar 
 
 
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1860 
1883 
 

price
Beccles Paper 6 Mar 
Mr Syder moving to premises of Mr Parker in Old Market. Selling off stock.

SALE of BUSINESS: No 2 The WALK: Mr CF Parker sold Old Established Drapery & Grocery Business  
to Mr S Le-Grice, with whom he formerly lived. Has thorough practical knowledge of each Department 

Beccles Paper 23 Oct 
 
 

1891 
 

Beccles Paper Nov 

Samuel Le Grice, grocer & provision merchant, Beccles. Has taken Mr Alfred Walker into partnership. The
entire stock offered for sale at greatly reduced prices. Commences Friday, 27 November 1891.

 

1902 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1906 
 
1917 
1917 
 
1933

Beccles Paper 16 Aug 

16 August 1902 Sale of  Charles Parker
 
 
 
Fireproof Safe, Ledger Rack and Cash Desk;
 
 
 
 
 
Mahogany-framed Glass Show Cases, Two Pier Glasses and Mirror, Gas Fittings, Venetian Blinds and Four
Mahogany-framed Wire Blinds; WORKROOM in the rear, 16ft. 4in. by 12ft. 2in, with Stove, Shelving and
Gas Fittings.
 
 
 
Cooking Range, Oven and Roaster, Filling Cistern; Closet, and Gas Bracket; Scullery, with Copper, Stone  
Sink fitted with Waterworks and Soft Water Taps, Small Cooking Range and Closet; Storeroom and Larder
with Shelving and Large Safe.
 
 
by 9ft. 9in., 19ft. 3in.  by 10ft., and 15ft. by 12ft. 6in., respectively, all fitted with Register Stoves and Gas  
Brackets.
 
 
 
Coal and Wood Houses, and Two w.c’s. GARDEN; and Brick and Slated Stabling, consisting of Stable,  
Coach House and Harness House, Hay and Straw Bins, with Stable Yard having Back Entrance leading into
Smallgate Street.
 
 
the Tenant on 11th October, 1904, at the Annual Rent of 110, payable quarterly, the Tenant also keeping
the Inside and Outside of Premises and the Fixtures and Fittings in repair.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Bacon Counter, Shelving and Drawers, Three-tier Sweet Stand, Gas Fittings, Counting House with

LOT 3: BLOCK OF BUSINESS PREMISES, with Frontage of 56 feet upon the WALK, consisting of
Double-Fronted Grocer’s Shop, [No 2] 23ft 9 in, by I7ft., fitted with Mahogany-top Counter, Slate-top  

 

 
Gas laid on, and approached from Shop and by Steps from side Entrance.
 
with Four Mahogany-top Counters, Shelving and Drawers, Gas Fittings and large Pier Glass at end.
 

SPACIOUS CELLARAGE, comprising :—Large and Small Grocery Cellars, Coal and Wine Cellars, with  
DOUBLE-FRONTED DRAPER’S SHOP, [No 2a] 57ft. by 19ft., lighted in rear by Lantern Roof, and fitted  
THREE WELL-LIGHTED SHOWROOMS, fitted with Stove, Shelving and Drawers, Two

 
 
 

 

 
 
Register Stove, Marble Mantelpiece and Two Gas Brackets; Kitchen, 14ft. 6in, by 11ft. 6in., with 4ft.  

THE HOUSE contains:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR.—Spacious Entrance and Side Halls; Drawing Room, 16ft. by 9ft. 9in., with  

 

 
 

 
with Register Stove, Marble Mantelpiece and Three-light Gas Pendant; Four Bedrooms, 16ft. by 15ft., 16ft.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR.—Landing well-lighted by Lantern Roof; Dining Room, 18ft. 6in. by 17ft. 3in.,  
 
 

 
 
and Slated Detached Warehouse with Two Floors. 24ft. by 13ft. with Four Deal Sugar Bins and Shelving;

ON THE SECOND FLOOR.—Four Bedrooms, Two fitted with Stoves and Gas Brackets, and Box Room.
In the rear of the above are Large and Small Warehouses, with Two Bedrooms over, and in Yard are Brick

 

 
 

 
at the Auctioneers’ Offices) for Fourteen Years, from 11th October, 1897, but terminable at the option of  

The above are now in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Le Grice, under a Lease, (a Copy of which may be seen
 
 

 
seen at the Auctioneers’ Offices.
 
 
Mrs Alice Nottingham of Bridlington, (she married in 1888), owned the shop still in 1906.

A Schedule of Fixtures which are the property of the Tenant will be produced at the time of Sale, or may be

OUTGOING :—Land Tax as assessed.
Neither the sale in 1883 nor that in 1902 seems to have been successful, for Mr Parker’s eldest daughter,  

Beccles Paper 24 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT: AE Barwood, Curtains, Hearthrugs., 2 The Walk
SALE OF FURNITURE: Instructions from Mr AE Barwood (who is called for Military Service) in

Beccles Paper 4 Sep 
 
THE WALK
Beccles Advert Cttee 

ADVERTISEMENT: Bon Marche, Beccles, Ltd, Phone 144; Noted for High-Class Groceries and Provisions;
Wine Merchants; The Shop for Value and Service; The Walk, Beccles.

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1972 
Beccles Paper 
 
Fire gutted the interior of Masters & Skevens shop in November. photo in Beccles paper 4 Feb 1983

1841 
1845 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
George Syder 
Lorina Syder 
John Stimpson 
Eliza Meddows 
Georgiana Playford
1855 
1861 
1871 

Hall, exors 
Hall, exors 
Hall, Exors 

 
 
 


 
 

 
(412) 
 

Syder, Geo  
Syder, Geo 
Syder, Geo 

Cabinet Maker  
 
 

25
 
Cabinet Maker 

 

 
24-10s

 




43 
44 
19 
17 
14 


 






 
 
 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Syder, George 
Parker, Chas 
Parker, Charles 

Head 
Wife 
Appr 
Serv 
Visitor
 
Grocer/Draper 
Grocer/Draper 

Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer; employs 6 journeymen

Cabinet Maker’s Apprentice
Servant


Syder, George 
Parker, Chas 1 
Parker, Charles 

 

35
35
36-5s

1881 CENSUS
6909 
6910 
6911 
6912 
6913 
6914 
6915 
6916 
6917 
6918 
6919 
6920 
6921 
6922 
6923 
6924 
6925 
6926 

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Chas.F. PARKER
M.Matilda PARKER 
Alice L. PARKER
Sarah B. PARKER
Kate PARKER 
Emma PARKER 
Samuel JONES 
Alf WHITING 
Fred. GEDNEY 
Edward BINNS 
Leander FINK 
Clara A. SPARHAM 
Fanny A. CALEY
Alice SMITH 
Agnes MAYHEW
Bessie GIRLING 
Sarah A. ALDRED
Jane GUTTERIDGEU 

48 

21 
19 
14 
11 
28 
25 
22 
15 
16 
27 
21 
17 
18 
15 
14 
19 


46 















Burgh St Peter, Norfolk  Head

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Marsham, Norfolk, England
Rockland All Saints, Norfolk, England
Broome, Suffolk, England 
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Harleston, Norfolk, England
Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Breckles, Norfolk, England 
Gisleham, Suffolk, England 
Denton, Norfolk, England 
Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, England 

Grocer & Draper Employ 12 Persons
Eye, Suffolk, England 

Wife
Milliner
No Occupation
Scholar
Scholar
Grocers Assistant
Shopman
Draper Assistant
Draper Assistant
Porter
Dressmaker
Drapers Assistant
Drapers Assistant
Drapers Assistant
Drapers Apprentice
Drapers Apprentice
Serv 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Daur 
Shopman

Grocers Assistant

Shopman
Shopman
Shopman
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 

 
 
 

Domestic Servant

1891 CENSUS
Samuel Grice   
 


wife; 3 Assistants; 4 Apprentices

38 
Attleborough, Norfolk 
Grocer & Draper
 

1896 
1901 CENSUS
Catherine Barnes  S
 

 
 
Parker, Chas 
1896 
 
Le Grice, Sam 
Grocer

37 
9 Boarders: (6 draper’s assistant; 1 milliner; 1 grocer’s assistant & 1 servant aged 19)

Long Stratton 
 
Business Housekeeper 
worker
 

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1922 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1937  
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 

 
Nottingham, Mrs (Bridlington)Barwood
 
 
 
 

Nottingham, Alice
 

Barwood, Albt 
dwelling & shop 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Draper

7 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms & shop 12 occupants
Barwood, Albert 
Barwood, Albert 
 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche  
 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche
/
Masters & Skevens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Carruthers & Tidbury 
 
Carruthers  &  Tidbury 
Carruthers & Tidbury 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

grocer & draper [with 2a]
grocer

 
Bon Marche

 
 
 

grocer 
 

 
 

[with 2a]
120

 

 
Bon Marche

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
drapers & grocers
ALSO
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1954 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Millett, Sydney

 
 

 
 

 
 

DIVISION OF THE TWO PREMISES: 2 & 2a
[Historically they had been separate buildings, but they had been under the same ownership for a long time]

1974 
1990s 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Masters & Skevens 
Coopers of Yarmouth 

 
hardware

hardware
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE WALK 2a (2.1)  now (2002) the TSB Bank

Listed Building:
 
and with flat arches. Suffolk yellow brick. Modern glass bank front, ground floor.

Early 19 century. 2 storeys and attic. 1 dormer. Slates. 3 first floor sash windows, with exposed frames, now with centre glazing bars only,

1500.1
1500.2

 
 

Tyde 
Pyles 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Task 
Task 

1576 
8d
1593 
Wright
1600.1
1600.2
1600.3
 
1664 
 
 

 
1663 
1681 
 
1693 
1709 
8d
1729 
 
1731 
1736 
 
1751 
 
1767 
 
1768 
1792 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
1797 
1804 
 
1806 
 
 
 

 
Wright Widow, for the house she dwelleth in late Pyles before Tydee
 
 
Task 1s
Task NMar 80 

 
 
 
 
 
College, Cambridge for his religious beliefs]  

Balye, Thomas, [His wife was Mary & they had 5 children between 1588 & 1595] for his tent late
where he dwelleth late Pyles before Tyde  
Bailey, James, [He had a son in 1606] tent in the Market (folio 77)  
Gosling
Plumsted, Thomas [An attorney; died aged 47 in 1679; His brother, Augustine was ejected from Trinity  

Task NMar 55 
 
Task 1s 8d
 
 
Task 1s 8d
Task B14 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 

Cutlove, Wm, [woollen draper; Portreeve 1661; was Surveyor of Becles Fen in 1673, resigned on account
 
chosen as one of the first two Deacons; He died 1687];
 for a tent late Balises in New Market against the  

 
 

Cross east 

of Test act -He was foundation member of  Independent Congregational Chapel in 1652; In 1656 he was

 
 
HEARTH TAX, William Cutlove, 5 hearths
Lone, John, [Gent; buried 1716 - or was he a milliner in 1675? wne he became a member of the XXIV] tent
adjoining the Angel sometime Baylies after Gosling late Plumstead (folio 275) 
Lone, John, for a tent late Bailiss against the Cross 
Lone, John, tent adjoining the Angel late his Father, before Plumstead's.  

Rent 11d

 
 
 

Hearth Tax
Task L29 
 

 
 
 

Task 1s 8d
Rent11d
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Task L29c 

 
adjoining the Angel late John Lone before Plumstead

Newton, Nathaniel, [baker; married 1706, deacon of Congregational Church 44 years; died 1739]tent  
Task N3 
 
 
Task 1s 8d
Norwich Paper 

 
 
adjoining the Angel late Newton's & before that Thos Lone

Upper end of Market Place: House & shop suitable for Grocer to be Let. Enquiries Robert Le Grys
Le Grys, Robert, [He was a surgeon and owned a lot of property. He lived at Waveney House] tent  

Task L33 
 
Task 1s 8d 
Beccles Manor Rental 

Le Grys, Robert, for a tent by the Cross late Newtons before Lone's & formerly
 
 
11. And a barn at the end of the yard in the occupation of Mrs Le Grys.
 

 
 
 

Bailey's
SALE: Le Grys, Robert : A mess adjoining [no 3] in the occupation of Mr John Parsons at the annual rent of

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 11d
Crowfoot, Wm, tent adjoining the Angel late Newton's & Robert Le Grys  
 
Task 1s 8d
Task C109 

Auction by Sam Crowe - That neat and desirable Inn, called the White Lion in Beccles in which a good  
 
from public business)
 
 

 
 
 
 

Norwich Mercury 23 April
trade has been carried on for many years. (Mr Algar, the present owner and occupier going to retire  
 

 
lease

 
moderately assessed for the Land Tax.
 
 

Also a very neat and substantial dwelling house adjoining now in the tenure of Mrs Miller under a  
which will expire on 10 October 1800, at yearly rent of 23, but much under let.

The above premises are well situated near the Market Place, in very excellent repair, are freehold and  

The White Lion to be entered upon at Michaelmas and the furniture may be taken by the purchaser.
The premises to be surveyed by applying to Mr Algar, Mr Robert Davy or the Auctioneer.

Beccles Manor Rental 

Algar, Jas, [Mess formerly the Angel and] another mess adjoining - Robert Le Grys  
 
Aldeby, farmer. To sell premises in Beccles & Weston. [He died in September 1805.]

 
James Algar, wine merchant, Last Will: executors Francis Bell of Redisham, farmer & James Chalker of  

0.055 
Will 
 

 
 
Canterbury. Sold for 650
 

Indenture between: Francis Balls and James Chalker of 1st Part; Ann Alger, widow, 2nd Part; John Ward of
Beccles, liquor merchant, 3rd part; William Barnard, gent, 4th Part; Will proved in the Prerogative Court of

Indenture
 
 
ALL THAT Messe or tent in New Market, formerly in the occupation of John Parsons, together with the  
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1809 
1812 
 
 
 
1812 
1823 
 
1830 
1831 
 
1857 

 
gateway, extending north to the south gable of the adjoining messe [Walk 3], late also of James Algar,  
then and many years past in the occupation of Mrs Sarah Miller.
 
 
 
surgeon North; Messe, yard & premises of John Brown [Walk 2], draper, South.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mortgage to be discharged. (September 1812 John Page of Long Stratton, Norfolk, father of Elizabeth  
Armitage paid 650.)  

gateway at the north side, also the chamber and garrett over the same and the archway under the

 
 

 
 
yard & garden in the occupation of Mrs Sarah Miller, in Part, & the yard of Charles Dashwood [Walk 4],  

ALSO two stables and coach-house then used as a barn with the granary, warehouse, outhouses, edifices &
buildings, walled-in garden, yards, grounds etc. BETWEEN: Newmarket, West; Smallgate, East; Messe,  

 

 
through Great Gateway into Smallgate.
 
Aldous Arnold, 2nd Part; James Algar, 3rd Part; Owen Holmes, gent, 4th Part.
 
2nd Part; James Algar, 3rd Part; Owen Holmes, 4th Part.
 
 
William Armitage of Webton, Hereford, Esq, 4th Part; James Cole of Beccles, 5th Part Price of 850 &  

Those in premises of Sarah Miller [Walk 3] to have free access to pump, and pay half. And passageway  
Purchased part from Elizabeth Crowfoot, widow, in September 1783 Between Elizabeth Crowfoot, 1st Part;
The remainder purchased of Robert Purvis, surgeon in June 1790; Robert Purvis, 1st Part; Aldous Arnold,

John Ward mortgaged to John Land.
Indenture Between John Ward, 1st Part;  Francis Balls & James Chalker, 2nd Part; John Land, 3rd Part;  

 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 

Armitage, Wm of Westleton Court, Hereford, Esq mess adjoining the Angel 
[Probably this property] Mrs Abel’s, Day & Boarding School will reopen in commodious house opposite the
Town Hall on Tuesday 15 July. Boarders from 16-18guineas p.a.
William Armitage died

 
 
0.055
Ipswich Journal 28 June

 
 

 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 

Armitage, Mrs, Messe in New Market adjoining mess formerly called the Angel now of  Charles Dashwood
towards the north late William Armitage, her husband
 

 
 

Elizabeth Armitage died.
 
 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY - 2a THE WALK

1850 
 
 
 
 

 
Elizabeth Eleanor, his wife (Mrs Armitage’s daughter) SECOND PART; Robert Dashwood, surgeon,  
THIRD PART;  Charles Dashwood, Esq, FOURTH PART.  
 
 

 
Indenture between Elizabeth Armitage, widow of Norwich, FIRST PART; Robert Hayward Beart &
 
 

 
 

ALL THAT messe, with yard, garden ground late in occupation of  - Sayer, widow.
ALSO the strip of ground or passage on the north side.

 
 
 
DIVISION OF PROPERTY - 14 & 16 SMALLGATE

1858 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1858 
1902 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Robert Beart of  Norwich & RH Beart, THIRD PART; Martin Knowles of Beccles, inn holder, FOURTH  
PART. Hannah Eade of Carlton Colville, spinster, FIFTH PART.
 
 
outhouses, yards and ground. The stables, coach house & outhouses being then converted into three  
dwellings or cottages, shop and stable.

 

 
Bond, wife of William Francis Bond of Weymouth & WF Bond of SECOND PART; Elizabeth Birt, wife of  

Indenture between John Armitage of Birkenhead, Chester & Elizabeth, his wife FIRST PART; Caroline  
 
 

 
heretofore two stables & a coach house, then formerly used as a barn with Granary, warehouse and  

ALL THAT messe in the New Market (then since sold to Robert Dashwood) AND all those buildings  
 
 
 
AUCTION at the White Lion 17 May, for sale in two lots. Sold to HE Eade.

 
 
house contains; Ground floor Entrance and side Halls; Drawing Room,
landing, Dining Room, 4 bedrooms. 2nd Floor: 4 bedrooms;  In the Rear are Large & Small warehouses,  
with 2 bedrooms over, Yard: warehouses, stabling with entrance to Smallgate.In the occupation of
Samuel Le Grice.

The very important block of premises with frontage of 56 ft upon the Walk consisting of  [Double-fronted
Grocer's Shop 23ft by 17ft; ] Double-fronted Draper's Shop 57ft by 19ft lighted in rear by lantern roof. The

Sale Notice, 16 Aug
 
Kitchen, Scullery etc. Ist floor:  

 
 
 

 
THE WALK No 2a
1576 
Wright, Widow 
 
 
Wright, Widow
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1593 
1767 
1841 
1845 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
One House uninhabited
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
see The Walk 2
1896 
1904 
1906  Survey 
1907 
1912 
1914 
1922 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

Bailey, Thomas 
Le Grys, Robert 
Armitage, Mrs 
Armitage, late 
Dashwood, R 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
(411) 
 

Bailey, Thomas
Parsons, John
Crabbe, MA 
Sayer, Jas
Sayer (late) 

Resident
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

25.05
24.10
24.10

 

Dashwood, Robert
Dashwood, R 
Waterman, Jn 
Parker, Chas 

 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 

Flower, Rev J 
Flower, Rev J 
Parker, Chas 
Parker, Chas 

 
Ind Minister 
Grocer/Draper 
Grocer/Draper 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

28.10
28.10
25
25

Parker, Chas 
Nottingham, Alice

 

Le Grice, Sam 
Barwood, Albt 

Grocer/Draper
 

 
 
 
90

as No 2
Barwood, Albert,
Barwood, Albert,
Barwood, Albert 
Barwood, Albert 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche 
Bon Marche 
 

grocer & draper
grocer & draper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

grocer & draper
grocer 
grocer
grocer
grocer
grocer & draper
drapers, grocer
 

 
[with 2]
 
 
 
/

DIVISION OF THE TWO PREMISES: 2 & 2a
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

[Historically they had been separate buildings, but they had been under the same ownership for a long time]
 
 

1974 
1990s

 
 

 
 

 
 

East Anglia Trustee Savings Bank
TSB Bank

FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
3 THE WALK  was the Angel, then the White Lion
- now (2002)  Mackay’s clothes shop

Listed Building:
 
centre glazing bars only. Modern shop front with entrance. Also original door left, 6 panel with arched radial bar fanlight, with quarter Doric columns
below transom.

Early 19 century. 2 storeys and attic. 2 dormers. Suffolk yellow  brick. Parapet. Pantiles. 4 windows, sash with flat arches, and now with

for more details of people see 2.1 The Walk
1500.1
1576 
 
1593 
 
1612c 
 
1664 
1671 
1681 
1693 
1700.1
1729 
1736 
1736 
1753 
1756 
1763 
 
 
 
1765 
 
1767 
 
1768 
1774 
 
 
 
 
1783 
1785 

 
 

Crask, Adam 
 

 
Gaythorne, Rowland for his house he dwelleyh in sometime Adam Crask. 

 
 
 
Task NMar 72 
 
 
Task 12d
Task NMar 59 
 
Frends, Edmond, for his house he dwelleth in late Rowland Gathorne before Crasks 
 
Task 1s
Task T3 

 
Market (folio 68)
 
 
 

Todd, Abraham, [inn holder, had lived in Beccles 44 years in 1634; died 1636] for a mess late Edw Frends in the New

 
 

 
Cutlove, Wm, for a tent late Bailies against the Cross east [with no 2.1]
Plumsted, Wid, in William Bendy and Wiliam Yallop's use; Now Mr Lone.
Lone, John, in the New Market -
Lone, John, for a tent late Bailies against the Cross 
Lone, Roger 
Newton, Nat, late John Lone's before Thomas Plumsted 
Le Grys, Robt, in the New Market, The Angel late Newton's sometime before that Roger Lone 
Le Grice, Robert, tent formerly Bailey's since Newton's against the Cross. now the Angel. [with no 2.1] 
Main of Cocks at Will Smith’s, the Angel
Robert Mann, The Angel 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 1s
Survey 
The Angel sometime Frends, after Gosling & late Plumsted (folio 275) 

Task 1s
Rent 11d

Task L 28
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Task 1s
Task 1s
Rent 11d

Task N29
Task L32 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Norwich Paper, 18 Aug
 
10
Poor Law

To be sold or let: The Angel in Beccles, ancient inn or public house lately fitted up in a genteel manner. It is extremely
 
 
Thomas Baxter, peruke maker.

Norwich Paper, 27 Nov

well situated for Public Business or a private family. Good cellars, two parlours, two kitchens, very large barn, Chambers  
and garretts on first floor; pretty walled-in garden, large yards, plenty of good stabling. enquiries Leman & Rede or  

 
Beccles Manor Rental 
Le Grys, Robt, Tent by the Cross, “The Angel”, late Newton 
 
 
 
 
Rent 11d
Norwich Paper 17 Oct 

For Sale: a handsome Dwelling House near the Market Place, with convenient ofices in the occupation of Mrs Denny at
the yearly rent of
Crowfoot, Wm, in the New Market, The Angel, late Robert Le Grice

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

15.
Task 1s

Task C 108

James Algar from Diss, begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general that he has opened a large and  
 
where he laid in a stock of wines and spirituous liquors, which he hopes will prove to the satisfaction of his customers,  
whose favours will be gratefully acknowledged. By their most obliged humble servant, James Agar.
 

Norwich Paper, 23 Apr 
commodious Inn, near the Town Hall in Beccles as aforesaid (to which the old sign of The White
Lion is now removed)  
 

NB Very good stalled stables and 5 hard lands at the above inn.
James Algar announces that Michaelmas, he (of the White Lion) shall remove next door to where he now resides.
Alger, Jas,late called the Angel in the New Market and formerly Lone's late estate of Robert Le Grice before Newton's.

Norwich Paper, 28 Jun
 

Task A 56
Norwich Mercury 23 AprilAuction by Sam Crowe - That neat and desirable Inn, called the White Lion in Beccles in which a

1792 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1797 

 

good trade has been carried on for many years. (Mr Algar, the present owner and occupier going to  
retire from public business)

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
lease which will expire on 10 October 1800, at yearly rent of 23, but much under let.
 
moderately assessed for the Land Tax.
 
 

Also a very neat and substantial dwelling house adjoining now in the tenure of Mrs Miller under a
 
The above premises are well situated near the Market Place, in very excellent repair, are freehold and  

The White Lion to be entered upon at Michaelmas and the furniture may be taken by the purchaser.
The premises to be surveyed by applying to Mr Algar, Mr Robert Davy or the Auctioneer.
Algar, Jas, [Mess formerly the Angel and] another mess adjoining - Robert Le Grys  

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
Task 1s
1797 
 
 
Alger, James, messuage formerly The Angel and another mess adjoining, Robert Le Grys.
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1812 
1867 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
Miller, Louise, messuage formerly called The Angel
 
 
 
 
 
         Rent 5d 1/2d
Beccles Paper 5 Nov 

SALE of very desirable & convenient Residence of Alfred Kent in Gentleman’s Walk having frontage of 37ft together
with garden, vinery & outbuildings.
 

 
 

ALSO Cottage on East side of premises with a stable, coach house, large loft, yard & roadway into Smallgate

1883 
 

Beccles Paper 

 
3 pianos, 12 bedsteads.

SALE: Household Furniture of Miss Gammidge who is leaving town. Household & School Furniture
 
 

1576 
1671 
1753 
1756 ?
1767 
1774 
1783 
1812 
1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Robert Dashwood
Dinah Dashwood 
Lorina Dashwood
Mary Ann Dashwood 
Adelaide Dashwood
Elizabeth Giles 
Charles H Carver
Eleanor Okel 
Harriet Durrant 
Sarah George 
George Chittleburgh
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
6899 
6900 
 
6901 
6902 
6903 
6904 
6905 
6906 
6907 

Gaythorne, Rowland 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dashwood, Chas 
Dashwood, Chas 
Dashwod, Chas 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(410) 
 

Gaythorne, Rowland
Wiliam Bendy & William Yallop
William Smith
Robert Mann?
Mrs Denny
James Alga from Diss - now called The White Lion
[James Algar moves next door]
Louise Miller
Dashwood, Robt 
Dashwood, Robert
Dashwod, Robert 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Surgeon
 
 

(1775-1865) 
 
 

26-10
24-10s
24-10s

 
 

 
 
 



 
 
 






 
 
 
 

44 
43 
15 
 

34 
18 
22 
37 
18 
23 
 
 
 
 




13 







Dashwood, Robert
Dashwood, Robt 
Knowles, Hannah
empty 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Fratton, Hampshire
Beccles, Suffolk 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Yarmouth, Norf 
Morningthorpe, Norf 
Willingham, Suff 
Ellingham, Norf 
Ringsfield, Suff 
Topcroft, Norf 

Head 
Wife 

MRCS, E&C?, LAC, General Practicioner

Dau 
Beccles, Suffolk 

Scholar at Home
Dau 
Scholar at Home
Governess
Pupil 
Housemaid
Cook
Nursemaid
Groom
 
 
 
 

Scholar at Home

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dau 
Govnss

Medical Pupil

Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 
 
 
 
 

 
Dashwood, Charles
Dashwood, Robt 
Kent, Alfred 
Westerman, Jn 

 
Surgeon
 
 

32-10
32-10
35
38-10

 

NMar 
NMar 
Eng & Music Teacher
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Lydia GAMMIDGE
Susanna D. BARTON 

49 


21 

Scaldwell, Northampton, England 

Head 
St Pancras, Middlesex, England 

Principal Of School
 

Governess

Kate HUNT 
Lra MICKLEBURGH 
Ethel G. PENNY
Elizabeth BARNHAM 
Grace J. JOHNSTON 
Sarah CANT 
Emma PORTER 

15 
 
13 
12 
 
31 
15 


14 


11 

Harlow, Essex, England 

Eggbury Andover, Hampshire, England
Feltham, Middlesex, England

Uppingham, Rutland, England
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England

 
Aldeby, Norfolk, England 

Boarder
 
Boarder
Pupil

Pupil
Boarder
Pupil

Pupil
 

Boarder
Carlton Colville, Suffolk, England 

Boarder
Housekeeper
General Servant

Pupil


Servant
Servant

1891 CENSUS
 
 
 

 
 
 

Susan Beckham 
Rachel Wigg 
Alice Owles 



46 
56 
50 

F   

Bagshot, Surrey 
Barnby, Suffolk 
Barnby, Suffolk 

 
 
 

Head 
visitor 
visitor 

own means
own means
own means 

1896 
1901 CENSUS
 
 

Durrant, Chas 
1896 
 
Durrant, Chas 
 

 
 

Charles Durrant 
wife;  


2 servants  

35 
South Elmham 
 
Head 
Auctioneer & Estate Agent
2 sons;
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1904 
1906 Survey 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 
ALSO

Durrant, Chas 

1904 
Durrant, GH 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Read, Henry 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read, Hy

Estate Agent 
dwelling
Rix, Shelley William
Lush, Lieut- Col
Lush, Lieut-Col
Catling, F
Catling, F
Catling, Frank 
Catling, Frank 
Masters & Skevens

40
6 bedrooms 2 sitting rooms

4 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

butcher
butcher
butcher
butcher

1948 
 
 
 
 
 
Canham, Percy 
 
tailor
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
4 THE WALK  now (2002) Garry’s Discount Store

Listed Building:
 
keys. Blank panel in lieu of window in centre. Sash window at ground floor, lower sash without glazing bars, 6 panel door with plain arched fanlight.
Modern shop front.
See description of the building in 1587 in account of lawsuit between Richard Flatman of Alburgh, Norfolk, yeoman & Thomas Downing over a house
in Beccles [see 33 Newmarket]: “also a window next the street for the same cellar according to pattern & fashion of the shop where Robert Woolnowe
now dwelleth called the Lyon, all finished with doors and windows.”

1570 
1576 
Task 1s 4d
1593 
Task 1s 4d
1600.1
1620C
 
1620.2
1664 
 
1664 
1672 
1693 
1736 
 
1759 
 
1759 
 
1760.1
1788 
 
1797 
1799 
1800 
 
 
 
1800 
1928 
 
 
 

Early 19 century. 3 storeys and basement. Suffolk yellow brick. Pantiles. 4 windows, sash with glazing bars, flat cement rendered arches and
Beccles Manor Rental 

Gapp, Margaret, for a messuage late Thorn 
 

 
Gapp, Heirs of Widow, House late Gapp & John Thorn 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

        Rent  3d 1/2d
 

Task NMar 83 
Task NMar 70 
 
Wolnowe, Robert for the house where he dwelleth sometime Thorn late Gapp
 
 
 

 
 
Lone's (folio 93)
 
 
 

Lone, John, for a tent late Gapp purchased of Gregory Underwood by the New Market
Vynior, Thomas, [Member of XXIV 1613; XII & Portreeve 1623] for a tent sometime Gapp's late Woolnow's & after

 
           Task 1s 4d
Task V 6 

 

 
 

 
Margerom, Mrs 
Cutlove, William, for a messe in New Market between the messe of Nich Smyth, gent, north [nos 5/6] and a mess called
the Angel, south [no 3], abutteth upon Smallgate, east; & Market Place, west.
Cutlove, William, late Mrs Margerom in New Market, against the Steeple. 
Artis, Jn, [son of Edmund & Elizabeth; died 1731] for a mess formerly Cutlove's late Carver's opposite the Steeple.
Artis, John for a tent against the Steeple late Cutlove 
Gisleham, Matt, [married Rose, first child 1726; died 1773] tent before Cutlove's against the Steeple 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 Task 1s 4d
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
 
 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 10d
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
Rent 10d

House of Matthew Gisleham, stay-maker, for sale, near Church &
low rooms. Chambers and garretts over. Stables, Offices, Cellar, Yards, gardens etc. John Farr, attorney.

Market Place. Brick & sashed front several good
Norwich Mercury, 29 Sept
 

All household furniture of Matthew Gisleham to be sold. Exceeding good beds, chairs, tables, glasses, etc. A handsome
book case & collection of books. Brewery utensils, good kitchen furniture.
 

Norwich Paper, 22 Dec
 

Thomas Ward [he owned it, (but does not seem to have lived there) in 1778 - see Indenture of 1778, Walk 5 & 6]
Amyas, Ann, [John Amyas, druggist married Ann Halliday in 1746] messuage near the Church, late Ward's, Matthew
 
Sale of house late Mrs Ann Amyas, centre of town: 2 parlours, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, garrett. Good garden And stable.
Sparrow, Bence, Trustee in will of Ann Amyas: a mess near the church. 

Deeds 101
Beccles Manor Court 
 
Gisleham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
Norwich Chronicle 14 Oct
Beccles Manor Court 
 
 
 
Rent 10d
Norwich Paper 8 Mar 

SALE: A Messuage commodiously situated for a small genteel family or for trade, in the centre of the town of Beccles,
 
Floor; Four very good Bedrooms, two attics & two garrets, also a good Garden & Stable adjoining. Further particulars
from Rede & Smith

late the Residence of Mrs Ann Amyas, comprising two handsome Parlours, a Kitchen, & proper offices on the Ground  
 
Beccles Manor Court 
Dashwood, Chas, surgeon, mess near the Church late Amyas, spinster, Ward, formerly Gisleham.
 
Rent 10d
Beccles Paper 21 Sep 

SALE: Instructions from Dr CT Helsham to sell 4 The Walk, a commodious Freehold Family Residence having pleasing
 
 
Vacant Possession

 
 
 

West Aspect, and containing:  Four Reception Rooms, Seven Bedrooms, and excellent Domestic Offices, Electric Light.
with attractive Garden, Garage, Stabling. A valuable frontage of 34ft to the Walk and extending to Smallgate in the rear.

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Charles Dashwood
Sarah Walker 
Mary Reynolds 
1855 

Rates 
 
 

Dashwood, Chas 
Dashwood, Chas 
Dashwood, Chas 

34.10
 
35 


 
 

 
(409) 
 

Dashwood, Chas 
Dashwod, Chas 
Dashwood, Chas

Surgeon




Dashwood, Charles

76 
32 
29 




 

Aylsham, Norf 
Gosport, Hants 
Lound, Suffolk 
Dashwood, Charles

Head 
Serv 
Serv 
 

Surgeon, not practising
Housemaid
Cook
35

 
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1871 
1881 CENSUS
6892 
Lon:  GP
6893 
6894 
6895 
6896 
6897 
1891 CENSUS
 
 
 
 
 
1896 
1901 CENSUS
 
 

Rates 
 
Dashwood, Robt 
1871 
35 
Metcalfe, Robt 
Surgeon
NMar 
Robert I. METCALFE 
47 
Lydd St Mary, Lincoln, England 
Head 
M D Edwin M R C S

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Claude METCALFE
Kenneth METCALFE 
Janet S. COOMBE
Maria HUMPHREYS 
Emma WADE 

 

14 
 
25 

22 


11 

20 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Albrough, Norfolk, England

Otley, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
Son 
Governess P T
Serv 
Housemaid

Scholar

Boarder
Polstead, Essex, England 

Cook
Serv 

 
Claud Metcalfe 
 
 
 
 

Robert Ives Metcalfe  M 

58 

21 
1 Granddaughter; 


Beccles

Tydd St Michael, Lincs 
 
Beccles
1 Governess; 

Head 
Student of Medicine
son 

MD & MRCS General practitioner 

   S 
Kenneth Metcalfe
wife;  
 
 

24 

 
 

son 
 
2 servants

   S 
1 daughter (20); 
 
Metcalfe, Robt 

Student of Medicine
1896 
 
 
Helsham, HP 
Surgeon

 
 

Hugh Helsham 
wife; 


 

37 
1 servant

Camberwell 
 
Head 
Medical Practitioner
1 son (6);

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1914-1918 WAR SERVICE

 

 
Helsham
 

Helsham, HP 
 
 

1904 
Helsham, Dr HP 
 

50 
dwelling
 


6 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms
 

Helsham, HP 

Surgeon
5 occupants

 
 
Helsham, Hugh Dr

HELSHAM, Hugh P 
HELSHAM, Christopher T
1922 
1922 
1927 
1927 
1928 
 
1933 
1937 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Walk 
Walk 

1915 
1914 

 
 
 
 
 
 

RAF (Medical Service) 

Capt 
Surg Lieut RN

 
DSC 

690
689


 
 
 
 
Beccles Paper 21 Sep 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HMS Canada 
Helsham, Hugh Dr
Helsham, Christopher 
Helsham, Hugh, Dr
Helsham, Christopher Dr

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

physician

THE WALK  Dr CT Helsham 4 Reception Rooms, 7 Bedrooms & Excellent domestic offices, electric light.  
Frontage of 34 ft to Walk. Attractive Garden, Garage, Stabling extending to Smallgate at the rear
 
 
 
 
 
 

Helsham, CT 
 
 
 
 
 

1933 
 
 
 
 
 

42 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

May Kerrrich
Wilson, John 
Wilson, John 
Wilson, John 
Wilson, John 
Wilson, John 

 
 
 
 
 

Furnishers
Furnishers
Furnishers
Furnishers
Furnishers

ALSO 1974 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilson, EM
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
5 THE WALK 
now (2002) Break Charity Shop & Amos Cross, accountants
The house may date from shortly before 1593  “Symon Smyth for the new house  and grounds in the Market” with later refronting

Listed Building:
Early 19 century. 2 storeys attic and basement. Suffolk yellow brick. Plinth and brick  pilasters. Wood eaves. Machine tile roof. 3 dormers with
segmental heads. 3 windows, sash with altered glazing, flat arches. 1 ground floor window, left. ? Modern shop, right. Brick panels  above 1st floor
windows.

No 5 The Walk was owned by the same owners as No 6.  See 6 The Walk.
1817  
 
 
 
 
bedchambers  

 
1862 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1902 
 
 

Ipswich Journ 26 April 

SALE: Valuable freehold property by private contract together or in parcels. Most substantial & commodious mess  
desirably situated for trade opposite the Church in centre of Beccles. Large excellent shop, parlour, kitchen, study, pantry,  
wash house, excellent cellars & domestic offices, good bed chambers, garretts, yards, garden, stable, chaise house & other  
buildings now in occupation of Mr Robert Allcock, saddler.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

ALSO convenient dwelling adjoining, parlour, kitchen, pantries, wash house, domestic offices, good
 

The above are freehold. Apply JT Allcock of Halesworth

and garretts  with yard and Garden in occupation of Rev Hervey Taylor.
 
Beccles Paper 30 Sep 

SALE: Two excellent genteel Residences opposite the Church Tower.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stable, Coach House & other offices

 
 
 

 
Boyden, containing commodious cellar, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, Kitchen, store room, pantry,  
wash-house, three Bedrooms, Dressing Rom, three Attics & Garden.
 
 
Rooms, Breakfast Room, 2 store rooms, 2 Kitchens, pantry, wash-house, six Bedrooms, three Attics, Garden,

LOT 1:  [No 6 The Walk] Substantial, genteel & well-built Residence with red brick front occupied by Mr James  
 

LOT 2:  [No 5 The Walk] Genteel, well-built & handomely white brick fronted commodious Family Residence,
recently in the occupation of  Rev Henry Mayers, containing large Cellars, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing

 

 
 
 

SALE: Executors of late Nathaniel Pells
LOT 1: Valuable and commodious Family Residence with Garden, Vinery & Stabling in the occupation of Miss Pells in
the Walk.

1918 
 
Hollies, Frederick’s Road identified the body of his sister. She came to stay with him on
1917 and stayed until 10th of December when she went to stay with her sister, Miss  
During her stay she had complained of depression and nervousness, but he had
She had been very upset by air raids and firing of anti-aircraft
he knew of nothing to trouble her.
 
 
 
 
 
 

DROWNED: Body of Mrs Elizabeth Agnes Wilson, aged 68, widow of Frederick Wilson, formerly
of the Old Abbey Farm, Leiston and 14 Quilter Road, Felixstowe. Mr Nathaniel Pells, retired miller

Beccles Paper 19 Feb 
 

 
 
 
 
guns when living at Felixstowe. Beyond that

 
 
 
never known her to threaten her life.

of
 
Pells    at    5,    The    Walk.

The
26th

November

 
 

 
 

 
 
soldiers. She was gone away only a short time, but when she returned Elizabeth had disappeared and  
she had not seen her since.
 
 

 
Public Hall. They both sat together until about 8pm, when she left her to go and make coffee for the  

Miss Julia Pells:- On December 21st Elizabeth accompanied her sister to a social concert at the  

 
 

 

 
looking very strange. Elizabeth got up at the same time as her sister and she had not seen her since.

Miss Rosa Kellam, 81 Grove (Ingate) Road had sat next to her in the concert and noticed she was
 

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
Emma Sloper 
Lydia Sloper 
Mary A Thurston
Jane Hicks 
Anna Hicks 
Ellen Largent 
Sarah Nicholds 

Mason, Thos 
Mason, Thos 
Mason, Thos 
Mason, Thos 

34.10
30-5-0
35 
 

 
 
 
 

 
(408) 
 
 

Fuller, JW 
Fuller, JW 
Sayer, MA
Sloper, Emma 

Academy
Private Teacher

 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 

40 
38 
20 

15 
15 
14 




17 


Wilton, Wiltshire
Wilton, Wiltshire
Wickham, Suffolk

Marlesford, Suffolk
Bedford, Bedford 
Wellingborough, Northhants

Head 
Sster 

Private Teacher
Private Teacher
Pupil
Pupil 
Pupil
Pupil
Pupil

Pupil 
Coddenham, Suff 

Pupil

Pupil 
Pupil 

FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

Fanny Wright 
Ellen, Tacon 
Deborah Rockhill
Lucy Largent 
Ann Largent 
Hannah Moore 
Sarah Philpot 
Susan Meddows 
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 CENSUS
6887 
6888 
6889 
6890 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 



35 
35 
 

15 
15 
15 

10 
24 
18 
68 


30 









 
 

Wissett, Suffolk 
Stoven, Suffolk 
Marlesford, Suffolk
Marlesford, Suffolk
Marlesford, Suffolk
St John, Suffolk 
St John, Suffolk 
Mellis, Suffolk 
Elizabeth Grant 
Mayers, Rev H 
 

Pupil 
Pupil 
Pupil 
Pupil 
Pupil 
Serv 
Serv 
Serv 

Pupil
Pupil
Pupil
Pupil
Pupil
Servant
Servant
Servant

 
Mason, Thos 
Mason, Thos 
Pells, Nath 

Pells, Nath 
Builder

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

Nathaniel PELLS
Matilda PELLS 
Julia PELLS 
Mary A. NOTLEY




68 
69 
28 
18 




Carlton Colville, Suffolk, 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Needham, Norfolk, England

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Serv 

Alderman Retired Builder (Munic)

No Occupation
General Servant

1891 CENSUS
Matilda Pells   
Julia Pells
Julia Pells Wilson
1 servant



 

79 
58 
14 



Beccles
Beccles
Ludon, Suffs 

 
 

 
 
 

Head 
dau 
grand-d

own means
own means 
scholar

 

1896 
1901 CENSUS
Matilda Pells 
Julia Pells
1 daughter; 
servant

Pells, Nath exors
 
 
 
Pells, Matilda 
Resident



1

89 
68 


Beccles
Beccles

 
 

 
 

Head 
dau 

own means
own means

 

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 
ALSO 1974 

Pells, Miss Julia 

 
Pells, Miss 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

48 
Pells, Miss 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pells, Miss Julia 
dwelling
Pells, Miss
Pells, Miss
Pells, Miss
Pells, Miss
/
Keeble, Jas 
Keeble, Jas 
Amis Cross 
 

Resident
7 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

 
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

chemist
chemist
chartered accountants
 

 
Wiggins Anglia 

builders
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
6 THE WALK  now (2002) Gazette Bookshop & the Cutain Shop
The house may date from shortly before 1593  “Symon Smyth for the new house  and grounds in the Market” with later refronting

Listed Building:
18 century. 2 storeys and attic. 3 dormers. Plinth. Brick pilasters. Brick recessed panels over first floor windows. 3 windows, sash, with flat arches.
Glazing bars intact at 1st floor. 6 panel door, with arched radial-bar fan, in wood case with Doric quarter columns below transom. Machine tiles. Wide
eaves soffit.

1500.1
1500.2
1570 
1576 
1593 
1654 
 
1664 
1670 
 
1671 
 
1684 
 
1693 
1736 
1737 
1751 
1758 
 
1758 
 
1759 
 
1760 
1763 
1778 
 
 
 
 
 
&  
1785 
1810 
1817  
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Agase 
Smyth


 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Bec Manor Rental 

Canne, Jn for his mess late Hagays, for his half
 
 
 
Rector] dwell (folio 191) 

 
Sewell, Robt for his house and garden late John Canne before Haggays & Smyth's 
Smyth, Symon for the new house & grounds in the Market late Sewell before Smyth & Agase 
Harbor, Jos for Capital mess in New Market late Mr Smyth's where Mr Clarke [perhaps the usurping  

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Rent 1.02
Task 1.08
Task 1.08
 

Taskk 
Task Bly 107
Task 
 

 
Smyth, Nic late Fleetwood
Samuel Birkinshaw for a messuage in Newmarket, late Nicholas Smith 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

             Task 1.08
 
 

Bec Manor Rental 61 

 
 

Rent 1.02

 
Rent 1.02

 

 
 

Birkinshaw, Sam for a tent late Sewell's before Smyth & Agas vid Benj Smith & Joseph Harbor gent
(folio 240) 
Artis, Joshua [d 1709] as a guardian to his daughter for one tent late Sam Birkenshaw [He was son-in-law to
Birkinshaw]  
Artis, Joshua for a tent late Birkinshaw against the Church
Morse, Jn tent late Birkinshaw's against the Steeple 
Morse, Jn, Younger formerly Sewell afterwards Birkinshaw late his Father 
Morse, Susan wid tent against the Chancel late John Morse before his Father formerly Birkinshaw
Morse, Jn tent against the Church formerly Artis since late Susan Morse, his Mother decsd 

Surtvey B 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Survey 8
Bec Manor Rental 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent 1.02
Rent 1.02
Rent 1.02
Task 1.08
Rent 1.02

Bec Manor Rental 
Bec Manor Rental 
Task 
 
Bec Manor Rental 
Bec Manor Rental 11 
Rent 1.02
Nor Paper. 2 Dec 

SALE: dwelling house, sashed front, a very good shop & outhouses near Church, late occupation John Morse,
grocer. Particulars at Charles Wright, joiner, Beccles. To be entered upon immediately.
SALE: To be let or sold: House with sashed front, good shop, warehouse etc. near Church in Beccles late occupied John
Morse, grocer. Freehold, in brick. Enquiries Elisha de Hague, attorney, Norwich.
Isaac Coe, Mercer & Linen Draper, takes Shop late Morse opposite Church in Beccles.
Isaac Coe removed from Beccles to Wisbeech.

 
 
Norwich Newsp. 31 Mar
 
 
Norwich Newsp. 15 Nov
Norwich Newsp. 6 June
Deeds 88, 10 Oct 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT Capital Messuage or Tenement of John Morse, Barn, Stable & other buildings, Yard, Garden
BETWEEN the Messuage formerly of Hannah Baker, widow, late of Matthew Gisleham & now of Thomas Ward
[Walk 4] SOUTH; The Messuage & Blacksmith’s Shop & premises sold to Seth Land [Walk 7] NORTH;
The premises formerly in the occupation of John Morse, father of John Morse, now in tenure of John Alcock, Saddler
John Barcham or under-tenants
Alcock, Jn for a tent late Mr Morse formerly Birkinshaw before Sewell
Alcock, Robt etc Robert, John & William sons of John decsd, tent against the Church formerly Morse's  

Task 
Bec Manor Rental 
Rent 1.02
Ipswich Journ 26 April 

SALE: Valuable freehold property by private contract together or in parcels. Most substantial & commodious
 
kitchen, study, pantry, wash house, excellent cellars & domestic offices, good bed chambers, garretts, yards,
garden, stable, chaise house & other buildings now in occupation of Mr Robert Allcock, saddler.
 

 
 

messuage desirably situated for trade opposite the Church in centre of Beccles. Large excellent shop, parlour,  
 

 
garretts  with yard and Garden in occupation of Rev Hervey Taylor.
 

ALSO convenient dwelling adjoining, parlour, kitchen, pantries, wash house, domestic offices, good bedchambers and

The above are freehold. Aply JT Allcock of Halesworth
SALE: Robert Oswald to sell: house opposite Church with large shop, occupied by Robert Allcock, saddler

 
Norwich Newsp. 5 Sept 
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1832 
 
1862 
 
James
 

 
in  
 
 

Bec Manor Rental 

Mason, Thos mess opposite the Church formerly Morse's late Robt, John & William Alcock as devizes of their
Father

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rent 1.02
Beccles Paper 30 Sep 

SALE: Two excellent genteel Residences opposite the Church Tower.
 
 
 

 
 
Room, 2 store rooms, 2 Kitchens, pantry, wash-house, six Bedrooms, three Attics, Garden, Stable, Coach House & other  
offices

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

LOT 1:  [No 6 The Walk] Substantial, genteel & well-built Residence with red brick front occupied by Mr
Boyden, containing commodious cellar, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, Kitchen, store room, pantry,
wash-house, three Bedrooms, Dressing Rom, three Attics & Garden.

LOT 2: [No 5 The Walk] Genteel, well-built & handomely white brick fronted commodious Family Residence, recently
the occupation of Rev Henry Mayers, containing large Cellars, Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, Breakfast  

1832 
1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 
CENSUS 1851

Mason, Thomas 
Mason, Thomas 
Mason, Thomas 
Mason Thomas 
Mason, Thomas 

0.06 
 
(407) 
25 
25 


 
Taylor, Mary 

mess in New Market opposite the Church formerly Morse's late Alcock
16 

Independent
Foulger, Eliz
Thompson, Mark

Architect

Mark G Thompson
Susan Thomson 
Ellen Jarrett 
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
6881 
6882 
6883 
6884 
6885 

 
 

head 
wife 
serv 
29 
29 
25 
25 







64 
46 
20 
Sarah Grant
Gordon, Charlotte
Boyden, Anna 
Waterman, J 

Architect
 
general servant 

 
 

Woodbridge
Woodbridge
Beccles

 
Mason, Thomas 
Mason, Thomas 
Boyden, Anna 
Waterman, J 

Naval Off Wid
Ret Gas Manager

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

John WAKEMAN
Ellen M. PARKER
Mary M. PARKER
Sarah CRISP 
Robert GIRLING 





71 
17 
16 
35 
35 





Eye, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Wingfield, Suffolk, England
Cratfield, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Grand Daur 
Grand Daur 
Serv 
Keeper

Occ: 

Retired Gas Manager
Housekeeper

Companion
Domestic Servant
Gasman Labourer

1891 CENSUS
Stephen Thompson
1 boarder

 
 
M   
42 
Cavendish, Suffolk
 
Head Postmasterwife; 
2 sons; 3 daughters;

1896 
1901 Census
 
 

 
 
Parker, Mrs M 
 
 
Thompson, Steven
Postmaster

 
 

Stephen Thompson  M 
wife; 

52 
2 daughters (9 & 3)

Cavendish, Suffolk
 

 
Head 
Postmaster 
employee
2sons (13, 11) 
1 servant

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933  
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 

 
Parker, Miss (Wangford) 
 
 
 

Parker, Mrs M 

40 
Kingdom, Mrs 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Michael, Col Hy 
dwelling
Read, Henry George
Read, Henry George
Read, Henry George
Read, HJ
Read, Henry George
Judge, Mrs EG 
Mobbs, Edward
Mobbs, Edward
Gazette Bookshop

Resident
5 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms

3 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Parker, Mrs M 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

boarding house

ALSO
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Art & Antiques
For details of the Postal Services see: “Beccles Almanack 1893, page 51”
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001
7 THE WALK

Listed Building:
 
Modern shop front.
These properties were originally owned by the owners of Nos 5 & 6 The Walk

18 century. 2 storeys and attic. 1 dormer. Brick, painted. Toothed eaves band. Pantiles. 2 windows, sash with glazing bars and flat arches.

1778 
 
 
 
 
 
&  

Deeds 88, 10 Oct 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

ALL THAT Capital Messuage or Tenement of John Morse, Barn, Stable & other buildings, Yard, Garden
BETWEEN the Messuage formerly of Hannah Baker, widow, late of Matthew Gisleham & now of Thomas Ward
[Walk 4] SOUTH; The Messuage & Blacksmith’s Shop & premises sold to Seth Land [Walk 7] NORTH;
The premises formerly in the occupation of John Morse, father of John Morse, now in tenure of John Alcock, Saddler
John Barcham or under-tenants

1866 
 
 
 

SALE of Property of Samuel Haward, deceased. On 20 June 1866
 
 
Wash-house and a basement cellar.

Rix Collection Sales 

 
Sitting Room (about 14ft by 12ft) with deep closets in recesses; Five Sleeping Rooms, Kitchen, Store Room,

LOT 7 [Part] : Dwelling House: a substantial brick & tiled building containing an Entrance Hall & Staircase,  
 

 
 
 
1889 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

With Garden in the rear, & the use in common with the other tenants of the Pump in the Yard adjoining
Occupied by Samuel Blaxhill, yearly tenant 14
[The complete Lot Purchsed by Robert Jarman 330]
SALE: Newmarket, late Robert Jarman
LOT 1: Residential & Trade premises at junction of New Market and Rook’s Lane in occupation of
Messrs W Lands, J Ward (Residence & Shop);  CH Smith (Residence occupied as Furniture
Warehouses & Garden); R White (shoemaker’s shop), owner Robert Jarman 

Beccles Paper 28 May 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Aggregate Rent 44
1898 
Planning 
8 Feb 
Walk No 7 
approved
New Shop Front for Mr Plumbly adjoining Post Office [7 The Walk]

THE WALK 7
 

1841 

owner
Ward, Wm 

 

 
1841 

 
10 

 

occupant
Gilbert (late) 

1851 
Haward, Sam 
1851 
8.15 
Gordon, Jr 
1851 CENSUS

John R Gordon 
Charlotte Gordon
Charlotte Gordon
Carline E Martin 
1855 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
6877 
6878 
6879 

 
 
 





 
1861 
1871 
1881 

58 
48 
17 
19 
16.10
15.10
14 
14 





 


Clerkenwell, Middlesex 
Cove, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Sotterley, Suffolk
Gordon, JR 
Johnson, Rachel 
Blaxill, Sam 
Laws, Wm 

Head 
Wife
Dau
Serv 

Annuitant

 
 
 
 

 
Haward, Sam 
Haward, Sam 
Jarman, Robt 
Jarman, Robt 

Servant
Retired Grocer

NMar 
NMar 
NMar 

William LAWS 
Elizabeth LAWS 
Sarah THIRKETTLE 


75 
69 



43 

Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Servant

Retired Grocer & Tea Dealer
Shearwater Ranworth, Norfolk
Dome Serv 21 Years Service

1891 CENSUS
 
 

 
 

William Laws 
housekeeper & servant

85 
Great Yarmouth 
Head 
own means

1896 
1901 CENSUS
 
 

Thompson, S 
1896 
14 
Wright, Alice 

 
 

Isabel Plumbly 
2 sons;


2 daughters; 

40 
3 boarders

Gunningham, Norfolk 
Head 
chemist, shopkeeper
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Thompson 

1904 
Thompson, exors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18 
late Plumby  Kellam 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Plumbly, Isabella 

dwelling & shop 
Kellam, Edward 
Kellam, Edward 
Kellam, Edward 
Keeble, Jas 
Keeble, Jas 
Judge, Mrs EG 
Tower Cafe
Town House  

3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
2 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

chemist
chemist
chemist
chemist
chemist
cafe

cafe

ALSO
1914 
1974 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Telephone Call Office
Linda 

 
ladies’ hairdresser
8 THE WALK at one time The Post Office

Listed Building:
Probably 18 century. 2 storey 1 window, with 2 windows at 1st floor in Rook's Lane. Brick, painted. Toothed eaves band . Pantiles. Near-flush-frame
sash, windows with glazing bars. Shop in wood case with pilasters and entablature. Entrance on return in Rooks Lanein wood case with pilasters and
entablature.

1855 
to  

Norwich Paper, 2 Aug 

PC Benns, [his business premises were at 13 Smallgate] boot & shoe maker has disposed of his Business after 25 years
James Carr & Son, who has commenced business in premises lately occupied by Mr Crowe (near the Church)

 
 
J Carr, & Son, The Walk, Boot & Shoe maker, successors to PC Benns
1857
ADVERTISEMENT:
Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Feb

1858 
1863 
1865 
1865 

Beccles Paper 20 Apr 

ADVERTISEMENT: Carr & Sons, Boot & Shoe Maker (successor to PC Benn) Gentleman’s Walk
TO BE LET: Premises occupied by Messrs Carr & Son, boot maker, The Walk
William Brewer, fish & fruit merchant, in shop lately occupied by Messrs Carr & Son on Gentleman’s Walk
TO LET: House and spacious shop in Gentleman’s Walk, lately occupied by Mr Carr, bootmaker.

Beccles Paper 27 Oct 
Beccles Paper 18 Apr 
Beccles Paper 3 Oct 
1866 
Rix Collection Sales 
SALE of Property of Samuel Haward, deceased. Sale on 20 June

 
 
 
 
 
1883 
1889 
 
 
 
THE WALK 8
 

 
 
Sleeping Rooms, Store Room and Wash-house. A small detached Coal House, & a warehouse & outbuildings; Stable  
with Loft, fronting Rook’s Lane & a Yard adjoining
 

 
next the Market Place & two ware rooms behind; Two Sitting Roms, a Private Entrance from Rook’s Lane, three  

LOT 7 [part] Dwelling House & Shop: Substantially brick & tiled; and containing a spacious Shop, with a glazed front
 
 
 

Occupied by William Naunton,   Yearly tenant 14.
SALE: Household Furniture of late Miss Ottey
SALE: Newmarket, late Robert Jarman
LOT 1: Residential & Trade premises at junction of New Market and Rook’s Lane in occupation of
Messrs W Lands, J Ward (Residence & Shop);  CH Smith (Residence occupied as Furniture
Warehouses & Garden); R White (shoemaker’s shop) 

Beccles Paper 18 Jun 
Beccles Paper 28 May 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Aggregate Rent 44
owner
 
 
 
 
occupant

1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS
Matthew Crowe 
Ann Crowe 
William Crowe 
Ellen Z Crowe 
Emily Reeve 
1855 
1861 

Ward, Wm 
Haward, Sam 

 
 

10 
9.15 


Feltham, Jas 
Crowe, Matt 

Boot/Shoemaker



 
 

30 
32 


22 
 
 






17-10
 

Norwich, Norfolk
Brampton, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Dennington, Suff
 
 

Head 
Wife
Son
Dau 

Boot & Shoe Maker, employs 7 men, 3 women

Scholar
General Servant


Haward, Sam 
Haward, Sam 

Serv 
Crowe, late
Carr, Jas

Boot/Shoemaker
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
6874 
6875 

Jarman, Robt 
Jarman, Robt 

 
 

14 
14 


Chandler, Edm 
Ottey, Emma 

Ret Postmistrs

NMar 
NMar 

Emma L. OTTEY
Mary E. OTTEY


63 
31 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Taunton, Somerset, England

Head 
Daur 

Retired Postmistress
Postmistress

1891 CENSUS
Charles Harry Smith  M 
 
1896 
1901 CENSUS
Charles Harry Smith  M 
 

34 
Wyke Regis, Dorset
 
Head 
upholsterer

 
Thompson, S 

wife 
 
 
 
Smith, Chas 

44 
1 son, 3 daughters

Wyke Regis, Dorset
 
Head 
upholsterer & cabinet maker;
 
employer
 
wife; 

1904 
1906  Survey 
1914 
1927 
1974 

Thompson, S 

 
Thompson, exors
 
 
 

19 
Smith & Sons 
 
 
 

Smith, Chas 
dwelling & shop
Campling’s 
Eagle, John Robert
Llewellyn, Thos C

3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms & shop 
laundry & dry cleaner

6 occupants

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

ALSO (probably 2 Saltgate)

1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sampson & Butler
Sampon, George
Sampson, George
Mobbs, Edw 
Mobbs, Edw 
Mobbs, Edw 
Mobbs, Edw 
Llewellyn’s 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

wardrobe dealers
clothier
clothier
fruiterer
fruiterer
fruiterer
fruiterer
fruit stores

9 The Walk [in Rook’s Lane ?]

1866 
 
 

Rix Collection Sales 

SALE of Property of Samuel Haward, deceased
 
Sitting Rooms, four Sleeping Rooms, Wash-house, Pantry, & a large basement Cellar.

 
 

Lot 7 [part] Dwelling House with Garden; The House is Brick Built and tiled and contains Entrance, two  
 
 
 
In the occupation of Mrs Esther Thurling at a yearly Rent of 10
OWNERS & / OR OCCUPANTS

1576 Task Book
Downing, Barnaby [66 NMar]

1576  
Downing, Barnaby [67 NMar]
Downing, Barnaby [68 NMar]
Murdoch, Robert [69 NMar]
Gaythorne, Rowland [72 NMar] 
Wright, Widow [80 NMar] 
Gappe, Wid heirs [83 NMar]
Sewell, Robert [84 NMar] 
1593 Task Book

2.08 
0.1 
0.02 
0.1 
1576 
1.08 
1.04 
1.08 

1 The Walk 
2 The Walk 
2.1 The Walk 
10 Newmarket 

2.1 The Walk 
4 The Walk 
6 The Walk 

for his house late John Thorne's
for the next tent late Thorne's & Ryches
byrne late Thorne's
his house late his Father's that Richard Brimley dwell in
 
for hyr house she dwelleth in late Sylkes, before Tydis
hyr house late Gappe & John Thorne
hys house & Garden late John Cannes  before Haggays & Smyth's

1576 
1576 
1576 

 
for his house he dwelleth in sometime Adam Craske's

1576 
1576 
1576 

FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

Henry Barker [51 NMar] 
Henry Barker [52 NMar] 
Balye, Thomas [55 NMar] 
Frends, Edmund [59 NMar] 
Gathorne, John [60 NMar] 
Murdocke, Robt [64 Nmar] 
Woolnowe, Robert [70 NMar]
Smith, Symon [107 Bly] 
 
1668 Poor Law list: occupants

1593 
1593 
1593 
1593 
1593 
1593 
1593 
1593 
 

2.08 
0.1 
1.08 
 

0.10 
1.04 
1.08 
 

1 The Walk 
2 The Walk 
2.1 The Walk 
3 The Walk 
 
10 Newmarket 
4 The Walk 
6 The Walk 
 

house late Barnby Downing before Thorne's
for the next tent late Thorne's & Ryche's
his tent late Wright where he dwelleth late Ryse's before Tyd's
for his house that he dwelleth in late Rowland Gathorne before Crask's
for his house or tent at the corner late Robt Calvers sometime Lennys
for his house he dwelleth in
the house where he dwelleth sometime Thorne's, late Gappes
for his house & ground in the New Market late Sewell's before Smyth's &  
Agase's

 
 
 
 

104 
105 
106 
107
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 
113 
114 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 
1668 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 NMr
 
no 1 
10 NMr
 
no 3 
no 3 
no4 
 
 
no 6 

Spatchett, Mr
Lone, John
Bedingfield, John
Green, Thomas
Clarke, Laurence
Bendy, Wm 
Yallop, Mr 
Artis, Jo
Ellis, Cobbold
Calfe, Robert
Birkinshawe, Sam

 

1671 Survey in alphabetical order:
13 

Artis, John 
Bedingfield, John
Birkinshawe 
Green, Thomas 
Morse, John, draper
Lone, John           }
Plumstead, Wid   }
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
1671 
1671 
1671 
1671 
1671 
1671 
1671 

1671 
5 10s


 
 
14 
 

5 10s
no 1 
no 6 
10 NMr
10 NMr
no 3 
no 3 
no 3 

no 4 
Bedingfield, John
Birkinshawe, Sam
Green, Thomas 
Spatchett, Thomas
                       }
Yallop, Wm    } 
Bendy, Wm    } 

Artis, John 

in his own use  
his tent in the Market
his tent in the Market
in his own use
in Thos Spatchett's use

28 
44 
154 
217 
259 
259 
 

the Angel in Wm Bendy's & Wm Yallop,s 259 
use now Mr Lone's

 

1672 Poor Rate in list order
275 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1672 
1672 
1672 
1672 
1672 
1672 
1672 
1672 



8 10s



5 10s
8 10s

NMr 10
 
no 1 
10 NMr
no 3 
no 3 
no 4 
no 6 

Spatchett, Thomas
Lone, John
Bedingfield, John
Green, Thomas
Bendy, William 
Yallop, William 
Artys, John 
Birkinshawe, Sam

277 
278 
279 
281 
282 
283 
284 

1674  HEARTH TAX
117 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1674 
1674 
1674 
1674 
1674 
1674 
1674 
1674 

9 hths 
8 hths 
9 hths 
3 hths 
6 hths 
5 hths 
3 hths 
5 hths 

no 6  
no 4 
no 3 
no 3 
10 NMr
no 1 
no 2.1 
NMr 10

Buckingshawe, Mr
Artis, Mr
Bendy, William
Yallop, Mr
Greene, Mr
Bedingfield, John
Love [Lone], John
Spatchett, Thomas

118 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 
124 

1694 POOR LAW
222 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1694 
1694 
1694 
1694 
1694 
1694 






38 

no 4 
no 3 
no 1 
 
 
no 2.1/3

Artis,  John, Wid
Yallop, Wm
Bedingfield, Mr
Dowsing, Robert
Brooke, Wid
Lone, Mr

223 
225 
226 
227 
228 

FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001

1713-1715 CHURCH RATES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 
1713 





10 
6 10s


 
 
no 6 
no 4 
 
10 NMr
no 1 
no 2 
no 2.1/3

Francis Boonfellow
Girling, Mr
Mr Morse
Mr Amyas (Artis)
Clarke, Mr
Yallop, Mr
Fever, Phil
Armstrong, And
Lone, John

house & shop





12 
13 
14 
15 

1756 POOR LAW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 
1756 





5.10s
10 

4 10s



 
 
 
no 4 
 
no 3 
 
 
 
no 1 
 
10 NMr

Blowers, Edw 
Bullen, John
Harmer, Francis
Gisleham, Matthew
Baxter, Thos
Mann, Robert 
Howard, Jerh
Britten, Mrs
The Registry Office
Debenam, Matt
Howes, Mrs
Blowers, Edw

house & shop







10 
11 
12 
13 
14 

The Angel
FOLDER: Beccles, Streets, other: Beccles, Streets, The Walk 
David Lindley 1990-2001