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Grocer and Draper Church Street

Grocer and Draper Church Street

There was at Grocer and Draper store in Northrepps for over 100 years possibly from 1871
We are looking for photos of the front of the shop and if anyone is able to add to the information below.
Shop and Post Office moved into the old bottle store behind the pub in 1991
Sign still visible above the kitchen door

Northrepps

Village Shop on Church Street


1835 – James Storey Born in Northrepps to William and Phobe Storey

Siblings – Elizabeth, William, Maria and Harriet


1851 – James Storey moved away to Holborn London

Occupation – Grocer

William and Phobe Storey living on Church Street

Occupation – Shoemaker


1861 – James Storey still in Holborn London

Occupation Grocer

William and Phobe storey – Listed as Inn Keepers on Church Street


1871 – James Storey (36) moved back to Church Street Northrepps

James Occupation - Grocer

Head of house - Lived alone

Possibly running a shop with his sister Maria who was a widow. Occupation Grocer

William and Phobe are Listed as Licenced Publican of Mark Lane Inn and Foundry Arms

Also living in the pub daughter Maria and Grandson William Chapman 6 years old


1881 – James Storey (46) lived on Church street, with his Mum Phobe Storey who was listed as Head of house.

Phobe Aged 83 was a Widow – Occupation Inn Keeper of Mark Lane Inn

James Occupation – Grocer

Also living in the house

William Chapman 16 years old

Tabitha Mathews 17 years old – Occupation Servant


1883 – First official listing of a shop on Church Street


1889 – Mark Lane Inn – Eliza Golden Inn Keeper


1891 – James Storey (56) lived on Church Street

Occupation – Grocer and Draper and Employer

Also living in the house

William Chapman (Nephew) (26) Occupation Grocer and Draper

Karenhapic Chapman (Neice) (36)

Edwin Brown (Visitor) (14)

Rose Chadwick (Servant) (17)


1898 - Mark Lane Inn and Foundry Arms Owned by Charles William Huon Bullard


1901 – James Storey (66) Lived in ‘The Shop’ Church Street

Occupation – Grocer and Draper and Employer

Also living in the house

William Chapman (Nephew) (36) Occupation – Assistant

Carrie Chapman (Neice) (46) Occupation – Housekeeper

Edwin John Brown (Nephew) (23) Occupation – Assistant

Ethal Smith (Servant) (14)


1911 - James Storey (76) Lived on Church Street

Occupation – Grocer and Draper and Employer

Also living in the house

William Chapman (Nephew) (46) Occupation - Grocer and Draper

Census shows he has been married for 24 years to

Carrie Chapman (Neice) (56) They had no children

Edwin Brown (Nephew) (31) Occupation - Grocer and Draper

Census shows he has been married for 5 years with 1 child

James Brown (Nephew) (4)

Number of rooms in the house 7


1918 - James Storey Died

William Chapman who had been on the census living with the Storey family since 1871 (Aged 6) 

Sold the Shop to Herbert Woodhouse


1918-1948 – Herbert Woodhouse


1848-1949 – Eileen Woodhouse


1949-1962 – Elenora Wolfe


1962- ? - Reginald Wolfe and Ruby Wolfe


? -1975 – Mr and Mrs Barfoot


1975 - 1981 - Robert and Jackie Richards


1981 -    ?    - Violet Mann


   ?   - 1991 - Paul and Bridget Ross


May 1991 North Norfolk district Council approved planning application from Mr and Mrs P Ross to change house and shop to two dwellings, internal subdivision and form new entrance.


July 1991 North Norfolk District Council approved planning application to change use of bottle store to Post office and store at The Foundry Arms for Mr RN Lattaway.


The sign can still be seen above The Foundry Arms kitchen door.

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