Saltgate 5 & 7 (Before Property Division)

1576Thomas Bacon for his house by the Churchyard late Robert Bacon before Jernegan
1593Richard Flatman, for his house & grounds next the Churchyard late Bacon, before Mr Crampton & Mr Jernegan (later Richard Sellings, William Birdsey, John Dix
1613William Birdsey, for the moiety of a toft & orchard, by Beccles Churchyard, late wasted ,sometime Bacon, & afterwards Thomas Fletcher, the other moiety to JosephDix (folio 63)
1639John Franklin, [d 1684] for divers land & tents juv ex late Bacon, before Flatman & Peck Task B8
1650Francis Lone
1668John Franklin, for part of a tent in Saltgate, late Bacon, since Birdsey, since John Leman
1682Jeoffrey Purvis, for divers land & tents lying near Beccles Churchyard late Jo Franklin,gent in jux sometime Bacon, before Flatman & Peck, which he purchased of FrancisLone, vid John Franklin (folio 278)
1704Rev John Jessop, clerk, for a messe in the churchyard, late Jeoffrey Purvis, part of a tax formerly entered by Jeoffrey Purvis
1734Jeoffrey Purvis, for divers lands & tents lying near Beccles Churchyard, late his Father 1s 8d being paid of 2s 8d Task
1734Abraham Schuldham, for a messe in the churchyard, late Jessop 1s part of tax late entered by Jeoffrey Purvis of 2s 8d Task
1746Abraham Schuldham, gent, for divers lands & tents lying near Beccles Churchyard,late Jeoffrey Purvis, decsd, being the remaining part of 2s 8d Task
1784Frances Schuldham, 
1815William Schuldham, messe & garden in Saltgate, formerly John Jessop, late William Wase
1816AGREEMENT: 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.
1817INDENTURE between William Schuldham of London & William Schuldham of Marlesford of ONE PART & William Schuldham of Stanley Road the SECOND PART ALL THAT messuage BETWEEN the House of Dr Crowfoot, surgeon on the NORTH [Saltgate 1 & 3] & the Public House called the George on the SOUTH [Saltgate 9] WITH the Yards, Gardens, Stable & Stay Chamber over the same, now in the several occupations of Mr Pymar [the organist of St Michael’s], Mr Folkard [also houses in Smallgate & Newgate]
1817SALE: Auction by Sam Crowe at King’s Head. [Saltgate Nos 5 & 7?] Comfortable House & Premises in Beccles for a small genteel family, the late residence of Mrs [Miss] Schuldham, deceased, situate by the Churchyard comprising 2 Parlours, Vestibule with Staircase, Kitchen with pantry & store room on the ground floor, 3 Sleeping Rooms with Dressing apartments, & 3 Attics. Good Cellar, wash house and laundry detached, Stable & Chaise House, & a neat walled in Garden with Summer House etc. Immediate possession may be had.
1824SALE:- Wednesday 3 March: Lot 3: late property of William Schuldham: Substantial brick & tiled Freehold messe in two occupations with yards & outbuildings in Saltgate in occupation of Thomas Pymar [the Organist of St Michael’s] & Mr Robert Jarman [printer] as tenants from year to year. Rents together £36. Annual quit rent 9d to Rosehall.
1824William Tiptod, Rent 9d
1847SW Rix, Rent 9d

Saltgate 5 (After Property Division)

Listed Building: 17th century with 18th century front. As in No 1 and 3, older work is incorporated. Three storeys. Red brick. Three windows, sash with glazing bars, and segmental arches. Pantiles. Eight-panel door, in wood case, with fanlight. 

1862TO BE LET: Residence occupied by Rev FW Davenport, furnished or unfurnished. Apply SW Rix.
1871ORIENTATION: TO BE LET: House & Garden lately occupied by SW Rix & from Michaelmas the house adjoining now tenanted by Rev JT Johnstone [the Rector]
1872TO BE LET: Comfortable & well appointed Family House in Beccles near the Church & now tenanted by Mrs Johnstone, containing 3 Sitting Rooms, 6 Bedrooms & Dressing Room, Cellerage, Kitchen & small detached Pleasure Garden if desired. Apply SW Rix.
1894SALE: Under the Will of the late S Wilton Rix: Two freehold RESIDENCES in SALTGATE, RESIDENCE [No 7] with Garden & Stabling, lately occupied by Late SW Rix,  containing Hall RESIDENCE  let to Dr Helsham, [No 5 ] SALTGATE containing Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Cellsr, Kitchen & offices, Bed & Dressing Rooms & wc. There is a Garden in the rear, with back entrance and an open Yard abutting on Puddingmoor. [not sold]

In 1965, number 5 Saltgate became Saltgate Guest House.

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