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Photo of Bell

grid reference TL 725 780

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last updated 30/10/2017

Eriswell Bell

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

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No entries for this pub have been found in the 1874 White's or 1879 Kelly's directories.

(The 1861 census describes location as Bell Inn, The ?Church?, which is next to the blacksmiths shop.)

This old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (larger map) shows "Old Bell Farm" between the smithy and the church. This seems a likely location and suggests that the pub had closed by then. Our map location and photograph show what seems the most likely candidate for the correct building. It's called Bell House, which also fits in.

old OS map


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.