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Page Updated:- Sunday, 10 February, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Bell Hotel

Sold 2014

High Street

Staplehurst

https://whatpub.com/bell

Bell after 1834

Above engraving after 1834, when the brow of Staplehurst Hill was lowered.

Bell Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent my Mark Jennings.

Bell Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent my Mark Jennings.

Bell Inn 2014

Above photo, 2014.

Bell Inn 2014

Above photo, 2014.

Bell Inn 2014

Above photo, 2014.

 

In 1834 the road through Staplehurst was improved by removing the brow of the hill by the pub and filling in the deep valley to the north, by Little Loddenden. This was part of a plan to modernise the mail service by linking Hastings to Staplehurst.

It is suggested by Anita Thompson of the www.staplehurstsociety.com that the "Bell" was called the "Rose and Crown" as early as 1661.

I believe the pub was sold for 375,000 in 2014 and has since been converted into flats.

 

Bell Inn plans 2014

Above plans from www.rightmove.com 2014.

Former Bell Inn 2017

Above photo circa 2017.

 

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GEORGE William 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

ANDERSON James 1841+ (age 30 in 1841Census)

CHEESEMAN John 1851+ (age 50 in 1851Census)

CHEESEMAN Hannah 1861+ (widow age 56 in 1861Census)

BURREN Thomas 1861 ?

HAYWARD Thomas 1881+ (age 29 in 1881Census)

HUBBARD Eliza to June/1923 Kent and Sussex Courier

HUBBARD Charles June/1923+ Kent and Sussex Courier

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/bell.html

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

 

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