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Sort file:- Deal, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 29 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1661

Bell

Latest 1851

89 Beach Street

Deal

 

According to the Deal History Society, there was a Bell, address in Beach Street, from 1661 to 1851. It gained its name apparently from the pilots' bell that once hung in a lane running from Middle Street eastwards towards the beach, and may have been the tap room for the "Royal Hotel."

 

The Sandwich Borough Records shows Licensed Victuallers who paid for new Inn signs, 6s. 8d, and Sureties of 5 on 12th September, 1662.

From title deeds 1698:- "Tenement known by the name of sign of the "Bell" in Lower Deale, part of the Archbishop's waste, abutting to the Beach Street towards the East to Val BOWLES to the North to Peter Eaton to the West and to a lane leading from the Beach Street to the Middle Street to the South."

 

By 1900 the building had become A M Jennings butchers shop but unfortunately the building was demolished in 1954 in order to widen the road.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BLEENWARD Amos 1662

GUPPY Michael 1698+ (Archives U752, title deeds)

 

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