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1 Robert Street
This pub was next to a bowling green of which was part of the public house premises.
According to the Deal History Society, there was a Bell, address unknown, from 1661 to 1851. I am unaware whether the one I have found at 1 Robert Street is the same as mentioned by them.
The Sandwich Borough Records shows Licensed Victuallers who paid for new Inn signs, 6s. 8d, and Sureties of £5 on 12th September, 1662. I am again assuming that this pub is the same as the one mentioned in Robert Street, but I am sure it's the one mentioned by the Deal History Society, above.
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."
Unfortunately, I have no mention of the pub between 1698 and 1847.
Mentioned in Bagshaws directory of 1847 as a beerhouse and by Pikes directory 1909 as the "Bell Inn."
August 17th 1921, a sale catalogue shows No. 1 Robert Street sold with stove and bowls, known formerly as the "Bell Inn," and the pub was demolished in 1922.
BLEENWARD Amos 1662
GUPPY Michael 1698+ (Archives U752, title deeds)
MOCKETT Stephen Foster 1847-82+ Beer house)
MOCKETT Stephen George 1891+
FOSTER Harry 1899-1903
THOMPSONS Brewers 1903+
FOSTER Mary Ann 1905+
HUNTER H C 1908+
HOBDAY John Edward 1913-14+
From the Post Office Directory 1855
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1903
From Pikes 1908
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Kelly's Directory 1913
Deal Library List 1914
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