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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith

Earliest 1791-

Eight Bells

Latest 1823

(Name to)

Townwall Street

 

An "Eight Bells" had traded from Townwall Street, eventually becoming "The Granville Hotel". Between that change it was also the "Angel Inn" and "Druids Head".

Earliest mention of the "Eight Bells" is in 1791, but I can only assume that it is this same building as no address was given.

 

From The Morning Post (London, England ), Monday, October 07, 1822.

On Thursday week William Jones, a private in the 1st Royal Dragoons, quartered at the "Eight Bells" public-house, in DOVER, shot himself whilst in bed, with a horse pistol charged with two bullets, which entered his body, passed through his lungs out of the other side, and lodged in the wall of the room. He lingered until Sunday evening in great agony, when death put an end to his sufferings. On Tuesday an inquest was held before J. Jekin, Esq., Mayor and Coroner, when it came out in evidence that the deceased had behaved very strangely lately, and having been drinking much the two preceding days, he was in a temporary fit of derangement.

Verdict - "Lunacy."

(I am assuming this is the pub in Townwall Street, and not the one in New Street.)

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

JONES John 1791

WYNDHAM 1805

ROWLEY W 1823 Pigot's Directory 1823

 

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