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Bury St Edmunds Bell

Bury St Edmunds Bell

also traded as One Bell

52.24594,0.71183

Closed 1881 or earlier

3 Cornhill

grid reference TL 852 643

It's shown on this old OS map from 1883 (interactive map).

old OS map

The Bell was an old-fashioned Family & Commercial inn and General Posting Establishment which also achieved considerable fame as a coaching inn. Coaches such as the "Phenomena" (Norwich to London in 14 hours), "Old Bury" (London) and "Surprise New Coach" made the Bell their terminus. The "Old Bury" was owned by Bell landlord, George Wicks, for many years until 1846, when the railway provided too much competition.

The inn was listed in 1823 at the Beast Market, 1839 at the Meat Market, in 1844 at 3 Corn Market, in 1851 as the One Bell at 1 Corn Hill, in 1851 and 1861 at 3 Corn Hill and in 1874 at 3 Corn Market.

The Bell was demolished about 1880. Replaced by the Post Office…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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