Closed unknown era
grid reference TL 767 731
The Bell is now a holiday cottage called the Old Bell.
It's shown on this old OS map from 1882 (interactive map).
An inquest was held on the body of Henry NAYLOR, 53, Innkeeper for the Bell Inn, Icklingham. who was found drowned, having tied his feet to a rope attached to the rails of a bridge & his head in the water. Hannah Louise Naylor, his wife, said he had not been well for the past fortnight. He had complained of his head for 2 years, and in 1882, he was in Melton Asylum for 2 months. Verdict: suicide whilst suffering temporary insanity.Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, April 22nd 1884**
(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.