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Little Cornard Bell

Little Cornard Bell

also traded as One Bell

South, 52.00426,0.77376

Closed: possibly pre-1958, though apparently within living memory early in the 21st century.

Spout Ln

grid reference TL 904 376

The original (pre-fire) Bell is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (larger map)

old OS map

We were told the Bell was in Spout Lane, though the map below shows (albeit not very clearly) a beerhouse slightly further east, actually in Upper Road. Although this may have been a different beerhouse it seems most likely it was the Bell. It can be seen on the 1928 OS map as a beerhouse, but the 1958 map doesn't show it, so presumably it closed between those dates. The current building will be about a century old, as a report in the Suffolk Free Press** on 30 Aug 1911 makes clear:

At a meeting of the Petty Sessions, Mr Mauldon said that the Bell Inn at Little Cornard which had been destroyed by fire has been completely rebuilt…





Historical interest

Historical interest





(** reports reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

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

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