Bell, The Street, St Nicholas, Margate

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From the outside you would think The Bell a fairly modern building, but if you look closely you can see the Tudor origins of this village pub. In 1622 the landlord was William Chambers, who was disliked by the Church. The Church had tried many times to close down the hostelry, as Chambers wouldn't shut the pub in the evening and during church prayer, in their minds encouraging the villagers to drink instead of performing their pieties. Later, a distinguished yeomanry family, the Bridge's, were owners of the Bell, until 1777 when they leased it to the Cobb Brewery in Margate, finally selling altogether in 1798. The Bell, which has smuggling connections, has been used for vestry meetings, auctions and often used by the Local Hoodening community, a custom dating back to Saxon times. **

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Margate, Kent. The Margate,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Bell Inn, The Street, St Nicholas, Margate

Bell Inn, The Street, St Nicholas, Margate

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Residents at this address

1847/Edwin Brett/../../../Bagshaws Directory **

1851/Edwin Brett/../../../Census **

1855/R Nash/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/R Nash/../../../Post Office Directory **

1862/R Nash/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/Henry Beake/../../../Post Office Directory **

1874/Henry Beake/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Samuel John Bushell/../../../Census **

1882/Samuel John Bushell/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Thomas Jarman/../../../Kellys Directory **

1891/Thomas Jarman/../../../Census **

1891/Thomas Jarman/../../../Post Office Directory

1897 - 1903/Albert Edward Haddaway/../../../.. **

1913/Frederick Carline/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Frederick Carline/../../../Post Office Directory

1930/Frederick Edward Carline/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Joseph Matthew Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

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