Bell Inn

Status: Closed and demolished
Address: Borough, SE1 (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
Note: The location on these maps is approximate.
London borough: Southwark
Former address: [now Borough High Street]
Historical parish: Southwark St Saviour
Dates open: [1520]-[1746]
Notes: Records of St Thomas's Hospital deeds mark the "Bell Inn" as latterly renamed Maidstone Buildings. Rocque's map of 1746 marks a Bell Yard in this location, so presumably the pub was still there at this time, although it may of course have closed earlier. Location on the map marks the entrance to Maidstone Buildings, but presumably the pub (if originally a coaching inn) may have been inset somewhat from the street, like many other pubs along this route.
Sources: Open date: Archives
Close date: Rocque's map
References: H01/ST/E/065/B/02/006/001-014 (as "Maidstone Buildings formerly the Bell Inn")
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