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Bury St Edmunds Six Bells

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1885

36 Churchgate St

grid reference TL 855 640

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listed building grade II


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last updated 03/02/2017

Some sources suggest this commercial inn and posting house was in the building at the corner of Angel Hill and Chequer Square (with frontage to the square), however the 1885 OS map at the Bury Record Office makes it clear that it was actually slightly to the north of this building, with frontage to Angel Hill.

In the late 18th and early 19th century this was a notable family coaching inn and posting house including the "New Accommodation Light Pair Horse Coach" which in 1823 set out from here daily at 8am and guaranteed to get to Norwich in 6 hours.

The inn has also been listed at Crown Street.


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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)