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Stowmarket Bell

previously known as Blue Bell


opened 1838

closed 1919

18 Bury Rd

grid reference TM 047 591

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last updated 16/08/2015

Built by James Woods, owner of Suffolk Iron Works in Bury St. After he was bankrupted it had became a pub by 1838.

An 18th century pub of the same name was located somewhere in Bury St.

Owned by local brewer William Golland Ranson from 1874 to 1896, then sold to Tollemache & Co. Closed in 1919.

1879 Kelly's directory lists the Bell in Ipswich Street, but 1881 census lists the same landlord at the Bell, Bury Rd.

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

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)