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Great Blakenham Bell

historical era: late 20th century

closed post-1997

255 Stowmarket Rd

grid reference TM 114 515

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listed building grade II


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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 18/09/2017

The building is mainly early 19th century, but with parts dating back to the late 16th or early 17th.

It's believed to have been called Bluebell Farm circa 1830 (it appears on the 1837 OS map as "Blue Bell")

The closure date is not certain, but definitely post-1997, as it was listed in at year's Camra Suffolk Real Ale Guide (though only selling keg).

The pub can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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


Note

NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.