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Bell (The) Inn
On the east side of Aldersgate Street, south of Barbican, in Aldersgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
A brewhouse called "le Belle" in Aldrichegate Ward Without is mentioned in Lond. I. p.m. III. 324.
Bell (The), Birchin Lane
Messuage called the Bell with a garden situate in parish of St. Edmund the King and Martyr belonging to Sir Martin Bowes (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 156).
In Birchin Lane, and given by John Long, in 1503 to the parish (End. Ch. Rep. St. Edmund's parish, 1903, p. 1).
Identified as Nos. 9-11 Birchin Lane, and Nos. 64 and 65 Lombard Street.
Bell (The), Holborn
A tenement called "le Bell" in parish of St. Andrew in Holbourne between a tenement formerly belonging to S. Mary del Stronde west, tenement late of John Penros east, high Street of Holborn south and land late of Wm. Soneman north, 7 H. IV. (Hust. Roll, 134, 61).
The Bell Inn on the north side of Holborn, east of Furnivals Inn, is shown on O. and M. 1677.
See Bell and Crown (The).
Bell (The), Milk Street
A messuage called the Corner House and now called the Signe of the Bell in parish of St. Mary Magdalene at the end of the street called Milkestreete, and in the street called Cheapside on the west side of the said Milkestreete, 38 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 239). In Cripplegate Ward Within.
No later reference.
Site now occupied by warehouses, etc.
Bell (The), St. Giles' Cripplegate
Messuage called the signe of the Bell and a garden in parish of St. Giles Without Cripplegate, 1565 (Lond. I. p.m. II. 35).
Not fuither identified.
West out of Grub Street (Milton Street) in Cripplegate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677, and Hatton, 1708).
Called in Strype, 1720 and 1755, "Little Bell Alley."
The site is now occupied by warehouses and offices.
The Bell Inn is shown in Rocque, 1746. It gave its name to the Alley.
In Old Fish Street (W. Stow, 1722-P.C. 1732). Qy.=Bell Alley, Labour-in-Vain-Hill.
In parish of St. Michael in Bassinghawe...also an inn called the Bell in the Hoop in the same parish, 3 Eliz. (Lond. I. p.m. I. 222).
Not further identified.
Out of Great Carter Lane (P.C. 1732-Boyle, 1799).
Not named in the maps.
See Austin Friars Passage.
North out of Snow Hill, opposite Holborn Conduit, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Boyle, 1799).
The site has been rebuilt for the formation of Holborn Viaduct, etc.
See Cock Court, Snow Hill.
Bell Alley, Abchurch Lane
In Abechurch Lane, mentioned in deed of 1649 (End. Ch. Rep. St. Michael Crooked Lane, 1903, p. 8).
Near Candlewick Street, in parish of St. Mary Abchurch, 24 Chas. I. 1648 (L.C.C. Deeds, Harben Bequest, 1600-1700, No.13).
Probably identical with Bell Court, Cannon Street (q.v.). Named after the sign.
Bell Alley, Aldgate High Street
South out of Aldgate High Street, leading into Chequer Yard (O. and M. 1677-P.C. 1732). In Portsoken Ward.
Removed for the erection of the Goods Depot, of the London and North Western Railway Company.
Bell Alley, Barbican
Mentioned 1667 (L. and P. Chas. II. 1667, p. 92).
The Bell Inn on the east side of Aldersgate Street, near Barbican, is mentioned by Hatton, 1708.
No later mention.
Bell Alley, Bishopsgate
West out of Bishopsgate Street, near the middle, in Bishopsgate Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1755).
First mentioned in I. p.m. 1557, 7 Eliz. (London, I. p.m. II. p. 31) and called "Bell Alley," alias Lamb Alley, 1625 (End Ch. 1829, p. 541).
Strype calls it Bell Yard also (ed. 1720, I. ii. 108).
The site is occupied by Sun Street (q.v.).
See Lamb Alley, Bishopsgate.
Bell Alley, Cannon Street
In Cannon Street, by Budge Row, at Walbrook End (W. Stow, 1722-Boyle, 1799).
Not named in the maps.
See Bell Court and Bell Alley, Abchurch Lane.
Bell Alley, Coleman Street
See Great Bell Alley.
Bell Alley, Fenchurch Street
See Bell Court.
Bell Alley, Golden Lane
West out of Golden Lane, on the northern boundary of the City and of Cripplegate Ward Without, running west to Goswell Street (L. and P. Chas. II. 1667, p. 353, to O.S. 1875-80).
"Bell Alley," between Pickhatch and Golden Lane, mentioned 1640 (L. and P. Chas. I. XVI. p. 221).
The site is now occupied by offices and business houses.
Bell Alley, Hosier Lane
North out of Hosier Lane. In Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Strype, 1720, I. iii. 284).
The site is now occupied by offices and warehouses, etc.