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Bell Inn, West street, Hambledon, Hampshire

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The pub was still standing in 1930, but seems to have been demolished soon after that. I lived in Bell Cottages, which was named after the pub and was part of The Bell In Yard.  I also have a recording of my Grandmother telling her memories of the pub, and I would be pleased to pass that on, if you would have a space for audio. *

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Bell Inn, West street, Hambledon

Bell Inn, West street, Hambledon

Bell cottages, West Street, Hambledon, Hampshire

Bell cottages, West Street, Hambledon, Hampshire

Kindly provided by Martin Kirby

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I was searching the web for information about, and photo's of, The Bell Inn pub which used to exist in Hambledon during the late 1890's. I can confirm that the pub actually stood in West Street, Hambledon and sat back from the road next to Bell Cottages, which is where I was born. I remember my grandmother telling me that Bell Cottages where named after the pub and formed part of The Bell Inn yard, which also included a brewery and other cottages. I have a recording of my grandmother describing The Bell Inn yard in great detail and have been trying to get hold of pictures of it for years. I have attached a photo of Bell Cottages, taken roughly from the area where the pub stood and facing the road. *

1871/George Smith/Gardener & Greenwich Pensioner/44/Stoke, Hampshire/Census
1871/Sarah Smith/Wife, Beer Retailer/44/Droxford, Hampshire/Census
1871/Edward G Smith/Son, Carpenter/20/Corhampton, Hampshire/Census
1871/Hester E Smith/Daughter, Dressmaker/18/Corhampton, Hampshire/Census
1871/Amy M Smith/Daughter, Dressmaker/17/Purbrook, Hampshire/Census
1871/Elizabeth A Smith/Daughter/12/Catherington, Hampshire/Census
1871/Sidney F Smith/Son/6/Hambledon, Hampshire/Census

1881/George Smith/Naval Pensioner & Brewer, Widow/54/Meonstoke, Hampshire/Census 
1881/Edward G Smith/Son, Carpenter/30/Corhampton, Hampshire/Census
1881/Elizabeth Smith/Daughter/23/Catherington, Hampshire/Census
1881/Harry Smith/Grandson/8/Hambledon, Hampshire/Census

1891/George Smith/Brewer (Master), Widow/64/Meonstoke, Hampshire/Census 
1891/Elizabeth A Smith/Daughter, Housekeeper/33/Catherington, Hampshire/Census

1911/Edward George Smith/Brewer & Retailer of Beer/60/Corhampton, Hampshire/Census 
1911/Elizabeth Sarah Smith/Wife, Assistant/64/Thursley, Surrey/Census
1911/Hilda Smith/Daughter, Assistant/24/Hambledon, Hampshire/Census

* Provided By Martin Kirby

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