- Bell Inn
- 1) On the east side of Warwick Lane, in Castle Baynard Ward (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).Strype says in his time it was chiefly used by market people (ed. 1720, I. iii. 230), and in Rocque's map, 1746, a passage leads direct from the inn into Newgate Market. In O. and M. it is further north than in the later maps, on the site of the Crown Inn. Thus the sites of the two inns are reversed in O. and M.Mentioned temp. Q. Eliz. (Proc. in Chancery, I. 337).The site is now occupied by warehouses and offices.2) On the east side of West Smithfield, in Farringdon Ward Without (O. and M. 1677-Lockie, 1816).The site is now covered by the Smithfield Meat Market.3) North out of Knightrider Street, east of St. Andrew Wardrobe Church, in Castle Baynard Ward (Rocque, 1746-L. Guide, 1758).The site was formerly occupied by the Kings Wardrobe, now by Wardrobe Place (q.v.) and Bell Yard.See Bell Yard1, Carter Lane.4) On the west side of Wood Street at No.86, near the northern end. In Cripplegate Ward Within (Lockie, 1816).First mention: O. and M. 1677. Called "Bull Inn" in Horwood, 1799. Site now covered by warehouses.5) The Bell InnOn 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.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.