? – 1796?
8 – 10 Church Street
A survey and map 1796 of Walcot properties shows the reference (Gh) and identifies the position and name of the Bell Alehouse, where John Farmer was tenant paying £7 yearly. This is a different name and location from the present familiar Six Bells Inn.
Since Archdeacon Plymley recorded in 1793 that Ann Farmer was tenant of the Six Bells and later William Farmer ran the Six Bells for decades it seems that both the Bell Alehouse and the nearby Six Bells were operating concurrently at least for a while.
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