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95 High Street, Linton

95 High Street, The Bell Inn, Linton

History of the Bell Inn

Listed Building:

Restaurant formerly an inn. Mid C16 with C17 additions and later alterations. Timber-framed rendered, and exposed; east yable partly weatherboarded

The inn has been called The Bell from c.1670; ‘Ms 48th Reg 1814’ painted on a beam (Palmer).

Historic England

W M Palmer wrote in 1913:

Perhaps the oldest house in Linton. Massively built but small. Smallness points to age. there was no furniture to full large rooms in the sixteenth century….. In 1500 this was the freehold of Thomas Malyn, and was with two acres of land in the open fields called Harp acre and Dunghill acre, held by the service of the twentieth part of a Knights fee. This family continued to hold it for many years. It was called the Bell as early as 1670, when John Burgoyn lived here.


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