Sort file:- Margate, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1810-

One Bell

Latest 1832+

High Street


Margate map 1821

Above map 1821, showing the "Six Bells" in blue and the "One Bell" in yellow.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 7th August 1810.

On Tuesday last a Coroner's inquest sat at Margate on the body of George Wilson, of Lancashire, who worked on the new Pier, and was found dead by the side of his bed, at the "One Bell" ale house, in the High Street, on Monday morning. It appeared in evidence, that the man had been ill the preceding week, was out on the Sunday, took a considerable quantity of brandy and water, and retired to bed inebriated on Sunday night.

The verdict was "Died by the visitation of God."


From Northampton Mercury (Northampton, England), Saturday, July 19, 1817; pg 2; Issue 19.

A few nights since two young Gentlemen from London (Messrs. Seymour and Smith) slept at the "One Bell" public house, at Margate, and to secure their money secreted it in their boots, which were taken down in the morning to be cleaned, and given to a man named Bax; he finding the money in them, made an excuse, saying, that he must go to work, and gave the boots to a companion of his, Stephen Hughes: when the money was missed suspicion fell upon these two men, and a search was made for them. Hughes was taken at Broadstairs, but soon effected his escape; and Bax was taken at Margate, in the afternoon; he denied the charge, but on stripping, 15 in bank notes were found in the toe of his stocking. He was examined before the Rev. W. Bayley, and by him committed to Dover gaol, and the parties bound over to prosecute.

Hughes, on Friday evening, delivered himself up, and returned part of the money he had received: as there was no other evidence against him, he was liberated from that charge; but being implicated with others in stealing poultry, etc., on promising to disclose what he knew, was suffered to go at large; however, the poor unhappy wretch, late on Sunday night, cut his throat in so dreadful a manner, that, though surgical assistance was immediately had, he expired in half an hour.



FOSTER Thomas 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


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