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WEST END MITFORD HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED
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ROBERT STRATTON
Age 60 in 1851
*1846 - 1851
ANN STRATTON 1852
ROBERT STRATTON / Stretton
& farmer
1853 - 1858
Fine of 4s 6d and 14s 6d costs for having eleven persons drinking in the house at half-past ten o'clock on Saturday 26th August 1854.
(Address given as Little Hell?)

March 1852 - Licensee of the BELL, Ann Stratton gave a character reference for Henry Varden who was charged with stealing an axe, the property of George Claxton, licensee of the CROWN, Carbrooke. Unfortunately for Mr. Varden, although Mrs. Stratton said there was not a nicer young man anywhere, he was found guilty and was sentenced to imprisonment for one month.

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Sold by Mr. Henry Pratt (Auctioneer?) at the Golden Dog Inn, Shipdham, Thursday 9th June 1859.
`  Small Farm and OLD ESTABLISHED BEER-HOUSE, known as the
BLUE BELL INN, with stables, barn and outbuildings adjoining. Also sixteen and half acres of excellent Arable and Pasture Land, most of which is freehold.