Six Bells 

(Previously known as  Eight Bells)

Westwood Street


SIX BELLS Westgate-then


1854 - Post Office Directory

Eight Bells, W. Noble, Westgate, Peterborough

1871 census - Westwood Street, Peterborough **


Thomas Shaw Head Married 42 (1829) Publican (8 Bells Inn) born Normanton, Yorkshire

Emma Shaw Wife Married 27 (1844) born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire

Linna Shaw Daughter unmarried 14 (1857) born Normanton. Yorkshire

Mary L Shaw Daughter 7 (1864) born Peterborough

Harry Shaw 6 (1865) born Peterborough

Florence Shaw 8 (1863) born Peterborough

Benjamin Day Married 40 (1831) Plasterer birth place unknown

1865 2 December - Cambridge Independent Press

Eight Bells ph New Town INQUEST Cambridge Independ

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1868 2 May - Cambridge Independent Press


Child Suffocated  - An inquest was held on Friday last, before A. Percival, Esq., coroner, at the Eight Bells inn. Spital, on the body of a child two months old, named Thos. Mugglesworth, son of a railway guard residing at Spital, which died from suffocation, either through the clothes being over its mouth or from its being overlaid.  Verdict, accidentally suffocated.

1874 Peterborough Directory

Eight Bells, Westwood Street, Peterborough - Thomas Starmore

1881 census - Eight Bells, 1 Westwood Street, Peterborough **


Henry Fuller Head Married 53 (1828) Publican born Peterborough

Ann Fuller Wife Married 50 (1831) born Walton, N'ptonshire

George Harry Fuller Son single 23 (1858) Railway Fireman (unemployed) born New Fletton, Hunts

Elizabeth Ann Fuller single 16 (1865) House Duty born New Fletton, Hunts (transcribed as Lancashire)

Arthur Fuller Son single 19 (1862) Railway Foreman born New Fletton, Hunts

Henry Fuller Son single 14 (1867) scholar born New Fletton, Hunts

Frederick Sigwnish Lodger single 41 (1840) Iron Turner born Stamford, Lincs

1890 Kelly's Directory

Eight Bells, Henry Fuller, Westwood Street, Peterborough

1891 census - Six Bells Inn, 1 Westwood Street, Peterborough **


William Eve Jr Head Married 31 (1860) Publican born Godmanchester, Hunts

Ellen E Eve Wife Married 28 (1863) born Putney, Middx

William I Eve Son 6 (1885) born Wandsworth, Middx

Esther V Eve Daughter 2 (1889) born Wandsworth, Middx

Joseph A Eve Son 3 months (1891) born Battersea, Middx

William Eve Father Widower 69 (1822) Retired Butler born Pleshley, Essex

Arthur J Butt Visitor 22 (1869) Post Office Letter Carrier born Putney, Middx

1901 census- Six Bells Inn, Westwood Grange, Peterborough **


George Crisp Head Married 60 (1841) Landlord Innkeeper born Northampton

Elizabeth Crisp Wife Married 61 (1840) born Houghton Huntingdonshire

Florrie Gowler Servant single 17 (1884) Domestic Servant born Ramsey, Hunts

1903 - Kelly's Directory

Six Bells, George Crisp, 1 Westwood Street, Peterborough

1911 census - Six Bells Inn, Westwood Street, Peterborough (9 rooms) **


John Roper Head Married 53 (1858) Innkeeper Own Account at Home born Finborough, Suffolk

Sarah Jane Roper Wife Married 54 (1857) born Grosvenor, London

Bernard John Roper single 23 (1888) Motor Driver Pupil (Garage Motor) worker born Walton, Cumberland

1904 1 January - Stamford Mercury

Heading: Peterborough Police


George Crisp, landlord of the Six Bells Inn, Peterborough, was summoned in respect to Scotch Whiskey 31 per cent. under proof, and this case was dismissed



1925 Kelly's Directory

John George Richardson, Six Bells, Westwood Street


1926 - Electoral Register - Westwood Street, Peterborough

John George Richardson - 6 Bells

Annie Beatrice Richardson - 6 Bells







1861 census - Spittal, Peterborough (1st listing of Spittal after Westgate)  **


Marshall Phenix Head Unmarried 44 (1817) Innkeeper & Pensioner born Holbeach, Lincs

Harriet Payne Housekeeper unmarried 27 (1834) Housekeeper born Werrington, N'ptonshire (transcribed as Thorney, Cambs)


1866 7 March  Death of Marshall Phenix in Peterborough

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