Miss Bell's Fountains
Jane Hurst

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"The Munificent Gifts" in Alton

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Cover Illustration: The fountain in Crown Close, with its 'second' lantern

Paperback - 36 pages
Jane Hurst; 2002

Associated titles: Alton Papers 5 , Alton Papers 6 , Alton Papers 7 , Alton Papers 8 , Alton Papers 9 , Alton Papers 10 , Alton Papers 14 , Jane Austen & Alton , Alton's Inns , Alton's Motor Traders, part 1 , Alton's Motor Traders, part 2 , Hartley Mauditt House


During the mid-eighteen hundreds, three sisters arrived in Alton - the Misses Sarah, Elizabeth and Eliza Bell. By 1861, Miss Eliza was living at Borovere Cottage (now Borovere Residential Care Home) at the west end of the town and Misses Sarah and Elizabeth were living at Langham Cottage (now known as Barton End). They were members of a Quaker family and had come to Alton several years before. In 1867, Miss Elizabeth requested that a public lamp be placed opposite her house where it was said to be much required. Nothing seems to have happened!

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