Site of White Swan cleared to make way for flats
|The Swan, Bell Bar, in the 1900s|
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
In the 18th century, Bell Bar was an important staging post for those making the trip north from London.
Located on the Great North Road, at the 17-mile point from central London, the hamlet of Bell Bar was approximately a day's journey from the capital by horse-drawn carriage.
In October 2018 the Swan, which had been a private residence since the 1960s, was reduced to rubble to make way for a block of flats.