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Description: Bell End Farmhouse
Date Listed: 16 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 156268
OS Grid Reference: SO9381977293
OS Grid Coordinates: 393819, 277293
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3936, -2.0922
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SO 97 NW BELBROUGHTON CP BELL END
6/3 Bell End Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C17, altered and extended early C18, and mid-C19; some
late C20 restoration. Handmade brick, partly on sandstone base with sand-
stone dressings; plain tiled roofs with parapets at some gable ends. L-plan;
main part of four bays aligned east/west; large central chimney with three
brick ridge stacks and joint caps forming probable lobby-entry plan. Two-
bay C18 wing to south-east. Part single storey and attic with gabled half-
dormers and two-course band at attic level; part two storeys, attic and
cellar with stone bands at storey levels at gable end and moulded stone
eaves cornice. South front elevation: main part: left bay projects slightly;
windows are all mullioned and transomed timber casements with cambered heads
and leaded lights; three 3-light ground floor windows; three half-dormers
with shaped gable and parapets, ball finials and 2-light windows; C19 brick
porch between bays 2 and 3 has shaped gable-end parapet and finial, a
chamfered ogee-arched doorway, a 6-panelled -door and traceried fanlight.
C18 wing has end quoins; 2-light window with stone lintel on each floor at
gable end, door to ground floor and cellar, the former has a cambered head
and is reached by a flight of sandstone steps due to a change in ground level.
Square stone in apex with circular panel inscribed with initials "RW". In
angle with main part are two ground floor windows with cambered heads, one
is blind, the other is of two lights. Interior said to have been remodelled
in C19. C19 wing to right has rainwater hopper head dated 1815. Also C19
and C20 additions at rear. (BoE, p 79).
Listing NGR: SO9382677292
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Source: English Heritage
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