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Description: The Bell Hotel
Date Listed: 23 April 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 177461
OS Grid Reference: TR3319258217
OS Grid Coordinates: 633192, 158217
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2753, 1.3420
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5275 HIGH STREET
The Bell Hotel
TR 3358 1/276
The Bell Hotel is mainly a late C19 building but the south east corner dates
from the early century. The elevation facing the Quay consists of 3 storeys
of red brick with upper floor tile hung in alternate courses of scolloped and
plain tiles. 3 half-timber gables and iron balcony at 1st floor level. The
elevation facing the High Street is like- wise of brick and tile hanging.
The main entrance to the hotel is in the south west corner beneath a glazed
canopy, Flemish gable over coursed moulded brick cornice which returns into
Upper Strand Street with 3 gables and windows set above it with moulded pilasters
and entablature. Composite moulded brick pilasters and capitals follow beneath
with similar moulded string between same. Iron balcony to 1st floor central
window in Upper Strand Street. Windows parts casement and part box sashes
throughout. Plain tiled roofs, except where early C19 wing where roofs are
slated. Overhanging eaves on pairs of console brackets. Yellow brick, flat
arches and box sashes all glazing bars complete, but 2nd floor windows 2 squares
each sash. Square section rainwater pipes and square hopper heads in Upper
Strand Street elevation.
Listing NGR: TR3319258217
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Source: English Heritage
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