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Description: The Bell Inn Public House
Date Listed: 9 June 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 233653
OS Grid Reference: SP9139971823
OS Grid Coordinates: 491399, 271823
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3369, -0.6600
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FINEDON BELL HILL
SP9171 (West side)
7/2 The Bell Inn Public House
Farmhouse, now public house. Datestones RC/1598/MC, 1872 and 1042 (C19).
Probably altered bv E.F. Law for William Mackworth-Dolben. Squared coursed
ironston with plain-tile roof. H-shape plan. 2 and 3 storeys. Main front of
6-window rang. C19 three-storey gabled porch to right of centre has
semi-circular arch entrance with drip mould and kyston. 4-light stone-mullion
oriel window above is supported on foliated brackts. 2-light stone mullion
window above with drip mould. 2-Window range to left of porch has C19 two and
3-light stone mullions windows, those at first floor are gabled dormers. Roof on
2 levels. 3-window range to right of porch has C19 single and 2-light
stone-mullion windows with small gables above first floor windows. 5-light
stone-mullion bow window to far right. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and
ashlar stacks at ridge. Niche to right of porch has statue of Queen Edith, wife
of Edward the Confessor. Inscription below oriel window "ER 1072 Tingdene
Hostelre VR 1872". with coats of arms below. Flanking walls of porch have
inscriptions "MDCCCLXXII" and Victoria Regnante". Various carved heads and
finials. Gable to rear left has datestone 1598. Rear levation has casements
under wood lintels. Interior has some chamfered ceiling bams and room to left
of entrance has open fireplace with bressumer. Said to be the oldest public
house in England, licence transfered to present building in early C19.
Listing NGR: SP9139971823
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Source: English Heritage
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