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Bell Hotel Kings Head, Abingdon on Thames

Description: Bell Hotel Kings Head

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250350

OS Grid Reference: SU4978296999
OS Grid Coordinates: 449782, 196999
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6696, -1.2815

Location: E St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5EA

Locality: Abingdon on Thames
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 5EA

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Listing Text

(South East Side)

SU 4997 1/184 19.1.51 No 10
(King's Head and
Bell Hotel)


The front elevation has been remodelled. Mainly C18 with possibly
some C17 work remaining. Timber framed, with gallery to rear. Tile roof.
Main elevation Four storeys, gabled to road. Stuccoed. Three light
window in gable end above dentil cornice and frieze supported on four
two-storey Ionic pilasters. Two windows on second floor, double hung
sashes with replaced glazing bars; central cartouche with fruit, scroll
and mask ornament with the name of the hotel. One the first floor three
windows, the two outer resembling those of the second floor, the central
window being, a three light sash, all have replaced glazing bars and wood
One window on the ground floor, a three light canted bay with original
glazing bars.
Flat arched carriage entrance to left. Fascia with name of the hotel.
To right, two storey section, stuccoed, with hipped roof. Plinth.
Adjoining section is of three storeys, gabled. One window each section,
double hung sash with glazing bars under frieze and cornice. Wood
bressumer on brackets above ground floor. One ground floor one three
light window, double hung sash with later glazing bars. Plinth.
Charles I held more than one council of war in the then Bell Inn.

Nos. 2 to 60 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4978397001

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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