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The Bell House, Little Tew

Description: The Bell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 251921

OS Grid Reference: SP3837728662
OS Grid Coordinates: 438377, 228662
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9551, -1.4429

Location: Water Lane, Little Tew, Oxfordshire OX7 4JF

Locality: Little Tew
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 4JF

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Listing Text

SP3828 (North side)
11/111 The Bell House


Inn and cottage, now house. Possibly early C17, re-modelled late C17 and
extended early C18. Limestone rubble and coursed squared marlstone rubble with
some marlstone-ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with rubble stacks.
2-unit gable-fronted plan, linked to a single-unit cottage. 2 storeys plus
attic. Double-gabled 4-window front has, to right, the gable end of the earlier
inn range with a renewed cross window above a C20 arched doorway; to left, the
2-window cottage range with renewed leaded casements. Gabled linking section has
a variety of altered casements and a gable parapet with a ball finial matching
that to right. Right return wall has renewed cross windows at ground and first
floors. Interior: inn range has a massive central stack, an inglenook fireplace
with cambered bressumer, and a late C17/early C18 doorcase with pilasters and
segmental arch. Until c.1880 the Bell Inn.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.XI, p.249; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.691).

Listing NGR: SP3837728662

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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