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The Bell Inn, Alveley

Description: The Bell Inn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 254283

OS Grid Reference: SO7601884548
OS Grid Coordinates: 376018, 284548
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4584, -2.3544

Location: 1 Bell Lane, Alveley WV15 6NE

Locality: Alveley
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: WV15 6NE

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Listing Text

In the entry for ALVELEY ALVELEY

33/4 No 6 (The Bell Inn)

The grade shall be amended to read: II* (star)

The description shall be amended to read:

House, now public house. Early C17, incorporating late C12 stonework. Colour-
washed render over timber frame; gabled plain tile roof; brick end, ridge and
rear lateral stacks. 3-unit plan. One storey and attic; 3-window range. Flat
rendered arch over mid C18 fielded 6-panelled door. Flat rendered arch over
late C19 cross window with shutters to centre, and canted bay window with
glazing-bar sashes to right; half dormer with late C19 three-light casement.
Mid C19 lean-to and mid C20 flat-roofed extension to rear. Interior: deeply-
chamfered ground-floor beams and stop-chamfered joists; open fireplace with
chamfered bressummer to centre and C18 plank door adjoining stack; some exposed
timber frame with wall bracing; trenched purlin roof with central raised cruck
of very thin scantling and curved windbraces to bay on right. The Bell Inn is
notable for a very fine group of reset mid C12 sculptured stones in the style of
the Herefordshire school, and so the only known Shropshire example of the school
style apart from Stottesdon. There are several interlace panels, some panels
being in the form of an interwoven knot; rear exterior wall has interlace panel
finished in the form of a scaled body with a large dragon-like head Panel set
in rear wall has pair of figures each with arms raised across chest and hands
turned out in attitude of prayer, set within an arcade having simple flat
capitals to pillars. Internal rear wall has panel depicting Samson/Hercules and
the Lion, retaining part of moulded frame but right half of scene is lost;
adjoining panel depicts St Michael and the Devil, with figure in flowing, fluted
robes leaning over serpent, the upper half having been lost. C20 stone
fireplace to left ground-floor room has panel depicting a figure with fluted
robe struggling through a tangle of interlaced foliage.



No 6
SO 78 SE 33/4


Probably of C17 origin. Painted cement rendering to earlier timber frame;
1 storey plus attic; 1 casement window and an early C19 canted bay window
with glazing bars; 1 box dormer breaking through eaves; sprocket eaves;
tiles. Formerly the Old Bell Inn.
Church of St Mary. Churchyard Cross and walls, and all the buildings in
Centre Place form a group.

Listing NGR: SO7601884548

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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