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The Bell Inn, Oswestry

Description: The Bell Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 255507

OS Grid Reference: SJ2890129325
OS Grid Coordinates: 328901, 329325
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8567, -3.0574

Location: B5069, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2SZ

Locality: Oswestry
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 2SZ

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Listing Text


15/37 No. 61 (The Bell Inn)
(formerly listed as
10.9.51 Bell Inn)


House, now inn. Late C15, re-modelled late C18 with later additions
and alterations. Rendered brick concealing and partly replacing timber
frame, slate roof. 2 storeys; 4-window front, plate-glass sashes across
first floor, late C20 casements to left and right on ground floor,
latter to canted bay of late C19 shop or inn front, 4-panel and half-
glazed doors with pilastered surrounds to right of centre (also
within shop front); prominent rendered stack in front of ridge immediately
to left of centre. Passageway to far left has massive plank and muntin
outer door with pointed strap hinges; framing: exposed in left wall
(square panels and long straight tension brace) and right wall of
passage (close studding with middle rail); outer doorway has mortice
holes for former vertical posts and singed head. Interior: richly moulded cross-beam
ceiling in ground-floor room to right of stack, similar spine beam in
left-hand room has heavy joists with ogee and straight-cut stops,
also evidence for former jetty to front; partly infilled inglenook
fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel. Left gable end is visible
through window in right gable end of No. 59, Church Street (q.v.):
square panels (several with wattle and daub and lathe and plaster infill)
and cambered collar and tie beam with vertical struts.

Listing NGR: SJ2890229321

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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