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Bell House, Box

Description: Bell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316895

OS Grid Reference: ST8399067839
OS Grid Coordinates: 383990, 167839
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4093, -2.2316

Location: B3109, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8HZ

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8HZ

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Listing Text


Chapel Plaister
2/36 Bell House
(formerly listed as Chapel Plaster

20 12 60


Inn, now house, apparently C17 but possibly incorporating a pre-
Reformation hostel associated with Chapel Plaister (q.v.). Rubble
stone with stone tiled roofs, coped gables and roof hipped at
south-west angle. L plan, one and a half to 2 storeys. West front
has original range of 2 dormer gables with recessed hollow-moulded
2-light windows and hoodmoulds and similar ground floor window
adjoining former door in flush frame. North end stack. L.H.Grimm
drawing of 1790 shows 3-light window adjoining door. North end
addition, not in 1790 drawing, has north end stack, dormer gable
with similar 2-light window and hood and ground floor casement.
South front is 2-storey with ridge stack and wallface stack to
left. Upper 3-light flush cyma-moulded window and 2-light recessed
cyma-moulded window. Ground floor 2-light recessed cyma-moulded
window with hood, C20 glazed door with drip over and 2 casement
pairs, C19 and C20. East end wall has C19 casements and corner
stack. Rear has one upper 2-light flush bead-moulded window and
one bead-moulded ground floor 8-pane window. Lean-to addition.
Inner segmental arched stone doorway with dripstone. In C18 the
Bell Inn was associated with the highwayman, John Poulter, known as
Tom Baxter.

Listing NGR: ST8398967840

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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