Description: The Blue Bell Inn Attached Wall and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 30 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 333123
OS Grid Reference: NZ4496900592
OS Grid Coordinates: 444969, 500592
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3988, -1.3088
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INGLEBY ARNCLIFFE INGLEBY CROSS
NZ 40 SW
8/65 The Blue Bell Inn
attached wall and
Inn, 1912 (probably by George Jack), dated over the door, for Sir
Hugh Bell. Reconstructed using stone of previous inn which had to
be moved for realignment of road. Finely herringbone-tooled coursed
sandstone; pantiled roof with tile ridge and stone stacks. L-plan.
South front 2 storeys, 5 bays, slightly irregular with long added
projecting 1-storey right wing. Porch in second bay has boarded
door in left return and 2-light Yorkshire sash in front. Other
windows 3- and 4-light Yorkshire sashes with glazing bars except
for single light in 4th bay ground floor. Larger ground-floor
windows have extended joggled lintels with flush keystones. Swept
roof with exposed rafter ends and cornice-banded stacks, one at
left end and 2 on ridge. Left return gable has large projecting
central stack with offsets. Small flanking casements on first
floor, 2-light Yorkshire sash, with keyed lintel, below and pigeon
alighting shelves above: (Small wrought iron name and date on
bracket). Projecting central rear wing with gable at left, lean-to
at right,has mostly small Yorkshire sashes.
Backyard wall with shed at left, and 1-storey outbuilding range
beyond, linked by pair of gate piers, but gate missing; boarded
doors and small similar windows.
The added 1-storey range in front has 3 boarded doors to guest rooms.
Interior: Wide half-glazed inner porch door in doubled-reeded
surround with shaped head; central Bell rebus in panel flanked by
figures 19 and 12. Main bar room has chamfered beams pegged to
posts, monumentally simple dressed-stone fireplace at west end with
segmental head, key and impost blocks; and at east end a small
stone fireplace with rusticated surround,roll-moulded mantel and
coved overmantel, all in wood inglenook frame. Panelled bar.
Splendid quasi-Carolean staircase with pierced splat balusters and
panelled closed string. Good 2-panel doors throughout.
Listing NGR: NZ4496900592
Source: English Heritage
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