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The Bell Inn on the Corner of Bell Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Widford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8223 / 51°49'20"N

Longitude: 0.0585 / 0°3'30"E

OS Eastings: 541971

OS Northings: 215747

OS Grid: TL419157

Mapcode National: GBR LCV.PMC

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.YGTC

Entry Name: The Bell Inn on the Corner of Bell Lane

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176841

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160029

Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Widford

Built-Up Area: Widford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Widford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)
5/20 Widford Village
The Bell Inn on the
Corner of Bell Lane
G.V. I

Amend grade to read:-


(west side)
Widford village

5/20 The Bell Inn
on the corner of
- Bell Lane


House, now a P.H. C17 or earlier, altered in C18 and C19, modern
1 storey extension on S. 2 storeys and attic, timberframed
plastered house facing N with steep old red tile roof and gabled
dormer in middle of S slope. 3-unit plan with crosswing at E,
massive internal gable chimney at W end, and shallow 2 storeys
outshut in middle of N front with Yorkshire sliding casement and
large chimney flanked on left by C18 square weatherbaorded bay
window with casements and moulded cornice, on right by doorway
with moulded architrave and flat moulded hood on brackets. E
side of crosswing, facing Hunsdon Road, has a moulded eaves
cornice, 2 sash windows with 6/6 panes (renewed) and a large
canted bay window set in brickwork facing to Ground Floor. Main
entrance under a modern flat hood to left of bay and similar bay
to 1 storey brick extension to S. At rear of this extension a
weatherboarded and slate 1 storey extension which may be Cl9. 1
storey plastered and slated, lean-to extension against W end of
house. Plastered N gable of crosswing has a projects chimney and
a dripboard on brackets at 1st Floor level. Side-purlin roofs to
older parts. The house was called Trolles in a will of 1526 and
became The Bell in 1730 (HLHS.(19?9) 300. Associated with
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) who is said to describe the Inn in
'Confessions of a Drunkard' (1813). An historic timberframed
house and inn with literary associations. Part of a picturesque
group in this part of the Conservation Area.

Listing NGR: TL4197115747

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