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The Bell Inn Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Finedon, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3369 / 52°20'12"N

Longitude: -0.66 / 0°39'35"W

OS Eastings: 491399

OS Northings: 271823

OS Grid: SP913718

Mapcode National: GBR DY2.FZ1

Mapcode Global: VHFP5.HJZD

Entry Name: The Bell Inn Public House

Listing Date: 9 June 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233653

Location: Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Civil Parish: Finedon

Built-Up Area: Finedon

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Finedon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


BELL HILL (West side)
The Bell Inn Public House


Farmhouse, now public house. Datestones RC/1598/MC, 1872 and 1072 (C19).
Probably altered bv E.F. Law for William Mackworth-Dolben.

Squared coursed ironston with plain-tile roof. H-shape plan. Two and three storeys. Main front of six-window range. C19 three-storey gabled porch to right of centre has semi-circular arch entrance with drip mould and keystone. Four-light stone-mullion oriel window above is supported on foliated brackets. Two-light stone mullion window above with drip mould. Two-window range to left of porch has C19 two and three-light stone mullions windows, those at first floor are gabled dormers. Roof on two levels. Three-window range to right of porch has C19 single and two-light stone-mullion windows with small gables above first floor windows. Five-light stone-mullion bow window to far right. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and ashlar stacks at ridge. Niche to right of porch has statue of Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. Inscription below oriel window "ER 1072 Tingdene Hostelre VR 1872" with coats of arms below. Flanking walls of porch have inscriptions "MDCCCLXXII" and Victoria egnante". Various carved heads and finials. Gable to rear left has datestone 1598. Rear elevation has casements under wood lintels.

Interior has some chamfered ceiling beams and room to left of entrance has open fireplace with bressumer. Said to be the oldest public house in England, licence transferred to present building in early C19.

Listing NGR: SP9139971823

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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