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The Bell Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8567 / 52°51'24"N

Longitude: -3.0574 / 3°3'26"W

OS Eastings: 328901

OS Northings: 329325

OS Grid: SJ289293

Mapcode National: GBR 73.S1TN

Mapcode Global: WH89X.0GDB

Entry Name: The Bell Inn

Listing Date: 10 September 1951

Last Amended: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255507

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry

Built-Up Area: Croesowallt

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Oswestry St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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

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