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Bell Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Waltham St Lawrence, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.4851 / 51°29'6"N

Longitude: -0.8065 / 0°48'23"W

OS Eastings: 482968

OS Northings: 176910

OS Grid: SU829769

Mapcode National: GBR D6T.T2Y

Mapcode Global: VHDWP.ZX0X

Entry Name: Bell Inn

Listing Date: 25 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 40988

Location: Waltham St. Lawrence, Windsor and Maidenhead, RG10

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Waltham St. Lawrence

Built-Up Area: Waltham St Lawrence

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Waltham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 8276-8376 (east side)

20/6 Bell Inn
G.V. II*

Inn, now public house. c1400, altered late C16. Timber frame, part painted
brick and part painted render infill; old tile gabled roof. Wealden plan with
one framed bay hall and two, 2-framed bay cross wings. The left hand wing
contains the cross passage. 2 storeys and cellar. Chimney on right gable end.
Leaded casement windows, some probably early C18. Road (west) front:
symmetrical. Centre section recessed with coved eaves and large braces to front
wall plate; jettied cross wings underbuilt in brick. Centre section has a
3-light window on first floor within coved eaves, and C19 square bay window on
ground floor. Left-hand wing has a 2-light window on first floor and a 3-light
window on ground floor with bottom-hinged folding shutter. On the right is a
4-centred arched door to the cross passage with old plank door. 3 large, plain
jetty brackets. Right hand wing has a 2-light window on first floor, and a
3-light window on ground floor with similar shutter; and a 4-centred arched
door with chamfered frame and a C20 plank door. 3 large jetty brackets. South
gable has some replacement timbers. North gable adjoins Bell Cottage listed
separately (20/5). Interior: fine timber frame exposed with heavy section
timbers. Cross passage has two, 4-centred arched openings to former service
wing which is now in part a cellar. Chamfered joists with chamfers and plain
stops inserted probably C16, within former hall. C17 panelling in ground floor
of right hand wing, which also contains a window with diamond mullions and
transoms, moulded on the inside. Behind the C19 bay window in the centre is
another older window with a shutter groove. Redundant crown post roof, with
side purlins and wind braces, and smoke-blackened timbers over former hall. All
the posts have large jowls and there are large tension braces on the first

V.C.H., Vol.III, p.179, B.O.E.(Berkshire), p.251.

Listing NGR: SU8296876910

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