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Latitude: 51.5462 / 51°32'46"N
Longitude: -0.8099 / 0°48'35"W
OS Eastings: 482618
OS Northings: 183708
OS Grid: SU826837
Mapcode National: GBR D67.014
Mapcode Global: VHDWH.XD5H
Entry Name: Ye Olde Bell Hotel
Listing Date: 25 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156153
English Heritage Legacy ID: 40924
Location: Hurley, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Civil Parish: Hurley
Built-Up Area: Hurley
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Burchetts Green
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 8283 -8383 HURLEY HIGH STREET
18/4 Ye Olde Bell Hotel
Inn. Late C15, altered C17, C19 and C20. Timber frame, painted brick infill, part encased
in painted render. Old tile gabled roofs. Rectangular plan of 3 framed bays with former
screens passage, a crosswing of 3 framed bays on north; jettied on west. 2 storeys and
attics. Rendered chimney on left, brick ridge chimney on right. Road (west) front: irregular
3 gables. Moulded jetty beam. C19, one-bay gable on left with carved bargeboard and
2-light leaded casements to both floors. Wider centre gable with C20, 3-light leaded case-
ment window on first floor and similar 4-light window on ground floor projecting on small
brackets. Right hand gable with carved bargeboard and early oriel window on first floor
having 5-lights with pointed heads, moulded mullions and cill. Entrance porch under with
4-centred-arched head; moulded jambs and spandrel panels; and a C20 glazed door. The
porch has an old bench seat on each side. Inside the porch there is a second similar opening
but with a planked 2-leaf door with 4-centred arched heads. The section to the right of
the entrance has on the left, first floor, a 5-light leaded oriel and to the right an C18
sash window with glazing bars in a moulded architrave. On the ground floor, on the left,
a side-sliding sash window with glazing bars and on the right a fixed-light window with
glazing bars. Both have shutters, and there is a large old wooden settle between. Interior:
most of the timber frame exposed. Lounge: a pair of early C20 glazed leaded entrance
doors in a 4-centred-moulded-arched opening with a moulded and chamfered architrave.
Large plain ceiling joists but with the principal joists chamfered; unplastered. Ceiling
with wide oak floorboards visible. over the joists. There is an arched beam on the east
side of the first framed bay with chamfers and plain stops. On the north side of the former
screens passage on the former service end, now the dining room, there is another 4-centred
arched opening with moulded jambs and head with small carved lions' heads. There is
a door opening similar to this on the first floor to the office. The roof has queen post
trusses with clasped purlins and curved windbraces; and is probably late C16. The roof
to the crosswing is a plain collar roof with butt purlins.
V.C.H. Vol.III. p.152.
Listing NGR: SU8261883708
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