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Walls and Gazebo in Garden to North of Old Bell Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5853 / 51°35'7"N

Longitude: -2.0989 / 2°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 393245

OS Northings: 187388

OS Grid: ST932873

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.J5B

Mapcode Global: VH95S.KFR1

Entry Name: Walls and Gazebo in Garden to North of Old Bell Hotel

Listing Date: 19 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460919

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


758-1/2/260 (South side)
Walls and gazebo in garden to north
of Old Bell Hotel


Terrace of retaining and perimeter walls, and gazebo. C17 to
C19, with some medieval fabric surviving and incorporating
remains of demolished post-medieval cottages; early C20
landscaping, with gazebo of c1900-1910.
Limestone rubble, ashlar gazebo with slate roof.
Arts and Crafts style gazebo.
Parallel walls to end of garden and S side of Mill Lane,
separated by buttress sections with water tables,
incorporating medieval carved work, extending approx 150m from
NE corner of Old Bell Hotel extension and along rear of
garden. The gazebo, attached to the garden wall, has tall
windows, a pyramidal roof with 7 triangular dormers and a
finial, with steps up to the entrance.
INTERIOR: details of the gazebo include an Arts Nouveau style
fireplace and timber roof pendent.
HISTORICAL NOTE: retaining wall at the south side is along the
line of the former castle wall, built by Bishop Roger in
c1130. Northern section, which runs along Mill Lane, probably
follows the ditch of the Burghal Hidage defences and the north
limit of the late Saxon abbey precinct.
(Victoria History of the Counties of England: Crowley DA:
Wiltshire: 1956-: 132; Stirling D: Secular medieval buildings
in Malmesbury, Wilts, 1150-1547: 1986-: 13; Report by Keystone
Historic Buildings Consultants: 1994-: 18-21).

Listing NGR: ST9324587384

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