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Bell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4094 / 51°24'33"N

Longitude: -2.2316 / 2°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 383990

OS Northings: 167839

OS Grid: ST839678

Mapcode National: GBR 1RM.LMR

Mapcode Global: VH96H.8TMZ

Plus Code: 9C3VCQ59+P9

Entry Name: Bell House

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 24 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 316895

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Box

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Chapel Plaister
2/36 Bell House
(formerly listed as Chapel Plaster

20 12 60


Inn, now house, apparently C17 but possibly incorporating a pre-
Reformation hostel associated with Chapel Plaister (q.v.). Rubble
stone with stone tiled roofs, coped gables and roof hipped at
south-west angle. L plan, one and a half to 2 storeys. West front
has original range of 2 dormer gables with recessed hollow-moulded
2-light windows and hoodmoulds and similar ground floor window
adjoining former door in flush frame. North end stack. L.H.Grimm
drawing of 1790 shows 3-light window adjoining door. North end
addition, not in 1790 drawing, has north end stack, dormer gable
with similar 2-light window and hood and ground floor casement.
South front is 2-storey with ridge stack and wallface stack to
left. Upper 3-light flush cyma-moulded window and 2-light recessed
cyma-moulded window. Ground floor 2-light recessed cyma-moulded
window with hood, C20 glazed door with drip over and 2 casement
pairs, C19 and C20. East end wall has C19 casements and corner
stack. Rear has one upper 2-light flush bead-moulded window and
one bead-moulded ground floor 8-pane window. Lean-to addition.
Inner segmental arched stone doorway with dripstone. In C18 the
Bell Inn was associated with the highwayman, John Poulter, known as
Tom Baxter.

Listing NGR: ST8398967840

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