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The Bell Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alveley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4584 / 52°27'30"N

Longitude: -2.3544 / 2°21'15"W

OS Eastings: 376018

OS Northings: 284548

OS Grid: SO760845

Mapcode National: GBR 09B.ZHY

Mapcode Global: VH91D.4GPS

Plus Code: 9C4VFJ5W+87

Entry Name: The Bell Inn

Listing Date: 1 February 1974

Last Amended: 29 January 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 254283

Location: Alveley, Shropshire, WV15

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Alveley

Built-Up Area: Alveley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Alveley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/12/2012

SO 78 SE 33/4

No 6 (The Bell Inn)


House, now public house. Early C17, incorporating late C12 stonework. Colour-
washed render over timber frame; gabled plain tile roof; brick end, ridge and
rear lateral stacks. 3-unit plan. One storey and attic; 3-window range. Flat
rendered arch over mid C18 fielded 6-panelled door. Flat rendered arch over
late C19 cross window with shutters to centre, and canted bay window with
glazing-bar sashes to right; half dormer with late C19 three-light casement.
Mid C19 lean-to and mid C20 flat-roofed extension to rear. Interior: deeply-
chamfered ground-floor beams and stop-chamfered joists; open fireplace with
chamfered bressummer to centre and C18 plank door adjoining stack; some exposed
timber frame with wall bracing; trenched purlin roof with central raised cruck
of very thin scantling and curved windbraces to bay on right. The Bell Inn is
notable for a very fine group of reset mid C12 sculptured stones in the style of
the Herefordshire school, and so the only known Shropshire example of the school
style apart from Stottesdon. There are several interlace panels, some panels
being in the form of an interwoven knot; rear exterior wall has interlace panel
finished in the form of a scaled body with a large dragon-like head Panel set
in rear wall has pair of figures each with arms raised across chest and hands
turned out in attitude of prayer, set within an arcade having simple flat
capitals to pillars. Internal rear wall has panel depicting Samson/Hercules and
the Lion, retaining part of moulded frame but right half of scene is lost;
adjoining panel depicts St Michael and the Devil, with figure in flowing, fluted
robes leaning over serpent, the upper half having been lost. C20 stone
fireplace to left ground-floor room has panel depicting a figure with fluted
robe struggling through a tangle of interlaced foliage.

Listing NGR: SO7601884548

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

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