Chapel Plaster Cottages / Bell Inn / Bell House

6 Aug 1999
Chapel Plaster Cottages, Bradford Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8HZ
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Bell Inn, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8HZ
Bell House, Bradford Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8HZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


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

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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0046 IOE Records taken by Kim Aplin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Kim Aplin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim


Rubble, Stone, Tudor Inn, Elizabethan Commercial, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Residential Building, House, Monument (By Form), Dwelling, Hostel