This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
GREAT EASTON THE ENDWAY (North Side) The Bell (formerly listed as the Bell Inn TL 62 NW: 4/93 20.2.67
Former Public House, c 1500, two storey, timber framed and plastered house. Roofs are gabled in peg tile with 1 storey gabled brewhouse extension on west end and long, hipped rear extension in clay peg tiles with lean-to at end. Rear elevation has two stages of outshots and open porch. Front elevation has, on the first floor, 3 double hung sashes with small panes. The ground floor has a central d.h.s. with small panes, open pedimented, late C18 doorcases, either side and a pair of canted bay windows with small panes. The western doorcase is infilled with a modern window. Gable end red brick stack at west end. Formerly a two storey, long-wall jetty house now underbuilt.
One bay was later partially removed and substituted by a c 1600 cross-wing. The eastern end was the service end and traces remain of the buttery/pantry subdivision.
The existing front door gives access to the hall and the original muntin and rail 'screen' has been moved to form an internal passage. This retains a part of the original hall door opening with an ogee and hollow chamfer on the jamb. Part of rear outshot includes a stair tower with a, partly original, newel stair. The roof is a remarkable side-purlin/windbrace design, with raised collar over upper chamber, expanded rafter heads and V struts at the solar end. Floor joists have soffit tenons.
Cast iron yard pump at rear.
Listing NGR: TL6066425472
© Mrs Joan Herring. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Herring, Joan
Rights Holder: Herring, Joan
Cast Iron, Clay, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational, Buttery, Agriculture And Subsistence, Food And Drink Processing Site, Agricultural Building, Brewhouse, Pump, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Supply Site, Yard, Unassigned
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