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THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE

List entry Number: 1070422

Location

THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE, THREE ELM LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hadlow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 179544

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

HADLOW THREE ELM LANE, TQ 64 NW GOLD GREEN 6/197 The Bell PH 29.1.90

- II

Inn C15 former 2 bay open hall house with service end ceiling over and chimney stack inserted in late C16 or early C17, refronted in brickwork c1798 when stabling added and with L-shaped mid C18 additions to present front which was originally the rear of the building. Street front mid C19 of red brick with grey headers (the right side painted) with slate roof with pierced bargeboards. 2 storeys, 3 windows, the left side bay projecting the windows were originally sashes, the left hand bay tripartite, but are now C20 aluminium. Sashes with glazing bars between the double glazing. The C15 timber framed rear range is clad in weatherboarding to one gable end painted brick to other and the rear is of red brick with grey headers in English board with renewed tiled roof and 2 brick chimneystacks. 2 storeys 4 windows. C20 aluminium-framed sash in original cambered surrounds. Late C18 panelled door with cambered head. Attached at each end are early c19 1 storey brick wings, one former stables with asbestos sheeted roof, one service with tiled roof. Interior has fine C15 moulded octagonal crown post with 4 head brace and collars, arched braces to ends of former open hall and remains of wattle and daub. 1st floor room under- neath crown post has chamfered arched tie beam with plain spandrel to one side with part sawn off (the other side missing). Other end room has arched down braces and mid c19 plank panelling with beading. Old oak floorboards. 1st floor has series of early to mid c19 4-panelled doors. Ground floor has late C16 or early C17 chamfered ceiling beams below former open hall and restaurant has exposed ceiling beams of square profile probably the original C15 beams. Stone cellar with slate shelves. In 1853 the Hartlake disaster occurred nearby when a bridge collapsed and 35 people were killed. The inquest was held in the pub and the stables were used as a morgue.

Listing NGR: TQ6374148290

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National Grid Reference: TQ 63741 48290

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