TF2159 : The Blue Bell

near to Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Blue Bell
The Blue Bell
A wonderful grade II listed country inn with a history dating back to c1250, though the current structure is early 17th century mud & stud. Reputedly haunted, visited by King Henry VIII and popular with 617 and 627 squadrons during the war.
Mud & Stud
Mud & Stud is a construction technique found almost exclusively in Lincolnshire, where the timber frame has nailed, vertical laths between the studs. The mud of earth mixed with chopped straw and water is applied in layers and lime wash containing fat or oil seals the exterior. LinkExternal link
The timber frame is usually of oak, though later examples are increasingly of pine, imported from the Baltic through Boston, with laths of Ash.
Over 70% of cottages have a central chimney stack, most have a central door and lobby entry, a half-hipped thatched roof is traditional and no exterior timber framing is revealed. Many have been encased in a brick skin and the thatch replaced with pantiles or corrugated iron.
Hundreds of mud & stud buildings have been lost, though around 500 survive, around half are grade II and II* listed.
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Wednesday, 3 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2192 5946 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.1033N 0:10.7836W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2194 5945
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