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Bell End
A491, Fairfield.jpg
The A491 passing through the village, the Bell End Service Station is on the left.
Bell End is located in Worcestershire
Bell End
Bell End
Location within Worcestershire
OS grid referenceSO938773
• London105 miles (169 km)
Civil parish
  • Belbroughton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTOURBRIDGE
Postcode districtDY9
Dialling code01527
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°23′33″N 2°05′24″W / 52.392500°N 2.090000°W / 52.392500; -2.090000Coordinates: 52°23′33″N 2°05′24″W / 52.392500°N 2.090000°W / 52.392500; -2.090000

Bell End is a village in the English county of Worcestershire. It is situated approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south-east of Hagley on the A491, north of Bromsgrove and close to Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Halesowen. It lies in the local government district of Bromsgrove.

The village lies about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Belbroughton.

On the western side of the village is Bell Hall, a Victorian Gothic mansion on the site of the original manor house. It was built in 1847 for Charles Noel, later a High Sheriff of Worcestershire, by the architect Edward Smith of Oldswinford.[1] In 2010 the property was offered for sale at £3.5m.[2]

The village shares its name with the British slang for the glans penis.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ Pevsner, N. (1968), The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, page
  2. ^ "Bell Hall mansion on sale for £3.5m « Express & Star".
  3. ^ "The UK's rudest places: From Bell End to Wetwang – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk".
  4. ^ agencies, Camilla Turner, and. "Jeremy Clarkson in new row over 'bellend' number plate in Falklands Porsche".
  5. ^ "bellend – definition of bellend in English – Oxford Dictionaries".