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Black Bear Hotel, Wareham Town

Description: Black Bear Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108080

OS Grid Reference: SY9233987292
OS Grid Coordinates: 392339, 87292
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6852, -2.1098

Location: B3075, Worth Matravers, Dorset BH20 4LT

Locality: Wareham Town
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 4LT

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Listing Text

(West Side)

Black Bear Hotel
SY 9287 1/41 7.5.52.


Mid C18, with 2 late C18 3-storey bows. Stucco. Pitched tile roof. Red brick
stacks. 3 storeys. Moulded eaves cornice. Balustrade with vase balusters and
4 piers. 3 window ranges, outer 2 are 3-storey segmental bows, each storey with
its own entablature (including elaborately dentilled cornice), all windows sashes
with glazing bars. Central range (including door on ground floor) has moulded
surrounds with keys: sash with glazing bars on 2nd floor, modern French windows
on 1st floor to mid C19 porch taken on 2 Greek Doric columns, and with elaborate
wrought iron balustrade. Statue of bear on its hind legs in centre of balcony.

Nos 2 to 10 (even), The Unitarian Chapel, Nos 12 to 32 (even) and Holy Trinity
Gallery form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9233987292

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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