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Bear Inn, Rodborough

Description: Bear Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 131994

OS Grid Reference: SO8536502650
OS Grid Coordinates: 385365, 202650
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7224, -2.2133

Location: Butterrow Hill, Rodborough, Gloucestershire GL5 5DF

Locality: Rodborough
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL5 5DF

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Listing Text


17/119 Bear Inn


Former coaching inn, now hotel. Late C17; late C18 and early C19
additions. Large addition of c1920. Coursed rubble limestone,
mostly roughcast rendered; ashlar and rubble chimneys; stone
slate and plain tile roofs. Two-storey with attic; two-storey
extension of range to north, linking with large 3-storey with attic
block. Two-storey with attic rear wing. East front: late C17
building with 2 gables to left has 2-window fenestration, 3-light
chamfered mullioned casements with hoodmoulds to ground and upper
floors; 2-light attic casements. Central doorway with flat-
roofed lobby addition. Ridge-mounted chimneys at original gable
ends of building. Early C20 extension to right with large
segmental arched entrance beyond gabled bay with low eaves; later
infill with doorway below. Projecting mullioned window above
corbel table set over entrance, with small gable over. Round end
of large early C20 block projects forward to right with hipped roof
and curved mullioned window to ground floor. North side: 5-
window fenestration, timber cross windows to arcaded ground floor,
cross windows in plain openings on middle and upper floors. Four
hipped attic dormers. West side: return end of main block to
left with 4-window fenestration, partially obscured on ground floor
by C20 flat-roofed addition which is not of special interest. To
right is early C19 projecting wing with single-window 12-pane sash
fenestration, attic gable with small-paned casement and doorway
with stone lintel and 6-panel door in north side. West gable end
has 2-window 8-pane sash fenestration and outshut to right with
upper floor 3-light stone mullioned casement. Block set back to
right is part of C20 enlargement. An important coaching inn,
forming the base of the Niblett family's carrying business in
second half of Cl.8. Occupies a prominent position on Rodborough
(Illustration of building before c1920 additions in S.J. Gardiner
and L.C. Padin, Stroud and the Five Valleys in Old Photographs,
1984; and N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976,

Listing NGR: SO8536502650

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Source: English Heritage

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