Description: The Black Bear Public House
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260650
OS Grid Reference: SJ5410341668
OS Grid Coordinates: 354103, 341668
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9704, -2.6849
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. HIGH STREET (north-east
8/94 No. 49 (Black Bear
- Public House)
House, now public house. Late C16 or early C17 with later C17 additions,
and remodelled in the late C19. Timber framed; C19 planted timbers with
plaster infill. Slate roof, hipped to front. Irregular T-plan; one
bay with projecting 3-bay cross wing to left. 2 storeys over basement.
Cross wing with jettied first floor on small C19 shaped and fluted brackets.
Brick ridge stack to right and brick stack to right of ridge at rear of
cross wing. 1:1 windows; C19 three-light wooden casements. Boarded door
to right with shaped brackets supporting raking hood, and flanking small 2-
light wooden casements. Left-hand return front: 4 windows; 2- and 3-light
C19 wooden casements. Half-glazed door to left. Boarded basement doors
to right. Rear: exposed framing to first floor. Cross wing with timber
framed lean-to; gable end has exposed collar truss with queen struts and
king strut. Evidence of raised eaves. Interior only ground floor
inspected. Visible timber framing, that to front bay with decorative
parallel diagonal strutting. Deep-chamfered beams with ogee stops,
and chamfered joists. Chamfered corner posts. Altered old fireplace at
rear with chamfered wooden lintel.
Listing NGR: SJ5410341668
Source: English Heritage
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