Description: The Old Bear and Crown Hotel
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 283014
OS Grid Reference: TL7701145309
OS Grid Coordinates: 577011, 245309
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0778, 0.5817
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1. CLARE CLARE
2006 Market Hill
No 20 (The Old Bear & Crown Hotel)
TL 74 NE 19/95 19.12.61
A C16 timber-framed and plastered house much altered in the early C19 when it
was refronted. Formerly the Bear and Crown Inn, it is reputed to be the Wool
Hall. It comprised a central 2 bay hall with 2 storeyed cross wings at the north
and south ends. The central truss of the hall survives with a crown post. The
crosswings were originally jettied on tle 1st storey and there are remains of
dragon beams on the inside of both wings and the remains of corner posts carved
with small animals, on the outside. 2 storeys. 4 window range on the west front
and 2 window range on the north and south fronts, double-hung sashes with vertical
glazing bars, in flush cased frames. The doorway has a stucco doorcase with
pilasters, frieze and cornice, The spandrels of the original doorway, carved
wmth dragons also a moulded arch have been re-set inside the hall of the present
building. The interior has some moulded ceiling beams and exposed timber-framing.
All the listed buildings in Market Hill with all the listed buildings in
Church Street, all the listed buildings in Station Road and all the listed
buildings in Well Lane form a group.
Listing NGR: TL7701145309
Source: English Heritage
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