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The Old Bear and Crown Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clare, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0779 / 52°4'40"N

Longitude: 0.5815 / 0°34'53"E

OS Eastings: 577004

OS Northings: 245310

OS Grid: TL770453

Mapcode National: GBR PFF.PTW

Mapcode Global: VHJHL.119F

Entry Name: The Old Bear and Crown Hotel

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283014

Location: Clare, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Clare

Built-Up Area: Clare

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Clare with Poslingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 74 NE


Market Hill
(East Side)
No 20 (The Old Bear & Crown Hotel)

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 the 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
with 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: TL7700445310

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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