BEAR AND BILLET PUBLIC HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1376318
Date first listed:
28-Jul-1955
Statutory Address:
BEAR AND BILLET PUBLIC HOUSE, 94, LOWER BRIDGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
BEAR AND BILLET PUBLIC HOUSE, 94, LOWER BRIDGE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40644 65831

Details

CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET 595-1/6/245 (West side) 28/07/55 No.94 Bear & Billet Public House

GV I

Town house, then public house. 1664. For the Earl of Shrewsbury. Timber frame with plaster panels; brick to rear; purple slate roof, ridge at right-angle to front. EXTERIOR: cellars, 3 storeys and attic. Replaced door has a mullioned window of three 1-pane lights to each side, that to north separated by a panel; aprons to windows replaced in brick; a broad oak door, south, of 4 panels, 2 panels with lozenge bracing and 4 panels; floor beneath pavement level; beer drop before southern window; consoles on central and corner posts carry jetty bressumer, fascia carved with semicircles. The second storey has 8 pairs of panels between consoles carrying sill-jetty; each pair of panels has central splat-baluster post; full-width leaded mullioned and transomed window of 16 lights. Slightly jettied third storey floor beam has fascia carved with semicircles; 12 basket-arched panels between consoles carrying jettied sill of full-width leaded mullioned and transomed window of 16 lights. Jettied beam to attic storey inscribed 16:HH:64 has running vine pattern; row of 12 decorated square panels; framed and boarded double loading doors in gable with 2-light leaded casement to each side and above, in small framing; herringbone struts in apex; carved bargeboards and drop finial. Lateral chimneys north and south and on west gable. Unoccupied during change of ownership in 1991-2. INTERIOR could not be inspected.





Listing NGR: SJ4064465831

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
470313
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03247/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael J Tuck. Source Historic England Archive
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