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IoE Number: 56352
Photographer: Mr FE Hutchinson LRPS
Date Photographed: 24 August 2000
Date listed: 06 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 06 June 1952
Grade II*

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BRERETON C.P.NEWCASTLE ROADSJ 76 SE(East Side)7/22The Bear's Head Hotel6/6/1952

BRERETON C.P. NEWCASTLE ROAD SJ 76 SE (East Side) 7/22 The Bear's Head Hotel 6/6/1952 II* Hotel, 1615 extended C18, C19 and late C20. Oak frame with painted brick nogging; graded stone slate roof; brick walled wing left. 2 storeys plus blank attics. C18 left wing of 3 windows has 6-panel door (lower panels flush) in pediment porch on brackets, with blocked window opening above; two 16-pane flush casements to each storey, left; left gable-end has 2 blocked window openings to each storey and 2 semi-circular blocked openings to attic. Part of left bay of oak-framed portion rebuilt, superficially in keeping but with false framing. 4 early Cl7 bays have close studding on sandstone plinth with rail a little below first floor but no rail at 1st floor; intermediate rail in upper storey; the left bay has door of 6 fielded panels under added leanto porch with blank jettied gable above; 2nd bay has canted Georgian bay window; 3rd bay is 2-storey jettied porch with decorative panels inscribed 1615:WM; 4th bay has jettied gable end with blocked lower window, oriel on consoles to upper storey and herringbone struts to gable. C19 blue brick diagonal-flue ridge chimney. An attractive informal ensemble. Interior: 4 ovolo beams spanning front to back and 2 spanning side to side in right room. Posts of large section. Beams are on consoles of oak. The private upper rooms are stated to have similar beams and posts.

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