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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 470313
Location: BEAR AND BILLET PUBLIC HOUSE, 94 LOWER BRIDGE STREET (west side)
  CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 26 March 2001
Date listed: 28 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 28 July 1955
Grade I

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CHESTER CITY (IM)SJ4065NELOWER BRIDGE STREET595-1/6/245(West side)

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.

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