© Mr Michael J Tuck
BEAR AND BILLET PUBLIC HOUSE, 94 LOWER BRIDGE STREET (west side)
CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Mr Michael J Tuck
26 March 2001
28 July 1955
Date of last amendment:
28 July 1955
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CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4065NE LOWER BRIDGE STREET
595-1/6/245 (West side)
Bear & Billet Public House
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.