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Henley In Arden > Bear Hotel
The Bear Hotel was situated at 84 High
Street. This grade-II listed pub is
now in residential use and known as Cromwell House.
Formerly known as: The Bear Inn High
Street. Public house, now 2 houses. C17 (mentioned 1654) with C19 and c1928
alterations. Brick with some timber-frame; gabled tile roof with brick
cross-axial stack and rear stacks, one with cluster of 4 diagonal shafts.
Exterior: 2 storeys plus attic; 3-window range. Plat band over ground floor;
wide eaves to left of centre; brick quoins to right end and paired
timber-framed gables to right of centre. Ground floor has recessed entrance
to right of centre with plank door in moulded surround to inner left return
and gabled canopy. One segmental-headed window to left and 2 to right of
entrance with 3-light transomed casements, 2 with iron opening casements and
that to left with small-paned glazing; left end (Goodrest) has 2-storey
gabled bay window with timber-framing and 1:4:1-light leaded glazing to each
floor. First floor has window with 2-light small-paned casement and canted
oriel with hipped roof over 1:3:1-light transomed and leaded glazing; attic
floor has two 3-light windows with leaded glazing and iron opening
casements. Goodrest has plaque with early C20 lettering: GOODREST; enriched
gutter, downspout, and rainwater heads dated 1928. Left return has C20
fenestration and entrance with gabled canopy; rear wing and close-studded
rear wing with stack with clustered shafts to Cromwell House.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but recorded as having timber-framing, wide
fireplace and C17 staircase with turned balusters.
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