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The Bear Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8474 / 51°50'50"N

Longitude: -1.3566 / 1°21'23"W

OS Eastings: 444419

OS Northings: 216728

OS Grid: SP444167

Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.5V0

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.FTPN

Entry Name: The Bear Hotel

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Last Amended: 27 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252557

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435554

Location: Woodstock, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Woodstock

Built-Up Area: Woodstock

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woodstock

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4416NW (South side)
9/215 The Bear Hotel
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as Bear
Two houses, now hotel. C17, to right; c.1720-30 to centre; c.1750 to left.
Squared and coursed limestone; early C19 stucco front to C17 house on right.
Gabled stone slate roofs with concrete tiles to part of rear; brick end stacks.
L-plan with rear right wing. C17 house to right has gabled front of 2 storeys
and attic; late C19 two-light casement and early C19 six-pane sash above square
bay window with early-mid C18 six-pane sashes with thick glazing bars. Early C18
front to centre: of 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Fine C18 scrolled
wrought-iron brackets support flat hood over C20 double doors with fanlight set
in mid C18 moulded wood architrave with carvings af bears in spandrels. Flat
stone arches over 6-pane sashes, and 2 early/mid C18 six-pane sashes with thick
glazing bars to right of door. Two gabled roof dormers. Mid C18 front to left:
of 3 storeys and attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Central segmental-arched
carriageway with late C19 double doors. Flat stone arches over mid C18 six-pane
sashes with thick glazing bars and 3-pane sashes to second floor. Raised storey
bands; coved cornice. Hipped roof dormers with 2-light casements. Rear:
early/mid C18 wing to centre, with hipped roof, has early C19 canted bay window
with 6-pane sashes. Rear right wing consists of C18 and later ranges, with Welsh
slate and stone slate roofs, remodelled in C20 as kitchens and suites. Interior:
chamfered beams and mid C18 panelled doors set in moulded wood architraves
throughout. C17 roof truss to right. Central range, of c.1720 with C17 origins,
has C17 beams, arched stone fireplace with moulded architrave and carved
spandrels, early C18 plaster cornice to left, and fine early C18 dog-leg stairs
with winders and turned barley-sugar balusters set on closed string. Mid C18
range to left: open fireplace with wood bressumer to rear; plaster cornices;
quarter-turn stairs with winders and turned balusters set on closed string from
first floor to attic. The present Bear Hotel was formed in the 1750s and became
the most important hotel in Woodstock, catering for visitors to Blenheim Park.
(Information from VCH)

Listing NGR: SP4441916728

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