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Clare Bear & Crown

previously known as Bear


20 Market Hill

grid reference TL 770 453

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listed building grade II*

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last updated 24/06/2015

The Suffolk Historic Buildings Group state this is one of the most important buildings in Clare. Sometimes known just as the Bear, and earlier as New Hall, this is a 16c double gabled house built on the site of the bailey barn and woodyard, and much altered early in the 19c when it was re-fronted.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(historical detail found in Clare Book II streets

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)