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Description: Frampton Court
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 132376
OS Grid Reference: SO7500607837
OS Grid Coordinates: 375006, 207837
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7687, -2.3636
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FRAMPTON-ON-SEVERN THE GREEN
10/118 Frampton Court
Small country house 1731-33 for Richard Clutterbuck,possibly
by John Strahan. Palladian villa. Ashlar front on part
rusticated basement, remainder faced in roughcast, quoin bands with
alternating inner edge, moulded modillion cornice and tall parapet
with urn finials, roof not visible, small stone stacks. Central
pediment on giant order of 4 Ionic pilasters with arms of
Clutterbuck quartered with Clifford. Symmetrical design of
central square block of 2 storeys and basement, with flanking
smaller square side wings in plain design, linked by set back wall,
and with 2 large conjoined chimneys with arched openings at base
containing bells. Five windows, sashes with small original
glazing bars and moulded architraves, eared to first floor,
rusticated to piano nobile with sill band and with pediments to
outer ground floor windows which have renewed large pane sashes.
Central doorcase with similarly rusticated round-headed architrave,
with shell niche over concave cornice over large door of 8 fielded
panels. Swags between floors flanking shell niche. Wide flight
of moulded stone steps with small square piers and stone
balustrade, narrowing towards door. Basement below plat band has
similar 16-pane sashes with small glazing bars and rusticated
surrounds. Side wings have 2 windows to each floor, 18-pane
sashes with plain stone architraves and keystone, and one above
door of 6 fielded panels on inset section, top 2 panels glazed.
Rear facade plainer, similar fenestration with 4 large 12-pane
sashes and central door up double flight of steps, with alternating
triangular and segmental pediments and straight cornice on 2
between. Moulded lead rainwater heads dated 1733. Interior
largely unaltered and characterized by joinery of the highest
quality. Hall has Doric frieze and large basket arch leading to
twisted baluster stair with original lattice dog-gate. Two main
rooms on rear facade have panelled walls, fireplaces with fluted
pilasters or columns and paintings set into frame over fireplaces
with Bristol Delft tiles. Rooms above also have fluted pilasters
and panelled walls. Some Jacobean panelling with strapwork
survives from former house on site in 2 small upstairs rooms.
(Country Life, Vol LXII 1927, Christopher Hussey; V.C.H.,
Gloucestershire, Vol X 1972; Robert Cooke, West Country Houses,
1957; David Verey, Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the
Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980.)
Listing NGR: SO7500607837
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Source: English Heritage
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