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Description: Froyle House
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 141988
OS Grid Reference: SU7534542717
OS Grid Coordinates: 475345, 142717
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1787, -0.9235
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SU 74 SE FROYLE UPPER FROYLE
5/60 Froyle House
Large house and service wing, the house used as offices, and the wing as flats.
Built for Thomas Burmindham 1820. Stucco, with a low pitched hipped slate roof.
3-storeyed almost square, block,of a severely classical form with symmetrical
elevations. Front (south-east) of 1.3.1. windows, the features have only slight
projection; projecting centrepiece, thin coping to a shallow parapet, plain band,
2nd floor moulded band, continuing as a cornice in the centrepiece, above a plain
frieze and 4 short pilasters with moulded caps, and plain base (continuing as a
plinth to the 1st floor level), 1st floor moulded cill band, which continues in
the centrepiece as the cornice to a dentilled entablature, above 4 pilasters
with moulded caps and bases, plain plinth; the ground floor openings extend to
plinth level, the side windows having above them a cornice on brackets. Casements.
Plain doorway, with double doors of 3 panels. The south west elevation has 4
windows, although the centre has been altered by the later insertion of a splayed
bay with a slate roof; the other ground-floor windows are of lesser height (than
those of the front) the space above containing plain panels. The north-east
elevation is similar not as wide but still of 4 windows (some now filled as panels
but the others with sashes); set back at the north side in an angled unit,
containing a tall round-headed staircase window. The rear (north-west) elevation
is divided, but the return face from the south west corner has 2 wider windows,
and there is a large French window (of 3 lights) below a cambered opening; at the
east side is a loggia linked to the service wing. The service wing is an L-shaped
block extending from the north corner; it has 2 storeys and irregular fenestration.
Hipped slate roof, painted brick walls, sash windows, and an entrance at the
junction with the main block. Inside the main block, the plain staircase is
original, and also doorways and some plain marble fireplaces; the hall has a
Listing NGR: SU7534442723
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Source: English Heritage
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