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Description: Frampton House
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 191989
OS Grid Reference: TF3026839850
OS Grid Coordinates: 530268, 339850
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9402, -0.0630
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TF 33 NW FRAMPTON WEST END ROAD
13/73 Frampton House
Small country house, now an Old Persons home. Built for Thomas
Tunnard. 1792 with minor C20 alterations. Red brick in Flemish
bond with ashlar and yellow brick dressings. Hipped slate roof
with lead dressings, 2 red brick ridge stacks. 3 storey, 5 bay
front, arranged 1:3:1, the central bays advanced and pedimented.
Short ashlar plinth, first and second floor ashlar bands,
dentillated frieze, cornice, ashlar balustraded parapet. Central
half glazed door in panelled reveals with traceried fanlight with
ashlar architrave, with open pedimented and dentillated doorcase,
supported on Doric columns, flanked by pairs of glazing bar
sashes. To first floor are 5 similar windows, and to second
floor 5 smaller windows. All windows have flat moulded brick
arched heads and stepped fluted keyblocks. In the pediment a
blank shield has vine leaf swags and is surmounted by a rabbit
and tulip for the Tunnard family. To the right hand end of the
ashlar plinth is the date 1792, the left hand chimney stack is
dated 1797. The right hand side front of 4 bays has an 8
panelled door with side lights, covered by an added early C19
large open red brick with yellow brick dressings, porch with
dentillated gable, and semi-circular arched openings. In the
pediment a blank shield. The windows are glazing bar sashes,
some tripartite, all with rubbed brick arches and plain
keyblocks. Interior. Stick baluster dogleg stair with carved
string and wreathed moulded handrail, dado rail and wooden
pilasters. Acanthus leaf plaster cornice. Elliptical panelled
arches to stair hall and landings. Mid C19 polished dark marble
fireplace with cast brass fillet with cherubs in oval surrounds
in right hand room. Dentillated cornice, fluted wooden fire
surround with panelled sides and dado rail. Panelled semi-
circular headed niche. Mahogany 8 panelled doors throughout.
Egg and dart cornice. In the rear wing is a fine dining room
with Adam style designs on wall panels and ceiling, harebell
chains, ribbons and pendant oval cartouches with classical
figures. Honeysuckle frieze, fluted chair rail. Fine fire
surround with flutes and garlanded urn.
Listing NGR: TF3026839850
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Source: English Heritage
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