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Castle House, Frome

Description: Castle House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 266082

OS Grid Reference: ST7734248146
OS Grid Coordinates: 377342, 148146
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2320, -2.3259

Location: Castle Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 3BN

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 3BN

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Listing Text

(North-West side)

No 23
ST 7748 SW 4/130 Castle House
GV (formerly listed as
II 31.1.74 House on Corner of
Castle Street and
Trinity Street)
Formerly Castle House. Frome Hospital in late C19. Late C17 remodelled. Front
of red brick with stone dressings probably mid C18. Stone plinth, chamfered
quoins, 1st floor band, moulded cornice, brick parapet (a blocking course with
edgemould and brick parapet over with stone coping. 2 storeys and attic.
Pantile roof with former. 5 windows, cross-glazed sashes in moulded stone
architraves (blocked on ground floor at time of survey 1979). Centre ground floor
window formerly a door has bracketted stone pediment with fluted lintel containing
shaped tablet. Return elevation to Trinity Street is a 2 window rubble extension
with end quoins and outer ogee mouldings to dressings; similar doorway with
bracketted pediment. 2 blocked lights to gable. Said to be the oldest surviving
brick building in Frome. Gables stair turret to rear. Late C18 fittings inside
including modillion and rosette ceiling cornices. Staircase has open string,
turned balusters and moulded mahogany hand rail, landing to attic. Became Cottage
Hospital 1875; disused at time of re-survey (1979). RCHM - Trinity Area).

Listing NGR: ST7734248146

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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