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Argyle House, Frome

Description: Argyle House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 266177

OS Grid Reference: ST7765247895
OS Grid Coordinates: 377652, 147895
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2298, -2.3214

Location: Gentle Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1JA

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 1JA

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Listing Text

(West side)

GV No 12 (Argyle House)
ST 7747 NE 10/67 22.7.49


First rated 1770 (probably built 1768-69). Built by the Thynne family. Later
lived in by the Dowager Duchess of Argyle (Mistress of the Robes to the Queen;
died 1855). Coursed rubble, freestone features, chamfered plinth, rusticated quoins, cornice and parapet. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 2 windows with architrave heals, glazing bar sashes, outer windows Venetian. Keyed centre light. Single round headed light in centre of 1st floor. Central panelled door, cross lower panels, cusp-headed centre panels, architrave surround, pediment on brackets,approached by 3 stops.
Mansard pantile roof with one dormer. Return to north has glazing bar sash attic
window with flat moulded surround.
Interior: ceiling cornices possibly original. Original Chinese Chippendale stair-case (an excellent example of local joinery). The same pattern is used for lesser stair to attic (cheaper timber and handrails, straight string, smaller scale), this too appears to be original.

Listing NGR: ST7765247895

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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