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The Iron Gates, Frome

Description: The Iron Gates

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 266219

OS Grid Reference: ST7774248010
OS Grid Coordinates: 377742, 148010
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2308, -2.3201

Location: 7 King Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BH

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

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Listing Text

(East side)
GV The Iron Gates
ST 7748 SE 5/87 22.7.49 The Iron Gates


Circa 1700 or earlier core, remodelled mid C18 to road. (First in rates 1696).
2 storeys, 5 windows, cambered heads and plain architraves, upper sashes with glazing
bars. Rubble(at time of re-survey), formerly stuccoed. Plinth. Plaster cornice with
slight end breaks (for stucco pilasters). High parapet with coping, returned in
C18 brick. Plain panelled door under broken pediment withbolection surround. Right
hand return has part of a transomed mullion on ground floor and a garret window with
drip - latter continued as a former coved string (sliced off) across front, below
cornice, a similar course appears at impost level at ground floor windows. Circa 1700
rear wing of 2 storeys and dormer with 3 storey angle projection for staircase and
back entrance. Rendered and grooved as ashlar, coved plaster moulded eaves cornice,
moulded architraves to sash windows, cornices to lower windows. Stucco pilasters.
Glazed early C19 porch with panelled door. Lead rainwater head with shield bearing
arms of Houlton (of Farleigh Hungerford, important clothiers in Trowbridge). Ashlar
chimney. Stone tile roof with C18 dormers - 2-light casements with moulded
pediments. Traces of a mullion window on ground floor of stair turret. Interior,
mahogany staircase (broken) and panelled ground floor rooms apparently a C20

Listing NGR: ST7774248010

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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