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North Hill House, Frome

Description: North Hill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 266272

OS Grid Reference: ST7798248305
OS Grid Coordinates: 377982, 148305
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2335, -2.3167

Location: Fromefield, Frome, Somerset BA11 2AB

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 2AB

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Listing Text

(South-east side)

GV North Hill House
ST 7748 SE 5/182 31.1.74 (formerly listed as
North Hill House)
II (Urban District
Council Offices)

First in Church Rates 1779. 2 storey, 7 window ashlar front, divided into 3 bays,
the centre set back. Moulded cornice. Glazing bar sash windows in moulded
architraves. Central doorway has Ionic pilasters and pediment. C19 alterations and
additions including attic storey with slate mansard roof and heavy balustrade.
3 chimneys with moulded capping. 2 window 1 storey extension to right. Irregular
2 window extension to left with balustraded stair turret.
Interior decoration appears to be a pastiche see especially Council Chamber and
adjoining coved ceiling room. Original staircase with modern hall screen and newel.
Interesting rear elevation with 2 storey bow and rusticated window surrounds. 2 of
the stableyard buildings to north are also of interest one is the original stable
cottage, the other a circa 1800 long coach house of 2 storeys with hipped slate roof
and 3 + 3 windows (blocked) on 1st floor. The house belonged to the Le Gros family
(silk manufacturers) until the 1950s.

Listing NGR: ST7798248305

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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