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Latitude: 51.2298 / 51°13'47"N
Longitude: -2.3214 / 2°19'17"W
OS Eastings: 377652
OS Northings: 147895
OS Grid: ST776478
Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.V6S
Mapcode Global: VH97D.QC32
Entry Name: Argyle House
Listing Date: 22 July 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1057828
English Heritage Legacy ID: 266177
Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11
Civil Parish: Frome
Built-Up Area: Frome
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
5363 GENTLE STREET
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
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