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Fountain House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2332 / 51°13'59"N

Longitude: -2.3292 / 2°19'45"W

OS Eastings: 377109

OS Northings: 148279

OS Grid: ST771482

Mapcode National: GBR 0S8.RXQ

Mapcode Global: VH97D.K8ZF

Entry Name: Fountain House

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Last Amended: 16 February 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266178

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(South East side)

GV Fountain House
ST 7748 SW 4/69 22.7.49 (formerly listed
under Trinity Parade)

Once the parsonage for Holy Trinity Church (from 1856 till recently). Built 1818,
house of character. Main front to north-east. Ashlar with slate roof. Centre 3
storeys, sides 2 storeys, divided by pilasters. Central 2 storey 3-light bow.
1:3:1 windows, glazing bar sashes. Ground floor side windows in arched recesses.
Pedimented attic over central unit and balustraded parapet over sides (now in
artificial stone). string at 1st floor level. Moulded cornice.
Road front: 2 windows and large 2 storey angled bay to right. Cornice and parapet
(with baluster panels over windows). Hipped cross wing over bay.
Roughly central glazed porch with Tuscan columns, half glazed door (2 lower panels
reeded). Rubble wall, formerly of outhouse, to right with Tudor-arch doorway
(c.1840) with drip and panelled spandrels.
Interior: room on ground floor to south-east has segment-arched recess with edge-
ball decoration and panelled soffit. Bay window room on ground floor has a
similar recess. Attic fireplace has tracery panelled surround and tracery moulded
onto cheeks of contemporary grate.

Listing NGR: ST7710948279

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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