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Rook Lane House and Archway to Rook Lane Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2291 / 51°13'44"N

Longitude: -2.3234 / 2°19'24"W

OS Eastings: 377517

OS Northings: 147821

OS Grid: ST775478

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.TP6

Mapcode Global: VH97D.PC2L

Entry Name: Rook Lane House and Archway to Rook Lane Cottage

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266137

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

1.
5363 CHRISTCHURCH STREET WEST
(North-East side)

ST 7747 NE 10/54 GV Rook Lane House and
22.7.49 Archway to Rook Lane
Cottage
II


2.
Late C17 altered late C19. Rubble walling with relieving arches over window
openings, stone tiled roof. End gables and 2 gables to front, coped verges, stone
chimneys. 2 casements with chamfered stone mullions. 3 + 1 bays, late C19 glazing
bar sashes. Left hand ground floor window 7 light bay with transomes, ogee heads
and parapet (late C19. Right hand bay has modern casements inserted in 1st floor
and paired plate glass sashes on ground floor. Good late C18 door in architrave
opening with cornice hood on brackets and fluted frieze; modern door with
rectangular fanlight of intersecting pattern including section in glazing for lamp.
Once the house of Frances Rowe, an C18 poet. Formerly the home of the Smith family
who sheltered the deposed priest of St John's Church (1662). Linked to right by
segmental arch with passage over to 2 storey 1 window gabled cottage with
bargeboards and plate-glass sashes dated 1898. (Rook Lane Cottage not of special
interest).


Listing NGR: ST7751847828

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