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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1057747



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Frome

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Jul-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266371

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1. 5363 WHITTOX LANE (West side)

GV No 21 ST 7748 SW 4/116 22.7.49 (Melrose House)


2. Circa 1700 with later alterations. 2½ storeys and cellar. Coursed rubble with worn freestone dressings. Moulded plinth. Coved and moulded cornice. Chamfered quoins. Hipped pantile roof with 2 restored gabled and moulded dormers. 5 tall glazing bar sashes in front (probably inserted in former cross-mullion windows) with moulded cills, 3 on ground floor retain parts of cornice. Central bolection door- way with carved scroll brackets over panelled pilasters, broken pediment framing urn. Wide 6 panel door (upper 2 glazed) approached by 5 steps with railings and iron handrail. Return to Whittox Lane has 3 windows (brick blocked), 2 cross mullion type and 1 a halved cross mullion type (very narrow with transom)with cornices. Rear has 3 light transomed window above 1st floor and 2 more halved cross mullion windows. Interior: excellent staircase, 2 long heavy turned balusters per tread, ramped heavy moulded rail with panelled newels, raised panelled and ramped dado. Staircase may be circa 1740. Panelled rooms on ground and 1st floors, west rooms have painted scenes on panels over doors (3 in each), panelling blocks former windows to west (probably also circa 1740), bolection fireplaces. A very good town house.

Listing NGR: ST7745048148

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National Grid Reference: ST 77450 48148


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