MONMOUTH CHAMBERS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1057818

Date first listed: 22-Jul-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Feb-1983

Statutory Address: MONMOUTH CHAMBERS, 3 AND 3B, CORK STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: MONMOUTH CHAMBERS, 3 AND 3B, CORK STREET

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Frome

National Grid Reference: ST 77609 48050

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Details

1. 5363 CORK STREET

Nos 3 and 3B Monmouth Chambers) ST 7748 SE 5/56 GV formerly listed 22.7.49 as No 4) II*

2. Late C17. 2 storeys and attic, and 3 storeys and attic. Rubble built. 4 bays. Pantile roof. 2 gables, the left hand one original with coping and parapet; the right hand one to dormer above timber-framed plastered 2nd floor of No 3B (about 1700). No 3 has a 3-light attic window with drip below gable. To 3B has a 2- light moulded wood mullion attic window and 2 cross-mullion windows on 2nd floor (the left hand one part original) formerly with wooden drips. On the 1st floor, 3 light mullion and transom windows with drips, one with relieving arch. The ground floor of No 3 has modern shop front and plain entrance with part of drip mould over. No 3B has plain central entrance with drip and plain flanking modern shop windows with drips over (position of relieving arches above indicates earlier arrangement). Residual gable to left of parapet, formerly a 3-gable house (of print in Wine Street museum). Gabled C17 2 storey and attic extension to rear with 2 ashlar chimneys; gable end 2-light mullion window. Stair gable in angle. Interior: very interesting 1st floor ceiling decoration of circa 1650. Principal room has vine scroll, sheild and griffin frieze, and a plaster foiled pattern on ceiling. 2 gothick fireplaces. Newel stair from 1st floor with heavy later C17 handrail, straight string, turned balusters and 'pagoda'-newels to landing. Coved ceiling to part of 2nd floor. Further attic above north part with stop- moulded ovolo surround to door: this part is a later timber-framed addition. This house may well have been where Monmouth stayed during his retreat in June 1685.



Listing NGR: ST7760948050

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 266153

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