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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: 1057828



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: 266177

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1. 5363 GENTLE STREET (West side)

GV No 12 (Argyle House) ST 7747 NE 10/67 22.7.49


2. 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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National Grid Reference: ST 77652 47895


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