ARGYLE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1057828

Date first listed: 22-Jul-1949

Statutory Address: ARGYLE HOUSE, 12, GENTLE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ARGYLE HOUSE, 12, GENTLE 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 77652 47895

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History

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Details

1. 5363 GENTLE STREET (West side)

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

II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 266177

Legacy System: LBS

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