Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1153928

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1955



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud (District Authority)

Parish: Frampton on Severn

National Grid Reference: SO 75006 07837


FRAMPTON-ON-SEVERN THE GREEN SO 7407-7507 (east side) 10/118 Frampton Court 10.1.55 I Small country house 1731-33 for Richard Clutterbuck,possibly by John Strahan. Palladian villa. Ashlar front on part rusticated basement, remainder faced in roughcast, quoin bands with alternating inner edge, moulded modillion cornice and tall parapet with urn finials, roof not visible, small stone stacks. Central pediment on giant order of 4 Ionic pilasters with arms of Clutterbuck quartered with Clifford. Symmetrical design of central square block of 2 storeys and basement, with flanking smaller square side wings in plain design, linked by set back wall, and with 2 large conjoined chimneys with arched openings at base containing bells. Five windows, sashes with small original glazing bars and moulded architraves, eared to first floor, rusticated to piano nobile with sill band and with pediments to outer ground floor windows which have renewed large pane sashes. Central doorcase with similarly rusticated round-headed architrave, with shell niche over concave cornice over large door of 8 fielded panels. Swags between floors flanking shell niche. Wide flight of moulded stone steps with small square piers and stone balustrade, narrowing towards door. Basement below plat band has similar 16-pane sashes with small glazing bars and rusticated surrounds. Side wings have 2 windows to each floor, 18-pane sashes with plain stone architraves and keystone, and one above door of 6 fielded panels on inset section, top 2 panels glazed. Rear facade plainer, similar fenestration with 4 large 12-pane sashes and central door up double flight of steps, with alternating triangular and segmental pediments and straight cornice on 2 between. Moulded lead rainwater heads dated 1733. Interior largely unaltered and characterized by joinery of the highest quality. Hall has Doric frieze and large basket arch leading to twisted baluster stair with original lattice dog-gate. Two main rooms on rear facade have panelled walls, fireplaces with fluted pilasters or columns and paintings set into frame over fireplaces with Bristol Delft tiles. Rooms above also have fluted pilasters and panelled walls. Some Jacobean panelling with strapwork survives from former house on site in 2 small upstairs rooms. (Country Life, Vol LXII 1927, Christopher Hussey; V.C.H., Gloucestershire, Vol X 1972; Robert Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957; David Verey, Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980.)

Listing NGR: SO7500607837


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 132376

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Cooke, R, West Country Houses, (1957)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1972), 1972
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 62, (1927)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,

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