THE CHANTRY AND THE HERMITAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1345487
Date first listed:
22-Jul-1949
Statutory Address:
THE CHANTRY, 2, GENTLE STREET
Statutory Address:
THE HERMITAGE, 2A, GENTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CHANTRY, 2, GENTLE STREET
Statutory Address:
THE HERMITAGE, 2A, 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:
ST7765047846

Details

1. 5363

GENTLE STREET (East side)

Nos 2 (The Chantry) and 2A (The Hermitage)

ST 7747 NE 10/61 22.7.49 GV II*

2. One building, said to have been the Marquess of Bath's town house. Late C17. Rubble walls, pantile roofs. 2½ storeys. 3 gables with glazing bar sashes in gables. 7 windows spaced 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1, sashes in plain architraves with beaded edges, glazing bars. Circa 1770 panelled door with cross lower panels and cusped centre panels, bracketed pediment. Later plain doorway to right hand with studded C17 door. Cellar door below left hand window. Important rear elevation: 2 hipped projections, the right hand one 2 storeys, 2 windows, rendered. The left hand one is 2½ storeys with mansard roof. Segmental headed dormer with glazing bar sash window. Below is ashlar front with 2 storey angled bay and chamfered quoins, windows in bay are glazing bar sashes in architraves with keys. It also has traceried fanlight to door. Back door of No 2A has stop moulded ogee surround with to left a late C17 2-light ogee moulded mullion window. Interior: the 'priest's hole' is a small barrel vaulted chamber off entrance hall of No 2 with fine panelled door behind which is an C18 segment headed kitchen fire- place. The interior of No 2 was remodelled circa 1770 when a bay extension was added to rear, staircase with heavy moulded handrail and carved cut string may be earlier; it has a fine display cabinet in room to east of kitchen. Bay window room to No 2A has mahogany doors (only one is original) and enriched ceiling cornice. Room above has bed recess with flanking powder cupboards. No 2A also retains part of a winder stair (up to 2nd floor from 1st floor) blocked stair window; heavy balusters across landing.

Listing NGR: ST7765047846

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
266169
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/05200/11
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