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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: 1345519



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: 266341

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/04/2012

ST 7747 NE 10/202 5363 22.7.49

VICARAGE STREET (North side) The Old Vicarage

(Formerly listed as St John's Vicarage)


Apparently built 1744 for the Rev Lionel Seaman. Later extensions and alterations. 2 storeys attic and basement. Ashlar front. 1 + 3 + 1 bays, centre in slight break with quoins. Plinth. Ground floor cill band. Cornice. Parapet with moulded coping. Glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves, keystone to 1st floor centre and ground floor outer windows, Gibbs surrounds to ground floor windows flanking porch. Porch added in C19, box porch with Ionic columns to archway and pulvinated frieze. In gable is a tablet depicting Christ the Shepherd. Modern ½-glazed door. Hipped stone tile roof in 2 ranges. Stone chimneys with moulded capping. Rear 4 windows, mostly with glazing bars, moulded architraves to ground floor windows which are dropped below cill band. Basement windows have rusticated surrounds. Angled bay to ground floor and basement for chapel. 3 hipped dormers. Interior: Black cornerstones to Hall paving, mid C18 fireplace in hall. Original stairs unusually sited: 3 balusters per tread, heavy handrail and ramped dado. Ground floor room to west at back is panelled with dentil cornice and fretted dado, marble cheeks to 'Chinese Chippendale' fireplace (see also frieze and mirror). An 1820s sketch shows the Vicarage as 3 bays with set back wings, ground floor with segmental relieving arches to windows flanking porch - its present appearance there- fore must be a later remodelling.

Listing NGR: ST7780847871

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National Grid Reference: ST7780847871


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