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Latitude: 51.2294 / 51°13'45"N
Longitude: -2.3215 / 2°19'17"W
OS Eastings: 377650
OS Northings: 147846
OS Grid: ST776478
Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.V6X
Mapcode Global: VH97D.QC3D
Plus Code: 9C3V6MHH+PC
Entry Name: The Chantry and the Hermitage
Listing Date: 22 July 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1345487
English Heritage Legacy ID: 266169
Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11
Civil Parish: Frome
Built-Up Area: Frome
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Nos 2 (The Chantry)
and 2A (The Hermitage)
ST 7747 NE
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
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