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The Old Vicarage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2296 / 51°13'46"N

Longitude: -2.3192 / 2°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 377808

OS Northings: 147871

OS Grid: ST778478

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.VWH

Mapcode Global: VH97D.RC97

Plus Code: 9C3V6MHJ+R8

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266341

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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

ST 7747 NE 10/202

(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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