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Frankleigh House, Including Terrace with Parapets and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3593 / 51°21'33"N

Longitude: -2.2578 / 2°15'27"W

OS Eastings: 382148

OS Northings: 162278

OS Grid: ST821622

Mapcode National: GBR 1S5.L0S

Mapcode Global: VH96V.T389

Plus Code: 9C3V9P5R+PV

Entry Name: Frankleigh House, Including Terrace with Parapets and Piers

Listing Date: 23 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312488

ID on this website: 101364533

Location: Little Ashley, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Avon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bradford-on-Avon Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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BATH ROAD (West Side),
Frankleigh House, including terrace with parapets and piers

(Formerly listed as The Old Ride School and terrace with parapets and piers at the Old Ride School)


Formerly Kingwell Court Boys' School. Large house in its own grounds. C17 (circa 1685) but south and east fronts rebuilt about 1848. Considerably rebuilt and restored but still retains a number of original features, including some chimneys. Main elevation. Ashlar, stone-tiled, highpitched roofs, 2 storeys and attics in 4 gables. Gabled projecting wing to left with 2 storeys square bay and 4-light windows; casements with stone mullions and single transoms. Remainder of facade divided into 3 units by central square porch with room over and on each side an angular bay rising through 2 storeys. Window over door has 4-lights, stone mullions and single transoms, while those in bays have 3 lights with a single light in each angle. All bays are crowned by moulded cornice and embattled parapet. Centre doorway has flattened pointed arch within rectangular dripmould; carved spandrels. Moulded head and jambs. Continuous weathered string at 1st floor level. All gables have pointed finials, attic windows are 2-light casements with stone mullions and flat drip-moulds. Tall, square, ashlar chimney stacks with embattled caps, set diagonally in groups of three. Carved stone eagles at corners of roof and gargoyles along cornice. There is a symmetrical forecourt with strap-work parapet having pointed finials on the dividing piers. Steps from the forecourt lead down to a grass terrace with low surrounding wall having moulded coping and ball caps at intervals.

Listing NGR: ST8214862278

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