Frampton House 3855

Dorchester, England, Dorset, West Dorset

Brief Description

The house dates from 1704, and is surrounded by the 18th-century parkland. The main phase of the development of the estate between 1750 and 1820 survives to reflect the original design. The site is now a 5* bed and breakfast, open to paying guests. http://www.frampton-house.co.uk/index.htm

History

The house was built in 1704.

Detailed Description

The main phase of the development of the estate was between 1750 and 1820, much of which survives to reflect the original design.
Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Description: This is a mid-18th century bridge over the River Frome.
  • River
  • Description: River Frome.
Access & Directions

Directions

The site is north-west of Dorchester. It can be accessed via the A37, then the A356.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Frampton
History

Detailed History

The 18th century parkland surrounding the house of 1704 is still substantially intact. This includes a mid-18th century bridge over the River Frome and the pattern of shelter planting defining the boundaries of the designed landscape.

The Dorset Record Office has found plans of formal ornamental and kitchen gardens from 1778 and 1836, leaving a clear history of the area adjacent to the house. No visible element of this layout has survived.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • Georgina and Nick Maynard

    Frampton House, DT2 9NH
References

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