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Stafford House (Frome House), Dorset  England 
West Stafford, Dorset, England

Circa Date: 1633 w/Victorian additions

Status: Fully Extant

Special Info / Location/ Date

Special Info
Phonetic Pronunciation of House Name

Location
Country
England
District Today
Dorset
 Historic County
Devonshire, Dorsetshire
 City / Town / Village
West Stafford
 Latitude
50.70911
 Longitude
-2.39175

Date
Start Date
Completion Date
Circa Date
1633 w/Victorian additions
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Architects

Designed   West Façade
Date   1848-50

Extant / Listed / References

Extant
Extant Type
Fully Extant
Extant Details

Listed
House Listed As 
Grade I
Gardens Listed As  
Not Listed
Country House:  Yes

References
Vitruvius Britannicus
Vitruvius Scoticus
J.B. Burke (Burke's Visitation of Seats)
Country Life
J.P. Neale (Neale's Views of Seats)
Access / Ownership / Seat

Access
Open to Public Please note: Houses listed as being open "By Appointment" are usually country house hotels, B&Bs, or schools.
No
Historic Houses Association Member
Phone Number If calling from the U.S., delete the first "0" in British numbers.
Fax Number
Email
Website
Awards

Current Ownership
Current Ownership Type
Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use
Private Home
Current Ownership Use / Details

Seat ("Seat" is loosely defined as any family that occupied the house for a period of 2 years or more)
Today Seat of
Lord Julian Fellowes, since 2002.
A Past Seat(s) of
Possible (Unsure) Seat of
History / Gardens & Park / Movies

History
Earlier House(s) / Building(s)
House Replaced By
Built / Designed For
House & Family History
Stafford is a house built of a pale gray limestone, with ashlar and rubble. It has two facades: the East of 1633 and the West, by Benjamin Ferrey, of 1848-50. There is also a two-story gabled porch. During World War II Czech and Polish pilots from nearby RAF Warmwell were billeted here. It is currently owned by the celebrated author, director, actor, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes.
Collections This field lists art objects that are currently or were previously in the collection of the house.

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Comments

Gardens & Park
Garden, Park, Follies and Outbuildings
Chapel & Church

Movies
Location for Movies / TV
"Emma" (1996).
Bibliography

Author   Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus
Year Published   1999
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