Froyle Place early 1900s (old)
Gasston House 1998
Froyle Place (also called Froyle Park in the late 19th century) is said to have been built in 1588, but 1620 seems a more accurate date. From the late 18th century until the 1940s it was owned by the Miller family, and then, in 1948 the estate was bought by the Trustees of the Treloar College at nearby Holybourne as a school for disabled boys. Today, in the 21st century, it is Gasston House of Treloar School.

There are a few visible changes between the pictures:-

  • The trees between the house and the church have grown.
  • The windows have been reglazed.
  • A fire escape has been added from the first floor.

Gasston House is a listed bulding and so the changes to the fabric are minimal.

The house was Grade 2 Listed in July 1963. English Heritage gives the following information:-
Froyle Place 31/07/63 GV II* Mansion. Of medieval origin, but mainly an E-plan Jacobean (early C17) house, with late Georgian alterations of 1816, and Victorian (1865) extensions and interior. Chalkstone walls, and tiled roof. The front (north-west) is symmetrical, of 2 storeys and attic, 7 windows. There are three gables with finials and Gothic coping, linked by a parapet (all mid C19), a plain cornice and moulded plinth; the main walling is of small squared chalkstone, in coursed ashlar (perhaps a re-fronting), and the openings have plain flush architraves (early C19) and cills in a fine white stone. Sashes in reveals; 3-light casements in chamfered stone surrounds in the gables. The stone doorcase, also a fine white stone, has a cornice, broken above scroll brackets, a frieze with circular ornaments, and architrave, enclosing simple double doors of 3 panels (2 top lit). The rear elevation has gables flanking the recessed centre, now partly filled with a mid C19 design of 1.3.1. windows (the middle being a 2- storeyed bay). The north-east elevation also follows the general treatment, with 3 more-closely spaced gables, and 3 windows (each having a stone frame to 3 lights) with sashes. Extending from the main block to the south-west is a complex service wing of 4 and 2 storeys, of Jacobean style; some is c1800 and much of the mid C19. Inside, there are panelled rooms and decorative ceilings in Jacobean style of the mid C19; the entrance hall is lined with C17 oak panelling.
Information from English Heritage, Images of England