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Doublebois House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dobwalls and Trewidland, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4595 / 50°27'34"N

Longitude: -4.54 / 4°32'23"W

OS Eastings: 219809

OS Northings: 65271

OS Grid: SX198652

Mapcode National: GBR NB.NHMX

Mapcode Global: FRA 17CV.53Y

Entry Name: Doublebois House

Listing Date: 26 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61262

Location: Dobwalls and Trewidland, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Dobwalls and Trewidland

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Liskeard

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/61 Doublebois House


House. 1883-5 extended in 1896. For Herman family. Datestone in extension with
intertwined initials C M H and date 1896. Rock faced snecked slatestone with
freestone dressings. Moulded pinth, freestone quoins and parapet copings. Slate
roof with gabled ends. 9 rubblestone stacks with freestone dressings. Moulded
caps. Quadrangular plan with small central court. Extended on south with gabled
rear wing, originally chapel.
High Victorian Gothic style. 2 storeys, attic and basement. Nearly symmetrical
north entrance front. 2:1:1 windows. Central 2-storey gabled porch with
corbelled kneelers with gablets, and corner buttresses with set-offs and gablets.
Moulded 2-centred arch doorway with Corinthian capitals and 3-light stone mullion
and transom window above. Small lancet in gable. Ground floor to left and right,
large stone mullion and transom windows with cusped heads lights and transoms. 1
single-light and two 2-light stone mullion windows to first floor with transoms.
West front has similar window types. 1:3:2 bays with flanking gabled bays, the
left with crenellated stone first floor oriel supported on buttress shaft flanked
by lancets. The centre 3 window recess has stone balcony, the balustrade with
shields at intervals, windows with cusped head lights and with 2-light window
above. Right-hand gable has similar 5-light ground floor window, centre blind,
with 2-light windows above. Wing set back to right of west front with single-
storey C20 conservatory in the angle. Much of plasterwork in interior removed
with several rotten floors and ceilings. Some panelling remains. Only 2 room of
interior inspected. Believed to have contained a fine music room and chapel.
Also much stained glass. A late example of High Victorian Gothic style.
In 1910, seat of Rev. George Edward Hermon.
Kellys Directory 1910.

Listing NGR: SX1980965271

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