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Sandhill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gunnislake, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5197 / 50°31'10"N

Longitude: -4.2192 / 4°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 242778

OS Northings: 71230

OS Grid: SX427712

Mapcode National: GBR NS.JN2D

Mapcode Global: FRA 271P.J27

Entry Name: Sandhill House

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60850

Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Calstock

Built-Up Area: Gunnislake

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Calstock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 4271-43 71
7/104 Sandhill House
Farmhouse, now house. Probably early C17 origin, with addition of late C18, later
alterations of C19 and C20. Rendered stone rubble. Asbestos slate hipped roof with
deep bracketed eaves. Axial stack with brick shaft to the front range ; rear range
has gable end stack to right with rendered shaft.
Plan: Probably originally a 3-room and passage plan. In the late C18, a new range
was built to the front, and the rear room were altered in plan. The front range has
a library to end left, a stair hall and entrance hall, and a canted bay with rooms to
right, the rear range was relegated to service use.
Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical front with 3 bays to left, canted bay and 3 bays to
right. To left at ground and first floor an C18 12-pane sash and a tall 24-pane sash
with Gothic glazing bars lighting the stair. To right a 6-panelled door with 12-pane
sash above and 12-pane C20 light at ground floor to right. The canted bay is 2-
storey, with three 12-pane sashes at ground and first floor, blind at ground floor to
right. The bays to right have 12-pane sash and 12-pane C20 light at ground floor,
12-pane sash at first floor and tall blind round-arched window to end right.
Attached to end right a screen wall in rubble with narrow round-arched gateway and
privy attached to end right. At the left side, two 6-pane lights with margin glazing
at ground floor to right and central C20 half-glazed door. To left, 2 tall 8-pane
lights with margin glazing at ground floor and 2 similar windows at first floor with
cast iron balconettes. The right side has ground floor 9-pane light and 2-light
casement and central 6-panelled door ; first floor two 12-pane sashes. At the rear,
all C20 windows, 2 at ground floor and 3 at first floor ; small C20 lean-to at end
right. To left, the front range extends further than the early range and has 2 C20
windows at first floor and one at ground floor ; single storey rubble lean-to in the
angle to the rear range with granite doorway with round arch, chamfered and stopped,
probably re-sited.
Interior: The house retains fine features of the late C18. The stair hall has an
open-well stair, with Corinthian columns, stick balusters, scrolled string and
wreathed handrail. The doorway to the room to end left has Corinthian pilasters, oval
plaster cartouche over. The room to end left has plaster cornice. Round arch Gothic
door to the rear of the entrance hall. On the first floor, the room in the canted
bay has marble chimneypiece with pilasters, and plaster cornice.
In the rear range, there was formerly a barrel-vaulted ceiling at first floor, the
remains of the barrel vault visible in the roof space. The trusses have halved and
pegged principal rafters, with trenched purlins and ridge purlin ; the roof has been
reconstructed above the early trusses.

Listing NGR: SX4277871230

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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