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Whitsand Bay Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheviock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3624 / 50°21'44"N

Longitude: -4.309 / 4°18'32"W

OS Eastings: 235866

OS Northings: 53934

OS Grid: SX358539

Mapcode National: GBR NN.VH0X

Mapcode Global: FRA 18V2.R32

Plus Code: 9C2Q9M6R+W9

Entry Name: Whitsand Bay Hotel

Listing Date: 10 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61958

Location: Sheviock, Cornwall, PL11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Sheviock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Sheviock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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10.11.86 II

Hotel. Late C19, said to have been moved and reconstructed in 1906, from Thankes
Park, Torpoint. Some C20 alterations. Snecked slatestone rubble with limestone
dressings, slate roof with raised coped verges and kneelers to front gables, stone
ridge stacks with cornices.
Plan: entrance through porch tower to right side; this leads to longitudinal
passage, with central large and 2 smaller principal rooms to the left, along the
front, overlooking the sea. Stair hall and secondary rooms to rear. Service wing to
rear left. Tudor Gothic style.
2½ storeys with symmetrical front of 1:2:1:2:1 bays, the 3 single projecting bays
having gables, all on plinth. Central bay has canted bay at ground floor with 2-
light mullion and transom window and single sidelights, 4-centred arched door to
right side. At first floor, 3-light mullion and transom window with 2-centred arched
heads to lights, hollow-chamfered surround with recessed spandrels, flat head and
hood mould; all windows at ground and first floor of this type, with slatestone
relieving arches and limestone cill band across whole facade. At attic, 2-light
casement with cill band, white terracotta decoration at top of gable, with heraldic
beast and shield as finial. Bay to left and right each have 2-light window, moulded
eaves cornice. Gabled bay to end left and right, each with 5-light window at ground
floor, two 2-light windows at first floor under one relieving arch, and 3-light
casement at attic, with heraldic bird finial to each gable. Set back to right, the
4-stage square porch tower, with embattled parapet, polygonal limestone chimney with
At right entrance side, the ground floor of the porch tower is open, with 3-centred
arch to 3 sides, with hood moulds, those at the sides with mask stops; weathered
buttress to each side of entrance; inner 4-centred arched double doors, studded, with
cover strips and strap hinges and overlight. To left, first floor 2-light window
with cill band; to right, 5-light window at ground floor, cill band and moulded
eaves cornice. Gable end stack to right. Left side has 3 bays to right, with canted
bay through 2 storeys to right; 2½ storey gabled wing projecting to left, also with
mullion and transom windows, forming the service wing. Attached to right, a single
storey C20 addition.
Interior The corridor and principal rooms at ground floor are all panelled, 4-centred
arches linking the central room to the corridor. Room to front right has coved
cornice, carved wooden chimneypiece with strapwork and mutule frieze; centre front
room has coved cornice and carved wooden chimneypiece. Room to rear right has gable
end fireplace with wide 4-centred stone arch with ridged stone hood on corbels,
pilasters in panelling to sides. 2 interconnecting rooms, also panelled, to front
left. The stair hall has a wide open-well stair in Jacobean style, with turned
balusters and lantern-shaped finials to newels; the stair light is of 12 lights,
with fine stained glass, the 2 central lights showing galleons in full sail. Rooms
at first floor all have coved cornices, door and window frames are chamfered and
notched. Secondary stair from first floor to attic, to right, also has turned
This is an unusually complete interior for a house of this date, with fine period

Listing NGR: SX3586653934

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