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Trewenna House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2169 / 50°13'0"N

Longitude: -5.1701 / 5°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 173942

OS Northings: 40016

OS Grid: SW739400

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.DF1G

Mapcode Global: FRA 081G.5MJ

Entry Name: Trewenna House

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63228

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwennap

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Gwennap

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

GWENNAP CHURCHTOWN, Gwennap
SW 74 SW
4/130 Trewenna House
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GV II
Vicarage, now private house. Early C19 in 2 phases. Freestone ashlar with freestone
consoles and hoods. Granite plinth and quoins, rendered to south. Hipped roofs of
double span asbestos slate with hidden valley to south and double span dry Delabole
slate roof with hidden valley or leaded flat and wide eaves to later build at higher
level to north. 2 stage rendered chimneys with moulded stone cornices. Axial apart
from one over party wall between builds. Originally 2-room plan with central stair,
half extended by parallel range to rear (east) and larger 2-room garden front to left
(north) at right angles and forming T-shaped block. 2 storeys. West entrance front
has earlier, originally symmetrical 3-window part with lower eaves level, right, and
projecting 1-window side wall of later part, left. Earlier part has granite sills
and original hornless 12-pane sashes. Doorway, originally central, has freestone
ashlar porch of same build as garden front. Granite plinth, impost string, cornice
and plain parapet. Cambered arch over doorway. Pair of top-glazed panelled doors
with paired overlight. Internal window shutters. Side of garden front, left has
tripartite bay window to ground floor with granite plinth, mullions and cornice.
Blind sides. Freestone balustrade over. Hornless sashes with glazing bars.
Symmetrical 4-window north garden front overlooking church. Plinth. Ground floor
windows are tall 12-pane hornless sashes with in openings with shallow arches
surmounted by hoods on moulded consoles. First floor windows are square with 6-pane
hornless sashes. shallow arches over.
Interior has good quality features of both phases in the early C19. Earlier 2-room
part has original doors, architraves, window shutters, some moulded ceiling cornices
and some remodelling of the second phase including pilasters with consoles flanking
windows and Doric distyle-in-antis to doorway between rooms. Further second phase
remodelling to fine stair hall behind with further flight (in similar style to
original stick baluster open-well stair) from first landing to higher floor level of
later 2-room part to north. Ground floor rooms of this later part are virtually
complete with pilasters with consoles flanking shuttered windows and moulded plaster
ceiling cornices with bands and particularly fine plaited detail to band in west
room. Fireplace in the other room to back (south) wall has painted panel to frieze.
An interesting 2-phase house, the second phase as rather grander wing.


Listing NGR: SW7394240016

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