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A Grade II Listed Building in Chacewater, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.255 / 50°15'17"N

Longitude: -5.188 / 5°11'16"W

OS Eastings: 172847

OS Northings: 44305

OS Grid: SW728443

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.02B5

Mapcode Global: FRA 080C.4NP

Entry Name: Whitehall

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63143

Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Chacewater

Built-Up Area: Redruth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mount Hawke with Mithian

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 74 SW
4/49 Whitehall
House and flanking walls. C18 or earlier remodelled and extended early C19. Painted
stucco to front otherwise painted rubble or cob with brick garden walls flanking south
front. Irregular grouping of dry Delabole slate roofs to front part with large
rendered brick stacks over gable ends both of main range and to west gable end wing to
south west with hip on south corner. Hipped scantle slate roof to C18 rear wing
(north east) with corrugated asbestos to hip and to further wing adjoining to north
west with hip to east and brick chimney over gable end to west. Highly irregular plan
of 2-room C18 core with 1-room wing at angle to south west, large C18 kitchen wing to
rear, right with further 2-room range adjoining north west corner of kitchen to west
and early C19 infill for central stair. 2 storeys. 3-window south front with 1-
window wing at angle to left. Ground floor has doorway off-centre to right with
panelled door set back behind flat roofed early C19 projection with identical flanking
canted bays each with 3 marginal glazed 16-pane sashes with fluted pilasters to sash
boxes. Similar glazing pattern to other windows, all sashes except side opening
casement over and to left of doorway, and French window to wing. Flanking embattled
brick garden walls each have a central pointed arched niche. 1-window east wall of
kitchen wing has wide openings with paired hornless 12-pane sashes. Cast iron ogee
gutters throughout.
Interior has much detail of the early C19 period including open well stair with
wreathed mahogany handrail over newel, guilloche moulded plaster ceiling band to
vestibule, ceiling bands in reception rooms and panelled doors. First floor and roof
structures not inspected.
This house is said to have been the house of the Hornblowers. Eminent and successful
mining engineers of the family were: Joseph Hornblower (partner of Thomas Newcomen in
1725-43) and sons Jonathan, Josiah and Jabez. Jabez Hornblower was involved in a
controversial court case over one of James Watt's patents. (HISTORY OF GWENNAP by CC

Listing NGR: SW7284744305

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