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A Grade II Listed Building in St. Clement, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2856 / 50°17'8"N

Longitude: -5.0367 / 5°2'12"W

OS Eastings: 183770

OS Northings: 47256

OS Grid: SW837472

Mapcode National: GBR ZH.6065

Mapcode Global: FRA 08B8.PMN

Entry Name: Polwhele

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62812

Location: St. Clement, Cornwall, TR4

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Clement

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Erme

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 84 NW
3/110 Polwhele

- II

Country house, now school. C16 core, but mostly later C19 (1814 "work in progress"
and 1867 "latterly improved" - Lyson). Shale rubble with freestone dressings.
Delabole slate roofs with granite and shale axial chimneys in C16-C17 style.
Irregular U shaped plan with late C19 additions, Tudor Gothic style. Ole walling
probably C16 survives in gable and inner side wall of west wing, front wall and
central axial wall of main spine and possible back wall at west end. Four centred
moulded C16 granite door frames are resited in leanto at back and to kitchen garden
wall. 4 centred arched and chamfered granite door frame to main central entrance
is C19. Interior has open well stair with stone treads said to have come from
Penmount and painted canopied ceiling over with crests of Polwhere marriages.
Plaster ceiling cornices in late C19 part including one with fleurons. Second open
well stair has octagonal balusters and chamfered newel posts Dining hall is oepn
to C19 arched braced roof structure. In roof space beyond against central chimney
wall is the plaster shape of an early C17 barrel ceiling with part of old chimney
over. Mitred purlin ends suggest C16 date.

Listing NGR: SW8377047256

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

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