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A Grade II* Listed Building in Perranwell, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2042 / 50°12'15"N

Longitude: -5.1181 / 5°7'5"W

OS Eastings: 177594

OS Northings: 38449

OS Grid: SW775384

Mapcode National: GBR ZB.28Q8

Mapcode Global: FRA 085H.1X8

Entry Name: Offices

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Last Amended: 31 January 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141602

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63530

Location: Mylor, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mylor

Built-Up Area: Perranwell

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mylor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


3/252 Offices (formerly part of
group listed as Perran
30.5.67 Foundry)




3/252 Offices, (formerly part of group
30.5.67 listed as Perran Foundry)


Offices, now used as store. Circa early-mid C19. Painted shale rubble with dressed
granite quoins, sills and lintels. C20 low pitched roof (hidden).
Rectangular-on-plan. Originally divided into small rooms for offices with full width
narrow reception room at front (north) and 3 equal rooms to rear with passage between
rear left and middle rooms.
2 storeys originally. Symmetrical north and west fronts. North front has wide
central doorway (widened circa mid-late C19) with elliptical arched cast iron beam
inserted. Beam has inscription in relief of PERRAN FOUNDRY with the Cornish shield
as keystone, between, with date 1791 over. Flanking ground and first floor windows
are blocked. West, 3-window front has C20 windows to ground floor opening and
blocked window over.
Part of the Perran Iron Foundry, founded in1791, and in its heyday the most important
foundry in Cornwall, manufacturing some of the largest beam engines ever constructed.
Plan of Perran Foundry circa 1860 (CRO).
This building near the middle of the complex was presumably the administrative hub
of the system and although re-roofed in the C20 retains many original openings, and
the splendid iron beam which still advertises the quality and scale of work formerly
carried out here.

Listing NGR: SW7759438449

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

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