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Cordys Close

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mylor, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2029 / 50°12'10"N

Longitude: -5.0992 / 5°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 178933

OS Northings: 38245

OS Grid: SW789382

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.D7PN

Mapcode Global: FRA 086H.980

Entry Name: Cordys Close

Listing Date: 30 May 1967

Last Amended: 12 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63465

Location: Mylor, Cornwall, TR3

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mylor

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mylor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


3/184 Cordys Close (formerly listed as
30.5.67 Old Chapel at Carclew)


Chapel, now private house. Circa late C18. Granite ashlar front with dressed
granite details, otherwise dressed coursed sedimentary stone. Hipped grouted scantle
slate roof with parapet to front and polygonal roof over canted rostrum or alter
projection to rear.
Single cell aisless plan (now subdivided) with entrance to middle of front (south)
wall, and canted projection to middle of rear wall. Curious mixture of Gothic and
classical styles.
Single storey. Symmetrical 3-bay south front. Plinth, granite ashlar coursed into
weathered diagonal corner buttresses; bays punctuated by fluted consoles under Gothic
style cornice with 4 obelisk pinnacles as finials over blind parapet with cross
bracing and quatrefoils. Central doorway with original 6-panel door with trefoil-
headed upper and lower panels and quatrefoils to middle panels. Moulded 2-centred
arched doorway with original fanlight with intersecting glazing bars over transom.
Within the tympanum of the doorway is what appears to be an eroded inscription.
Jambs, with moulded bases, are broken forward. Transom, with lozenge and diamond
recesses, continues as impost band. Consoles to lower part of stepped and raised
segmental cornice like an open pediment. Flanking window openings have moulded
architraves and 2-centred arches with original hornless sashes and intersecting
glazing bars to tympana. These, and 4 similar window to rear have much original
crown glass. Rear is symmetrical with central canted 3-light bay, with blind centre
light, and window to either side.
Interior remodelled during the Second World War when partitions and attic floor were
inserted, however, niches survive to east and west walls and fine ceiling cornice,
with Gothic style detail, survives in the attic.
This is a very fine and complete C18 chapel, particularly notable for its unusual
mixture of Gothic and classical style.

Listing NGR: SW7893338245

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

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