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Bosloe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawnan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1054 / 50°6'19"N

Longitude: -5.1122 / 5°6'43"W

OS Eastings: 177552

OS Northings: 27447

OS Grid: SW775274

Mapcode National: GBR ZB.8J87

Mapcode Global: FRA 085Q.XWS

Plus Code: 9C2P4V4Q+44

Entry Name: Bosloe House

Listing Date: 17 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66150

Location: Mawnan, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Mawnan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Mawnan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Country house. Dated 1903, on rainwater head. Built for the Fox family. Killas
rubble with granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roof over the left-hand wing,
otherwise concrete tile roofs. All the roofs have gable ends, most have granite
copings. Stone axial and gable stacks.
Plan: Vernacular revival style with Renaissance style features. An irregular
overall U-shaped plan. The central range is 3 rooms wide, there is a large central
hall set back behind a 3-bay open colonnade; behind the hall is a large stair hall;
at either side are 2 double depth cross wings with reception rooms at the front and
there is a large 2 storey entrance porch, behind the left-hand side of the stair
hall. Set back on the left is a taller, probably guest wing, 3 rooms deep. Set
back on the right is a lower service range and walled courtyard all built in a kind
of English cottage style.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Overall 1:1:3:1 2-bay south-east front. The central 1:3:1 bay
principal range stands forward of the other bays. The bay on its left is taller but
in similar style. The 2 bays on the right are in an English cottage style with
rubble walls to the ground floor and plastered above over 2 moulded wall plates to
give the impression of shallow jetties to the first floor and to the gables. The
right-hand gable sweeps lower to the right. The principal range and the tall wing on
the left have mullioned windows and leaded casements with transoms to the taller
ground floor windows. There is a Tuscan colonnade in front of the 3 central bays of
the principal range; the central bay has an elliptical arch, the flanking bays have
round arches. The doorway is set back behind the central arch and is part of a 3-
light window. Above the colonnade is a balcony with hipped dormers behind with 3
lights to the central dormer and 2 lights to the flanking dormers, repeating the
arrangement within the colonnade below. Projecting gable end on the left has
1:2:2:2:1-light canted bay at the ground floor and 4-light window above; the other
gable end on the right has 5-light window to each floor. Wing set back on the left
and rear of the main house have similar windows including a tall 4-light transommed
stair hall window and a tall 2-light service stair window with 2 transoms. The
right-hand wing has 2 and 3-light wooded casements with wooden glazing bars. Rear
porch has basket arched doorway and original panelled door.
Interior: Ground floor front and stair hall of original house only inspected, and
this is virtually unaltered since built. The hall has oak panelled walls and
original chimney-pieces; stair hall has open-well stair with alternate turned and
twist balusters and there are moulded ceiling cornices and other original features in
all the rooms seen. Left-hand room has built in dresser at the rear and window seats
in the bay windows.

Listing NGR: SW7755227447

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