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Penwarne House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mawnan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1307 / 50°7'50"N

Longitude: -5.1165 / 5°6'59"W

OS Eastings: 177364

OS Northings: 30270

OS Grid: SW773302

Mapcode National: GBR ZB.6WP9

Mapcode Global: FRA 085N.VY5

Plus Code: 9C2P4VJM+7C

Entry Name: Penwarne House

Listing Date: 10 July 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66163

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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Listing Text


6/181 Penwarne House


County house. Late C18, extended circa mid C19. Stuccoed, elevations, granite ashlar
basement as plinth to the front. Dry slate Delabole slate at rear, hipped roofs with
2 hipped roof dormers behind. Stuccoed parapet at the front. Stuccoed chimney with
modillioned cornices over side walls left and right of main block. The right-hand
chimney is fatter.
Plan: Symmetrical U-shaped plan plus lower circa mid-C19 1-room plan wing on the
right with C20 service rooms behind. In the main double depth block there are 2
equal-sized reception rooms at the front flanking a wide entrance hall leading to a
large stair hall between 2 service rooms with a l-room-plan wing at right angles
behind each room. Classical style.
Exterior: 2 storeys, plus attic over basement, 2:1:2:1 bay south-east front with
ahlar basement as plinth, rusticated stucco quoins and dentilled moulded parapet
cornices to panelled parapets. The first 5 bays are taller; the central bay is
broken forward and surmounted by a triangular pediment. Central doorway has original
6-panel door with fielded panels and fanlight over. In front of the doorway is a
distyle Ionic porch with open triangular pediment. The porch is approached by a
flight of 5 granite steps. Lower wing on the right is set back slightly and has
similar parapet to that of the main block but over the parapet is a hipped roof with
wide eaves and there is a central 2-light window piercing the parapet panel. The
large ground floor window opening has moulded jambs with consoles carrying a
segmentally-headed pediment as hood (similar window to right-hand return wall. The
principal windows of the front are original 12-pane hornless sashes with thin glazing
bars. There are internal shutters to the ground floor windows. Windows of other
elevations are also original including tripartite sashes to rear of rear wings.
Round-headed stair sash has marginal panes and may be of a later date. Slatehanging
to the rear wall between the wings. Rear courtyard has blind windows to the walls of
the wings and hipped roof dormers above these windows and above the stair windows.
Interior: Retains most of its original C18 and C19 features including: mahogany
panelled doors with original door furniture; plaster ceiling cornices with dentils in
the reception areas; elliptical archway between hall and stair hall and open-well
open string stair with shaped ramps to the handrail and fluted stick balusters.

Listing NGR: SW7736430270

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

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