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Old Council Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2117 / 50°12'41"N

Longitude: -5.2976 / 5°17'51"W

OS Eastings: 164821

OS Northings: 39832

OS Grid: SW648398

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.VKP

Mapcode Global: VH12J.4Y63

Plus Code: 9C2P6P62+MX

Entry Name: Old Council Offices

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66652

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 63 NW
(north side, corner of Cross Street)
23.2.87 Old Council Offices
Council offices and fire station; now religious centre. Circa 1900. Rock-
faced squared granite rubble and ashlar, dressed granite details, slate roof.
Large rectangular block on corner site. Renaissance style. Two storeys,
with angled corner and asymmetrical facades to both streets; chamfered
plinth, moulded cornices to both floors; the 8-bay facade to Trevenson
Street has the main entrance in the 3rd bay, which is all of ashlar and
breaks forward slightly, with a wide segmental-headed doorway (furnished
with Renaissance-style diamond-panelled doors) framed by stout Ionic
pedestalled columns of polished granite carrying an open pediment, and is
finished above the 1st floor with an elaborate shaped gablet containing a
vertical oeil-de-boeuf and flanked by panelled chimney stacks. The 1st,
5th, and 8th bays also break forwards slightly and are finished with shaped
gablets; the 6th and 7th bays contain former fire-engine doorways (now
glazed), and the 8th has a doorway with a pediment above; otherwise,
large cross-windows with glazing bars on both floors ; octagonal arcaded
fleche on ridge of roof in line with main doorway. Two-bay facade to
Cross Street in matching style, including a 2-light window projected on
corbels at 1st floor of 2nd bay. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SW6482139832

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