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Latitude: 50.6795 / 50°40'46"N
Longitude: -4.3613 / 4°21'40"W
OS Eastings: 233267
OS Northings: 89306
OS Grid: SX332893
Mapcode National: GBR NL.6FLC
Mapcode Global: FRA 17R8.W5L
Entry Name: Polapit Tamar
Listing Date: 11 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142846
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68165
Location: Werrington, Cornwall, PL15
Civil Parish: Werrington
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Werrington
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 38 NW
9/276 Polapit Tamar
Large house. 1866 extended in 1901-3 by Robert P. Whellock for R.C. Coode. Snecked
local stone with granite dressings. Slate roofs with gable and hipped ends. Brick
moulded axial and end stacks.
Plan: Complicated plan with service rooms to rear right facing yard and reception
rooms on garden front. Early C20 extension on left comprising ballroom with chambers
Exterior: Garden front partly remodelled in early C20 with early C20 extension on
left. The earlier range to right has a symmetrical 3-window front, the central bay
set forward with a Flemish gabled end. Round arched opening on ground floor with
oriel window above. Flanked by C19 sashes with margin glazing bars on ground and
first floor. Set back on right is a lower range with a 5-window front; canted bay
window to left of centre with shallow projecting bay to right. 12-pane sashes on
ground and first floor with glazed verandah across front. Set back to left is a late
C19 conservatory. To the left, the extension designed by Whellock has a symmetrical
3-window front, the centre advanced with wide segmental pediment and a modillion
cornice; central entrance. The entrance loggia to front has paired Ionic columns and
above in centre and to right and left are Venetian-style windows and battlemented
parapets to the canted side walls. The attic rooms are roofed with 2 round cupolas
flanking a taller square cupola, all with very tall finials with ball tops which
produce an unusual skyline.
The rear elevation to the yard has a 2-storey canted entrance. The round-headed door
arch with the arms of the Coode family above. The curved wall of the stair tower in
angle to left.
Interior: The ballroom is panelled in oak and has ornately carved chimney-pieces,
the overmantle of one of the chimney-pieces carved with a view of Launceston. Much
of the house has been divided into flats and the interiors were not inspected.
Listing NGR: SX3326789306
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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