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The Elms and Pridham House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wadebridge, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5167 / 50°31'0"N

Longitude: -4.84 / 4°50'23"W

OS Eastings: 198763

OS Northings: 72399

OS Grid: SW987723

Mapcode National: GBR ZT.9HZF

Mapcode Global: FRA 07RP.N7X

Plus Code: 9C2QG586+M2

Entry Name: The Elms and Pridham House

Listing Date: 4 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67877

Location: Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Wadebridge

Built-Up Area: Wadebridge

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Breoke

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SW 9872-9972
9/251 No 74, The Elms and Pridham House,


House now divided into 2 houses. Circa mid to late C17. Stone rubble. Slate hung
on front where the wall has possibly been partly rebuilt. Slate and asbestos slate
roofs with hipped ends to front range and gable ends to the 2 rear wings. Brick end
stacks and projecting stone rubble side lateral stack with brick shaft to right.
Plan: Original plan uncertain and the interior of the left hand side of the house
comprising Pridham House was inaccessible at time of survey (1986). The house
probably had a courtyard plan; the front range of 3 room and cross passage plan with
the lower end on right, heated by an end stack, the hall heated by a rear lateral
stack (now blocked) and the inner room to left heated by an end stack. The 1-room
plan wing to rear right is of mid to late C17 and was heated by a side lateral stack,
probably comprising the kitchen on the ground floor and a principal chamber above
with a barrel vaulted ceiling. The wing to rear left is possibly also of C17 origin
thereby forming an overal 'U' shaped plan. The courtyard between these 2 wings was
probably enclosed in the C19 with service rooms, extended to 2-storeys in mid C20.
The house was remodelled in the mid C18 when the front range was re-roofed and a
stair was inserted directly to the rear of the right hand front room. In circa late
C19 or early C20 the eaves were raised and in the mid to late C20 the 2-storey porch
on the front was rebuilt.
Exterior: 2-storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with entrance to right of centre.
2-storey porch rebuilt in mid to late C20 with 2 circa C17 granite Doric columns
reused; slate hung above with C20 16-pane sashes and slate roof with hipped end.
C19 6-panel door with C19 12-pane hornless sashes to right and left and late C19
tripartite sash to far left. Above 2 C20 replacement 12-pane sashes flank the 2-
storey porch with a late C19 tripartite sash to far left. Cl9 panelled door to
Pridham house in left hand side elevation and C20 round headed stair window on right.
Interior: of The Elms with remains of C18 remodelling comprising dog-leg stair with
moulded rail and turned balusters and remains of C18 china cupboards in right hand
room. The ceilings are plastered and the chimney-pieces have been renewed, the hall
fireplace blocked. Circa C17 barrel vaulted ceiling in rear wing, partly renewed in
C19. Several late C18 4-panel raised and fielded panelled doors.
Roof structure above front range renewed in C18 with circa late C19 superstructure.
Rear wing on right with circa mid to late C17 trusses, halved lapped and pegged at
the apices.

Listing NGR: SW9876372399

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