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Old Borough House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintagel, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6673 / 50°40'2"N

Longitude: -4.738 / 4°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 206607

OS Northings: 88864

OS Grid: SX066888

Mapcode National: GBR N2.76SR

Mapcode Global: FRA 07Y9.ZXL

Plus Code: 9C2QM786+WQ

Entry Name: Old Borough House

Listing Date: 20 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68835

ID on this website: 101143435

Location: Bossiney, Cornwall, PL34

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Tintagel

Built-Up Area: Tintagel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tintagel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Old Borough House
House, now guest house. Circa early C17, extended in circa mid C17, in late C18, in
mid C19 and partly remodelled in mid C20.
Slate stone rubble. Rag slate roof. Gable ends to range set back on left. Hipped
end on left to central range with gable end to cross wing on right; hipped end to
rear of cross wing and gable end to rear wing.
Stone rubble axial stack, originally rear lateral stack to rear of central range;
stone rubble stack with brick shaft on front gable end and on rear hipped end of
cross wing on right; projecting stone rubble stack to gable end of rear wing.
Plan: original plan considerably altered. The C17 house appears to have comprised of
at least a 3-room plan with only the central room now surviving originally heated by
a rear lateral stack. The possible lower end on left was probably rebuilt in the C19
and the higher end on right has only part of the front wall surviving; incorporated
as a cross wall in the right hand cross wing: this wall is out of alignment with the
central range being set back. In circa mid C17 a probably kitchen wing was added to
the rear of the central room, heated by a gable end stack. In circa late C18 the
cross wing was added to the right of the central room on the site of the probable
earlier inner room. This is of a 2 room plan heated by end stacks. In circa early
C19 the lower end on left was probably rebuilt as an outbuilding and in circa mid C20
it was remodelled becoming part of the house. In circa late C18 a further service
range was added on the higher, right hand side wall of the rear kitchen wing, over
the well. This range was then remodelled in the mid C19 when the roof was removed, a
further range was added on the higher right hand side and the C18 range became a
courtyard. In circa mid C20 this courtyard was then roofed and became part of the
house again.
2 storeys. Regular 2:2 window front with 2 storey range set back on left and gable
end to cross wing on right. Left hand range has a part glazed C20 door in partly
blocked opening. 12 pane sash to right and 2 12-pane hornless sashes to half dormers
with raking roofs on first floor. Main range has dressed stone arches to ground floor
openings, a part glazed 6-panel door near angle with cross wing on right, early C19
12-pane hornless sash to left, and 2 early C19 16-pane hornless sashes on the first
floor. Cross wing on right has early C19 12-pane hornless sashes on ground and 1st floor.
Interior : partly remodelled in C19 and in C20. Rear kitchen wing has a circa mid
C18 corner china cupboard with shaped shelves. Several C18 2-panel doors.
Reputed to be house of mayor of Borough of Bossiney.

Listing NGR: SX0660788864

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