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The Manor Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marazion, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1252 / 50°7'30"N

Longitude: -5.4748 / 5°28'29"W

OS Eastings: 151730

OS Northings: 30793

OS Grid: SW517307

Mapcode National: GBR DXVC.502

Mapcode Global: VH130.230W

Entry Name: The Manor Office

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143767

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69999

Location: Marazion, Cornwall, TR17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Marazion

Built-Up Area: Marazion

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Marazion

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

MARAZION WEST END, Marazion
SW 5130
4/90 The Manor Office originally
Trelawney House, formerly The
Rookery

GV II*


House including steps at the front. Built circa 1775 possibly by John Wood the
younger for John Blewett. Granite ashlar walls. Scantle slate pyramidal roof
surmounted by circa late C19 penthouse/nursery. Embattled parapet with the flues of
the chimneys terminating within the merlons over the side walls.
Plan: double depth plan: large central entrance hall behind porch with large stair
hall behind, principal reception rooms on left with large room at the front linked by
wide doorway to smaller room behind; small parlour right with service stair behind
and probably original kitchen behind the stair. Classical style with some Gothic
style details.
Exterior : 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 window 1:1:1 bay south west front with central
doorway. Pilasters flanking the front, central bay broken forward. Plinth; keyed
flat arches; mid-floor bands; glyphs to the pilaster capitals and Gothic style arcade
under moulded cornice of the embattled parapet. Circa late C19 horned sashes in
original openings. Porch: paired Tuscan pilasters flanking central doorway
approached by granite steps, pair of double doors with fielded panels and overlight;
cornice with breaks is similar to main cornice but with more complex moulding and
chevron-headed parapet over.
Rear has 3-light windows to the stair.
Interior : most of the original C18 carpentry, joinery, architectural features
including some fine plasterwork survive; open-well open-string stair (carried up
through 3 floors) with moulded mahogany handrail ramped at the turns and wreathed
over the newel, and fluted stick balusters on plinths; original doors with fielded
panels; late Rococo plasterwork with arabesques and swagged friezes under egg and
dart cornices. The doorway between the left hand rooms is flanked by engaged
Corinthian columns with scrolled open pediment over. In the front room, left, is a
fine marble chimneypiece.
Along the front of the house is a raised walk with wide central stair with acorn
finials above plinth balustrades and the stair at either end. Flanking-the porch is
low pierced balustrade between short granite posts with moulded caps.
Said to be modelled on Tregenna Castle qv, St Ives, by John Wood the younger. At the
death of John Blewett in 1774 the house passed to John Blewett his son. Later owned
by Theopholis Code, whose fortune of £100,000 was squandered by 1868. It is
interesting to compare this house not only with Tregenna Castle, but also with The
Old Manor House qv., Fore Street and Acton Castle qv., Perranuthnoe, all of about the
same date.
Historical information kindly supplied by David Howard.


Listing NGR: SW5173030793

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