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King's Acre with Wall, Grotto and Steps Attached to South and Wall Attached to North

A Grade II Listed Building in Luxulyan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3915 / 50°23'29"N

Longitude: -4.7428 / 4°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 205139

OS Northings: 58218

OS Grid: SX051582

Mapcode National: GBR N1.SRK6

Mapcode Global: FRA 08Y0.J3N

Plus Code: 9C2Q97R4+HV

Entry Name: King's Acre with Wall, Grotto and Steps Attached to South and Wall Attached to North

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1144192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70946

Location: Luxulyan, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Luxulyan

Built-Up Area: Luxulyan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Luxulyan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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7/192 King's Acre with wall, grotto and
- steps attached to south and wall
attached to north (formerly known
as the Vicarage)

Vicarage, now house, with attached wall, grotto and steps. Probably mid-late C18,
with service wing addition of late C19; some later alterations. Front in granite
ashlar, granite rubble; slate roof with gable ends and ridge coping tiles, brick
gable end stacks and axial stack at original gable end.
Plan: side entrance to left, leading to entrance hall to the rear of the house. In
the C18 house, there are 2 rooms to front facing the garden, with stair well to rear
right; in the late C19, a service block was added to the right, of one-room plan,
with a cellar kitchen and a service stair to rear. To the rear of the entrance hall
is a one-room plan wing to the centre, probably of late C19.
2 storeys on basement, original house of 3 bays; at ground floor, early C19 15-pane
sashes, central window blind, 12-pane sashes at first floor with voussoirs. Basement
has two 9-pane sashes and central double half-glazed doors. Attached to right, the
addition of the late C19, of the same height, with paired 12-pane sash at basement
level; the ground floor is lower in the addition. At first floor, a box bay window
with 25-pane sash to front and 10-pane sashes as sidelights, with wrought iron
balcony above. At first floor, a 12-pane sash, 16-pane sash and blind window.
Attached to right, a screen wall, ramped down in 4 stages with terminal cap.
Attached to left, wall swept round to front with flight of 7 granite steps to left
leading to rear and flight of 12 granite steps to left end; in the angle between the
steps, a small grotto, with a round niche with circular granite basin; rounded back
with some ormer shells remaining set in plaster. This is of similar design to the
grottoes at Mahebourg and Water Meadow (q.v.). The left side of the house has
entrance with round arch and half-glazed door, panelled cheeks and fanlight with
Gothic glazing bars, 8-pane sash to left. The right side of the service wing has 2-
storey lean-to addition for dairy/scullery, heated by brick stack to rear; door with
overlight and 12-pane sash at ground floor, two 12-pane sashes at first floor. At
the rear, to right, the entrance hall block has hipped roof and 12-pane sash at
ground and first floor. The central 2-storey rear wing has split gable end, stepped
back to left, with tall window at ground floor with C20 glazing and 8-pane light at
first floor; heated by brick end stack. At the left side of the wing a 12-pane sash
at ground and first floor. The rear of the service block has 12-pane sash and double
half-glazed doors at basement level; at first floor a 12-pane sash, 18-pane sash at
2nd floor.
Interior The two main front rooms each have 6-panelled doors, with panelled shutters
to windows and double panelled doors between the rooms. The stair well to rear right
has an open-well stair with moulded handrail and stick balusters, oval niche at the
first floor landing to left and right and lantern above.

Listing NGR: SX0513958218

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