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Latitude: 50.171 / 50°10'15"N
Longitude: -5.5071 / 5°30'25"W
OS Eastings: 149666
OS Northings: 35997
OS Grid: SW496359
Mapcode National: GBR DXS7.882
Mapcode Global: VH12L.HYHS
Entry Name: The Gilbert Hall
Listing Date: 10 October 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144365
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70561
Location: Towednack, Cornwall, TR20
Civil Parish: Towednack
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Towednack
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 43 NE
4/222 The Gilbert Hall
School, now village hall. Circa 1870s, extended late C19 or early C20. Built as a
school for children of workers on the Gilbert Estate by the Hon. Mr. Davis Gilbert,
later used as a Penny School, then C of E School and after 1927 as the village hall.
Granite rubble with granite dressings. Welsh slate roof with gable ends. Truncated
external stone lateral stack at middle of original front. Later brick chimney
towards rear of left hand gable.
Plan: originally a rectangular schoolroom with 2 windows at the front flanking the
fireplace; 1 window at the rear middle and doorway at right hand end. Circa late C19
or early C20, a square classroom was added at the left-hand, end lit from the gable
end, and a lean-to porch added at the right-hand end.
Exterior: original symmetrical 2 window front right with central weathered stack and
tall gabled dormer window at either side. Plinth, C20 windows, except for original
3-light window at rear with 3 cast-iron latticed casements.
Interior: plain plastered walls and canopied boarded ceiling.
Sources : previous list description.
Listing NGR: SW4966635997
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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