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Roscarrack House

A Grade II Listed Building in Falmouth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1434 / 50°8'36"N

Longitude: -5.0961 / 5°5'45"W

OS Eastings: 178881

OS Northings: 31629

OS Grid: SW788316

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.J2HV

Mapcode Global: FRA 086M.Y77

Plus Code: 9C2P4WV3+9H

Entry Name: Roscarrack House

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66440

Location: Budock, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Budock

Built-Up Area: Falmouth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Budock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Roscarrack House



Country house. Circa 1870's. Built for the Bassett family. Dressed killas, roughly
coursed, and killas rubble with granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs with
gable ends. Principal gable ends and gables have weathered granite copings. Stone
gable, axial and lateral stacks. Projecting eaves with exposed rafter ends. Crested
clay ridge tiles.
Plan: Irregular double-pile plan. Probably 3 principal rooms ranged along a garden
front and service rooms ranged along the rear, behind a principal axial passage with
the entrance on the right side, and which joins a cross passage towards the left with
a rear doorway and terminates with a baronial style tower at the front. Principal
stair hall is at the rear, right of middle. Baronial style Gothic.
Exterior: 2 storeys plus attics. Unaltered elevations except where C20 single-
storey addition adjoins on the left of the garden front. Transomed granite
mullioned windows with vertically sliding sashes to the lower lights. Relieving
arches over some of the windows. Granite coped plinth, mid-floor granite string,
granite quoins, kneelers and copings. Irregular south-south-east gabled garden
front; slightly projecting gable end of cross wing on the left; 3-storey tower
adjoining the cross wing; front with 3 single-light ground floor windows and 3-light
first floor window with gabled roof set back, right of the tower, and 2-storey
projecting gable of principal cross wing with 4-light canted bay, on the right.
Other cross wing has 2-light window to ground and first floors and single light
window to attic gable. Other gables have blind slit ventilators. Tower has steep
hipped roof with hipped roof dormers.
Irregular east-north-east entrance front: gable end of garden front range on the left
with corbelled gable stack; 2-light window to ground and first floor, on the right
with gabled roof over gable-ended porch right of middle with moulded 4-centred arched
doorway; small window over porch. Gable end has single-light window at ground floor
left and a similar window at first floor right.
Rear has tall 2-light stair window towards the left.
Interior not inspected but is likely to retain many interesting features.

Listing NGR: SW7888131629

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