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Trenoweth House

A Grade II Listed Building in Crowan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1636 / 50°9'48"N

Longitude: -5.3027 / 5°18'9"W

OS Eastings: 164222

OS Northings: 34503

OS Grid: SW642345

Mapcode National: GBR FX87.ZVC

Mapcode Global: VH12X.14JY

Entry Name: Trenoweth House

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65848

Location: Crowan, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Crowan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Crowan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


4/141 Trenoweth House


Vicarage, now private house. Datestone 1888. Granite rubble walls with dressed
granite quoins, doorways, mullioned windows and gable copings. Steep roofs on 3
levels with some gabled dormers and most gables coped; dry Delabole slate to garden
front, otherwise grouted scantle slate; large stone stacks, some lateral, some over
gable ends, 2 external; crested clay ridge tiles. Cast iron ogee gutters, rainwater
heads and down pipes.
Plan: deliberately irregular plan overall L-shaped. Principal axis north-south with
taller double depth main part at the south end under parallel roofs; east facing
entrance front and west garden front. Continuing to the right (north) of the
entrance front is a lower single depth presumably service wing also with an entrance
and returning at right angles to the front, right, with a still lower wing.
Principal stair is on the right of the main entrance. Reception room or study left
of the main entrance with window facing south, small room right of the stair.
Behind, within the parallel garden front range, 2 reception rooms both with large
west windows but the left hand (south) room also with canted bay window in the south
wall. Tudor inspired style.
2 storeys plus attics. Irregular east entrance front: tall principal part left with
roughly central 4-centred arched doorway with original door; gable of attic rising to
full ridge height at the left hand side. Lower service wing, right, with shallower
4-centred arched doorway near the angle with a short lower gable-ended wing
projecting at front right, each part with central roof dormer, in scale with their
respective fronts, and a ground floor window; 2 light windows, but the ground floor
window of the lower wing now a doorway. The windows of the main part are irregularly
dispersed: the mid floor stair window, right of the doorway and the first floor
window central to the gable, left, each have 2 arch-headed lights with recessed
spandrels and square hoodmoulds; square-headed 2-light window at ground floor right,
otherwise single light windows with arched heads: left of doorway, over, and middle
of gable, left; also a small round oculus under the eaves, right. A weathered
buttress projects left.
West garden front has fairly regular 2 window service range left, set back, and
nearly symmetrical 3 window principal garden front, right. The main part has central
date plaque between the 2 ground floor windows, 2-light window over and single light
window to the central roof gable. All windows with arched lights and, except for
attic window, moulded; ground floor windows and central first floor windows with
aquarez hoodmoulds, 4-light window left and 3-light window right; 3-light windows to
first floor left and right are wider spaced. A weathered buttress projects from the
right hand side to the front. The 2-bay service range front, left, has 4-light
window, left, and 3-light window, over, rising partly into a tall gable; simple right
hand bay with central single light window and similar window over.
The 2-bay south wall has the tall gable end of the garden front left and integral
side wall of the entrance front gable, right. The left hand bay has central window
to ground floor, first floor and attic, canted 4-light bay, 2-light and single light
respectively; the right hand bay has 3-light ground floor window only. All with
arch-headed lights, the 2 and 3-light windows with square hoodmoulds.
All the windows of the house have their original casements with glazing bars. The
coped gables are carried on moulded kneelers.
Interior not inspected, but if as unaltered as the exterior, likely to have some good
quality details.
A vicarage on a grandiose scale, deliberately asymmetrical in plan and elevations,
the varying quality of the architectural detail expressing the function of the rooms
within. The same date as The Old School qv, Crowan and probably by the same

Listing NGR: SW6422234503

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