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Venton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Millbrook, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3461 / 50°20'45"N

Longitude: -4.2178 / 4°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 242296

OS Northings: 51927

OS Grid: SX422519

Mapcode National: GBR NS.WGG7

Mapcode Global: FRA 2814.4LQ

Entry Name: Venton House

Listing Date: 26 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61915

Location: Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Millbrook

Built-Up Area: Millbrook

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Millbrook

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/261 Venton House


House. Circa 1810, with C20 alterations. Gable end front in painted rubble, sides
and rear gable end rendered, concrete tiled roof with stack to right and left at each
gable end. Double depth plan with 2 principal front rooms facing the garden and an
entrance on the left hand side leading to a lateral corridor with stair well at the
opposite end. The stair hall/corridor separates the 2 front rooms from the study to
rear left and the service room to rear right, behind which is a single storey wash
house wing.
2 storeys with attic, gable end entrance front with Doric portico, off centre to
left, with panelled. and glazed door with fanlight with splayed and looped glazing
bars. Small plate-glass sash at ground floor to right, 24-pane sash at attic level.
The right side is the symmetrical garden front, with 3 windows, all 16-pane sashes at
first floor, all C20 at ground floor, with plinth and rusticated pilasters. One
central segmental headed dormer with plate-glass sash. Left side has 16-pane sash to
right and left at ground and first floor, tall narrow central 24-pane sash lighting
stair and central panelled and glazed door. Single storey wash-house attached to
left with 12-pane and 16-pane sash and central segmental-headed door. Rear gable end
has plate-glass sash at ground floor to left and first floor right, similar 24-pane
attic sash.
Interior Open-well stair with turned balusters, ramped handrail and scroll-moulded
string, fluted newel at ground floor. First room to front right has reeded dado
rail. Floral plaster frieze with beading and acanthus, C19 marble chimney piece 2nd
room has plaster frieze with grapes and vine leaves, similar chimney piece ; both
rooms have 6-panelled doors, and panelled shutters to windows. From first floor to
attic, the stair has stick balusters. At first floor, the first room has a floral
plaster frieze, segmental-headed cupboard to'right and left of fireplace with
acanthus plasterwork to head; marble chimneypiece. Room to end right has panelled
cupboard with drawers. All 6-panelled doors at first floor, 4-panelled at 2nd floor.
At 2nd floor, partition walls in vertical panelling.
Although the house is early C19, the plasterwork is in the tradition of the earlier
C18, of high quality.

Listing NGR: SX4229651927

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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