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Colchester Villas

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2578 / 50°15'28"N

Longitude: -5.0559 / 5°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 182270

OS Northings: 44223

OS Grid: SW822442

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XT9K

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.VH4

Plus Code: 9C2P7W5V+4J

Entry Name: Colchester Villas

Listing Date: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377376

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St John and St Paul, Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/10/57 (West side)
Nos.40-46 (Even)
Colchester Villas


Terrace of 4 houses. Late C19. Dressed stone brought to
course, granite dressings; dry Delabole slate roofs; some
patterned slates to steep roofs of towers; rendered axial
chimneys with original chimney pots; cast-iron ogee gutters
except on left. Symmetrical double-depth plan plus service
wing. French Renaissance/Baronial style. 2 storeys plus
attics. Symmetrical 1:1:1:1:2:2:1:1:1:1-bay east front has
panelled doors, mullioned windows with original sashes,
moulded hoods and cornices. The end houses are L-shaped with
3-storey towers over porches in the angles. Left-hand house
(mirror-image of right-hand house) has central 3-storey tower
porch, with steep roof over corbelled cornice, in the angle
between recessed bay, on the left, and projecting bay on the
right; porch has round-headed doorway; projecting bay has
canted ground-floor bay window with ironwork balcony, and roof
dormer set in ramped gable surmounted by triangular pediment.
Smaller middle houses have canted bay windows and flanking
doors set within 5-bay loggia with basket and round arches to
arcade surmounted by decorative iron balustrade; 2 central
first-floor bays break forward and are surmounted by canted
dormers with hipped roofs. INTERIORS: where inspected have
original plasterwork and joinery details.

Listing NGR: SW8227044223

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