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County Museum and Library (Royal Institution of Cornwall)

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2638 / 50°15'49"N

Longitude: -5.0548 / 5°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 182377

OS Northings: 44884

OS Grid: SW823448

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XFDN

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.GJY

Plus Code: 9C2P7W7W+G3

Entry Name: County Museum and Library (Royal Institution of Cornwall)

Listing Date: 8 January 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377574

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: Truro St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/6/263 (North side)
08/01/71 County Museum and Library (Royal
Institution of Cornwall)


Savings bank, now museum. 1845. By Philip Sambell for the
Trustees of the Truro Savings Bank. Granite ashlar front,
asbestos slate roof with central pediment and parapet. Large
rectangular plan, plus wings at sides and rear, with central
entrance hall leading to a very large stair hall with an
imperial stair to balcony on all sides. Classical style. 2
storeys; symmetrical 5-window front. Plinth; articulated by
giant Ionic pilasters dividing bays with 3 central bays broken
slightly forward and surmounted by triangular pediment;
central distyle Doric porch with Doric entablature and central
elliptical-arched doorway with fanlight, C20 door; other
openings with shallow elliptical arches over C20 horned
sashes: those to first floor with glazing bars. INTERIOR:
complete and has many interesting features including large
central hall lit by glazed roof, with key-pattern ventilator,
over segmental ribs with ceiling cornices with modillions;
imperial stair to gallery on large moulded brackets, moulded
architraves and rear lunette over pairs of Ionic columns, also
panelled ceilings with moulded ribs to side galleries. A
competent classical composition by this notable Truro
(The Truro Buildings Research Group: River Street and its
Neighbourhood: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8237744884

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