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Old Cathedral School

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2647 / 50°15'52"N

Longitude: -5.0511 / 5°3'4"W

OS Eastings: 182644

OS Northings: 44975

OS Grid: SW826449

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XGC7

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.HYP

Plus Code: 9C2P7W7X+VG

Entry Name: Old Cathedral School

Listing Date: 7 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377352

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 Mary Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/7/31 Old Cathedral School


Cathedral School, now office, and the responds of
never-completed cloisters of the Cathedral. 1908 (foundation
stone). Chapter house by J L Pearson; cathedral school by
Frank Pearson. Roughly coursed rubble walls with freestone and
granite dressings; dry Delabole slate roofs with coped gable
ends; stone stack over cross wall towards rear and over
returned gable end.
Irregular shallow U-shaped plan. Late Gothic style. 2 storeys
with 4-storey tower; unaltered elevations. East front has
tower with parapet, left, with embattled stair turret on its
right; a 5-window range set back in the centre and a
projecting gable end with central external stack, on the
right. Stair turret 1st/2nd floor has pair of pointed arched
2-light traceried windows with hoodmould linked to tower
string; otherwise tower has 4-centred-arched, 3-light
mullioned windows and parapet string.
Middle range 1st floor has 2-light traceried and transomed
windows under basket arches with hoodmoulds under a moulded
eaves cornice and 6-light and 4-light transomed flat-headed
windows to ground floor. West elevation has 3-window range on
the left and 2-window tower on the right. 1st floor transomed
windows from left have 2:7:7:3:3 fenestration of 4-centred
arched lights. Ground floor has 3:4:2:4:2:1:2 fenestration of
flat-headed lights, most with transoms, and depressed
2-centred arched doorway at far right. Second and 3rd floors
of tower have 2 pairs of 4-light windows with 4-centred
South entrance front elevation is contrived out of the
responds of what was to be the interior of cloisters which
survive to 1.5 bays left of a wide doorway and 1 bay to the
right. Above the right-hand arch can be seen the weatherings
for the roof which was never built. The 1908 tower (extended
above) has 2 x 5-light mullioned windows to the 3rd floor
only, left and centre.
INTERIOR: 2 Gothic-style granite fireplaces with hoods, 2
other fireplaces inspected and some original doors with Gothic

Listing NGR: SW8264444979

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