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Former Assembly Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2644 / 50°15'51"N

Longitude: -5.052 / 5°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 182580

OS Northings: 44943

OS Grid: SW825449

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XG3P

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.HLW

Plus Code: 9C2P7W7X+P5

Entry Name: Former Assembly Rooms

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377392

Also known as: Theatre Royal

ID on this website: 101205369

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

Tagged with: Theatre

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880-1/7/75 (North side)
29/12/50 No.13
Former Assembly Rooms
(Formerly Listed as:
Cathedral Chambers)


Formerly known as: Cathedral Garage HIGH CROSS.
Assembly rooms and theatre. Built 1772 or 1780s. Freestone
ashlar. Natural slate roof and C20 dormers behind pediment.
Plan changed during 1970s remodelling of core. Neo-classical
style. 2 storeys plus C20 attic; symmetrical 3-window front.
Central round-arched doorway with ordered tympanum flanked by
2 smaller round-arched doorways with entablature, both broken
forward; fanlights, C20 glazed doors. Above is mid-floor
string as sill to 3 tall hornless sashes with slender glazing
bars, under flat arches. Central plaque has a pair of Griffins
with urn flanked by medallions of Garrick and Shakespeare.
Triangular pediment above with a plaque of Minerva. INTERIOR:
replaced during C20 reconstruction. Pevsner cites the date of
building as 1772 but recent research has placed the building
in the 1780s.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall: London:
1951-1970: 232).

Listing NGR: SW8259744954

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