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No 23 and Attached Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2617 / 50°15'42"N

Longitude: -5.0518 / 5°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 182582

OS Northings: 44650

OS Grid: SW825446

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XN5P

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.PQ7

Plus Code: 9C2P7W6X+M7

Entry Name: No 23 and Attached Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377447

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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880-1/7/132 (East side)
29/12/50 No.23
and attached forecourt railings


Town house. c1808. By William Wood, architect and overseer of
much of the development of Lemon Street. Granite ashlar
basement, local freestone ashlar above with dry Delabole slate
roof behind parapet and brick end stacks. Double-depth plan. 2
storeys plus C20 attic over basement; 2-window front.
Round-headed doorway, on the left, with 6-panel door and
spoked fanlight; first-floor sill string, moulded parapet
cornice and possibly original hornless sashes with glazing
bars under shallow segmental arches with projecting key
blocks. INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: original latticed wrought-iron railings,
right of doorway and over forecourt walls which adjoin granite
steps down to the basement. History: a house was first built
on this site c1803, by Hitchens, which was destroyed by a
storm of January 1804.
(The Truro Buildings Research Group: Lemon Street and its
Neighbourhood: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8258244650

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