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3 and 5, Higher Market Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Penryn, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1678 / 50°10'4"N

Longitude: -5.102 / 5°6'7"W

OS Eastings: 178571

OS Northings: 34361

OS Grid: SW785343

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.GDZH

Mapcode Global: FRA 086K.VJR

Plus Code: 9C2P5V9X+45

Entry Name: 3 and 5, Higher Market Street

Listing Date: 22 September 1971

Last Amended: 18 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365758

Location: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penryn

Built-Up Area: Penryn

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Gluvias

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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580-1/6/77 Nos.3 AND 5
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 3)


Town house with later shops. C17, refronted late C18 and
remodelled mid C19. Some painted granite ashlar on left,
otherwise stucco on studwork to front; some slatehanging
within rear courtyard; steep roof: asbestos slate on left
(No.3), scantle slate on right; virtually a whole ridge of C17
crested clay ridge tiles; modillion eaves cornice; cast-iron
ogee gutter to No.3.
Single-depth plan plus short wing at rear left, deep C17 wing
at angle to rear right and returned parallel at rear. 2
storeys; 3-bay, 3-window range front. Central round-arched
sash flanked by canted Venetian sashes, all with moulded
architraves and mid C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars
Ground floor has old slate-roofed hood over central ope
(through-passage) flanked by 2 late C19 shop fronts with their
doors near the ope; panelled and top-glazed doors with
overlights: louvred overlight to No.3, 2-pane overlight to
No.5; projecting shop windows with sidelights: No.5 with
moulded cornice and quadrant heads to surviving mullions.
Courtyard elevation of rear wing of No.5 has C17 ovolo-moulded
wooden mullioned window (with cyma internal mouldings); later
central horizontal-sliding light, each light with single pane;
pair of 2-light late C18 horizontal-sliding sashes with fairly
thick glazing bars and similar 2-light casement on the right.
INTERIOR: No.5 has C17 features which include chamfered lintel
over mullioned window, chamfered fireplace to chamber above
(with left-hand jamb reset further to left); roof structure
with lap-dovetail collars and large double fireplace in rear
room with chamfered lintels, a complete stone oven with ashlar
sides on right and oven doorway between fireplaces to former
large inserted oven in left-hand part.
Rough-hewn beams in same room possibly C17 or early C18; some
C18 two-pane doors; other old floor structure and some
muntin-and-plank partition left of early/mid C19 stair which
has extra flight up to attics. Front chamber has mid C19
plaster ceiling cornices and other features.

Listing NGR: SW7857134361

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