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Penhaligon House, Princes Street Front

A Grade II* Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2629 / 50°15'46"N

Longitude: -5.049 / 5°2'56"W

OS Eastings: 182791

OS Northings: 44775

OS Grid: SW827447

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XGYD

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.JV2

Plus Code: 9C2P7X72+5C

Entry Name: Penhaligon House, Princes Street Front

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 July 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377532

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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Listing Text


880-1/7/219 (South side)
29/12/50 Penhaligon House, Prince's Street
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)


Large town house, now bank. Early C18, for a member of the
Gregor family, partly destroyed by fire in 1923, extensively
repaired late 1980s. Local rubble walls, hipped dry Delabole
slate roof with projecting eaves and pierced clay ridge tiles.
Rectangular plan with 2 large rooms at the front flanking a
central entrance hall. 3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range.
Plinth, central stuccoed Tuscan doorway with engaged columns
and moulded entablature, wide 6-panel door with fielded
panels. Wide C20 tripartite horned sashes with glazing bars in
openings altered in the C18; rendered above second-floor
windows. INTERIOR: restored mid C18 plaster ceilings to
entrance hall and right-hand room: both ceilings have carved
and moulded modillioned cornices one with arabesques to
corners and centre. History: It is reputed that Tennyson (who
befriended the occupier and Cornish poet, Henry Sewell Stokes)
stayed here and during this time wrote "In Memoriam".
(The Truro Buildings Research Group: Prince's Street and The
Quay Area: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8279144775

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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