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Undertown Including Terrace Walls and Sunken Garden Walls West, South and South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Trebetherick, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5629 / 50°33'46"N

Longitude: -4.9215 / 4°55'17"W

OS Eastings: 193185

OS Northings: 77761

OS Grid: SW931777

Mapcode National: GBR ZP.7LHK

Mapcode Global: FRA 07LK.SL1

Entry Name: Undertown Including Terrace Walls and Sunken Garden Walls West, South and South West

Listing Date: 26 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351631

Location: St. Minver Lowlands, Cornwall, PL27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Minver Lowlands

Built-Up Area: Trebetherick

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Minver with St Enodoc and St Michael Rock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

3/311 Undertown including terrace walls
and sunken garden walls to west,
south and south west
House, terraces and sunken garden. 1928 (datestone) extended in circa mid to late
C20. By Robert Atkinson for Ernest Betjeman. Stone rubble, partly slate hung.
Random slate roof with gable ends. Large projecting stone rubble hall stack with
inglenook with lean-to roof on left hand gable end and axial stack, originally gable
end stack to right of centre.
2 room single depth plan with large hall living room on left and smaller dining room
on right, both heated by gable end stacks; turreted stair in projection to rear of
hall. Small single storey service range of one room plan on right, extended in mid
to late C20 to form an overall 4 room single depth plan.
Arts and Crafts style.
2 storeys with steeply pitched slate roof sweeping down to first floor level on front
elevation. Shallow projecting single-storey bays to right, left and centre.
Original range on left has an almost symmetrical 3 window front with roof sweeping
down over shallow porch on square stone rubble piers to left with glazed doors and
over shallow bay on right with 2-light casement. Central slate hung 2-storey bay
with 4-light casements on ground and first floor. 2 full dormers with flat roofs to
right and left. To right, the single storey service range has been partly remodelled
and extended to form a two-storey, two window range. The roof sweeps down forming a
sheltered porch with shallow bay to right. Two full dormers with flat roofs and
casements. Rear elevation; large semi-circular stair tower with flat roof.
Datestone EEB 1928 above entrance to left.
Interior with complete joinery and fittings, well designed timber newel stair with
ball finials and simple chimney-pieces.
The garden is terraced to the west, south west and south of the house as the ground
drops down towards the sea; low slatestone rubble walls. To the west is a small
sheltered sunken garden constructed of low slatestone rubble walls.
Original drawings of house by architect R. Atkinson in possession of owner.
House built for E. Betjeman, father of Sir John Betjeman, poet Laureate from 1972.

Listing NGR: SW9318577761

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

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