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Place House

A Grade I Listed Building in Fowey, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3358 / 50°20'9"N

Longitude: -4.6359 / 4°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 212517

OS Northings: 51757

OS Grid: SX125517

Mapcode National: GBR N6.X905

Mapcode Global: FRA 1854.XCV

Plus Code: 9C2Q89P7+8M

Entry Name: Place House

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70709

Location: Fowey, Cornwall, PL23

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Fowey

Built-Up Area: Fowey

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Fowey

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

Place House
SX 05 SW 2/63 13.3.51


A large stone-built house. Mainly early C16 but of mid to late C15 origin.
The seat of the Treffry family, playing a large part in the life of Fowey,
and was defended against the French in 1475 by Dame Elizabeth Treffry,
and soon afterwards strengthened and largely rebuilt in early C16. The
east front dates from 1791 and mainly from 1817-45. The south front is
of 2 storeys with 10 windows overall, broken by 2 extremely fine early
C16 ornamented bay windows and by external turrets and a large square
tower on west end with corbelled and battlemented parapet. This replaces
a tower described by Leland which fell in C18. The windows are stone
mullioned with traceried lights and label moulds. The eaves parapet bay
windows and turrets are battlemented. Interior Gothic revival.

Listing NGR: SX1252851745

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

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