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Nos.1 and 2 and Attached Front Garden Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Falmouth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1607 / 50°9'38"N

Longitude: -5.0749 / 5°4'29"W

OS Eastings: 180471

OS Northings: 33482

OS Grid: SW804334

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.SVG4

Mapcode Global: FRA 088L.DQX

Plus Code: 9C2P5W6G+72

Entry Name: Nos.1 and 2 and Attached Front Garden Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 23 January 1973

Last Amended: 24 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460213

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Falmouth

Built-Up Area: Falmouth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Penwerris

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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843-1/4/188 Nos.1 AND 2
23/01/73 and attached front garden walls and
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 2)


Pair of houses. c1793. For Francis Basset, Lord De
Dunstanville, and No.2 (right) let to Captain Couse 1793-1799.
Granite ashlar basement, otherwise brick fronted (No.1
painted); dry slate roof to No.1, asbestos slate to
No.2; brick end stacks and 4 C20 roof dormers. Double-depth
plan. 2 storeys plus later attics over basement; each house
with symmetrical 5-window front. Painted quoins, mid-floor
string; rosettes and triglyphs to eaves cornice. Keyblocks to
flat brick arches over late C19 or C20 2-pane horned sashes.
Each house has original round-arched central doorway with open
pediment and Roman Doric fluted half-columns and spoked
fanlights over 6-panel doors.
INTERIOR of No.2 has good quality original and early C19
features: heavy moulded cornice to left-hand room; eared
chimney-piece to right-hand room; open-well open-string
staircase with stick balusters; some moulded cornices with
bands, window shutters and panelled doors. No.1 not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubble and brick front garden walls, with
renewed plain railings to front, and mid C19 wrought-iron
gates with fleur-de-lis finials.
HISTORY: Captain Charles Couse had married a local girl,
Catherine Bell, the daughter of the Packet Agent George Bell
(Bell's Court, qv). Subsequently he was appointed Captain of
the Packet Ship Walsingham and later the Roebuck. He was later
dismissed from the Packet Service and had to leave this house.

Listing NGR: SW8047133482

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