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Bank House

A Grade II Listed Building in Falmouth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1515 / 50°9'5"N

Longitude: -5.0651 / 5°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 181135

OS Northings: 32438

OS Grid: SW811324

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.TJPW

Mapcode Global: FRA 088M.BJY

Entry Name: Bank House

Listing Date: 22 July 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460080

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: Falmouth King Charles the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


843-1/11/30 No.4
22/07/49 Bank House


Large town house, now a hostel. 1788 for Robert Were Fox;
c1868 remodelling and refronting. Stucco on brick; concrete
tile to front roof, asbestos slate to parallel rear roof.
Double-depth plan. 3 storeys; 5-window range with wider space
between near central bay and bay on its right. Mid-floor
strings, rusticated quoins, keyed moulded architraves with
sill brackets and heavy moulded parapet cornice. Late C19
4-pane horned sashes. Near central tripartite porch with
square columns, moulded entablature and parapet with moulded
corner caps; Round-arched doorway with plain fanlight over
4-panel door. C20 lean-to extension to ground-floor right.
INTERIOR: open-well open-string staircase and moulded ceiling
cornice to entrance, otherwise not inspected but likely to be
of interest.
HISTORY: Bank House was a family home of the Fox family until
1864 when the lease was sold "to Mr John Downing who used the
north end as a biscuit factory while his son, a coal merchant,
used the basement and the yard for storing coal. In 1868 a
fire swept through the building and the roof fell in, but so
solidly had the house been built that the walls were intact".
Bank House was repaired following the fire to become "the Bank
House Hotel until taken over by the YMCA in the early 1930s".
(Gilson P: Falmouth in Old Photographs: Falmouth: 1990-: 59).

Listing NGR: SW8113532438

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