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Old County Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.263 / 50°15'46"N

Longitude: -5.0672 / 5°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 181491

OS Northings: 44834

OS Grid: SW814448

Mapcode National: GBR ZD.LJ45

Mapcode Global: FRA 088B.HQR

Plus Code: 9C2P7W7M+54

Entry Name: Old County Hall

Listing Date: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377600

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: Truro St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/2/289 (South side)
Old County Hall


County hall. 1890. By TB Silcock. Dressed elvan brought to
course with granite dressings; dry Delabole slate roofs;
dressed stone axial and gable stacks. Large plan enclosing 2
small courtyards: central council chamber. Classical style. 2
storeys over basement; symmetrical 1:4:1:4:1-bay north
entrance front. Quoin strips to single bays broken forward and
surmounted by triangular pediments; moulded stone parapets
between; basement plinth is rock-faced granite with
segmental-arched 4-pane sashes; all windows have 12-pane
sashes set in moulded stone square-headed architraves, with
hoods over first-floor openings: single bays have open
pediments over first-floor windows and round arches to
2nd-floor windows; central entrance bay is fronted by a bowed
porch carried on Tuscan columns; balustrade to parapet.
Central cupola with open pediments. INTERIOR: where inspected
retains most of its original features: open-well stair with
heavy turned balusters; vaulted ceilings to corridors and
parquet floors.

Listing NGR: SW8149144834

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