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Treliske School

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2673 / 50°16'2"N

Longitude: -5.086 / 5°5'9"W

OS Eastings: 180174

OS Northings: 45365

OS Grid: SW801453

Mapcode National: GBR ZC.8C5Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 087B.8D3

Plus Code: 9C2P7W87+WJ

Entry Name: Treliske School

Listing Date: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377318

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Highertown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/1/319 Treliske School


Country house, now school. c1880. For Sir George Smith.
Granite ashlar; dry Delabole slate roof over left-hand wing
otherwise replaced with asbestos slate; hipped main roof;
stone axial and lateral stacks. Substantial double-pile plan
plus service wing at rear; 2 reception rooms flanking a
central entrance hall at the front; axial passage behind
left-hand room; stair hall behind right-hand room;
conservatory and billiard room on the left and summer room on
the right. Classical style with Mannerist details.
2 storeys with flanking single-storey wings. Symmetrical
2-storey entrance front is 2:1:2-bays with central entrance
bay broken forward and surmounted by a steep triangular
pediment with oculus; plinth, moulded first-floor sill and
moulded eaves cornice. Ground floor has distyle-in-antae porch
with stepped stilted round arch over doorway with narrow
sidelights; blind arcade to frieze on moulded brackets above;
flanking bays have elliptical arches with rock-faced voussoirs
with projecting keyblocks over 2-pane sashes. First floor has
central tripartite sash with 2 over 1 panes to central sash
and similar sashes to flanking bays. Original windows
Conservatory on left has symmetrical front of 3:2:3-lights
with taller central segmental lights over pair of doors rising
into gabled dormer, margin panes to windows most with original
coloured glass. Summer room on the right has symmetrical front
of 3 pairs of lights. Other elevations in similar but plainer
style retain most of their original features.
INTERIOR: virtually complete as built and has a very high
standard of carpentry and joinery details and plasterwork with
moulded and carved cornices to most of the reception rooms.
Entrance hall has heavy modillioned cornice and doorway
between pair of slender columns with near Ionic capitals
leading to large stair hall with mahogany handrail over
cast-iron balustrade and scrolled over newel; fine
stained-glass window. Many fine quality chimneypieces and
doorcases. Summer room has open hammer-beam pitch-pine roof
structure boarded between the trusses.

Listing NGR: SW8008845123

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