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A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2588 / 50°15'31"N

Longitude: -5.0507 / 5°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 182652

OS Northings: 44321

OS Grid: SW826443

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XVW8

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.XV9

Plus Code: 9C2P7W5X+GP

Entry Name: Gwendroc

Listing Date: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377324

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: St John and St Paul, Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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880-1/11/5 (South side)


Suburban house. Mid C19, extended and altered c1880-1900.
Dressed, coursed golden freestone with granite-coped plinth,
granite quoins, sills, chamfered jambs and lintels, strings
and dressings to otherwise brick stacks; rubble to later wing;
dry slate roofs with red crested clay tiles; 2 gable stacks.
Irregular double-depth plan, extended on the left (east). 2
storeys plus attics; irregular elevations; overall 4-window
range to north entrance front. This front has original
3-window-range block on the right with blind gable end on its
right; central gabled porch has trefoil-arched doorway with
squat engaged column jambs with volutes; stepped 2-light stair
cross window with glazing bars and turned mullion shaft under
carved transom linked to sill string of flanking round-headed
windows with 2-light casements; 4-pane horned sash to ground
floor left.
Tall wall left of this range then C20 entrance and gable end
of service wing with chamfered frames with stoolings for
mullions and transoms and casements with glazing bars except
sash to right-hand light of 1st-floor window; 2 narrow lights
to ground floor.
Garden front is overall 6-window range: original
3-window-range block on left with stoolings for mullions to
windows with 4-pane hornless sashes; 2-storey canted bay
window on the left with polygonal roof; central round-arched
window and 2-light window (under gable) over 3-light window,
on right. Bay set bay right of this has similarly detailed
openings with 8-pane sash over 30-pane sash; gable end of
service wing on right with close-spaced narrow lights to 1st
floor and attic and C20 lean-to conservatory. West entrance
front has shallow gable porch, otherwise similar detail with
principal porch; pair of glazed doors with herringbone brick
detail above.
INTERIOR: where inspected is complete and includes moulded
ceiling cornices, some with dentils; open-well open-string
stair; some Gothic-style detail and chimneypieces with
consoles in parlour. Gothic-style slate chimneypiece resited
in later wing. History: said to have been built for a doctor,
later the home of the Reverend Philpotts (later Bishop) and
requisitioned during World War II.
(Information from present owner).

Listing NGR: SW8265244321

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