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Truro High School (Office Building)

A Grade II Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.257 / 50°15'25"N

Longitude: -5.0561 / 5°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 182255

OS Northings: 44134

OS Grid: SW822441

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XT78

Mapcode Global: FRA 089C.214

Entry Name: Truro High School (Office Building)

Listing Date: 30 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377377

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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Listing Text


TRURO

SW8244SW FALMOUTH ROAD
880-1/10/58 (West side)
Truro High School (office building)

II

Anglican school for girls. Built 1896. By E R Robson. Dressed
blue/grey stone with granite dressings; dry Delabole slate
roofs with crow-stepped gables; irregularly disposed stone
stacks. Large irregular plan. Baronial style. 2 storeys except
tower which is 3 storeys over basement. Mullioned windows with
casements or chamfered openings with horned sashes. Tower has
an embattled parapet carried on a cornice with brackets
resembling machicolations. Irregularly disposed openings. East
entrance front has gable ends, left and middle, with taller
mullioned windows to the 1st floor; doorway towards right has
shallow porch with round-arched hood carried on corbels; pair
of panelled doors. Tower (right) has bowed oriel on its left
(over basement) and a projecting 3-storey bay on the right,
carried on corbels (like the roof parapet). INTERIOR not
inspected. History: Built with funds raised by the school
(formerly at Strangways Terrace), to a great extent by the
work and inspiration of Miss Clare Arnold (Mrs C H Robinson
from 1896), headmistress 1888-1896.
(Clarke A K: The Story of Truro High School).


Listing NGR: SW8225544134

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