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A Grade II Listed Building in St. Martin-by-Looe, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3652 / 50°21'54"N

Longitude: -4.4136 / 4°24'49"W

OS Eastings: 228435

OS Northings: 54482

OS Grid: SX284544

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.V649

Mapcode Global: FRA 18N2.DBL

Entry Name: Murrayton

Listing Date: 18 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60747

Location: St. Martin-by-Looe, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Martin-by-Looe

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Martin with St Nicholas, Looe

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/88 Murrayton


Private house now part of monkey sanctuary. Circa 1856, extended in 1865
(datestone). Built to the design of the patron William Murray. Rendered with slate
roofs. Triple gabled front with lower wing on left with gable end. Stair projection
to rear with hipped end. Further wing to rear with gabled ends and 1865 wing on
right of front elevation with hipped left-hand end and gabled right-hand end with
splayed corner. Axial chimney stack at junction with main range and lower left-hand
wing. Other moulded chimney stacks and bellcote originally on higher right-hand
front gabled end removed in circa 1970s and 1980s.
Gothic cottage ornee of irregular plan with 2 reception rooms in main range on front
now 1 room. Stair projection and service wing to rear.
2 storeys and attic asymmetrical front elevation to main range with complete original
fenestration. Triple gabled front with height and extent of projection of gables
increasing from left to right. Verandah above ground floor openings continuing
across front and right-hand side elevation. Steeply pitched slate roof supported on
arcade of timber posts with 4-centred arches and carved spandrels. Cobbled pavement
below. Blocked entrance in ground floor of left-hand gable end. Second and third
gables with original glazed doors flanked by narrow lights and complete decorative
glazing bars. First floor with unusual fenestration; first gable on left with triple
light opening with central raised round arch flanked by 2 rectangular openings.
Second gable with original fenestration in 4-centred arched opening and third gable
with oriel window with 3-light casement and original honeycombe glazing bars. 3-
light rectangular attic window above. 1865 wing on right with C20 fenestration on
ground floor and 2 gabled half-dormers above with original 2-light casements
containing 4-centred centre-hung lights. Window, later converted into door on first
floor in right-hand gable end with ornate original painted glass and margin glazing
with datestone above. 3-light stair window in projection on rear of main range with
original fenestration. C20 extensions to rear and on left-handside.
Interior only 2 reception rooms of main range inspected. Complete decorative
moulded cornices, ceiling rose, panelled shutters, metal pelmet and C19 chimney
Murrayton, despite the C20 extensions, is a well preserved and good example of Gothic
cottage ornee where the original fenestration and other decorative features are
especially important on all elevations.

Listing NGR: SX2781955396

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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