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Shire House and Attached Wall and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4063 / 50°24'22"N

Longitude: -4.6687 / 4°40'7"W

OS Eastings: 210461

OS Northings: 59676

OS Grid: SX104596

Mapcode National: GBR N5.RSNN

Mapcode Global: FRA 173Z.8Z4

Plus Code: 9C2QC84J+GG

Entry Name: Shire House and Attached Wall and Gate

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70876

Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lostwithiel

Built-Up Area: Lostwithiel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lostwithiel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SX 15 NW
10/124 Shire House and attached wall and
- gate

House. Early-mid C19, incorporating earlier structure formerly part of the Duchy
Palace group; some late alterations. Slatestone rubble, rendered, rubble with
Pentewan stone to rear. Asbestos slate roof with gable end to left and slightly
bellcast hip to right end, stacks removed.
Central entrance to 2-room plan, with central passage with stair to right; formerly
heated by gable end stack to left and rear lateral stack to right.
2 storeys and attic, 3 windows, ground floor has central panelled and glazed door
with semi-circular hood on brackets, 20-pane sash with segmental head to right, early.
C19 half-glazed door to left with pilasters and cornice, Gothic glazing, sidelights
and overlight. First floor has two 20-pane sashes and central 16-pane sash, 2 flat-
roofed dormers, each with 12-pane sash. Right side has a wooden oriel at first floor
with 4-pane sash to front and sides. Rear has 2 C20 windows at ground floor. The
rear wall has the springing for 2 stone arches at the front and rear entrance of the
lane to the rear of the house; the front arch is pointed, with chamfered Pentewan
stone dressings, rear arch in slatestone rubble with Pentewan stone springings. To
the right side of the rear of the house, Pentewan stone quoins at ground floor level.
Attached to front right, a slatestone rubble embattled wall, about 2 metres high and
about 10 metres long, fronting Quay Street. C20 wrought iron gate to left.
Interior The 2-room plan has been partitioned in late C20, 2 segmental arches remain
in rear wall to right, of uncertain origin or function, the rear wall is of a
thickness comparable to other buildings within the Duchy Palace group, with splayed
reveal to the window at ground floor to left. Early C19 winder stair, with circular
stick balusters and ramped, moulded wreathed handrail, with barley sugar twist
slender newel. At first floor, 6 panelled doors and marble chimneypiece to rear of
first floor room to right.
The house is said to have been the prison governor's house for the Stannary Prison,
in the C18 or early C19.

Listing NGR: SX1046159676

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