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Comford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2156 / 50°12'56"N

Longitude: -5.1771 / 5°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 173438

OS Northings: 39900

OS Grid: SW734399

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.2K69

Mapcode Global: FRA 081G.8WR

Plus Code: 9C2P6R8F+75

Entry Name: Comford House

Listing Date: 3 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63231

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwennap

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Gwennap

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Description

GWENNAP COMFORD
SW 73 NW
6/133 Comford House
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GV II
House, possibly formerly part of the Fox and Hounds public house qv. Circa early
C19, remodelled circa mid C19 but incorporating C18 walling in rear wall. Painted
killas and granite rubble with dressed granite quoins, jambstones, sills and lintels.
Dry Delabole slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends.
Plan probably originally of 2 single cell houses with through passage to each end and
central through passage between the two. Remodelled circa mid C19 to form 1 house
with central passage leading to central stair and incorporating end passages into 2
equal flanking reception rooms. Single storey wing at right angles attached to
right-hand rear (north east) corner and later extended.
2 storeys. Symmetrical 3 window south front with mid C19 12-pane hornless sashes.
Central doorway door. Right and left-hand window openings were originally doorways.
First floor originally had 2 wide window openings, reduced to correspond to original
ground floor window openings circa mid C19 and window opening inserted over doorway
at the same time. The 3 first floor openings now have brick jambs and shallow brick
arches and joints of former openings with granite jambstones can clearly be seen.
Rear has blocked doorway to right (west) opposite former doorway to front and
corresponding doorway at other end links house to wing.
Interior has original dog-leg stair with stick balusters chamfered newel post and
turned pendant. Reception rooms with plain plaster ceilings.
Included for group value.


Listing NGR: SW7343839900

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