Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140202

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

Statutory Address: SANDHILL HOUSE


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Statutory Address: SANDHILL HOUSE

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Calstock

National Grid Reference: SX 42778 71230


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CALSTOCK GUNNISLAKE SX 4271-43 71 7/104 Sandhill House 23.1.68 GV II Farmhouse, now house. Probably early C17 origin, with addition of late C18, later alterations of C19 and C20. Rendered stone rubble. Asbestos slate hipped roof with deep bracketed eaves. Axial stack with brick shaft to the front range ; rear range has gable end stack to right with rendered shaft. Plan: Probably originally a 3-room and passage plan. In the late C18, a new range was built to the front, and the rear room were altered in plan. The front range has a library to end left, a stair hall and entrance hall, and a canted bay with rooms to right, the rear range was relegated to service use. Exterior: 2 storeys, asymmetrical front with 3 bays to left, canted bay and 3 bays to right. To left at ground and first floor an C18 12-pane sash and a tall 24-pane sash with Gothic glazing bars lighting the stair. To right a 6-panelled door with 12-pane sash above and 12-pane C20 light at ground floor to right. The canted bay is 2- storey, with three 12-pane sashes at ground and first floor, blind at ground floor to right. The bays to right have 12-pane sash and 12-pane C20 light at ground floor, 12-pane sash at first floor and tall blind round-arched window to end right. Attached to end right a screen wall in rubble with narrow round-arched gateway and privy attached to end right. At the left side, two 6-pane lights with margin glazing at ground floor to right and central C20 half-glazed door. To left, 2 tall 8-pane lights with margin glazing at ground floor and 2 similar windows at first floor with cast iron balconettes. The right side has ground floor 9-pane light and 2-light casement and central 6-panelled door ; first floor two 12-pane sashes. At the rear, all C20 windows, 2 at ground floor and 3 at first floor ; small C20 lean-to at end right. To left, the front range extends further than the early range and has 2 C20 windows at first floor and one at ground floor ; single storey rubble lean-to in the angle to the rear range with granite doorway with round arch, chamfered and stopped, probably re-sited. Interior: The house retains fine features of the late C18. The stair hall has an open-well stair, with Corinthian columns, stick balusters, scrolled string and wreathed handrail. The doorway to the room to end left has Corinthian pilasters, oval plaster cartouche over. The room to end left has plaster cornice. Round arch Gothic door to the rear of the entrance hall. On the first floor, the room in the canted bay has marble chimneypiece with pilasters, and plaster cornice. In the rear range, there was formerly a barrel-vaulted ceiling at first floor, the remains of the barrel vault visible in the roof space. The trusses have halved and pegged principal rafters, with trenched purlins and ridge purlin ; the roof has been reconstructed above the early trusses.

Listing NGR: SX4277871230


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Legacy System number: 60850

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