Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1140248

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1968

Statutory Address: MODITONHAM HOUSE


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Statutory Address: MODITONHAM HOUSE

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Botusfleming

National Grid Reference: SX4134461283


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BOTUS FLEMING SX 46 SW 6/8 Moditonham House 23.1.68 GV II* House. Early C18, incorporating fabric from an earlier house; with alterations of later C18 and C19, some C20 alterations. Front in Devon limestone ashlar with granite dressings; sides rendered and lined out; rear in slatestone rubble. Hipped slate roof, with the rear slope in asbestos slate; stacks to sides with rendered shafts and cornices. Plan: Double depth plan, with central to entrance hall and principal room to front left and right; the stair hall to rear centre, and smaller room to rear right and left, with rear wing of one-room plan to rear right and left, forming a rear courtyard. The earlier house appears to have extended further to the rear. Exterior: 3 storeys on plinth, symmetrical front in 2:3:2 bays, the outer bays slightly advanced, with long and short rusticated quoins, granite band courses over the lintels and granite moulded cornice, parapet with moulded coping with urn to right and left. Ground floor has central Roman Doric portico with fluted columns, frieze and entablature, with triglyphs, guttae and mutules, double doors, half- glazed. All windows are 12-pane sashes in exposed boxes, with flat stone arches with voussoirs and projecting keystones; sashes replaced later in the C18. At the left side, the front range has 12-pane sash at ground floor and first floor, and external stack. The rear range has 2-light casement and 2 C20 French windows, three 12-pane sashes at first floor, 3 oval lights at attic with radial glazing bars; parapet ramped up to the front range. At the right side, the front range has rusticated quoins to right and left, with two 12-pane sashes at ground floor, first and second floors have 12-pane sash to left and blind window to right; string courses and parapet with coping. The parapet is ramped down to the rear range; at ground floor there is a deep 15-pane sash and 12-pane sash, first floor has C19 mullion and transom window and two 4-pane sashes in raised architraves of C19, second floor has 3 similar 4-pane sashes with segmental heads. At the rear, the main range has a large 30-pane sash as a stair light, and a cellar door below. Ground floor C20 door to right and left. First floor has 2-light casement to left and 12-pane light to right, both of C20. The wing to left has door to rear; ground floor on the inner side has large 80-pane sash of C19, first floor has C20 2-light casement. Wing to right has blind gable end, 6-panelled door with brick segmental head to inner side. Interior: The entrance hall has a plaster ceiling, cornice and central roundel with plasterwork of rustic objects, including a rake, billhooks, wheatsheaf and barrel; of early C18. Round arch to rear stair hall. Fine imperial stair, probably to later C18, with turned balusters, swept, wreathed handrail, open string and fluted columnar newels. Later C18 plasterwork at first floor landing ceiling. The front left room was remodelled as a library in the early C19; bolection moulded panelling remains from the early C18. Bolection moulded chimneypiece at left end. Regency style bookcases with glazed doors around the walls, with Gothic glazing and fluted friezes. At the left end, the window with trompe l'oeil resembling bookcases; panelled shutters to front windows. Room to front right has fine late C18 plaster ceiling with central roundel with Grecian maidens; dado rail, panelled shutters to windows. Wooden chimneypiece to rear, with paired Ionic columns, frieze and entablature. Both rooms have 6-panelled doors. The room to rear right has a similar chimneypiece with single fluted Ionic columns, back to back with the front fireplace. In the rear right wing, a kitchen, heated from a gable end stack, with slate floor. The room to rear left has a plasterwork frieze of vine leaves, plain reeded chimneypiece. Segmental-headed alcove to the inner wall with pilasters. This house retains fine internal features from the early and the late C18. The side stacks give a symmetrical effect, although the stack to right does not heat the ground floor room, probably only the first and second floor rooms.

Listing NGR: SX4134461283


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