Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140270

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1985

Statutory Address: ALMSHOUSES


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Statutory Address: ALMSHOUSES

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Morval

National Grid Reference: SX 25836 57206


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4/53 Almshouses -


4 almshouses now 2 private houses. 1860. Erected by John Frances Buller of Morval House (qv). Stone rubble with slate roof with gable ends and sprocketted eaves. 2 large stone rubble front lateral chimney stacks with set-offs. Row of four 1-room plan cottages; the left-hand two a mirror image of the right-hand 2 cottages, so that the centre 2 cottages have a pair of entrances at the middle of the range and the end 2 cottages have entrances in the lean-to porches at either end. 2 cottages to right sharing right-hand-front lateral chimney stack and cottages to left sharing similar left-hand stack. Single storey C19 outshut to rear. Almshouses now divided to form a pair of semi-detached cottages. 2 storeys symmetrical 4-window front with complete C19 fenestration with diamond- leaded glazing bars. Ground floor with 2 pairs of C19 3-light casements flanking the 2 projecting front lateral chimney stacks with central pair of entrances in chamfered 4-centred freestone arches now partly blocked. Outer pair of entrances in lean-to stone rubble porches on gable ends with 4-centred freestone arches. First floor with 2 pairs of C19 3-light casements in gabled half-dormers directly above C19 ground floor window openings. Memorial plaque on left-hand chimney stack relates to earlier almshouses at Higher Trenode stating 'This house and two closes of land were purchased June y 14th 1746. By Jon Francis Buller Esq out of the profit of the Estates in Kent deuised By Sir John Hayward Knight to Charitable Uses and given to the poor housekeepers of this Parish for Ever.' Second plaque on right-hand chimney stack states 'These Almshouses were rebuilt on this site in the year 1860 by John Francis Buller Esqr. Great Great Grandson of the founder.' Polsue, J Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall 1867-73 reprinted 1974.

Listing NGR: SX2762157515


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Legacy System number: 60711

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Polsue, J, Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, (1872)

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