Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140295

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Dec-1985

Statutory Address: TRENANT PARK


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Statutory Address: TRENANT PARK

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Duloe

National Grid Reference: SX 24185 55129


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3/16 Trenant Park (previously listed as 12-2-74 Trenant)


House, now divided into flats. Possibly early C17, remodelled in early C18 and extended in mid C19. Rendered stone rubble with moulded plinth and slate roof. Main range with 2 front projecting wings with hipped ends and higher C19 range on right with hipped ends and higher C19 range on right with gable end on left and canted end on right. Further outshuts to rear. Central part of C17 range with probably hall and parlour heated by stone rubble rear lateral chimney stacks with brick shafts incorporated into later outshuts. Left-hand cross wing, probably kitchen range with gabled stone rubble projecting side lateral chimney stack with further truncated projecting stone rubble side lateral chimney stack to rear. Right-hand crosswing with side lateral stone rubble chimney stack. Plan altered with C18 and C19 remodelling and C20 conversion to flats. Full access not possible at time of inspection and chronology and plan estimated. Central section of main range probably with hall and parlour of equal size, heated by rear lateral chimney stacks and with central through passage. Service range in cross wing of 2-room plan on left, heated by side lateral stacks and parlour range in cross wing on right also of 2-room plan and heated by side lateral stacks and forming an overall H-shaped plan. Further extended to rear in circa late C17 with range to rear of through passage, heated by side lateral stack and completely remodelled in C20. Further extensions in continuous outshut to rear of whole of main range. Projecting wing on right-hand side of main range of large single-room plan with canted right- hand end and small stair projection to rear. Circa C17 range of 2 storeys. Regular 2:3:1 window front with steeply pitched roof with modillion cornice. Central range with two 12-pane early C18 sashes with heavy glazing bars intact, partly glazed circa C19 door within C19 pedimented rendered porch and three early C18 12-pane sashes above. To left, front of left-hand cross wing with 2 tall C19 6/9 pane sashes and 2 C19 12-pane sashes above with 2-window side elevation with l-bay blind and C20 glazed door in window opening. To right front of right-hand cross wing with tall 16-pane sash on ground floor and 12-pane sash above with C20 glazed door inserted in window opening of side 2-window elevation. Rear elevation; wing to rear of through passage completely remodelled in circa 1970s/1980s. Circa C19 range on right-hand side of front elevation of 2 storeys with 3-storey extension to rear. Considerably higher than C17 range. Regular 2-window front with C20 glazed door on left and C19 window with radiating glazing bars on right. 2 C19 12-pane sashes on first floor. Canted end with two 12- pane sashes flanking central sash window with radiating glazing bars and three 12- pane sashes above. Interior Partitions of central range altered with higher partition of through passage remodelled. Simple C19 chimney pieces with C20 chimney pieces in right-hand cross wing. C19 range with drawing room with ornate plaster cornice with egg and dart, key motifs and torus mouldings, decorative tin pelmets, fielded panelled shutters and moulded doorcase. Simple C19 stair in projection to rear. C17 rear wing extending to rear of through passage remodelled in 1970s. Full access not possible at time of inspection. A further internal inspection may reveal information relating to the plan and chronological sequence of development. Additionally a house of this quality may be expected to contain interesting internal features. Domesday Manor. Property of Hewis, Colshulls, Arundells, Whittingtons and later Treise family. Sir Chris Treise Sheriff in 1760. In 1806 sold to Admiral Sir Edward Buller. Later Sir Richard Buller installed machinary at great expense to force water from vale below to mansion. Property then sold to William Peel, relative of Sir Robert Peel. Trenant is set in a large park with much land used for grazing. The temple at Trenant Point, overlooking the entrance to Looe Harbour is now in ruins. The house retains much of its C18 and C19 fenestration which is especially important to the front elevation. Polsue, J Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall. 1867-73 reprinted in 1974.

Listing NGR: SX2206358017


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Legacy System number: 60670

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

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