Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140906

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986



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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Gwennap

National Grid Reference: SW 73942 40016


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GWENNAP CHURCHTOWN, Gwennap SW 74 SW 4/130 Trewenna House - GV II Vicarage, now private house. Early C19 in 2 phases. Freestone ashlar with freestone consoles and hoods. Granite plinth and quoins, rendered to south. Hipped roofs of double span asbestos slate with hidden valley to south and double span dry Delabole slate roof with hidden valley or leaded flat and wide eaves to later build at higher level to north. 2 stage rendered chimneys with moulded stone cornices. Axial apart from one over party wall between builds. Originally 2-room plan with central stair, half extended by parallel range to rear (east) and larger 2-room garden front to left (north) at right angles and forming T-shaped block. 2 storeys. West entrance front has earlier, originally symmetrical 3-window part with lower eaves level, right, and projecting 1-window side wall of later part, left. Earlier part has granite sills and original hornless 12-pane sashes. Doorway, originally central, has freestone ashlar porch of same build as garden front. Granite plinth, impost string, cornice and plain parapet. Cambered arch over doorway. Pair of top-glazed panelled doors with paired overlight. Internal window shutters. Side of garden front, left has tripartite bay window to ground floor with granite plinth, mullions and cornice. Blind sides. Freestone balustrade over. Hornless sashes with glazing bars. Symmetrical 4-window north garden front overlooking church. Plinth. Ground floor windows are tall 12-pane hornless sashes with in openings with shallow arches surmounted by hoods on moulded consoles. First floor windows are square with 6-pane hornless sashes. shallow arches over. Interior has good quality features of both phases in the early C19. Earlier 2-room part has original doors, architraves, window shutters, some moulded ceiling cornices and some remodelling of the second phase including pilasters with consoles flanking windows and Doric distyle-in-antis to doorway between rooms. Further second phase remodelling to fine stair hall behind with further flight (in similar style to original stick baluster open-well stair) from first landing to higher floor level of later 2-room part to north. Ground floor rooms of this later part are virtually complete with pilasters with consoles flanking shuttered windows and moulded plaster ceiling cornices with bands and particularly fine plaited detail to band in west room. Fireplace in the other room to back (south) wall has painted panel to frieze. An interesting 2-phase house, the second phase as rather grander wing.

Listing NGR: SW7394240016


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