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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1140955



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chacewater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63143

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CHACEWATER SW 74 SW 4/49 Whitehall GV II House and flanking walls. C18 or earlier remodelled and extended early C19. Painted stucco to front otherwise painted rubble or cob with brick garden walls flanking south front. Irregular grouping of dry Delabole slate roofs to front part with large rendered brick stacks over gable ends both of main range and to west gable end wing to south west with hip on south corner. Hipped scantle slate roof to C18 rear wing (north east) with corrugated asbestos to hip and to further wing adjoining to north west with hip to east and brick chimney over gable end to west. Highly irregular plan of 2-room C18 core with 1-room wing at angle to south west, large C18 kitchen wing to rear, right with further 2-room range adjoining north west corner of kitchen to west and early C19 infill for central stair. 2 storeys. 3-window south front with 1- window wing at angle to left. Ground floor has doorway off-centre to right with panelled door set back behind flat roofed early C19 projection with identical flanking canted bays each with 3 marginal glazed 16-pane sashes with fluted pilasters to sash boxes. Similar glazing pattern to other windows, all sashes except side opening casement over and to left of doorway, and French window to wing. Flanking embattled brick garden walls each have a central pointed arched niche. 1-window east wall of kitchen wing has wide openings with paired hornless 12-pane sashes. Cast iron ogee gutters throughout. Interior has much detail of the early C19 period including open well stair with wreathed mahogany handrail over newel, guilloche moulded plaster ceiling band to vestibule, ceiling bands in reception rooms and panelled doors. First floor and roof structures not inspected. This house is said to have been the house of the Hornblowers. Eminent and successful mining engineers of the family were: Joseph Hornblower (partner of Thomas Newcomen in 1725-43) and sons Jonathan, Josiah and Jabez. Jabez Hornblower was involved in a controversial court case over one of James Watt's patents. (HISTORY OF GWENNAP by CC James).

Listing NGR: SW7284744305

Selected Sources

Books and journals
James, C C , A History of the Parish of Gwennap in Cornwall

National Grid Reference: SW 72847 44305


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