Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1141551

Date first listed: 28-Feb-1952

Statutory Address: CHYVERTON HOUSE


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Statutory Address: CHYVERTON HOUSE

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District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Perranzabuloe

National Grid Reference: SW7968551132


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PERRANZABULOE CHYVERTON SW 75 SE 5/60 Chyverton House 28.2.52 GV II*

Country house. Circa early-mid C18, extended circa 1770s for John Thomas. Brick laid to Flemish bond at the front, killas rubble at the rear. Pentewen stone dressings. Dry Delabole slate roofs: hipped roof over house, with brick stacks over rear walls of front rooms; pyramidal roofs over pavilions with central brick stacks. Wooden modillioned cornices except for the pavilions which have moulded cornices and the C19 additions which have stone moulded cornices under parapets. Plan: Originally an almost square double-depth house with 2 equal sized front rooms, extended circa 1770s with 2 pavilions set back and with their fronts linked to rear wall of house by high screen walls. At some time a wing was added in front of the left-hand screen wall linking the house to the left-hand pavilion and in circa 1832- 1850 the plan of the original house was altered and a 1-bay single storey wing was added on the left. At the same time the interior features were replaced with C19 features in classical style. Exterior: 2 storeys over basement plus attics. Elevations virtually unaltered. original house has 1:3: 1-bay north-east front with central bays broken forward and surmounted by a triangular pediment with central lunette. Original central doorway fitted with window in the C19. Ashlar plinth, rusticated quoins. Circa early-mid C19 12-pane hornless sashes to this front and similar windows to other elevations. Pavilion set back at either side. Each pavilion has symmetrical 3-window south east brick front with central ground floor window within a recessed round arch. Ashlar plinth and rusticated quoins. Left and right elevations and rear elevations are of dressed coursed stone, otherwise similar to the south east fronts (central rear windows not recessed). Left-hand wall of left-hand pavilion has blind windows except for window at first-floor left. Rear of original house is a symmetrical 4-window stone front with central circa early-mid C19 porch with central round headed doorway flanked by round-headed windows, 6-panel door with fanlight over. Linking the rear of the house with pavilion on its left is a C20 addition in similar style and on the right is an old hipped-roofed link building. Interior: largely remodelled between circa 1832 and 1850. Large stair hall has open-well stair with open string and cast-iron balustrade. 3-bay Tuscan colonnade between stair hall and axial passage. Surviving C18 features include an iron fireplace in the left-hand front room (much admired by Sir John Betjeman when he visited according to present owners Mr and Mrs Holman) and a marble chimney-piece in the front right-hand room. In the left-hand pavilion are some original C18 features including the original stair. Good quality circa early C18 oak-panelling in the left-hand room of the pavilion was fitted to Chyverton in the C18 and came from Harlyn House, St Merryn parish (qv). Other pavilion not inspected. The house has good quality neo-classical wall and ceiling plasterwork in all of the rooms inspected. Source: Historical information provided by Mr and Mrs Nigel Holman.

Listing NGR: SW7968551132


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

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