Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1141602

Date first listed: 30-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1990

Statutory Address: Offices, Perran Wharf


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Statutory Address: Offices, Perran Wharf

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Mylor

National Grid Reference: SW 77594 38449


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SW 73 NE 3/252


(formerly part of group listed as Perran Foundry)


GV II* Offices, now used as store. Circa early-mid C19. Painted shale rubble with dressed granite quoins, sills and lintels. C20 low pitched roof (hidden).

Rectangular-on-plan. Originally divided into small rooms for offices with full width narrow reception room at front (north) and three equal rooms to rear with passage between rear left and middle rooms. Two storeys originally. Symmetrical north and west fronts. North front has wide central doorway (widened circa mid-late C19) with elliptical arched cast iron beam inserted. Beam has inscription in relief of PERRAN FOUNDRY with the Cornish shield as keystone, between, with date 1791 over. Flanking ground and first floor windows are blocked. West, three-window front has C20 windows to ground floor opening and blocked window over.

Part of the Perran Iron Foundry, founded in 1791, and in its heyday the most important foundry in Cornwall, manufacturing some of the largest beam engines ever constructed.

Plan of Perran Foundry circa 1860 (CRO).

This building near the middle of the complex was presumably the administrative hub of the system and although re-roofed in the C20 retains many original openings, and the splendid iron beam which still advertises the quality and scale of work formerly carried out here.

Listing NGR: SW7759438449


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Legacy System number: 63530

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