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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: 1141662



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Mylor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63474

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6/195 Trefusis House including Kegynow Corth


Country house. Rebuilt in 1891 to a design by Hicks. Random granite rubble walls with dressed granite plinth, sills, jambstones, archstones, lintels and copings and incorporating a few dressed granite features of the demolished C17 and earlier house. Half-hipped main Delabole slate roof with corbelled stone chimney to left-hand side walls and axial and irregularly disposed brick chimneys. Double depth irregular plan with several reception rooms and single-storey service wing at right-hand (north) end, and single-storey wing, now separate flat, at right angles to rear right. Baronial Gothic style. 2 storeys plus large attic. Irregular 1:2:2 bay east entrance front. Large symmetrical 3 storey entrance projection with crow-stepped gable coping of granite ashlar corbelled out over moulded cornice. Central depressed 2-centred arched doorway with splayed jambs and hoodmould, flanked by 2 small single-light trefoil- headed windows. Trefusis coat of arms over doorway. First floor sill band to pair of 3-light mullions with apexed lintels and similar but wider and more squat 4-light mullion to gable relieving arches over windows. In angle with left-hand bay is corbelled oriel turret, to first and second floors, surmounted by steep conical roof, with weathervane, over complex eaves cornice. Adjoining bay to left with ashlar parapet has small first floor 2-light window with splayed jambs. To right of entrance is 3-light transomed mullion with apexed lintel and to far right a squat wide stepped 3-light mullion. Sill band to first floor and 3-light mullion, left, and 2-light mullion right. Hipped roof dormers of same width over. Slightly irregular 2-window south front with raised central hipped roof with battered sides flanked by slatehanging behind and above parapets. Central feature of chimney on stepped moulded corbels at first floor. Ground floor left-hand window is 4-light transomed mullion with squat ogee arched lights and apex lintel with relieving arch. Canted oriel bay with parapet on right with similar lights. First floor sill band and 2 identical 3-light mullions with apex lintels and relieving arches. 2-light mullions above on either side of chimney breast. All windows with their original casements. Arched doorway to north wall of west wing, now Kegynow Corth, is reused from old house. Interior not inspected, but principal rooms may reflect style of the exterior. It is recorded that in 1382 James Trefusis was responsible "for searching persons departing the realm of Penryn and trafficking in gold and silver and jewels, letter of exchange and Papal bulls". Trefusis was an important house in the C16, and circa late C17/early C18, Francis and son Samuel Trefusis, had quays built enable Flushing to develop as a port. Each of these eminent members of the Trefusis family was elected to become MP of Penryn. Historical information from quotations by the C17-C18 writer Tonkin and others in THE STORY OF FLUSHING CORNWALL by Ursula Redwood (Lady Redwood).

Listing NGR: SW8154434127

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Redwood, U, The Story of Flushing Cornwall

National Grid Reference: SW 81544 34127


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