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GODOLPHIN COUNT HOUSE

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.

Name: GODOLPHIN COUNT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1142224

Location

GODOLPHIN COUNT HOUSE

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Breage

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Aug-1987

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Feb-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 65763

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN

4/65 Godolphin Count House

GV II

Account house (count house) for Godolphin mines. Circa first half C19 with late C19 and some C20 alterations. Killas rubble with dressed granite jambstones and lintels. Scantle slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends.

Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal reception rooms flanking a cross passage loading to a central stair between kitchen rear left and possibly pantry rear right. Full size basement under (intended for stabling pit ponies) and the first floor was probably originally 1 large room at the front, used an an office or board room. The later additions at either gable end are not of special interest. In front of the house is a C20 terrace with battered rubble retaining wall approached by a flight of granite steps aligned with the front door.

2 storeys over basement. Symmetrical 3 window roughly south front with central doorway and original 8-panel door with flush-beaded bottom panels. The front of the house was altered in the later C19 by heightening the sill level, introducing granite lintels and narrowing all but the central window (narrower originally). The windows are circa 1860s 12-pane sashes, horned upper sashes and hornless lower sashes. Circa 1930 copy Doric porch (by S.E. Schofield). The rear is virtually unaltered since built, symmetrical with taller round headed fanlight sash, 5 panes wide, and flanking ground and first floor 16-pane hornless sashes with smaller basement openings below.

Interior has C19 carpentry and joinery including the original dog-leg stair with stick balusters. There is a semi-circular niche in each bedroom and the large kitchen fireplace has a flat arch granite lintel over 3 centres.

A virtually complete C19 count house, associated with the Godolphin estate and related mines.

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SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN

4/65 Godolphin Count House and adjoining outbuildings

GV II

Account house (count house) for Godolphin mines. Circa first half C19 with late C19 and some C20 alterations. Killas rubble with dressed granite jambstones and lintels. Scantle slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends. Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal reception rooms flanking a cross passage leading to a central stair between kitchen rear left and possibly pantry rear right. Full size basement under (intended for stabling pit ponies) and the first floor was probably originally 1 large room at the front, used as an office or board room. A trap house adjoins the right hand gable end towards the rear with its ground floor at basement level and C20 storage floor over. Full-depth single-storey lean-to washhouse (mostly C20) adjoins at ground floor level at the left hand gable end. In front of the house is a C20 terrace with battered rubble retaining wall approached by a flight of granite steps aligned with the front door. 2 storeys over basement. Symmetrical 3 window roughly south front with central doorway and original 8-panel door with flush-beaded bottom panels. The front of the house was altered in the later C19 by heightening the sill level, introducing granite lintels and narrowing all but the central window (narrower originally). The windows are circa 1860s 12-pane sashes, horned upper sashes and hornless lower sashes. Circa 1930 copy Doric porch (by S.E. Schofield). The rear is virtually unaltered since bullt, symmetrical with taller round headed fanlight sash, 5 panes wide, and flanking ground and first floor 16-pane hornless sashes with smaller basement openings below. Interior has C19 carpentry and joinery including the original dog-leg stair with stick balusters. There is a semi-circular niche in each bedroom and the large kitchen fireplace has a flat arch granite lintel over 3 centres. A virtually complete C19 count house, associated with the Godolphin estate and related mines.

Listing NGR: SW6021032274

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National Grid Reference: SW 60210 32274

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