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GONVENA 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: GONVENA HOUSE

List entry Number: 1142999

Location

GONVENA HOUSE

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wadebridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 67838

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

WADEBRIDGE SW 9872-9972 9/210 Gonvena House 6/6/69

GV II

House, now divided into flats. Circa 1790. Built for Edward Fox, a local merchant. Stone rubble with Flemish bond red brick front (south-west) and right hand side (south-east) elevation. Cement washed slate roof with hipped ends. Brick end stacks. Plan: Central entrance to piano nobile. Double depth plan; Entrance hall with stair originally to rear and two main reception rooms on front right and left, heated by end stacks. Two shallower rooms to rear. Service wing of 2 room plan to rear right, further extended in-circa mid C19 with additional rear wing of 2 room plan beyond forming an overall 'L' shaped plan. Exterior: 3-storey and basement with front elevation facing south west, overlooking the garden, originally laid out by Fox and commanding a view over Wadebridge. Symmetrical five window front elevation in brick with dressed stone flat bands to the string courses and chamfered quoins; rubbed brick flat arches with dressed stone key blocks and modillion cornice. Flight of steps with cast iron balustrade upto central entrance in piano nobile; 6 panel door with fanlight and broken pediment on consol brackets. Original late C18 sashes with crown glass; 6-pane sashes in basement, 12- pane sashes to ground and first floor and 3 over 6-pane sashes to second floor. Right hand side elevation in brick with 2-windows front, a blind bay on the left and tripartite sashes to the right. Lower 2 storey wing to rear. Interior: Not accessible although the owner states that the stair has been removed and partitions altered. The house is particularly conspicuous with the two brick elevations visible from the town centre of Wadebridge. Maclean, Sir J Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor. 1876 Polsue, J Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, 1872 reprinted 1974

Listing NGR: SW9917472779

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Maclean, J, Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall, (1879)
Polsue, J, Lakes Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, (1872)

National Grid Reference: SW9917472779

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