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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: 1143485



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Forrabury and Minster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jul-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68753

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FORRABURY AND PARADISE ROAD, Boscastle SX 0990 MINSTER 7/86 Paradise GV II House. 1820. Built for Richard Benoke. Slate stone rubble, render probably replacing stucco on front elevation and slate hung on rear elevation. Slate roof with hipped ends and overhanging eaves. Five diagonally set brick axial chimney stacks. Double depth plan: central through passage with 2 main reception rooms on front and 2 smaller service rooms to rear; front and rear rooms heated by back-to-back fireplaces. Stair on left hand side of passage. Cellar and single-storey outbuildings on rear contained further service rooms including dairy and wash-house. C20 extension on rear. Two storeys and basement. Symmetrical three window front; original early C19 12- pane hornless sashes with crown glass. Ground floor raised above basement with stone steps leading up to central entrance; C19 open porch with unfluted columns and moulded cornice and C19 part glazed 6-panel door. Flanked by canted bay windows with hornless sashes. First floor with 3 12-pane hornless sashes. Interior largely intact. Entrance hall has moulded plaster cornice with floral trail and hall arch. Left hand room with chimney-piece removed and right hand room with C19 marble chimney piece and early C19 reeded plaster cornice. Lower flight of early C19 open-string stair remodelled in mid C20 when rail renewed. Doors, doorcases and slate flag floors largely complete. Paradise was erected for Richard Benoke in circa 1820. It was possibly built as the manor house, subsequent to the demolition of the earlier house which probably stood on the west side of Fore Street, to the north of the Napoleon Inn. Benoke was shortly forced to sell and Paradise was purchased by Mr William Cole. Paradise is a well preserved early C19 house. For houses with similar plans and internal details see Orchard House and Targon, Gunpool Lane, Boscastle and Trafalgar in Lesnewth parish. Maclean, Sir J. Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall. 1879. Information from owner.

Listing NGR: SX0992890471

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Maclean, J, Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall, (1879)

National Grid Reference: SX 09831 90423


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