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KING'S ACRE WITH WALL, GROTTO AND STEPS ATTACHED TO SOUTH AND WALL ATTACHED TO NORTH

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: KING'S ACRE WITH WALL, GROTTO AND STEPS ATTACHED TO SOUTH AND WALL ATTACHED TO NORTH

List entry Number: 1144192

Location

KING'S ACRE WITH WALL, GROTTO AND STEPS ATTACHED TO SOUTH AND WALL ATTACHED TO NORTH

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Luxulyan

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Aug-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 70946

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History

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Details

LUXULYAN LUXULYAN SX 05 NE 7/192 King's Acre with wall, grotto and - steps attached to south and wall attached to north (formerly known as the Vicarage) GV II

Vicarage, now house, with attached wall, grotto and steps. Probably mid-late C18, with service wing addition of late C19; some later alterations. Front in granite ashlar, granite rubble; slate roof with gable ends and ridge coping tiles, brick gable end stacks and axial stack at original gable end. Plan: side entrance to left, leading to entrance hall to the rear of the house. In the C18 house, there are 2 rooms to front facing the garden, with stair well to rear right; in the late C19, a service block was added to the right, of one-room plan, with a cellar kitchen and a service stair to rear. To the rear of the entrance hall is a one-room plan wing to the centre, probably of late C19. 2 storeys on basement, original house of 3 bays; at ground floor, early C19 15-pane sashes, central window blind, 12-pane sashes at first floor with voussoirs. Basement has two 9-pane sashes and central double half-glazed doors. Attached to right, the addition of the late C19, of the same height, with paired 12-pane sash at basement level; the ground floor is lower in the addition. At first floor, a box bay window with 25-pane sash to front and 10-pane sashes as sidelights, with wrought iron balcony above. At first floor, a 12-pane sash, 16-pane sash and blind window. Attached to right, a screen wall, ramped down in 4 stages with terminal cap. Attached to left, wall swept round to front with flight of 7 granite steps to left leading to rear and flight of 12 granite steps to left end; in the angle between the steps, a small grotto, with a round niche with circular granite basin; rounded back with some ormer shells remaining set in plaster. This is of similar design to the grottoes at Mahebourg and Water Meadow (q.v.). The left side of the house has entrance with round arch and half-glazed door, panelled cheeks and fanlight with Gothic glazing bars, 8-pane sash to left. The right side of the service wing has 2- storey lean-to addition for dairy/scullery, heated by brick stack to rear; door with overlight and 12-pane sash at ground floor, two 12-pane sashes at first floor. At the rear, to right, the entrance hall block has hipped roof and 12-pane sash at ground and first floor. The central 2-storey rear wing has split gable end, stepped back to left, with tall window at ground floor with C20 glazing and 8-pane light at first floor; heated by brick end stack. At the left side of the wing a 12-pane sash at ground and first floor. The rear of the service block has 12-pane sash and double half-glazed doors at basement level; at first floor a 12-pane sash, 18-pane sash at 2nd floor. Interior The two main front rooms each have 6-panelled doors, with panelled shutters to windows and double panelled doors between the rooms. The stair well to rear right has an open-well stair with moulded handrail and stick balusters, oval niche at the first floor landing to left and right and lantern above.



Listing NGR: SX0513958218

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National Grid Reference: SX 05139 58218

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