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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: 1144759



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Michael Caerhays

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 71630

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ST MICHAEL CAERHAYS SW 94 SE 3/132 Service buildings attached to south - west of Caerhays Castle


Service buildings, including stables and coach houses, dairies and offices and servants' hall; attached to south west of Caerhays Castle. 1808, by John Nash, for J.B. Trevanion. Stone rubble with stone dressings. Slate roofs with lead rolls to ridges. Plan: The serivce buildings are attached to the main house, and are arranged around two courtyards. The inner courtyard is smaller, with the servants' hall to north. There is a range of dairies and offices running from north west to south east, with a gateway through the centre set in a 2-storey block with bellcote. Around the larger outer courtyard there are stables and coach houses in the north and south ranges. To south west, the large courtyard is enclosed by a wall with gateway, and there is a further range to south west, containing offices and accommodation. Exterior: The entrance gateway to the large courtyard has a round arch with embattled parapet; to right is the courtyard wall and to left is the 2-storey block with hipped slate roof with lead rolls to hips and ridge. The outer side of this block has 2- light casements with segmental arches at first floor and a single light casement at ground and first floor to left. There is a circular plan tower attached to left with finial at the apex of the conical roof and a lancet at mid level. This is attached to the gateway to left in the garden wall (q.v.). By the main gateway on the inner side of the courtyard there is a small dog-kennel attached to the wall. Inside the large courtyard there is a single storey range of stables along the north side with double and single plank doors with segmental arches; slate roofs with ridge tiles and gable ends. There is a glass roof on cast iron posts covering the entrances to the stables. The southern range of coach houses has a hipped slate roof with lead rolls; there are two wide plank double doors and a single half-glazed door to end right. The central range dividing the two courtyards is 2-storey, with a taller gabled 2- storey centrepiece; at first floor this has a clock and two 3-centred arched lattice- glazed lancets; on the roof a lead ogee bellcote on wooden posts with bell. To right and left at first floor there are three 2-light casements with triangular heads; embattled parapet. There is a central rounded-arched gateway with stone dressed arch. Attached to left is a small single storey block with hipped slate roof and two similar 2-light casements to front and plank stable-type door with triangular overlight at the right side. To end left there is a large gateway with segmental arch, and to end right there are two lancets and a plank door with segmental arch at ground floor. This range forms a nearly symmetrical front. In the small inner courtyard, the rear of the central range has central segmental stone rubble arch with clock over; blind gable above. To right there is a plank door, with 2-light casement at first floor floor. To left, there are two doors, one with sidelights, a 2-light 6-pane casement and a window with shutters; at first floor a 2-light 6-pane casement; all with segmental arches. To south there is a short single storey range attaching the service buildings to the main house; this has a plank door and a 4-light casement. To north there is the servants' hall; on the inner side of the courtyard this has three 2-light casements at ground floor and two 2-light casements at first floor, with a C20 porch set in the angle to the main house. On the outer side the servants' hall forms an ornamental feature of the entrance front; it has buttresses and embattled parapet and a large 3-light mullion and transom window with 4-centred arch and hood mould, with lattice glazing and tracery. To right is the outer side of the stable range, with 4-panelled door with overlight. Interiors: Not accessible. Sources: Pevsner, N.: Buidings of England: Cornwall 1970. Summerson, J.: The Life and Work of John Nash, Architect. 1980.

Listing NGR: SW9707441590

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)
Summerson, J, The Life and Work of John Nash, (1980)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

National Grid Reference: SW 97074 41590


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