- Heritage Category:
- Listed Building
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
- Statutory Address:
- PARC VENTON
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- Statutory Address:
- PARC VENTON
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SW 67595 18568
SW 61 NE
5/85 Parc Venton
House, circa 1820s. Built for Commander Drew RN, Customs and Excise Officer.
Stuccoed stone with some cob on interior. Slurried slate roof and rendered chimney.
Square in plan with central open staircase. 2½-storeys. Symmetrical. Three 2-
storey recessed bays in main elevation (north-east), terminating in 4-centred arches
above first floor windows. Original fenestration in part. Ground floor: 2
rectangular later casement windows with glazing bars and with original margin
glazing bars in rectangular fanlight above and fielded panels below. Central
fielded panelled double door in central recessed bay. Directly above ground floor
openings three 4-centred headed fanlights with intersecting glazing bars, over later
casement windows with glazing bars and fielded and panelled shutters below. On
south-east elevation, the recessed bays continue rhythm. The ground floor third bay
and first floor first and third bays are blind. Fenestration of second bay same as
main elevation. Insertion of C20 window with glazing bars in ground floor first
bay. Blind recessed bays continue on north west elevation, partly blocked by later
C20 garage. Hipped slate roof with deep eaves and pantiled roof in centre on
rendered plinth above. The plinth rendering supercedes an earlier arrangement of
unknown design, possibly balustrading or clerestory. Central chimney stack at apex.
Rooms of interior arranged around elegant, elongated kidney-shaped spiral staircase.
The stairwell and rooms have good interiors. Rooms open onto landings and the
staircase. Internal walls: semicircular, curving inwards at cornices. Repeated
curves on walls flanking windows. Moulded cornices. 3 panelled doors and
fenestration with lambs tongue on interior largely unchanged. Fireplaces replaced.
Decorative plasterwork on first floor with gothick detailing including pointed
relieving arches over windows together with vaulting ribs terminating in oak leaves
and elegant elongated pilasters and columns. Tripartite arched and moulded screen
in first floor room.
Listing NGR: SW6759518568
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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
End of official listing
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