COUNTY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY (ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201526
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1971
Statutory Address:
COUNTY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY (ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL), RIVER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
COUNTY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY (ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL), RIVER STREET

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Truro
National Grid Reference:
SW8237744884

Details

TRURO

SW8244NW RIVER STREET 880-1/6/263 (North side) 08/01/71 County Museum and Library (Royal Institution of Cornwall)

GV II

Savings bank, now museum. 1845. By Philip Sambell for the Trustees of the Truro Savings Bank. Granite ashlar front, asbestos slate roof with central pediment and parapet. Large rectangular plan, plus wings at sides and rear, with central entrance hall leading to a very large stair hall with an imperial stair to balcony on all sides. Classical style. 2 storeys; symmetrical 5-window front. Plinth; articulated by giant Ionic pilasters dividing bays with 3 central bays broken slightly forward and surmounted by triangular pediment; central distyle Doric porch with Doric entablature and central elliptical-arched doorway with fanlight, C20 door; other openings with shallow elliptical arches over C20 horned sashes: those to first floor with glazing bars. INTERIOR: complete and has many interesting features including large central hall lit by glazed roof, with key-pattern ventilator, over segmental ribs with ceiling cornices with modillions; imperial stair to gallery on large moulded brackets, moulded architraves and rear lunette over pairs of Ionic columns, also panelled ceilings with moulded ribs to side galleries. A competent classical composition by this notable Truro architect. (The Truro Buildings Research Group: River Street and its Neighbourhood: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8237744884

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
377574
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
River Street and its Neighbourhood, (1980)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 22 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/03494/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Margaret Hocking. Source Historic England Archive
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