FORMER ASSEMBLY ROOMS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1205369
Date first listed:
29-Dec-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Jul-1993
Statutory Address:
FORMER ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 13, HIGH CROSS

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 13, HIGH CROSS

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Truro
National Grid Reference:
SW 82580 44942

Details

TRURO

SW8244NE HIGH CROSS 880-1/7/75 (North side) 29/12/50 No.13 Former Assembly Rooms (Formerly Listed as: HIGH CROSS Cathedral Chambers)

GV II

Formerly known as: Cathedral Garage HIGH CROSS. Assembly rooms and theatre. Built 1772 or 1780s. Freestone ashlar. Natural slate roof and C20 dormers behind pediment. Plan changed during 1970s remodelling of core. Neo-classical style. 2 storeys plus C20 attic; symmetrical 3-window front. Central round-arched doorway with ordered tympanum flanked by 2 smaller round-arched doorways with entablature, both broken forward; fanlights, C20 glazed doors. Above is mid-floor string as sill to 3 tall hornless sashes with slender glazing bars, under flat arches. Central plaque has a pair of Griffins with urn flanked by medallions of Garrick and Shakespeare. Triangular pediment above with a plaque of Minerva. INTERIOR: replaced during C20 reconstruction. Pevsner cites the date of building as 1772 but recent research has placed the building in the 1780s. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Cornwall: London: 1951-1970: 232).

Listing NGR: SW8259744954

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
377392
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, (1951), 232
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970), 232

Legal

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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Date: 01 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/08112/26
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