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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: 1205369



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Truro

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jul-1993

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 377392

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


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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SW 82580 44942


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