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

Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SW 78571 34361



SW7834SE HIGHER MARKET STREET 580-1/6/77 Nos.3 AND 5 22/09/71 (Formerly Listed as: HIGHER MARKET STREET Nos.1 AND 3)


Town house with later shops. C17, refronted late C18 and remodelled mid C19. Some painted granite ashlar on left, otherwise stucco on studwork to front; some slatehanging within rear courtyard; steep roof: asbestos slate on left (No.3), scantle slate on right; virtually a whole ridge of C17 crested clay ridge tiles; modillion eaves cornice; cast-iron ogee gutter to No.3. Single-depth plan plus short wing at rear left, deep C17 wing at angle to rear right and returned parallel at rear. 2 storeys; 3-bay, 3-window range front. Central round-arched sash flanked by canted Venetian sashes, all with moulded architraves and mid C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars removed. Ground floor has old slate-roofed hood over central ope (through-passage) flanked by 2 late C19 shop fronts with their doors near the ope; panelled and top-glazed doors with overlights: louvred overlight to No.3, 2-pane overlight to No.5; projecting shop windows with sidelights: No.5 with moulded cornice and quadrant heads to surviving mullions. Courtyard elevation of rear wing of No.5 has C17 ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned window (with cyma internal mouldings); later central horizontal-sliding light, each light with single pane; pair of 2-light late C18 horizontal-sliding sashes with fairly thick glazing bars and similar 2-light casement on the right. INTERIOR: No.5 has C17 features which include chamfered lintel over mullioned window, chamfered fireplace to chamber above (with left-hand jamb reset further to left); roof structure with lap-dovetail collars and large double fireplace in rear room with chamfered lintels, a complete stone oven with ashlar sides on right and oven doorway between fireplaces to former large inserted oven in left-hand part. Rough-hewn beams in same room possibly C17 or early C18; some C18 two-pane doors; other old floor structure and some muntin-and-plank partition left of early/mid C19 stair which has extra flight up to attics. Front chamber has mid C19 plaster ceiling cornices and other features.

Listing NGR: SW7857134361


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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.

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Date: 17 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04442/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Werner Schomburg. Source Historic England Archive
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