PENHALIGON HOUSE, PRINCES STREET FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1205930

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jul-1993

Statutory Address: PENHALIGON HOUSE, PRINCES STREET FRONT, PRINCES STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: PENHALIGON HOUSE, PRINCES STREET FRONT, PRINCES 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: SW 82791 44775

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TRURO

SW8244NE PRINCE'S STREET 880-1/7/219 (South side) 29/12/50 Penhaligon House, Prince's Street front (Formerly Listed as: PRINCE'S STREET (South side) Blackford's)

GV II*

Large town house, now bank. Early C18, for a member of the Gregor family, partly destroyed by fire in 1923, extensively repaired late 1980s. Local rubble walls, hipped dry Delabole slate roof with projecting eaves and pierced clay ridge tiles. Rectangular plan with 2 large rooms at the front flanking a central entrance hall. 3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. Plinth, central stuccoed Tuscan doorway with engaged columns and moulded entablature, wide 6-panel door with fielded panels. Wide C20 tripartite horned sashes with glazing bars in openings altered in the C18; rendered above second-floor windows. INTERIOR: restored mid C18 plaster ceilings to entrance hall and right-hand room: both ceilings have carved and moulded modillioned cornices one with arabesques to corners and centre. History: It is reputed that Tennyson (who befriended the occupier and Cornish poet, Henry Sewell Stokes) stayed here and during this time wrote "In Memoriam". (The Truro Buildings Research Group: Prince's Street and The Quay Area: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8279144775

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 377532

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Princes Street and The Quay Area, (1980)

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