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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 82829 44775



SW8244NE QUAY STREET 880-1/7/245 (North side) 29/12/50 No.9 Old Mansion House (Formerly Listed as: QUAY STREET (North side) Old Mansion House)


Large town house. c1706-8. For Samuel Enys, extensively renovated 1989-90. Painted brick, now rendered, front, rubble and dressed stone, now rendered, at rear; steep hipped slate roof with very deep eaves; fat axial brick stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys plus attics; symmetrical 7-window front of 2:3:2-fenestration with slightly projecting pedimented range to centre. Plinth, plain corner pilasters, platband and moulded eaves cornice with heavy modillions; central 3 bays are broken forward and surmounted by a triangular pediment with oculus; central open-pedimented doorcase with pilasters, panelled reveals, panelled door and blind overlight and tall 12-pane hornless sashes which are copies of the previous early C19 sashes; 2 pedimented dormers have copies of C18 horizontal sliding sashes with heavy glazing bars. Rear is slightly irregular and also has copies of previous sashes. Left-hand wall has original 2-light casement with heavy glazing bars to light attic. INTERIOR: extensively restored during the 1980s repairs: panelling has been taken out (so that walls could be treated), repaired and reinstated; plasterwork has been repaired in situ where possible and removed, repaired and reset where necessary. C18 features include panelled doors, bolection-moulded panelling, chimney pieces and moulded ceiling cornices to entrance hall, right-hand room, landing (no fireplace), first-floor front chambers and rear left-hand chamber; front chambers have deeply-coved ceilings; left-hand chamber has masks and shells to the corners and central angel with spray of flowers; other chamber has cherub in moulded quatrefoil; attic dogleg stair with twist splat balusters; 3 bolection-moulded chimney pieces to the attic and some oak floorboards to entrance hall. Staircase is a late C19 or early C19 insertion with open well, ramped mahogany handrail and stick balusters. Other rooms have early C19 joinery and plasterwork with moulded and carved ceiling cornices including front left-hand room with guilloche frieze and there are several C19 iron grates, some in C18 surrounds, others in C19 surrounds, including first-floor rear right-hand room with early C19 moulded chimney piece with corner blocks. A substantial and early (for Cornwall) example of a symmetrical classical-style town house with a double-depth plan reflecting the progressions of the late C17. (The Truro Buildings Research Group: Prince's Street and The Quay Area: Truro: 1980-).

Listing NGR: SW8274444787


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Princes Street and The Quay Area, (1980)


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: IOE01/03494/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Margaret Hocking. Source Historic England Archive
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