LUXTOWE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206630
Date first listed:
22-Jul-1981
Statutory Address:
LUXTOWE HOUSE, GREENBANK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
LUXTOWE HOUSE, GREENBANK ROAD

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Liskeard
National Grid Reference:
SX2534964865

Details

LISKEARD

SX2564 GREENBANK ROAD 979-1/5/113 (South East side) 22/07/81 Luxtowe House

II

Large suburban house now offices. 1831 datestone. By George Wightwick. For William Glencross. Coursed rubble with granite dressings; some slatehanging; dry slate roofs, some with coped gables otherwise hipped; embattled parapet over entrance; tall chimneyshafts hexagonal and diamond, singles, pairs or in threes. 2 attached irregular-plan blocks with courtyard between. Tudor Gothic style. 2 storeys. Principal entrance range has plinth, hoodmoulds and gable finials. NE entrance front is 1:3:1 bays with canted right of centre bays with central 4-centred arched doorway with corbelled 4-light oriel over and tall finials over the angles; single 4-centred arched lights to canted bays; gable end on left has 2-light transomed mullioned window; 3-light mullion above, both with 4-centred arched lights and dated coat-of-arms to gable; embattled right-hand bay blind except for small ground-floor window. SE garden front is 1:1:1:2 bays with projecting cross wing on left with slatehanging to 1st floor, gables above windows rise from embattled parapet; 2-light casements within moulded stone surrounds; slate-roofed wooden verandah to ground floor. NW courtyard elevation retains some windows, including large stair window, with cast-iron lozenge glazing. INTERIOR has many original Tudor-Gothic style doors and mouldings; traceried fanlight over tripartite lobby door; open-well staircase and some moulded and carved plasterwork. (Colvin H: A Bibliographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840: London: 1978-: 889-90).

Listing NGR: SX2534964865

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
382201
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 889-890

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: 26 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06581/08
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