LISMORE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208176
Date first listed:
22-May-1972
Statutory Address:
LISMORE, 2, CROSS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
LISMORE, 2, CROSS STREET

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Helston
National Grid Reference:
SW 65808 27594

Details

HELSTON

SW6427 CROSS STREET 631-1/4/98 (South side) 22/05/72 No.2 Lismore

GV II

Large detached house in town. c1810. Extended 1840s probably by George Wightwick. Stucco on rubble with granite plinth and mid-floor string course; dry slate hipped roofs with projecting moulded eaves with dentils. Double-depth plan plus service wing set back on the left. 2 storeys; N street front with symmetrical 3-window front on its right. Original 16-pane hornless sashes; central round-arched doorway; 6-panel door and petalled fanlight. Principal 3-window east entrance front has doorway resited from No.21 Meneage Street (qv) with fluted Doric columns and frieze with triglyph door with margin panes; C20 window right of doorway otherwise original 12-pane hornless sashes; 3-window garden front with original 1st-floor sashes and later C19 canted bay on left. Large late C19 conservatory to ground floor. INTERIOR: fine quality early and mid C19 plasterwork and carpentry details including moulded and carved bands with trailing detail and egg and dart cornices in the 3 reception rooms, the 2 right-hand rooms linked by opening with 2 pairs of Corinthian columns; good chimneypiece to left-hand room; 1840s surround and hob gate (similar to one at Penhellis (qv)) to right-hand room by Wightwick; large oval stair hall with open-well staircase with handrail scrolled over newel; enriched oval guilloche ceiling band over stairs; moulded ceiling bands to entrance hall and vestibule (the original entrance hall), also a diagonally-set stone floor and panelled doors and window shutters. Service wing has many old or original fittings including a good quality dresser with fluted pilasters and moulded cornice. The back stair has a turned newel and stick balusters. The setting of this house is an important part of its overall rare well-preserved quality; it overlooks a large well-landscaped garden right in the middle of Helston and forms part of a group of outstanding buildings in Cross Street, Church Street, Lady Street and Coinagehall Street.

Listing NGR: SW6580827594

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
385445
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 01 Nov 2005
Reference: IOE01/14788/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ivor Corkell. Source Historic England Archive
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