PENHELLIS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208296
Date first listed:
17-Jul-1975
Statutory Address:
PENHELLIS, CROSS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PENHELLIS, 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:
SW6565827627

Details

HELSTON

SW6427 CROSS STREET 631-1/4/119 (North side) 17/07/75 Penhellis

GV II

Shown on OS map as Penhellaz. Suburban villa. 1840s. By George Wightwick. For Frederick Hill. Incised stucco with hoods on pilasters with consoles and sill brackets to 1st floor, moulded eared architraves to ground floor; dry Delabole slate hipped roofs with wide eaves on brackets; stepped stucco axial stacks with moulded cornices. L-shaped double-depth plan plus attached coach house and stables parallel to rear at right-angles. 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-bay front. Original sashes with glazing bars; central 3-light window with round-arched lights over original doorway with 6-panel door framed by sidelights and overlights with latticed glazing; slate-roofed porch with moulded entablature on paired Corinthian columns. Left-hand return has early C20 bowed 5-light window with horned sashes with glazing bars; projecting on the left a 2-window range detailed like the front. Rear is 6-window range with original 12-pane hornless sashes except for 5 blind openings on the right. 2-window service wing with original sashes over horned copies. C20 heightened coach house has 3 bays, blind except for 1 original sash. Rear return of coach house/stables altered C20. INTERIOR: complete where inspected. Original features include: segmental vault to entrance hall, the vault adjacent to stair hall with cross ribs; open-well, open-string staircase with turned balusters, shaped brackets and handrail scrolled over newel; acanthus ceiling cornice over stair with petalled central rose. Drawing room (left) with anthemion over egg and dart cornice and marble chimneypiece with florets to frieze; right-hand room (the library) with moulded ceiling cornice (fireplace not inspected) and dining room (behind drawing room) with original marble chimneypiece and ornate cast-iron grate (similar to one at Lismore, qv) and probably later C19 interlaced ceiling band over original egg and dart cornice. Copies of the architect's drawings are exhibited in the entrance vestibule.

Listing NGR: SW6565827627

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
385466
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: 06 Sep 2004
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