THE EAGLE HOUSE HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1297884
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1950
Statutory Address:
THE EAGLE HOUSE HOTEL, 3, CASTLE STREET

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE EAGLE HOUSE HOTEL
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1297884 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 16-Oct-2019 at 13:03:27.

Location

Statutory Address:
THE EAGLE HOUSE HOTEL, 3, CASTLE STREET

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Launceston
National Grid Reference:
SX 33040 84709

Details

LAUNCESTON

SX3284 CASTLE STREET 660-1/4/17 (West side) 27/02/50 No.3 The Eagle House Hotel

GV II*

Large detached town house. 1764 for Coryndon Carpenter. Red brick laid to Flemish bond with stuccoed channelled rustications to basement, quoins and projecting keys to nearly flat arches and stuccoed porch; dry Delabole slate hipped roof with modillioned pediment and eaves cornices; large brick axial stack, another stack on right; gabled roof dormers to side elevations. Double-depth square plan. 2 storeys plus attics over basement; symmetrical 1:3:1-bay front with central open-pedimented bays broken forward. Keyed oculus to tympanum; pedimented surmounted by central Grecian-style figure flanked by arms. Original hornless sashes with thick glazing bars. Central late C19 porch, with Venetian style window with Ionic columns and entablature with modillions and moulded cornice over original basement window; side doors approached by pair of dog-leg staircases with oval-pierced balustrades with moulded strings and handrails and square newels. Rear, later stuccoed, has 2 canted bays and later sashes. Left-hand return has early C19 canted bay with its original sashes. INTERIOR: original features including modillion ceiling cornices to small panelled rooms right of entrance hall; moulded cornice to some chambers; fielded dado panelling to left-hand room and panelled doors. The most impressive and possibly slightly later features, are in the stair hall with open-well open-string staircase (with later fretted wood simulating iron balustrade) and rococo plaster-work and rear left-hand room with similar plasterwork and doorways with eared architraves with bead and reel and other enrichments. Rear right-hand room has early C19 heavily-moulded coffered ceiling. The exceptionally fine quality C18 plasterwork is reputed to be by the same craftsmen as that at Castle Hill House (qv) and Lawrence House (qv).

Listing NGR: SX3302784716

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
369949
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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 22 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14725/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian J Williams. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].