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

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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

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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

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Legacy System number: 369949

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