NEW COUNTY HALL INCLUDING TERRACE POOL SURROUNDS AND BRIDGE TO COURTYARD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1323700
Date first listed:
24-Apr-1998
Statutory Address:
NEW COUNTY HALL INCLUDING TERRACE POOL SURROUNDS AND BRIDGE TO COURTYARD, TREYEW ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NEW COUNTY HALL INCLUDING TERRACE POOL SURROUNDS AND BRIDGE TO COURTYARD, TREYEW ROAD

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Truro
National Grid Reference:
SW 81323 44474

Details

SW 84 SW TRURO TREYEW ROAD

880-0/2/10008 New County Hall including terrace pool surrounds and bridge to courtyard

II

County Hall. Council chamber, associated suite, and local government offices. 1963-66. F.K.Hicklin (succeeded by A J Groves) County Architect. In-situ reinforced concrete frame structure, board-marked exposed concrete, storey height pre-cast concrete cladding panels with exposed aggregate, aluminium window frames, slate infill panels. Limestone facing to council chamber, Delabole slate paving. Three storeys, on steeply sloping site, allowing additional and largely open lower level to south, east and west. Pilotis allow building to 'float' over sloping site and maintain views out to south. Compact single clock of courtyard plan; flat roof Council chamber at first floor level is cantilevered to project eastwards. High quality finishes throughout. Good example of concrete work, giving grey strong texture to emulate local Cornish tradition. Landscaped design by G.A.Jellicoe; internal courtyard has sculpture "Rock form, Porthcurno" Barbara Hepworth. Some minor remodelling internally. A rigorous and consistent design of high quality which relates well to its internal courtyard and to the scale and character of the wider Cornish landscape beyond. A fine example of a county hall in a modern idiom. SOURCES: Building (1966) 30,62-66; Architectural Review (1962) 24; Architects Journal: (1961) 252; Architects Journal (1966) 1270: Architects Journal (1966) 161-78; Architectural Design (1961-1966): 431 AND 324; Architect and Building News (1966) 55; Buildings of England: Cornwall; Pevsner, N; (1970), p235.



Listing NGR: SW8132344474

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
469225
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970), 235
'Architect and Building News' in 22 June, (1966), 55

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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