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Place House, Fowey

Description: Place House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 March 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 70709

OS Grid Reference: SX1251751756
OS Grid Coordinates: 212517, 51756
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3358, -4.6359

Location: Browns Hill, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1BS

Locality: Fowey
County: Cornwall
Country: England
Postcode: PL23 1BS

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Listing Text

Place House
SX 05 SW 2/63 13.3.51


A large stone-built house. Mainly early C16 but of mid to late C15 origin.
The seat of the Treffry family, playing a large part in the life of Fowey,
and was defended against the French in 1475 by Dame Elizabeth Treffry,
and soon afterwards strengthened and largely rebuilt in early C16. The
east front dates from 1791 and mainly from 1817-45. The south front is
of 2 storeys with 10 windows overall, broken by 2 extremely fine early
C16 ornamented bay windows and by external turrets and a large square
tower on west end with corbelled and battlemented parapet. This replaces
a tower described by Leland which fell in C18. The windows are stone
mullioned with traceried lights and label moulds. The eaves parapet bay
windows and turrets are battlemented. Interior Gothic revival.

Listing NGR: SX1252851745

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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