Description: Service Buildings Attached to South West of Caerhays Castle
Date Listed: 15 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 71630
OS Grid Reference: SW9707441590
OS Grid Coordinates: 197074, 41590
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2394, -4.8471
ST MICHAEL CAERHAYS
SW 94 SE
3/132 Service buildings attached to south
- west of Caerhays Castle
Service buildings, including stables and coach houses, dairies and offices and
servants' hall; attached to south west of Caerhays Castle. 1808, by John Nash, for
J.B. Trevanion. Stone rubble with stone dressings. Slate roofs with lead rolls to
Plan: The serivce buildings are attached to the main house, and are arranged around
two courtyards. The inner courtyard is smaller, with the servants' hall to north.
There is a range of dairies and offices running from north west to south east, with a
gateway through the centre set in a 2-storey block with bellcote. Around the larger
outer courtyard there are stables and coach houses in the north and south ranges. To
south west, the large courtyard is enclosed by a wall with gateway, and there is a
further range to south west, containing offices and accommodation.
Exterior: The entrance gateway to the large courtyard has a round arch with embattled
parapet; to right is the courtyard wall and to left is the 2-storey block with hipped
slate roof with lead rolls to hips and ridge. The outer side of this block has 2-
light casements with segmental arches at first floor and a single light casement at
ground and first floor to left. There is a circular plan tower attached to left with
finial at the apex of the conical roof and a lancet at mid level. This is attached
to the gateway to left in the garden wall (q.v.). By the main gateway on the inner
side of the courtyard there is a small dog-kennel attached to the wall.
Inside the large courtyard there is a single storey range of stables along the north
side with double and single plank doors with segmental arches; slate roofs with ridge
tiles and gable ends. There is a glass roof on cast iron posts covering the
entrances to the stables. The southern range of coach houses has a hipped slate roof
with lead rolls; there are two wide plank double doors and a single half-glazed door
to end right.
The central range dividing the two courtyards is 2-storey, with a taller gabled 2-
storey centrepiece; at first floor this has a clock and two 3-centred arched lattice-
glazed lancets; on the roof a lead ogee bellcote on wooden posts with bell. To right
and left at first floor there are three 2-light casements with triangular heads;
embattled parapet. There is a central rounded-arched gateway with stone dressed
arch. Attached to left is a small single storey block with hipped slate roof and two
similar 2-light casements to front and plank stable-type door with triangular
overlight at the right side. To end left there is a large gateway with segmental
arch, and to end right there are two lancets and a plank door with segmental arch at
ground floor. This range forms a nearly symmetrical front.
In the small inner courtyard, the rear of the central range has central segmental
stone rubble arch with clock over; blind gable above. To right there is a plank
door, with 2-light casement at first floor floor. To left, there are two doors, one
with sidelights, a 2-light 6-pane casement and a window with shutters; at first floor
a 2-light 6-pane casement; all with segmental arches. To south there is a short
single storey range attaching the service buildings to the main house; this has a
plank door and a 4-light casement. To north there is the servants' hall; on the
inner side of the courtyard this has three 2-light casements at ground floor and two
2-light casements at first floor, with a C20 porch set in the angle to the main
house. On the outer side the servants' hall forms an ornamental feature of the
entrance front; it has buttresses and embattled parapet and a large 3-light mullion
and transom window with 4-centred arch and hood mould, with lattice glazing and
tracery. To right is the outer side of the stable range, with 4-panelled door with
Interiors: Not accessible.
Sources: Pevsner, N.: Buidings of England: Cornwall 1970. Summerson, J.: The Life
and Work of John Nash, Architect. 1980.
Listing NGR: SW9707441590
Source: English Heritage
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