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Godolphin Count House

A Grade II Listed Building in Breage, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.142 / 50°8'31"N

Longitude: -5.3574 / 5°21'26"W

OS Eastings: 160210

OS Northings: 32274

OS Grid: SW602322

Mapcode National: GBR FX49.QTK

Mapcode Global: VH12W.3P4J

Entry Name: Godolphin Count House

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Last Amended: 26 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65763

Location: Breage, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN

4/65 Godolphin Count House

GV II

Account house (count house) for Godolphin mines. Circa first half C19 with
late C19 and some C20 alterations. Killas rubble with dressed granite jambstones
and lintels. Scantle slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends.

Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal reception rooms flanking a cross passage
loading to a central stair between kitchen rear left and possibly pantry rear
right. Full size basement under (intended for stabling pit ponies) and the
first floor was probably originally 1 large room at the front, used an an office
or board room. The later additions at either gable end are not of special interest.
In front of the house is a C20 terrace with battered rubble retaining wall
approached by a flight of granite steps aligned with the front door.

2 storeys over basement. Symmetrical 3 window roughly south front with central
doorway and original 8-panel door with flush-beaded bottom panels. The front
of the house was altered in the later C19 by heightening the sill level, introducing
granite lintels and narrowing all but the central window (narrower originally).
The windows are circa 1860s 12-pane sashes, horned upper sashes and hornless
lower sashes. Circa 1930 copy Doric porch (by S.E. Schofield). The rear is
virtually unaltered since built, symmetrical with taller round headed fanlight
sash, 5 panes wide, and flanking ground and first floor 16-pane hornless sashes
with smaller basement openings below.

Interior has C19 carpentry and joinery including the original dog-leg stair
with stick balusters. There is a semi-circular niche in each bedroom and the
large kitchen fireplace has a flat arch granite lintel over 3 centres.

A virtually complete C19 count house, associated with the Godolphin estate
and related mines.

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SW 63 SW BREAGE GODOLPHIN

4/65 Godolphin Count House and adjoining
outbuildings

GV II

Account house (count house) for Godolphin mines. Circa first half C19 with late C19
and some C20 alterations. Killas rubble with dressed granite jambstones and lintels.
Scantle slate roof with brick chimneys over gable ends.
Plan: Double depth plan with 2 equal reception rooms flanking a cross passage leading
to a central stair between kitchen rear left and possibly pantry rear right. Full
size basement under (intended for stabling pit ponies) and the first floor was
probably originally 1 large room at the front, used as an office or board room. A
trap house adjoins the right hand gable end towards the rear with its ground floor at
basement level and C20 storage floor over. Full-depth single-storey lean-to
washhouse (mostly C20) adjoins at ground floor level at the left hand gable end. In
front of the house is a C20 terrace with battered rubble retaining wall approached by
a flight of granite steps aligned with the front door.
2 storeys over basement. Symmetrical 3 window roughly south front with central
doorway and original 8-panel door with flush-beaded bottom panels. The front of the
house was altered in the later C19 by heightening the sill level, introducing granite
lintels and narrowing all but the central window (narrower originally). The windows
are circa 1860s 12-pane sashes, horned upper sashes and hornless lower sashes. Circa
1930 copy Doric porch (by S.E. Schofield). The rear is virtually unaltered since
bullt, symmetrical with taller round headed fanlight sash, 5 panes wide, and flanking
ground and first floor 16-pane hornless sashes with smaller basement openings below.
Interior has C19 carpentry and joinery including the original dog-leg stair with
stick balusters. There is a semi-circular niche in each bedroom and the large
kitchen fireplace has a flat arch granite lintel over 3 centres.
A virtually complete C19 count house, associated with the Godolphin estate and
related mines.


Listing NGR: SW6021032274

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