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Latitude: 50.1236 / 50°7'24"N
Longitude: -5.4711 / 5°28'15"W
OS Eastings: 151990
OS Northings: 30600
OS Grid: SW519306
Mapcode National: GBR DXWC.0QS
Mapcode Global: VH130.4503
Entry Name: The Old Manor House or Chy-An-Eglos and Stables at Rear
Listing Date: 9 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159421
English Heritage Legacy ID: 69909
Location: Marazion, Cornwall, TR17
Civil Parish: Marazion
Built-Up Area: Marazion
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Marazion
Church of England Diocese: Truro
MARAZION FORE STREET, Marazion
4/5 The Old Manor House or Chy-an-Eglos
and stables at rear
Town house. Circa 1775. Built for William Cornish a former mayor of Marazion,
extended at rear and to the east in the circa mid C19. Granite ashlar front with
granite dressings, stucco extensions. Scantle slate roofs with gable ends to
original part, hipped-ended rear wings and polygonal ended front wing right. Brick
chimneys over the original gable ends and far right.
Plan: probably single depth originally with principal rooms to the first floor (piano
nobile); kitchen at ground floor/basement left of central entrance hall and small
parlour right, (probably with shallow pantry behind originally); large parlour to
first floor left, including the space over the entrance hall, and smaller parlour,
right. The original stair was probably an open-well type at the rear of the present
entrance hall. The present stair is circa mid-C19.
Projecting farther to rear on either side are similar wings with brick vaulted
basement cellars for wine and food storage; another vaulted cellar on the left of the
kitchen with conservatory over. On the right hand side of the house is a 3-storey
C19 wing projecting with a canted end at the front.
Exterior : 3-storeys, or 2 storeys over basement. Symmetrical 3 window original
front plus circa mid-C19 3 window canted bay to right and conservatory over cellar
left. The original front has rusticated quoins and modillioned cornice to a parapet.
Central doorway with sidelights flanked by square 2-light windows with central
mullions carrying flat arches; the first floor windows are tripartite Venetian with
arched central lights and the second floor windows are narrow openings with single
sashes. All the windows at the front are C20 horned sashes. The canted projection,
right, has mid floor stuccoed strings and stuccoed modillioned cornice. The original
cornice is also stuccoed.
Rear is stuccoed with moulded eaves cornices; 6-pane horned sashes and pedimented
doorcase to rear entrance porch.
Interior : ground floor : C18 parlour cornice with triglyphs; C18 kitchen dresser top
with trefoil heads and dentils to cornice; C19 open-string stair with scrolled
mahogany handrail over newel and slender column-turned balusters and other C18 and
C19 features including cellar vaults carried on iron girders. First floor: fine
original Rococo plasterwork ceilings and original wall panelling and chimney pieces.
The large parlour has a modillioned cornice and the small parlour has florets within
a cavetto moulding; also original doorcases with chest-shaped overdoors and original
The C19 stables are at the rear of the right hand wing, built into the bank at the
rear with doorways at the front; unaltered condition with cobbled yard in front.
For a period during the C19 this house was the home of Piers St Aubyn, Architect. It
is interesting to compare the more individual design of this house to Acton Castle,
qv., Perranuthnoe parish, The Manor Office, qv., West End, Marazion and Tregenna
Castle, St Ives, all of about the same date, the last three sharing many smilarities
and possibly by the same architect (Tregenna Castle is by Wood, the younger).
Listing NGR: SW5199030600
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