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Bodmin Gaol Chaplaincy and Governor's House and Attached Iron Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodmin, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4748 / 50°28'29"N

Longitude: -4.7277 / 4°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 206547

OS Northings: 67440

OS Grid: SX065674

Mapcode National: GBR N2.MHFJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 07ZS.XN4

Entry Name: Bodmin Gaol Chaplaincy and Governor's House and Attached Iron Railings

Listing Date: 7 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 367950

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Bodmin

Built-Up Area: Bodmin

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Bodmin

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


629-1/2/7 (North West side)
Bodmin Gaol Chaplaincy and
Governor's House and attached iron


Former prison governor's and chaplain's houses. Late 1850s.
Local rubble walls with dressed granite quoins, chamfered
surrounds to openings, square eaves cornice and stepped gable
copings; steep dry Delabole slate roofs, part bitumen-grouted
(Governor's House); 2 gabled roof dormers, dressed granite
axial stack and end stacks. Double-depth plan: semi-detached
pair under 2 parallel roofs. Simple Baronial style. Garden
front is 2 storeys plus attic over basement; regular 8-window
range. Original paired hornless sashes to Chaplain's House on
right, the taller ground-floor sashes with round-arched
lights; 2 similar windows at far left and 2 modified windows
with arched lights, otherwise later windows. Entrance front is
on overall 6-window range with mirror-image fronts, each house
with approximately central doorway with over-light and 6-panel
door. Original hornless sashes: 3-light sashes with consoles
between doorways, those to ground floor with round-arched
lights; other windows narrow. In front of Governor's House is
a cast-iron open porch with 2 segmental-arched bays. INTERIOR:
not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: basement forecourt walls
surmounted by wrought-iron railings.
(Long L E: An Old Cornish Town: BODMIN: 1975-: 7-13).

Listing NGR: SX0654767440

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